“Where have Aldi local grocers gone?” is exactly the kind of incredibly clever line you’ll hear throughout tonight’s finale show of The Theater of Public Policy‘s season. And for tonight’s fascinating topic, the funny wonky T2P2 crew talks food politics with Dan DeBaun, Retail and Restaurant Reporter, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. Grab tickets early, many of this season’s shows have filled up early or sold out. 7 PM. $12. —Hank Stacks
Bryant Lake Theater, 810 W Lake St, MPLS; bryantlakebowl.com
If you’ve never seen a staging of Shakespeare, fear not, lest faith turn to despair, there’s a few more showtimes this week to catch Glowing Ember‘s production of the Bard’s classic Romeo & Juliet—the star-crossed lovers are both men and the Lord and Lady Capulets are both women—at the Phoenix Theater. 7:30 PM. $10-20. —Hitara
Phoenix Theater, 2605 Hennepin Ave, MPLS; phoenixtheatermpls.org
We’ve been saying it for a full year: No one cuts a promo like Moonsault Mondays! They’re like the Nature Boy in his prime! (Just look at that pic!) To celebrate their first year of Turkeynecks and Bozos, MM will strut out some of the absolute best curated classic wrasslin’ matches—plus DJ’s playing punk and glam and half off MN beers all night. 10 PM. Free. —Rich Morgan
Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, 1111 Washington Ave S, MPLS; grumpys-bar.com/downtown
While the pre-Thanksgiving ritual of reconnecting with friends and family over drinks has been a time-honored tradition, in the last year or two it’s really become a thing to hold special parties where the reunited can dance and drink before tomorrow’s Turkey Day.
Gold Culture’s Friendsgiving Party has sold out the last two years in The Entry, so this year they’re at The Cabooze. DJ Christy Costello and guests takes over the Eagles Nest Lounge in Robbinsdale. It’s going to get hot as hell when DJ Jake Rudh takes Transmission down to Hell’s Kitchen. Even the security working the door love Flip Phone dance party nights like the Holy Trinity: Bey, Ri-Ri and Nicki Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party at honey. There’s an actual Drinkxgiving party with Blowtorch, Miss Britt, and DJ Fundo at Uptown VFW. The best dressed at the Muddy Waters Heavy Metal Parking Lot party and screening will win a full Zubaz outfit! Indeed Brewing partners up with beer bar Buster’s on 28th to do Tryptophania: Volume 4 with a bunch of different (and some limited edition) Indeed beers.
“No time for love, Dr. Jones!” It’s a great weekend for movie marathons to be sure, but if you need a change of scenery from your own couch head to The Trylon to revisit the smarmy, swarthy, swashbuckling antics of Dr. Indiana Jones. It’s Harrison Ford at his finest—a pulp action comic come to life who punches Nazis, romances heroines, runs more than you remember from all sorts of bad guys, even trading wits with Sean Connery. See one each night or all three in a row on Sunday. Friday-Sunday. $8 single ticket, $18 all three. —Curt Stanski
Trylon, 2820 E 33rd St , MPLS; trylon.org