Here’s what we’re recommending you go to this week!

The Notion of Wakanda- Afro-Futurism, Black Self-Determination & the Black Panther Movie

As a part of the very cool ongoing series Body Blows, Convos and Art at Public Functionary, author Resmaa Menakem will continue her discussion of intergenerational trauma, racial equity, and healing practices for America, this time talking about the kickass Black Panther… Continue Reading →

Galactic Primitivism

Adam Little’s vibrant and visually loaded paintings illustrate a fictional “advanced, yet long extinct civilization” and the works—full of otherworldly figures and simple geometries—will make you wish the subjects of Galactic Primitivism on were real. Friday, 7 PM. Free. —Tracy… Continue Reading →

New Eyes Festival

It’s another packed weekend of events that highlight MPLS + STPL as an outpost of arts and culture, including two really amazing festivals that overlap on Saturday—and you’re going to have to figure out how to do both. First, the… Continue Reading →

FRI: Hot Snakes In-Store Performance

The big show at the Turf Club with post-hardcore rockers Hot Snakes is big-time sold out, but you can still catch them setting fire to Down In The Valley for the release of Jericho Sirens on Sub Pop Records. The… Continue Reading →

Sat: Match Game

Everyone’s favorite game show is back! Back from the ’70s, but even more importantly back from its run through the bars of MPLS + STPL to its new home at Erik the Red. This week’s installment of the fill-in-the-blanks clue… Continue Reading →


Prolific director and performer Lisa Channer, who we know as the founder of Theatre Novi Most, also happens to be the daughter of Harold Channer, who incredibly ran the Manhattan Public Access Television interview show Conversations for 50 years. Talk… Continue Reading →

Sunday: One Man Band Fest

Who needs a whole band! Just a bunch of scheduling trouble, creative difference, and pay-out sharing. Check out a whole mini-fest’s worth of solo performers with enough talent to skip all those ensemble pitfall, including virtuoso Dosh, psychedelic surf monster… Continue Reading →

Sat: PlanetFest: a short speculative play festival + The Flashlight Zone

Regular Readers know we’re big fans of Not-So-Silent Planet‘s long-running night of speculative fiction—you know, stories of fantasy, steam punk, zombies, maybe a short story about a Red set in the lowborn mines of Mars—and now their readings have grown… Continue Reading →

Hellavision Television Animation Show Episode 3

Hellavision! No, not local TV talk shows! Dozens of artists create the ultra-quick experimental animation screenings and zines of Hellavision, a wildly popular screening at the Trylon. RSVP right now to get one of the 10 remaining seats, see the out-there… Continue Reading →

Third Thursday: Local Music Sampler with First Avenue

For this month’s Third Thursday, Mia swaps out the Ides for the Tunes of March with the help of First Avenue. Stop in for the free party and catch pop-up performances from Hot Date, Dua, and Jessica Manning, dance to the beats spun… Continue Reading →