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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?

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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.

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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

 

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Local church program aims to curb Islamophobia

(Photo courtesy of Kim Olstad) Participants line up to eat from the Iftar buffet at the end of the program.

Ikram Al Huq is short, but it is not his height that bothers him.

“If you don’t like me because I am short, that’s fine,” he said. “If you don’t like me because of my religion, that’s a problem.”

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University of St. Thomas votes against unionizing

Photo courtesy of Minnesota 2020

After weeks of contention, the University of St. Thomas voted against unionizing adjunct faculty late yesterday afternoon.

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Snapshots | Street performer Nathaniel Harris

" I love playing music and I love people -- people bless me and I bless people." -- Nathaniel Harris

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TC Spotlight | Let's all scream for ice cream!

(Photos by Paige Elliott) TC Spotlight is a weekly highlight of local businesses. Each week we explore a different theme and pick 4-6 businesses to spotlight.

Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday of July (July 20) is National Ice Cream Day? We here at the Daily Planet our doing our part to help you celebrate this sweet holiday by highlighting a few choice ice cream shops around the Twin Cities, as the first in a series of local business roundups. Get the scoop below:

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A night of Austin at the Varsity Theater: Bob Schneider with Dawn & Hawkes

All I knew about Bob Schneider before Friday night was that he was a song writer from Austin whose name sometimes shows up on my Dad’s Sirius Radio and that my friends like him a lot. I was expecting country – and I got a little country, but I also got salsa and rock and dance music and more. I was very impressed. Having a full band helped - and a band that danced as well as they played made it even better. By the end of the night I think we were all dancing like wild people. It was a fun, hot and sweaty night.

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Urban photography: Highlights from Wing Young Huie's TCMA workshop

(Photo by Jeremy Kleider) Workshop participants walked the streets of South Minneapolis photographing the urban surroundings. Above, Minneapolis denizen Stephen sits on a residential retaining wall near 10th Ave. and Lake St.

Last month, Twin Cities’ award-winning photographer Wing Young Huie took 19 local photographers down Lake Street to help them develop their skills behind the camera and overcome their inhibitions to photograph intimate subjects.

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IGGERS DIGEST | Weekend Chinese brunch at the Minneapolis Tea House

The weekend buffet brunch at the Tea House, 2425 University Ave., Minneapolis is still pretty new, but word seems to have gotten out in the local Chinese community - we arrived around 1 p.m. last Saturday, and every table in the place was taken. But what we got was well worth the $13.50 price and the 10 minute wait. Tea House's weekend brunch is very different from the standard Chinese buffets (which are mostly pretty awful) or the dim sum brunches at places like Yangtze, Mandarin Kitchen and Pagoda in Dinkytown (which are pretty good).

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