The Minnesota Daily

Culture compass: Activism, slacktivism and hacktivism

Joe Cristo
September 29, 2016

Friday: Standing Rock Benefit version 2.0This is another fundraising effort for those who are protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Entry is donation-based — anything from $5 to $10 is accepted.YONI...

Festive fun on a budget

Brenda Tran
December 3, 2015

With the Thanksgiving holiday over and December already here, holiday season is in full swing. And that means college students are in the awkward limbo of deciding between studying for exams and online...

Greek life off campus

A team of women put finishing touches on melomakarona, spice cookies dipped in honey, in preparation for the bake sale at Taste of Greece on Wednesday at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis. The festival runs Sept. 11-13 with free admission.
Chance Wellnitz
September 10, 2015

On Tuesday, crews raised tents for this weekend’s Taste of Greece festival hosted by St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in the East Calhoun  neighborhood.   The event features Greek...

Culture Compass: Psych rock, family strife and mountains

Jackie Renzetti
May 27, 2015

Friday: Temples The British rock group will be bringing their psychedelic tunes to the Mainroom during their U.S. tour, which ends at Bonnaroo. They released the album, “Sun Structures,” in...

Donut rides that change the world

Bicyclists of all ages gather for doughnuts at the end of Calhoun Cycle's Pastry Ride at A Baker's Wife on Saturday. The ride is a part of
Mary Reller
April 9, 2015

A troop of cyclists stood chatting behind local bicycle shop Calhoun Cycle on Saturday morning. The sun was out, and helmets were on. Around 50 idle bicycles were ready to take off âÄî some mountain...

Day in the life: Dueling Pianos at the Shout House

Tom Luong receives a birthday serenade from pianist Terry Boullianne and audience members on Saturday night at The Shout House.
Jackie Renzetti
March 5, 2015

Two singing pianists face each other, interacting and cracking jokes with audience members, for the Shout House’s featured entertainment event — dueling pianos. The 10-year-old Minneapolis...

Spring Jam performances and their matching cocktails

Melanie Richtman
April 24, 2014

Spring Jam: the last hurrah before finals. There is something about a weekend filled with concerts that makes college kids want to drink for a week straight. After your fourth Natty Light (honestly, it’s...

A dynasty in the ring

Blake Apgar
February 20, 2014

As the road to Wrestlemania runs through Minneapolis for Sunday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, it serves as a reminder of the storied history of wrestling in the state. Minnesota has acted as...

Something Tribal comes this way, again

Jenna Neher, right, practices her Middle Eastern dancing skills at a belly dancing class taught by Cassandra Shore at the Jawaahir studio on Tuesday night.
Callie Sacarelos
January 30, 2014

The differences between the various types of belly dancing are as nuanced as the dance moves themselves. For some, the words “belly dance” conjure up the image of a woman with a jangly scarf...

On being royal

Queen of the Snows Melissa Hoffbeck shows a girl how to walk down the runway before the Queen of the Snows Crowns and Gowns Fashion Show at Jimmy's Event Center on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. The St. Paul Winter Carnival begins this week, and the new Royal Family will be crowned Friday.
Callie Sacarelos
January 23, 2014

Every year at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, a new Royal Family is crowned and oversees the 10-day celebration. But their reign doesn’t end after the big showdown at the close of the carnival, when...