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The longest running comedy on the West Bank in London, this face-painted frenzy packs the Bard’s entire cannon into one show. Featuring 90 minutes of bawdy humor, intense sword fights and direct audience involvement, this three-man marathon of a show is perfectly suited for both regular and non-regular theatre-goers alike.

I’m psyched to have two pairs of ticekts to give away to the show on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7pm.  To enter, use the form below.  Be sure to use your full name for will call purposes.  Two winners will be randomly selected and notified via email.

Performances throughout November
7:00 pm (doors 6:00)
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake St.
Tickets: $20/$15 in advance or with student ID or Fringe button
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Are you a college student? Do you know a college student? Is your college ID still valid? The Timberwolves five dollar College Night is back! For every home Timberwolves game that falls on a Wednesday, college students can purchase an upper level ticket for only $5 by showing their college ID at the box office the day of the game.

They are also having a bonus “college night” this Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Three times a year Highpoint invites the community to an afternoon of hands-on printmaking and creative fun. At these free, public events visitors of all ages can drop in anytime during the afternoon to make prints to take home. Since 2002 Free Ink Days have been an opportunity for the community to create unique, hand made artwork. All materials for the planned activity are supplied by Highpoint (and are non-toxic), and no registration is necessary – just drop in anytime during the afternoon, bring your creativity, and be ready to get inky! Staff and volunteers will be able to answer any questions along the way. Past activities have included monoprinting and relief block printing, and have incorporated themes such as Día de los Muertos, Intergalactic Ink, and Prints and Puppetry.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.

With this Groupon offer, Buy one Fandango ticket for ‘The Best of Me’ and receive a free companion ticket (up to $15 value, including Fandango convenience fee).   This offer is redeemable for any available showtime from October 29 to November 6 at participating theaters.  When you click “Buy” on the Groupon page, you’ll be taken to a custom page to complete your order for tickets.

Two high-school sweethearts are reunited after 20 years apart in a new film based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, author of ‘The Notebook’

Get a “dead” pizza for just $3 Wednesday at Punch Pizza after 5pm with coupon.  A dead pizza is one no longer on the menu.  Limit 1 per customer.  Click here for a list of  “dead” pizzas.  The Salsiccia with sausage, onion, oregano sounds tastiest to me!


On the Day of the Dead, join the beauties with brains of Naked Girls Reading Minneapolis as they bare more than just their behinds; reading selections about the Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos as well as spooky tales that will rattle your bones! The reading features producer and local burlesque performer Queenie von Curves and pin-up models Lela Bells and Laura Elizabeth Nova.

I’m thrilled to have two pairs of tickets to give away to this show.  To enter, use the form below.  Winners will be randomly selected and notified via email.  When entering this contest, please use your full name for will call purposes.

Sunday, November 2, 2014
10:00 pm (doors 9:30)
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake St.
Tickets$20/$15 in advance or with library card

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Come on Saturday, Nov. 1 for a FREE and fun event! Organist extraordinaire Donald Livingston plays a live, original score for the 1924 silent horror classic, The Hands of Orlac.

A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn’t know they once belonged… to a murderer!

We’ll have popcorn, bottled water, and new this year: a food truck is on site with tasty, reasonably-priced treats! Invite your neighbors and bring your family for this fun event enjoyed by all ages. Costumes are welcome and there may be tricks or treats.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue


The discount isn’t huge but you can save a few bucks on $79 level tickets to Once via Goldstar.  Once is at the State Theater June 23, 2015 to June 28, 2015.

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams…not living in fear…and the power of music to connect all of us.

Ok, I know it’s getting quite chilly out and it’s not exactly the best time to talk about swimming but awesome news must be shared.

Webber Park is getting a nature pool – the first of its kind in the country (although they are all over Europe)!  Such nature pools use plants and biological filters instead of chemicals like chlorine to keep the pool clean.

The new pool design includes a 4,500 square foot wading area with a maximum depth of 39 inches and a 16,800 square foot swimming area and lap pool that features five swimming lap lanes and a diving area with a maximum depth of approximately 13 feet. The new pool will offer triple the recreation space of the park’s aging concrete pool and wading pool that was removed in 2010.

USA Today wrote an article on the new pool, click here to read more.

Based on the Brothers Grimm classic, this beloved fairy tale whips together frothy folk tunes with sumptuous orchestration into a deceptively sweet, deliciously dark confection that has delighted families for generations. Minnesota Opera’s new production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s enduring masterpiece is appropriate for grown ups and children who aren’t afraid of the dark.

Parents know their children best, but we recommend this opera for children 10 years of age or older.

Instead of the traditional gingerbread house, stage director and choreographer Doug Varone sets the production in an impoverished urban area in the early 20th century. The children are irresistibly drawn to a beautiful and strange carnival world where the performers from Zenon Dance Company create a circus-like atmosphere. Tony Award nominee David Zinn creates intriguing set and costume designs. See Behind the Scenes images below for a sneak peek.

Score $20 tickets with code Cookie20. Click here to purchase tickets.

November 1-9, 2014
The Ordway
St. Paul