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Catch a Play this Holiday Season in SoMinn

December 5, 2019

This holiday season, catch a local, theatrical performance, or two. Not much compares to the shared experience of people gathered in an audience, spontaneously reacting to a live production on stage. Theatre holds up a mirror to society, and watching a play provides the opportunity for observers to see themselves. The whole theatre experience—every play—deals…Read More

Holiday Events Roundup: Something for Everyone

December 5, 2019

Tis’ the season of merriment and family fun. Despite the dropping temperatures, we hardy Minnesotans know how to have a good time in the winter months. If you’re looking for some fun activities for the whole family, look no further. Here is a roundup of this year’s featured events, as well as updated timing for…Read More

OF UNSOUND MIND: A chat with Twin Cities musician Lydia Liza

November 7, 2019

It doesn’t take long to figure out that Lydia Liza is not a typical 24 year old. With her unforgettable-thick-as-molasses alto and gift for crafting songs, she’s an almost 10 year veteran of the Twin Cities music scene. During which, she’s had a viral hit, gotten sober and performed alongside a slew of notable artists.…Read More

Lime E-Scooters Squeeze into Downtown Rochester

October 21, 2019

Only city planners would call electric scooters a type of “micromobility.” Users call them fast, functional fun. Rochester is at the halfway mark of a four-month test period for a vendor of rentable, motorized scooters, called Lime, and with any luck, the lime-green e-scooters will pass the test and return next summer. They’re cheap, a…Read More

New Dinner Theater Company Opens in Mankato

October 21, 2019

When David and Lori Holmes walked into the Mankato Event Center earlier this spring, they saw a typical event location filled with tables, a small raised bandstand in the front and a bar running along the side. But for this husband and wife team of theater enthusiasts, there was so much more to envision —…Read More

Scare Up that Perfect Halloween Costume

October 18, 2019

The costumes we choose say something about who we are, or wish to be. Little kids dress as astronauts, pirates and princesses; teenagers as sex sirens; and grown-ups … well just to come full circle as little kids again. Why a costume? Maybe for the sheer enjoyment of the experience; maybe to show off your…Read More

Stages Scares Spawn Spook-tacular Screaming

October 18, 2019

Halloween season is full of mischief, mystery, screams, frights and everything in between. For millions of folks, October 31 would not be complete without a visit to a haunted house, or a dark theatre, or an eerie maze. So, if you’re a Halloween fanatic, add these scintillating scares to your spook-tacular agenda. Here’s witching you…Read More

Where To Go for Fall Leaves Viewing in SoMinn

October 18, 2019

Fall is the perfect time to travel; the traffic is lighter, the weather is cooler, and the scenery is unbeatable. Between the fiery reds, vigorous golds and the blissful, blustering breezes, it is the ultimate season. Whether you prefer to hike, bike, walk, run, drive, take a cruise, or hop a horse-drawn wagon, don’t miss…Read More

2019 Best of Southern Minnesota Scene Winners List

October 14, 2019

From all of us at Scene: It was a record breaking year. With over 110,000 votes in the 2019 Southern Minn Scene Magazine BEST of Southern Minnesota competition, we shattered the previous record participation. Those votes came from thousands and thousands of individual voters who took the time to show some love to their favorite…Read More

Minnesota Oktoberfests – Sehr Gut!

October 2, 2019

Oktoberfest may have its roots in Munich, but one need not fly to Germany to enjoy this fun-infused annual celebration. Fall means it’s time to break out that new wardrobe: sweaters, hats, scarves, and … lederhosen? Yes, autumn brings many splendid things like apple picking, Halloween, and pumpkin spice everything, but the leader of the…Read More

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