North Loop Neighborhood News and Events


The North Loop Neighborhood, located in what is frequently referred to as the Warehouse District, offers unique housing options, entertainment, fine dining, and specialty shops-many within the original warehouses of the North Loop's historic heyday. True to the unique nature of this neighborhood, you won't find any chain restaurants in this part of town. You'll discover one-of-a-kind retailers, quaint coffee shops, eclectic restaurants, and lively nightclubs nestled in the historic buildings; many owned and operated by neighborhood residents. The North Loop Neighborhood is immediately adjacent to downtown; served by LRT and many bus routes; and is the home of the Minnesota Twins Target Field (opening in 2010), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Farmers Market, and the headquarters of Metro Transit.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Extreme at Mill City Nights

Photos by Patrick Dunn

Any mention of the hard rock band Extreme and most people immediately identify them by their early 90s Billboard #1 hit “More Than Words.” Ask any of the true fans of this band who joined forces January 29th at Mill City Nights for the Pornograffitti Live – 25th Anniversary Tour and they’ll be sure to let you know there’s so much more to their catalog of material.


THEATER REVIEW | Minneapolis Musical Theatre's "Calvin Berger" a modernized classic at New Century Theatre

Calvin (Gregory Adam) agonizes over seducing Rosanna (Emily Madigan) under someone else's name.

Calvin Berger is a musical update of the story of Cyrano de Bergerac. That’s a big nose to fill, but the production now playing at the New Century Theatre is smartly done. The music and script are fun, funny, and enough of their own animal so as to not invite too many comparisons with the wonderful poetry of Edmond Rostand’s classic play. As Minneapolis Musical Theatre & Hennepin Theatre Trust collaborations go, it’s also a story that fits particularly well with the space of the New Century Theatre.


THEATER REVIEW | "I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" a classic at the State Theatre

Photo by Justin Namon.

Minneapolis’s State Theatre took the time machine back to the early 1950s for a live studio recording in Los Angeles for back-to-back episodes of the classic CBS hit sitcom I Love Lucy.


MUSIC REVIEW | The Current showcases mostly local music: Cold War Kids, Dead Man Winter, Hippo Campus and Allan Kingdom

Photos by Ann Treacy

The Current celebrates their birthday in style but more importantly with great variety. The penultimate birthday event on Jan. 23 night at First Avenue included four bands with four different sounds: rap, pop, Americana and indie rock. And if you dig deeper at all, there were really more sounds within each performance.


MUSIC REVIEW | Wrestlepalooza V packs a punch at First Avenue

Photos By: 
Emmerlee Sherman

I could write a big article about the technical prowess of the likes of the North Star Express, Zero Gravity, and the other performers involved in Jan. 9th's Wrestlepalooza V event at First Avenue.