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Help is on the way for one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in Minneapolis, where Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue come together near the Walker Art Center.
Schools around the metro are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April. Whether going out of town isn’t in your financial picture right now, or you’d just rather stay home, here are some ideas to keep your family from going stir-crazy—especially if it snows again next week. The classic kid-venture spots never fail to entertain: the Science Museum of Minnesota (especially with the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit having just opened, and it’s fantastic), which might be paired with a trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which just opened its Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit;
Fests are still playing out. Fantastic new works of art are still in theaters. (If you haven’t caught “Stranger by the Lake” yet and you’re open-minded, clear a spot on your calendar.) And the screenings just keep coming! It’s enough to make your head spin.
Now that the long Oscar season nightmare is finally over, it’s time to sing “Auld Lang Syne” and enjoy the best of what’s playing locally. And let me tell you, the floodgates are open, first and foremost not one but two foreign film festivals.
Get your culture on this spring with some of the best museum exhibits in Minnesota.
Stray along the road less traveled and check out this week’s best bets among limited release and repertory screenings.
It’s the week of Valentine’s, but I’m not sure if love is in this frigid, arctic air. While there’s certainly no lack of romantic films slated to play in the Twin Cities, there’s no real surplus of them either. And that’s cool with me.
Attention, fans of cat videos. The Internet Cat Video Festival is returning to the Walker Art Center this summer. The Minneapolis museum is bringing the festival back as a free community event at Open Field, the Walker’s summer gathering place, on Aug. 14.
Sweet talk the grandparents or shell out some bucks for a babysitter and enjoy a Valentine’s evening out.
Much like the cat who came back the very next day, the phenomenally popular Internet Cat Video Festival will be making its return to the hill behind the Walker Art Center this summer. Doesn’t that just make you purr?
Here are nine enormous opportunities for Minnesota moms or dads to meet one another.
Just as there are people who love tuning into Super Bowl just to see what outlandish ways Dorito’s and Budweiser are going to advertise their products, there are many in the Twin Cities who annually look forward to trekking out to the Walker to pay for the privilege of watching commercials for an hour and a half.
Fans of mini golf will be happy to hear it will return to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next summer. The Walker Art Center plans to have a full 18-hole course designed by Minnesota artists. The museum is looking for 10 new designs, and they will accept submissions until Jan. 10. Artists will only have to submit designs, but will not be obligated to build or maintain the holes.
The Walker Art Center says mini golf will return to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next summer. This time, the museum plans to have a full 18-hole course designed by Minnesota artists.
I’ve been informed that many if not all of the screenings of “12 Years a Slave” at the Uptown Theatre were sold out this weekend, so I guess the first thing that should be on your movie checklist for the coming week would be that, if you weren’t among the lucky ones to snag a ticket.
Halloween weekend elect is upon us. So don’t even pretend you want to see anything other than blood, bones, gore and mayhem. Here are the best options for repertory and limited-release entertainment this week.
Thirty-one days of horror continue this week, with a couple irresistible Halloween-friendly titles screening in local repertory houses. But it’s not all ghost, goblins and electrically-charged prototypes for Marge Simpson’s hairstyle.
This list captures some of Minnesota’s best murals. Get out and see them all.
It’s certainly a form of serendipity if not fate that the Spanish director Oskar Alegria found an album by Minnesota musician Richard Griffith’s sitting on Man Ray’s grave in Paris while he was making a documentary about the experimental filmmaker.
British filmmaker Steve McQueen is coming to the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis for a retrospective of his work. McQueen is scheduled to speak Nov. 9 at Walker Cinema. Tickets for McQueen’s talk and the regional premiere of his new film, “12 Years a Slave,” go on sale to Walker members Tuesday.
Minnesota has beautiful places to plan a romantic proposal. Here are just a couple of those spectacular proposal spots to start your “happily ever after” with the love of your life.
The first Internet Cat Video Festival was a grassroots surprise, but damned if the Walker and the State Fair powers that be aren’t pulling out all stops to make sure lightning doesn’t strike twice.
“Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton,” a new documentary about the life and times of Broughton, is screening at the Walker this Thursday. Director Stephen Silha, a former Minnesotan, will be on hand. Here is our Q&A with him.
“The Butler” scored a #1 berth in its debut week in theaters, which means the summer movie season is more or less officially over. In that vein, there’s a bunch of serious (and seriously humorous) screening options around town this week.
When one door closes, another opens, so they say. Wit that in mind, the Walker Art Center is offering free gallery admission for the next few weeks while they complete a construction project.