TC WEEKEND | FOUND Exhibit, Taste of Phillips Art Fest, Artability Art Show, Tweed Ride, BOOseum and more!

Ethan Heidlebaugh's "Time Tunnel" is this year's Artability event poster winner; The FOUND Exhibit poster features artwork entitled “Big Face Indian" by Henry Payer.

This weekend should be a real treat for art and book lovers -- there are a number of wonderful art shows and book readings and discussions on deck. There are also a ton of Halloween events taking place, given that this is the last weekend before the holiday. A few Halloween events are highlighted in this weekend's round-up, but please visit our Halloween article for a more comprehensive list (go here for general fall events).

Also, if you snap fall-themed pictures while out enjoying the weekend, tag your pictures with #tcdpic on Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr, (or email them to editor [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net), to enter our Fall Photo Challenge and a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to a local coffee shop! 

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MN VIDEOS | Welcome to North, a documentary film

Check out this moving, short documentary film by Josh Chitwood about "the most stereotyped side of Minneapolis." The video description says, "This piece communicates that [North Minneapolis] is not a

'sketchy hood', but a neighborhood where families and myself live life together and have true community." 
You can follow Josh on Facebook: facebook.com/joshchitwoodtheartist

Check out this moving, short documentary film by Josh Chitwood about "the most stereotyped side of Minneapolis." The video description says, "This piece communicates that [North Minneapolis] is not

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Keeping It Wheel: St. Paul teens' bicycle and movie-making adventure

St. Paul High School for the Recording Arts students receive grant from State Farm Insurance tosupport urban youth cycling projects and healthy youth development. (Photos by Debra Stone)

“Sore, painful, pretty country farms, small towns, things looked different, I learned a lot.” 

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Drácula al aire libre: 02 de octubre en el cementerio de los pioneros y soldados

Take-Up Productions está orgulloso de presentar en el idioma español la película clásica de Drácula por George Melford (1931) en el cementerio de los pioneros y soldados (2925 Cedar Avenue) el miércoles, 2 de octubre. Las puertas abren a las 5:30 pm y Showtime es a las 19:30. Presentado en español con subtítulos en inglés. Los boletos cuestan $ 5 y todas las ganancias beneficiarán el cementerio. Boletos de entrada están disponibles en la redon: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/444947 o en la puerta.

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"Dracula" at Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery

Oct. 2nd in Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetary

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Why arts journalism matters

On the job in my blue poncho with fellow journalists (l-r) Ben Clark, David De Young, and Erik Hess at Rock the Garden 2011. Photo by Andrea Swensson.

From October 23-November 2, I'll be in Los Angeles as a fellow in the 2013 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program

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Documentary premiers portray stories of the disabilities community

During the next few weeks Twin Citians will enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to view and read about the lives and media triumphs of people with disabilities – and how their stories are told in the media.

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Lao horror poetry at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival

It’s been a big month for fans of Lao American horror. Film director Mattie Do had the US premiere of her ghost story Chanthaly at Fantastic Fest in Texas to rave reviews. Playwright Saymoukda Vongsay is days away from the world premiere of her play Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals at the Southern Theater. And Little Laos on the Prairie’s Bryan Thao Worra was a featured guest at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Los Angeles.

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Twin Cities Black Film Festival 2013 features local filmmakers

The cast of Menages (Photos by Charles Hallman)

Local filmmakers were featured at this year’s Twin Cities Black Film Festival (TCBFF). The MSR was in attendance at the four-day event held September 26-29 at St. Louis Park’s Showplace Icon Theaters.

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East Lake Bike N’ Bus In Cinema: Art in the most unlikely of places

In the last year, East Lake Street has seen a swell of ‘Open’ signs replace ‘For Lease’ signs in the windows of many of the once-abandoned buildings. Despite the growing number of bright spots, there are still some areas that remain dark. It’s in these spaces that writer and artist Andy Sturdevant sees a multitude of possibilities.

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