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Dangerous Women, Passionate Dragons 

For our International Women’s Day on March 8th, the fierce and passionate dragons of Dangerous Man Woman Brewing will release ‘Passionate Dragons,’ a fierce, fruited IPA with a release party that also benefits the Annex Teen Clinic. 

Surly Starts a One-Man Mosh Pit

The leading Minnesota brewery brings back their rockin’ beer that was “brewed for Lemmy” and they’re doing it with some fun bravado that includes a private screening of film sensation Cocaine Bear and a giveaway that includes a guitar and passes to the upcoming Festival Field concerts. 

Zoiks! TILT Got a Scooby Doo Machine

A little bit of snow—ok, a lot of snow—didn’t stop the pinball wizards from TILT picking up their Scooby Doo machine. Swing through to give it a play, and get ready for the upcoming transition of Tilt to its upcoming home in the Liquor Lyle’s space, still on track for this spring.  

St. Paul Seeks More Sidewalk Poems

Are you a sidewalk poet and you don’t even know it? Submissions are open from March 6th—April 3rd for the city’s Sidewalk Poetry submission window. 

Test Talk

In conjunction with the TESTIFY exhibit on display February 1-March 29 at the Minneapolis Central Library, MPR News host Angela Davis will moderate a conversation on race, justice and the economy with Justice Alan Page and Neel Kashkari, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The convo has been way sold out (sorry), but there’s still time to check out the display. 

Fantastic First BooksNeed even more discussion? The Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives at the UofM hosts their annual Creative Writing event honoring debut publications. And this year’s lineup is a doozy: Erica Berry—remember that name, you’ll be seeing it a lot in the lit world—with Wolfish and Emily Strasser with Half-Life of a Secret: Reckoning with a Hidden History, and also Nen G. Ramirez with the chapbook All Women Are Born Wailing and Chaun Webster with Wail Song: wading in the water at the end of the world. This one, on March 2nd, isn’t sold out, but will fill up fast; attend if you can, but also get those books ordered.