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Weekend What’s What: 12/18-12/21

Events this weekend include a few sublime visual art showings, numerous theater finales, and plenty of holiday inspired events to close out the waning weeks of 2014.

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Thursday, December 18th


Weekend What’s What: 12/18-12/21
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Events this weekend include a few sublime visual art showings, numerous theater finales, and plenty of holiday inspired events to close out the waning weeks of 2014.

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Wednesday, December 17th


We Will Rock You: The Top 10 (okay, 11) Albums of 2014
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It’s always a struggle to whittle my best-of list down to just ten items. So I didn’t — I came up with a perfect eleven. From D’Angelo to Closure In Moscow to Future Islands, this has been one hell of a year, and here’s the best of the best.

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Tuesday, December 16th


The Shopping List: 12/16-12/22
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This week in The Shopping List, Cobra Society comes home for the holidays, The Bow Tie Shoppe launches a little something for the ladies, holiday parties pick up, and more.

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Friday, December 12th


In Review: A Christmas Story – The Musical
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In its first in-house production in three years, The Ordway has delivered a fabulous Christmas gift.

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Thursday, December 11th


Weekend What’s What: 12/11-12/14
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The end of Doomtree’s last blowout leads the charge on this unseasonably warm, jam-packed weekend.

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Wednesday, December 10th


String Theory: Insert Terrible “Fair Isle” Pun Here
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There’s more to Fair Isle than Ugly Christmas Sweater parties! In String Theory’s return, Beth Hammarlund shares her love of all things Fair Isle, be they sweaters, scarves, toddler cardigans, or baby underwear.

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Wednesday, December 10th


We Will Rock You Exclusive: Dan Israel Video Premiere
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A WE WILL ROCK YOU EXCLUSIVE! Riffing on Mary Tyler Moore is a noble Minnesota pursuit. She Who Could Make It If She Tried is a veritable metaphor for our glorious city itself, a scrappy underdog tale writ large. Of course Hüsker Dü did it first (maybe) — their cover of the show’s theme song and accompanying video was definitely in the mind of erstwhile singer/songwriter Dan Israel and videographer […]

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Wednesday, December 10th


We Will Rock You: Four Hip-Hop Records That Will Blow Your Mind.
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Four amazing hip-hop records, all released damn near the end of the year. Check out the latest from Ghostface Killah, supergroup Prhyme, superstar J. Cole and the southern-fried awesomeness of Big K.R.I.T. This is the real deal, folks, and you owe it to yourself to hear all four.

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Tuesday, December 9th


The Shopping List: 12/9-12/15
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This week in The Shopping List, North Loop looks forward to the opening of Wilson & Willy’s, Omforme hosts a vintage designer shopping soiree, new e-retailer launches, and more.

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Monday, December 8th


The Rogue Epicurean: Gracious Gifting
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You can't go wrong with the printed wool scarf that's both abstractly modern and charmingly retro.

In his column, Anthony Enright offers up his list of stylish gifts for the season.

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Monday, December 8th


The Idiot Box: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7 Cast Announced
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The acclaimed reality show announced the cast of the newest season… with a surprising local connection!

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Friday, December 5th


The Idiot Box: The 2014 British Arrows Awards
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The annual screening of the best of British Television advertising returns to The Walker

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Thursday, December 4th


Weekend What’s What: 12/4-12/7
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Kick off the last month of the year with a variety of events this weekend, including I AM MPLS, Doomtree’s last blowout ever, and a few unique holiday shopping options.

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Wednesday, December 3rd


In Review: “Love’s Labour’s Lost”
Nathan Keepers, Heidi Bakke, and Steve Epp in The Moving Company's production of Love's Labour's Lost

The Moving Company returns home to Minneapolis with a magical, if slightly muddy, adaptation of this early Shakespearian comedy.

