Thursday, February 1, 2007

l'etoile's Weekend What's What 2/1-2/6

Ahhhh, love in the arctic!

Pump some anti-freeze through that poor sleeting heart lova, because this weekend will be a real chiller. With that in mind, we've included a number of our favorite at-home activities in addition to the usual outside-world offerings. So whether you decide to bundle up or snuggle in, we've worked hard to give your engines a little jump!

Lookin' for love in all the wrong places? Look no further - l'étoile's Valentine's Day guide hits next Monday! That's right, we're gonna save the day again.

smooches,
l'étoile


Take an art-siesta with our friends at mplsart - event photos, art listings and reviews make this site an interesting and à la mode perusal!

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1st

First Thursdays in the Art District

@ Northeast Minneapolis
(multiple locations)

5-9pm / Free

NEMAA’s First Thursdays in the Art District is a little known monthly delight in Northeast Minneapolis. Tour open studios overflowing with artistic treasures throughout the district and maybe stop for bite at one of the many wonderful eateries in the area.

Open Studios: The Qarma Building, Northrup King, Thorp Building, Grainbelt Bottling House, California Building

l’etoile restaurant recommendations: The Sample Room, Psycho Suzi’s, Marina’s Grill, Pop! Restaurant, Mill City Café

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jewelry by Karin Jacobsen - Northrup King #288
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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1st

Brad Senne and Brian Just of Beight

@ Clubhouse Jager
923 Washington Ave.
Minneapolis

Free / 21+

It’s all about Beight tonight at the Clubhouse. Front man Brad Senne and guitarist Brian Just will woo with individual solo stylings at 9pm and 10pm, respectively and Beight as a tight unit at 11pm. Check the band’s MySpace profile for a preview!

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FRIDAY’S ARTIST

This week’s artist is photographer Francesca Tallone, a.k.a. Pattern Clash, hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada. Recently named one of Surface Magazine’s “Avant Guardians”, a coveted title for young and rising fashion photographers, this is definitely someone to keep an eye out for.

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2nd

The Art of Service

@ Altered Esthetics Gallery
1224 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis

7pm-9pm / Free (donations encouraged)

The peculiar kid at your favorite coffee shop, the cute server all your friends hit on, the crabby bartender at the neighborhood dive. Just who are these people, and what do they do when not serving you? In Altered Esthetics' February exhibit “The Art of Service”, 20 artists examine their work, themselves, and those they serve. An eclectic display of photography, poetry, painting and sculpture, the exhibition offers a penetrating look into the service industry.

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2nd

Bob Dylan’s American Journey 1956-1966
Preview Party

@ The Weisman
333 East River Rd.
Minneapolis

7-11pm / $25 - must rsvp 612-626-4747

Preview the exhibition, enjoy food and drink, mingle with fellow Dylan-loving guests at "A Night of Music from the North Country”. Don’t waste time “blowin’ in the wind” - call now to reserve your place!

Performances by: Haley Bonar, "Spider" John Koerner and Tony "Little Sun" Glover, The Big Ticket, Paul Metsa and Jessy Greene.

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2nd

Contemporary Prints from Tokyo
Opening Reception

@ Highpoint Center for Printmaking
2638 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis

6:30-9pm / Free

Highpoint Center for Printmaking presents an exhibit surveying the work of Tokyo-based printmakers. The city is famous for the Edo-period ukiyo-e prints that established the water-based woodcut technique. The spirit of innovation continues in the small print shops, old woodcut workshops and venerable art institutions that live within one of the world’s largest metropolises. This exhibit features 30 works on display by nine different artists. Runs through April 7th.

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2nd

Pluto; And Other Lies My Teacher Told Me

@ Brave New Workshop
2605 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis

8pm / $15 / Previews Feb. 1st-4th

Cast members Lauren Anderson, Joe Bozic, Josh Eakright, and Mike Fotis have emerged from the lab with comic concoctions about stem cells, evolution, viral video, consumer technology, and the fact that we suddenly only have 8 planets in the solar system. If you've been blinded with science, bring your safety goggles & pocket protectors to the Brave New Workshop, because class is in session!

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOPPING

Shop, Don’t Drop!

Visit this tasty, tasteful site for hand picked frippery from the boutiques you’d love to patronize if you only had the frequent flier miles. Gather up lady-like luxury from Lyell, cool elegance from Shelly Steffee, and adorable adornments from In God We Trust and so much more. Bookmark this site not only for fantastic shopping but news and trends that are sure to enlighten.

Refinery29Shops is an online shopping and trend community comprised of the showiest selections from chic independent shops and designers in NYC and beyond!

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accessories by Lisa Levine
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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

OX-OP Arts presents: Aesthetic Apparatus - Kindling and Litter-Box-liner Sale

@ Grumpy’s Downtown
Grumpy’s Bar City Club Room
1111 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis

7pm-11pm / Free

Join OX-OP in Grumpy’s City Club Room this Saturday night for a one-night-only exhibition of the new Aesthetic Apparatus “test print” installation.

The AA boys have scoured their studio for anything and everything they could find: test prints, misprints, scratch n' dent prints, art prints, shirts, toys, buttons…everything but the kitchen sink. Oh wait - they may have one of those too!

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

The Debut CD Release Party

@ The Varsity Theater
1308 4th St. SE
Minneapolis

9pm / 18+ / $5

What happens when you have an overload of attractiveness in one room? We don’t know, but we’ll find out Saturday at the Varsity! The Debut debuts their much anticipated new release “This Record is About Cars” and are joined by hometown shazaamers Revolver Modele, The Alarmists and White Light Riot.

