Hey all, it’s Thanksgiving week! So here’s what’s going to happen, we’re sending emails Monday-Wednesday and only including our weekend picks so you have enough heads up. And then of course, as is the new tradition, Wednesday will be a special Dancegiving or Drinksgiving edition.
There’s still some tickets to see Doomtree at The Palace Theater. Take your mom and dad to see the double header of Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox (in 35mm!) at The Parkway Theater. Able Seedhouse & Brewery will be releasing bottles of WLFPACK with a big party featuring BBGUN, Jack Klatt, and Big Lake. The best dressed at the Muddy Waters Heavy Metal Parking Lot party and screening will win a full Zubaz outfit!
Here’s some dance parties: DJ Christy Costello and guests takes over the Eagles Nest Lounge in Robbinsdale. It’s going to get hot as hell when DJ Jake Rudh takes Transmission down to Hell’s Kitchen. Flip Phone will not take our advice to make this graphic for Holy Trinity: Bey, Ri-Ri and Nicki Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party at honey into a t-shirt for some reason. There’s an actual Drinksgiving party with Blowtorch, Miss Britt, and DJ Fundo at Uptown VFW.
Thursday is Turkey Lurkey Day
Celebrate the 39th Annual Hmong New Year at a huge party at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. It’s the last chance to see Black The Berry from Bobby Rogers at Public Functionary. Erik Koskinen continues his rise as a must-watch Americana musician with an album release at The Hook. Get even more dancing at the Turf Club for Electric Feel: 2000s Indie Dance Party. Chanteuse Hannah von der Hoff plays a show with funksters 26 BATS! at The Aster Cafe. Local supergroup The Cloak Ox are back and they play a show at Icehouse with Dead Rider.
Small Business Saturday?
Do your book shopping with a bunch of literary side fun at Milkweed Editions‘ all day party and sale. It’s the 4th Annual Made by Hands Holiday Sale Extra Vaganza at Bauhaus Brew Labs tap room. Get even more local arts and crafts shopping in with at The Hook with Mpls Rock Experience-Basement Brews and Rampant Roots. Also the4ontheFloor play the Turf Club with Katy Guillen and The Girls.
It’s the big deal Choreographers Evening local showcase of dance talent at The Walker Art Center. The Trylon is in the middle of their screenings of Indiana Jones flicks—all three!
Be sure to find time to head to the Uptown VFW for the benefit for artist Adonia Kyle with Lady Midnight, the Sex Rays, Sophia Eris, and more!
Didn’t get tickets for tomorrow’s big final night of the Triple Rock bash? You and everyone else! Look, the place only holds 400 people and 40,000 people from around Twincy, and the rest of the country too, wanted to get in their last goodbyes—which you can still do, if you get to the T-Rock early enough for tonight’s free and open One Last Dance party. Along with bands like Citric Dummies, Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, Lutheran Heat, and others in the old bar, the Ladyheat DJs, Lori Barbero, Hipshaker’s Brian Engel, and more will be playing dance tunes until the wee hours of the morning. We can’t overstate this enough: Get there early, the place will hit capacity and people will be standing out in the cold waiting to get in. 6 PM. Free. —Paul Cajun
Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave S, MPLS; triplerocksocialclub.com
Hear from insightful panel of women writers, journalists, and activists discuss our very problematic new (or very problematic continued?) relationship to facts. Presented by PEN America, Milkweed Editions, and The Riveter, panel moderator Joanna R. Demkiewicz (of The Riveter) will lead the group through everything from censorship to news literacy to the importance of fact-checking, and it’s a must-hear discussion for anyone interested in the media, politics, and the future of the country. 6 PM. Free, registration suggested. —Tracy Oxford
Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave S, MPLS; openbookmn.org
Crewmen from Copper And Kings, Tattersall Distilling, and Hi-Lo all team up tonight at the throw back diner for “a mission from God”—a Blues Brothers cocktail party! (We could’ve gone a lot of directions there with multitude of famous quotes come from the surprisingly influential flick; We’re partial to everything Aretha Franklin says, actually.) All the Jakes and Elwoods behind the bar will be making themed cocktails, plus the whole place will be playing lots of great music and serving punch on the patio. 7 PM. Free. —Art Humes
Hi-Lo Diner, 4020 E Lake St, MPLS; hi-lo-diner.com
We often say that, among our jam-packed hometown brewing scene, Insight Brewing is criminally underappreciated. It’s because we’re giant fans of their standards like the Troll Way citrus IPA and Sunken City Saison, and their bold moves like the Crazy Aunt gin and tonic style ale (so crazy it works!) and the new Terror Bear Northeast style IPA. At this weekend’s indoor/outdoor birthday celebration at the tap room, you can sample all those beers, plus check out some special bottle releases, eat some food, and hear tunes from Pleezer, Circle of Heat, and more. Saturday, 2 PM. $2 wristbands to drink. —Art Humes
Insight Brewing, 2821 E Hennepin Ave, MPLS; insightbrewing.com