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

Weds // 4th Annual Polish Heritage Party

Every year we write up the Urban Roots Polish Heritage Party so we can use our Polish Jokes. If you think we’re going a different direction this year, pocałujmy się! Two Polish hunters were driving through the country to go bear hunting… Continue Reading →

Taming of the Shrew

The Cromulent Shakespeare Company takes to parks all throughout Twincy in June to fulfill their mission to “embiggen” the Bard with fun summertime performances. Check out their schedule, set up your lawnchair or blanket, and take in a free 75-90… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Not in My Lifetime

The fight for marriage equality seems both behind us and as fresh as ever, making it a great time to revisit tireless work of the activists with the new documentary Not in My Lifetime, which follows three GLBTQ couples for… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Reading: Jonathan Kauffman + Hippie Food

Lots of really good readings this week at Magers & Quinn, including what’s sure to be an fun- and fact-filled discussion between food writer Jonathan Kauffman and local Dara Moskowitz. They’ll be chopping up Kauffman’s new book on the counterculture… Continue Reading →

Thurs // A Hard Day’s Night

Yes, this is Purple Rain country, but it’s hard to argue that A Hard Day’s Night isn’t one of the—if not the—best music films of all time. The comedy captures George, Paul, John, and Ringo at the height of Beatlemania when the band rode the tidal… Continue Reading →

Tues // FEMME Fronted at Icehouse

Tuesday night’s FEMME Fronted showcase packs a mini-festival’s worth of music into a single early-week lineup. Along with the neo-funksters in 26 Bats! and smokey chanteuse Hannah Von Der Hoff, Ashley Groves brings her musical mix of moody indie and the… Continue Reading →

Wed // Hold Your Lady Tight Night: A Country Dance Party

Boy howdy, here’s a new dance night that we can saddle up for! Hold Your Lady Tight Night at the Turf Club includes 90’s instructional dance VHS tapes playing while DJ Sh’Dance spins tunes no newer than ’05. Don’t have your… Continue Reading →


The BAND Group transforms Tartuffe, one of the greatest stage comedies of all time set in 17th Century France, into Tart, a timely and still hilarious take set in a present day gay nightclub. Go for the slapstick comedy, rhyming… Continue Reading →

Sat // Wilson & Willy’s Summer Pop-Up Market & Cookout

Nice Sat afternoon shop ‘n’ eat affair from North Loop boutique Wilson & Willy’s. In addition to scouting under-the-radar American-made designers, they have a knack for hosting some of the most cleverly underground shindigs in the area, bringing in local… Continue Reading →

Fri // Scrunchies Album Release with 26 Bats! + Zina

How do we love Scrunchies? Let us count the ways. It’s their ferocious and full punk sound that makes them the heir apparents to MPLS + STPL’s rich grunge and punks scenes. It’s rage screams mixed with vocal harmonies over ripping… Continue Reading →

Sat // Lake Street Dumpling Tour

Now that we don’t have The Heavy Table to kick around anymore, food-filled thoroughfares will just have to start doing their own tours—which is what Lake Street is actually doing this weekend with their dumplings. Head to the Midtown Farmer’s… Continue Reading →

Fri // Conversations with Syed Hosain, Amanda Hamilton & Mary Gibney

Everyone has had nothing but great things to say about the trio of exhibitions at SooVAC—Across from Paradise by Syed Hosain, the evolving five-week residency with Mary Gibney, and Dark Adaptation: Paintings and Site-Specific Work by Amanda Hamilton—and you still… Continue Reading →