One of Disney‘s iconic animated features, 1977’s Pete’s Dragon, is getting a modernized update and recent news has Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village, The Help) joining the cast lineup. Pete’s Dragon followed an orphan boy, Pete, who is guided and protected by a giant green dragon named Elliot as they pass from town to town trying to evade the abusive family who adopted Pete after his parents died. The film is known for it’s use of animation and live-action film as well as the popular single from the film’s score, Candle on the Water. Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, and Shelley Winters lead the original cast, and the film received two Oscar nominations for Best Score and Best Original Song (Candle on the Water). The new film will be helmed by director David Lowery (Pioneer, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and feature Howard as part of a cast that already includes Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting), Oona Laurence (Penny Dreadful, American Gladiators), and Oakes Fegley (Fort Bliss, This Is Where I Leave You) as Pete. While the original took place in a New England fishing town and featured a musical-style soundtrack, the new film will take place in a tree-logging town and not feature any musical numbers, save the actual score that plays along with the film. Filming is scheduled for this January in New Zealand at Stone Street Studios.
Location: 629 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, November 28th @ 9PM
ECID will be holding the release show for his video “Sign Me Up” tonight at Triple Rock. The Minneapolis spitter will be accompanied by Kristoff Krane, Moodie Black and DJ Fool Proof, as well as live art by Indeed Brewings main man, Chuck U. This one’s 18+ and tickets are still available for only $10. If you’re down for some dope local hip hop, click the link below and cop your tickets NOW.
Location: 629 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, November 26th @ 8PM
The girls from GRRRL PRTY will be live at Triple Rock tonight. After murdering damn near every stage/block party over the summer, they’ll be back with DJ Shannon Blowtorch opening up the night. They’re all pretty busy as solo artists so one can only wonder when they’ll drop a new tape. This one’s 21+ and tickets are on sale now for $13 in advance ($15 at the door), click the link below to buy your tickets before the show sells out.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, November 26th @ 8PM
Twin Cities veteran St. Paul Slim will headline a show at 7th Street Entry tonight. Slim’s been putting in work as an MC in the Twin Cities for quite some time, earning his spot as one of the guys to look up to within both cities’ hip hop scenes. The event has a long lineup with performances from D. Cannons, JayLap, Create, Soft Porecorn and Halogen One to name a few. This one’s 18+ and tickets are available now for $10, if you’re down for some good Twin Cities hip hop this is definitely the show to hit up.
Artist, Ra Paulette, gives us an inside look at this 10 year project. During this time, Ra would come to the sandstones of northern New Mexico, alone. After digging and scraping for years of solidarity, Ra finally has shown his personal creation for all to see. It is absolutely insane to think one man was able to do this. Now that he is putting in the finishing touches, Ra plans to use this space for others for personal discovery.
With Black Friday and Christmas right around the corner, the sales are starting to spring up everywhere. The good guys over at Jugrnaut will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Day sale as planned, but this year they’ve added a “Grey Wednesday” sale for students who leave for break. This extra in-store opportunity affords a lot of people the chance to grab stuff they’d normally miss out on. If you’re lucky enough to stop by you’ll enjoy up to 60% off and an exclusive $15 t-shirt section, perfect for getting fresh for the seasons or snagging an early gift.
Actress Margot Robbie stole the screen last December alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, and now the actress will be taking a lead role in a new film adaptation from director David Ayer (Training Day, The Fast and the Furious). Robbie will appear as Harley Quinn in the big screen adaptation of Suicide Squad, which follows a group of supervillains in the DC Comic universe that receive commuted prison sentences in exchange for performing black ops missions for the federal government. Actors Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises), Jai Courtney (A Good Day To Die Hard, Divergent), Will Smith (Independence Day, Men in Black), and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me) are also rumored to be joining the cast. Justin Marks (The Stranger, Rewind) will adapt the screenplay from the comic books by Ross Andru, Robert Kanigher, and John Ostrander. The film has been scheduled for release in August 2016.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, November 25th @ 8PM
November has been a great month for shows in the Twin Cities as we enter the final week. This Tuesday, PBR will present the Illuminati Party at First Avenue and the event has a pretty dope lineup. The night will feature performances from False Teeth, Pornonono, Cruel Love and the Party Science guys, rounding out what should be a pretty wild Tuesday. This one’s 18+ and tickets are only $5, drinks will be cheap and you can expect a full night of music, so you really can’t go wrong, click the link below for tickets.
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago When: Friday, November 28th @ 6:30PM
2014 has been good for Vic Mensa, he landed On “XXL’s Top 10 Freshmen” list after is highly praised debut project, INNANETAPE, took the web by storm. Tonight, Vic will headline a show at the Metro along with a few special guests. No confirmations, but we’re sure you’ll see some Save Money brethren, and who knows, maybe even a Chance sighting. This one’s all ages and tickets are already sold out, if you’re looking to cop you’ll have to check Craigslist or Facebook, stay tuned for more info.
Mad River is one of those breweries, where everything they touch turns out to be gold (or damn near close). With a badass label attached to this imperial red ale, I knew I had to grab this at the liquor store ($8.99 for a four pack).
This Imperial Red, pours a deep and dark amber red. The lightly carbonated brew, has little to no head and sits at a solid 8.6% ABV. The most immediate feature of this brew, is how fragerant the brew is – it immediately reminds me of one of our homebrews. Heavy on the caramel malts and strong on the sweet citra-fruit style hops – double dread is as one smooth imperial red ale. Make sure to leave a little beer in the bottom of these, as they are full of sediment.
Another one of MADE’s favorite breweries, happens to be Victory. This should be apparent by now, as we feature our third beer by Victory. Victory’s Winter Cheers, is labeled as a celebratory Wheat Ale, when it is really more of a Hefeweizen.
The brew pours a light color with a bit of haze tint to it. This one had me scratching my head at first, “a Hefeweizen served as a winter beer?” Turns out, the beer serves rather delicate, with a slight mix of hops, lemon and bananas. It is absolutely delicious and even comes off a bit of a saison. If you are looking for a light, yet tasty, holiday brew to compliment some of g-ma’s holiday baked goods – look no further.