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

Thurs // Prince: Before the Rain Book Launch Celebration

How did photographer Allen Beaulieu capture all those behind the scenes, candid, and casual shots of Prince Rogers Nelson as the rapidly rising MPLS musician became The Purple One and took the music world by storm? Hear Beaulieu discuss the friendship… Continue Reading →

Halloween: Mina Moore Brings Back to Black Back

We’re lucky to have another chance to see the exquisite Mina Moore perform the entirety of Amy Winehouse’s iconic album Back to Black at the Dakota—on Halloween no less! It’s an idea that went over gangbusters just a few weeks… Continue Reading →

Halloween // Hausu

The Trylon continues its Halloween tradition of screening one of the greatest horror movies in the world, Nobuhiku Ôbayashi’s Hausu. House is, on the one hand, simplicity in advertising, a spooky house hell bent on destroying its occupants. But that’s where anything remotely commonplace… Continue Reading →

Sun // WeWontBeErased MPLS + STPL

Just because the powers that (currently) be sign some papers, trans people won’t simple vanish into thin air—they’ll likely face greater challenges as a result. So f that s. Show yourselves and/or your solidarity with trans, gender-expansive, intersex folks and allies at… Continue Reading →

Spooky Weekend Arts & Culture Happenings

We think Halloween is one of the best times of year and its because of all the creative Arts & Culture celebrations of the dark, the macabre, the bloody, etc. Like . . . We’re very excited to check out… Continue Reading →

Sun // Bud Bronson & The Good Timers

If the Hold Steady came from Denver instead of MPLS + STPL, if Craig Finn sang more about the epic parties and life in beer commercials instead of forlorn love, if there were extra sick lead licks all over the… Continue Reading →

Sat // Reading: Owen Husney + Famous People Who’ve Met Me

Agent and talent manager extraordinaire Owen Husney swings into town to read from his juicy new memoir, Famous People Who’ve Met Me; The book chronicles a sort of all-star drive-by as Husney navigates the wild record label scene of the… Continue Reading →

Sun // Minneapolis Golden Probes Watch Party

This Sunday marks the second Golden Probes Awards—an awards show that ‘honors’ the egregious deeds committed by the plentiful stock of sexist warts currently in office. Hosted by Lady Parts Justice, which advocates for reproductive rights, 2016’s show bestowed such… Continue Reading →

Sun // CLUE Murder Mystery Drag Dinner

Tickets are getting chancy for this one—both Halloween shows are sold out—but you should find a few spots to snag at Sunday’s Clue Murder Mystery Drag Dinner. It’s a Flip Phone and Union Rooftop partnership, and they’ve planned an evening… Continue Reading →

Sat // Graveyard Club “Witchcraft” Single Release + The Lost Boys Screening

If you’re a post-punk band releasing a single called “Witchcraft”, the absolute best way to hold a release party is to play a live set (new dreamy song included) in a remodeled vintage theater and then screen 80s vamp classic… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Deeper: One Year

Always a testament to a cool recurring party, we could’ve sworn dark techno night Deeper has been going strong for longer than a year. Help them celebrate their first anniversary of gritty, gothic, harsh sounds and Video Violence visuals by… Continue Reading →

Tues // Reading: Abbey Mei Otis + Anya Johanna DeNiro

Two authors with an impressive list of published appearances between them—North Carolina’s Abbey Mei Otis in StoryQuarterly, Guernica, and others, Minnesnowta’s Anya Johanna DeNiro in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, and more—both read from their work at Moon Palace, including Otis’s power debut of short stories, Alien Virus… Continue Reading →