The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 7: Alondra Cano + Monica LaPlante

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The Weekend Starts Now taped its seventh show at the bustling Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23. This episode features the music of the Ryan Traster Band and Monica LaPlante; Hear the whole seventh episode here.

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SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION
Taylor and James discuss deep dish pizza and the insane new show-themed glassware provided by the good people of Lift Bridge Brewing.

SEGMENT 2: MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ALONDRA CANO
Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano drops by the podcast to talk living wages, goats in the city, and on-demand television.

SEGMENT 3: MONICA LAPLANTE
After a stellar pre-segment performance (and before a stellar post-segment performance) musician Monica LaPlante and bandmate Rory Donovan join Taylor Carik for an interview.

SEGMENT 4: CHRIS MONTANA OF DU NORD CRAFT SPIRITS
Chris Montana, half of the dynamic duo behind Du Nord Craft Spirits, gets on stage to tell the distillery’s story and preview some exciting upcoming spirits (coffee liqueur! apple pie!).

SEGMENT 5: YOUR WEEKEND PREVIEWED
The upcoming weekend in food, drink, and events from the guys behind Secrets of the City and Heavy Table.

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest. If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at the Solar Arts Building on Thursday, August 6 (tickets available here).