39th Annual Hmong New Year

hmong new year

The Hmong Family Foundation’s annual celebration Hmong culture through music, food, fashion, and entertainment is so big that it fills up the entire RiverCentre in downtown St. Easy.  And we mean fills up: Our tip, along with recommending you check out one of the days, is to go earlier in the day between 9-11 AM for easiest entry and manuevering, go mid-afternoon for peak celebration, or try and make the after-party stages that start early evening. The full lineups will be posted Thursday so you can plan your trip, too. Friday-Sunday. $8. —Margeaux Devereaux 

St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 Kellogg Blvd W, STPL;

Adonia Kyle Celebration & Benefit For Myoclonus Dystonia


We were going to recommend this show simply based on the strength of the fest-sized lineup: the electro-soul sounds of Lady Midnight, the next gen of new hip-hop with Sophia Eris and Manchita, the psychedelic surf sound of Sex Rays, jams from Shannon Blowtorch and more. But the show is also a benefit for a part of our thriving Arts & Culture scene, Adonia Kyle and her battle with Mycoclonus Dystonia, so you get a great show and to do some good on Thanksgiving weekend. If you can’t make the show, you can also donateSunday, 4 PM. $8.Thankful Paul Cajun

James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW, 2916 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS;

Electric Feel: 2000s Indie Dance Party

turf club

If you do miss out on the dancing shenanigans of Wednesday night—those damn gluten-free dairy-free pumpkin mouses aren’t going to make themselves—you can still hit the floor at the Turf Club on Black Friday for some of the best music of the musically rich oughts. DJs FøøLPrøøF and CLOUD host Electric Feel and will be spinning sounds from LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire, and other adult indie contemporaries. Also a great way to celebrate not buying a garbage TV for a “discount” on Black Friday holiday. Friday, 9 PM. $7 advance, $9 door. —Naomi Traschke

Turf Club, 1601 University Ave W, STPL;

The Divine Order

Twincy has a bunch of heady options on Thanskgiving Eve-eve before you start killing brain cells by days of convos (and probably drinks) with your extended fam. Don’t want to waste you time on Batfleck in Justice League? Go see the winner of the Best Actress award winner at Tribeca in The Divine Order, which follows a different type of league out for justice—women on strike in Switzerland in the 70s still trying to get the right to vote. You’ll likely be hearing more about the picture in upcoming months, not because women in the U.S. will need to fight the same battle again, but because it’s Switzerland’s Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film consideration at the 90th Academy Awards. It’s also through Thursday. 2:20 & 4:40 PM. $7.Curt Stanski 

Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave, MPLS;

Café Scientifique: Jeremiah A. Henning + Mycorrhizal Fungi


If you’re one of those folks who shuns those posers in pop-science for the really hardcore stuff, join similarly interesting science and nature fans for beers at tonight’s Café Scientifique. Jeremiah A. Henning, a post-doctoral researcher associate in the department Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota, will be discussing the group of Mycorrhizal fungi that he studies (Glomeromycota, you might already know it) and how it very importantly could hold the key to how ecosystems will respond to climate change. 7 PM. $5-12 sliding scale.Betty M.J. Stacks

Bryant Lake Theater, 810 W Lake St, MPLS;