As always, we recommend the Saturday’s annual Dre Day celebration at the Uptown VFW for the iconic chronic album from the good doctor. But we’re also strongly recommend heading back to LynLake to get with the here and now at Freshly Dipped, a showcase that combines new styles of hip-hop fashion with a bunch of MCs (including Blvck Madonna, Saint LaRon, and more), host Big Wiz, and Tek handling all the DJ duties. The profits from the show will also serve as a fundraiser for Tek, a fixture on scene who recently and very sadly lost his teenage daughter. (Can’t make the show, donate to Tek here.) Sunday, February 17th, 8 PM. $10.Joseph G.M. Saddlar

James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW, 2916 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS; uptownvfw246.org