Although it’s only somehow been three years, the Hook & Ladder has evolved into one of the best parts of the local Arts & Culture scene, and not just for live music, so it’s also no surprise that other supportive locals like Fulton Brewing, Rain Taxi and the library’s MNSpin are partnering for the venue’s anniversary party. Swing by the Hook’s smaller Mission Room for some home-cooked BBQ, a special Fulton Beer tasting, Rain Taxi readings from authors Steve Healey and Daniel Borzutzky, and of course live music from funkster Mayda and DJ sets from local heroes DJ Lori Barbero and DJ Truckstache. Here’s to many more years. Saturday, September 14th, 4-11 PM. Free.—Paul Cajun

The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis