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Broken Crow
South Side Minneapolis, Minnesota. Summer 2011.
Music courtesy of GAYNGS/DOOMTREE from Affiliated.

MPLS.TV has curated 78.5 events, festivals, ideas and secrets for the summer. To see the other 77.5, visit here.

Eat and drink until you’re fat and happy at Red Stag Supper Club on July 31. Oh, and watch some cool street performances by the North Star Roller Girls, dance groups and musicians outside at the block party.

Stage Line Up: 3:00-3:35 Romantica
3:50-4:25 Zoo Animal
4:40-5:15 Jack Klatt & the Cat Swingers
5:30-6:05 The Cloak Ox
6:20-6:55 Mike Mictlan
7:10-7:50 Chooglin
8:05-8:45 Peter Wolf Crier
9:00-9:45 4ontheFloor

The largest parade in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest drew 125,000 spectators last year. Snag a spot along Hennepin Avenue on Sunday, June 26 at 11 a.m. for a front-row seat to the lights, glitter and spectacle of the Minneapolis Pride Parade.
http://www.tcpride.org/

MPLS.TV presents 78.5 ways to make the best of Minneapolis’s most precious resource: Summer. http://bit.ly/summerinMPLS

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MPLS.TV presents 78.5 ways to make the best of Minneapolis’s most precious resource: Summer. Don’t waste it. MPLS.TV has curated 78.5 events, festivals, ideas & secrets to help you enjoy every last summer day & night. Use the the #mplssummer hashtag on here to share your experiences. You can also find the hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, & Flickr all summer long.

Why 78.5? 78.5 is the average daily temperature in Minneapolis from June to September.

"While our friends are off at a family cabin hours away sitting on a pontoon, it’s easy to forget that we could be out on the water in our own backyard, cooling off with activities that are either free or well worth the chunk of change."

Stop complaining about the heat and start making the most of summer with Eric Hansen’s handy guide to lake activities.

LARP: Live Action Role Play. Get practicing! The Soap Factory and the Walker Art Museum are hosting a weekend LARP event July 29 to 31. Sew your outfit, dig out your rubber elf ears and LEVEL UP!

Weekend Highlights:

July 29th
7:00 – 11:00pm The Corporate Wizard Hosts A Celebration for the Adventurers
11:00pm – 1:00am Opening of the Crystal Cavern

July 30th
11:00am – 3:00pm Battle to Placate The Masses (at The Walker Art Center)
12:00am – 2:00am Secret Meeting of the Board

July 31st
9:00am – 12:00pm Portal Ritual

Interested in volunteering or participating in the event? Please contact Soap Factory’s volunteer coordinator, Lillian Egner, lillian[at]soapfactory.org

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Recap of the BYOB event last month. 

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On July 4, at 2 p.m., at the Depot Tavern, six contestants will have 10 minutes to put away as many Diamond Dogs as they can, without vomiting or making a trip to the restroom. 

The first place winner will receive 10 pairs of tickets to First Avenue shows and a $50 Depot gift certificate. Second place will receive 5 pairs of tickets and a $25 gift certificate. Third place will receive 3 pairs of tickets and a $25 gift certificate.

MPLS.TV is looking for a contestant to represent us:

http://mpls.tv/​diamonddogcontestform/ 

Labyrinth and Mystery Science Theater 3000? This summer film series has more to offer than just cinema gold: locally relevant social discussions, short local films, and musical guests. Bring a blanket and some snacks to Steven’s Square Park on Wednesdays for socially-conscious entertainment.
http://www.cinemaandcivics.org/site_11/main/

MPLS.TV presents 78.5 ways to make the best of Minneapolis’s most precious resource: Summer. http://bit.ly/summerinMPLS

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