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Paws on Grand
August 3 • 11am-4pm
Grand Avenue • St. Paul

It’s our Summer Pride in Pets issue, so I need to include at least one pet event. Celebrate the dog days of summer on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue with Paws on Grand! Grand Avenue businesses partner with local rescue groups to pamper and celebrate four-legged friends all along the Avenue. Gather up giveaways, relax on a pet-friendly restaurant patio, learn about pet adoption, support rescue groups, and pose for the popular pet photo contest! Visit for more information.


Soap Boxing – Erotica Slam
August 4 • 8pm
Camp Bar • 490 N. Robert St., St. Paul

The St. Paul Soap Boxing Poetry Slam is one of the few slam communities to have not only won the National Poetry Slam, but to have won it twice (2009 & 2010). The Soap Boxing Poetry Slam is the home to some of the best spoken word & performance poetry in the country. It consistently delivers an intense and moving experience and is a hub for one of the most vibrant artistic communities in Minnesota. Visit for more information.


Tom Goss Live
August 8 •
Mattie’s on Main • 43 Main St. SE, Minneapolis

Tom Goss, DC based singer-songwriter whose pop/rock style and sensitive spirit has earned him a growing national following, is returning to Minneapolis. His 3-day Midwest tour comes on the heels of his new album release, “Wait”. Music videos are an integral part of Tom’s work, and his last release, “Bears,” which is a whimsical take on his self-professed infatuation with Bears, received millions of hits internationally. His most recent release, “Illuminate the Dark”, is about seeing people without judgment. It stars Iraq veteran, amputee and now model, Alex Minsky, as well as transgender performer, Joelle Baya-Uzuri. Visit for more information.


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