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On Our Radar: Super Sunday?


We had a bunch of respondents in our survey suggest that we include some upcoming events every day in the newsletter. And when readers respond, we listen! So, starting today, we’ll include some future highlights that we’ve got on our editorial radar.


Help raise money for Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center (which was recently bombed by a terrorist) with poets at Moon Palace Books. If you only go to one bad movie this week, make it the 35mm screening of cult classic Creepshow at The Parkway. It’s going to be crazy packed at the Walker for Sounds of Silence Redux with MDS, Bonnie Bear, and other TGNP folks.


It’s the opening reception for Borders: A 2017 juried exhibition of work by MCAD alumni at Public Functionary. One of the best events of the year, the Powderhorn 24 Community Ride returns to the friendly streets of PoHo. Check out the first installment of Minnesota Dance Collaborative’s 2017 season with Vivify at The Southern. The Exchange & Alibi Lounge celebrates two years of House, Club, and more electronic dance parties with a bash featuring Bad Boy Bill


Get on the wait list to the sold out Donut Run at Mill City Running if that’s your jam. Father John Misty and Tennis play a big show out at Surly’s beer campus. Also not a secret: Kendrick Lamar will pack the Xcel Energy Center. Indeed Brewing celebrates its own 5th birthday—congrats!—with a rager at Icehouse.


Button Poetry and internationally acclaimed poet Sabrina Benaim throw a book release party at Icehouse. Speaking of poets, there’s four excellent readers—Brian Beatty, Paula Cisewski, Haley Lasche & G Watson—scheduled at Common Good Books. Boarfest is this year bringing in bleachers so you can sit and eat meat, drink beer at Butcher & the Boar. The brewers in Northeast team up for a beer- (and cider-) filled block party at Sociable Cider Werks.


We’re getting excited for the MSP Film Society‘s Czech Film Fest.

More Weekend Happenings: Great Fluxing Parties, Music, Art + More



It’s the annual Rebel, Rebel: Rock for Pussy XIII David Bowie tribute at First Avenue with a bunch of local notables like Chan PolingPaviElleHar Mar, and more (congrats to our ticket winner, Alan O!). Burlesque of North America say thanks for helping fund their murals kickstarter with a party at Can Can Wonderland. We’re in that era where Ozzy and Zakk Wylde are now on the Casino circuit, but that’s going to be a good show and there’s still tix to Treasure Island. Want to get help with your hip-hop dance moves? House of Dance will help you for free outside at The CommonsClusterFlux is a sci-fi cosplay party hosted by Symone Smash It at Gay 90s. We’ll be spending the entire weekend at the annual Twin Cities Polish Festival eating Pierogi, Kielbasa, Gołąbki, and Pączki and learning new jokes.


The Wilder Foundation also throws a block party with music and food trucks and more. Foxy Falafel turns 5 years old with a rockin’ party with Barely Brothers and Bang Brewing. There’s a new issue of Auk Contraire and there’s a release party with a multi-discipline art party at Auk’s RoostRosalux has an art opening for two beautiful new shows. 80s take on the 90s at First Avenue for Transmission’s battle of the decades (musically). Jayden James & The Hunger turn up the funk at The Hook & Ladder. Radio Pocho brings the sabor to the Turf Club with ¡Pochanga!.


Foodies can go hang out with Lynne Rossetto Kasper at the Linden Hills Market. It’s a Thai Mother’s Day party at Wat Thai. Outdoor classical takes over the beautiful Brit’s patio for a Summer Pops concert. SupersuckersThe Slow Death, and Nato Coles & the BDB play a big show at Amsterdam.

Don’t forget that the Fringe Festival goes all week still, but that there’s also the big closing party at the Triple Rock, too.

On Our Radar: Even More Feline Fun

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Out of all the correspondence we get, people asking for more lead time on weekend events is our readers’ biggest request. (Readers asking when we’re going to get a face lift is next.) So with that in mind, here’s a quick look at some stuff that’s currently on our radar for this weekend.  


It’s the annual Rebel, Rebel: Rock for Pussy XIII David Bowie tribute at First Avenue with a bunch of local notables like Chan Poling, PaviElle, Har Mar, and more. We’re in that era where Ozzy and Zakk Wylde are now on the Casino circuit, but that’s going to be a good show and there’s still tix to Treasure Island. ClusterFlux is a sci-fi cosplay party hosted by Symone Smash It at Gay 90s.


It’s the big Pizza Lucé Block Party downtown with big names Allan Kingdom, Sophia Eris, spoken word poet Craig Finn, and many more. The Wilder Foundation also throws a block party with music and food trucks and more. Foxy Falafel turns 5 years old with a rockin’ party with Barely Brothers and Bang Brewing. Cherry Moon Press—who makes those very cool Prince enamel pins—does a pop-up at B. Resale. There’s another Brewing History Bus Tour from the MHS this weekend. Speaking of tours, check out the Obscure Museums of MPLS via a bike tour. There’s a new issue of Auk Contraire and there’s a release party with a multi-discipline art party at Auk’s Roost. Rosalux has an art opening for two beautiful new shows. 80s take on the 90s at First Avenue for Transmission’s battle of the decades (musically). Jayden James & The Hunger turn up the funk at The Hook & Ladder


Foodies can go hang out with Lynne Rossetto Kasper at the Linden Hills Market. It’s a Thai Mother’s Day party at Wat Thai. Lots of hip kids will pack in the Borough Block Party where Private Oates, Nookie Jones, and more will be playing. Outdoor classical takes over the beautiful Brit’s patio for a Summer Pops concert. Supersuckers, The Slow Death, and Nato Coles & the BDB play a big show at Amsterdam.

