More Weekend Events: Oct 28th-30th


Twincy, FilmTown™: Don’t forget about the big time Twin Cities Film Fest films—and panels and other events—are still going on out at the Showplace Icon Theaters through Saturday. Also the Trylon is doing multiple showings of must-see Japanese psychedelic horror classic Hausu in 35mm all weekend. And of course the Uptown is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight.


Stage: We’re really intrigued by Frank Theatre doing Brecht’s The Good Person of Setzuan at the old Rainbow Foods on Lake and Minnehaha in MPLS. Also don’t forget it’s the annual autumnal Barebones extravadanza at down at Hidden Falls Regional Park.

Parties: Head out to the suburbs (Bloomington, specifically) to catch some zombie-themed pro wrastlin’ at the Knights of ColumbusBauhaus Brewing hosts probably the biggest Stranger Things party with The Spins Halloween: Stranger Things Vinyl Listening Party with Andrea Swensson of The Current and DJ Shane Kramer of Transmission DJing. Straight 90s and live cover band You Outta Know play a Halloween Bash at the VFW Uptown.

Words: The merry jester essayist David Sedaris makes a stop at the State Theater.

Sounds: Who cares about Halloween? It’s a tribute to Sade at The Parkway Theater. Jayden James & The Hunger headline a funk and soul spook-tacular at The Nomad. It’s a regular ol’ show, but a good one, at Amsterdam with Sleep Study, North By North, TABAH, Graveyard Club. Some of the baddest ass bands in Twincy—Nightosaur! Wretch! Burn Fetish! Swimsuit Area!—will try to burn down the HexagonSleep Study, North By North, TABAH, Graveyard Club play a non-holiday show at Amsterdam Bar and Hall. We’ll hopefully pop in to catch the underground sensations Shimmy/Quilt The Rand, Velhasa, and Whale in the Thames play the Terminal Bar.


Parties: Last year when the Northeast Brewers and Distillers got together with Bitter Minnesota for a Halloween tap room crawl it was b-a-n-a-n-a-s, so just a heads up on that. Transmission is doing another Stranger Things party with Halloween 1983 at Psycho Suzi’s. Spend Halloween with lots of dead stuff at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Genrebeast 5: The final beast returns for one last party with bands, the 7 Sins show closing, cable access fun, and a lot more at Gamut Gallery.

Jams: Hipshaker! helps Bedlam Lowertown raise some funds before the venue’s last day. DJ Willie Shu will be playing bootie jams at honey. It’s an all-star DJ lineup for PHAT! at the Kitty Cat Klub with Mike Davis, Nak, King Otto (the one true king), and Shannon Blowtorch.

Screen: The Heights Theater has a really cool screening of the sweeping epic Nicholas and Alexandra. We didn’t know Hocus Pocus was such a big movie, it’s showing a bunch right now, including the Trylon in the afternoon.

Spoopy Sounds: Who’s more Halloween than the Misfits!? (Well, Helloween, but still.) Hear a bunch of covers from Gravezig and also The Toxenes and The Von Tramps at the 331 Club! What’s more Halloween than some Black Widows and go-go dancers? They play another Greatest Show Ever at Grumpy’s Downtown, stick around after Limited Action. All the Twincy Flannel Dads™ will just dress up in flannels and cons for the Arcwelder show at the Turf Club. And at the Tommy Stinson (of Guns ‘n’ Roses fame, among other bands) and Cowboys in the Campfire show at the Triple Rock. It might get loud at The Blind Shake album release with Fury Things and Tongue Party in the 7th St Entry.

Sunday Funday

Actually the most Halloween band is Morticia, who returns for a rare show at Whiskey Junction. Honeyblood, Jay Som, and our favs Monica LaPlante play at the 7th St Entry. Park it at the Nomad to see a bunch of new takes on classic horror films for Drive-In.