This Weekend 10/17 – 10/19



Jones at Memory Lanes

The Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival
Friday October 17th – 7pm
Featuring writers published in the 2015 St. Paul Almanac.
Featured Authors: Maryam Marne Zafar , Peter Stein, Kinzy Janssen, Wendy Brown-Baez and Kathryn Kysar.
Coffee Bené - 53 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105


Franz Diego Album Release Party.
Friday October 17th – 9pm – $6
Franz Diego, Ninety & Connye, Metasota, Greg Grease and DJ Just Nine.
Kitty Cat Klub – 315 14th Avenue SE • Dinkytown • Minneapolis


Pushing Chain’s CD Release Party
Friday, October 17th – 10:30pm
Pushing Chain and Jack Klatt
Ice House – 2528 Nicollet Ave South, Minneapolis.


Pennyroyal at Icehouse
L’ASSASSINS EP Release Party


CSG Presents: CAW Solo: Dimensional Mutation
Saturday October 18th – 7pm
Cult Status Gallery – 3449 North 2nd St. Minneapolis


Doc’s Kids CD Release Party
Saturday October 18th – 8:30
Doc’s Kids, Whale in the Thames & Lovers on the Balcony
Lee’s Liquor Lounge 101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis.


Local Artists interpret and create their version of pin-up art.
Saturday October 18th.
Artists: Jonathan Aller, Doug Hoffman, Brian MacNeil, Kyle Pettis, Linda Nelson and Matt Boswell.
Fox Tax LLC 503 1st Ave NE Suite 1 Minneapolis


Open Art Procedure – 8/29 – 6-11pm at The ABSTRACTED Gallery.


1618 Central Ave NE Suite 110, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

The Shoebox Gallery presents: Thor Eric Paul Paintings – 4/27 Shoebox Gallery

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As as we follow ourselves through life, one thing is constant. Art lives and breathes, it instills in us a power we can us to thrive. You should go and enjoy this art. It will make a believer out of you.

Full Details from The Press Release: Continue reading

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The National Poster Retrospecticus in Minneapolis 4/13 at Co Exhibitions


Oh, those crazy poster making artists. This event isn’t totally local, but I have to say we are one of the better poster making cities. There will be many local artists involved, that’s for sure. Plus it features over 75 artists from all over the country. It might just be a must see, and it’s for one night only.

Read the details from the facebook event page. Continue reading

Looking for more music and writers – Rift’s Thursday and Friday Vacation.


Rift is still looking for music to review, and more people to review music. If you know of albums we haven’t reviewed yet – let me know. Email me at

I have been on vacation this week, but luckily our great volunteer Christine has been helping getting a few posts up this week. Thank you Christine!
Next week, we’ll have a full schedule. With reviews, event listings and more. Plus more interviews at If your interested in event listings l’etoile should have their listing up pretty soon –

Thanks for reading!

Rich Horton

L’etoile’s Weekend What’s What: 3/14-3/17


Not everyone is at SXSW, there are still plenty of things going on in the Twin Cities this weekend.


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