Thurs // Conversation: Afrofuturism and the Urgency of (Re)Imagination

Not only did Black Panther look super cool, thanks in big part to the very successful Afrofuturist design work throughout the entire picture, but it also had people cheering for its museum robbery scene, include both members of arts and… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Big Fat Love: 10th Annual John Prine Tribute at The Hook and Ladder Theater

All the singer-songwriters you regularly see on Twincy’s small stages—Mother Banjo, Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton, The Belfast Cowboys’ Terry Walsh, The Federales’ Ben Miller, The Roe Family Singers, many more—meet up on John Prine‘s half-birthday to celebrate his incredible influence as one of… Continue Reading →

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 + Pieces

If you want blood . . . you got it! Lots of it. Soooo much of it. It’s been a little while since the Psychotrons threw a stomach-churning screening, so they’re making up for it with a twofer of classic… Continue Reading →

Tues // Paperback Launch: Cecilia Konchar Farr + The Ulysses Delusion

What makes a book a good book? Can newer fun books be good in a classic sense? St. Catherine University professor Cecilia Konchar Farr—who gets asked that question so much she actually wrote a book about the whole thing—confronts the… Continue Reading →

The Mads Are Back

Did you love MST3K before they ruined it with that sub-par Gen Y reboot? Catch a two of the original cast—Frank Conniff aka Frank and Trace Beaulieu aka Crow T. Robot and Dr. Clayton Forrester—doing their “riffing” talk back jokes… Continue Reading →

Weds // Weather Warlock with KPT + Jeremy Ylvisaker

The hottest music-maker hitting the Twincy stages this week? The weather! No, it’s true. Thanks to the Weather Warlock, an actual analog device built in New Orleans that transforms weather settings in to sound, our beautiful spring environment will provide… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Black Magik Woman IV

The past three editions of the Black Magik Woman photography exhibition—conceived by Connie Mrotek and held at Norseman and Urban Outfitters—were so successful that the project has now evolved from a hip photo show into a full blown celebration of the… Continue Reading →

More Non-Art-a-Whirl Happenings, Lots of Great Stuff Not To Miss

A great way to get involved in local politics is to attend a rally at the capitol, and there’s a great one for legalizing cannabis. FRI. 5 PM. [INFO] A book like Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military… Continue Reading →

More Art-a-Whirl Music Recommendations

There’s a million different block parties going on all over Northeast, but here’s a few of the big ones we’re obligated to mention: Ogle puppies and take a photo with giant kraken tentacles at Psycho Suzi’s Art-Thou-Luau. Saturday, 1:30-midnight. Free…. Continue Reading →

Sun // Love 4 Big John

If you’ve ever been to Palmer’s and “Sorry, We’re Open” has turned into “Time for you to go, not sorry”, the one who bounced you—and more likely checked your ID and chatted you up—is long-time steward of the door, Big… Continue Reading →

The Current’s Essential 893 Songs is classic trolling

Seriously, kudos to the station for getting so many people to hate listen to more filler banter than songs—all during pledge week! It's a legit accomplishment.

On Our Radar

SNL alum Jay Pharoah brings his stand-up to The Varsity Theater. FRI, 8 PM. [INFO] Two great local bands Extraterrestrials and Sex Rays are both releasing albums, and they’re doing it with garage rockers Fiji-13  and Wax Lead at The… Continue Reading →