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 | The Rural Alberta Advantage at First Ave

Photos by Tom Baker

It's fun going into a show with no expectations. That's what happened Friday, October 17 when I went to go photograph The Rural Alberta Advantage. I had only listened to a couple of their songs, as I was only recently introduced to them by a girl that I like and she was going to the show. So, my nautral reaction was to go with her and I figured at the very least I would come out of it with a few good photos, and perhaps impress her with my camera skills and awkward dancing in a very crowded room at the same time in the hopes she'd want to see me again. I was blown away. They elated the room and created a fan in me. Without research, I couldn't name a single song or album title to save my life. Thank God for Spotify, where I will begin to do diligent listening in anticipation to the next time they come around as I will be sure not to miss them. And yes, I will be seeing the girl again as she is all the more cooler for introducing me to a such a stellar band.


MUSIC PHOTOS | The Gaslight Anthem at First Avenue

Photos by Alexa Jones

On Wednesday, October 15 The Gaslight Anthem played at First Avenue in Minneapolis.


MUSIC REVIEW | Revitalized Pixies return to Minneapolis at the State Theatre with new material in tow

Photos By: 
Chad Rieder

If you listen closely enough, you can still hear Pixies fans referring to performances by the Boston four-piece as, “reunion shows,” or describing the band as, “reunited.” And, technically, these fans are correct. After a string of weird and wildly dynamic, near-perfect albums in the late-80s and early-90s, Pixies famously broke up via fax in 1993 before being able to truly benefit commercially from the alt-rock revolution their music had helped inspire.


MUSIC REVIEW | Kill Kancer presents "A Killer Soirée" at Mill City Nights

Photos By: 
Todd Wardrope

Photos by Todd Wardrope

On Friday, October 10, the non-profit Kill Kancer produced the latest in their series of benefit events. Hosted at Mill City Nights, the event raised money to support Kill Kancer's mission to increase cancer prevention through awareness and education. "A Killer Soiree" was divided into two parts. The first part was a gala hosted by Robyne Robinson and Kieran Folliard that featured music by The New Standards. The second part was a rock show that featured high-power local acts like Howler, Black Diet, Rebel Queens and Black Market Brass.


THEATER REVIEW | "Dirty Dancing" doesn't miss a beat at the Orpheum Theatre

Photo credit Matthew Murphy

If you're going to adapt a classic to the theater, you've got to deliver and they did. Eleanor Bergstein's Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage, doesn't miss a beat at Orpheum Theatre as the cast delivers the performance of their life.