Check out some brand spanking new work from McKnight Fellow in Playwriting Rachel Jendrzejewski, movement-maker Terry Hempfling, and multimedia artist John Marks at the Playwrights’ Center. FRI. [INFO]

What a fantastic show at Mpls Photo Center: #DoSomethingForNothing, photographic essays by Valerie Jardin featuring Joshua Coombes on the streets of Paris and NYC. FRI. [INFO]

Amadou & Mariam, some of Africa’s most famous musicians who’ve worked with everyone from Damon Albarn of Blur to Manu Chao, return to The Cedar. FRI. [TIX]

Pimento’s Rum Bar on Eat Street continues to be an upcoming dance night spot, head over there to party to some funky tropical dance music with Worldwide Discotheque. FRI. [INFO]

Saturday is Bill & Ted Day throughout the country, even though we celebrate every day. [INFO]

We’re going to mention the Goat party at Insight Brewing, but heads up that a lot of people are interested in it. SAT. [INFO]

Beer lovers will fill up the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, sampling the afternoon away. Tickets still available! SAT. [TIX]

More of a cider fan? Don’t forget it’s the MN Craft Cider Festival at the Como Lakeside Pavilion. SAT. [TIX]

The lit scene parties blah blah blah, it’s the Lit Crawl. You know you’ll go. SAT. [INFO]

We’ve been waiting for c.Kostra to play a show with new wave upstarts Astronomique, and it’s finally happening with Phantom Tails at the Entry. SAT. [TIX]

The music marathon man Mark Mallman teams up with the local noise legends Savage Aural Hotbed for a bonkers show at The Cedar. SAT. [TIX]