On Our Radar

On Our Radar: Tappy Hours

tap festival

We’re going to try something new for our weekend preview, try and give you something a little more fun to read, we’ll only pick two things for the day. Check back tomorrow for more picks and you can check them all at our Radar page.

Thursday

Twin Cities Tap Festival “kicks off” (sorry . . . no we’re not) for the weekend at the Cowles Center. Also happening all weekend, Mad Munchkin Productions presents: Odessey on the Edge of Light, a fantasy adventure that happens across puppet stages at Squirrel Haus Arts.

Friday

Speaking of weapons, the opening reception for art show Culture is My Weapon happens at Space 369 in the Dow Building. There’s a punk party at the 331 Club with The Von Tramps, The Pour Organs, and The Mondale Riot.

Saturday

The on-going Twin Cities Film Fest has a doc about Bill Nye, who is some sort of Science man? We’ve heard good things about Life’s Parade, the theater show currently at The Red Eye Theater.


On Our Radar: Rock, Paper, Derby

derby

We’re going to try something new for our weekend preview, try and give you something a little more fun to read, we’ll only pick two things for the day. Check back tomorrow for more picks and you can check them all at our Radar page.

Thursday

It’s the start of the 10,000 Laughs Festival that happens at Sisyphus Brewing (then takes over a bunch of great venues). It’s Artoberfest with BBGUN and a bunch of really great MN Breweries at Mia.

Friday

Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll and its father Chuck Berry with a bunch of rockers at The Cabooze. Blackout Improv is doing their last show at The Phoenix before moving to Mixed Blood Theater.

Saturday

There’s a Prince fashion show fundraiser for KFAI happening at Can Can Wonderland. It’s The Good, The Bad & The Derby, a mini-Minnesota Roller Girls derby tournament, taking over the Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

Sunday

The big dogs of WWE wrasslin’ take over the Target Center for a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs showcase and we’re probably going to boo Roman Reigns. 


On Our Radar: Different Kinds Of Weapons

blacker the berry

We’re going to try something new for our weekend preview, try and give you something a little more fun to read, we’ll only pick two things for the day. Check back tomorrow for more picks and you can check them all at our Radar page. 

Thursday

It’s going to be a perfect fall day for the pop-up beer garden at Bachelor Farmer and Fair State Brewing Co-Op will have the perfect beers. Very awesome art opening for Art is My Weapon at Gamut gallery.

Friday

All the metal maniacs will pack into the Minnesota Music Cafe to see Jon-Mikl Thor aka metal legend Thor. Our expectations couldn’t be any higher for the new show at Public Functionary, Bobby Rogers: Blacker the Berry.

Saturday

The Somali Museum celebrates its 4th Anniversary with a huge and very fun celebration that’s full of different performances at Bethel University. The metal returns to Surly’s Darkness Day out at their Brooklyn Center brewery with Toxic Holocaust and Khemmis and new bottles of Darkness.

Sunday

Areca Roe and Terrence Payne will be talking art shop at Rosalux during a picnic-style meal in the gallery. Make a day trip through the beautiful fall colors to the MN Cider Fair at the Minnesota Harvest Orchard in Jordan, MN.


National Native American Ten Minute Play Festival

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Kicking off tonight and running through the weekend, the National Native American Ten Minute Play Festival—a national undertaking done by New Native Theater here in MPLS + STPL—features 15 different plays from local and national, emerging and mid-career playwrights, all showcasing Native stories and talents. The production is taking place at the Gremlin Theatre, and from the sneak peeks New Native Theater has shown, the transformed space looks amazing and there’s a wide range of stories. And if for some reason you can’t make it one of the nights, the fest will also be performing work during Sunday’s Open Streets on Franklin Avenue. Weds-Saturday. $25.Margeaux Devereaux

Gremlin Theatre, 2400 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-228-7008, gremlin-theatre.org


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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.