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This week: Atmosphere, A Prairie Home Companion, Nerdigras, and more

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with fellow nerds at Nerdigras.

Thursday, Feb. 23
Atmosphere returns to Duluth for his second annual Welcome to Minnesota Tour.

Friday, Feb. 24
North End Arts Gallery presents an exhibition of work by emerging artists called Culture ZooCommunist Daughter plays Luce with The Keep Aways.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Trampled by Turtles and the Grand Rapids High School Jazz Ensemble join Garrison Keillor in a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. Wear your best ’80s ski apparel for Spirit Mountain’s Bad Fashion Ski Party 5: Ultimate ’80s Flashback.

As always, keep checking the PDD Calendar for all your night out needs.

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7 Comment(s)

  1. PDD will give away two admissions to Nerd Nite to the first commenter who makes a reasonable attempt to justify why Return of the Jedi is better than The Empire Strikes Back, or The Empire Strikes Back is better than Return of the Jedi.

    Paul Lundgren | Feb 20, 2012 | New Comment
  2. I wouldn’t be able to make Nerd Nite, but The Empire Strikes Back is better, since it is the one that introduces us to a very interesting Yoda, and we find out in an amazing fight scene that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. In Return of the Jedi, we learn that the rebels win, but we always knew that.

    Sam | Feb 20, 2012 | New Comment
  3. OK, Jedi was a bunch of Muppets and directed by Lucas, Empire was not. It was a dark and contemplative piece of adult cinema, not to mention at the end you are seriously feeling a case of the “oh shit, they are totally screwed!” 

    Empire is the better movie because of the following reason. The characters totally evolve in this movie, for example,  Leia isn’t some bratty, snobbish princess, she’s totally rebelling out. Han is not some completely arrogant, card-playing cad, he’s on his way to hero. Empire gives shape to what the “force” is, it is explained in empire. Also, most of the backgrounds and sets were completely synthetic, compared to the forest scenes of Endor. This movie shows that Vader is a total badass, the light-saber scene with Luke is still a great fight scene. And really how many Dagobah or Hoth or Echo Base jokes have you told? My network is called echo base, I bet that there are more references to empire over Jedi.

    Finally Empire has one of the best, to this day (32 years later) reveals in cinematic history, “Luke I am your father.” Beat that Muppets!

    ingenue0 | Feb 20, 2012 | New Comment
  4. With Sam unable to claim the prize, Ingeueo is our winner.

    Paul Lundgren | Feb 20, 2012 | New Comment
  5. Wowza!! Thanks Paul! Yippie!!!

    ingenue0 | Feb 20, 2012 | New Comment
  6. +1 on the Muppets issue in Jedi. Too many silly Ewoks. I am in agreement with ingenueo!

    But Jedi was still better than the pitiful prequels.

    Sam | Feb 20, 2012 | New Comment
  7. I look at it this way: Luke getting his hand cut off or yub nub. And those prequels — I will totally not even go there. Ugh.

    Whoohoo! Going to Nerdigras!!!

    ingenue0 | Feb 20, 2012 | New Comment

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