‘I Am’ series to debut in St. Paul






Kristi Abbott moved to the U.S. from Australia four years ago. And in that time, she turned her gaze inward, focusing on and figuring out who she is as an artist. Her discovery: “I Am,” a collection of eight portraits—”I Am Art,” “I Am Woman,” “I Am Erotic,” “I Am Brave,” “I Am Imagination,” “I Am […]




The Growler takes on Lowertown’s new Escape MSP






Local investigators have brought in Miss Amanda Treedeath for questioning on suspicion of murder. (Gasp!) It’s up to you and your team to help with the investigation. But here’s the kicker: You only have 60 minutes. As we previously mentioned, The Growler crew turned into sneaky sleuths for a day as we visited Escape MSP, […]




March Madness 2017: Alumni Bars in the Twin Cities






Here’s where the alumni will gather to watch this year’s March Madness games in the Twin Cities: Thursday, March 16 (5) Notre Dame vs (12) Princeton, 11am Crooked Pint Ale House, Downtown Minneapolis is where the Fightin’ Irish faithful might want to take their lunch break. (5) Minnesota vs (12) Middle Tennessee St., 3pm Every bar! But […]




MN Opera’s “Dinner At Eight”: Fiddling While Rome Burns






The world around them is in shambles, they’ll be damned if they don’t keep up appearances. Like the cartoon dog in the burning room, this is fine, they say. Last Saturday was the world premiere of Dinner At Eight, an opera based on the 1932 play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, at the […]




PHOTOS: Minnesota United FC’s memorable 2017 home opener was a snowy affair






Photos by Dan Murphy Minnesota United FC may have dropped their home opener 6-1 to fellow expansion team Atlanta United FC at TCF Bank Stadium this past Sunday, but the game was a memorable one for the Loons’ supporters. With temperatures in the low-20s, 35,000 fans filled the lower bowl of the stadium. With a light snow covering […]




Before and after in St. Paul’s newly renovated Palace Theatre [PHOTOS]






Photos by Aaron Davidson The Palace Theater will re-open in downtown St. Paul on Friday night to host local hip hop artist Atmosphere for its first official concert. Just over 100 years will have passed since the venue originally opened as a 3,000 seat vaudeville house, which has sat vacant since 1984 when it was […]




Dine out to support the MN immigrant community on March 15






On Wednesday, March 15, a number of small businesses will donate a percentage of their sales to the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM). What started as a group of restaurants hosting a “dine-out” fundraising event has evolved into a day of support from many types of small businesses. “We’ve been inspired to connect and […]




Soundset announces lineup for 2017 festival






Rhymesayers Entertainment’s Soundset Festival is now the largest one-day hip-hop festival in the world. Today, festival organizers announced the lineup for the festival’s 10th year, which is returning to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on May 28th, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. In addition to the 10 hours of diverse hip-hop music, the event will have a lineup of over […]




Kelley Farm renovations to showcase changes in Minnesota agriculture






The Oliver Kelley Farm opens for the season April 1, following a multimillion dollar renovation. The new spaces and programming hope to showcase changes in Minnesota’s agricultural history—spanning from the 1860s to modern day. “In the new Farm Lab area, visitors can explore today’s agriculture through modern cropland, animals, gardens and an outdoor exhibit trail. Then […]




MN Opera Announces 2017-18 Season: Mozart, Thaïs, and Dead Man Walking






The Minnesota Opera has announced their five main stage performances for the upcoming 2017-18 season: Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti (Oct. 7, 10, 12, 14, and 15, 2017), will be envisioned in 1950s Hollywood, with the lively farce centered around the declining career of a silent film star. The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Nov. […]




Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival releases full lineup for year ‘Troix’






Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival returns to Foster Farm this June 16 and 17, and this year’s music lineup packs some real star power. Among the 26 musical acts announced this Thursday afternoon are Paul Simon, Chance the Rapper, Feist, and Wilco. Bon Iver will return in 2017 and will be playing a set in honor […]




Analog dating in a digital world






In the modern quest to find romance, many singles have shifted to dating digitally. If you’re familiar with the virtual courtship dance, then you know how frustrating it can be. From choosing the least creepy dating site, to cleverly filling out questionnaires, and deciphering the intention of emoji-ridden messages from strangers, the whole process can […]




Ryan Adams, alt-J to headline Hinterland Music Festival 2017






Tucked away in the rural fields of southern Iowa, Hinterland Music Festival is returning for two days jam-packed with music, the outdoors, arts, camping, and crafts. On August 4 and 5, the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles, Iowa—just outside of Des Moines—will host some serious musical talent. According to the press release, […]




Escape MSP opens new Lowertown St. Paul location






Clocks, locks, and incriminating evidence—sounds like a TV show thriller, right? Well, as of January 26, it’s a new business venture opening up in St. Paul. For those who enjoy mystery, secrecy, and mental puzzles, Escape MSP is a heart-racing experience that also focuses on team building. “We’re absolutely excited,” Chris Rennie, marketing manager for […]




Jake Leinenkugel accepts Washington job at Dept. of Veteran Affairs






The former president of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Jake Leinenkugel is coming out of retirement to take a position as a senior White House advisor to the Department of Veteran Affairs in Washington, D.C. According to a report in the Chippewa Herald, Leinenkugel was sworn into the position on Friday, January 20. While there has yet to […]