Film in the City at the Midtown Market!

On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.

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Swandive Theatre celebrates five years of community engagement

2014 marks the fifth year of Veggie Stock Theatre, a backyard play reading series, presented by Swandive Theatre. Veggie Stock Theatre, the brainchild of Swandive founders Meg DiSciorio and Damon Runnals, began in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood and moved with them to Corcoran when they bought their home in 2011. Each year during the last two Saturdays in August and the first two Saturdays in September their backyard is transformed into an impromptu performance space.

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TC Weekend | Beloved Community Celebration, Lola Art Crawl, Chipotle Cultivate, MN State Fair and more!

It’s hard to believe it's time for the Minnesota State Fair, but here we are. The Great Minnesota Get-together has begun, serving as a gentle reminder that summer is fleeting. Below you'll find a few engaging events around town to attend if you’re not quite ready to join the crowds at the State Fair.

Let us know how you will spend the weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.

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A snapshot of tribal libraries: 40-89 percent do not have broadband access!

The first 6 months of the year I spent time every month on the Fond du Lac reservation – specifically at the tribal center in Cloquet. There’s a library in the tribal center – with computers and good broadband. And once I month I was in the building providing some kind of Internet/computer training. Turns out FdL is top of the class when compared to other tribal libraries.

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SE 21st Ave: A Rob Kirby comic

I’m Rob Kirby, a Minneapolis cartoonist. I occasionally draw installments for a series of comics called “Time Forgot,” which pays tribute to old and/or forgotten places and artifacts in the city that interest me. The latest episode is “SE 21st Ave,” a mini-tribute to a cool little block in the SE Como area that I took a real shine to.

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SOUNDING OFF ON SOUNDS | Zsamé Morgan carries the act in The Rebirth: Mind, Body & Soul

(Photo courtesy of Wenso Ashby)

Wenso Ashby featuring Zsamé, was, at one point, the last word in Twin Cities smooth jazz/neo-soul. Then, pianist-producer-composer Ashby ignored the old adage: If it's workin' don't fix it.

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Shots from North Minneapolis: FLOW Northside Arts Crawl in photos

(Photo by Emily Jarrett Hughes, Wisdom Dances, www.wisdomdances.com)

On the last weekend of July, the North Minneapolis community came out in full force to celebrate its artists, entrepreneurs, music and the joy of being together.

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This week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 18,–Sunday 24, 2014

I have noticed the State Fairgrounds getting busier and busier. Folks have been breaking in the place and the anticipation is enough to stave off the pangs that come with the last gasp of summer. Over the next two weeks, a lot of people, young and old, will be back to school. Something will be different soon, if nothing else than a temporary reprieve from the change of scenery, staving off the fits of boredom that visit youngsters and some of us grownups who insist to a parent or caretaker, “There’s nothing to do!”

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