Bent Brewstillery is releasing their new un-appetizingly named West Coast-style IPA, The Great Sweat with a party as dank as their beer. FRI. [INFO]

Artists from across the arts spectrum head to the best damn punk venue in Twincy—the back of Moon Palace Books—to help raise money for Ellis Perez’s lung transplant. FRI. [INFO]

WHY NOT? FRI. [INFO]

Get your stompin’ shoes and hugin’ shirt on for the return of the Northeast Folk Festival outside of Grumpy’s Northeast. SAT. [INFO]

Megan Luedtke from Martina is this week’s guest bartender at Norseman Distilling’s cocktail room. SAT. [INFO]

The Minnesota Orchestra is doing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony to what’s likely to be a full house. SAT. [INFO]

Ice Cube’s first four albums predicted the state of America today, just like Brother Ali’s last two albums have tried to deal with the consequences. They’re both incredibly at The Armory for X Games. SAT. [INFO]

The LALA festival returns to the Red Eye Theater starting Monday, we’ll have more on that next week. MON. [INFO]