An Evening In South Africa: Phakamani Foundation Night


Since Twincy is full of big time charitable people—including many of our Regular Readers—we regularly give shout outs to people doing good locally, nationally, and internationally. This Thursday you can learn more about the work of the MN-based Phakamani Foundation, an organization that provides training, group micro-loans, and on-going support to women in South Africa, at their annual celebration. At the party [RSVP] you’ll hear from recent visitors to the program recipients, mingle with area MSP leaders who promote social good, enjoy South African food and more. Can’t make it out to the event? Check out more info on Phakamani’s work helping women entrepreneurs on their websiteThursday, 5 PM. Free.Taylor Carik

13419 Zest St. NE, Ham Lake, MN

Err : twenty-eight

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We’ve used this before, but we love it so much we’ll include it again: “Because a party without art is just consonants!” Even though Err‘s early draft for a tagline didn’t get used, it still conveys the enthusiasm behind the popular multi-disciplinary arts showcase. (We’d say “The most bang for your arts buck” except it’s free!) Stop into honey on Wednesday night to hear words from Peter William Stein, Ashley Wirth-Petrik, and King October, art from Austin Odom, improv from My Town, and music from Faye La and Christian Wheeler and his band. If you’re similarly creative the Err writing group meets before the show. 8:30 PM. Free. —Betty M.J. Stacks

honey, 205 Hennepin Ave E, MPLS;

The Trappistines + Beasthead + Suzie


We’ve been hearing nothing but rock solid reports about the music at Mortimer’s and this loaded bill makes for the incentive to get over to the remodeled Uptown dive. Along with the “smooth night-drive sexy grooves” of Suzie and modern hypnotic sound of Beasthead, an electronic trip-hop super-group of sorts opens—The Trappistines includes Corey Lawson of MUNQS, Aaron Baum of Har Mar Superstar, and Andrew Thornbrough of Speeds the Name. Heck, you should at least go for the $3 rails, taps, and bottles during the show! Saturday, 9 PM. $8. —Paul Cajun

Mortimer’s, 2001 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS;

First to Taste: The Summit IPA Collection


Fun fact: Per The Growler, there’s now 150 different breweries operating in Minnesnowta! But while most of us craft independent beer fans love the volume, we also still love quality over quantity. And that’s why we’re still super big fans of Summit, who recently clapped back at us for calling them the “grand dad of the local beer scene”. Maybe they’re the successful uncle who can still have fun but doesn’t go overboard and ruin the get together? Anyway, Summit will be debuting their new collection of IPAs (Summit Wee IPA, Summit Experimental IPA, and Summit Imperial IPA with stalwart Sága) and this is all a long way of saying that we couldn’t be more excited for the early taste. Saturday, 4 PM. Free.Art Humes

Summit Tap Room, 910 Montreal Circle, STPL;

CAVE Film Festival


Take a break from all the schlocky films we’ve been sending you to (or the cream of the canon, too) to see ground-breaking new work Friday and Saturday at Cellular Cinema’s CAVE (Cinematic Audio Visual Experimentation) Film Festival. On Friday check out a screening of film work from some top notch local artists (including John Akre, Kate Casanova, and more) plus guest artist Guillaume Vallée (Montreal) and guest artists (like John Marks, HIJAK, and more), then on Saturday afternoon take in the matinee co-pro’d by The M and Arab art journal Mizna that’s guest curated by Andrea Shaker and Michelle Baroody, and then later on Saturday see work from Christopher Harris from Orlando, and Jesse McLean from Milwaukee. It’s not only excellent experimental art, it’s going to be a who’s who’s of many different scenes from film to perfomrance and more. Friday, 7 PM.  Saturday, 2 PM. $10.Tracy Oxford

Bryant Lake Theater, 810 W Lake St, MPLS;