Arts

Coverage of cool or newsworthy things geeks are doing in theatre, film, music, visual arts, and other artistic mediums with an emphasis of focus on the local MN scene.

Fire Up the TARDIS for a Trip to Nerdville

Nerdville is not so much a place as it is an experience—and a familiar one, at that. The latest original show from Arts Garden in Hugo, just a 20-minute drive north of St. Paul, is the ultimate crossover between some of sci fi and fantasy’s most classic films and television shows, including Star Wars, Star Trek, The Princess Bride, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Harry Potter. The show follows The Big Bang Theory characters Penny and Sheldon,...

Minnesota Tonight Brings You the Local News . . . Hilariously

Minnesota Tonight is a local news show delivering politics, headlines, and legislation content in an entertaining package, not unlike Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Episodes tape at the Brave New Workshop every month, usually to sold-out audiences, and you can catch them after the fact on their website or their YouTube channel. I recently met up with founder and executive producer Jonathan Gershberg to learn more about this increasingly popular show. Gershberg, who is also the host of Minnesota...

Telling Stories Both Classic and New with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota

There are many different ways to tell stories: using words, using music, using images. Dance, in all its forms, adds movement to the equation, and Rick and Denise Vogt of the Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota (the professional company associated with the Ballet Royale Minnesota dance school in Lakeville) are using both old and new imagery and music to tell classic stories in their spring program. I was lucky enough to be able to speak with Rick during his...

Can Can Wonderland Is the Twin Cities’ New Venue to Amaze and Inspire

Can Can Wonderland has been open for less than two months, and already the place is packed on a Sunday morning. When I arrive at 11:00 a.m. to meet with Jennifer Pennington, Can Can’s cofounder and CEO, the coat rack in the hallway is full of coats of all sizes. We grab a seat next to the main bar (as opposed to the “wee” bar), right near the entrance. The venue specializes in artistry of all forms, and the drinks are...

At Home with Monsters Invites You into the Mind of Guillermo del Toro

Vampirism. Lycanthropy. Wraithlike remnants of the soul, trapped eternally in their own suffering. Demons. Monsters. These are staple elements of lore across time and culture, shadow puppets of our reality—of us. Stories that tell stories that we don’t want to openly tell. The lust and seduction of bloodletting, the tragedy of immortality, the relatable fear of some hidden self released and unrestrained. Stories that, at their core, are undeniably human. It is no surprise that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s personal collection, opening at the...

Improving Communities One Book at a Time with the Minnesota Book Awards

My love of books can be attributed to Calvin & Hobbes graphic novels and my endless trips to several Hennepin County libraries. My dad would walk me through the library so I could hand-pick two very special books to come home with me. I’m thankful that I’m near the Minneapolis–St. Paul area because the libraries in this area are passionate, organized, and dedicated to improving the community. Recently, the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library announced the finalists for the annual...

See Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale in Theaters for FREE!

First it was a light novel. Then came the manga, the TV series, and the video games. Now, it’s a movie—Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale opened in Japan on February 18, 2017! On March 9, it’s coming to US theaters for one night only by way of Fathom Events, and what kind of geeks would we be if we didn’t give you the chance to see it for free? When: 8:00 p.m. Central on March 9, 2017...

We’re Giving Your Another Chance to Win Tickets to At Home with Monsters!

Not a winner in our giveaway last week for a pair of tickets to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at the Minneapolis Institute of Art? Never fear—there’s more where that came from! Just like Twin Cities Geek on Facebook leave a comment on our Facebook giveaway post by 7:00 p.m. Central on Sunday, February 26, telling us what you’re most excited to see in the exhibit. We’ll choose not 1 but 4 random winners who will each...

Step Rockets will Debut New Song and Image at the Triple Rock

This Saturday, indie-rock band Step Rockets will headline at Triple Rock Social Club in a concert primed to get the blood pumping and the hips moving as concertgoers dance to fan favorites like “Phantom Flower” and “Kisser,” in addition to experiencing the newest addition to the band’s catalog, “Money.” While Saturday night will be an opportunity for attendees to escape winter and the nation’s toxic political landscape for a few hours, for Minneapolis-based Step Rockets, it’ll be time to...

Win FREE Tickets to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!

When it was first announced that the Minneapolis Institute of Art was helping organize an exhibit around the work of the man who directed The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and other beloved fantasy and horror films, the Internet exploded a bit. Now Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters is finally here, and we’re giving you the chance for you and a friend to see it for free! Taking inspiration from Guillermo del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, this unique exhibition...
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