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January 18, 2010
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Award-winning portraits

Don’t miss the chance to see award-winning portraits on display at the Mpls Photo Center — a haven for photography just northeast of the Warehouse District.

Eighty-four portraits are on display through the end of January, a selection culled from more than 1,200 entries from around the world.

The center has partnered with David Little, curator and head of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, on
the show.

Top honors for the portrait contest went to Joseph Holmes of New York, Donald Clark of Minnesota and Bruce Morton of Illinois, who took home cash awards for first, second and third place, respectively.

“They’re all very smart, with great clarity, character and setting,” Little said of the award winners.

The Mpls Photo Center, a member-based organization for all types of photography, has a state-of-the-art digital lab, large dark rooms and several classes and workshops, including Tuesday artist talks.

When: Thru Jan. 31
Where: Mpls Photo Center, 2400 N. 2nd St.


The Origins of Spirits and the Philosophy of Ice

Studio Bricolage, a project of Leonardo’s Basement in southwest Minneapolis, is heading to Bradstreet Craftshouse on Jan. 30 for part two of its series Mixology: The Art & Science of Drink.

For this cocktailing lesson, participants will learn about the science of fermentation and distillation. There will be sample tastings to explore different types of vodka and tequila. There will be a primer on garnishing classic cocktails with fruits, herbs and spices, too. It’s $45 per person in advance and $55 at the door. Go to to register.  

When: Sat. Jan. 30, 1–3 p.m.
Where: Bradstreet Crafthouse, 601 1st Ave. N.


TwinsFest 2010

You don’t have to wait until opening day at Target Field to get your Twins fix.

The team will be celebrating its 50th season of baseball at TwinsFest at the Metrodome later this month.

Highlights include:

— A sneak peak inside Target Field;

— Silent and live auctions of rare team memorabilia;

— Free youth clinics;

— A baseball skills area with speed pitch, Home Run Derby, batting cages and more; and

— The Upper Midwest’s largest baseball card show and collectibles event.

When: Jan. 29– 31
Where: Metrodome, 900 S. 5th St.


One Man Minneapolis

The search is on again for one man who represents the best of the Twin Cities.

The organizers of the One Man Minneapolis competition have started taking applications for the contest.

Any man living in the greater Twin Cities area between the ages of 24 and 44 is encouraged to apply. The contest considers the applicants’ community involvement, personality, intelligence and fitness.  

“The first One Man Minneapolis proved to be an ideal vehicle for 20 great guys to promote all that makes our community great,” said Scott Mayer, the contest’s producer.

Mark Klukow, a Minneapolis police officer and Peace Foundation board member, was named the first One Man Minneapolis in July.

More than 200 men applied for the first competition. The field was initially narrowed to 20 semifinalists, then people voted online to narrow it to five finalists. A panel of seven judges and the audience at the Pantages Theater helped select Klukow as the winner.

He received $5,000, a Tag Heuer watch donated by JB Hudson Jewelers and $1,000 for the Peace Foundation.

When: Applications will be accepted through March 5 at