Surly’s Darkness Day

Surly Darkness 2014

Gods and Monsters VI: The Inhuman Hunger

Gods Monsters

Prince ‘77 and After-Hours: Historic Photos by Robert Whitman

Classic Prince

“It would be amazing if we brought back Jam Lines.”

More Weekend Happenings

There are just too many events for this weekend. Here’s what we could fit :-\


Gamut Gallery but out a call for work, hence the name of their new show C4W:2014 // 3rd Annual Juried Exhibit Curated, and several artists were selected by curator Kristoffer Knutson for the show; The 8th Annual Northeast Halloween Show is going down at Pulaski Hall; The ultra-creepy THE BUTCHER SHOP: HOUSE OF GORE opens up off of Rainey and Minnehaha in STPL this weekend;   The Weisman Art Museum has a very cool trio of shows, including some Lego displays; Afterlife Merriment, with works by mixed-media artists Jessie McNally and DC Ice, opens at the Gallery 122 at Hang It; Pert Near Sandstone celebrate their 10th Anniversary at First Ave with Big Wu and Spider John Koerner; None other than Mike Epps makes a stand-up comedy stop at The Orpheum Theater; and it’s another fun installment of Hipshaker! at the Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown.


The biggest brains in Twincy compete at the Trivia Mafia Tournament of Champions at Amsterdam (spectators encouraged!); a bunch of bands play at Barely Brothers Records on Raymond in STPL; There’s a ton of DJs spinning at a late night party at a venue in MPLS; Moon Palace Books is having a Birthday Party and Book Sale!; Patrick’s Cabaret hosts a really cool take on a meat raffle fundraiser (for real); SLOW FLASH, a new exhibit of photography from Zoey Melf, opens at Honeycomb Salon; and every Saturday in October at Grumpy’s on Washington there’s different line up each week featuring magicians, dancers, comedians, drag, jugglers, solo musicians, bands, short films, and other crazy stuff.


The only thing you need to know is that there’s a Billy Joel tribute called Don’t Go Changin… A Fearless Tribute to Billy Joel at the Crooked Pint.

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#TBT: Jam Lines

This is kind of weird, but we came across the Jam Line on a message board about the 1984 Apache Plaza tornado, and remembered that MPR did a story on them a couple years ago. They were phone lines where teens would call up and talk (a.k.a. flirt) with each other—or in the case of this audio clip, just shout randomly to each other. Did any of you ever call these, or know anyone who did? Kinda puts Twitter in perspective. Also, don’t ask us why we’re reading weather message boards, OK?

Rumor Mill: CJ’s Not Good at Lip Syncing

From the flurry of selfies on instagram, last night’s (Local) Celebrity Lip Sync for Smiles benefit for the Smile Network looked like a more fun than average fundraiser. And from what we’ve heard, the anchors, reporters, and editors who participated did a great job on their costumes, dance moves, and delivery—with one notable exception. The STrib’s CJ kicked off the night with very lackluster performance of Pharrell’s Happy that got the audience nervous for remaining “singers” and then went MIA. The following sync’rs got the night back on track, but that’s a poor showing from a columnist often lambasting other people’s performances.

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