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Love Thy Neighborhood

Love Thy Neighborhood: Introducing a new column about urban and community development

Macalester, unlike similar small liberal arts colleges, enjoys the privilege of being located within a major metropolitan area. With the two largest cities in Minnesota at our disposal, the opportunities students enjoy because of our location are limitless. This year, I’m writing a new column that aims to discuss community and urban development on campus,…

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Forecast: See what your cities have in store

AKRON/FAMILY 7th St. Entry Saturday, April 13 Akron/family is a dynamic, improv-heavy band that combines indie rock, folk and psychedelia with found sound and heavy doses of experimentation. They’re also a band that started in a Williamsburg coffee shop when Williamsburg coffee shops were more original and less “Girls” (read: they don’t suck). Check out…

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Events: Twin Cities area

MUSIC// Gravel Road Touring Showcase featuring Chastity Brown, Actual Wolf and Barbara Jean $12-15 at Cedar Cultural Center, Friday, April 5, 8p Gravel Road Touring is a Minneapolis booking collective that represents artists Chastity Brown, Actual Wolf, and Barbara Jean. The group has evolved from being The Pines booking agency to a cooperative, artist-run agency…

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Twin Cities events

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…

HOURCAR plans expansion using grant funding
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HOURCAR plans expansion using grant funding

HOURCAR, the car-sharing network run by the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC), announced Wednesday that they will be expanding from 39 to 70 cars throughout the Twin Cities. The expansion is made possible by two grants, one from the McKnight Foundation and one from the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, and will take place over the next…

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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…

Get sum dim sum: Mandarin Kitchen
Food & Drink

Get sum dim sum: Mandarin Kitchen

When I went to China over winter break, my hosts in their generosity effectively force fed me out of kindness, plying me with ambiguous meats (“It’s like a turtle…but not…”) and never-ending mounds of food on my plates. It was food trauma. I ate to be polite and I ate to prove my Chineseness. When…

Arab Film Festival
Arts

Arab Film Festival

The last Twin Cities Arab Film Festival opened with a short. Voicemail recordings, full of love and fear, played over grainy footage of abandoned buildings and half-finished construction sites. At the end of the seven-minute running time, a man in the audience stood up and cried, “That is not my Egypt!” But for filmmaker Heba…

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