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

Party & Bull$hit

@ Foundation
5th & Hennepin
Minneapolis

10pm / 21+ / $5

Get into the groove with DJ’s Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, Dudley D, and D Mil this Saturday. Party & Bull$hit at Foundation has club-goers burning up the dance floor every Saturday and it’s time you showed your pretty face.

Starting February 18th at Foundation: CONNECT with DJ Bach - Every Sunday!

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

Dillinger 4
Clarence’s Mother’s House + Fire = Benefit!

@ The Triple Rock
629 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis

9pm / $8 / 21+

Veteran punk rockers Dillinger 4 have been laying raw, yet bouncy, hardcore tunes down on the local scene for more than 10 years. Tonight D4 rocks for a good cause – a fundraiser for a friend’s mum. Punks with hearts of gold? You bet.

D4 is joined by rockers Die Electric and Bastard Saint.

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

Interstate: A Photography Exhibit by Kris Drake
opening reception

@ Salon George
856 Raymond Ave
St.Paul

6-9pm / Free

Photographer Kris Drake displays her colorful and detailed photography this month at Salon George in St.Paul. A past l'etoile contributor, Kris has an amazing aesthetic so we recommend checking out this show.

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

Betty Bombshell Presents:
Music X Music featuring Vampire Hands

@ Fhimas
6 W. 6th St.
St.Paul

10pm / 21+ / Free

Music x Music is back this week with Vampire Hands in control of the Fhima sound system. This weekly treat features local bands as DJ's, playing the music that inspires them to do what they do. Bands choose the drink specials - and no, it's not fresh blood (vampires, hello?), but we HAVE heard Fhima's makes a yummy Bloody Mary.

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3rd

Stay Home

All night / Free

Have the months of making the scene plum tuckered you out? Take a night off - it won’t be the end of your social life, we promise! Remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

A little alone time might do your body (and mind) some good. Something simple? Rent some flix (we’re on a Bette Midler kick, but don’t let that sway you) and make yourself a nice meal. Our fave therapy food is cucumber soup and baguette. Easy, delish, and oh so sophisticated!

l’etoile’s Cucumber Soup

1 Cucumber
3 vegetable bullion cubes
3 tablespoons heavy cream
2 cups water
Pinch of dill

-Peel and puree cucumber

-over medium heat, slowly cook water, cream and bullion until cubes dissolve

-add cucumber puree and pinch of dill

-cook until hot and steamy!

Serve with fresh baguette and enjoy!

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SUNDAY MUSIC PICK

TTC

What they're doing comes straight from France.....TTC's hot electro-hip-hop causes dance club riots!

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4th

20% Theatre Company Presents:
Lashings of Whipped Cream: A session with a Dominatrix

@ Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis

Sunday: 3pm (2pm doors)
Monday:7pm (6pm doors)

$10-15 (pay what you can afford) / $8 with Fringe Button

Lashings of Whipped Cream delves delightfully into the desires and demons of dominatrix Mistress Dominique. Become a member of her largest “group session” to date and hear a friendly, yet naughty discussion on the ins and outs of the discipline business.

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OUTSIDE - IN

Ever wish you could take the “street” out the “art? Unable to find just the right place for that well-decorated dumpster? World (in)famous stencil/graffiti artist Banksy came up with a resolution by giving away his art online. Download hi-res images of Banksy’s best work right from the source and follow the artists printing recommendations “looks best when done on gloss paper using the company printer ink when everyone else is at lunch”.


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COOL OPPORTUNITIES

Every January PAPER Magazine takes to the streets to find the raw talents that fill their annual Beautiful People issue, their yearly tribute to the best, fresh faces in art, fashion, film, design, media, music and performance. In honor of the 10th Beautiful People issue, they’ve opened the door a bit wider and want you to tell them why YOU should be included! (We already know!)

Email a short video (under 3 minutes!) of yourself explaining why you should be a PAPER Beautiful Person. And remember, they mean beautiful in the broadest sense of the word, so let that inner light shine. The winning video will be featured online and in the May issue of PAPER Magazine.

RULES:

1. Please upload your video onto YouTube, putting "Paper Magazine Beautiful People Contest" in the title.

2. Send an email to vip@papermag.com, containing the link to the YouTube video with the subject line: "Paper Magazine Beautiful People Contest." Please include your name, age, address and telephone number in the email.

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2007

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6th

Tasty Tuesday with l’etoile magazine

@ Clubhouse Jager
923 Washington
(10th & Wash in the North Loop)

7:30pm-1am / Free / 21+

Join your friends at l'etoile magazine for a drink every Tuesday at the Clubhouse!

Clubhouse Jager is a beautifully restored, turn-of-the-century saloon with a speak-easy feel, complete with fireplace, comfy chairs, enclosed patio, attractive bartenders, live music and much more. Really.


Featuring a comely count-down of drink specials each week:

$6 Black & Blue

$5 l’etini (the official beverage of l’etoile magazine)

$4 house drinks

$3 vodka lemonades

$2 Pabst bottles

$1 bartender shots


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1 comment:

kristoffer said...

Interesting note that many of you might not have known...Dan Monick (whose photos are on exhibit at Soo VAC right now) flew to MPLS for the opening of his show from NYC, where he had just finished shooting pictures of beautiful people for next months PAPER Magazine. Small world.
Let's show them how beautiful MPLS really is.