Justin Townes Earle


We could clip any two lines of “Maybe A Moment” for their beauty, truth, and lyrical brilliance—and we could likely do the same for nearly any song Justin Townes Earles‘ entire catalog. Any fans of new Classic Country like Townes Van Zandt or the new Americana or Country in the vein of Jason Isbell should hustle down to Electric Fetus at 5 PM for Earles’ in-store performance and an early shot as his new album before it officially comes out. Then make your way up to First Avenue to hear him, along with Sammy Brue and The Sadies, dazzle everyone with his story-like honky tonk songs in the Mainroom. 7 PM. $22.Tracy Oxford

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave N, MPLS;



The film buffs that we are, we had no idea that Stallone based Rocky on an actual New Jersey boxing champ, Chuck Wepner. And not only the character and his improbable fight with Muhammad Ali—later in his struggle to keep some of his notoriety, Wepner also fought Andre the Giant, a scene later staged with Hulk Hogan in the start of Rocky III. There’s three more days to catch the biopic Chuck, in which Liev Schrieber portrays the boxer and his up and down impact that the fight and film had on his real life. Tuesday-Thursday. Various times.Curt Stanski

Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave, MPLS;

StoLyette + Pornonono


Dance the late night away to a little bump-click electro funk tonight at Icehouse when minimalist electro Soviet trio StoLyette—their wonderfully named album Mitch was co-produced by Secrets fav Ryan Olcott aka c.Kostra—team up with the beautiful next-gen yacht rock sounds of Pornonono—think of Darryl Hall & John Oates teaming up with Chromeo—to celebrate some of their crew’s birthdays. 10 PM. $7.Paul Cajun

Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, MPLS;

New Classics Redux Cookout

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After a weekend of pouring rain, a wine party and BBQ at Corner Table is just what you need to get back in the swing of Spring. Some of the restaurant’s favorite wine makers will be on hand with samples while Chef Thomas Boemer grills up food over his makeshift fire kitchen. 4-8 PM. $45.Art Humes

Corner Table, 4537 Nicollet Avenue South, MPLS;

Goth Prom XIV: ABYSS

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Let your inner darkness out and on to the dance floor among stilt-walkers, acrobats, cabaret performers, snake charmers, burlesque performances, and other blackened revelers in the ABYSS of tonight’s Goth Prom XIV. The celebratory evening’s mood-setting soundtrack comes from futuristic synthwave musicians [d.notive] accompanied by DJs Noise, Fenris, Nitrogen, evil DJ petey, and more, plus the event will support the Minnesota AIDS Project and their community outreach with a portion of the proceeds and donations that help get you a cheaper entry. 9 PM. $7, $5 with donation.Stephen Severin

The Saloon, 830 Hennepin Ave, MPLS;

International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4)

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When we say Twincy: FilmTown™, we’re not kidding! We’re such a hot spot for film, in fact, that tonight the very niche traveling Fly Fishing Film Festival IF4 visits our movie-going and fishing fans. The lineup features short and full length films from professional filmmakers from all over the world that showcases fly fishing and the global passion for the sport/craft/art. We’re also such a beer town that the Surly hosts the fest at its fancy tap room. 7 PM. $20.Curt Stanski

Surly Brewing Company, 520 Malcolm Ave SE, MPLS;



Along with winning regional Emmy and SAGE awards, MPLS + STPL treasure PaviElle‘s talents also include powerhouse vocal performances. You can catch her swingin’ free-style feel up close at the Dakota tonight where she plays with her 6-piece backing band. 7 PM. $10.Ashlynn McKinney

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, MPLS;