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Wednesday, December 3rd


We Will Rock You: Local Review Roundup feat. Deleter, Courtney Yasmineh, Tim Houlihan
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Some local albums this week — a remarkable damn EP from Deleter, one of my favorite local bands. And a couple albums outside my normal reviewing “bag” from Courtney Yasmineh and Tim Houlihan that I quite enjoyed. Dig, folks.

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Tuesday, December 2nd


The Shopping List: 12/2-12/8
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This week in The Shopping List, I Am Mpls! celebrates the best of the city, a new Twin Cities hip hop shop opens, holiday markets show off local makers, and more.

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Tuesday, December 2nd


The Rogue Epicurean: Mix and Match
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The Rogue Epicurean suggests updating your workday wardrobe by mixing and matching neutral tailored separates.

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Wednesday, November 26th


Weekend What’s What: 11/26-11/30
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There are plenty of unique events to be thankful for in this special holiday weekend edition, including many holiday theater productions, a variety of tribute band showcases, dance nights a’plenty, and the annual mess that comes with Black Friday.

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Wednesday, November 26th


The Niles Files: “National Gallery” on Display at the Walker
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Frederick Wiseman’s “National Gallery,” a stirring and fascinating documentary that goes behind the masterpieces and into the offices of London’s National Gallery, plays this weekend at the Walker Cinema.

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Wednesday, November 26th


We Will Rock You: I Don’t Wanna Be That Guy
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You know, the guy who in the face of national tragedy writes some inconsequential bullshit about fluffy pop music and just clanks. The best I can do is offer some songs to make you smile and get through Thanksgiving. I dunno what else to do.

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Tuesday, November 25th


The Shopping List: 11/25-12/1
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This week in The Shopping List, Velvet Moon’s owner and pup launch human-like clothing brand Dog Threads, we go local for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, holiday markets, and more.

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Monday, November 24th


The Rogue Epicurean: Brodo
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The Rogue Epicurean gets you ready for the cold winter months with warming and nourishing bone broth for immunity and comfort.

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Thursday, November 20th


Weekend What’s What: 11/20-11/23
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It might be beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but there are plenty of events in the Twin Cities this weekend if you’re not ready for the holiday spirit.

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Thursday, November 20th


In Review: “On Golden Pond” and “Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”
Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr in the Jungle Theater's production of On Golden Pond.

The Jungle Theater and Theatre Coup d’Etat serve up different courses of theatrical comfort food.

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Wednesday, November 19th


We Will Rock You: The Great Interpreter
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This week: all about Ol’ Blue Eyes. Frank’s star has tarnished over the years, with far too many people thinking he’s a kind of cheesy, schticky lounge singer. Not so, folks. Here’s an argument for Frank as pure artist, and one of the best interpreters of songs of the last century.

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Tuesday, November 18th


The Rogue Epicurean: Thanksgiving Vino
Yalumba - Y Series Viognier - $13 - Flavors and aromas of white flowers and apricot fruit are balanced by a freshness and acidic zest.

The Rogue Epicurean helps you navigate the trickiest wine paring of the year, the Thanksgiving feast.

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Tuesday, November 18th


The Shopping List: 11/18-11/24
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This week in The Shopping List, Hardt Jewelry celebrates their new line with a launch party, it’s Italian Style Third Thursday at the MIA, Askov Finlayson and Walker Art Center team up, and more.

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Friday, November 14th


The Culturator: A Cultural Common Room – The Soap Factory Celebrates 25 Years
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In honor of their 25th Anniversary celebration, Juleana chats with The Soap Factory’s Executive Director Ben Heywood ,for an in-depth look into its unique history and its vision of engaging artist and viewer in consumable art.

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Thursday, November 13th


Weekend What’s What: 11/13-11/16
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The Soap Factory’s 25th anniversary, the Charlie Awards, the 15th annual Sound Unseen Festival, and the 40th annual return of Scrooge to the Guthrie are among what’s what for this snowy weekend.

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Thursday, November 13th


Le PSA: Give To The Max!
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In honor of the sixth annual Give To The May Day, we have a public service announcement.

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