Regular Readers know we’d be fine with just cutting and pasting the entire weekend calendar for Moon Palace Books, the indie bookstore that’s also MPLS + STPL’s best punk venue. But for real there’s two extra special events this weekend we want to call out. First, Gothess will be doing a night of extra-dark music for Gothess Presents: Families Belong Together to benefit RAICES, our Good Show, Good Cause Award™ winner for the weekend. Then on Sunday it’s an extra-cool book launch event celebrating the West Coast based writer Demian DinéYazhi. DinéYazhi to be joined by local writers Lara Mimosa Montes (2018 McKnight Writing Fellow and the cool Triple Canopy) and Anthony Ceballos (2016 Loft Literary Center Mentor Series in Poetry Winner), and even a surprise guest! Added bonus: Go to both of these and you can eat the adjacent Geek Cafe’s awesome pizza two nights in a row. Saturday, August 11th, 9:30 PM. $5-20. Sunday, August 12th, 6 PM. Free.Betty M.J. Stacks

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