Art – Inspired Music Project – Opening Reception – 2/24 – 7:30 at McNally Smith


Musical compositions inspired by the works of local visual artists, sounds very interesting. It’s great when artists can find a common ground, even when the mediums are different. Inspiration leading to collaboration.

Art Inspired Music Project
Open Reception, Tuesday February 24th. 7:30
McNally Smith College of Music
19 Exchange Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101

The exhibition runs Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015 through April 30, 2015.

Composers and visual artists include: Continue reading

Art – Kurt Hippauf: A Solo Exhibition at the Nomad World Pub


Kurt Hippauf paints from photos and illustrations he collects. Check out a collection of his work at the Nomad World Pub, and curated by Altered Esthetics.

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 5, 6 – 9 p.m.

Show Dates
February 5 – April 6, 2015

Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN


Smitten Kitten’s 6th Annual Erotic Arts & Crafts Show


Very likely to be some interesting and provocative arts and crafts.

Opening – Friday, Jan. 9th 8-11pm showing through Feb 22nd.

The Smitten Kitten
3010 Lyndale Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Excuse us, while we clean up a bit.


We haven’t been posting as much as usual, but that is because we are going through some big changes. In the meantime, we have been posting things on our Rift Facebook page. So make sure you check it out and like us there to get all the local music and art updates.


Art Attack 11/7 – 11/9 at the Northrup King Building

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Art Attack

Dates and Times: Friday, November 7th   5:00-10:00 pm

Saturday, November 8th     Noon – 8:00 pm

Sunday, November 9th     Noon – 5:00 pm

Location: Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN

This is a free event with free parking. Food trucks are available for guest convenience.

For more information about the 250 visual artists and the special exhibits and events taking place during Art Attack 2014, go to,

e-mail or call (612) 363-5612.

For Full Press Release: Continue reading

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