I am very pleasantly surprised by the “Going Out” app from the Star Tribune. I think this will come in handy when looking to see what’s happening – especially at the last minute. It has a good breakdown between movies, music, art, stage, etc. the “Best Bets” will be great for those nights when you’re not sure what you want to do, only that you want to go out. I plan on building a favorites cache.
I can’t think of a professional use for it though, unless I were in charge of finding someplace to go for next quarter’s happy hour 😉 I may look for similar apps in other towns though, to use when traveling for work.
Just a note – I tried “City Bot” too but really don’t care for it much. Perhaps I didn’t give it enough sample tries, but it told me on one search that the beginning and end points were too far apart to walk. I beg to differ!