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Weekend What’s What: 2/26-3/1

Even though the unpredictable Minnesota winter has a tendency to overstay its welcome, this weekend’s events offer a lineup that will make you feel as though spring has indeed sprung!

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Thursday, February 26th


Weekend What’s What: 2/26-3/1
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Even though the unpredictable Minnesota winter has a tendency to overstay its welcome, this weekend’s events offer a lineup that will make you feel as though spring has indeed sprung!

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Thursday, February 26th


The Niles Files: Screwing the Middle Class
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Looking at “Fifty Shades of Grey” as a subtly derisive and class conscious critique of the phenomenon surrounding the film.

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Wednesday, February 25th


We Will Rock You: Hooray, Another Late-Career Brian Wilson Triumph!
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People keep expecting Brian Wilson to fail. And on paper, an album featuring Zooey Deschanel and Nate Reuss duets sounds like a terrible idea. But it should really be no surprise: No Pier Pressure, his latest, is just terrific.

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Tuesday, February 24th


The Shopping List: 2/24-3/2
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This week in The Shopping List, Ruby3 by St. Paul milliner Anna Lee pops up for a trunk show at the American Swedish Institute’s Museum Shop, a Foat and Post- trunk show at Showroom, Oscars inspiration, and more.

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Friday, February 20th


String Theory: Black Pearls, Black Hearts, and the Mpls Fashion Family
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Beth Hammarlund talks last weekend’s Black Hearts Ball and Black Pearl Lounge events, and the state of the Twin Cities fashion scene.

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Friday, February 20th


The Niles Files: Lonely Workaday Film Columnist’s Oscar Predix
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Niles doesn’t want to talk about movies as much as he wants to talk about himself in his last minute bid at Oscar punditry.

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Thursday, February 19th


Weekend What’s What: 2/19-2/22
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Forget fiscal equalization — the Minneapolis Miracle resides within our arts and music scene as much as anything else, with this weekend as proof.

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Wednesday, February 18th


We Will Rock You: Review Roundup feat. Father John Misty, Rumer, Hotelecaster
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Oh, a few knockout albums for you this week, folks. I’m madly in love with the newest from UK singer/songwriter Rumer, I had to eat some tasty crow on the new Father John Misty and I’m delightfully surprised by the Television-ish grooves from local band Hotelecaster.

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Tuesday, February 17th


The Shopping List: 2/17-2/23
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This week in The Shopping List, Carrier Pigeon becomes NEAL Jewelry and launches a new line, Junket: Tossed and Found kicks off a digital scavenger hunt, final clearance markdowns all over the Twin Cities, and more.

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Monday, February 16th


The Idiot Box: “Saturday Night Live” Turns The Big Four-Oh!
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The iconic television institution celebrates four decades on the air with a messy yet fitting tribute with moments of sheer brilliance.

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Saturday, February 14th


In Review: “American Midget”
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Shadow Horse Theatre’s regional premiere of Jonathan Yuckich’s dark comedy is a gloriously deranged carnival-inspired marvel.

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Friday, February 13th


In Review: “The Coward”
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Walking Shadow Theatre Company’s new production straddles the thin line between good and great.

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Thursday, February 12th


Weekend What’s What: 2/12-2/15
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Whatever your relationship status during this Valentine’s Day weekend, one thing is for sure: the Twin Cities will always spoil you with some of the best events of the year.

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Wednesday, February 11th


In Review: “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark”
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Lynn Nottage’s poignant Hollywood farce is getting a pitch-perfect production at Penumbra Theatre.

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Wednesday, February 11th


We Will Rock You: On The Continued Critical Primacy of the White Male Auteur
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Beck is better than Beyonce because he played all the instruments and wrote everything himself, right? Uh, right? What do you mean WRONG? Good god, what possible argument could you have for such a thing?

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Tuesday, February 10th


String Theory: Spring Couture & Its Red Carpet Debuts
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Spring Couture 2015 wasn’t ground-breaking, but it sure was pretty. Just ask any of the celebrities who have already brought these brand new looks to the red carpet.

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Tuesday, February 10th


The Shopping List: 2/10-2/16
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This week in The Shopping List, Stephanie Lake reveals a gorgeous collection available at the Store at MIA, the Black Hearts Ball gets formal on Valentine’s Day, pop up shops for Valentine’s gifting galore, and much more.

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Thursday, February 5th


Weekend What’s What: 2/5-2/8
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This weekend features a wide variety of performing arts from comedians, dance companies and theatre productions alike, as well as the ongoing flow of visual arts and musical performances throughout the area.

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Wednesday, February 4th


We Will Rock You: Review Roundup feat. John Carpenter and BOYF
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A couple of reviews this week. The first is John Carpenter’s “Lost Themes” — yes, that John Carpenter, with a selection of themes from imaginary movies. The second is from local up-and-comers BOYF, formerly White Boyfriend, who’ve delivered a good but schizophrenic first album.

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Tuesday, February 3rd


The Shopping List: 2/3-2/9
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This week in The Shopping List, Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts hosts a collaborative fashion benefit, REVEL reveals up and coming talent in the Twin Cities, pre-Valentine’s Day trunk shows and open studios, and more.

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Monday, February 2nd


The Idiot Box: Best Superbowl Commercials of 2015
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Once again, we look at the best commercials from television’s biggest event.

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Monday, February 2nd


The Niles Files: The Best Films of 2014
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At long last, film columnist Niles Schwartz lays out his selections of 2014’s best films, a year that, from “Grand Budapest Hotel” to “Gone Girl” to “Birdman” to “National Gallery,” repeatedly considered the notion of Life as Art.

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Saturday, January 31st


In Review: “Rehearsing Failure”
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Theatre Novi Most’s newest play, part of the launch of the Southern’s ARTshare program, finds success in examining the life of Bertolt Brecht and his collaborators.

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Thursday, January 29th


Weekend What’s What: 1/29-2/1
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With an unseasonably warm end to January, the Twin Cities offers plenty of great events to take advantage of the great weather!

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Thursday, January 29th


In Review: “Gertrude Stein And A Companion”
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The Jungle Theater kicks off its twenty-fifth anniversary season with a thrilling remount of its most acclaimed production.

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Thursday, January 29th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Premieres March 2
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Halleloo! Miss RuPaul’s School for Wayward Girls re-opens its doors March 2.

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Wednesday, January 28th


We Will Rock You: Happy Anniversary. You’re fired.
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In his column, Jon Hunt weighs in on the firing of Barb Abney from The Current.

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Tuesday, January 27th


The Shopping List: 1/27-2/1
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This week in The Shopping List, Nobel Creations: Inspired by the Nobel Prize opens in its American debut at ASI, Rewind and B. Resale hold mid-winter sales, Black Spoke Leather Co. launches, and more.

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Monday, January 26th


The Idiot Box: “Downton Abbey” Series 5, Episode 4
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Everyone at the house that Lord Crawley built has gone lovesick! Literally!

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Thursday, January 22nd


Weekend What’s What: 1/22-1/25
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This weekend is full of an eclectic array of events that will take you to art galleries, theaters, concerts, and even the great outdoors!

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