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.

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of October 10, 2018

Below are the graphic novels and a few new series I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic shop the week of October 10, 2018. My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies Publisher: Image Words/Story: Ed Brubaker Art/Colors: Sean Phillips “Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of October 3, 2018

The fall kicks off with a bang! This week is a double helping of new series. Below are the #1 issues I’m picking up at my local comic shop the week of October 3, 2018. Lone Ranger Publisher: Dynamite Words/Story: Mark Russell Art/Colors: Bob Q “1883. The advent of barbed wire is creating havoc in the Texas panhandle. A corrupted state senator conspires with dirty ranchers to make land unnavigable for open rangers and native tribes, passing new laws...

5 Dark Scene Bands to Watch

The goth and industrial scene is wide ranging and ever evolving. Though there will always be the big-name headliners and standbys that we have grown to love, sometimes it is good to branch out a little. Almost all of the following bands have made their way through the Twin Cities recently; one is local, and the last is a side project of two well-known musicians. While they may not all be right for your particular taste, you may find...

The 2018 Twin Cities Geek Halloween Event Guide

The spooky season is upon us, friends. Dances, costume contests, corn mazes, haunted houses, and of course, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We have curated a large number of fabulous outings for this Halloween season just for you, and there is a little something here for everyone. All events are in order by date, or by start date if it is a recurring event, and each includes a rating so you can plan appropriately based on level of scariness....

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of September 26, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic shop the week of September 29, 2018. Man-Eaters Publisher: Image Words/Story: Chelsea Cain Art/Colors: Kate Niemczyk “A mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats—easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl.” Category: Tried and True Creators Why I’m Excited: There’s a...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of September 19, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of September 19, 2018. Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive Publisher: IDW Words/Story: Lee Allred, Michael Allred Art/Colors: Rich Tommaso “The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for ‘the city by the lake,’ and its criminals better watch out! Bizarre villains! Crooked...

Rooney Returns, First Avenue Acquires Fine Line Music Café, and More Twin Cities Music News

In addition to regular music coverage, Twin Cities Geek’s Paul Patane opens his notebook to share live-performance experiences, what’s in the news surrounding the Twin Cities music scene, and which upcoming shows are circled on his calendar. Rooney Plays the Turf Club Whether he’s performing on stage or making a film, Robert Schwartzman has an infectious and skillful presence. When he’s with his alt-rock band Rooney, there’s no denying the pleasure he takes from singing and playing his guitar,...

Enter to Win a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Prize Pack!

September is just full of giveaways—we have another coming at you! Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now out digitally and comes to Blu-ray and DVD on September 18. We’re giving you the chance to win all three formats, plus some bonus swag! To enter, just (1) like the Twin Cities Geek Facebook page and (2) comment on the featured giveaway post by 7:00 p.m. Central on September 17, 2018, telling us which character in the Jurassic Park universe is...

#1 Comic Issues I’m Picking Up the Week of September 12, 2018

Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of September 12, 2018. Archie 1941 Publisher: Archie Words/Story: Mark Waid Art/Colors: Pete Krause “WWII is looming and Archie and many young men from Riverdale are close to enlistment age. If you’re a Riverdale teen, how would you cope with a looming world-changing event?” Category: Tried and True Creators Why I’m Excited: We are in the middle of an Archie...

Win FREE Tickets to Frankenstein: Playing with Fire at the Guthrie!

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is 200 years old in 2018, and one of the many relevant events happening in the Twin Cities is the Guthrie Theater’s production of Frankenstein: Playing with Fire. Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale imagines a meeting between a dying Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the...
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