Headed to Duluth: Your Must-Sees 

Antiques, Bookstore, Buildings & Architecture, Casino, Cemeteries & Graveyards, Concerts & Venues, Events, Food & Drink, Historical & Museum, Music, Parks & Geology, Retail

Hi there, Jessica here! I am headed up to Duluth, Minnesota for the weekend to bucket list and would love to see if there are places you think I need to stop! What are your favorite things to do in Duluth? Tag some of your favorites and tell me what makes that restaurant, park, mural, […]

March 4, 2017

Mill City Sound

Music, Retail

If you are a vinyl aficionado and haven’t been to Mill City Sound, a record store in downtown Hopkins, you are seriously missing out.  A mecca for music lovers in the southwestern metro and neighborhood fixture, Mill City is owned by Rob Sheeley, a lifelong record lover who opened his store in 2014 after selling […]

January 17, 2017

Symphony and Suds

Events, Food & Drink, Music

This past week, I attended a private backstage performance of Symphony and Suds, Minnesota Orchestra’s brass quintet concert. Held in Surly’s Brewing Production Area, the absolutely incredible acoustics paired amazingly well with the sounds of ragtime festivities and those reminiscent of New Orleans’ French Quarter. The experience came second to none. The event, co-hosted by […]

May 9, 2016

Mr. Jimmy Bench

Historical & Museum, Music

Today’s #MNbucketlist addition is one of my personal favorites. The bench, so aptly named for a local celebrity in Excelsior. Here’s a little fun musical history you might not know. The roving town ambassador, known as Mr. Jimmy had attended a Rolling Stones concert in 1964 at the now gone Danceland Ballroom at the Excelsior […]

May 30, 2015

Agharta Records

Music, Retail

Gramophone, phonograph or vinyl – no matter your preference on the label of the record store inventory, one thing is certain – they are in full resurgence.  And not just in the Urban Outfitters kind of way. After slipping into a niche and having left the mainstream at the start of the 90’s, Hi-Fi needed […]

May 1, 2015


Music, Retail

If you are a music aficionado like myself and you love shopping local, then you should be out celebrating record store day! RSD15, created for neighborhood music and record stores to give exclusive special events, have performances and video releases. I spent mine at Cheapo Applause in Uptown. Cheapo has locations in Minneapolis, St Paul […]

April 18, 2015

Calvin Berger (New Century Theater)

Events, Music

On the #mnbucketlist for last night was New Century Theater’s Calvin Berger, a production by Minneapolis Musical Theater It’s a New Age, contemporary, loose, musical adaption of the French play, Cyrano De Bergerac. Which is one of my absolute favorite comedies. The cast is really talented, incredibly engaging and hilarious. They have a final performance […]

February 15, 2015

Oliver! (Pantages)

Events, Music

Last night, I got to cross off Oliver! from the #mnbucketlist! I’m always up for anything at the Pantages Theater because the shows are always fun, intimate and relaxed. From the re imagined story line of a grim orphaned boy to the fantastic children actors / singers and the impressive industrial meets dirty costume design, […]

February 7, 2015

Bob Mould / Fury Things (First Ave)

Concerts & Venues, Music

Last nights bucket lister was seeing the Fury Things and Bob Mould at First Avenue. Fury Things is local alternative band that’s made up of three men and their beards. Really though, they were great! …and now onto the headliner, #Bob Mould. An alternative music pioneer whose been on the scene for almost four decades. […]

January 31, 2015

Into The Void


Next up, Into The Void records, a specialty metal record shop in St Paul, originally from Dublin. You can get CDs, Vinyl, Cassettes (yeah, they still have them), DVDs, show and event tickets along with some apparel and merchandise. You’ve seen me post about concerts like Motorhead, Megadeth, Septic Flesh, Behemoth, Inquisition, Slayer Flesh God […]

January 15, 2015

Jonah and the Whale (Guthrie)

Events, Music

Up next on the bucket list is Jonah And The Whale a Musical at the Guthrie Theater, a 7th House Theater production. It was, wow. Touching, beautifully orchestrated and seamlessly executed. It’s a different, more intimate way to see this kind of #talent, and so very worth it. I can’t recommend it enough.

December 28, 2014

A Christmas Story (Ordway)

Events, Music

Next up on the bucket list is A Christmas Story, the Musical at the Ordway in St Paul. Its had a pretty incredible run here in the Twin Cities, mostly because it’s such a classic! The show has had rave reviews and doesn’t disappoint! Complete with the Ralphie’s Red Ryder Bee Bee Gun, the Northern […]

December 10, 2014

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Pantages)

Events, Music

Tonight’s bucket list edition has actually been one of the most fun during this holiday season, the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party at the Pantages. They are such incredible musicians and so charismatic! True entertainers AND the perfect way to get into the Christmas mood. Fun fact: they played my all […]

December 7, 2014