On a weekly basis, listen to Minnesota DJs and musicians and get your culture fix as local writers and bloggers dish on all that our state has to offer. Yes, Grumpy may be a cranky cartoon with an ever-present cigarette hanging from his lips, but we kind of like his gruff demeanor. Plus, Grumpy’s happy hour commences at 2 p.m. every day, giving you an even better deal on that local beer. So raise your Surly glass (half-price local beer from 5-9 p.m., half-price bottles of wine from 4-8 p.m.!) to Minnesota’s music and defining characteristics. Cheers! Mondays. 4 p.m. Free. —RO

Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, 2200 NE 4th St., Mpls., 612-789-7429, grumpys-bar.com/nordeast