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The 2017 Twin Cities Geek Holiday Toy & Book Drive Is Here!

It’s that time of year again, geeks! Last year’s Twin Cities Geek Holiday Toy & Book Drive was a huge success—we more than doubled the goal we’d set for ourselves by collecting over 3,000 donations of games, toys, books, and other items for deserving recipients! This year, with even more great donation locations on board, we’re hoping to do even better. As has been the case the past two years, items donated will go to two very worthy local...

Delight and Imagination at the Newly Reopened Minnesota Children’s Museum

Under a stormy sky, the wind gusted as my son and I hurried through the streets of downtown Saint Paul, hoping to get inside before the rain began to fall. It was around 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 11th, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum had been reopened for exactly three days. We were excited to experience the magic. Though it was still 10 minutes to opening, families crowded into the foyer of the museum, patiently (and, in the case...

2016 Twin Cities Geek Holiday Toy & Book Drive

It’s that time of year again, Twin Cities geeks! After the huge success of last year’s Twin Cities Geek Holiday Toy & Book Drive, when we astoundingly collected over 500 donations of games, toys, books and other items, we are officially issuing a challenge to all geeks who live in and around the Twin Cities metro. This year, let’s not just double how much we can give for the holiday season—let’s triple it. That’s right! With your help, we...

Build Your Own Inferno Is Devilishly Entertaining

What better way to spend Friday the 13th than with an opening-night performance filled with comedy, sin, and Satan himself? Build Your Own Inferno by Fearless Comedy Productions, an original play written by Matt Allex and Megan Slawson that opened this past weekend, is part improv, part scripted play, and all entertaining. You are involved in the show the moment you walk into the Historic Mounds Theatre in St. Paul: to keep the performance flowing, guests are given three...

From the Stands: High-Class Comics Is Just Getting Started

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. You can’t get your shoes fixed at High-Class Comics though people have asked. “This used to be a shoe shop for about 50 years,” says Bjorn Brosdahl, owner and operator of High-Class. “This was Bernie [Apple’s] old shoe repair store and still every day someone’s calling me up asking, ‘Do you think...

2015 Twin Cities Geek Holiday Toy & Book Drive

We at Twin Cities Geek know from experience that the geek community in Minnesota can be an amazing force for good, so this year we have organized a toy and book drive to benefit two very worthy local organizations: The Hallie Q Brown Community Center in St. Paul, MN and the Women’s Prison Book Project in Minneapolis, MN. From December 5th through December 17th, please bring new and gently used toys and books to our 2015 Holiday Toy & Book...

New Final Fantasy Concert to Make Minnesota Debut

Final Fantasy has one of the most diverse and celebrated video game soundtracks of all time. Famed composer Nobuo Uematsu has created some truly beautiful and emotional—not to mention groundbreaking—pieces for the game series through the years. Final Fantasy VII was the first video game to have a track featuring digitized vocals and is still widely regarded as one of the most influential soundtracks in the video game industry. The best of the Final Fantasy soundtracks have been curated into concerts, which...
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