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SUN // Heavy Air II

How cool is this!? The Heavy Air Doom/ Metal/ Ambient/ Experimental/ Sound festival, curated by a crack team of KFAI hosts and leadership, follows up on their exciting first year go-around with another top notch installment of genre-blending and -bending… Continue Reading →

2020 Minneapolis Winter Tequila Tasting Festival

Hoo boy. February is undoubtedly the best month for these kind of warm-up: spend an afternoon sipping tequila, mezcal, and perhaps a few US-distilled agave spirits, with offerings from 10 vendors, each of whom are unstoppering two to three varieties…. Continue Reading →

The Cedar Commissions

The flagship program for supporting new forward-looking music from the Cedar Cultural Center, the highly anticipated new music series returns with another fantastic selection of up-and-coming musical artists. The two night program includes music inspired by family legacies and histories,… Continue Reading →

FRI // Opening Reception: The Oldest Living Things in the World

Rachel Sussman makes her first stop in Minnesota at this opening reception for her exhibit of photographs from around the world. The project features photos of living organisms 2,000 years old or older, and combines biology and art to explore… Continue Reading →

Big Turn Music Fest 2020

Red Wing’s annual romp has ballooned to welcome over 200 bands across two days and 23 venues, with big names Mason Jennings, David Huckfelt and Charlie Parr performing alongside dozens of up and comers from Minnesota and beyond. Snag a… Continue Reading →

SUN // 3rd Annual BlackStack BackStab

Beers and swords, what could go wrong!? What can go right! The BlackStack BackStab provides an approachable way to learn about fencing and watch an actual tournament for the first time. If you’re a fencer, you can compete in one… Continue Reading →

SAT // Untitled 16 at SooVAC

Get a glimpse at the current strong state of art at SooVAC at its annual Untitled, the Visual Art Center’s annual juried exhibition. This year’s juror, Natalie Bell, had the fortune of selecting from 172 submissions to highlight 20+ artists… Continue Reading →

SAT // Ed Ackerson Celebration of Life Benefit at First Avenue + Sussed Afterparty

Not many past or present have been more solid a pillar of the Minnesota music community than musician, producer, and local show regular Ed Ackerson. The deep outpouring of sadness and support from far and wide when Ackerson passed away… Continue Reading →

SAT // Hmong Nouveau Launch Party

Part fashion show, part concert, part magazine launch, part food event, Hmong Nouveau kicks off their first print issue (and only print issue, they’ll be online only afterward) with a big bash at Union Depot that includes a Hmong couture… Continue Reading →

SAT // The Big Northeast Bar Crawl – 3rd Annual

There are probably at least a dozen unofficial bar crawls going on in Northeast every weekend, but the official Big Northeast Bar Crawl is its own endeavor. It features stops at all your favorite spots, plus three free shots or… Continue Reading →

SAT // 80s Valentine’s Day Prom

We love all the non-traditional Valentine’s Day options, so if you still have your old prom dress in your closet and want to rock big hair again (or for the first time), the 80s Valentine’s Day Prom is the place… Continue Reading →