History/Culture

Minnesota State Capitol Reopens

Minnesota State Capitol Reopens

After a $310 million restoration project lasting more than three years, the Minnesota State Capitol will reopen to the public on January 3, 2017, and you are invited to check it out and take a tour. Guided tours run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Tour […]

Mexican Chef Exchange in Minneapolis

Mexican Chef Exchange in Minneapolis

Mark your calendar for October 13, 14 and 15 as four prominent chefs from Mexico City will take over three Twin Cities restaurant hotspots, cooking some authentic cuisine of Mexico City (we’re told they’re even brining ingredients directly from Mexico with them to ensure flavor and authenticity). The exchange is part of an initiative by Sabores CDMX […]

2016 Best Cities for Coffee

2016 Best Cities for Coffee

National Coffee Day has come and gone (the day is observed on September 29), but for many, every day is Coffee Day. In fact, according to a Gallup poll, nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults today drink coffee, and each averages 2.7 cups of joe per day. But gone are the days of drinking coffee alone at […]

Sun Mee Chomet and Megan Burns in ENCYCLOPEDIA by Core Writer Rachel Jendrzejewski, part of the 2015-16 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights’ Center. Photo by Paula Keller.

Playwrights’ Center Announces 45th Anniversary Season

Since its founding in 1971, the Playwrights’ Center has been imagining theater forward. For decades it has been one of the nation’s most important organizations for developing new plays and launching the careers of playwrights. The Center will celebrate its 45th year all season long, including with a conversation series called #Theater2060 discussing how theater […]

Little Mekong Night Market

Little Mekong Night Market

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend that includes great culture and outstanding food, check out the Little Mekong Night Market, on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. Happening in the heart of Little Mekong District in St. Paul on Western Ave. and expanding into the new upcoming Little Mekong Plaza, […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events July 15 – 17

Pick 3 Weekend Events July 15 – 17

Is it really already the middle of July? Seriously, how did that happen? Time flies when you’re having fun, they say, so we must be having a blast. And, another weekend is upon us with once again lots to do. In our Pick 3 Events, we have a local business on national TV, an annual […]

There’s a New Cocktail Lounge in Town

There’s a New Cocktail Lounge in Town

There’s a new cocktail lounge in town. Lawless Distilling Company, a grain-to-glass distillery in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, is opening a cocktail lounge on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The craft distillery, co-founded by Nate and Kirsten Karnitz and Chris Kulzer, currently bottles Tippling House Vodka – named for the illegal speakeasies set up in people’s […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events June 17 – 19

Pick 3 Weekend Events June 17 – 19

Here we are, creeping up to another weekend in Minneapolis. Of course, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday, and if you are still wondering what to do for Dear Old Dad, we have some ideas for you. We also have some ideas about how to spend your time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From all things […]

Uptown Theatre Turns 100

Uptown Theatre Turns 100

The Uptown Theatre, located on the corner of Hennepin and Lagoon in Minneapolis, is celebrating it’s 100th birthday on June 3, and to celebrate this milestone, the theatre is spending the week hosting a variety of classic films. We’ll get to the run-down of the classic films in a minute. First, a quick history of the […]

Pick 3 Weekend Events May 20 – 22

Pick 3 Weekend Events May 20 – 22

It’s the last weekend before Memorial Day Weekend, and it’s finally starting to feel like spring around here. Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis happens every year on the third weekend in May, and we highly suggest you check it out at some point over the next three days. But there’s more happening around town, too. In […]