October 22, 2019

Scene + Heard: Cathedral Festival of Lights Gala

The Cathedral Festival of Lights Gala, held at the Cathedral of St. Paul, celebrated the restoration of the stained-glass windows that light the Shrine of the Nations. Sponsored by the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit historic preservation organization dedicated to restoring and enhancing the cathedral, the evening included tours, a live auction and choir music.
October 10, 2019
Fall looks (from top): Black magic, fall flare, earth to shore, funnel of love, varsity squad and beach walk. See details below.Photographer: Lauren K

Midwest fall fashion means cozy sweaters, stocking caps and flat

Inspired by the rocky shores along the East Coast, fall fashions are cool-toned, textured and layered. Summer's crop tops have given way to long, cozy…
October 10, 2019
Brittany Marie Wilson and Brittany D. Parker at the Cowles Center's Gotta Dance gala.

Scene + Heard: Cowles Center celebrates with annual Gotta Dance Gala

The Cowles Center paid homage to the silver screen at its annual Gotta Dance gala. The evening was filled with performances inspired by the likes…
October 7, 2019
Kimberley Robinson, singer Ashley DuBose and Patricia Adams.

Scene + Heard: Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery celebrates its first year

Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis was the backdrop for the Northern Lights Gala sponsored by the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery. The…
September 30, 2019
Britney Hensen demonstrates how she would make a piece of jewelry from driftwood she collected from the shore of Lake Superior. ALEX KORMANN ¥ alex.k

Minnesota driftwood becomes beautiful jewelry

"Seeing the vibrancy of the driftwood, I realized it could be a wearable thing," Hansen says.
Home & Garden
September 28, 2019
Flowers from Twin Cities Flower Exchange.

Getting married? Designers make case for 'unusual and beautiful' Minnesota-grown flowers

Thanks to colorful and surprising choices, using locally grown flowers doesn't mean you're limited to daisies in a jar.
September 26, 2019
Jess Schneider anad Debra Ziemann at the 2019 Hunger Bash.

Scene + Heard: The Food Group's Hunger Bash

Guests at the eighth annual Hunger Bash, held at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center, were treated to fine food, music and inspiring stories…
September 23, 2019
Executive director/founder Rachel Mairose, Dr. Tanya Schulte, Mark Vannurden, Abbey Dockendorf at Bone Appetit, a gala to benefit Secondhand Hounds.

Scene + Heard: Bone Appetit fundraiser for Secondhand Hounds

Guests at Secondhand Hounds’ Bone Appetit were treated to traditional fundraiser fare — high-profile hosts, music, a live auction and tasty treats (by the likes…
September 22, 2019
Credit: Emily FreitasMille boutique on Grand Avenue in Minneapolis.

A peek inside Minneapolis boutique Mille, home of romantic, feminine styles

inside peek MilleThe origin: Mille got its start a decade ago in owner Michelle LeBlanc's home. "I had always worked in boutiques and then, after…
September 20, 2019
Louisa Darr, Payton Seacrist, H. Adam Harris, Autumn Ness and Madison Neal at the 2019 Curtain Call Ball.

Scene + Heard: Children's Theatre Curtain Call Ball

The 2019 Curtain Call Ball, Children’s Theatre Company’s annual fundraiser, was a mystical experience. For the Mystical Menagerie themed event, steampunk costumed characters entertained guests.…
September 5, 2019
Taylor Roton, Kat Perkins, Carolyn Anderson at the 2019 AngelHair Beauty Bash.

Scene + Heard: AngelHair Beauty Bash

Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis hosted the 2019 AngelHair Beauty Bash, which brought together patrons young and old to help support women with cancer. The…
August 29, 2019
Capt. Tesseyman (Greg Marchand), Kain Preston (Jess Monaghan).

Scene + Heard: Minnesota Renaissance Festival

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival once again drew merrymakers of all ages to Shakopee. Some dressed for the occasion in medieval-inspired costumes. Lords and ladies, knights…
August 22, 2019
Amanda Olson, Lori Stellick, Jeanette Appold and Jeanne Dilling at Meals on Heels.

Scene + Heard: Meals on Heels

  Guests in “cocktail party” attire and killer shoes attended the Meals on Heels gala at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis, hosted by social…
August 15, 2019
Neil Greenbush and Andrea Witt.

Scene + Heard: Three Rivers Foundation Summerbration at the Cabin

Guests at the Summerbration at the Cabin fundraiser at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove enjoyed North Woods activities — ax throwing, rock climbing…
August 8, 2019
Aparna Ramaswamy, Tamara Nadel, Ranee Ramaswamy, Jessica Fiala and Ashwini Ramaswamy at Ragamala Mela.

Scene + Heard: Ragamala Mela

The annual fundraiser for Ragamala Dance Company, held at the Paikka event space in St. Paul, featured food trucks, drinks and silent and live auctions,…
August 1, 2019
Jim and Mary Alice Mayerle at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Taste & Toast.

Scene + Heard: Taste & Toast at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Taste & Toast, guests meandered through picture-perfect gardens, sampling savory and sweet treats and sipping drinks from 40 vendors, including…
July 25, 2019
Rosalie Norris Gutman and Beatrix Gutman.

Scene + Heard: Matheatre

The steampunk-themed fundraiser for Matheatre was full of surprises, from creative snow cones to elemental bingo. Founded in ­Minneapolis, the touring company promotes science, technology,…
July 18, 2019
Ambassador Ngosa Simbyakula from the Republic of Zambia, Cholwe Hantuba, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

Scene + Heard: Books for Africa fundraising luncheon

Books for Africa’s “Reading Is Believing” fundraising luncheon at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul featured Ambassador Ngosa Simbyakula of Zambia. Started in…
July 11, 2019
Students from Marcy Open School at the Project Success Dreams to Action event at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.

Scene + Heard: Project Success Dreams to Action breakfast

Project Success celebrated 25 years of connecting students to their purpose at the seventh annual Dreams to Action breakfast at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden…
July 3, 2019
Guthrie artistic director Joseph Haj and Martha Goldberg Aronson at the 2019 Guthrie Gala.

Scene + Heard: 'Rockin' the Boat' at Guthrie gala 2019

“Rockin’ the Boat” was the theme for the annual black-tie gala at the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Guests gathered for cocktails and a silent…