The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival


Common Oasis Opening at Gamut Gallery


Design Cycles: A Bike Show Opening Party


“The thermostat setting debate in this weather can make or break up a relationship instantly”

Weekend Reading: Native American Gangs

Al Jazeera America has an incredible read, most of the series is set in the Phillips neighborhood in MPLS, on the rise of Native American gangs, “a relatively new phenomenon, tracing their roots back to the 1980s and ’90s, when city gangs introduced themselves to Indian Country and began recruiting”.

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Josh Hartnett’s House For Sale

We really need to stop clinging to every celebrity who has any sort of local tie, you guys. Let Josh go. The inside of the house looks super boring anyway.

The Menu at GYST Fermentation Bar

Good food that’s good for your tummy! (You can use that slogan in your next marketing campaign, GYST.)

Winter Carnival Traffic

Better let Jesus—or at least Metro Transit—take the wheel on this one.






More Weekend Happenings


Part 1 of the 4-part Visual Art + Music series kicks off at Bedlam LowertownPatty and The Buttons get cooking at the The Eagles Club in Seward; There’s a huge local show at The Triple Rock with Sun Gods to Gamma Rays + Tyte Jeff + Crossing Guards + Freaky Teachers + 770 Radio K + PBR; the Dollys return to Lee’s Liquor Lounge; For dance nights we’ve got some techno/rave/club digital sounds at There at Ground Zero; Hipshaker! returns to the Kitty Cat Klub; Party Science calibrates the jams at the Nomad; and DJ Espada does THE PARTY at honey.


To celebrate National Readathon Day, Magers & Quinn will have a Marathon Beowulf Reading;  Debbie Duncan, who wowed everyone with her Aretha collab with Alpha Consumer at Girl Germs a couple weeks back, is playing The Dakota with Gwen Matthews; Instinct Gallery has an opening reception for the amazing looking new show Vibrant Matters; The Wolf Council is still going strong with their Grumpy’s Downtown residency; Minnesota Playlist invites you to their Winter Bash at Bedlam Lowertown; and of course downtown St. Easy will be overrun with Crashed Ice.


Bauhaus Brewing does a tap takeover at Pig Ate My Pizza from 2-6 PM; It’s the annual Dangerous Man/MBMC Winter Beard Contest at the Dangerous Man tap room; and it’s going to be an awesome time at the Radiohead tribute show at the Cedar Cultural Center.


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