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Interview: Omar Ansari on Surly Brewing Co.’s Furious Success

Plus, lots on hazy IPAs, and mixing brews with a summer concert series
Child eating grilled cheese

See “Floyd’s” at the Guthrie This Week to Support a Minneapolis...

Ticket proceeds from the dress rehearsal performance will fund All Square’s operations
Mill City Summer Opera

“Così fan tutte”: Minnesota Opera’s Last Show in the Ruins

Mill City Summer Opera presents Mozart’s edgy comic opera al fresco
Actors John Catron and Sally Wingert in costume.

Weekend Best Bets: July 19-21

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Night Moves, Minnehaha Falls Art Fair, Summer Jam, Bacon and Beer, and more
The X Games are back in Minneapolis

Calendar: Best Events in MN, July-August

Here are 22 ways to spend the rest of your summer
 
Mill City Summer Opera

“Così fan tutte”: Minnesota Opera’s Last Show in the Ruins

Mill City Summer Opera presents Mozart’s edgy comic opera al fresco
Actors John Catron and Sally Wingert in costume.

Weekend Best Bets: July 19-21

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Night Moves, Minnehaha Falls Art Fair, Summer Jam, Bacon and Beer, and more
During the Sweet Songs and Flying Objects festival, see "The Daily Scream" (or "Le Anges Au Plafond") by Camille Trouvé and Brice Berthoud, direct from France.

July: The Unofficial Puppetry Month

The National Puppetry Festival, Open Eye Figure Theatre, the Jungle Theater, and Coup d’Etat are putting on more than 20 shows with puppetry
Justin Keyes as Nicely-Nicely Johnson and Ensemble in "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" in Guys and Dolls

The Guthrie Gambles on “Guys and Dolls”

The local take on a Broadway classic updates old material without losing its spark
 
Actors John Catron and Sally Wingert in costume.

Weekend Best Bets: July 19-21

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Night Moves, Minnehaha Falls Art Fair, Summer Jam, Bacon and Beer, and more
Basilica Block Party

Weekend Best Bets: July 12-14

This weekend in the Twin Cities: the Basilica Block Party, Fox Trot, Mill City Summer Opera, and more
Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis, the singers of Heart Bones, perform at Rock the Garden. They're both wearing short athletic shorts and bright primary colors.

The Best of Rock the Garden 2019

Headliners Courtney Barnett and the National rocked, but only after a day of standout performances by lesser-known locals
P.O.S. looks out at the crowd during Doomtree's set at Common Sound while the rest of the group wanders the stage, the people in the crowd have their hands up in the air

Review: Common Sound Music Festival

How we found common ground at Common Sound Music Festival, featuring Doomtree and jeremy messersmith, with music by and for kids
 
Actors John Catron and Sally Wingert in costume.

Weekend Best Bets: July 19-21

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Night Moves, Minnehaha Falls Art Fair, Summer Jam, Bacon and Beer, and more
The Loring Park Art Festival

Sue Z.’s Charitable Check-In: July

The best events that give back this month—plus Sue Z.'s hot tips on where to eat next
CONvergence Star Trek

CONvergence Provides the Ultimate Fandom Mashup

Get your geek on at the annual sci-fi and fantasy convention this weekend, July 4-7

Q+A: Mary Ceruti Takes the Reins at the Walker Art Center

The new executive director discusses the Minneapolis contemporary art museum’s new direction
 
From left: Carla Vernón, Giulio Boccaletti

Party Pics: Green Tie Affair

A party for conservation featured Twin Cities business leaders
From left: Vanessa Hakeen, Luke DuBois, Alton Porter

Party Pics: WineFest No. 24

An event for University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital brought local personalities to the Depot in Minneapolis
From left: Sara Clark, Mayor Jacob Frey

Party Pics: Gala4Goals

Who's who at the Saint Paul RiverCentre fundraiser for the Sanneh Foundation
From left: Molly McMillen, John Nyagaka, Mesha Manan

Party Pics: Date for Life

A look at who came out for the Children's Cancer Research Fund at International Market Square