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August 2011

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Martini Skydive Jump 2011

Hosted by Aging But Dangerous, women 50+ pre-partied, jumped, and then celebrated with Ann Bancroft!

Glass Artist Appreciation at Foci

Experience first-hand the delicate, beautiful art of glass blowing

Q&A: Country-music legend Bob Wootton

The legendary Johnny Cash guitarist makes his Minnesota State Fair debut with Six Mile Grove

State Fair Finds and Favorites

More hidden gems, memories, and reasons why our state fair is the greatest get-together of them all

REVIEW: Hairspray

The timeless and witty musical feels right at home at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.

Back to Reality

April isn’t the cruelest month. In Minnesota, it’s August—hot, sticky, and overshadowed by the responsibilities that follow Labor Day.

Weekend Best Bets: August 19-21

Everything you need to know to have a most pleasant Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Art and All That Jazz Festival

Music fills the air in Burnsville this weekend with the eighth-annual jazz festival

2011 High Heel Dash

Men and women of all ages sprinted (and fell!) down a closed block of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis wearing three-inch-plus heels to raise funds for the Emergency Foodshelf Network and Project Footsteps.

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

Catch one of the great American singer/songwriters in action alongside his top-notch band

Comic Art at Altered Esthetics

Altered Esthetics' current show proves that comic art has a place outside the newspaper, too.

Picnic Perfect

Plan a picnic with serious foodie cred.

Laugh Yoga

Get your laugh on tonight at the Linden Hills Laughter Club

REVIEW: Grimm: Happily Ever After

Despite minor shortcomings, the students of Circus Juventas leave audiences wowed with their summer show

The Fixer

Kristin Cheronis, conservator, on what we do to art—and what she does to make it better

Weekend Best Bets: August 12-14

What to do and where to go the next three days

Macy's Glamorama: ARTRAGEOUS

Macy's Glamorama in cities across the U.S. has helped raise over $41 million in the past 28 years for charities that help fight childhood illness, cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival

Get back to the roots of American music with one of the hottest bluegrass festivals around

Mini-Minneapolis Comedy Fest

The Minneapolis comedy scene finally has a festival they can brag about—and that’s no laughing matter

Fringe Festival Fun

Shows about robots, Shakespeare, presidents, and more take over Twin Cities venues all week long