023 - Mike Davis

Mike talks about his many events involving Burlesque of North America, Cool Jerk, and his DJ work. Topics include Dre Day, Cinco De Mayhem, and WORLD (craft) FAIR.

Show Notes & Links

Paint Louis

Life Sucks Die

Burlesque of NA  

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book  

CO Exhibitions 

Public Functionary

Cinco de Mayhem

Wes "Wzz Wnshp" Winship

Dre Day

WORLD (craft) FAIR

Triple Double night at The Triple Rock Social Club

“The Hump” 

Cool Jerk

Music in this episode is by Mike 2600

Intro: True Detective Theme (8-Bit) 

Outro and “Mike 2600” clip from here

Direct download: 023_-_Mike_Davis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm CST
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022: Rio Saito

Rio Saito is Program Manager at the Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM). She is also a professor at MCAD and assists with events there in addition to her work with JASM. We talk about Rio’s background in the arts, the many local events highlighting Japanese culture, and one distinctly Japanese tradition that she would like to introduce to the Twin Cities (hint: it involves drinking sake).

Show Notes & Links

MCAD Faculty - Rio Saito

Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM)

Anime Detour

Schoolgirls & Mobile Suits

Mechademia

Novala Takemoto

Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Conservatory

St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City

Kingyo-Sukui

Moko Cakes

Tokyo TDC

O-Tsukimi

Outro music in this episode is "Noto no kotoby robwalkerpoet. The short melodies are train chimes from JR West Osaka Loop and a Shinkansen announcement from Sound of Station.

Direct download: 022_-_Rio_Saito.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:49pm CST
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021: Hayley Matthews-Jones

Hayley is the Special Event Coordinator at Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. We talk about the importance of creativity in events and different approaches to planning that emphasize more structure and order, or creative experimentation.

Show Notes & Links

University of the Arts London

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Trek America

American Refugee Committee

Girl Scouts

Holidazzle

Music in this week’s episode is The Misfits - I Turned Into A Martian (Actual Rafiq 8-bit chiptune cover)

Direct download: 021_-_Hayley_Matthews-Jones.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:55pm CST
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020: Don Ball

Don Ball, co-founder of CoCo, talks about using a variety of events (including Jump! School) as a marketing tool to bring people in and make them aware of their coworking spaces.

Show Notes & Links

CoCo

Kyle Coolbroth - Our Cultural Identity Crisis

Phil Wilson - Minnov8

Mykl Roventine

Jump! School

Direct download: 020_-_Don_Ball.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:33pm CST
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Mykl Roventine has run or co-founded many events including Ignite Minneapolis, Social Media Breakfast, and the MN Blogger Conference. We discuss the benefits of taking over an existing even, when to begin charging for a free event, and why the Twin Cities are such a great community for trying new things.

Show Notes & Links

Social Media Breakfast

Rick Mahn

Missy Berggren

Meg Knodl

Alena Finsky

514 Studios

St. Kate's

TPT

MinneBar

Ignite Minneapolis (episode 7)

MIMA Summit

Don Ball

The Local

Patrick Kuntz

"When good people pick bad fonts"

"Don't stop believin'--karaoke tips for anyone"

Tech Karaoke

Otter's Saloon

MN Blogger Conference

Jen Jamar

Arik Hanson

Prestige Conference

Amanda Costello, MinneWebCon (episode 15)

Mykl Roventine

Direct download: 019_-_Mykl_Roventine.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm CST
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018: How to Approach Galleries

Excerpts from a panel discussion on “How to Approach Galleries.” I discuss the application and jury selection process for our Craftstravaganza and Craft’za art shows, plus some behind-the-scenes stories and insider advice for aspiring crafters.

Show Notes & Links

Chowgirls

Craftstravaganza/Craft'za

Tricia Khutoretsky

Direct download: 018_-_Panel_QA.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:14pm CST
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017: Beth Beutell

Beth is Senior Manager of Events at Capella University. She talks about the challenges of hybrid events, security needs of meetings for a large publicly-traded company, and what motivates her to continue planning corporate events.

Show Notes & Links

Carmen Sandiego by Rockapella: TV edit - YouTube

Capella University

MPI (Meeting Professionals International)

Why Apple's Live Stream Was So Bad During The iPhone 6 Launch 

Beth is on LinkedIn

 

Music in this episode is No te hagas (Acapella) by Andres Franco

Direct download: 017_-_Beth_Beutell.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:29pm CST
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016: Susan Campion

Susan is a co-founder of Giant Steps. She talks about how the event was started, their support from the creative community, and how they continue to run it on a volunteer basis. We also discuss why the skills that make a good hip-hop artist can make a great businessperson.

Show Notes & Links

High School for Recording Arts (aka Hip-Hop High)

M.anifest

Giant Steps: website | Facebook

Music in this episode is Por que by by El Klan de los DeDeTe

Direct download: 016_-_Susan_Campion.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:41pm CST
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015: Amanda Costello

Amanda is the Director of MinneWebCon, an annual two-day conference on the University of Minnesota campus. We talk about how she got that job, how she got her start as a public speaker through MinneWebCon, and how they encourage the participation of women speakers and attendees.

