Make the most out of your trip to the fair by planning ahead. The free entertainment schedule was just released. See Hanson, Blue Oyster Cult (if only for the cowbell), Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Tonic Sol-fa and others for FREE with your fair admission.
Click here to see the schedule.
NE MPLS’s newest sandwich shop Nuff is offering $20 to spend for $10 with this Voice Daily Deal. I’ve been to Nuff once and thought it was very good. They focus largely on homemade sauces, extremely fresh bread and in-house slow cooked meats. Give this place a shot!
2851 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Looking for a father’s day gift that’s made locally? Here are my top picks under $50! Click each image for more information and to purchase.
Card by Dude and Chick $5
Seersucker tie by Amanda Floyd $39
Minimalistic Slim Bi-fold Leather Wallet by PittsLeatherCo $45
Vino Trasporate for Bicycle by Steve Rose $29
Minnesota Muskie Fish – Recycled License Plate Art by DimeStoreVintage $20
Today marks the begining of Minneapolis Patio Week. Through May 24th, select Minneapolis patio restaurants will be hosting drink specials. Notable specials include:
- Cafe Lurcat: Monday-Friday, 4:30-6:30pm, Patio Dining, Half price tap beers and well drinks
- Rosa Mexicano: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, Patio Dining, $1 Tacos, $5 Cadillac Margaritas, $3 Draft Beer, $5 Sangria, $15 “Shameless” Pitchers
- Sea Change: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, $1 Blue Point Oysters, $5 Glass Avinyo Cava
- Vic’s: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, Patio Dining, No Mark-Up Bottled Wines
Click here for a full list of participating patios.
Memorial Day Weekend = The Memory Lanes annual Block Party! This free, outdoor event is perfect for celebrating the start of summer. Click here for a detailed performance schedule. Music runs 3pm-2am daily.
You’ve got a relief map of Westeros in your cubicle at work, House of Stark’s grey direwolf is tattooed on your inner thigh, and you refer to your toilet as the Iron Throne. The televised works of George R. R. Martin have taken over your life, but now you’ve got a way to put your fantasy obsession to good use. Fire Cannot Kill A Quizmaster, Geeks Who Drink’s 1st all-Game of Thrones Quiz, is coming to venues all across the country on Saturday, June 8th.
Form your raiding party of six warriors and be sure to remember the $5 admission fee. Winners will bring home a cash prize of anywhere between $200 and $500 (depending on number of players), which ought to help cover your lawyer’s retainer when they nail your BitTorrenting ass.
Important note: this quiz will primarily cover every episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones up through the end of Season 3, but we will draw some — not a lot, but some — material from George R. R. Martin’s long, long, long books. Also, none of the material will spoil anything past Season 3.
Feel free to dress for the occasion– several locations will have a costume contest, though if you bring George W. Bush’s head on a spike you ought to prepare for a visit from the Secret Service.
Please review our FAQs below if you’re unsure how these quizzes are run.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Cardinal Restaurant & Bar
2920 E 38th St.
$5 entry per person
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photo by Scott Suchman
I gladly accepted an invitation to attend Rock of Ages last night at the Orpehum Theater in Minneapolis. My husband reluctantly joined me as my guest. He wasn’t thrilled about going and would have much preferred to put on a tie and attend the symphony. That said, at the end of the performance, he was whistling and had two rock fists up in the air. He had a blast (and so did I). Rock of Ages is more than polished Broadway voices singing and dancing to classic 80s rock songs.
Rock of Ages is pure entertainment. It’s loud, fun, flashy and comedic. The plot isn’t particularly novel or noteworthy but it doesn’t matter. Rock of Ages is cheesy and hokey but it succeeds in entertaining because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. The writing and acting acknowledges and pokes fun at these potential shortcomings, thus allowing cynics like me to just sit back and enjoy instead of picking it apart in my head. The show is littered with jokes and the characters are very funny. The Rock of Ages playlist is a celebration of 80s rock ‘n roll. I wouldn’t consider myself a huge fan of 80s music but the songs are so classic that they are easy to enjoy. Some of the songs are merely referenced with short snippets that compliment the story. To its benefit, Rock of Ages doesn’t simply feel like a concert (as did the disappointing American Idiot). You may want to bring earplugs though, they really aim to blow the roof off and last night there was more energy in the Orpheum than I’ve ever experienced at that venue.
In conclusion, I recommend Rock of Ages if you are looking to have some lighthearted fun. If you are an 80s music fan, however, it’s probably a must see show!
Rock of Ages will be performed at The Orpheum Theatre through May 19, 2013.
Tickets start at $34 but student/educator rush are available for all performances (2 tickets per valid ID; $25 per ticket; cash only; available only at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office beginning 2 hours prior to showtime; rush line forms outside of theater; resale of rush tickets is strictly prohibited and all tickets are subject to availability.)
Kumihimo Necklace $12 by MN etsy seller MySRCreations. Click to purchase.
Get crafty and learn how to make a neat bracelet at one of these free workshops. Space is limited and they often fill up quickly so don’t delay in registering.
For adults. Learn how to do kumihimo, a Japanese 8-stranded braid with intricate patterns that look complicated, but are easy to master. Finish it off with a clasp and you have a colorful braided bracelet with subtle shimmer. Materials provided.
Saturday, June 8, 3–5 p.m.
Register Online or call 612-543-6800.
St. Louis Park Library
Thursday, June 20, 7–9 p.m.
Registration required, begins May 23. Register online or call 612-543-6125.
Sincerest apologies for the late notice on this hot deal! New Bohemia is celebrating craft beer week through May 19th and is hosting the following specials:
10 cent beers from 5:00-5:30
$3 select drafts ALL DAY
Pitcher and Beer cocktail specials
Appearance by Brian Zepp from KQRS, 8-10pm
Beer specials and chances to win Cruise tickets!
Sausage eating contest 7pm
MMA fight showing 8pm
233 E. Hennepin Ave.