We got to see a sneak peek of Antarctica, the new exhibit at Public Functionary, and we couldn’t be anymore excited for it. For background: The Prelude Series showcases performances and events showcasing site-specific art that will all lead up to the 2014 schedule for Public Functionary, which often features some of the best work in the Twin Cities. Tonight and tomorrow kicks off the Prelude Series with Antarctica, a multi-media experience featuring  live music, multiple video projections, light and tactile installations, dance performances and more. It’s all taking place in a bright white, somewhat organic cave-like creation within the gallery space (the Antarctica label really fits, it’s pretty amazing), and the performance piece itself was created and will be performed live by Chris Strouth and his band Paris1919. It’s a sensory experience that will really set the standard for any immersive art pieces you see for the rest of the year. Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee admission to your night of choice. 7:15 p.m., Friday & Saturday. $8 (presale) $10 (at the door). —EJ

Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-238-9523,  publicfuntionary.org