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

Weds // Uncivilized Books Happy Hour

Graphic novel publishing house Uncivilized Books kicks off a new happy hour series with some of their artists and authors—plus other party animals from the local literary, publishing, bookselling, and arts community will likely be in attendance—at Modist Brewing on… Continue Reading →

Tues // Star Child Tape Release w The Smokes + Gully Boys + Sparrowhawk

We super excited for the ascendance of new rockin’ band Star Child, a collection of bad asses in black leather jackets making political (in a great punk way) garage sounds. The group, which includes Joy Spika of Southside Desire and Angie Oase… Continue Reading →

Summer of Sound DJ Night: John Munson

As if you needed another reason more than the beer and pizza to hang out at Surly, the fancy brewery campus will also be bringing in special guests to over-serve you tunes, too. Even better, the whole thing, put on… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher at Betty Danger’s

How grand is the Hendrick’s Gin’s Grand Garnisher? The mobile Rube Goldberg machine with a 38-foot long tube, gear, and blade attachments can slice up to 18 cucumbers and hour for all your summertime drinks! The doohickey and its daper… Continue Reading →

Weds // International Axe Throwing Day

Who here knows that International Axe Throwing Day is a thing–and that it’s tomorrow? Doesn’t actually matter: whether ignorant or enlightened, the reward’s the same. Twincy’s first and only (legal) axe throwing facility Bad Axe is celebrating the holiday with… Continue Reading →

Open Streets Lyndale

The Open Streets festivals keep getting better—is it that the businesses have finally seen that going really big brings in even more people walking around the car-free street? Regardless, there’s some major fun happening in the middle of the road,… Continue Reading →

Sociable Summer Presents Funk Fest

We need the funk. We gotta have that funk! It’s a good thing that Sociable Cider’s Funk Fest is outdoors, otherwise all the bands taking the stage would tear the roof of the cidery, mother sucker. The afternoon’s lineup features… Continue Reading →

Kaleena Miller Dance: I Love Her

Local tap heroine Kaleena Miller’s newest work, I Love Her, is set entirely to the music of drummer virtuoso JT Bates, who you know from his extensive work at Icehouse to collabs with Hiss Golden Messenger, Trampled by Turtles and others…. Continue Reading →

The Gospel According to André

When we saw the trailer play at the Uptown Theater for the new documentary The Gospel According to André there were audible yeses among the crowd. It’s unsurprising, really—André Leon Talley is a giant of the fashion world, figuratively and literally,… Continue Reading →

Let’s Go Crazy V + Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

It’s an especially excellent night of music on Friday at First Avenue. DJ Jake Rudh returns to the Mainroom with his Transmission tribute to Prince in honor of the Purple One’s birthday. Starting off as sold out all night dance… Continue Reading →

Electric Fetus Turns 50

The “since 1968” on the big sign at Electric Fetus now means they’ve been in the record and head shop business for an incredible 50 years, and to celebrate the iconic MPLS + STPL store is throwing a bunch of… Continue Reading →

Tues // Thunder Lizard IPA Launch Party

As a way to say thanks for helping raise half million dollars off of their Stranger Things sweatshirts, the Science Museum of Minnesota throws a bash at BlackStack brewing that also doubles as the launch for the new Thunder Lizard… Continue Reading →