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

THURS // Budos Band

One of the many highlights of the storied Daptone record label, The Budos Band draws on traditional Afro-funk and soul sounds, then mixes in a little heavy metal influence for their signature ’70s-esque instrumental sound that’s won over legions of… Continue Reading →

SAT // NEMAA 10×10

Not just the group behind the massive Art-a-Whirl open studio festival in the spring, NEMAA also celebrates its membership in the fall through their big 10×10 fundraiser featuring works from hundreds of the artists who live and work in the… Continue Reading →

SAT // Powderhorn Porch Fest

The most fun music fest of late summer isn’t at a taproom or parking lot, it’s on the porches throughout the Powderhorn neighborhood in Minneapolis. There’s both coordinated shows and impromptu day-of appearances by a whole host of musicians—mostly solo… Continue Reading →

FRI // Triple Heartbeat

Seeing any of the three artists involved in “Triple Heartbeat” would be a treat, but the Chicago-Minneapolis exchange of storytelling, dance, text, and voice that makes up “Triple Heartbeat” is a must-see for any fans of new and creative performance…. Continue Reading →


Featuring homemade instruments made from found items like typewriters and engine parts, Congolese music collective KOKOKO! produces exuberant and explosive music at the avant-garde of artistic originality. It’s a perfect fit for both the Walker Art Center’s fall performance season… Continue Reading →

FRI // Dark Energy Presents: Kælan Mikla

A very big deal in their native Iceland, moody music makers Kælan Mikla also recently drew a line of fans waiting to get into the band’s show during the recent Taste of Iceland cultural festival in Minneapolis. Once inside, everyone… Continue Reading →

FRI // Unlabeled No. 2: Oktoberfest

Taste the beer, not the brand at Unlabeled, The Growler’s blind tasting beer festival series. At Unlabeled No. 2, attendees can sample 48 different Oktoberfest beers from local breweries and compare and rate them using our Unlabeled app. At the… Continue Reading →

Bone Mother

Set in the beautiful and beauty-filled gallery at The Museum of Russian Art, this new play from Sandbox Theatre’s aerial wing, The Swingset, tells a dark folkloric tale of wild things, shadow, and an old crone named Baba Yaga. The… Continue Reading →

More Weekend Happenings

Ugh, what a weekend, almost too much going on. The Children’s Museum kicks out all the kids to host a 90s party with dancing, slap bracelets, gak, and more — THURS — INFO For the newest iteration of the Walker’s… Continue Reading →