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The extraordinary life of the campus squirrel

The extraordinary life of the campus squirrel

September 20, 2021
A deep-dive into the history, lifestyle and physiology of the real face of the University.
A crowdsurfer is held up during the FIDLAR show on Sept. 7, 2018 at the First Avenue Mainroom.

10 concerts to keep on your radar this fall

September 12, 2021
A&E curated a list of shows on and around campus to fit into your schedule this semester.
Abby Capistrant and Steven Bulfer, sophomores at the U, spend time coloring at WAM-O-Rama at the Weisman Art Museum on Sept. 8, 2017.

WAM-O-RAMA is back: The Weisman will welcome students to campus with a jam-packed day on the plaza

September 6, 2021
The event on Sept. 10 will offer live music, food and art activities — all free for students.
The Pickup Truck Opera cast workshopping the show back in 2020. Courtesy of Scotty Reynolds.

Mixed Precipitation’s Pickup Truck Opera is hitting the road and bringing an epic tale to neighborhoods, parks and beaches around Minnesota

July 29, 2021
The production is anything but your typical opera, equipped with puppets, Dolly Parton tunes and a pickup truck stage.
Twerk N Paint and Art and Wine?: A&E’s guide to four Twin Cities art classes with a twist

Twerk N Paint and Art and Wine?: A&E’s guide to four Twin Cities art classes with a twist

July 27, 2021
Because painting and sipping is kinda like wining and dining — but better.
Review: “Sling” by Clairo

Review: “Sling” by Clairo

July 27, 2021
The artist takes a step away from indie pop with her second album, adding various new elements to her musical repository and putting her songwriting abilities on full display.
Shoppers search through records at Agharta Records in St. Paul, Minn. on July 14, 2021. Agharta Records will be opening early for this years Record Store Day, a day to celebrate and support local record stores.

Local record stores are dropping needles and stocking shelves for Record Store Day 2021

July 17, 2021
The celebration will take place on Saturday, July 17, and independent record stores around the Twin Cities are preparing for a day filled with excited customers and exclusive music.
Curatorial Fellow Ian Karp poses in front of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) on Tuesday, July 6. Karp, a University of Minnesota 2020 graduate, is organizing an exhibition of The Fly Zine Archive, a collection of zines, comics, artists books and printed ephemera from countercultural scenes of the 1990s and 2000s, according to the MIA website.

Recent UMN grad organizes new zine exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Art

July 9, 2021
Ian Karp, a University of Minnesota 2020 graduate and curatorial fellow at Mia, organized “The Fly Zine Archive: A Chronicle of Punk, Queer and Anarchist Counterculture.”
Harper McIntyre, daughter of Grace Rileys partner, holds the bearded dragon Riley found near her house.

A bearded dragon’s day out: the journey of a reptile who toured the city

June 21, 2021
The dragon had quite the adventure exploring south Minneapolis before finding its way to the Standish neighborhood, where a resident took it into her care.
First Avenue venue sits empty on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Minnesota chapter of the National Independent Venue Association was founded by First Avenue, along with other local music venues, to advocate for relief in the form of the SaveMNStages bill.

The return of live music brings back a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy for venues, fans and artists alike

June 14, 2021
Concerts are making their long-awaited comeback to the Twin Cities this summer.
Patrons look at handmade crafts being sold at the Geek Craft Expo held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, June 5.

GeekCraft Expo Twin Cities: Local makers from all corners of Geekdom

June 12, 2021
The market showcased local artists producing geek-themed goods and created a sense of community among those with niche shared interests.