Thursday, October 30th


Weekend What’s What: 10/30-11/2
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Halloween will bleed into nearly every bar, venue and gallery this weekend, so brace yourselves for a weekend of frightening festivities for characters of all types!




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Thursday, October 23rd


Weekend What’s What: 10/23-10/26
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With Halloween approaching, there are many spooky spectacles to choose from throughout the area, as well as plenty of events on the other end of the spectrum to balance out your fall weekend.




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Thursday, October 16th


Weekend What’s What: 10/16-10/19
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From the Walker’s 75th anniversary, to the season debut of the MN Roller Girls, to the 5th annual Twin Cities Film Fest, the weekend is packed with a myriad arts, entertainment, and music events.




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Thursday, October 9th


Weekend What’s What: 10/9-10/12
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This weekend marks the return of the Zombie Pub Crawl, the Twin Cities Book Festival, and the annual Tweed Ride, among many arts, theater, and music events going on throughout the area.




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Thursday, October 2nd


Weekend What’s What: 10/2-10/5
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This weekend, FallCon, House of Gore, and Cirque du SoGay all return, along with some very exciting art exhibit openings across Minneapolis/St. Paul.




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Thursday, September 25th


Weekend What’s What: 9/25-9/28
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To officially kick off the fall season, this weekend brings the Minnesota Orchestra’s season opening, Radio K’s 21st birthday, and a number of art exhibits, theater performances and much, much more.




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Thursday, September 18th


Weekend What’s What: 9/18-9/21
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The MN4MN fashion weekend kicks of a loaded list full of great shows, great art, great events, and more!




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Thursday, September 11th


Weekend What’s What: 9/11-9/14
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Tons of theatre, tons of fashion, and tons of art dominate the weekend. On, and there’s this band called The Replacements…




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Thursday, September 4th


Weekend What’s What: 9/4-9/7
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Theatrical farces, new work by tons of local artists, can’t-miss gigs, and more fill up this weekend’s agenda!




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Thursday, August 28th


Weekend What’s What: 8/28-9/1
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The last days of the Minnesota State Fair and the re-opening of The Turf Club are among the major events this Labor Day weekend.




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Thursday, August 21st


Weekend What’s What: 8/21-8/24
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The State Fair’s opening leads our list of great events in the Cities this weekend




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Thursday, August 14th


Weekend What’s What: 8/14-8/17
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This weekend, the Twin Cities hosts the third annual Internet Cat Video Film Festival, a 24-hour bike race, Lush’s fifth birthday party and Jake Rudh’s return to the First Ave Mainroom.




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Thursday, August 7th


Weekend What’s What: 8/7-8/10
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As the summer begins to wind down, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to get out and explore our blossoming arts scene, with block parties, art showings and outdoor music, to boot.




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Thursday, July 31st


Weekend What’s What: 7/31-8/3
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This is weekend, Minneapolis hosts the Minnesota Fringe Festival, one of the largest theatrical events of the year, which will include a variety of skits, shows and musicals.




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Thursday, July 24th


Weekend What’s What: 7/24-7/27
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This weekend we welcome back local music heroes Poliça for City Pages’ second annual 10,000 Sounds Festival, also featuring some other promising local up-and-comers.




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Thursday, July 17th


Weekend What’s What: 7/17-7/20
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This week is a busy one with Canterbury Park hosting zoo racing animals on Saturday followed by the longstanding Vans Warped Tour on Sunday. Additionally, the weekend also plays host to a few fashion events, a variety of art showings, quite a few theatre openings and closings, screenings of two iconic films, and a pair of concerts for the classic rock bucket list.




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Thursday, July 10th


Weekend What’s What: 7/10-7/13
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This week we prepare for the MLB All-Star game with a variety of art exhibits, concerts and comedy shows. We also welcome back the Basilica Block Party for its 20th anniversary! Read on for the best of what’s happening this weekend.




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Monday, July 7th


What’s What: Continuing Art Exhibits
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Our guide to continuing Twin Cities art exhibits, as recommended by l’étoile’s staff.




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Thursday, July 3rd


Weekend What’s What: 7/3-7/6 – 4th of July Edition!
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This week, the weekend kicks off early thanks to everyone’s favorite summer holiday, the 4th of July! Read on for all the best dance parties, live local music shows, annual nerd fest CONvergence, and even a fireworks roundup.




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Thursday, June 26th


Weekend What’s What: 6/26-6/29 – PRIDE Edition!
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This weekend, let your rainbow flag fly. It’s Pride, and you know what that means: drag shows, the parade and festival, block parties and dance bashes galore.




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Thursday, June 19th


Weekend What’s What: 6/19-6/22
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This weekend boasts Wits‘ 50th show celebration, Rock the Garden at the Walker, the Extreme Noise 20th anniversary block parties and more.




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Thursday, June 12th


Weekend What’s What: 6/12-6/15
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This weekend marks that annual behemoth of art festivals, Northern Spark. Inspired by the French nuit blanche — literally “white night” — the all-night arts festival incorporates public and private art galleries, museums, cultural institutions and public spaces for a feast for the senses.




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Thursday, June 5th


Weekend What’s What: 6/5-6/8
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This weekend, get into the great outdoors with a side of arts and culture. We’re talking Theatre Pro Rata’s “Twelfth Night” in the park, the Walker’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf and Open Streets Lyndale.




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Thursday, May 29th


Weekend What’s What: 5/29-6/1
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This weekend, take a twirl around the Twin Cities’ arts and cultural scene–from Red Eye Theater’s annual 4 Works 4 Weeks festival to the first edition of Open Streets Minneapolis, and much, much more.




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Thursday, May 22nd


Weekend What’s What: 5/22-5/25
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This weekend, pledge allegiance–to the Twin Cities’ vibrant arts and music communities.




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Friday, May 16th


What’s What: Guide to Art-A-Whirl 2014!
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Our printable guide to the best art, music and festivals during Art-A-Whirl 2014.




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Friday, May 16th


Weekend What’s What: 5/15-5/18
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This weekend marks the biggest art crawl and neighborhood festival of the year in the Twin Cities, Art-A-Whirl! Read on for our picks for the best art, music and parties.




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Thursday, May 8th


Weekend What’s What: 5/8-5/11
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This weekend offers not one but two art auctions from MCAD and Rosalux Gallery, plus a whole host of other to-dos from the Cities’ rich cultural community.




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Monday, May 5th


Week(day) What’s What: 5/5-5/7
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Let l’étoile plan your weekday! Read on for our picks for Monday through Wednesday.




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Thursday, May 1st


Weekend What’s What: 5/1-5/4
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Don’t let your weekend give way to gloom and doom–get a burst of spring color with this year’s edition of “Art in Bloom” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts & more.




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