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

Fri // Blanket Statement: Quilts By Terrence Payne

Rosalux continually features top-notch work whether its Art-a-Whirl or not and on Friday they’re hosting the reception for a bold new direction in the gallery co-founder’s work—quilting! Departing from his vibrant, pattern-filled, often cheeky pieces on paper, Terrence Payne is… Continue Reading →

Sun // Love 4 Big John

If you’ve ever been to Palmer’s and “Sorry, We’re Open” has turned into “Time for you to go, not sorry”, the one who bounced you—and more likely checked your ID and chatted you up—is long-time steward of the door, Big… Continue Reading →

Art-A-Whirl Weekend at Studio Six Mpls

Video production collective Studio Six MPLS is inviting the public into its production space for the first time ever, and if curiosity isn’t enough to coax you over, they’ve arranged a menagerie of art throughout the weekend. Activities include film… Continue Reading →

Strange Girls Art-a-Whirl Market

The two year-old female-first art collective A Conspiracy of Strange Girls (prize for one of our fave instagram handles, @strangegirlsneverdie) takes residence at Twin Spirits, Twincy’s woman-owned distillery, with a market and fundraiser for SWOP Minneapolis (10% of all profits… Continue Reading →

Art-a-Whirl: Live Music & Poster Art Show fundraiser for DEMO

Take a break to stroll a little ways from the Art-a-Whirl main streets and check out the poster show and fundraiser for Diverse Emerging Music Organization, which promotes independent and multi-cultural music in the Twincy. (Fun fact: the org began… Continue Reading →

Art-a-Whirl: SUMO FIGHT

Wherever your arting takes you, we implore you to make a detour (or better yet, a beeline) to Grumpy’s backyard, where NE’s purveyor of odds ‘n’ ends Duke Albert will be hosting bouts of SUMO Wrestling. With prizes! It’s an… Continue Reading →

Opening weekend: People’s Museum for Prince

There’s a bonkers amount happening at the Solar Arts, but we’ll draw your attention to one key event: the opening of the People’s Museum for Prince, which features crowdsourced artwork of all dimensions inspired by or dedicated to Prince. Curator… Continue Reading →

On Our Radar

SNL alum Jay Pharoah brings his stand-up to The Varsity Theater. FRI, 8 PM. [INFO] Two great local bands Extraterrestrials and Sex Rays are both releasing albums, and they’re doing it with garage rockers Fiji-13  and Wax Lead at The… Continue Reading →

Bad Weather Outdoor Arcade

Ready Player You! Bad Weather’s arcade bonanza is back for year two: they’ve lugged a dozen odd machines to their parking lot and patio for a weekend-long playing fest, with beer releases, food trucks, and a Saturday night mix led… Continue Reading →

Sat // Relapse & Revival Book Signing + Performance

Eat My Words bookstore has scooped up a tour stop from multi-(creative) Robert Hunter, whose transition from alt-Country singing to writing has resulted in a debut novel equal parts romp and reflection. Inspired by his wife’s battle with cancer (she… Continue Reading →

The Right Here Showcase

The artists you’ve been looking for have been right here all along! The The Right Here Showcase from Off-Leash Area commissions new or previous or unfinished works from Minnesnowta’s mid-career contemporary performing artists and provides all the needed support, from tech to marketing…. Continue Reading →

Fulton Gran Fondo + Pre-Feast

Take note, this one’s a two part-er: Fulton’s Gran Fondo celebrates its five-year mark with more beer options, more ride options, and more festivities! Saturday’s 100-mile bike ride winds south past Chaska to Belle Plains and back, dropping bicyclists back off… Continue Reading →