Category Archives: Culture

Tribeca Film Festival Closes With ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and ‘The Godfather’ Cast Reunion

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This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will not only be remembered for its impressive array of films, but also for a number of controversial firsts. An airline commercial was pulled from showing, reporters were infuriated to find James Franco and Shai LaBeouf absent from a red carpet premiere, and the new Immersive Storyscapes feature allowed audiences to experience virtual reality in an all new way. As if all that wasn’t enough, the 2017 celebration wrapped with special showings and cast reunions for two of the biggest films in history: Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. Continue reading

MayDay Parade & Festival

Location: Starts at 25th St E & Bloomington Ave S // End at Powderhorn Park (3400 15th Ave S)
When: Sunday, May 7th // Noon-7PM

As spring gets into full swing, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, is preparing to throw their annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony & Festival. The event is meant to celebrate the upcoming summer months, as well as to shed light on issues that effect the mainly working class Powderhorn community. The oft-slept on Powderhorn Park will host a variety of food vendors along with 5 separate areas of entertainment, including 4 stages. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even grab a canoe ride in Powderhorn’s fairly large lake. The MayDay Festival is FREE and an all ages event, so make sure to be mindful of the young ones. Click the link below for a full run down of this year’s musical guests and check out a few photos from prior years.

MayDay Music Lineup

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Remembering Acclaimed Director Jonathan Demme 1944-2017

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Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme, know to most for directing The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, passed away last week at the age of 73. Known for his personal approach to filmmaking, Demme left behind an extensive portfolio of work, ranging from documentaries, independent films, cult remakes, and blockbuster dramas. His early work dates back to 1970s satire films like Fighting Mad and Handle with Care. Melvin and Howard made the director a household name in 1980, and Mr. Demme went on to direct a number of films and documentaries before making history in the early 1990s with Silence and Philadelphia. Both were box-office successes and culturally significant films that touched on a number of highly debated issues. Continue reading

2017 Tribeca Film Festival Is Now Underway

masks at festival

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival is once again underway in New York City. Entries in this year’s festival include films from 28 countries, which are being shown from April 19th to April 30th. The festival has already seen a fair share of controversy this year. Photographers and reporters were incensed to find some lesser known actors walking on the red carpet wearing masks of James Franco, Shia LaBeouf, and Greta Gerwig instead of the actors themselves for the premiere of the film Flames. In addition, a commercial for United Airlines, which was originally scheduled to appear at the festival, was pulled from the line up after the controversy surrounding Dr. David Dao being violently dragged off one of their flights. Despite a fair share of controversy, which has always been typical of the Hollywood scene, there have been some impressive displays at this year’s festivities. Continue reading

Legacy Glassworks

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Location: 2928 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat: 11AM-11AM, Sun: 11AM-6PM

Last weekend, we got the chance to stop by Legacy Glassworks in Minneapolis’ Lyn-Lake neighborhood and lets just say we enjoyed what we saw. Their space sits right off the corners of Lake and Lyndale, a growing intersection which has seen somewhat of a transformation over the last few years. Upon entering the store the first thing we noticed was the vast amount of artwork displayed all over the room, not too much clutter, just a TON of local glass work and artwork. Artisanal wares from necklaces to paintings, to glass pipes to beads, this place has it all at decent prices. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, one thing that set this place a notch above others in my book. Word around town is that they even offer glassblowing classes from time to time. Whether your stopping in for something economical or looking to make an investment in a piece of artwork, they’ve got you covered; check out some of the pics above and click the link below for their official website.

LegacyGlass.com

SSSDude-Fest Block Party

Location: SE 7th St & SE 14th Ave
When: Saturday, April 22nd @ Noon

If you haven’t been over to SSSDude-Nutz yet make that a priority for the future. They offer an eccentric, rotating variety of donuts with equally eccentric names like the peanut butter laced “50 Tyson,” or cookies & cream inspired “No Flex Zone.” This Saturday they’ll host a block party with performances from MycDazzle and Madi Wayne, as well as DJ sets from The Breakfast Club, DJ Cilantro, DJ Rowsheen, and DJ Cig AM. Click the link below for SSSDude-Nutz official website.

SSSDude-Nutz.com

Fifth Element/Rhymesayers Record Store Day 2017

Location: 2411 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, April 22nd // 9AM-7PM

This weekend is looking like a glorious one for anyone in the Twin Cities. Not only will we celebrate the life of the late great Prince, Record Store Day festivities will also be plentiful across the metro. One of the more notable RSD events is Fifth Element/Rhymesayer’s annual sale at their headquarters in Uptown. This year they’ll be offering 20% of select vinyls and up to 50% off select CDs, they will also have a boat load of merch and used vinyl to dig through. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be live sets from DJ Keezy, Destiny Roberts, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, and DJ Just Nine. This event is free and open to all ages, make sure to come early if you’re serious about scoring some of the hotter deals.

Show Me The Body x Greenroom Zine Release

Location: 2524 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Tuesday, April 11th @ 7PM

Tonight, Greenroom Magazine and Show Me The Body will celebrate the release of their zine at the Greenhouse. The event will also feature music from Dreamcrushers and Psymun, as well as a few guests. The door for this one is only $10 and all attendees will receive a free issue of the zine. Click the link below to buy tickets now, space is very limited.

Show Me The Body x Greenroom Tickets

Alex Wiley Meet & Greet @ PIFF

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Alex Wiley stopped by PIFF in Minneapolis before his show for a meet and greet with his fans. The afternoon was very chill with a lot of dope gear being worn and sold. Check out some of the pics above and stay tuned for more from PIFF.

Look For New George Lazenby Documentary ‘Becoming Bond’ On Hulu This May

A new documentary centered around the youngest actor to portray British agent James Bond 007 (and for only one film) is coming to Hulu this May 20th. George Lazenby, a car salesman from Australia, famously conned his way into the role by going to meet with producer Albert R. Broccoli, securing an audition by claiming he had acting experience in his native Australia, which wasn’t true. He was, however, able to pull off an audition that was good enough to convince fellow producer Harry Saltzman of his worthiness for the part, and thus On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) became the first Bond film without original actor Sean Connery appearing in the title role. Although audiences and critics had mixed reviews upon its release, OHMSS has, over the years, became one of the more favored entries in the Bond franchise. Incidentally, Lazenby is also the only actor to have received major recognition for his portrayal of the character, earning a Golden Globe nomination in 1970 for Most Promising Newcomer/Best New Star. Continue reading