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

Tues // Video Vortex Howl-O-Ween Horror Mixtape

If for some reason you only have time for one Halloween horror screening this season, make it the extra- extra- spoopy Halloween VHS mixtape brought to you by the Shoppe of Horrors Video Store and locals Maniac Video way out at… Continue Reading →

Vintage T-Shirt Pop-Up

It’s still fall and fall is still fashion season, so keep swapping out that summery wardrobe for cozier attire. And if you’re looking to add some cool throwback pieces into your clothing rotation, stop by Heroic Goods & Games this… Continue Reading →


Even though the gigantic bike-inspired poster show has grown out the small spaces of its DIY roots and into the giant interior of the IDS Center in downtown MPLS, the show’s top notch art is the same, the list of… Continue Reading →

Sat // Fresh Hop Fest & Fall Beer Showcase

While some of MPLS + STPL’s unlimited beer tasting parties have dozens and dozens of brewers on hand, it’s also nice to sometimes have a little efficiency in your sampling. For example: If you’re a hop head and only want a four hour blitz… Continue Reading →

Scapin at Open Book

A true comedy classic, the only way that Molière’s play about love, revenge, and family can get any better is if it’s staged with a powerhouse lineup with a top notch director. And guess what? Ten Thousand Things’s new run of… Continue Reading →

Sat // Twin Cities Book Festival

The largest and most important literary gathering in the Well-Read North, The Twin Cities Book Festival brought to you by Rain Taxi returns this Saturday to the Fine Arts Building at the State Fair. And with it, the event brings many happenings… Continue Reading →

Sun // Meritage OysterFest

Even if you’re not an oyster-maniac who’s going to fork over the $120 for the VIP unlimited oysters and gift bag ticket (they’re sold out anyway), Meritage’s autumnal Oysterfest block party is still a fun enough time to grab the… Continue Reading →

Thurs // United States of Americana Happy Hour w/ Bill DeVille

Another way to beat the chill? Whiskey. And Americana. Join 89.3 The Current host Bill DeVille as he brings his laid back show United States of Americana back for its monthly visit to whiskey bar Dalton & Wade. Along with… Continue Reading →

Thurs // UMN Arts Quarter Festival

Speaking of the UofM, maybe head back on Thursday to the other side of the river when all of the many different performing, musical, visual arts and more that live on the West Bank in the U’s Arts Quarter get… Continue Reading →

Weds // Reading: Adam Gopnik

Here’s one of those goings-on that is actually sort of a secret: Long-time staff writer at The New Yorker, not to mention winner of a pile of awards nationally and internationally, overall big deal in the writing/journalism world Adam Gopnik… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Chili Night on the Patio with Vikre Distillery + Slavs and Tartars

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves: It’s been TOO gloomy for TOO long! Esker Grove at the Walker is helping break through the grey skies with chili, firepits, and a vodka, gin and aquavit tasting bar by Vikre Distilling. That’s the… Continue Reading →

Weds // Sound Unseen: Heavy Trip + The 400 Blows + Trylon Fundraiser

Regular Readers know we’re huge fans of the Trylon fka the Trylon microcinema. The spot may be a few (nicer) seats bigger, but they still retain their intimate cine vibe and still constantly program great showings and maintain cool partnerships…. Continue Reading →