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Covering life, work, and play in the Historic Mill District and Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront neighborhoods. Have local news or events to share?  Contact us.

Gold Medal Park to Be Preserved for 50 Years

Letter to the Editor - Together We Can Stop Crown Hydro

Opinion: Water Works Design Threatens Historic Riverfront

Crown Hydro Action Alert: Submit Your Comments to the Feds

Monday
Nov282011

Tonight - Leo Kottke at the Guthrie Theater

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Guthrie, Wurtele Thrust Stage, 801 2nd Street South

For the past three decades, Leo Kottke has pursued a unique musical vision that has placed him among the foremost acoustic guitar stylists of our time. Kottke's ability to embrace folk idioms and pop melodies as readily as he assimilates jazz and classical influences makes him unique among guitar virtuosi.

Over the years, Kottke has worked in the studio and shared concert stages with everyone from Lyle Lovett, Mike Gordon, John Fahey, T-Bone Burnett and Rickie Lee Jones, to Paco de Lucia, Pepe Romero, John Williams, John McLaughlin and Joe Pass. Since the guitarist's 1969 debut, 12 String Blues, recorded live at a Minneapolis folk club, Kottke went on to release over 30 studio albums, consistently winning over new fans while continuing to surprise and delight longtime aficionados.

Monday
Nov282011

Zen Box's "Meat and Potato" Recipe on KARE 11 [Video]

Co-Owner/Chef John of Zen Box Izakaya, 602 Washington Avenue South, was recently featured on KARE 11.  He demonstrated a traditional Japanese winter meat and potato dish called Nikujaga.

If you haven't yet had a chance to experience this new Zen Box location, consider treating yourself to a reprieve from the Holiday madness.  Not only is their food delicious, it's simply a welcoming, feel good environment.

Monday
Nov282011

The Week Ahead in Mill City / November 28 - December 4

Each Monday morning we provide an easy to reference list of events and activities for the week ahead in the Mill City neighborhood.  Submit your events here...

Monday, November 28

Leo Kottke at the Guthrie

Tuesday, November 29

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Public Meeting

Upper River Forum

Wednesday, November 30

Elegant Entertaining with Local Flavors Class at Local D'Lish

Thursday, December 1

Members Double Discount Holiday Shopping Weekend at Mill City Museum

Friday, December 2

Live Music at Crooked Pint Ale House

Live Music at Aster Cafe

An 'Eventually' Christmas: Holidays at the Mill at Mill City Museum

Members Double Discount Holiday Shopping Weekend at Mill City Museum

Minneapolis Beard & Moustache Club Meeting at Grumpy's

Winter Wonderland Cocktails Class at Local D'Lish

Saturday, December 3

The Royal Guard at Central Library

Members Double Discount Holiday Shopping Weekend at Mill City Museum

Marbled Paper, Holiday Cards and Ornaments at MCBA

Live Music at Crooked Pint Ale House

Live Music at Aster Cafe

Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest Winners at Mill City Museum

Washburn A Mill Tour at Mill City Museum

Guthrie's How'd They do That Workshop: A Christmas Carol

EQ Spoken Word: Remi Kanazi and Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio at The Loft

Sunday, December 4

Talk & Taste: Urban Gardens at Central Library

Members Double Discount Holiday Shopping Weekend at Mill City Museum

Vikings and Denver Broncos at the Dome

Quick Weeknight Meals Class at Local D'Lish

1850s Holiday Party at Ard Godfrey House

Sunday
Nov272011

Minneapolis Park and Rec Board Posts Winter-Spring Activities Guide

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) new Winter-Spring Guide (November 2011 - April 2012) is available online and at recreation centers and libraries citywide.

The Guide highlights popular recreational opportunities available at parks, lakes and recreation centers throughout Minneapolis, and features activities, amenities, events and sports for youth, teens and adults at recreation centers.

Once winter weather conditions allow, the park system’s award-winning outdoor recreation facilities become available, including ice skating, skiing, snowboarding and tubing. The Guide lists hours for ice rink warming houses, ski chalets, tubing and snowboarding areas and recreation centers.

For updates on your favorite winter activities, sign up for paperless, electronic emails specific to your choice of topics.

Saturday
Nov262011

HUGE Turn Out for 2011 Turkey Day 5K

It was a perfect Thanksgiving morning for the 2011 Turkey Day 5K (unlike last year's single digit temps and blowing snow), with over 12,000 runners, walkers, wheelers and pets participating.

2011 Turkey Day 5K

2011 Turkey Day 5K

2011 Turkey Day 5K

2011 Turkey Day 5K

Turkey Day 5K 2011

2011 Turkey Day 5K

Friday
Nov252011

This Weekend in Mill City / November 25-27