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Today is the dawn of a new era for City Pages. We're switching to Facebook commenting.

You're on Facebook all the time already. Why log into a new system so you can comment on City Pages' articles that inspire, provoke, and let you know what's happening around the Twin Cities?

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Twin Cities Horror Fest Announces 2015 Lineup

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Now in its fourth year, Twin Cities Horror Fest is a mulitday celebration of all things terrifying. For the event, theater troupes and other creative talents come together to present their idea of horror. The results include works that are tension-filled, gore-laden, psychological, intentionally hilarious, and action-packed.

This fall's happening is expanding to showcase 12 theater groups, up from last year's nine. Some folks will be returning -- such as Mike Fotis, Horrorshow Hot Dog, and Erin Sheppard -- while five other groups will be killing it onstage for the first time.

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Twin Cities Horror Fest Grows in Its Third Year


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Walker Art Center's Music & Movies at Loring Park 2015 Schedule Announced

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Each summer, the Walker Art Center puts together a series of movie screenings in Loring Park. Selections are usually inspired by a current exhibition at the museum, and music kicks off each event before the films start at dusk.

This year's selections will be inspired by "International Pop," an exhibition exploring the pop-art movement on a global level. Films include the the psychedelic, sex-fueled Barbarella, starring Jane Fonda in the iconic title role; the equally campy and colorful Danger: Diabolik, about a jewel thief; and Batman: The Movie, a joyously goofy flick that is the exact opposite of every single Batman reboot that followed.

Check out the complete schedule after the jump.

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Walker Art Center Announces Pop Re-Mix Patio Nights This Summer


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Walker Art Center Announces Pop Re-Mix Patio Nights This Summer

Categories: Announcements, Art

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One of the joys of summer in Minnesota is chilling on a lawn, and that includes the hill on the west side of the Walker Art Center's lawn and outside terrace area. This summer, folks will convene there for Rock the Garden and a few other happenings, but they will also be hanging out there this August as the museum is launching a new series that combines local artists, music, fashion, and film into one fun event.

All three evenings are free, and will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Activities and screenings are all inspired by "International Pop," an exhibition examining the work and influence of '60s pop art throughout the world.

See the complete schedule after the jump.

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Walker Art Center Announces $75 Million Project


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Zombie Pub Crawl Announces When and Where It's Taking Over This Year

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Each fall, the undead rise and take over a street or two in the Twin Cities in search of brains, beer, and binge drinking. There are also usually a few bands and other shenanigans to enjoy.

Event organizers just announced the official date of the daylong festival. Mark your calendars!

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Zombie Pub Crawl 2014: The Best Looks



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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Layout, Road Reconstruction Revealed

Categories: Announcements, Art

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Ghostly visitors are not part of the renovation
Late last month, the Walker Art Center announced a $75 million project that would overhaul exterior and interior areas of the museum, as well as the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and surrounding area. The renovation of the garden and nearby roads will be mostly managed by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board thanks to an $8.5 million allocation from the state and a $1.5 million grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

More things were solidified for the garden and the nearby roads at a recent community advisory meeting last week. The general layout of the park has been decided, as have some slight tweaks to what many of us (not-so) affectionately refer to as the "Hennepin-Lyndale clusterfuck."

Still up in the air are renovations for the Cowles Conservatory. Three layouts are currently being considered.

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Walker Art Center Announced $75 Million Project


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Watch Playful Pups Woof for the Gold at the 2015 Dog Olympics [Video]

Adorable Pups Woof for the Gold at the Dog Olympics from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

Does your dog have what it takes to win gold? There were plenty of pups on paw hand to show off their supreme skills at the Dog Olympics over the weekend in St. Paul.

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Adorable Pups at the Dog Olympics [Photos]


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MplsArt.com Re-Launches This Friday at Public Functionary

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After last year's Art-A-Whirl fashion designer Emma Berg and Kristoffer Knutson, the proprietors of MplsArt.com, announced they were moving on from the online arts calendar site, which had been running since January 2005. As Art-A-Whirl once again approaches, the website has got new leadership and a new design, thanks to husband-and-wife team Blaine and Katie Garrett. The two hope to continue the service, which highlights visual-arts happenings in the Twin Cities. They're celebrating with a launch party this Friday. 


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MplsArt.com Says Goodbye


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Barkhad Abdi Set to Star in Indie Drama

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Barkhad Abdi had a breakthrough year in 2013 when he starred alongside Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips, playing a Somali pirate who holds a ship hostage. The role, his Hollywood debut, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting actor.

Variety recently announced that Abdi will be returning to the big screen, as he landed a starring role in The Wolf Who Cried Boy.


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Jungle Theater Names Sarah Rasmussen Artistic Director

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This summer, founder Bain Boehlke will be leaving the Jungle Theater after 24 years with the organization. This afternoon, it was announced that Sarah Rasmussen will be filling his shoes starting in July.

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Bain Boehlke to retire from the Jungle in 2015


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