Don’t forget that the Fringe Festival goes all week still, but that there’s also the big closing party at the Triple Rock, too.

More Weekend Happenings: Nov 11-13th

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Twincy, Filmtown™: Don’t forget there’s a bunch of really great films and parties happening around the killer Sound Unseen films about music festival, including Bad Rap, the documentary about the international impact of hip-hop, and Who Is Lydia Loveless, a film that follows the musical prodigy and her conquering of a post-music sales world. There’s also the Spanish- and Portuguese- Language film festival Cine Latino, for which we also have some recommendations.


Sounds: Very fun Afro-Latin groove machines Malamanya plays an early show at honeyRocket Appliances play Inbound Brewco with their buds in Earthquakes & Heartaches and Lakewood Cemetery. DJ Slamdunkapher’s new crazy dance night is Slip n Slide at the Kitty Cat Klub and describing it would be pretty NSFW.

Screen: Princess Mononoke is the Midnight Movie at the Uptown Theater.

Stage: Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES stops at The Fitzgerald the finale of its 20th Anniversary Season. We’ve heard good things about Marisol by José Rivera, “a dark fantasia that reflects the social and spiritual turbulence of the early 1990s” that’s at Rarig.


Sounds: Icehouse is probably the best venue you could see Aby Wolf and Eric Mayson play a show. Third Annual KISS Music From The Elder Celebration is devoting a day to KISS. The Blind Shake play an intimate show at Hymie’s. Black Market Brass releases their album with Duffel at The Hook.

Food + DrankTBSP Waffle Pop-Up at Blackeye Roasting Co. Clockwerks Brewing, the first local steampunk brewery, has a grand opening celebrating.

Art: Are you excited for the big new Martin Luther exhibition at the MIA Mia? We’re excited to check out the new Soap Factory basement space, Gallery Four, for paintings and installations by University of Minnesota Professor Mathew Zefeldt. There’s two exhibitions opening at Rosalux, Cat’s Whisker Diode Pulses by Dan Buettner and Wander by Elaine Rutherford. Round out the art tour with a stop at SooVAC for Hot Chroma, with the physicality of oil paintings by Jordan Clark, Kayla Plosz, Matt Reimers and Jeremy Szopinski.

Sunday Funday

Missed the launch party for the very cool new book Heyday-35 Years of Music in Minneapolis? Grab brunch at the Turf Club and pick up a copy. United Noodles Deli hosts a Indoor Autumn Luau that includes Kahlua pig. It’s another big show in the Aster’s River Room series with John Hermanson of the acclaimed duo Storyhill.

More Weekend Events: Nov 4-6th

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Arts: Swing into the big fall open studio tour Art Attack at Northrup King in Northeast MPLS.

Sounds: The heavy blues duo Buffalo Fuzz release their anticipated album at The Cabooze. Pretty solid rock lineup at the Triple Rock with Birthday Suits + Fury Things + Lutheran Heat. Celebrate six years of one of the best electronic music nights in Twincy with System at The Pourhouse.

Words: The GLBT library Quatrefoil launches new book of poems by the award-winning Greg Hewett.

Food + Drink + Fashion: Northern Grade teams up with Upton 43 for a Marknaden Middag dinner at The Machine Shop where they’re holding Northern Grade.

Stage: Don’t forget the Twin Cities Horror Festival is still going on!

Twincy, Filmtown™: Wonder what Amélie would be like if it was about a murderous chef? The Uptown Theater had Delicatessen for Midnight Madness.


Parties: The Day of the Dead party Festival de las Calaveras continues with a big bash at The Cedar. Help Doug from Day Block Brewing fund his dream of being a Red Bull Crashed Ice competitor.

Sounds: Prairie Fire Lady Choir fill up McNally Smith for a show with Matt Latterell. We’re pretty excited to see the Hot Lava quintet play inside of Sawatdee in St. Easy. Mallman plays with Minnie/Bluntz + up-and-comers Graveyard Club at the Uptown VFW. Since Twincy is TributeTown™, there’s a big bill of coverbands at the Triple Rock for the Dimebag Darrell Tribute.

Arts: Lots of good stuff this week at the Midway Contemporary Art Library, including the opening for The Geo Politics of Monetized Airspace.

Sunday Funday

Pig Ate My Pizza throws a pizza party with beer from Fair State Brewing. Tired of monochrome MN? Fresh Traditions throws a must-attend SOLD OUT! show at A’Bulae for local fashionistas. Uptown Tattoo celebrates an incredible 17 years with a big bash. ACME Comedy celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a bash as well.