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Holy Smokes! Tonight’s the night that we record our first ever The Weekend Starts Now podcast, and we’re pretty blown away that we’ve got at least 70 audience members ready to hear our show in the Afghan Room at Bachelor Farmer. You’ll be able to give it a listen next week, but we wanted to give you heads up that the guests are fantastic. For Episode 1 we’ll talk with Eric Dayton (maybe he’ll actually give us a NORTH hat like in our header) and Chef Paul Berglund from The Bachelor Farmer, plus Sarah Peters from the Northern Spark Festival. In Episode 2 we’ve got writer M.C. Cronin and illustrator wacso. Oh, and Betsy Hodges, THE MAYOR OF MINNEAPOLIS. Special bonus guest: writer Ross Pfund, discussing the runaway hit TV show Murder, She Wrote! It’s going to be a great time. If you missed out on being in the audience for this recording, stay tuned and we’ll have free tickets available for the second round up shortly. And can’t forget a big thanks to Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels for sponsoring the show!
Feel the electricity of a classical concert in only 60 minutes! Come early for happy hour, enjoy the performance (the Orchestra won its first-ever Grammy with a Sibelius recording under the baton of Osmo Vänskä) and stay late for cocktails with the musicians onstage at Orchestra Hall.
Thursday, June 4, 8 PM. All tickets $29. minnestoaorchestra.org / 612.371.5656
7PM Happy Hour | 8PM 60-minute Concert | 9PM Cocktails Onstage with Musicians
Well, you know what? That’s not that bad. Really. Last night the design for the “Downtown East Commons”—the two blocks next to the new Viking’s Stadium previously called “The Yard” that the MPLS Parks Dept doesn’t want to manage and is likely going to be filled up with private events booked by the Vikes—was unveiled. It’s at least realistic, compared to the wacky Nicollet Mall redesign. If anything, it makes Downtown East MPLS look a lot like a beefed up Downtown STPL. And we like the idea of Downtown MPLS being more like St. Easy, but with people in it. The biggest questions we have are about the use of Portland Avenue and who’s going to pick up the trash from partiers on game days?
Lots notable show announcements from this week so far. The biggest one is that, to keep their momentum going, Soundset surprised everyone by moving to the MN State Fair Grounds for 2015. Let the “on a stick” talk start! Speaking of Soundset, Yelawolf was just announced as being on the roster for the brand new Target Field GoFest. Alt Folk band with a metal name Of Monsters and Men plays Roy Wilkins in October. Guys with beards got super excited that Beach House is going to be playing First Ave in September. Everyone is excited that Wacka Flocka Flame is playing Mill City Nights in August. And the incredibly talented Texas blues treasure Carolyn Wonderland has an album release at the Dakota on July 8th.
Also, Sisqo lives in Maple Grove now.