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Welcome to the Daily Fringe #0: Special Holofoil Collector's Edition! Place it in an acid-free plastic bag and store in a cool, dry place. This comic could be worth $25,000!*
The 15th annual Minnesota Fringe starts tomorrow! Woot! First off, you'll need to figure out your Fringe schedule online. You can also pick up the dead-tree version at each of the Fringe venues or in today's edition of the City Pages.
Need help deciding what shows to see? Catch videos of the first two Fringe-for-Alls on our YouTube channel along with ongoing video updates throughout the festival.
And there's tonight's out-of-towners' showcase at Fringe Central at Bedlam. We don't want you to get too excited, but there are rumors that someone opened a wardrobe and found a magical passageway to the fabled land of... Canada!
Don't forget that every night after shows you can join the gang at Fringe Central for drinks, food and, best of all, conversation. For heaven's sake, make sure you have an answer to "Seen anything good?" because you will hear it.
That's all for now, get lots of sleep, make sure your water bottle is full, and get ready for Fringe 2008!
Bill and Matt
*Disclaimer: This is not a comic.
Additional disclaimer: This will never be worth $25,000.
Tonight at 7:30 p.m.: Out-of-towners' showcase. Come get previews of the acts coming in from outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. And early buzz! And all the people you haven't seen since last August!
Saturday @ Noon-3 p.m.: Kids' Fringe ice cream social
Saturday @ 10 p.m.: Opening weekend partyour very own quinceañera!
$3 Summit pints during Bedlam Social happy hour (4-7 p.m. and 11 p.m.-2 a.m.) with six yummy Summits on tap and food service 'til close
Get the complete schedule
Today: Mostly sunny, warm, humid... Not so much a sizzle as a poach. High: 87°. Low: 67°.
Thursday: Chance of thunderstorms. Otherwise hot. High: 90°. Low: 68°.
Friday: Chance of sticking to patio furniture 90%. High: 88°. Low: 72°.
Fringe in the news
Pioneer Press: So much pioneering! There's Dominic Papatola's guide to survivingand thrivingat the Fringe. Then there's a nice article about out-of-towners. And the '08 festival at a glance.
Star Tribune: Fringe at 15 and the niftiest Google map ever. And if you missed the Fringe-for-All, you can still read the recap.
Minnesota Monthly: Fringe benefits
Twin Cities Daily Planet: Looking for the bloggers? Five of the writers we used to host have found a new home on Twin Cities Daily Planet. Read them early, read them often.
City Pages: ...and a sixth blogger we used to host is now at the City Pages. Yay!
In the world of Fringe, flexibilityfinancial, mental, temporal, even physicalis the key to success. These four prove it. Introducing shows that came in at the last minute!
Beowulf or GilgameshYou Decide! presented by Chopping Block and Charlie Bethel at the U of M Rarig Center. Charlie came in off the waiting list on Monday and he's allowing each audience to pick either of his previous Fringe hits: Beowulf or Gilgamesh.
No Stranger Than Home presented by Katherine Glover at Intermedia Arts. After using "home" to describe, at one time or another, three continents and four U.S. states, writer/performer and journalist Katherine Glover brings together a mishmash of tales in this dynamic and funny one-woman show.
Alone and Testifying presented by Loren Niemi and Howard Lieberman at Interact. Five different shows: "Being Here 00s," "The Nomadic 90s," "The Exuberant 80s," "Changes 70s" and "The Radical 60."
The Spaceman Chronicles presented by Sanguine Theatre at Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Citizen Craig Web attempts the impossible: space travel without all that fire. A comedy concerning the outer limits of human achievement.