ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


9/14/2017, 12:21am

Music, art, condoms and community: All present at WAM-O-RAMA

Nothing brings broke college kids together like free art, music and pizza, and the Weisman Art Museum hit these marks Friday.  Considered the Weisman’s kick off to the school year, WAM-O-RAMA is an event curated by a collaboration of student groups, including the WAM Collective, Student Unions and Activities and Whole Music Club. It has been running for more than 20 years. 


9/14/2017, 12:09am

Taste of Greece at weekend festival

What is souvlaki? What’s a Greek church doing in land-locked Minneapolis? How many gyros can one person eat in a day? A&E visited the Taste of Greece Festival this weekend to answer these questions. Just east of Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun), festival-goers sipped Greek wine flights and watched the sun set from the terrace. It was the closest the Twin Cities could come to resembling Santorini.


9/6/2017, 5:09pm

UMN students take Shakespeare to the bars

Republic is West Bank’s hub for craft beers, gastropub style brunch and, on occasion, a boozy rendition of Shakespeare’s plays by current and former University of Minnesota acting students.  Allie Babich, a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, launched this practice — now known as BARd Shakes — as a part of her senior project while studying at the University.