Visual elements often elevate a show from good to great; a band that is dramatically lit while an artsy film acts as its backdrop can be much more interesting than a band playing without anything visually interesting happening. The fact that the musicians and bands participating in Star Chamber at Honey perform along with their own videos proves the event will deliver in the visual department.

Star Chamber is a monthly hip-hop extravaganza that features new Twin Cities rap artists and DJs. This months artists include Cleva, Freez, Jason Anxious, and Thomas X, and Jardin. Hosts Big Wiz and DJ Kool Akeim amp up the energy with introductions and video presentations, so be sure to stop by the hotspot below the Ginger Hop for a dose of rhythm and rhyme. 10 p.m. $5. 21+ —RO

Honey, 205 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-746-0306,