When singer-songwriter Anna Stine first moved to the Twin Cities in the summer of 2015, she found solace in the lakes near her South Minneapolis apartment. Biking around, the lakes became a place for introspection in an unfamiliar city.
At First Avenue on Monday, ABBA's “Dancing Queen” poured through the speakers. The anticipation in the audience dissipated as the crowd broke out into song and dance.
Five Watt Coffee’s Northeast location, which opened about a year ago, is quickly becoming a hub for local musicians to gather and share their work. The shop’s “Bummer Strummer Sessions” feature heavyhearted acoustic tunes that invite everyone in the room to find camaraderie through what's described as “intimate feels.”
With blank pages in front of them, participants sat at tables organized in a tight, intimate circle. Observing the different charcoal tools available to them, they listened to the artist describe their various uses. TransFabulous workshops create a space for trans youth — though all are welcome — to express themselves through different artistic mediums while connecting the Twin Cities trans community. This month’s workshop ran last Wednesday and presented charcoal as an artistic outlet.
The University of Minnesota’s Comedy Club shares a rare form of art appreciation with the campus community: laughing so hard that you forget it’s only Wednesday night.
With foot-stomping, a dysfunctional microphone stand and hip swaying rivaling Elvis Presley, Shakey Graves brought Americana energy to the Palace Theatre on Saturday night.
The stage is set with streamers and a glittering sign reading, “Who Is She.” Almost every seat in Honey is filled and there's a steady hum from the audience, excitedly awaiting a show packed with comedy, music and more.
Walking into the Minneapolis Central Library, you hear an unfamiliar buzz of conversation echoing off the walls of the otherwise quiet place. You go up the escalator and are immediately greeted with tables of original art, an infinite number of stickers and proud, smiling faces. This is the Twin Cities Zine Fest.
University of Minnesota alumna Anna Marie Shogren is always glad to get her heart rate up. She did just that on Friday, positioning herself back at her alma mater for the night to perform at WAM-O-Rama.