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

Sun // Tip Jar

Twincy’s resplendent R&B chanteuse Lady Midnight has a body of work like no other, from her entrance to the music scene with Afro-Cuban band Malamanya to more recent covers of Beyonce. She’s channeled her vast talents into a new album,… Continue Reading →

Fri // Morel Feast

Save the arts, eat some ‘shrooms! Find out just what ‘all you can eat mushrooms’ means to you at the 2018 Morel Feast, a fundraiser for the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, which houses the Hook & Ladder Theater. Minny’s mushroom… Continue Reading →

Sat // Guest Bartender Program Event 11.0: Adam Gorski from Young Joni

Most of your May 5 events are probs parties with cocktails; the way we see it, Norseman has planned a party for cocktails—a much better arrangement. Their Guest Bartender Program (the GBP, for those in the know) is a resident… Continue Reading →

Mon // T2P2: We’re Here. We’re Queer. We’re Going To Use a Hashtag

All season, The Theater of Public Policy has been luring full crowds into the faded glam of Bryant Lake Bowl’s mini dinner theater to hear from political aspirants and reporters, and these guests field the sharp questions of moderator Tane… Continue Reading →

Sat // Betty Danger’s 4th Annual Kentucky Derbatante

We absolutely love that the Southern springtime shenanigans of the Kentucky Derby make their way up here to the North on Saturday, so get ready for some day drinking and lose a month’s worth of salary betting on horse racing…. Continue Reading →

Sat // Cinco de Mayo West Side Saint Paul

It’s really too bad that Cinco de Mayo and the Derby have to double up on Saturday this year, because you could easily spend the entire day in Santo Fácil for the legendary West Side celebration. It’s got everything: A great parade, a… Continue Reading →

Tues // KFAI 40th Birthday & Clockwerks KFAIbock Release Party

The scrappy little local radio station has been doing their diverse and exciting programming for 40 years(!) now, and to celebrate the station will be doing special shows from Walker Community Church all day Tuesday and then of course partying… Continue Reading →

Weds // Jillian Rae “medication” Single Release w/ Foxfeather + The Heavy Set

Waaaay back in 2014 we quipped that it wouldn’t be long until intrepid violin-playing songstress Jillian Rae would be headlining the bigger shows on MPLS + STPL’s best small stages. And after years as a regular heavy hitter at just about all… Continue Reading →


SODA*pop! is ready to show off what’s going on at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. We’re presenting the creative works of MCTC students in the School of Design & Arts* and it’s going to be an unforgettable evening featuring the works… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Insight Brewing Beer & Bump Dinner at Dalton & Wade

The North Loop whiskey drinker’s paradise Dalton & Wade will be offering up not just bumps, including samples of the fantastic new Bar & Tender Bourbon from longtime 331 Club bartender Austin Brown, but along side four courses from D&W’s… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Kitten Forever Album Release Party w/ Royal Brat, Tony Peachka, Tiffani

The three dynamos who swap screaming, drumming, and bass riffing spots in Kitten Forever have grown from an earnest punk trio to one of the best overall MPLS + STPL bands of the past several years. And now for their… Continue Reading →

Lady Heat Wednesday Residency Night One: Adam Levy, 26 BATS!

Regular Readers know we can’t get enough of the (not really) new (anymore) Mortimer’s, and it’s because they keep booking shows that directly appeal to our musical sensibilities. For example, the pinball and foosball dive with a swanky back room… Continue Reading →