ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


7/2/2019, 10:00pm

Digging in: Afro Deli joins cultures, communities and flavors

"Afro Deli's culture is rooted in the belief that good food has the power to bring people together," said Abdirahman Kahin, owner of local chain Afro Deli, during a testimony before the House committee in Washington last week on the positive contributions immigrants can bring to communities.


6/25/2019, 7:04pm

Fashion, fabulousness and self-love

“You learn in the gay community what the true meaning of family is. Family doesn’t mean blood. Family means people that are there for you through thick and thin and accept you for who you are,” said Brandonna Dupri LaReese, the host of the evening and a former Miss Gay United States. “Through drag, a lot of us do create drag families to have our own family.”


6/25/2019, 6:46pm

Love is in the air?

It’s what every girl dreams of — being stuck in an airport for two days. I was trying to fly out of Houston last week when a major storm hit and grounded any hopes I had of getting home for 48 hours. That is, until I met him.


6/19/2019, 9:53am

Digging in: Fig + Farro makes food to fuel the climate change resistance

On a recent Saturday afternoon at Fig + Farro in Calhoun Square, customers conversed in the large dining area, with its contemporary, mismatched wooden tables and chairs, warm lighting fixtures, cozy booths and sprawling bar. Now a year-and-a-half old, the restaurant, which began as a vegetarian establishment, serves a vibrant and much-loved vegan menu. The switch is part of the restaurant’s larger mission: fighting climate change. 


6/18/2019, 5:59pm

A&E’s Twin Cities Pride Guide

As Pride month comes to a close, what better way to celebrate the LGBTQ community than to attend events that highlight (and financially support) local queer artists in the Twin Cities? Here’s A&E’s guide to a handful of events happening this week.


6/11/2019, 10:51pm

Culture compass: MCAD, Midsommar and morels

This Friday, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will celebrate 25 years of its master of fine arts program with the coolest college graduation there ever could be. Celebrating a by-appointment exhibit running through July 19 that features the work of 24 MFA program alums, the reception will also include recent Weisman Art Museum artist-in-residence and 2013 MCAD MFA graduate Peng Wu’s lovely “Sunset Practice.” 


6/11/2019, 10:39pm

Armed with a needle and thread

“I want people to see themselves represented in art, and if we’re going to be celebrating bodies through art, I want my queer, trans, disabled friends [and] people of color to know that their bodies are just as worthy of celebrating," said artist Liza Gorman-Baer.


6/11/2019, 10:28pm

Building a brave space

“Fundamentally, what I see the show being about is community,” said cast member of "Brave Space," Aloft Circus Arts' newest show, Rachel Webberman. “Living in a time that feels isolating and divisive, [this show demonstrates] what it can look like to really find people you can connect with and build something with them.”