MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s the last Saturday of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, and Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak are keeping it jam-packed!
Minnesota’s contribution to modern music is undeniable. But you may not know the role that our Swedish ancestors played in forming the signature sound of some greats. Bowie, Presley, Zappa and Hendrix all played Hagstrom electric guitars. And, now at the American Swedish Institute, you can too. You can even see Dean Magraw play on Wednesday night, as part of ASI’s Ballroom Music series. Cocktails at the Castle are Friday evening. Tickets to both events are limited.
Saturday is the 2nd annual Brit’s Pub Vault in Minneapolis, probably the only pole vaulting competition to be held on a pub’s rooftop in the world. Seventeen of the nation’s best men and women pole vaulters will be competing for the $5,400 prize.
It wasn’t that long ago that really no one in the Twin Cities had even heard of an arepa. Now, thanks to one couple, arepas went from only being found in a food truck to a new red hot restaurant. This week’s DeRusha Eats heads to Hola Arepa. And in Mike’s Mix, Mike Augustyniak talked with the people behind the Espresso Float at Java Jive.
MetaCon returns to Minneapolis this year. The three-day comic and sci-fi convention includes every aspect of geek culture and nerd life. There are hundreds of different events like a costume contest, video gaming, live music and dancing.