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

Reading: Amy Thielen + Give a Girl a Knife

Following up her James Beard Awards for writing and her The New Midwestern Table, Amy Theilen will take readers through her upbringing in a Northern MN town to NYC’s high-end restaurant scene—and she’ll do it in person at Magers &… Continue Reading →

Turkish Star Trek—Ömer the Tourist

We’re not sure if Trash Film Debauchery saying’ the best picture quality of the Turkish remakes’ is an endorsement or caveat for Turkish Star Trek—Ömer the Tourist—but either way, if TFD picked it, the near shot-for-shot remake of the original Star Trek… Continue Reading →

Tues // Peach Kelli Pop + Kitten Forever + Joust

LA’s Peach Kelli Pop sound just as you’d imagine—like a garage band of fiery ladies making kickass rock versions of Saturday morning cartoon theme songs with names like “Hello Kitty Knife”, “Black Magic”, and “Cherry (That’s Not Her Real Name)”…. Continue Reading →

Sat // Neal Brennan

Neal Brennan is the comedian you didn’t know you love. Not only did he write Half Baked with his then writing partner Dave Chappelle and then went on to help write many of The Chappelle Show’s famous sketches (including yes… Continue Reading →

Fri // Francis and the Lights

Describing Francis and the Lights only as “a musical project fronted by Francis Farewell Starlite” is like saying that Bon Iver is “a musical project by Justin Vernon” since, much in the same way bonnie bear has forged a beautiful,… Continue Reading →

Sat // Gay by Volume: PRIDE Kickoff Party

Speaking of big beer parties . . . When you’re measuring the GBV (Gay by Volume) of a PRIDE kickoff party for the whole week leading into the festival and parade, it better be as high as the ABV of… Continue Reading →

Sat // Rock ‘n’ Roll + Punk Flea Markets

Need to update everything from your wardrobe to your album collection, but you’re too rock ‘n’ roll to make that happen at a mall? Swing by the re-invented flea market at the Uptown VFW on Saturday for everything from quality vintage… Continue Reading →

Fair State’s Mixed Culture

We’re definitely not ones to turn up our noses at the typical beer fest practice of booking hundreds of brewers, but Fair State’s Mixed Culture offers a nice change of pace with their wonderfully pared down approach. The smart, sour-forward co-op… Continue Reading →

Northern Spark 2018

The city-wide art festival is back, but this year they’re breaking the all-night fun into a Friday night run and a Saturday night run! The theme of this year’s event, Commonality, takes its cue from the festival’s venues in downtown MPLS—The… Continue Reading →

Thurs // George Hadfield Album Release w Al Church + Members of Dem Yuut

We can’t get enough of George Hadfield‘s “futuristic throwback of mid-tempo meditations”—music that sounds like the very sexiest synth music of the 80s, it’s so good he landed on the Top 89 local songs of 2015 on The Current—and we… Continue Reading →

Weds // Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution // afterparty

There’s not many tickets left for the Sound Unseen screening of Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution, and understandably so. The can’t-miss documentary is chock full of footage of a new community taking on in a very loud way issues… Continue Reading →

Weds // Reading: Edgar Cantero + Benjamin Percy

Even more book fun! After two or three beers at Modist Brewing, make your way over to Subtext in St. Easy where Edgar Cantero will be reading from his subversive teen detective book Meddling Kids and Benjamin Percy shares from his… Continue Reading →