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  • Chili Cook-Off! Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring

    Thursday, March 21, 5pm
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Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring – Community Chili Cook-Off

The 6th Annual Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring

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March 21 @ 5:00 PM
$10

Venue

The Hook and Ladder Theater,
3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis , 55406 United States
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Description

The 6th Annual Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring comes back to The Hook and Ladder this year. Join us for an "all you can taste" chili & live music community hang on Thursday, March 21. Enter your "best" to win cash prizes, Hook swag, and concert tickets!  Or simply enjoy the best variety of chili this side of the Mississippi...
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Getting Here

  • Getting here by Light Rail
    The METRO Blue Line offers fast, quiet light-rail service between downtown Minneapolis and Mall of America. Dozens of bus routes connect with the train at the Lake St/Midtown station, making the Hook and Ladder very accessible thru Metro Transit.
  • Getting here by Bus
    Lake St.and Minnehaha Ave offer many bus route choices and connectivity points. Plan your trip to The Hook here at Metro Transit
  • Getting here by Car
    You’ll probably use your smart phone for directions, but this is what to expect when you get here. We have a small lot to the North & South of the venue available for parking. We also encourage street parking to the West on Snelling Ave. A casual walk through the 3rd Precinct driveway and you will arrive at the venue.
  • Parking
    The Hook & Ladder Theater has a parking lot on the south side of the firehouse. The theater also has a small number of designated parking spots along the north side of the building for use. There is also free parking along Snelling Ave, which runs parallel with Minnehaha, and many nearby parking lots are accommodating local businesses like The Hook by allowing evening event parking, such as the large Rainbow Foods lot just across Lake Street. 
  • ENTRANCE
    The Hook and Ladder has (2) glass-door entrances to the building, one on the north side and another on the south side of the building. The Box-offioce is just inside the hallway as you enter the theater lounge.

Concert Schedule

The Hook and Ladder presents a wide variety of ticketed concerts with the very lowest ticketing fees in the Twin Cities.

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      March 13, 2019
      6:00 PM
    • Event
      Becky Kapell & The Fat 6 - Free Music Wednesdays
    • Description
      “This late-bloomer Minneapolis country crooner fell in with esteemed local twang vets Paul Bergen and Erik Koskinen to craft her debut album, That Certain Ache. Her smoky but tender voice recalls Jeannie C. Riley while her songwriting has a Lucinda Williams-like balance of down-and-out grit and hopeful beauty, with standout cuts including the bittersweet, slow-waltzing title track and the cool-rambling capable man.” – Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune
    • Date
      March 13, 2019
      9:00 PM
    • Event
      Death Comedy Jam - Open Mic with Chris Maddock
    • Description
      Death Comedy Jam - Open Mic The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present the Twin Cities' longest running (13 years at Grumpy's DT) comedy open-mic The Death Comedy Jam, every Wednesday throughout the month of March, 2019. Hosted by veteran local comic Chris Maddock, these events allow access to all levels of comedic experience, are free to the public and are directly following The Hook's existing Free Music Wednesday (6-9pm) programming, from 9-11pm.
    • Date
      March 14, 2019
      7:30 PM
    • Event
      POSTPONED - Palmer T. Lee - CD Release Show
      $9/12
    • Description
      Palmer T. Lee - CD Release Show with special guest Humbird Palmer T. Lee's debut album, “Winebringer,” is an intensive look at love and longing that follows the end of a relationship. Here he returns to writing with the guitar, and saves the banjo for only one track. The title was inspired by the writing of the Sufi poet Hafiz, and his collection of poems The Book of the Winebringer. He is attracted to the inclusiveness of Sufi poetry, that it seems at times as if any noun can be switched out with any other noun, that the work will hold its point, that love is always the goal. It’s a raw, emotional album, his resonant voice buoyed by delicate playing, and some help from his friends on mandolin, fiddle, and drums. Palmer says, “This album is me laughing while shake my fist, mourning while I am dancing, grappling with bitter gratitude.”
    • Date
      March 15, 2019
      7:00 PM
    • Event
      The Belfast Cowboys
      $10/13
    • Description
      The Belfast Cowboys on Friday, March 15 at The Hook and Ladder Theater The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota's (and The Hook & Ladder's) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare.
    • Date
      March 20, 2019
      9:00 PM
    • Event
      Death Comedy Jam - Open Mic with Chris Maddock
    • Description
      Death Comedy Jam - Open Mic The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present the Twin Cities' longest running (13 years at Grumpy's DT) comedy open-mic The Death Comedy Jam, every Wednesday throughout the month of March, 2019. Hosted by veteran local comic Chris Maddock, these events allow access to all levels of comedic experience, are free to the public and are directly following The Hook's existing Free Music Wednesday (6-9pm) programming, from 9-11pm.
    • Date
      March 21, 2019
      5:00 PM
    • Event
      Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring - Community Chili Cook-Off
      $10
    • Description
      The 6th Annual Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring The 6th Annual Last Bowl of Chili Before Spring comes back to The Hook and Ladder this year. Join us for an "all you can taste" chili & live music community hang on Thursday, March 21. Enter your "best" to win cash prizes, Hook swag, and concert tickets!  Or simply enjoy the best variety of chili this side of the Mississippi...
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