Art groups, (or individual artists),1 giant room. Complete a 1,500 sq ft. installation. Alluding to the rhythms of MC Escher’s tessellations, the modern street-art themed mix-up, and, yes, probably vampires; using the burgeoning art scene in Minneapolis as a platform for a new world language. . . Silent auction. Music provided by Butcher’s Bag. It Will Rock.
Heading over to the 33 gallery this Saturday to check out another MPLS Deth Crew event.. there’s a theme to this one – favorite horror films (monsters) and some of the genre’s greats, including Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and Alfred Hitchcock (gods)..
* the 33 gallery is in a weird spot but it’s well worth finding (map) as these MDC events are always a good time
Zack Kinsey | Deuce 7 | Alex Kuno | Matt Kolling | Miss Kitty | Chris Krapohl | Nate Vincent Szklarski | Rudy Fig | Erika Lommen | Maggie DeWitt | Jen Wenmark | Nicolas Caesar | Matthew Jenkins | Cassandra Schorn | Erin Sayer | Charlie Mendez
I started sneaking into the Uptown when I was 15 to see the bands i loved play insane sets so close their sweat was dropping on you… it was the first (and last) bar i ever got carried out of, the first (and last) place I started a fist fight, the place where I met and fell in love with my first real lover and one of my very favorite places to work.
Although I stopped hanging out there a long time ago, I still feel sad tonight.
Contagious will feature new artwork by Tara Costello, Jennifer Davis & Amy Rice
If you come here often you know that I’m a huge fan of Davis’ work – I only have a couple of her prints but I’m determined to own at least one of her paintings, at some point… I haven’t seen Amy’s work in person yet – but it looks sweet (reminds me of old vintage illustrations) and Tara is a well-known abstract painter – if you’re in Minneapolis you’ve certainly seen her work.
With these 3 popular / much-loved local art chicas, I expect that this show will be packed. Looking forward to heading down there Saturday night..
If you’re custom toy artist or poster / print artist (graphic designer / illustrator) interested in participating in a cool show (for a good cause) – head over to Toys In The Attic and chat us up about the December 4th show @ the Soo Gallery…
About TITA> Toys in the Attic is a celebration of toys, to benefit those without them.
The annual Toys in the Attic event is both a toy drive and art show – featuring limited-edition, toy-inspired poster prints and custom-created toys. 100% of the door donations and toys collected go to The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation – along with 25% of art print and custom toy sales.
Minneapolis Light-Rail IPhone App, developed/designed by locals Andy Atkinson and Nate Kadlac is getting a lot of praise around town..
“This $1.99 iPhone application is for Twin Cities Metro Transit light-rail riders. You can walk around with a paper schedule in your pocket or pull up a PDF of that schedule on your iPhone, but with a couple of taps, Train Brain can tell you when the next train is coming and how much the fare will cost as well as offer a countdown to the train’s arrival.
The only thing that came to mind after talking to Andy (Andy Atkinson, Train Brain Developer) was this: Metro Transit ought to buy this app and get behind it. With the continued rollout of light rail in the Twin Cities, and likely delays as the system expands, there is no question riders will need better tools to manage their ridership instead of just a PDF of a paper schedule or, God forbid, having to carry a schedule around in your pocket.” SOURCE: MINNPOST
Switchblade Comb, Star Tribune and City Pages all reporting that the end is near for one of our city’s most iconic live venues, the Uptown Bar – at least in Uptown..
“The Minneapolis Planning Commission has approved the Uptown Bar owner Frank Toonen’s application that would allow him to tear down the bar and replace it with a three-story retail unit. The proposed retail building is being developed by Urban Anthology who are responsible for Victoria Secret and American Apparel opening in the Uptown neighborhood. The last chance the bar has for staying in its present location is if the Heritage Preservation Commission intervenes at their next meeting on September 1.” - Switchblade Comb
UPDATE 09/11 :
“November 1 ends it. I suggest keeping your evenings free and plan on going into work late from October 1 – November 1. There are gonna be some amazing shows that last month that the bar is open. Bands that you would never imagine playing the Uptown Bar will be playing the Uptown Bar.” switchbladecomb
Stand Up Frank’s is dead – Long live Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den
Leslie Bock (owner of Saint Sabrina’s) has reinvented the notorious Northeast bar (Broadway and Washington Avenue North) and made it a zombie bar – complete with insane decor, zombie staff and some cool-as-hell specialty drinks.
12:00—12:30 DAKOTA DAVE HULL
1:15—1:45 LEHTO AND WRIGHT
2:00—2:30 ERIC JAHN TRIO
2:45—3:15 AXIS MUNDI
3:30—4:00 THE PETERSONS
4:15—4:45 MARCUS WISE AND SITTAR PLAYER
5:00—5:30 MARCUS WISE/Nirmala Rajesakar
5:45—6:15 LAURA MACKENZIE AND DAITHE SPROULE
6:30—7:00 MARC ANDERSON, JT BATES AND JIM ANTON
7:15—7:45 CAFÉ ACCORDION ORCHESTRA
8:00—8:30 GREG HERRIGES TRIO
8:45—9:15 PRUDENCE JOHNSON AND DAN CHOUINARD (PIANO)
9:30—10:00 BOILED IN LEAD
i know i’m late to the game but i just fell in love with arctic monkey..
catch them performing tracks from their forthcoming 3rd album, ‘Humbug’ in a Web Transmission on Thursday 30th July 2009 at 4pm ET (3pm local) or catch them live at First Avenue on Friday, September 25th (18+) – tickets ($25) here
You know that band with the SUPER ANNOYING pop-up ads that block content on all your favorite sites.. Dead Weather? Yeah well, despite that, they kinda rock – and they’re coming to First Avenue next week: Mon, Jul 27 / Doors @ 7:00 PM / get tickets here ($29)
one of the best late night / early am places in minneapolis is in immediate danger .. the uptown diner is an after-bar staple – with doors open friday am through sunday pm – one of the few places you can get a decent meal at 4am
after 6 years on the corner of Hennepin & 26th (with no notable problems with their neighbors), someone has decided that the uptown diner shouldn’t be open late night. what started with someone calling / complaining about after-bar noise became a complete mess when it was discovered that the diner hasn’t ever actually had the zoning permits necessary for their late night hours
city council member ralph remington has issued them a temporary permit (allowing them to stay open until 2pm) but they are attending the east isles neighborhood council meeting on tuesday in order to appeal to members to issue them the full permit, which will allow them to resume their normal hours
please stop in sometime this weekend and sign their petition for the meeting on tuesday
los vesparados | aprox 30 artists participating.. first (annual?) poster show dedicated to the art / love of the scooter – plus: chow, music via DJ Aaron Porter, scooter show in the parking lot, Scooter movies / old commercials
Saturday June 13th | 6-11pm | Northrup King
sweet hair | aprox 40 artists participating… “sweetest, hairiest event of the year” will showcase original hair-inspired posters and let you get your hair styled on the spot – with 10% going to locks of love (non-profit) – plus: music via DJ Rambo Salinas & DJ Talk Radio
Saturday, June 13th | 7-10pm | Art Minion
this friday, At the Kickoff Event, each team will draw the genre for its film out of a hat (plus a character, prop and line of dialogue will be announced and must appear in each film).. teams then have 48 hours to make a cool film.
screenings June 16-17-18 and 22 @ the riverview | 7pm & 9pm ($8)
contact kadlac if you’re interested in being an actor in the film (though i must warn you – the guy’s a total dick) edit** i’m kidding people.. settle down. damn.