The cast of "Spamtown, USA," left to right: Arden Michalec (plays Amy Bolton); Zachary Sullivan (plays Travis Olsen); Malia Berg (plays Carol Bolton); Isabella Spiess (plays Jude Olsen); Marcelo Mena (plays Scott Olsen)
A play about the famous 1985 labor dispute that split residents of Austin, Minn., uses actual testimony in ”Spamtown, USA”

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Paisley Park Hosts Nur-D for Virtual Concert

On Saturday, Paisley Park keeps the spirit of Prince alive with a different sort of pop-up concert
Jessie Diggins winning the United States' first-ever cross-country gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea

Gov. Walz’ Book Club: Local Authors to Add to Your Reading...

Walz just launched a statewide book club, so here are some fresh perspectives from home
Season four of "Nailed It!" just dropped for prime binging

TV Series to Binge during the Stay-at-Home Order

What we're streaming right now

Online Alternatives to Going Out During COVID-19

Feel a little bit more normal with these online alternatives for theater, music, festivals, and more
From left: Minnesota Historical Society's Rita Walaszek, Mattie Harper Decarlo, Ben Gessner, and Kate E. Beane

Native-Curated Exhibit Opens at Minnesota History Center

New exhibit "Our Home: Native Minnesota" explores the state's complex Indigenous history—and, for the history center, faces historic wrongs
Artist Ann Wood recreates flowers, insects, fruits, vegetables, and other earthly items using handcut paper and mixed media

Woodlucker’s Paper Botanicals Are Full of Life

Every detail matters in Minneapolis artist Ann Wood’s entrancing body of work—from flower petals to seeds
 

Online Alternatives to Going Out During COVID-19

Feel a little bit more normal with these online alternatives for theater, music, festivals, and more
In the foreground, from left to right: Peggy O'Connell as Mrs. Paroo, Ann Michels as Marian Paroo, Hugo Mulaney as Winthrop Paroo, and Michael Gruber as Harold Hill. Photo by Dan Norman, 2020, at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' The Music Man.

76 Trombones and a Simpler Time

”The Music Man” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is nostalgic and innocent in the best and worst ways, but its wholesome jubilee shines through

Weekend Best Bets: March 6-8

Things to do this weekend: Bock Fest, Festival of Owls, RollerGirls, Rock the Cradle, Food & Wine Experience, and more

Dance and Theater Merge in SHAPESHIFT’s “Grey Skies Blue”

Performing in the Twin Cities for the first time since 2016, the Minneapolis-based storytelling dance company hits the O’Shaughnessy this weekend
 

Paisley Park Hosts Nur-D for Virtual Concert

On Saturday, Paisley Park keeps the spirit of Prince alive with a different sort of pop-up concert

Online Alternatives to Going Out During COVID-19

Feel a little bit more normal with these online alternatives for theater, music, festivals, and more

Weekend Best Bets: March 6-8

Things to do this weekend: Bock Fest, Festival of Owls, RollerGirls, Rock the Cradle, Food & Wine Experience, and more
The members of Saint Motel: Aaron Sharp, Greg Erwin, A/J Jackson, and Dak Lerdamornpong. Photo by Catie Laffoon

Q&A with Minneapolis-Native A/J Jackson of Saint Motel

With an upcoming concert at First Avenue (Feb. 29), A/J Jackson talked with us about songwriting and the mystery of music
 
Artist Ann Wood recreates flowers, insects, fruits, vegetables, and other earthly items using handcut paper and mixed media

Woodlucker’s Paper Botanicals Are Full of Life

Every detail matters in Minneapolis artist Ann Wood’s entrancing body of work—from flower petals to seeds
Screenshot from "Amazing Grace" trailer/YouTube

Paisley Park Kicks off Concert Film Series

Featuring Stax Records, Aretha Franklin, and Dave Chappelle

Our Top 9 Instagram Posts of 2019

Here are our top 9 highest performing, attention-grabbing, most interactive posts from last year
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Winter To-Do List: 46 Can’t-Miss Events

Get up north, downtown, to theaters, among the clouds, jamming out, fishing, eating, riding a giant kite across a frozen lake—and more January through February
 
Jackie Boucher

Party Pics: HeartLink Gala 2019

For Children’s HeartLink’s 50th anniversary, medical experts showed out for an event that raised $1 million
Dr. Judy Eckerle

Party Pics: FashionFest

On a night of designer looks, FashionFest raised more than $480,000 for pediatric services

Party Pics: 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

The parade of classics and costumes in Excelsior brought in $25,000 for homelessness
From left: Trisha Leir, Marty Leir

Party Pics: Bone Appetit Gala

The event raised $250,000 for life-saving efforts and rescuing animals