Amongst the many severed heads and gut-spewing abdomens of October’s horror film screenings, The Heights Theater has been doing a weekly series on that most visionary of film auteurs, Stanley Kubrick. Tonight’s installment, lush period piece about Irish rogue Barry Lyndon, is one of the director’s lesser known films, albeit one of his most spellbinding and meticulous (which, for him, is saying something), and will be a great addition to all the spoopy films you’re seeing this Halloween season. 7:30 PM. $10. —Curt Stanski
The Heights Theater, 3951 Central Ave NE, MPLS; heightstheater.com
One of the most influential and enduring songwriters of all-time, Weller remains among the most celebrated awarded musicians in British music history. His virtuosity as a guitarist and an immediately recognizable soul-inspired vocalist, his trademarks are second to none. As a live attraction, Weller and band are a force of nature not to be missed. Come see the legendary artist this Friday at Pantages Theatre! Tickets.
We know there’s a lot of Weller fans amongst you regular punk rock readers, so we want to send someone to the Modfather show on us. Just reply with your favorite Weller track for a chance to win!
Since many of our readers don’t read anything except live tweets from neighborhood meetings on bike lanes, we feel we should share some of the important-to-you stories being shared around the SotC virtual water cooler, so that you’re properly briefed before your happy hour.
News: Friends and family of Pepitos and Parkway Theater owner Joe Minjares set up a GoFundMe for his medical bills.
Notes: Minjares has been not only a longtime small business owner, but he’s been an actor with Mixed Blood and South MPLS community supporter as well, and it’s a bummer to hear about his situation with mounting medical bills because of his lung disease. Regular Readers know that we’re particularly into the Parkway’s schlocky screenings as of late, including their Kaiju brunch buffet, and we hope the fundraiser goes well!
News: MN Governor candidate Tim Walz picked State Rep. Peggy Flanagan as a running mate and is trying to figure out his message on gun control.
Notes: Even though the governor’s race isn’t until 2018, our current system of near-constant horse race coverage means we’re getting gubernatorial positioning while city races are coming down to the wire. Anyway, picking Flanagan was a great move to help bring in some progressive votes, which he’s going to need help with since he’s got an “A” rating from the NRA for all his votes as an out-state politician pushing guns.
Notes: The Super Bowl and MN Jobs are filling 1,000 jobs for the Super Bowl Experience at the Convention Center.
News: We’re sharing this in case any of you readers are looking to make some cash on the Super Bowl without Air BnB’ing your apartment to rich guys from out of town. Spend the day throwing footballs to fans in Feb 2018? That could be you!
One of the heavy hitters in the world of design, Aaron Draplin aka The President of Graphic Design has done some simple, sleek, and hip logos for everyone from Patagonia to the Sasquatch Festival to Nike skateboarding. Tonight he’ll be hanging out with his Burlesque of North America buddies at Co. Exhibitions showing off his traveling show and selling some of his sweet merch—even including winter hats and ice scrapers, which are timely today—so it’s definitely worth popping in to check it all out even if you’re not a design junky. 6-10 PM. Free. —Margeaux Devereaux
CO exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd NE Ste 2, MPLS; coexhibitions.com
If you missed this incredible film last time Sound Unseen screened it, or when others have presented it because it’s so great, here’s another chance (you shouldn’t miss) to catch Akounak Tedalat TAHA Tazoughai (Rain the Color of Blue With A Little Red In It), a sort of Nigerian remake/tribute to Purple Rain. Directed by Christopher Kirkley and starring Taureg people from sub-Sahara Africa, the film is reputedly the first feature film in their Tamashek language, which doesn’t have a word for purple (hence the explanitory title). But the purple and Purple Rain is there: It’s got the clash for music scene, the contentious romance, and of course a purple motorcycle. 7 PM. $10. —Curt Stanski
Trylon, 2820 E 33rd St , MPLS; trylon.org