Twin Ports back-to-college food, entertainment and activity guideWelcome to the neighborhood, newbies. By now you’ve learned that your roommate snores, cafeteria food is just a little too good and that you can get from your dorm room to an 8 a.m. Intro to Psych class in four minutes flat.
By: Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune
Welcome to the neighborhood, newbies.
By now you’ve learned that your roommate snores, cafeteria food is just a little too good and that you can get from your dorm room to an 8 a.m. Intro to Psych class in four minutes flat and that no one in that lecture hall will care that you’re still wearing pajama pants.
But there is still a lot to learn — and not just what the heck to do with an English major. You’ve landed in a new city full of new things to gape at, listen to, cackle about, snowboard off of and eat. In this super-sized edition of our weekly A&E guide, The Wave, we are going to spill and we’re going to spill hard. We’re going to tell you what the locals know and what might take you years to learn: The secrets of these cities. Don’t think of this primer as cheating. Think of it as having older sisters who took the class before you and kept their notes.
Click on the links with this article, and we’ll tell you where you will find good late-night dining at a place with prices that rival Subway. We’ll tell you where to get a cheese-curd burger and which restaurants understand your gluten-free needs. And for those of you who are of drinking age, we’ll tell you about a cool new basement bar with a secret Prohibition-era feel to it.
We have information on a variety of mini-golf options ranging from traditional to indoor to ultra-modern, a DIY skateboard park and a super-secret spot where you will find more than a block’s worth of street art.
We’ll tell you about how to Louis C.K. yourself toward a career in standup comedy, where to share your knowledge of “My Little Ponies,” which movie theater is best for indie flicks and which has added to the sensory experience of watching action flicks. You’ll want to know which music venues are open to the not-quite-21-year-olds and which ones will let you yodel into a microphone.
Open up your Google Calendar: We’re going to give you some dates on upcoming social events like the Mason Jennings concert, David Sedaris’ appearance and one theater’s almost-annual production of “Evil Dead: The Musical.” We’ll even look ahead to some biggies: Homegrown Music Festival and Geek Prom.
Also: Don’t forget to check out the Wave in the News Tribune every Thursday to plot your weekend plans.
Christa Lawler covers arts and entertainment for the News Tribune. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.