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

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 →

Fri // Anelace Night Market

We’re stoked to see Anelace Coffee magnifying women creatives on the Twincy scene: The Northeast shop kicks off their night market series with an evening devoted to the femmes making the world a more beautiful, bold place through their art,… 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 →

Mon // Housequake

Nordeast’s daring indie publisher, Coffee House Press, is adept at plucking from the slush pile what become globally lauded books, including the Pulitzer-nominated In the Distance by Hernan Diaz and Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing. They also excel… Continue Reading →

Sun // COOL MOM Hosted by Rana May

DON’T FORGET SUNDAY IS MOTHER’S DAY! If awkwardness leads to pure comedy, then a bunch of comics, many big local names and mostly women like host Rana May and Shelly Paul (of PSSY CTRL), the hilarious Ellie Hino, and MST3K’s… Continue Reading →

Scream For Me Sarajevo Premiere

If you know anything about fencer, commercial pilot, and Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, you won’t be at all surprised to learn that during the siege of Sarajevo in 1994 he gathered up his band at the time and snuck… Continue Reading →

Tues // Dizzy Fae with Psymun + Su Na

Even before Dizzy Fae‘s recently released mixed tape confirmed her status as one of the biggest (young) talents coming up in our electro-soul scene, Fae was winning hearts with her vocal stylings on self-released tracks to opening on tour for Lizzo. Her show in… Continue Reading →

Weds // Eric B. & Rakim The Technique Tour

All of the albums by the seminal DJ + MC Erik B. & Rakim are worth celebrating—including Paid in Full, an album often held up as the best hip-hop record ever made—and that’s exactly what a who’s who of the local hip-hop… Continue Reading →

Weds // Art 4 Shelter

One of the biggest and coolest art events of the year is now at an even bigger venue—Mia! The annual Art 4 Shelter benefit for Simpson Housing Services returns with over 1,000 original pieces of art on paper with the artists’ names hidden… Continue Reading →