Variety
October 22
Minnesota artists make buttons and stickers to get out the vote

Minnesota artists make buttons and stickers to get out the vote

Nonpartisan voter turnout initiative distributes 40,000 artist-made buttons and stickers.
Variety
October 20
Minneapolis music hero Tony Glover's archives to be auctioned including rare interviews with Dylan, Hendrix

Minneapolis music hero Tony Glover's archives to be auctioned including rare interviews with Dylan, Hendrix

The collection includes records, autographed books by Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, and signed correspondence from Joan Baez, Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan.
Home & Garden
October 19

Blue jays love peanuts

An entertaining peanut feeder
Home & Garden
October 15

Here is a cardinal nest

Friction holds it together
Home & Garden
October 15

Bird migration report

Good to better upcoming
Home & Garden
October 15

Pity the birds in Phoenix

Birds don't like it any better than people do.
Music
October 8
Lucinda Williams will stream series of themed concerts to benefit First Avenue, the Dakota

Lucinda Williams will stream series of themed concerts to benefit First Avenue, the Dakota

"Lu's Jukebox" kicks off Oct. 22 with a Tom Petty tribute, followed by salutes to Southern soul, 1960s country, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and holiday tunes.
Stage & Arts
October 8
SooVAC gallery reopens with three new exhibitions about the Black experience, masculinity and abstraction

SooVAC gallery reopens with three new exhibitions about the Black experience, masculinity and abstraction

The Minneapolis gallery requires masks and is open at reduced capacity and hours.
Variety
October 7
Annual Red Wing arts fest goes hybrid in-person and virtual

Annual Red Wing arts fest goes hybrid in-person and virtual

The COVID-friendly event is outdoors and socially distanced.
Music
October 6
Buzzy newcomer Omar Apollo to perform first live concert at Paisley Park during pandemic

Buzzy newcomer Omar Apollo to perform first live concert at Paisley Park during pandemic

Newcomer, who sings in English and Spanish, will sing on Oct. 27 for 100 people, with the concert to be streamed later.
Variety
October 2
Three-day outdoor art fest on St. Paul's Payne Av. highlights justice & solidarity

Three-day outdoor art fest on St. Paul's Payne Av. highlights justice & solidarity

The COVID-friendly event focuses on 50 BIPOC artists and 20 East St. Paul businesses
Music
October 1
Lissie to play five outdoor October concerts at Icehouse in Minneapolis

Lissie to play five outdoor October concerts at Icehouse in Minneapolis

The Midwest folk-rocker will play some shows solo, some with her band
Variety
October 1
Minnesota History Center reopens after months of COVID closure

Minnesota History Center reopens after months of COVID closure

Furloughed staff also returned to the museum.
Variety
September 30
Hippo Campus, Bob Mould contribute to all-star voting rights compilation

Hippo Campus, Bob Mould contribute to all-star voting rights compilation

A fundraiser for the nonpartisan Voting Rights Lab, the 77-track project will feature new songs, demos, covers and live tracks from Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Yola and others.
Variety
September 29
Tame Impala reschedules postponed concert for Oct. 10, 2021 in St. Paul

Tame Impala reschedules postponed concert for Oct. 10, 2021 in St. Paul

Refunds will be available until Oct. 29, 2020 for the psychedelic Australian band.
Variety
September 28
Why did Prince's 'Purple Rain' jump 68 spots to No. 8 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums list?

Why did Prince's 'Purple Rain' jump 68 spots to No. 8 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums list?

Bob Dylan landed eights albums on the list, Prince four and the Replacements and Husker Du one each.
Home & Garden
September 28

Birds: heavy migration tonight

And Tuesday, with good birding possible on following mornings
Variety
September 25
Franconia Sculpture Park celebrates opening of new $2 million dollar facility

Franconia Sculpture Park celebrates opening of new $2 million dollar facility

This Saturday's ribbon cutting event includes an art exhibition, live performances, and lots of food trucks
Music
September 19

Influential Twin Cities radio DJ John Pete dies at age 82

On free-form KQRS, he introduced Twin Cities music lovers to Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Steely Dan and Shawn Phillips.
Variety
September 18
Former Classical MPR host Garrett McQueen addresses his firing in new podcast

Former Classical MPR host Garrett McQueen addresses his firing in new podcast

"Do I acknowledge my actions were against the rules...? Yes. Do I acknowledge wrongdoing? Absolutely not."

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