Insight Brewing: A Trip Around The Sun

insight brewing

We often say that, among our jam-packed hometown brewing scene, Insight Brewing is criminally underappreciated. It’s because we’re giant fans of their standards like the Troll Way citrus IPA and Sunken City Saison, and their bold moves like the Crazy Aunt gin and tonic style ale (so crazy it works!) and the new Terror Bear Northeast style IPA. At this weekend’s indoor/outdoor birthday celebration at the tap room, you can sample all those beers, plus check out some special bottle releases, eat some food, and hear tunes from Pleezer, Circle of Heat, and more. Saturday, 2 PM. $2 wristbands to drink.Art Humes

Insight Brewing, 2821 E Hennepin Ave, MPLS;

Funeral Parade of Roses


We recommend an awful lot of fun, crappy films for our readers, but don’t think for a second we’ve given up on the artsy and experimental flicks. Everyone who appreciates the evolving medium and craft/history of film should check out Funeral Parade of Roses at the Trylon this weekend. The kaleidoscopic New Wave Japanese picture by Toshio Matsumoto presents the subversive world of transvestites, drugs, and performance art in 1960s Tokyo, and has long been unavailable in the U.S. Just the trailer alone will get you hooked. Fri-Sun, various showtimes. $8.Curt Stanski

Trylon, 2820 E 33rd St , MPLS;

2017 Uptown Coffee Festival

Coffee Festival

Yeah man, Uptown! We’re doing it! Swing through Calhoun Square on Saturday to get your caffeine fix from the largest coffee expo in MPLS + STPL. Along with lots of coffee and tea sampling, there’s a few coffee-flavored craft beers on hand, comedy from ComedySportz, and everyone gets a commemorative mug to show off how serious you are about your early morning (and late morning and early afternoon and mid-afternoon) cups of joe. And if you’re worried about parking, they’ve also got you covered—your ticket includes a $5 parking voucher to the ramp. Saturday, 10 AM-3PM. $10.Art Humes

Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave, MPLS;

ลอยกระทง Loy Krathong (Festival of Lights)

wat thai

Visiting the Wat Thai Buddhist Temple during their street food-filled celebrations is definitely on the Secrets bucket list, and this Saturday’s Festival of Lights gives you the perfect opportunity to check it out. Along with the food, there’s a Thai fashion show, Thai and Lao dancing, and attendees can celebrate the Goddess of Water by floating a krathong, a small boat made of banana leaves, down the river. Saturday, 4-9 PM. Free.Margeaux Devereaux  

Wat Thai of Minnesota, 2544 Highway 100 S, Saint Louis Park; 

Covenant: A Conspiracy of Strange Girls Annual Art Show


“The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” Regular Readers know we’re huge fans of the A Conspiracy of Strange Girls, the 60+ members of creative collective, and it’s even more exciting that they’re setting up shop for their annual art show at the tap room of critically acclaimed beer makers Modist Brewing. Definitely find time to swing by the stacked show to check out everything from art and crafts in a variety of disciplines, potential holiday gift options, plus live screen printing by Ritual Co., a tintype photobooth (it is very cool) by Blkk Hand, tarot readings, and sets of tune by DJ Plunging Necklines (best DJ name in Twincy?) and DJ Health Goth Mom. 7 PM. Free.Betty M.J. Stacks

Modist Brewing, 505 North 3rd St, MPLS;