Show Notes & Links

MinneWebCon.org

Twitter: @MinneWebCon

Music in this episode is "12 05 13 Golias" by LestatV3

Direct download: 015_-_Amanda_Costello.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:08pm CST
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014: Tricia Khutoretsky

Tricia is the Director/Curator at Public Functionary, a contemporary art exhibition and social space in Northeast Minneapolis. We discuss how the gallery was funded through Kickstarter, their mission to de-mystify artwork, and her long-term plans for the community.

Show Notes & Links

Public Functionary

Power to the Public

Public Functionary: A Responsive Art Space (Kickstarter campaign)

Current Exhibition: OVERTURF + VAN GIESON: IN SEARCH OF…

DVS1

Direct download: 014_-_Tricia_Khutoretsky.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:58pm CST
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013: Jeff Larson

Jeff Larson is Executive Director of Minnesota Fringe. In this episode we talk about how much work goes into planning the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Jeff’s background before taking the Director job, and his newfound celebrity as the public face of the festival.

Show Notes & Links

Minnesota Fringe Festival

Robin Gillette - previous Executive Director of MN Fringe

Bob McFadden - founder of MN Fringe

At Starbucks, Data Pours In. But What to Do With It?

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Music in this episode is Chopin - Nocturne in E minor Op. posth. 72 no 1

Direct download: 013_-_Jeff_Larson.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:39pm CST
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012: Art Allen

In my first interview with a full-time event planner, Art Allen talks about his original, offbeat events like the Beard-Off, Pundamonium, and Buzzed Words. We discuss his love for variety, why Riddle Room was "the most nervewracking leap" he's ever made, and what's coming next (hint: it's on Kickstarter!)

Show Notes & Links

Beard-Off

Tipsy Pixels

Pundamonium

Punderdome 3000

O.Henry Pun-Off

Club Underground

BuzzedWords

Katie Sisneros

Chowgirls Parlor

Riddle Room

Riddle Room 2 Kickstarter

GOOFDA!

Modern Antics

Art is on Twitter: @punsultant

Direct download: 012_-_Art_Allen.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:00pm CST
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011: Darren Ennis

Darren talks about his numerous past events including Magic 8-Ball, Pink Carpet, and the Really Really Blonde Party. We also spend some time discussing how he operates The Sample Room in NE Minneapolis, and how managing a restaurant compares to putting on a show. Plus we answer once and for all the question of whether great event planners are born or made.

Show Notes & Links

Night of the Penguin

The Sample Room

Sheba Productions

Moods of Norway

Really Really Blonde Party

Lola Red PR

Pink Carpet

Zach Sussman

Anthony Bourdain

Direct download: 011_-_Darren_Ennis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm CST
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010: Barry Zelickson

Barry and I talk about how he transitioned from managing an annual multi-attraction theme park (Spooky World) to a full-time family entertainment center (Big Thrill Factory).

As a yearlong business in a large, permanent venue, running Big Thrill Factory is a slightly bigger scope and totally different challenge than most of the events we’ve discussed so far in previous episodes. As you'll hear in our conversation, Barry is up to the task, excited about the future, and passionate about his mission of selling fun for all ages.

Show Notes & Links

Big Thrill Factory

Limited Warranty

Murphy's Landing

Tom Savini

Linda Blair

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Canterbury Park

Border Foods

Direct download: 010_-_Barry_Zelickson.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:36pm CST
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009: Jamie Schumacher

Jamie Schumacher got her start in events working as a makeup artist and monster at Knott’s Scary Farm in Southern California, and went on to found Altered Esthetics in Northeast Minneapolis. She is currently Events Manager at ARTCRANK and Executive Director of the West Bank Business Association.

For this episode we talked about the disparate paths to a career in event management, how Jamie’s background prepared her for what she’s doing now, and whether event planning is a creative outlet, or more like training for a marathon.

Show Notes & Links

Knott's Scary Farm

Altered Esthetics

ARTCRANK

West Bank Business Association

Peace Coffee

Q.arma Building

ArtSpace

Charles Youel

Northeast Community Development Corporation

Jamie Schumacher

Purenoumena

International Cartoonist Conspiracy

Kevin Cannon

Night on Bald Mountain performed by Skidmore College Orchestra / Anthony Holland, conductor

Direct download: 009_-_Jamie_Schumacher.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:02pm CST
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008: Tara Vojta

Tara and I talk about the history of steampunk, her experience as a vendor at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and her steampunk event, 13 Gears.

