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The B List: Bizarre Finds in the Twin Cities

Minnesota Roller Girls
Steve Henke
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1

ARTCAR PARADE

The annual ArtCar Parade proves that people shouldn’t be judged by the cars they drive; they should be judged by how they decorate the cars they drive. Crazier is better, because crazy gets way more mileage than dull.


2

THE OLIVETTO

The Olivetto, Pip Hanson’s sour-strange cocktail, contains egg white and full-bodied extra-virgin olive oil to create a lush, smooth, ripe drink that is peerless in the city. Marvel Bar 50 2nd Ave. N., Mpls., 612-206-3929


3

LE CIRQUE ROUGE

An entertaining mix of good fun and bad taste, Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show re-creates the nostalgic naughtiness of a 1920s speakeasy. Call it strip polka. As the liquor flows and the clothes come off (almost), the show bounces between risqué and raunchy, with only a few tassles and some strategically designed undergarments separating the two.


4

MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL

They don’t call it the “fringe” for nothing. Every year in August, thousands of Twin Citians flock to this 11-day exhibition of theatrical high jinks to see how strange—and entertaining—plays can get when budgets are as low as the temperatures are high. fringefestival.org


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ROLLER GIRLS

Muscled women in tight clothes, on roller skates, bashing into each other to pulse-pounding rock music while men in dresses cheer them on. What’s not to love? Bouts happen at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. 612-296-4743, mnrollergirls.com



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