While it’s the first time that the khaki bro former Obama staffers behind Crooked Media are bringing their highly influential Pod Save America live show to Minnesnowta, fan favorite Jon Lovett also returns with his Lovett or Leave It after barely managing to get out of the state during his last visit in the middle of a massive snow storm. (Talk about an escape room!) And how do John, Tommy, Dan, and MPLS-transplant Ana Marie Cox reward him? No, not with a brand new Peloton! Instead Lovett gets stuck with Senator Amy Klobuchar, who you know from her blow ups at interns and milquetoast politics, while the other hosts get hometown superstar Ilhan Omar. We’re surprised the rabid Pod Save fans left any tickets, grab those soon. Friday, 7 PM. $25-79.50. Friday, 10 PM. $25-79.50. Taylor Carik

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