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

Weds // Traveling Patio Picture Show: Troll 2

It’s nice to see folks in the Arts & Culture scene follow their passions, especially when they intersect and we reap the rewards! Case in point: The team-up between Indeed Brewing, Trash Film Debauchery, and Trylon to screen shlocky movies… Continue Reading →


If 1968 was, as the Walker and Trylon say in the intro to their current retrospective Echoes and Rumblings: Remembering 1968, “marked by protest and revolt, civil rights strife, and the push for an end to war, famine, and colonialism”, then… Continue Reading →

Big Red’s Rockin’ Recovery with Chris Mulkey

The Good Show for Good Cause Award🏆 this weekend goes to the benefit for Can Can Wonderland’s Chloe Derby, who is still recovering from an ankle break that required a dozen screws, a steel plate, and a bunch of time… Continue Reading →

Clothing Launch: Megolisaland

This Friday debuts the remarkable Megolisaland, a clothing line that marries artist  Lisa Luck‘s vivid, humanoid depictions with Meg Browning’s dramatic designs. They refer to their collaboration—hopefully the first of many seasonal releasesȔas their ‘concept album,’ and the outcome is both… Continue Reading →

Pride Party Recommendations

One of the flagpole events, Grown & Sexy Pride VIII with Blowtorch and Sweet Pea and a bunch of special appearances returns to First Ave’s Mainroom on Friday. Another should attend, the Queertopia performance series is back, try to catch it at… Continue Reading →

Somalis + Minnesota Exhibit Free Opening Celebration

Minnesota is home to the only Somali museum on the continent and this year they’ve partnered with the Minnesota History Center to develop an exhibit spotlighting the state’s 57,000-strong Somali community. Somalis + Minnesota explores life in Somalia, the immigration… Continue Reading →

Beyond Hotdish: The Quiet Sophistication of Northern Food

We’re not sure when the conversation about Minnesota food really took hold—was it the Grape Salad debacle? Sean Sherman’s campaign to introduce more people to indigenous dishes and ingredients? The gradual buildup of local star power ranging from Gavin Kaysen… Continue Reading →

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Pop-Up Film: National Lampoon’s Vacation

“I don’t know, Rusty, but when this is all over, your father… may be going away for a little while.” To get everyone else as fired up as we are for the opening of the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema—the righteous… Continue Reading →

Third Thursday: Pride

Since you kicked off Pride over the weekend, keep the festivities going at Mia’s Third Thursday where they’ve brought in some big time entertainment to help you celebrate yourself or/and your LGBTQ friends and family. Stop into the free event… Continue Reading →

Public Functionary’s Pool Party

Even before the lineup was announced—and damn what a lineup!—we were ready to jump into Public Functionary’s pool party, as in money pool, a sort of throwback to the days of rent parties, but updated to reflect the space’s programming… Continue Reading →

Reading: Amy Thielen + Give a Girl a Knife

Following up her James Beard Awards for writing and her The New Midwestern Table, Amy Theilen will take readers through her upbringing in a Northern MN town to NYC’s high-end restaurant scene—and she’ll do it in person at Magers &… Continue Reading →

Tues // Peach Kelli Pop + Kitten Forever + Joust

LA’s Peach Kelli Pop sound just as you’d imagine—like a garage band of fiery ladies making kickass rock versions of Saturday morning cartoon theme songs with names like “Hello Kitty Knife”, “Black Magic”, and “Cherry (That’s Not Her Real Name)”…. Continue Reading →