The 30 hottest Minneapolis murals

(Photos by Mark Allen Peterson) A mural at 515 1st Ave.

We often forget just how colorful the Twin Cities get when summer rolls in. Most of the time, our sister cities are blanketed in snow under gray, overcast sky. But underneath all the dreariness, lies hundreds of brilliantly painted murals.


Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art at the Walker Art Center

“So much of contemporary art deals with now – it’s important to understand that there is a trajectory,” said Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, which opened at the Walker Art Center on July 24. As a survey of black contemporary art from the 1960s to the present, Radical Presence not only acknowledges, but affirms this trajectory through its showcase of 36 artists.


Finale of Trylon's 5th Anniversary Silent Film Festival features two Buster Keaton comedies

The Trylon Microcinema at 3258 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis finishes its month-long silent film festival on July 25-27 with Buster Keaton’s Go West and The High Sign, with live musical accompaniment by Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra Minnesota. Go West (1925) features the leading lady that Buster Keaton’s wife Eleanor considered her husband’s most beautiful love interest of all--a Brown Swiss cow named Brown Eyes.


Pre-Fringe Profile: Kyle and Sean Are Lovers

CAVEAT: I am producing a show in the same venue that is technically in competition with this one for an additional performance (though I do not view mine as a serious contender).


THEATER REVIEW | Black Label Movement's "Wreck" dances through disaster at the Guthrie Theater

Photo courtesy of Guthrie Theater

A group of survivors in a sunken vessel at the bottom of the sea huddle in the only compartment left that has trapped air to breathe. How do they face their inevitable demise? How does each grapple with their emotions as a group and as individuals just wanting to survive?


St. Paul's EXPO Elementary axes music curriculum

(Photo by Andrea Floris published under Creative Commons License)

EXPO Elementary parents are up in arms because their kids won’t be able to take music during the school day next year.


TC Weekend | FLOW Arts Crawl, Open Streets, Red Hot Art & Music, ArtCar & ArtBike Parade, Lowertown Blues Fest & more!

The last weekend in July is going out with a bang! This weekend should be a delight for art lovers and bike enthusiasts, especially, with Open Streets, ArtBike (and ArtCar) Tour de Fat and fun art gatherings around town. Also, the Minneapolis Aquatennial fun continues into the weekend, ending with the dazzling Target Fireworks!  Scroll down for details:

How will you spend the weekend? Let us know in the comment section or by sending your photos or comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net, and check back to see your photo attached to the Storify over the weekend.

If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or send an email to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net



Pre-Fringe Profiles: 2014 edition

For ease of navigation, the seven Pre-Fringe Profiles I've created are below, each linked to their respective haiku. Happy clicking!


Day tripping in Northfield: What book are you reading?

This year summer has been about finally reading those books that have spent too many months untouched on the shelf, evenings and weekends spent at the grill, and glorious warm, slow, sunny moments strung together with day trips to great places within a few hours drive of the Twin Cities. We hike for a few hours, grab a cone or a root beer float, and come home feeling like we've taken Thoreau's advice to live deliberately and deep, and to suck out all of the marrow (and ice cream) of life.


Pre-Fringe Profile: Miniature Horses Don't Go To Heaven

CAVEAT: I have worked with both Adam (writer) and Bethany (director) on a handful of smaller projects in previous years, and Cody (actor) is directing one of my sketches for a show in this Fringe, as well.

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