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

Fri // Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Makeness

Psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s fantastic newest album, Sex & Food, dwells on life’s complications of love, beauty and loneliness, all wrapped up in a blur of disco and funk so we can acknowledge these challenges together and then dance it… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Weds // Tape Freaks: Superhero Mystery Movie

If you think we’d recommend skipping Avengers: Thanos’s CGI Doesn’t Look Terrible in favor of this month’s Tape Freaks shlocky secret movie, which is also a super hero movie—surprise! Go see both! Avengers is totally worth seeing, even just for… 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 →

Field Report: Bad Axe Throwing MPLS

We couldn’t believe the amount of interest from Readers when we mentioned a new axe throwing party warehouse was going in around Norseman Distillery. So when we heard this weekend was Bad Axe Throwing‘s grand opening we dispatched one of beer… Continue Reading →

Sat // Win Some, Lose Some: A Benefit, After The Fact, For Public Art

When local treasure Wes Winship of BRLSQ of North America heard about the passing of Lemmy from Motorhead, he did what all of should’ve done—he went and painted a massive 50 ft kickass mural that said Heavy Metal with the holy… Continue Reading →