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MinnPost’s 6th Anniversary party

11/07/2013 @ 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

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For six years, you’ve helped us make news — come celebrate with us

Thursday, November 7, 5:30-8:00pm
Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Pictures from last year's party

Enjoy:

Yummy Solera hors d’oeuvres and paella

Complimentary first drink of Solera’s famous sangria

Live jazz band

Pictures from last year's party

Silent auction and holiday gift bazaar

Anniversary cake and cash bar

Mingle with MinnPosters, news junkies, and these generous sponsors —>

Pictures from last year's party

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A Cheery Raffle Prize

Thanks to Board members and other generous friends, we have assembled a basket of fine wine exceeding $500 in value. Highlight: 1978 Chateau Leoville Las Cases, Bordeaux Saint-Julien. Purchased at release, stored in a climate controlled commercial wine warehouse. Plus 11 more exceptional bottles. Raffle tickets are $10 each, 3 for $20. Purchase with cash, checks, debit card only. The lucky winner will be drawn at about 7:30 pm. 

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“PRIX FIXE” SPECIAL EVENTS

Jim Graves and Peter Bell1. HAT TRICK AT THE KRAMERS – 30 spots
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 5:00-7:30 pm
MinnPost’s Eric Black interviews liberal-leaning Jim Graves and conservative-leaning Peter Bell on hot topics. Includes drinks, supper and dessert. Hosted by Joel & Laurie Kramer and chef Carla Blumberg.  

2. KICK UP YOUR HEELS – 16 spots
DeAnne Sherman and Ashleigh SwensonSaturdays, Feb. 15 and 22, 5:30-7:00 pm
MinnRoast stars DeAnne Sherman and Ashleigh Swenson will teach you to samba, fox trot, waltz and even polka in just two 90-minute classes at the Ritz Theater dance studio! Piano accompaniment by Todd Price. 

3. SOME ENCHANTED EVENING – 40 spots
Rudy Maxa and Catherine WatsonSunday, June 1, 5:00-7:00 pm
Join “Savvy Traveler” Rudy Maxa and Star Tribune founding travel editor Catherine Watson for travel talk & international appetizers, wines and desserts. Hosts: Valerie & Klaus Kohlmayr, Barbara & Jon Scoll, Reflections of Asia. 

4.
CHEF’S TABLE – Texas to Tuscany, California to Cotes du Rhone – 16 spots
Chef's TableEnjoy indigenous cuisine from two American and two European regions. Highlight: chef-prepared wild venison shipped overnight from Texas alongside a Hill Country red. At St. Paul home of Carla Blumberg. Winter weekend, date TBD.
 
5. MONDALE AND MINGLING – 15 spots
Walter MondaleFormer VP Walter Mondale will discuss secrecy and the White House. Includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, great mingling. Winter week night, date TBD, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Hosted by Barbara & Paul Klaas, Golden Valley.  

ONE-OF-A-KIND 

1. NORTH SHORE SPECTACULAR!
Unique opportunity to spend a day cruising Lake Superior as volunteer scientists on the Research Vessel Blue Heron next summer. Great extras include hotel and food.  
2. LIZZ WINSTEAD IS ON THE PHONE!
Minnesota-born comedian Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show,” will record a message for your answering machine. Bonus: a signed copy of Lizz Free or Die.
3. THE SHELBY KNOT
Three ties from the new Don Shelby collection and a knot lesson from the man himself.
4. FOOD & WINE, ART & MUSIC, LEE & TERRY
Lee Lynch & Terry Saario will prepare a gourmet dinner in their home for eight. After-dinner extra: retire to the piano room, sing the best of Broadway while nursing a Bailey’s Irish Cream! Date TBD. 
5. ZOE BAKES
Baker extraordinaire Zoë Francois will come to your home and teach up to six people how to bake lots of breads from her new book, The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Includes 6 books!
6. BRIDGE TO SOMEWHERE
Editor/CEO Joel Kramer will give four private bridge lessons to 1-2 people. 90 minutes each. 
7. RIVERFRONT WALK
Journalist Iric Nathanson, author of Minneapolis in the 20th Century, will take up to eight people on a walking tour of both sides of the downtown riverfront. 
8. STROLLING WITH ANDY
Accompany arts journalist/Renaissance man Andy Sturdevant on one of his weekly strolls around the Twin Cities. 
9. BEAUTIFUL BEADING
Journalist Karen Boros will give you a private lesson in jewelry-making. Includes exquisite beads.
10. A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT 
Steve Yanisch will treat you to a half-day of guided fly fishing next summer on the Rush River near River Falls, Wisc. Lunch included.
11. LAST CHANCE JAZZ
This may be your last chance to visit the Artists’ Quarter in downtown St. Paul, which will close at the end of the year. Accompanied by MinnPost journalist and jazz aficionado Pamela Espeland, you’ll enjoy great jazz and a round of drinks. For two people. Must be used by December 21, 2013.
12. FOODIES DINNER AT UNCLE AL’S
Two spots at a special MinnPost-themed dinner for 8 at the home of Al Sicherman, long-time Star Tribune food writer, MinnPost humorist-in-residence and serious cook. 

HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR

1. WARM HANDS, WARM HEART 
Felted wool mittens made by Pam Neary. Warm and washable. 
2. MINNPOST SHOPS & COOKS 
Handcrafted apron and tote combo. 
3. MINNESOTA WRITES 
Books by Minnesota writers in a MinnPost tote. 
4. PEACE & LOVE
Peace Coffee and MinnPost bistro mugs in a MinnPost tote. 

5. BEAUTIFUL BEADS
Dramatic necklace and earrings created by MinnPost writer Karen Boros.
6. HATS FOR CATS
Pamela Espeland has created hand-knit hats for world-famous jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis. Perfect for you or your favorite [hep] cat. 
7. GIFT BASKET
Great goodies from Mall of America.
8. COOL STUFF FROM MOTOPRIMO  
Surprise someone special with a jacket, boots, gloves or other merchandise.
9. BIBELOT
Minnesota-shaped cutting board and a gift card too. 
10. KEY NORTH GIFT CARD
Unique specialty shop – the closest thing to Key West in Northeast Minneapolis.
11. MRS. MEYER’S BUCKET
Everyone’s favorite earth-friendly cleaning products.
12. HAND-PAINTED KAKADU FLOOR MAT
Made in Jerusalem from sustainable mahogany. Perfect for any interior space.
13. CHOCOLATE R&R 
Basket by Bea has everything you need! 
14. THE BEST GIFT EVER! 
Leza B’s will clean your house in Minneapolis or western suburbs (within 40 miles).
15. T-WOLVES FOR SURE! 
Autographed basketball comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity.
16. RE/MAX HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE 
For two people. 
17. TAKE A WALK ON THE ‘W’ SIDE
One night at the W Foshay.
18. DOWNTOWN STYLE
One night at the Graves 601.
19. SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT
Get groomed at Winston’s Barbershop in Macy’s, downtown Minneapolis.
20. LYNX FOR LIFE
Mini-basketball autographed by Lindsay Whalen.
21. CALLING ALL ’MATS FANS!
For those who love the Replacements.
22. AUGIE’S SECRETS
Autographed books from Minnesota author Neal Karlen.
23. THE MARSH
$250 gift certificate for the Spa plus 25 day trial membership. 
24. BLUEFIN BAY GETAWAY
Two nights in a one-bedroom or equivalent. During quiet time.
25. SURFSIDE ON LAKE SUPERIOR 
Two nights in a master suite plus two spa appointments. During quiet time.
26. HOURCAR IS YOURS!
$500 gift card for a qualified traveler.
27. CURIOUS TRAVELER
Beer & swag from Traveler Beer Co.
28. LEON HUSHCHA WATERCOLOR
From the personal art collection of Thomas Barry. 
29. LOVE FROM PEACE
Three kinds of Peace Coffee and a mug in a fair trade basket. 
 

EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY

1. THE ‘YUM!’ FACTOR
Enjoy tasty made-from-scratch seasonal treats at Yum!

2. PIZZA AND PICTURES
Family fun and food at Pizzeria Lola.
3. CONTINENT ‘HOP’PING
Asian fusion cuisine at Ginger Hop in Northeast Minneapolis.
4. BLUE PLATE RESTAURANT SPECIALS
Gift cards at great urban eateries.
5. THE HEART OF NORDEAST
Great food and great bowling at Elsie’s.
6. MERRY OLDE ENGLAND IN MPLS
English-style pub George and the Dragon.
7. ON A [LOBSTER] ROLL
The North Loop’s exciting seafood joint, Smack Shack!
8. TASTE OF SURDYK’S
Gourmet gift basket.
9. ROCK BOTTOM YEAR
Two 32-ounce growlers of micro-brewed beer — every month for a year — at Rock Bottom Brewery!
10. IT’S ALL GREEK TO THEM
Delicious Greek food & drink at Gardens of Salonica.
11. BREAD BASKET
A dozen loaves from Breadsmith.

12. CHEERS FROM BYERLY’S – 3 packages
Four bottles of wine plus a MinnPost wine tote.

13. GET SAUCED
Ten jars of barbecue sauce, jams and more from Rooster Feather Food Stuff.
 

TKTS BOOTH

1. Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus2. Ordway Center for Performing Arts
3/4.  Mega Museum Packages5. Guthrie Theater
6. History Theatre7. O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
8. Patrick’s Cabaret9. Brave New Workshop
10. Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra11/12. Schubert Club Int’l Artists
13. Chanhassen Dinner Theatre14. Minnesota Twins
15. Cowles Center for the Performing Arts16. Commonweal Theatre Company
17. Minnesota Timberwolves18. Cabaret at the Pantages
19. All Is Calm: The Xmas Truce of 191420. Jungle Theater
21. Musicians of the MN Orchestra22. Gopher Basketball
23. Triple Espresso at the Music Box Theatre24. Illusion Theater
25. Minnesota Opera

Hope to see you at the party on Thursday, November 7!

 

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Details

Date:
11/07/2013
Time:
05:30 pm - 08:00 pm