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

Book Launch: Sally Franson + A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out

If both Milkweed Editions and The Riveter are psyched for a new book launch, so are we, and so should you be, so we’ll all meet up at Open Book together to hear help launch Sally Franson’s debut novel A… Continue Reading →

Tues: Funniest Person with a Day Job

In recent years winning the Funniest Person with a Day Job contest, which kicks off its two-month-long competition, has become a badge of comedy honor that’s even bigger than the $1,000 prize money. But the showcase is also a boon… Continue Reading →

Broad City + Rick & Morty Trivia

It’s a Twincy Trend Watch™! How much trivia does MPLS + STPL have stored up in our collective data-addled brains? Enough to fill up a high percentage of our bars with a variety of trivia nights every single night! And… Continue Reading →

Saturday: A Celebration of the Publication M Archive: After The End of The World

Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s new book M Archive: After the End of the World continues the author’s experimental triptych with a (all too timely) story told by a future researcher who uncovers the conditions of late capitalism, antiblackness, and environmental crisis. In doing… Continue Reading →

Friday: Loud at the Library: Jessica Manning with Mina Moore

It might not be the loudest of the popular Loud at the Library series, but Friday’s show in the St. Paul Center Library will likely be the coolest thanks to the electro-R&B of Jessica Manning and powerhouse vocalist Mina Moore. Manning’s… Continue Reading →

Friday: A Savage Hastings Widows Apocalypse w/ Mondo Liquado

Here’s another one of those “block party’s worth of music on a small stage” that makes the MPLS + STPL music scene so great. While sounds come off the Uptown VFW’s stage from a great mix of local misfits—the percussively… Continue Reading →

Fantastic Planet

If you’re into dropping acid before catching a midnight movie, you can skip the tab this week when you see Fantastic Planet—the visuals of the eerie animated sci-fi masterpiece from 1973 and story that follows enslaved humans as the playthings of… Continue Reading →

Saturday: Running of the Half Pints

Watch all your favorite “half pint” corgi competitors—Bubble Butt! Wiggle Butt! and Takoda!—race down the 120 ft track while you drink a full pint or two at Bald Man Brewing. (It’s also National Beer Day?) Doggo fans can also do… Continue Reading →

Saturday: Haunted Basement Anti-Gala: Party from the Blacklight Lagoon

Let your inner party animal feast while helping raise money for the sickos who host the annual Haunted Basement horror extravaganza at the return of their anti-gala party. This year’s theme Party from the Blacklight Lagoon takes attendees back to the… Continue Reading →

Saturday: 11th Annual Firkin Fest

Go! Don’t even read this! Just grab tickets here! This year’s Firkin Fest at notable St. Easy beer bar The Happy Gnome still somehow has tickets to their sampling of 60+ one-of-a-kind firkins from breweries breweries like Steel Toe, Indeed,… Continue Reading →

Sunday: Resident Artist Mixtape Concert

Part fundraiser for the Resident Artist Program, part once-in-a-lifetime concert, the Resident Artist Mixtape features live performances of music from Les Miserables, La Bohème, The Barber of Seville, and more classics (including jazz, pop, and other styles, too) by more… Continue Reading →

Sunday: Luicidal (Former Members of Suicidal Tendencies)

We did some math and for the amount it costs to see 80s metalers at a big venue like the Armory (which can still be fun, don’t get us wrong), you can also see former Suicidal bassist Louiche Mayorga and… Continue Reading →