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

Tues // Monica LaPlante, Tart (Detroit), Sean Na Na and Lutheran Heat

When a red hot new wave punk rock band like Tart from Detroit rolls into town, all the locals rally. We’re not sure how everyone from Monica LaPlante (Secrets favs), Sean Tillman’s indie pop outfit Sean Na Na, and fiery… Continue Reading →

Sat // Album Release: LowRay + Friends and The Fakers

Dan Fowlds and James Irving, the talented twosome of LowRay, release their new full length album Friends and The Fakers at The Hook on Saturday, and thanks to their highly enjoyable 2017 debut EP Columbia and the lineup they’ve got opening… Continue Reading →

Fri // The Ecology of the Video Game Dinosaur

Rev. Matt brings his study of Monster Science to Can Can wonderland’s indoor boardwalk—this time he’ll be covering all the big names like Rampage, Primal Rage, Yoshi, Dino Crisis, and many more in his wide-ranging powerpoint presentation that’s more fact-filled comedy… Continue Reading →

Sat // Flashback Brunch: Valley Girl

“That techno-rock you guys listen to is gutless.” You love brunch, you love Nicolas Cage (especially dreamy super young Nicolas Cage), so get up and at’em and hit the road out to Alamo Drafthouse for this weekend Flashback Brunch: Valley… Continue Reading →

Sat // Art Opening: Without Us + In the Future We’ll All Be Happy

Another great two-fer art opening at SooVAC on Saturday. Sophia Heymans takes on traditional landscape painting and its hierarchy/narratives by creating large-scale oil paintings with textural objects that present a rankless, un-dominated post-human world. Just as forward-looking and just as cool, Alex… Continue Reading →

Thurston Moore: Moore at 60

Thurston Moore is more than just the ex-husband of legendary rocker Kim Gordon; Together the two co-founded seminal alt-rock noise band Sonic Youth (you maybe have heard of it) and on the way Moore became one of the most innovative… Continue Reading →

The New York Dog Film Festival

Tired: The Internet Cat Video Festival. Wired: The New York Dog Film Festival! The Riverview screens two programs full of shorts featuring doggo-filled fun, like a cautionary tale of what can happen to people who do not meet all the… Continue Reading →

Mon // Performing Resistance in Russia + Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters

If you’re looking for big ways to celebrate Putin’s loss of control of the House—or just Mother Russia’s rich artistic culture—you’ve got a busy Monday. Over the lunch hour feminist performance artists TOK present Performing Resistance in Russia at the… Continue Reading →

Tues // T2P2 Election Night Special

If we could go back in time and change one minor part of our lives, we’d be at the Theater of Public Policy night of presidential election coverage—their insight and comfort would’ve really helped with the surreal results. We’re not… Continue Reading →

Tues // Tennis Solo in Stereo Tour with Matt Costa

We’re pumped for this show on the face of it, but it’s an especially good option for anyone seeking a few hours barricaded away from election night chatter. Tennis returns to Minneapolis for the second time this year to play… Continue Reading →

Weds // Books & Bars: The Handmaid’s Tale

Veteran Books & Bars moderator Jeff Kamin intentionally selected Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel for November so attendees would be reading it amidst the discourse leading up to the election. And with the open-to-all club meeting set for Wednesday when election… Continue Reading →

Cine Latino

Cine Latino, a celebration of Latin American and Ibero cinema, returns for its sixth run this weekend. The 14-film festival, which spans Thursday through Sunday, includes stories of family secrets and demands, sports, growing pains, and even extra-terrestrial visitors. The… Continue Reading →