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Beatrice Martin, best known as Coeur de pirate, is an award-winning singer and songwriter from Quebec. Martin performs at the Cedar Cultural Center tonight at 7:30 p.m.

A pirate in Minneapolis

February 11, 2016

Canadian singer-songwriter Beatrice Martin has become a pop star on both sides of the Atlantic.      Performing under the moniker CÅìur de pirate, the Quebec native will make her...

DRAKE NITE returns

February 9, 2016

In what is slowly becoming a Minneapolis tradition, “DRAKE NITE 4” hits the 7th St. Entry this Thursday. The dance party dedicated to the Canadian rapper and cult figure is expected to...

An evening of art and wine

February 4, 2016

A new crawl has cropped up in Minneapolis — and it doesn’t involve zombies or pubs.     On Feb. 4, more than 20 art galleries between the Mississippi River and Lake Street will...

Apparel design major Lee Tran makes final alterations to his four-piece collection for the upcoming senior fashion show, Identity, in McNeal Hall on Sunday.

Tailoring an ‘Identity’

February 2, 2016

The four mannequins were better dressed than they had ever been before. Their naked human-ish forms donned layers of chiffon and organza, pleated and dyed by hand.     Behind one of them, Lee...

Shanti Pothapragada and Danika Ragnhild work at GLITCH headquarters on Wednesday. GLITCH, a nonprofit that focuses on the significance of digital games in culture and careers, is hosting its second annual Gamecraft event this weekend.

Nonstop game development

January 28, 2016

Last year in the Rapson Hall courtyard, more than 100 people scrambled to finish game development projects. Sleep-deprived and freezing because the heating went out, 48 hours of nonstop work had each...

Choreographer Brittany Shrimpton, center, looks on as Colleen Leeman and David Beukema rehearse a dance for upcoming show Right, Wrong or Bomb! A Dating Musical at Sandbox Theatre on Saturday morning. The musical comedy celebrates the trials, tribulations and joys of online dating.

Dating disasters on stage

January 26, 2016

A custom-made Ryan Gosling body pillow, a fake giant fish and a deer head are just a few of the props that can be found scattered around the rehearsal space at Sandbox Theatre.     A Saturday morning...

James OBrien uses ink, gouache and a computer to create a digital print. The illustration, titled Patch Man, will be featured in Illustrators Studio: the Art of Illustration.

Illustrators draw up center stage

January 21, 2016

Throughout his long career working for clients ranging from Coca-Cola, Disney and General Mills, artist and illustrator Jim Dryden has noticed a reoccurring theme: a lack of opportunity for illustrators...

Sibling-duo Kale and Aubry Walch pose inside their soon-to-open butcher shop, The Herbivorous Butcher, on Sunday. The vegan butcher shop will be the first of its kind in the United States, with a grand opening planned for January 23.

Meat on the chopping block

January 18, 2016

After years of watching his sister Aubry thrive as a vegan, Kale Walch followed suit. Then the pair took their veganism one step further.     Together, the brother-sister duo worked to perfect...

Monica LaPlante poses for portraits at findfurnish in NE Minneapolis on Tuesday. LaPlante is one of the musicians playing at Camaraderie Records A Very Murray Christmas, a Christmas show dedicated to actor Bill Murray. The show is taking place at the Turf Club on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

A Very Murray Christmas

December 16, 2015

Local Bill Murray fan and musician Monica LaPlante was beyond ecstatic after being invited to play a Bill Murray-themed Christmas show.    “I think my favorite Bill Murray film would have...

Joy Dolo Anfinson, (left), bAndy Hilbrands, Kory LaQuess Pullam, John Gebratatose, and Alsa Bruno of the BLACKOUT improv troupe rehearse in the Phoenix Theater on Sunday afternoon. The troupe performs on the third Friday of every month, and their next show is on Friday at 10:30pm.

A night of comedic activism

December 16, 2015

In light of recent events at Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct, laughter is the last response that comes to mind.    But on Friday night, Blackout Improv will present,...

Syniva Whitney and Will Courtney embrace during rehearsal on Wednesday for their new project, which will be featured at the Pitch Dark Cabaret at Patricks Cabaret. Their project, Gender Tender, is an interdisciplinary performance  that prioritizes the transgender and genderqueer experience in process and presentation.

Entertainment in the dark

December 10, 2015

For most people, it’s difficult to imagine enjoying a dance performance without being able to see it. But this weekend, Patrick’s Cabaret finds a way to make it happen.   On Friday and Saturday night,...

Monster Drawing Rally returns for its eighth year

December 8, 2015

Paint, glitter, sewing machines and computers will pack the Grain Belt Bottling House this Saturday as Midway Contemporary Art hosts its eighth annual Monster Drawing Rally.    The...

Festive fun on a budget

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...

Musician Mina Moore poses for portraits inside of her home on Tuesday. Moore is set to preform in the Girl Germs Live Tribute to Women in Music at the Turf Club this Saturday with Nona Marie, Bad Bad Hats, Bruise Violet and Suzie.

Femme fatale at the Turf Club

December 3, 2015

Local neo-soul and rhythm and blues singer Yasmina Moore-Foster, better known as Mina Moore, will join in on a night of femme fatale performances this Saturday at the Turf Club as part of the...

An edible winter wonderland

November 25, 2015

Local pastry chefs, gingerbread house experts and novices will transform whimsy into reality this month by crafting a smaller, sweeter, edible version of the Twin Cities — complete with gumdrops...

Celebrate Hmong New Year with a feast, song and dance

November 25, 2015

The local Hmong community gets a double dip on holiday festivities this week, with the arrival of Thanksgiving and Hmong New Year.From Nov. 27-29, the Hmong Family Foundation will host a Hmong New Year...

Cine Latino film festival is back

November 19, 2015

The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul is bringing Cine Latino back for its second year from Nov.  19 to 25. The film festival, which takes place at St. Anthony Main Theatre, will showcase new and...