The Minnesota Daily

Nye’s Polonaise Room

September 3, 2002

112 E Hennepin Ave., Mpls. (612) 379-2021 We Twin Citians are loathe to forget our ethnic roots, which explains the polka lounge at Nye's, but only partially explains the enduring popularity of this Polish bar. Now, you don't need to be a fan of polka to enjoy toothless accordionist Ruth Adams and her W...

Hard Times Caf

September 3, 2002

1821 Riverside Avenue, Mpls. 612-341-9261 Hard Times Café is a coffee shop that appeals to everyone from punks to professors. With a low-key atmosphere and long business hours, the café is a late-night alternative to the bar and party scene. The café is collectively owned, meaning t...

Santana Foods

September 3, 2002

601 University Ave, Mpls. 612-379-8871 Whether you need a quick meal or a pack of cigarettes, Santana Foods is the place. With the usual offerings of a convenience store, this store also has a full deli featuring ethnic foods and an array of foreign and obscure candies. Gyros, burritos, and Swiss can...

Cheapo Records

September 3, 2002

1417 SE 4 St, Mpls. (612) 362-0136 Cheapo Records is a record store that seems made for college students. Committed to saving customers money, the store buys and sells new and used CDs. Customers can sell their CDs anytime and earn anywhere from 25 cents to $5 (the price depends on condition and type ...

Frederick Weisman Art Museum

September 3, 2002

333 East River Road, Mpls. (612) 625-9494 The most noticeable (and perhaps the most bizarre) building on campus is the Weisman Art Musuem. Designed by Frank Gehry in 1993, its metallic angles jut out into the sun, creating a blinding effect for walkers on the Washington Avenue Bridge. Always free and ...

Let It Be Records

September 3, 2002

1001 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. (612) 305.1198 Catering to serious music buyers, Let It Be Records features an extensive and expensive collection of out-of-print vinyl records, collector items and limited-edition singles in an assortment of music genres. The independently owned store also has a broad database ...

First Avenue and 7th Street Entry

September 3, 2002

701 1st Ave N., Mpls. (612) 338-8388 If your favorite band has ever played a concert in the Minneapolis, they probably played at First Avenue. Since the legendary venue opened its doors for its first show (Joe Cocker on April 3rd, 1970), First Avenue has set the standard for other venues in the Twin ...

North Star Ballroom

September 3, 2002

2017 Buford Ave. St. Paul. (612) 625-9794 Ahhh! The student union is still closed! But wait. Remember that other campus? You know, the one with the cows? Stuff that used to inhabit Coffman now resides in the St. Paul Student Center. Last year, instead of rocking the Whole or the Great Hall, many band...

KFAI

September 3, 2002

808 Riverside Ave., Mpls. (612) 341-3144 With a smorgasbord of programming to choose from, your ears will find something delicious on Fresh Air Radio, KFAI. This "People Powered" independent radio station (located at 90.3 on your FM dial) dishes up the widest selection of music and news, and is dedica...

Uptown Theatre

September 3, 2002

2906 Hennepin Avenue Mpls. (612) 825-6006 Built in the 1930s, the Uptown still boasts the biggest movie screen in the Twin Cities, as well as the only balcony seating available. And this one-screen theater is the place to go for new independent and foreign cinema, as it has been for decades. For those...