FUN CITY!

Time not spent studying is precious, so don’t waste it. Let A&E staff help you plan your free time.

Gabriel Shapiro

For those of you who have moved to the metro and have been buried under a pile of books, you might have missed something: one of the most vibrant cities for theater, arts, music, movies and culture.

We are fortunate to live in what has been heralded the most livable state and the most fun city, among other accolades, which are, in and of themselves, honors. We have the best of many possible worlds, reasonable rents, great parks, beautiful natural resources and the benefits of a major metropol without all the big city hassles. You can go to New York or Los Angeles, but you might be better off staying put.

College is a time for growing personally, experimenting and trying new things. Make what you will of it, but at the very least you ought to expose yourself to unfamiliar experiences once in a while. It is to that end that your own personal love monkeys at the Daily have compiled this year’s Magnum Opus, known hereafter as the Entertainment Guide.

We’ve sought out the best of everything, from an art-deco cinema hall to chock-full-to-bursting bookstores. There are grotty dive bars where rock is the rule and forward-looking theaters that are staging works London and New York haven’t even seen yet. We’ve also got the info on the best local museums and we’ve wrapped it all up in a big newsprint bow, our early winter gift to you. Everything has been combed through to produce the ultimate guide to all things entertaining in your chilly surrounds.

It doesn’t matter where you’re from, it doesn’t even matter where you’re going. What matters most is what you do with the time you’ve got, so get out there! See something! Do something! Run out into the streets and go crazy experiencing everything the arts and culture of the Twin Cities have to offer. Live, grasshopper. Live.