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

Weds // Records Collecting Dust II

Who are all these weirdo Gen Xers going on and on about their favorite rec . . . oh wait, damn, that’s Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat/Fugazi, and that’s Page Hamilton of Helmet, and that’s John Joseph of Cro-Mags. Well, okay… Continue Reading →

Weds // JXTA Golden Ale Release Party

Here’s your Twincy Trend Watch™ story: There’s frequently been overlap between the food world and other Arts & Culture orgs, but it really seems like that relationship is stronger than ever. (That’s also your Free Story Idea of the Week™… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Dine at Milkjam for the Arab Film Fest

We’ve always wanted an excuse to lift our self-imposed spending limit at Milkjam Creamery and try a scoop of every crazy black salt and thai iced tea ice cream there (or two scoops, we could do it). Now we have… Continue Reading →

Fri // Freedom: A Tribute to George Michael at Uptown VFW

Another great gone too soon, another great we’ll continue to celebrate. An all star lineup—including several big names including Julius Collins (Managed by Prince when he first moved to the city from Atlanta and of Dr. Mambo’s Combo), guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker,… Continue Reading →

Sat // Avant Garden 2018

Regular Readers know we often don’t recommend events in the price range of the Walker’s annual big deal Avant fundraiser, but it really is one of the few dress up and “be seen” events of the year that is guaranteed… Continue Reading →

Fass Fridays at Summit Ratskeller

Summit has been up to all sorts of goodness in their shiny new Ratskeller room–and latest to the lineup is Fass Friday, a first-Friday-o-the-month beer tapping. For a quick debrief, fass kegs serve unfiltered immediately after it leaves the fermenter…. Continue Reading →

Sun // Borough Block Party 2018

Borough’s Block Party returns for the sixth year this Sunday. They’ve smartly set in on the far end of Labor Day to placate those of us walking around dazed and confused about summer’s end, and to keep us distracted and… Continue Reading →

Sat // Sex Rays + The Toxenes + Liquor Beats Winter

If you keep waiting to pop into Grumpy’s downtown one last time to say your goodbyes—to reminisce about your punk glory days or get in there for the first time to say you’d been to the mainstay bar before it’s… Continue Reading →

Fri // Mary Shelley and Frankenstein Mini-Exhibition

Happy b, Frankenstein! The work of literature that gave him life was published 200 years ago and to honor the book and author Mary Shelley, SuperMonsterCity, an org that collects and exhibits media on superheros and villains, has published an… Continue Reading →

Gary Clark Jr.

Surly closes out their concert season (kind of: they’ve planned a bonus one with the Hold Steady at Surlyfest) Saturday with headliner Gary Clark Jr. The blues guitarist is a good finale for these winding-down weekend days, with his unreserved… Continue Reading →

Weds // Jon De Vaal: Old School Piano Bar

Red Stag already has a nifty weekday happy hour from 3-6 and 10-close, but to make it a bit more tempting, they’ve taken a leaf from their former iconic down-the-street neighbor and are instituting a piano bar act. In fact,… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Perfect Blue

Very few films sit in that narrow sliver of the Venn Diagram overlap between heavily-stylized anime and critically acclaimed cinema, but Perfect Blue definitely fits. The psychological horror film from Japanese director Satoshi Kon—referred to as the Kubrick of anime—is not… Continue Reading →