ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


4/30/2019, 11:30pm

Street Style: The 2019 Tower magazine launch party

Hundreds of art and literature lovers crowded into the gallery of the Weisman Art Museum on Wednesday night to celebrate the release of The Tower, an annual literary arts magazine. Taking advantage of the nice weather, much of the attendees sported short-sleeves and dresses. A&E snapped some shots of the outfits we liked most.


4/29/2019, 12:42am

Ricky Lagoon croons his tunes

For one night only, the comedy concert “Ricky Lagoon: He Croons!” will include classic swing and jazz tunes with never before heard jokes, performed for the first and last time at the Cedar Cultural Center. 


4/25/2019, 12:33am

Blythe Baird has more to slam

She is dressed in pastel pinks and purples. Lace is draped across her arms. The image is gentle — but the story she tells is candid and cutthroat. Her words invoke a processing of emotions and exclamations of survivorship. Blythe Baird writes her poems to aid understanding within herself, and to help others understand what it’s like to have the experiences she’s had. 


4/22/2019, 11:36pm

Just give them a guitar and a week

The word “challenge” frequently follows the word “creative” when a tight deadline is involved. For five Minneapolis musicians, a recent creative challenge included writing and recording a brand new song in one week, all using the same guitar.


4/22/2019, 1:27am

Aveda students show they’re a cut above the rest

The prep area was chaotic as students and teachers rushed to put the finishing touches on extravagant braids and smokey eye shadow. It was only half an hour before the students’ models were expected to take the runway, and everything had to be just right. 


4/17/2019, 11:51pm

Gully Boys comes into their own

No brothers have a bond like that of the Gully Boys. Drives between shows on the band's last tour could be described as similar to the “Tiny Dancer” scene in the 2000 film “Almost Famous.”


4/17/2019, 11:50pm

Not sew Minnesota nice

Boasting the cliche “bless this house” or the obscure “not all those who wander are lost,” cross-stitch has adorned every type of fabric-based decor from kitchen towels to pillows. 


4/17/2019, 11:47pm

Culture compass: Snoop Dogg, climate and safety

The Wake, Radio K and Women for Political Change are partnering for this event to help with some fundraising for The Aurora Center. The benefit event will include comedy from Fool’s Errand and Kate McCarthy, as well as music by Nikhil Barr, Alec McKee and Sleeping Jesus. This is a great opportunity to see some great local talent while supporting a local organization. 


4/15/2019, 12:41am

Finding a twerk-life balance

After navigating their way through the winding hallways of the A-Mill Artist Lofts on Saturday, around 60 women stuffed their coats in cubbies and found their spots on the dance studio floor, making small talk before their twerk class began.


4/11/2019, 12:40am

Early Eyes, big visions

At the Fine Line on Friday, the drums boasted the characteristic logo of an eye with five lashes, a hint at the next band to take the stage. After rocking out to local girl group Last Import, fans waited anxiously for Early Eyes to begin their set.


4/11/2019, 12:22am

Culture compass: Spring, winter and ... 'poosh?'

You’ve read all of The Wake Magazine’s band Q&As — now head down 4th Street Southeast or University Avenue Southeast toward Honey on Friday to listen with them! Grab a happy hour drink beforehand and then enjoy performances by A Mess, Stone Arch Isles and Early Eyes at the magazine’s annual concert. 


4/7/2019, 11:09pm

Street style: NCAA weekend

From the Fan Fest to the Final Four to (yes, we have to say it) the Jonas Brothers concert, the 612 had the opportunity to show out and bring their best ‘fits.


4/7/2019, 11:07pm

Looking for love, a sense of self

Nostalgia and longing are emotions meant to be felt wholly and expressed authentically. Stephanie Sunberg and James Molitor prefer to capture them in photo. The two Minneapolis-based artists find nostalgia and longing in others and in themselves — like two lovers or creators of an intimate self-portrait.