Minnesota State Fair celebrates a host of talented artists

Minnesota State Fair celebrates a host of talented artists

Random acts of beauty punctuate the 2015 State Fair fine art show, along with keen observations, refined craftsmanship, novel designs, mysterious animals and more.
Eat & Drink

Rick Nelson tries every new State Fair food – and tells all

August 27
Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson is in for a marathon day at the Minnesota State Fair, sampling every new food offered for 2015. Let out your belt and follow along.
5 reasons to care about Saturday's Totally Gross National Product party
Music

5 reasons to care about Saturday's Totally Gross National Product party

August 27
There's plenty to chew on for Totally Gross National Product's latest mini-fest at Icehouse.
Strong female roles highlight screwball farce 'Mistress America'
Movies

Strong female roles highlight screwball farce 'Mistress America' 

August 27
REVIEW: Noah Baumbach pumps a lot of drama into his take on the screwball comedy.
Kelsea Ballerini and Brandy Clark are bringing female voices back to country radio
Music

Kelsea Ballerini and Brandy Clark are bringing female voices back to country radio

August 27
Radio's dance card is overcrowded with boot-scootin' men, but two of Nashville's rising stars boast new moves.
Movies

Dystopian love triangle in 'Z for Zachariah' lacks electricity 

August 27
REVIEW: Three survivors of a nuclear disaster are resourceful but listless in “Z for Zachariah.”
Music

Big Gigs for Aug. 28-Sept. 3: State Fair concerts, X, Grrrl Prty, more

August 27
August has brought the two biggest successes from “American idol” to the Twin Cities – Kelly Clarkson and now Carrie Underwood. The country singer is one of many acts performing at the State Fair.
Event Calendar
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  • Music
    Twin Cities Early Music Festival: The monthlong festival ends with performances of Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice.”
    Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
  • Music
    Twin Cities Early Music Festival: The monthlong festival ends with performances of Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice.”
    Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
    On The Stage
    Church Basement Ladies: The play that spun off four sequels returns 10 years after it launched.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
    On The Stage
    Church Basement Ladies: The play that spun off four sequels returns 10 years after it launched.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Paul Shambroom: Lost: A photography show documenting lost pet fliers, weapons repurposed as monuments and lost gloves.
    Family Events
    Arthur's World: Through imaginative, hands-on activities, kids will sharpen their creative thinking and experience the power of cooperation, starting a new chapter in a lifelong learning adventure.
    On The Stage
    Church Basement Ladies: The play that spun off four sequels returns 10 years after it launched.
Movies
special feature
“Duets” celebrates unique relationships between pairs of Twin Citians.
special report
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
special project
Amid fall’s flamboyant colors, subtle scenes hold their own stunning beauty.