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The Cookers at the Dakota Jazz Club

09/25/2014 - 7:00pm

Featuring Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Donald Harrison, George Cables, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart

Tickets: $42-30

In an interview, drum great Billy Hart summed up his attitude toward The Cookers succinctly but emphatically: “Believe in us,” he insisted. Over the course of two albums, The Cookers have given jazz audiences plenty of reason to believe, and their Motéma Music debut, bearing the simple but eloquent title Believe, finds the all-star septet continuing to keep the faith in swinging fashion – their third release, celebrating their fifth anniversary as a working ensemble.

'The Heidi Chronicles' at the Guthrie

09/13/2014 (All day) - 10/26/2014 (All day)

A quirky coming of age comedy.

by Wendy Wasserstein
directed by Leigh Silverman

Anti-Frac Sand Vigil

09/23/2014 - 5:00pm

A British mineral extraction intelligence company called Industrial Minerals is hosting its second annual "Frac Sands Conference" on September 23-24 in downtown Minneapolis. Last year, a majority of those who attended the conference we’re presidents or CEOs of companies involved in frac sand mining or fracking locally, nationally, and internationally. As the industry's leaders continue to convene to discuss and plan the expansion of frac sand mining, we too will gather to offer a peaceful, loving, but unyielding resistance.

Planting the new Raymond Avenue: Volunteer initiative sows lasting results

When it comes to improving the beauty and environmental friendliness of any neighborhood, there’s no better way to get things done and done in the right way than through the power and initiative of


MUSIC PHOTOS | I Am the Avalanche and Dads at Triple Rock Social Club

Photos by Nikki Rykhus

On Wednesday, September 17, I Am the Avalanche with Dads played at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis.


Erika Wurth and Bill Hillmann Discussion and Book Signing

10/08/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Authors Erika Wurth and Bill Hillmann will discuss their books Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and The Old Neighborhood on Wednesday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m.

TC Weekend | Open Streets Saint Paul and Lowry Avenue, Fall Fine Arts Show, Hip-hop Harambee and more!

This weekend offers a number of colorful outdoor events, from hip-hop fests and fine arts shows, to beer fests and Open Streets. Taking place in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the events encourage you get out and savor the last official summer weekend of the year.


Students plan protest against NFL team for upcoming TCF Stadium game

(Photo by Jenni Konrad published under Creative Commons License)

While University of Minnesota administrators continue negotiating the use of the Washington Redskins nickname at TCF Bank Stadium, student groups at the school are joining forces to protest the NFL team’s name.


Metropolitan Council calls for affordable housing

The Twin Cities metro and the University of Minnesota area need more housing — especially affordable units — to stave off a looming housing deficit, according to the Metropolitan Council’s long-term housing plan.


Fortune Fool Theatre presents "In a White Room" and "A Slight Ache"

09/13/2014 (All day) - 09/28/2014 (All day)

An Evening of Unfortunate interviews

Written and Directed by Michael Ooms
Performed by John Leaf and Lacey Anne Zeiler

Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Ben Layne
Performed by Ariel Leaf, Michael Ooms and John Leaf 

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