113 Presents Richard Barrett + Milana Zaric

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We love that Twincy is not only a hotbed of traditional classical music performance, it’s also become grounds for brand new and exciting “experimental” shows with traditional instrumentation. Case in point: The 113 Composers Collective hosts another of its intimate performances of world-class ambitious music with a portrait concert of improvised works by composed and performed with Richard Barrett, who will be accompanied by special guest Milana Zaric, at Studio Z in St. Eazy. And if you can’t make the special up close show tonight, there’s a free performance tomorrow at the UofM School of Music. 7:30 PM. $15.Tracy Oxford

Studio Z, 275 East Fourth Street Suite 200, Saint Paul;

One Last Dance At The Triple Rock

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Didn’t get tickets for tomorrow’s big final night of the Triple Rock bash? You and everyone else! Look, the place only holds 400 people and 40,000 people from around Twincy, and the rest of the country too, wanted to get in their last goodbyes—which you can still do, if you get to the T-Rock early enough for tonight’s free and open One Last Dance party. Along with bands like Citric Dummies, Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, Lutheran Heat, and others in the old bar, the Ladyheat DJs, Lori Barbero, Hipshaker’s Brian Engel, and more will be playing dance tunes until the wee hours of the morning. We can’t overstate this enough: Get there early, the place will hit capacity and people will be standing out in the cold waiting to get in. 6 PM. Free.Paul Cajun

Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave S, MPLS;

Be the Facts You Wish to Read: A Press Freedom Discussion

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Hear from insightful panel of women writers, journalists, and activists discuss our very problematic new (or very problematic continued?) relationship to facts. Presented by PEN America, Milkweed Editions, and The Riveter, panel moderator Joanna R. Demkiewicz (of The Riveter) will lead the group through everything from censorship to news literacy to the importance of fact-checking, and it’s a must-hear discussion for anyone interested in the media, politics, and the future of the country. 6 PM. Free, registration suggested.Tracy Oxford

Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave S, MPLS;

The Booze Brothers: A Boozy Tribute to The Blue Brothers

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Crewmen from Copper And Kings, Tattersall Distilling, and Hi-Lo all team up tonight at the throw back diner for “a mission from God”—a Blues Brothers cocktail party! (We could’ve gone a lot of directions there with multitude of famous quotes come from the surprisingly influential flick; We’re partial to everything Aretha Franklin says, actually.) All the Jakes and Elwoods behind the bar will be making themed cocktails, plus the whole place will be playing lots of great music and serving punch on the patio. 7 PM. Free.Art Humes

Hi-Lo Diner, 4020 E Lake St, MPLS;

Insight Brewing: A Trip Around The Sun

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We often say that, among our jam-packed hometown brewing scene, Insight Brewing is criminally underappreciated. It’s because we’re giant fans of their standards like the Troll Way citrus IPA and Sunken City Saison, and their bold moves like the Crazy Aunt gin and tonic style ale (so crazy it works!) and the new Terror Bear Northeast style IPA. At this weekend’s indoor/outdoor birthday celebration at the tap room, you can sample all those beers, plus check out some special bottle releases, eat some food, and hear tunes from Pleezer, Circle of Heat, and more. Saturday, 2 PM. $2 wristbands to drink.Art Humes

Insight Brewing, 2821 E Hennepin Ave, MPLS;