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Minnesota theaters temporarily close with a laugh, well wishes

The Brave New Workshop, a sketch and improv comedy theater in Downtown Minneapolis, brings laughter with their marquee in the uncertain times of COVID-19.

Nikolas Liepins, Contributor

March 27, 2020

In response to executive orders on coronavirus issued by Gov. Tim Walz, theaters across the Twin Cities have closed, but they haven't given up their duty to entertainment.

Enjoy the snow at Green Acres Tubing

Green Acres is an amazing tubing experience.

Leni Nowakowski, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Green Acres tubing is an entertaining activity to do on the weekend before spring melt arrives.

[PARKS REVIEW] Best dog parks in the Twin Cities

Rusty bounds around at the Arlington off leash Dog Area in Saint Paul.

Tessah Green, Staff Writer

May 5, 2019

Staff Writer Tessah Green took her dog to the parks so you could take your dog to the best.

[CONCERT REVIEW] Jonas Brothers take the stage as if they never left it

The Jonas Brothers played the Armory as part of the NCAA Final Four on Apr. 6. They return to Minnesota for their tour on Sept. 16.

Mukeil Rizvi, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The Armory performance was good enough to buy tickets for the Sept. 16 performance announced yesterday.

[ESCAPE ROOM REVIEW] PuzzleWorks offers an amazing experience

The waiting room offered a number of puzzles to complete before entering

Anna Perleberg, Staff Writer

April 27, 2019

The vault immerses you into the mind and body of a burglar searching for a secret ring locked behind a vault in the national bank.

[EVENT REVIEW] Jibba’s House Fashion Swap worth the price of admission

On the Instagram post, one attended wrote,

Salah Abdulkarim, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

As well as a DJ there were a lot of vendors including a Key Master arcade game filled with sneakers, a skateboarding area, vintage clothing vendors, a food truck serving Korean food, an art vendor and limited sneaker and streetwear vendors.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Remedy winter blues at Como Park Conservatory

Signs at Como indicate the types of plants. Here, a sign hangs around a key lime tree.

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

January 30, 2019

It may be subzero outside, but at the Como Park Conservatory, anyone can experience a 100-degree difference with plants.

Grandview closes for lobby renovations

Prior to the renovations, the dazzling theater developed a lackluster facade.

Lucy Sandeen, The Rubicon Editor

January 26, 2019

The box office at Grandview undergoes a second round of interior revamp, with a plan to reopen Feb. 1.

Moen de-stresses with Trivia Nights

Trivia Mafia hosts trivia nights at Pizza Luce in Richfield on Wednesdays.

Meagan Massie, Feature Editor

November 17, 2018

Looking for a great way to showcase trivia knowledge and enjoy a social crowd, Max Moen attends trivia nights at Pizza Luce.

Midtown Global Market fosters international connections

At Midtown Global Market many of the booths are focused on goods from a particular country or area and often the people working those booths also speak the language of the country they are selling goods from.

Claire Hallaway, The Rubicon Editor

April 29, 2017

The Midtown Global Market is a great international escape in the middle of St. Paul.

Twin Cities thrift shops hold eclectic treasures

A wall in Unique Thrift Store holds plastic bags with dolls, yarn, fabric, and other items.

Lucy Sandeen, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

With a little cash and a lot of curiosity, it's easy to fill a day thrifting.

Small museums bring BIG excitement


Krista Schlinger, The Rubicon Editor

December 13, 2016

The Bell Museum of Natural History is a very interesting museum on the University of Minnesota campus. Catch it before it temporarily closes on Dec. 21.