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FILM// Mizna Twin Cities Arab Film Festival $8 at Heights Theater, Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 17, various showing times Here in Minneapolis, we have the second longest standing Arab film festival in North America. Some of the films presented are in some way tied to the Twin Cities, making that global-to-local connection we…

Spring Break: Concerts in the area
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Spring Break: Concerts in the area

Monday, March 18 First Avenue Mainroom ANIMAL COLLECTIVE with DAN DEACON Noisy, experimental psych rockers Animal Collective join forces with former Springfest performer Dan Deacon to play a sold out show in Minneapolis. Both have a history of unconventional live performances—Animal Collective has played entire albums of unreleased material while Deacon sometimes directs his audience…

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Update: Knots on a String

If the stereotypical college band involves sweaty dudes with fuzzy garage acoustics and limited abilities, Macalester’s own Knots on a String is pretty much the exact opposite. Consisting of Rachel Mueller ’13, Leah Plummer ’13, Abby Colehour ’12, Natalie Locke ’11 and Ana Begej ’11, Knots on a String has been performing its distinct brand…

Review: Women of the World poetry slam
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Review: Women of the World poetry slam

Brimming with energy in a bright red dress, Allison Broeren, head of the Minneapolis slam poetry group SlamMN! and host city coordinator of the Women of the Word International Poetry Slam, yelled out to a raucous, slightly tipsy audience already on the edge of their seats. “You are going to assign numerical values to people’s…

Release: Abbie Shaine
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Release: Abbie Shaine

Abbie Shain ’14 released a poetry chapbook entitled “Sweet Ache” on Monday night during the St. Paul Poetry Slam. The junior has been a fixture on the Macalester slam team since her first year and is currently the organization’s chair. Over the past three years, she has been writing poetry and she published the book…

Jacob Rath: Senior Art Major
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Jacob Rath: Senior Art Major

For the past two years, the Arts Section has been interviewing Senior Art Majors about their past, their art, and their hopes for the future. This year, most of the interviews have taken place via email. When given the list of questions that are usually given to the interviewees, Jacob Rath ’13 wrote the following…

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Twin Cities events

Have fun at Founder’s Day this Friday, but don’t miss all the other great events this week. THEATER/DANCE/PERFORMANCE// Alternative Motion Project $15 at The Southern Theater, Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 at 8p.m., Sunday, March 10 at 2p.m. In its second season, this show of dance, spoken word, and original music is returning…

Review: Tame Impala
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Review: Tame Impala

“Trippy,” “hallucinogenic,” and most frequently “kaleidoscopic” are all words often deployed to describe the sound of Australian neo-psychedelic group Tame Impala. But reducing the band and their breakout album Lonerism to old stoner-music clichés misses the point. The vocabulary of psych rock alone won’t suffice. We’re not watching youtube videos of Woodstock or listening to…

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Springfest: performance artists

The Mac Weekly sat down with Springfest organizers Sam Landsberg ’15 and Will Kent-Daggett ’15 to get the scoop on what Springfest 2013 will look like. TMW: Which performers did you settle on? WKD: It’s Big K.R.I.T. and Baths. SL: And a local band called Black Diet. Big K.R.I.T. is headlining, Baths is opening, and…

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