This Memorial Day weekend is not all about going up north to the cabin or backyard barbecues. The Twin Cities still has plenty of can’t-miss art, music, parties and happenings.
Cannes is halfway done and Beth Hammarlund already has carpal tunnel from flicking through fashion photos! She posts the best looks in one place to save you from a similar fate. How selfless!
While our Weekend What’s What always attempts to present the best weekend events, it focuses mainly on music concerts, art openings and theater openings. With this special edition, we’ll feature ongoing art and culture events that are ongoing – and highly recommended by the l’étoile staffers.
We Will Rock You takes on Daft Punk’s awesome Random Access Memories and strips it down to its most basic cellular level. Is it good? Does it have a good beat, can you dance to it? Answers to all of this and more.
This week spruce up your demi-couture designer collection at Joynoelle, get blinged out at Grethen House and help a Minneapolis native get a second chance #RunwayRamon.
Sex, drugs, and larceny ruled the day in this disjointed episode.
The Doctor’s great secret and a shocking ending paper over some of the character flaws in the season finale.
Interested in the much lauded Tap Room trend in local craft brews? Take a crawl with The Rogue Epicurean through three of the best (conveniently clustered in NE Minneapolis) to see what all the hype is about.
Beth Hammarlund previews this year’s RetroRama, which will be held tonight at the Minnesota History Center.
This weekend is all about Art-A-Whirl. Yes, there are plenty of other worthy events happening in town this weekend, but with its live music lineups, food trucks a-plenty, shopping, and (most importantly) art, art, art, there’s enough Art-A-Whirl to constitute an entire Weekend What’s What guide. It is, after all, the largest open studio and gallery tour in the United States, according to its presenter, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. [...]
This weekend is all about Art-A-Whirl. Check out, print or smart-phone our handy guide to the best art openings, open studios, live music fests and more happening during this weekend’s annual Northeast Minneapolis art crawl.
Baz Luhrmann’s frenzied adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” is a visually mind-boggling showcase for the filmmaker. While closely adhering to the source-material, the emotional complexities, mournful wistfulness, and contempt underlying the passion are trivialized, resulting in a conventional rich girl-poor boy romance. Luhrmann savors the Jazz Age iconography, but crucially excises the Middle Western undercurrent of the novel, which is at the story’s — and titular character’s — heart.
The Cannes International Film Festival just kicked off yesterday. This week in String Theory, Beth Hammarlund shares her fashion wishes for the coming week.
In an in-depth parley, Michael Thomsen chats about his techniques and his array of influences, plus drops hints about a hushed chapter of artist-held invite gatherings and cues us in on what we can expect from him during his open studio event at this weekend’s Art-A-Whirl.
Today’s We Will Rock You catches up with a pair of local releases by great singer-songwriters: the north country’s own Germaine Gemberling (ex-of SMUT) and the erstwhile man-about-town Dan Israel.
History repeats in an episode that calls back many moments from past seasons
This week in shopping, meet the brands at martinpatrick3, say farewell to StyledLife, get vintage at RetroRama, and go green at Alter/Nation.
Neil Gaiman returns with this whimsical tale of the Cybermen that succeeds but fails to move the season’s narrative.
Lizzy Shramko talks to the founders of PhiLOLZophy, a blog that takes an nontraditional look at philosophy, about their new e-book, academia and Paris Hilton.
The Rogue Epicurean hosts a wine tasting with Angie Heitz of Rootstock Wine Company. The results are a microcosm of grand ideas, useful wine data and the occasional tipsy musings.
In Part 2 of the Salad Days article, The Culturator’s Juleana Enright chats with Girls Got Rhythm headliner Penelope Houston, lead vocalist for 70′s seminal punk rock band, The Avengers.
What do you get when you combine a teenage cherry bomb with a chainsaw artist? The life of ex-Runaways rocker, Cherie Currie. In anticipation of this weekend’s Girls Got Rhythm Fest, The Culturator chats with rock legend, Cherie Currie.
Shane Carruth’s mesmerizing, beautiful, and oblique “Upstream Color” plays this weekend at the Walker Art Center, with the director in attendance.
THURSDAY, MAY 9-SUNDAY, MAY 11 Next Generation of Parks: Urban Design + Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City @ Walker Art Center 1320 Lagoon Ave Minneapolis Lecture: 7 pm Thursday, May 9 / Free (tickets available from 6 pm at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk) Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City opens Saturday, May 11 and continues through November 24 in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Medtronic Gallery [...]
Beth Hammarlund follows up last week’s String Theory by breaking down the fashion at the Met’s Annual Costume Institute Gala.
Minneapolis-based artist Jesse Draxler brings his mixed-media fusion of photography, typography, the internet, found images and fashion to the already fashionable HAUS Salon in a can’t miss show, opening this Saturday, May 11th.
This week’s We Will Rock You examines a trio of recent releases — the Stax-inflected awesomeness of Har Mar Superstar, the maximalist Steely Dan-ness of the latest Iron and Wine, and the love-it-despite-your-best-intentions latest from radio darlings Fitz and the Tantrums.
This weekend shop for yourself and your house @ Casa Verde and the showroom @ Lilu Interiors. Fashion Group International teaches us about sustainability and Cliché launches their website.
America’s Next Drag Superstar is crowned in a long, meandering finale.