The Local Music Scene presents: Mayda

Standing just below 5 feet, Mayda is a young yet seasoned multi-musician/artist/producer from the land of 10,000 Lakes. “Her R&B-infused pop is undeniably fresh, as she swings between pared-down acoustic struts, full-band funkadelic blasts, and electronic drumbeats and synth flourishes that would make the Purple One proud. The result is a slick, expansive, and evolving … [ Read more]

The Local Music Scene presents: Dan Israel

Dan Israel performs local music. The Local Music Scene improvises scenes inspired by the lyrics. $8 advance, $10 door THE MUSICAL GUEST: Dan Israel is a longtime fixture on the Minneapolis music scene. He was the first guest on 89.3 The Current’s “Local Show” and has been called “the hardest working singer-songwriter in Minnesota.” He … [ Read more]

Minnesota’s little comedy festival-that-could is all grown up

Back in 2011, Minneapolis comedy vets Bob Edwards and Andy Erikson decided to showcase the thriving Minneapolis comedy scene with a small but mighty festival with about 15 comedians in the basement of the Corner Bar. Seven years later, The 10,000 Laughs Festival has grown into a four-day festival with nearly 60 performers, including some … [ Read more]

The Local Music Scene presents: Simon Calder

Simon Calder performs local music. The Local Music Scene improvises scenes inspired by the lyrics. $8 advance, $10 door THE MUSICAL GUEST: Simon Calder is a Minneapolis-based British singer-songwriter and story-teller. Between 2014 and 2017 he was the front-person and primary songwriter for INFINITIES. Earlier this year he released a collection of new demos. He … [ Read more]

Open Mic Comedy

Enjoy beer, comedy, and a killer view of the lake. Show starts at 8pm and the final comedian will be a professional headliner. This week, Wendy Maybury.

The Local Music Scene presents: Nick Hensley’s Love Songs for Angry Men

Nick Hensley (Love Songs for Angry Men) will perform local music. The Local Music Scene will improvise scenes inspired by the lyrics. Friday, July 13th, 10pm (doors 9:30pm). Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at door. About the musical guest: Nick Hensley’s Love Songs For Angry Men: The Acoustic Solo, Duo, Trio, and 4-8 Piece … [ Read more]

The Local Music Scene presents: Jen Bluhm is Waltzing on Waves

Local music; improvised scenes. Jen Bluhm (Waltzing on Waves) will perform local music. The Local Music Scene will improvise scenes inspired by the lyrics. About the musical guest: Waltzing on Waves is the solo act of Jen Bluhm, a Twin Cities-based genre-fluid artist who carries a special appreciation for the bittersweet places, the preciously awkward … [ Read more]

The Local Music Scene presents: Jen Bluhm is Waltzing on Waves

Jen Bluhm (Waltzing on Waves) will perform local music. The Local Music Scene will improvise scenes inspired by the lyrics. Friday, May 11th, 10pm Byrant Lake Bowl Theater $8 in advance, $10 at door. About the musical guest: Waltzing on Waves is the solo act of Jen Bluhm, a Twin Cities-based genre-fluid artist who carries … [ Read more]

Back on the Beat: ‘Super Troopers 2’ director Jay Chandrasekhar talks crowdsourcing, cult status, and chugging

Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit, and Farva are back in action and find themselves smack dab in the middle of an international border dispute between the U.S. and Canada. When the town of St. Georges Du Laurent, Quebec, becomes a part of America due to a surveying error, the Super Troopers are called in to set … [ Read more]

The Local Music Scene presents: The means.

About the show: Each month a different local musician or group performs their original music. Between songs the improv group, The Local Music Scene, uses the lyrics as inspiration to create improvised scenes. About the guest: The means. is an entertainer, songwriter, and new Minnesotan by way of South Philly. She has been performing her … [ Read more]

Live comedy show ‘Minnesota Tonight’ makes a joke out of local news

Who says the news can’t be funny? Now more than ever late night talk shows are platforms that are just as powerful as traditional news outlets. Whether it’s “The Daily Show,” “Last Week Tonight,” or “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” watching news commentary shows has become a way for many people to not only laugh … [ Read more]

Good + Comedy

Come see comedy for a cause. Presented by Kewl Shirt Productions, Good + Comedy showcases the Twin Cities’ best performers and benefits the local organizations making a difference in the Minnesota. Proceeds from the March show will go to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. Featuring: Miss Shannan Paul Champagne Jamboree Brandi Brown The Shrieking Harpies … [ Read more]

Crime and Pun-ishment

Join The Murder Mystery Company, live in Minneapolis, for an immersive mystery experience full of twists and turns. A murder will occur and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to determine whodunnit. You’ll have the chance to examine clues and mingle with suspects to deduce the culprit as you … [ Read more]

The Local Music Scene presents: The Floating Perspectives

The Floating Perspectives will perform original songs, and The Local Music Scene will improvise comedic scenes inspired by their lyrics. The Floating Perspectives bring you powerful, incisive lyrics backed by a lush string ensemble. Behind their deceptively upbeat music and rich harmonies, The Floating Perspectives grapple with the beauty and uncertainty of life to bring … [ Read more]

Clear Water Comedy puts Eau Claire on the map for something other than Bon Iver

When you think of comedy towns, you probably think of New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. Oh, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, of course. Just past the Minnesota border, the small town best known for Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has been quietly making a name for itself as an up-and-coming comedy hub, led by a crew … [ Read more]