Bull Run Coffee to Host a Vintage Pop-Up Shop This Weekend

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Normally, Bull Run Coffee specializes in cold-press brews and other caffeinated treats. This weekend and next, however, the recently expanded Carag-neighborhood haunt will be offering a bit more for patrons as it hosts a vintage pop-up shop.

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St. Paul hosts second Open Streets event this September

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Minneapolis has hosted quite a few Open Streets events this summer. Now it's St. Paul's turn. This afternoon, the city announced that it will be closing University Avenue off to motorized vehicles and celebrating its second-annual event this September.

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Gamut Gallery holds call for submissions for its annual juried show

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Jade Patrick, owner of Gamut Gallery, firmly believes that everyone is capable of creating important artwork and making a creative impact. The gallery, an intimate space in downtown Minneapolis, is currently preparing to host its third annual juried exhibition, and Patrick is encouraging artists working in any medium to submit their work to be reviewed and considered for a month-long showing beginning October 24.

"There's no theme. There's no limitations, only that it be visual media," Patrick says.

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Wits 2014 fall lineup announced

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We're not ready to think about how fast the end of summer is approaching. However, it's that time of year when fall schedules are announced. This week, Wits has released it's lineup for the coming months. The variety show features comedians, musicians, and actors each installment for a series of skits, musical interludes, and chit-chat.

This season looks as promising as ever, with visits from Neil Gaiman, Maria Bamford, Colin Hanks, and an epic show featuring Weird Al, Paul F. Tomkins, and Paget Brewster. While most shows are still slated to be hosted by the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, the program is also making trips to the Guthrie in Minneapolis, Escher Auditorium in St. Joseph, and the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon.

Take a look at the complete lineup after the jump.

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HOTB to cut programming and staff

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Cartooon played at HOTB earlier this year.
Long a stalwart of the alternative theater community, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre has announced it will cut staff and programming starting in September.

It's another sign of the troubles even well-established arts organizations can face in the early 21st century, as traditional funding sources have dried up and not been replaced. Recent years have seen similar struggles at the likes of Penumbra and the Children's Theatre Company, while the community still stings from the loss of Theatre de la Jeune Lune.

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St. Anthony Main Theatre honors Robin Williams with free movie screening

Sad news broke earlier this week as Robin Williams was found dead in his home. Over his 40-plus-year career, the iconic actor starred in campy TV shows, Oscar-winning dramas, beloved kid flicks, and quirky comedies.

To honor his enduring career, St. Anthony Main Theatre will be offering a free screening this weekend of Dead Poet's Society, one of his most popular movies.

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Bain Boehlke to retire from the Jungle in 2015

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Bain Boehlke in A Life in the Theater.
Jungle Theater founder and guiding spirit Bain Boehlke will step aside after more than two decades in charge in June 2015. Boehlke, the company's artistic director, made the announcement Monday evening to the Jungle Board.

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Just announced: Zombie Pub Crawl 10 is moving

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Big news for fans of binge drinking and the undead: The fine folks who organize the super-popular Zombie Pub Crawl have announced a date and location for the 2014 zombie apocalypse. The party has previously been hosted by businesses on the West Bank, with a few satellite adventures in St. Paul and a year in northeast Minneapolis. This year, the bash is moving to a new part of town: the Warehouse District.

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Be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune

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Ever dreamed about being on a game show? This weekend is your chance to live the dream, as Wheel of Fortune is coming to Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley in search of contestants interested in spinning that wheel and maybe winning some fabulous prizes.

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The Turkeys launch new material on My Damn Channel


Last year, local standup heavyweights Gabe Noah, Chris Maddock, Kjell Bjorgen, Isaac Witty, Nate Abshire, Gus Lynch, and Chris Knutson teamed up with L.A.-based video producer Matt Olson to form the Turkeys. Together, the group created a series of digital sketches that aired online and in comedy clubs. This year, they're taking things to the next level, having landed a distribution deal with My Damn Channel Comedy Network. Fans will be able to check out new videos every Tuesday.

The comedy team recently loaded up three videos for your viewing pleasure. Sketches include a hilarious, not-so-erotic tale from a novelist; a standup frustrated at his psychologist, who is mining him for material/standup advice; and a male talk-show parody heavy on the toilet humor.

You can watch the videos after the jump.

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