The Fingernail Letters, 16: The Sleeper Awakens

The Roadhouse sweeper being a metaphor of painting, “Twin Peaks: The Return” unmasked stagecraft is part of a play of mirrors between art, its construction, and its exhibition and ultimate effect on the audience.

Thursday, April 20th

Weekend What’s What: 4/20-4/23

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death, and as such, MSP has plenty of opportunities to celebrate our local icon’s illustrious life.

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Thursday, April 13th

Weekend What’s What: 4/13-4/16

Arts, theater, film and craft beer: this weekend features all of that and everything in between.

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Thursday, April 6th

Weekend What’s What: 4/6-4/9

With a handful of exciting throwback-themed events, a strong lineup of local live music and a reading from Nora McInery’s new book, this weekend will surely live up to the expected spike in temperature.

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Thursday, March 23rd

Weekend What’s What: 3/23-3/26

Even though the weather isn’t reflective of the fact that spring is finally here, this weekend’s lineup of events certainly is.

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Thursday, March 16th

Weekend What’s What: 3/16-3/19

From local music to benefits to dance parties, this weekend is filled to the brim with a lineup of great events.

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Thursday, March 9th

Weekend What’s What: 3/9-3/12

Between art exhibits, musical tributes and the opening of a brand new venue in St. Paul, and so much more, this weekend offers plenty to do throughout the Twin Cities.

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Wednesday, March 8th

The Idiot Box – “Feud” Season 1, Episode 1

To kick off his coverage of Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series, Todd O’Dowd breaks down some of the backstory and references in the first episode centering around the legendary feud of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

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Friday, February 24th

The Kids Are All Right: The High Charms and Low Stakes of “La La Land”
La La Land

A reference in “La La Land” to a little-seen postwar Kurosawa film sheds light on some flaws of this year’s Oscar front-runner; plus a slate of predictions for Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.

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Thursday, February 23rd

Weekend What’s What: 2/23-2/26

This weekend features the Minneapolis Craft Market, Winterfest, a few brewery/distillery events that have us longing for spring, and much more.

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Thursday, February 16th

Weekend What’s What: 2/16-2/19

Along with an assortment of great events in the Twin Cities this weekend comes some warm weather in the form of a welcomed winter respite.

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Thursday, February 9th

Weekend What’s What: 2/9-2/12

With a few important protests, tons of live music and much more, this weekend’s guide has everything to keep you engaged in MSP.

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Friday, February 3rd

Suzie’s New Album Blends Pop Music of the Past and Present

On the eve of their album release show, Anthony Iverson talks to Suzie’s frontman Mark Ritsema about the evolution of the band’s sound

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Thursday, February 2nd

Weekend What’s What: 2/2-2/5

From frozen festivals to art openings and more, this weekend is filled with plenty of events to brave the cold for.

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Thursday, January 26th

Weekend What’s What: 1/26-1/29

This weekend’s lineup of events throughout the Twin Cities comes as a welcome distraction from the happenings of the outside world. The Current turns 12, The Great Northern winter festival kicks off and a smattering of theatre opening and closing weekends round out what you can expect from Minneapolis-St. Paul this weekend, among much else.

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Thursday, January 19th

Weekend What’s What: 1/19-1/22

This weekend’s inauguration gives us more reason than ever to get out and support Minneapolis-St. Paul’s diversity-driven events scene.

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Monday, January 16th

The Niles Files: Cutting a Man to Pieces

Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a bus driving poet, is the director’s warmest film, examining the thin lines between creator and creation, fortune and misfortune, comedy and tragedy.

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Thursday, January 12th

Weekend What’s What: 1/12-1/15

As we get deeper and deeper into Winter in the Twin Cities, we get to warm ourselves up with a host of great events in our fair cities.

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Friday, January 6th

The Niles Files: Like a Prayer

Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” is an astounding and challenging work undermining the expectations of its audience as much as it upsets the aspirations of its characters.

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Thursday, January 5th

Weekend What’s What: 1/5-1/8

With 2016 out of sight, out of mind, 2017 is off to a good start with this weekend’s lineup of events.

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Thursday, December 29th

Weekend What’s What: 12/29-1/1

There are lots of opportunities for you to ring in the New Year in style this weekend throughout the Twin Cities, with shows both new and familiar, including Transmission’s F U 2016, First Ave’s New Year’s Danceteria and spots from local favorites like Zuluzuluu, tiny deaths and many more.

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Thursday, December 29th

We Will Rock You: Survival in A Time Of Fascism, or, We Have Been Here Before

In which Our Author draws parallels to the almost-equally-terrible year of 1980 to give comfort as 2016 rolls thankfully into the past and the terrifying future stretches out before us.

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Thursday, December 22nd

Weekend What’s What: 12/22-12/25

If your annual holiday tradition involves avoiding your in-laws, this week’s guide will be particularly helpful in getting you out of the house.

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Thursday, December 22nd

We Will Rock You: Yes, I’m still alive. Here’s the best of 2016.

The return of our erstwhile music writer, long disheartened by 2016, here to offer his thoughts on the best music of the first year of the apocalypse.

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Thursday, December 15th

Weekend What’s What: 12/15-12/18

This weekend features meet-and-greets, live music, holiday shows and more to keep you distracted from that seasonal shopping you’ve been putting off.

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Thursday, December 8th

Weekend What’s What: 12/8-12/11

As the end of 2016 approaches, Minneapolis-St. Paul annual holiday traditions come out in full force.

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Wednesday, November 23rd

Weekend What’s What: 11/23-11/27

There is much to be thankful for throughout the Twin Cities, like this weekend’s stacked lineup of events.

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Wednesday, November 23rd

The Niles Files: Kelly Reichardt’s Animal Kingdom
Certain Women

“Certain Women,” Kelly Reichardt’s latest marvel, examines history, dialogue, and the clarity between human beings and animals.

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Thursday, November 17th

Weekend What’s What: 11/17-11/20

Give to the Max Day kicks off this weekend’s lineup of events, so now is your chance to support the various institutions that have helped build up Minneapolis/St. Paul’s arts culture over the years.

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Thursday, November 10th

Weekend What’s What: 11/10-11/13

In the wake of an exhausting election, the diversity fostered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul arts scene is as crucial as ever.

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Thursday, November 3rd

Weekend What’s What: 11/3-11/6

This weekend features a variety of great events to take your mind off the election before you get out and vote on Tuesday.

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