What to do with your Twin Cities weekend:
- The 6th Annual Green Gifts Fair on Saturday, November 19 at Midtown Global Market from 10am to 5pm.
- A Touch of Pink Fashion Show on Saturday, November 19 at Nick and Eddie at 8pm. I’m biased on this one because a friend of mine is in the show, and my husband works at Nick and Eddie. Not to mention, it’s for a good cause. :)
- Stachefest featuring The Half Hearts, Prozac Rat, buffalo buffalo buffalo, and Hot Ashes on Saturday, November 19 at Cause at 9pm.
In the (library) news:
- National Book Award winners were announced this week, but SLJ just wanted to talk about the nominee drama with the awesome Lauren Myracle looking awesome as usual. Have you read Shine yet? It is excellent.
- Library Journal has the update on Occupy Wall Street’s library.
- MPR discussed the future of libraries with local library directors. Spoiler: future looks bleak. Please support your local library!
And now for music:
- Gimme Noise had this to say about this week’s M83 show at First Avenue:
“There are some shows that are so good that they can’t possibly be bound by the typical constraints of time and place, where each person who witnesses it carries a part of the performance with them for quite some time to come. Wednesday night’s sold-out show by M83 at First Avenue was precisely one of those types of transcendent gigs, as the dynamic electro-pop quartet transformed the Mainroom into a roiling French discothèque during their euphoric 80-minute set.”
I’ll have to catch them next time. Until then, here’s a selection from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming:
- I am very excited about the upcoming Fort Wilson Riot show with Phantom Tails for Phantom Riot at the Triple Rock on December 3rd. We Heart Music reviewed FWR’s new EP Generation Complex referencing steampunk and shades of burgundy. I’m intrigued. I certainly like what I’ve heard.