Caitlyn Smith In-Store Performance


Last week we tried to you get a little ahead of the curve on the wildfire-like popularity of next gen country singer Caitlyn Smith, a MN-native made good in Nashville and who has written songs for everyone from Meghan Trainor to Dolly Parton. Let’s do it again: Ahead of her sold out show at The Turf Club, Smith be performing her own songs from her fantastic new release Starfire at a can’t miss (and almost can’t believe!) in-store at The Electric Fetus. Wednesday, 7 PM. Free.Margeaux Devereaux

Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Ave S, MPLS;

Tempo Happy Hour

dead man walking

To do a little bit of lead-in to the MN Opera’s upcoming production of Dead Man Walking—an adaption of the Sister Helen Prejean memoir, which is also the most performed new opera of the 21st century—the Tempo young professional opera boosters group will be catching the Trylon’s screening of the award-winning Susan Sarandon-Sean Penn film version. Even more exciting, you can join them for happy hour up the block at Du Nord before the screening. Thursday, 5 PM happy hour, 7 PM screening. RSVP to happy hour, $8 film ticket. —Kevin Robbins

Trylon, 2820 E 33rd St , MPLS;

People Presents: Echtzeit!


Horn player and mixer Trever Hagen not only makes far out experimental noise music sounds with bassist James Buckley, he also curated some of the best avant-garde music makers for Tuesday night’s Echtzeit! showcase. Dig out of the alleys and crawl over the snowbanks to hear very intense and very loud sets from revered producer/ composer Andrew Broder of FOG, drummer, composer and improviser Tim Glenn, and Mark McGee aka Marijuana Death Squad’s MAKR. 9:30 PM. $5.Claire Kelly

Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, MPLS;

Wu-Tang Wednesdays: Sims of Doomtree


Fresh out of the 36 Chambers, Sims makes a quick pit stop from all the Shredders fun to help out with this week’s Wu Wednesdays with DJ Fundo. Stop into Muddy Waters to hear Sims’s tune choices, which will be as deep and flavorful as the beer bar’s tap list. Wednesday, 10 PM. Free.King Rojas

Muddy Waters, 2933 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS;

shitshow—a zine release party


We love a good zine. We also love a nice and wild zine release party, and when the contributors also include dope DJs like Alex Uncapher aka Slamdunkapher and Breon Jones aka andthatsbreon, a wild zine release party is what you’re going to get. Along with picking up a copy of shitshow vol. 3, you can also pick up new releases from the featured artists. Saturday, 6 PM. Free.Taylor Carik

2524 Nicollet Ave #201, MPLS

A Tribute To Denis Johnson


Join the local literary scene at the roomy new Moon Palace Books on Friday night for a celebration of beloved and highly acclaimed writer Denis Johnson and his brand new posthumous book of stories, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden. The work is already being called an “instant classic” and novelist and essayist Charles Baxter, rocker Venus de Mars, author and poet Lynette Reini-Grandell, Har Mar Superstar, and more will all be on hand to help roll out the new book. Friday, 7 PM. Free.Tracy Oxford

Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave, MPLS;

Twincy FilmTown™ Round-Up

mary witches flower

We like to hype you up on the throwback flick like the very rare, one-time screening of an actual print of Flash Gordon at The Parkway Theater. [TIX] But there’s also a lot of good current stuff that you could also check out. The Uptown has the new Obama documentary The Final Year and Lebowski at Midnight. [TIX] Everything at Edina Landmark is a big deal right now: Phantom ThreadDarkest Hour, Lady Bird, even Happy End. [TIX] We cannot wait to see I, Tonya at The Lagoon (move over, Franco). [TIX] The Trylon is still doing their incredible A-List with Lawrence of Arabia and La Dolce Vita. [TIX] And we cannot wait to see the new flick from Hiromasa Yonebayashi (of Studio Ghili fame) Mary and the Witch’s Flower premiere at Showplace Icon. [TIX]