Social Media 

https://www.facebook.com/weeklyplannerpodcast

Twitter: @weeklyplannerd

Show Notes & Links

Hello Design

Junque in thy Trunk

Tara Vojta

Minnesota Originals

Steampunk MN

13 Gears

Nikola Tesla

Bakken Museum

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

TeslaCon

music box sound from http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld

outro music from The sounds of Stapleford Park Steam Fair

Direct download: 008_-_Tara_Vojta.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm CST
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This episode features live interviews at Ignite Minneapolis with a random attendee (Nicole Klein), former speaker (Micah Vono) and Mary Hirsch, a returning speaker who gave her second talk that night. We spoke about the impact of Ignite, what it's like to prepare and deliver an Ignite talk, and how changing your underwear might just change your life.

Ignite Minneapolis

Ignite Talks discussed in the podcast:

Direct download: 007_-_Live_at_Ignite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm CST
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006: Carl Atiya Swanson

Carl is an actor and theater-maker, as well as the Director of Movement Building for Creative Exchange, at Springboard For the Arts.

In this episode we talk about the many resources offered by Springboard, their involvement in the community, and how they build for scale and sustainability. 

Carl Atiya Swanson

Springboard for the Arts

Hunter Franks - The League of Creative Interventionists

A replicant is a fictional bioengineered or biorobotic android in the film Blade Runner (1982).

TPT Rewire

Irrigate

Broken Windows Theory

Eclipse Records

Foxfire Lounge

Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)

Savage Umbrella

YNPN Twin Cities

Stacy Ann Schwartz

Music in this episode is Colors by Dark Dark Dark

Direct download: 006_-_Carl_Atiya-Swanson.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:48am CST
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005: Lacey Prpic Hedtke

Lacey talks about the similarities between zine makers and zine fest organizers, the benefits of doing a show for a decade, and we answer the age-old question: does taking charge and telling people what to do make you bossy, or a leader? We also talk about quitting!

Show Notes & Links

Lacey Prpic-Hedtke

Twin Cities Zine Fest

SSCA (Stevens Square Center for the Arts)

Gerald Prokop

Red Hot Art

Sarah Morean

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Belfry Center

MN State Arts Board

Joshua Ploeg, the touring vegan chef

Austin Zine Fest

Minneapolis Indie Xpo (MIX)

MCTC Zine Library

Modern Times Cafe

Constellation

Flyaway Zine Mobile

Music in this episode is Makeout Revolution by Bla Bla Blacksheep

Direct download: 005_-_Lacey_Prpic-Hedtke.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:33pm CST
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004: Cat Rocketship

Cat and I talk about impulsive decision-making, being in the public eye, how Dungeons & Dragons inspires her creative work, and getting other people to run craft fairs so that she doesn’t have to.

Show Notes & Links

Cat Rocketship - websitetwitter

Make/Break

Market Day Iowa

CSA

Spring Training

Hot Lady Band

Scott Kubie

Dani Ausen

Laura Palmer - Director of Making Friends

Mancraft

Pepper Potts

Review of Hot Lady Band’s show at House of Bricks “The second thing you need to know about [Hot Lady Band] is that they are horrible.”

Baldur's Gate

Music in this episode is Chiptune Sample by Raedon

Direct download: 004_-_Cat_Rocketship.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:28pm CST
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003: Levi Weinhagen

Levi and I talk about the benefits of going to college a little bit later in life, the nuts & bolts of planning a live performance, and how an improv background helps him not to freak out when something goes wrong.

Show Notes & Links

Levi Weinhagen

Comedy Suitcase

Joshua Scrimshaw

Brave New Workshop - Founded by Dudley Riggs in 1958, the Brave New Workshop is the longest running satirical theatre in the country specializing in political and social satire.

Minnesota Fringe

Louis C.K. tops $1 million in sales of $5 comedy special

Game of Thrones as a Seinfeld Sitcom - Episode #1

Pratfalls of Parenting - (here's the episode I'm on: episode 83)

NoisePicnic

Music in this episode is Chiptune Sample by Raedon

Direct download: 003_-_Levi_Weinhagen.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm CST
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002: Karoline Wells (The Elixery)

Formula Chemist Karoline Wells is the founder of The Elixery, an independent and sustainable cosmetic manufacturer out of Minneapolis. In this episode I spoke with Karoline about pop-up shops, fashion shows, and the future of the craft fair.

Show Notes & Links

The Elixery

Danielle Stellner

Voltage: Fashion Amplified

Dessa Lipstick

Crist Ballas- Master of Make-up

CARE

Cosmetic Candy pop-up store

MN Rollergirls

BUST Craftacular's Primped Fair

Art vs. Craft (2003-2013, R.I.P.)

Our Lab | The Elixery

Music in this episode is Chiptune Sample by Raedon

Direct download: 002_-_Karoline_Wells.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:00pm CST
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001: Adam Turman

Adam Turman talks about how he became established as an artist, learning by doing, and answers the question... what's more work: planning a gallery show or a garage sale?

Show Notes & Links

Adam Turman

D. Witt (DWITT)

Gig Posters

The band X

Leslie Plesser

Chank Diesel

Jawsh Lemke

Music in this episode is Chiptune Sample by Raedon

Direct download: 001_-_Adam_Turman.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:38am CST
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