GET CRYPHY, the most twerkin’ dance night around town and also City Pages cover story this week, celebrates its 5th anniversary with a huge party at First Avenue; the locally designed Gina Marie Vintage shows off her spring line at Cliche; The Fox Den Salon hosts an Art Party featuring work by Marie Pelkey; CLAPS, Hollow Boys, Real Numbers, and Velveteens play at The Hex; The Nordic Lights Film Festival starts today and goes through next Thursday; the Twin Cities Funk & Soul All-Stars will be at Icehouse with the Dérobé Dance Band opening; and BLNX teams up with Mark Mallman and Blue Sky Blackout for a nifty lil’ rock show at the Turf.


Love to hang around dudes with big beards? Head to this year’s Minnesota Beard Off at First Avenue; You can play the When Harry Met Sally Drinking Game at Bryant-Lake Bowl; Brooklyn-based duo Buke & Gase (whose name comes from the customized hand-made instruments they play: a baritone ukelele (buke) and a guitar-bass hybrid (“gass”)), play at 7th St. Entry;


At their newest installment entitles Marrow Inamorata, Gastro non Grata tickles your tastebuds (and bone marrow) with food from Chefs Nick and Tyler from Borough, beer from Founders, and music from Martin Devaney, the funky Southside Desire, and the rockin’ Bitch City; The Cabooze hosts the annual Battle of the Jug bands; and there’s a Grammy Party at the Pourhouse.