Music
October 20
Gully Boys at First Avenue’s annual Best New Bands showcase in January 2019.

Minneapolis rockers Gully Boys' stolen van turns up 'a total value loss'

The trio will be using a borrowed van and gear at upcoming shows, now including a 7th St. Entry residency newly announced for December.
Stage & Arts
October 20
J.C. Cutler plays Sol Shank in “The People’s Violin” at Six Points Theater, which was formerly known as Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company.

Some say theater, others say theatre — what's the deal?

The former Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company has a new name and shifts to the ER camp.
Variety
October 20

Ask Amy: Estranged son is cut out of will

Dear Amy: My husband's narcissistic father died by suicide three months ago. After spending 25 years of our adult life dealing with his childish, nasty,…
TV & Media
October 20
Selma Blair gives an intimate look at her life in the documentary, “Introducing, Selma Blair,” as she struggles through the debilitating symptoms

Selma Blair gives the performance of her life in new documentary

Critics' guide on what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend
TV & Media
October 20
John Oliver

John Oliver spotlights Minnesota car dealership

Zumbrota Ford is featured in HBO's late-night bit.
Variety
October 20
Matt Ouren plays Jack the Scarecrow in “The Spookley Halloween Show!”

Twin Cities theater company films new Spookley puppet show

The square pumpkin is celebrating 20 years and is part of anti-bullying efforts
Variety
October 20
Michelle Young meets a fellow Minnesotan on the season premiere of “The Bachelorette.”

Minnesotan Michelle Young makes her debut as 'The Bachelorette' in season premiere

The 28-year-old Minnesota teacher met the 30 men competing for her heart.
Music
October 19
Dessa and Minnesota Orchestra conductor Sarah Hicks bumped fists at the end of the concert.

Minnesota Orchestra gives conductor/broadcast host Sarah Hicks a 3-year contract extension

The longtime pops conductor became the face of the orchestra in live telecasts during the pandemic.
Music
October 19
The Weeknd

The Weeknd calls off St. Paul show and his entire arena tour, aiming for stadiums next summer

No word on stadium dates but refunds will be automatically given for Jan. 21 Xcel Energy Center concert.
Local
October 19
Families made their way through Terminal 1 on Tuesday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. A long weekend of teacher conferences has prompte

MSP expects 'passenger spike' for busier MEA weekend

Passenger levels at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are expected to be higher than last year, though not at pre-pandemic highs, during the annual MEA conference break for Minnesota educators and students.
Stage & Arts
October 19
JuCoby Johnson is the narrator in “Every Brilliant Thing” at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis.

Multifaceted 'Every Brilliant Thing' exults in living

Jungle Theater's one-act play is interactive and performed with the house lights on.
Home & Garden
October 19
Adult screech owl.

Young screech owls make themselves at home in urban backyards, but you might not notice

Pint-size owls, just 8 1/2 inches tall, might have nested right in your own backyard.
Variety
October 19
Suni Lee and Sasha Farber danced the Charleston on “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday night.

Suni Lee proves she was born to hand jive on 'Dancing With the Stars'

The St. Paul gymnast has advanced to Week 6.
Variety
October 19
Mick Jagger went incognito to the Thirsty Beaver Saloon before the Rolling Stones’ concert in Charlotte, N.C., last month.

7 places Mick Jagger should visit in the Twin Cities this weekend

He hit the town before Rolling Stones tour stops in Charlotte and Nashville. Here are some suggestions before Sunday's big gig at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Music
October 19
The Replacements circa 1981 around the making of “Sorry Ma,” from left: drummer Chris Mars, bassist Tommy Stinson (still in his early teens), fron

Yesterday's 'Trash:' New box set recasts the Replacements' first and most fun album

Unearthed treasures in "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash" demonstrate the Minneapolis rock legends' greatness from the get-go.
Variety
October 19
Can you craft a very scary pet costume for our Halloween contest?

Submissions for Pet Costume Contest due today

Dress up your pet, snap a photo and enter now
Music
October 18
Gully Boys’ alert about their stolen van and gear has been retweeted 800-plus times but has yet to turn up any solid leads.

Thieves ran off with Gully Boys' van and gear ahead of the Minneapolis rockers' tour

The punk trio is supposed to hit the road Friday, but widely shared tweets about the heist have come up short so far.
Stage & Arts
October 18
Kimberly Richardson is bedeviled by “The Red Shoes” in Open Eye Theatre’s noir comedy.

Noir-influenced 'Red Shoes' showcases dazzling work by Kimberly Richardson

Review: The fairy tale/detective story features the actor in multiple roles.
Variety
October 18

Ask Amy: Needy mom needs to step aside

Dear Amy: My 57-year-old husband has stage 4 terminal pancreatic cancer. This is a terrible time for our family. My focus is on my husband…
Variety
October 18
Martin Short, left, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez

Comedy legend Steve Martin gets serious about bullying, Selena Gomez and his upcoming Minnesota event

As his Hulu series "Only Murders in the Building" wrapped up, he talked about the virtual Q&A he'll do for PACER Center next month.