Seeking a Fitzgerald-era St. Paul spot? Look no further. The corner of Selby and Western is the king of all patios and the best place to get a taste of old-school St. Paul high society. For a special occasion—which, really, can be any occasion—hang, W.A. Frost’s Garden Patio is one of the

 A tour of nine local courses—and a sneak peek of what’s to come—from American Mini Golf Alliance co-founder Tom Loftus. WORDS BY MARTIN DEVANEY When it comes to the short game, Minneapolis’ Tom Loftus has a long resumé. Along with his wife, Robin Schwartzman, Loftus runs the website A Couple

Meet the team who thinks spooky szn should be year-round. WORDS BY PATRICK STRAIT There is no wrong time of the year to be scared. Or so says the gang at Nowhere Haunted House. Equipped with everything from your haunted house staples, such as zombies and killer clowns, to more

A few minutes with a very busy Anna Becker, NEMAA executive director, on the state of the top arts district in the USA according to USA Today WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN It’s two weeks to Art-A-Whirl and Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) executive director Anna Becker is standing on a

Mapping out your whirling weekend. WORDS BY DISPATCH STAFF  Whether you’ve been going since the beginning or you’re just now ready to discover the many studio gems scattered around Northeast Minneapolis, here’s a list of some of the places to try to cover during your Art-a-Whirl weekend. Because the festival

Can hell become a site of liberation and trans love? Open Flame Theatre made an opera to find out.   WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN Walken Schweigert and Katie Burgess go way back, first meeting in 2004 when they were both worker-owners of the The Spokes Pizza Collective out of the Seward

This isn’t a story about a kid who’s dying, this is about a kid who’s living. WORDS BY CHRIS STROUTH I am going to tell you a story. This story may break your heart, or it might mend it. My guess is that it will do a bit of both.

The new executive director of the Minnesota Music Coalition is ready to steer the organization into new frontiers. WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN The time is right for Scott LeGere. So’s the urgency. He’s been a working musician, run a record label, worked at Paisley Park, and taught students both musical

Already orbiting the edges of the Twin Cities’ musical universe, SYM1 goes even further to find herself. WORDS BY TAYLOR CARIK I’m so sick of thinking ‘Am I good enough?’ when nothing’s good  Lost in orbit, lost in hell, what it takes to find myself Not the end, only adventure