The Cedar Cultural Center will hold a benefit concert to raise money for victims of a fatal apartment building fire near downtown Minneapolis. The concert takes place Jan. 24 at The Cedar, located on the Minneapolis West Bank. The Cedar is just down the street from where the New Year’s Day fire and explosion killed three people. The fire also destroyed a grocery store on the ground level and displaced tenants in 10 apartments.
Officials at the University of Minnesota issued a crime alert Monday after a student was robbed at gun point on Sunday. According to University Police, the student says a man pulled out a gun and demanded their laptop computer at the Carlson School of Management, which is on the West Bank Campus. The student yelled for help and started chasing the robber, who ended up dropping the laptop during the chase.
The University of Minnesota will host tributes to Nelson Mandela this week. The Humphrey Students of Color Association at the Humphrey School will rebroadcast Mandela’s memorial service, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be held at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the university’s West Bank. On Wednesday, the university’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change will host a Mandela memorial at 3 p.m. in Heller Hall on the West Bank.
If you’re driving around the University of Minnesota Wednesday, don’t be surprised if you see a lot of police activity. It’s likely only a test. The West Bank of the campus will be the focus for several agencies as they’ll be training for responses in emergency situations.
The Minnesota Fringe Festival kicks off its 20th anniversary season Thursday in Minneapolis. The performing arts festival runs 11 days at 16 venues. This year’s Fringe features 176 different shows presenting nearly 900 performances, ranging from comedy to drama to musicals.
Looking for a fun pub crawl? Check out some of the best locations for themed pub crawls in Minnesota.
As artists attempt to portray a concept or a feeling through an abstraction, sometimes the artist’s intentions are not fully communicated through the object of the viewer. That may be the case in many of the following examples found throughout the metro area. See if you agree.
Select parking meter posts throughout Minneapolis will be fitted with bike racks in an effort to decrease sidewalk clutter.
Several Twin Cities organizations will rally Saturday against the war in Afghanistan.