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Gamut Gallery: Raging Art On

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There’s a glut of holiday art and craft markets (including ours!) throughout Twincy’s tap rooms, galleries, and shops, but if you’re only going to one—well, you should at least go to a few and make sure you include Gamut gallery’s weekend-long Raging Art On. They tasteful tastemakers at Gamut have curated 60+ local artists to fill up all of the gallery space with wares for sale, and for just $10 you get first dibs on all the best stuff at tonight’s kickoff party featuring music by DJ Adatrak of Rhymesayers & Yo MnTV Raps. If you can’t make tonight’s opening event, you’ve still got the rest of the weekend to pop in for free. Thursday-Sunday. Opening night, $10 or Free with gallery membership. Weekend open hours free.Hank Stacks

Gamut Gallery, 717 S 10th Street, MPLS; gamutgallerympls.com


The M Off-Site: Sun Yung Shin on Process and Place

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The Minnesota Museum of American Art isn’t letting something like a massive remodel of their space in downtown St. Easy stop them from presenting incredible programs. Just look at tonight’s off-site at The Third Place gallery off 38th and Chicago in MPLS—two of the coolest artists in Twincy, Witt Siasoco and Mike Hoyt, discuss creative practice, place, and community for working artists with poet Sun Yung Shin. It’s going to be a wonderfully informative and insightful discussion for any fans of the arts or art-making. 7 PM. Free.Tracy Oxford

The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave S, Studio B, MPLS; wingyounghuie.com


Shampoo

Shampoo

Celebrate 50 years of National Society of Film Critics’ picks when society member and notable reviewer Rob Nelson intros a rare 35mm print of Warren Beatty ego-project Shampoo. The political setting of Richard Nixon’s 1968 election and performances from Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, and Carrie Fisher have all become increasingly important and impressive, especially for our current #MeToo-Trump-era, and particularly compared to Beatty’s sexually servicing hairdresser role (“You’re great”) and big hair. 7 PM. $8.Curt Stanski

Trylon, 2820 E 33rd St , MPLS; trylon.org


Quick Q+A: Darin Corbin + F1rst Wrestling LIVE!

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Regular Readers know that we’re huge fans of the wrasslin’ action put on by F1rst Wrestling and this Thursday (TONIGHT!) the hometown promotion make their debut at the Uptown VFW a month before the giant Wrestlepalooza event. F1rst Wrestling: LIVE! is a perfect introduction to see local pro wrestling the way it’s always meant to be—up close and with a bunch of people cheering over their beers. The “Golden Circle” seating is already sold out, but there are a few GA tickets still remaining that we very strongly recommend grabbing.

Ahead of the Lyn Lake invasion, we quick checked in with one of the least popular personalities—and thereby most popular personalities—The Ginger Snap Darin Corbin about his evolving alliances, attack plans, and surprise appearances.

Secrets of the City: Don’t you miss the good times you had in The North Star Express with Ryan Cruz? Do you think you can ever share the same corner again?

The Ginger Snap Darin Corbin: If those were good times, I’ve been having awesome and amazing times since the split. And no, I don’t plan on reforming the NSE ever again.

What’s the strategy going into the ring for a Monster’s Ball Match against notable indie wrestler Abyss? Do you think the hometown crowd will be on your side for this one?

I don’t think the hometown crowd will be a factor; considering how much they all of sudden hate me. Bunch of ungrateful jerks. As far as Abyss goes, he’s a monster who doesn’t think before he acts. I’m already 10 steps ahead. So I’m not worried about Abyss being able to outsmart or catch me!

Assuming you win against Abyss, what kind of momentum does that give you going into the big time Wrestlepalooza at First Avenue in January?

Correction: When I win. And I’ve been riding momentum since the split. Things have been great and I make things happen. So January will be no different.

A bunch of txts were flying back and forth during the WWE TLC match at the Target Center when some of us noticed that the EMT who helped Kurt Angle looked just like our favorite local heel! How did that come about? Was it just crazy to be involved in a production like that?

After receiving my University of Phoenix Medical Degree after doing online night classes, it was only a matter of time before the job market came calling . . . and just happened to be WWE.
Good thing I was there for the gold medalist. And yes it was quite the production and a great event to be a part of. I look forward to working together more in the future . . . so keep watching when
they come around the Midwest.

F1rst Wrestling: LIVE! goes down Thursday, December 7th at 8 PM. GA tickets available, $12.


F1rst Wrestling Live! Wildcat

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Regular Readers know that we’re huge fans of the wrasslin’ action put on by F1rst Wrestling and this Thursday the hometown promotion make their debut at the Uptown VFW a month before the giant Wrestlepalooza event. F1rst Wrestling: LIVE! is a perfect introduction to see local pro wrestling the way it’s always meant to be—up close and with a bunch of people cheering over their beers. The “Golden Circle” seating is already sold out, but there are a few GA tickets still remaining that we very strongly recommend grabbing.

Ahead of the Lyn Lake invasion, we quick checked in with one of the most popular personalities, Wildcat the Feline Super Hero, on his signature moves, territory, and more, ahead of the face-smashing fun. 

Secrets of the City: One of the best parts of any F1rst show is the Meow! Meow! Meow! chant you get going. How did that come about and did you think it would be such a hit?

Wildcat: Meowing is a cat’s way of communicating with humans. It seemed quite natural to greet the crowd with a round of MEOW! MEOW! MEOW! and I was happily surprised when they learned my language and joined in.

You’re not only a wrestler, you’re also a crime fighter. Does your watch include both MPLS + STPL or do you just stick to one city? Or do you even bust up bad guys in the burbs, too?

A vigilante crime fighter knows no boundaries. No villain can out range Wildcat and escape the claws of justice. So no matter your location if your actions are treacherous keep your eyes towards the shadows because that is where Wildcat prowls.

Have you had any luck figuring out what to do when your kryptonite—a ball of yarn!—makes its way into the ring?

I know exactly what to do in that situation: Get that yarn between my claws and scratch it to shreds! Meow for now.

F1rst Wrestling: LIVE! goes down Thursday, December 7th at 8 PM. GA tickets available, $12.