“There’s nothing more Minnesotan than getting indignant about the wrong side dish.”
There’s no better place to do you holiday shopping than the House of Balls Moving Sale; Insight Brewing in Uptown is opening its tap room with a party; The Trylon screens The Freshman with original live musical accompaniment by the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra Minnesota; The belles of the Prairie Fire Lady Choir have their season finale concert at the Cedar Cultural Center; and it’s super PHAT dance party at Club Jager with King Otto and Mike 2600.
Up-and-coming folk/Americana singer Barbara Jean doesn’t play shows too often, but she was just on Radio Heartland and has an album release at Icehouse MPLS for Darker Than Blue; The Andy Richardson benefit show at the Triple Rock is sold out, but you can still donate to his family; It’s the last ever Buzzedwords at Club Underground; The Call 4 Work juried art exhibition at Gamut features a live performance from improv jazz orchestra Improvestra; The rascally Weekend Nachos will tear up the Minnehaha Free Space; and even though First Ave is hyping all the new nights in the Record Room, there’s still REAL FUN with Jim Frick and DJ TML aka DJ Peter Lansky aka DJ Phantomex Is Just A More French Gambit.
There’s comedy for a great cause at Amsterdam with Take Back the Mic: Stand Up Against Sexual Violence 2014; Take An Unexpected Journey with the Rockstars: Stories Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien at the Phoenix Theater; Ripper and Tyte Jeff play The Nomad; and Brits is hosting a MLS Watching Party and food drive.
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We look past the Kitty Cat Klub’s unfortunate spelling of “club” for many reasons: A great patio, photo booth, lovely decor, comfy couches…but there’s also the unisex bathrooms, located down a sprawling staircase that looks like it should be in a Southern mansion. These opulent restrooms are a great place to take a break from the noise upstairs or ditch your date, and they’re roomy enough that you could theoretically have reasonably comfortable sex in them (we haven’t tested this theory; also don’t have sex in public restrooms because that’s gross). Plus, they have one of those cool elementary school-style handwashing sinks with the foot pedal. —Dana Raidt
Snow in Buffalo
Twincy’s premature arctic blast blows goats, but it could be so much worse. On Tuesday, a storm of biblical proportions dumped nearly 6 feet of snow on Buffalo, NY. That’s equal what we accumulated all of last winter. Then another 3 feet fell on Thursday. God actually hates someone more than us for once.
Vikings Running Backs
All-world running back/deplorable dad Adrian Peterson is suspended indefinitely, and it’s possible he’s played his last snap as a Viking. On Wednesday, Minnesota nabbed Cleveland Browns cast-off Ben Tate to give their depleted backfield a boost. But don’t go buying your #33 jersey just yet rubes—Tate is an oft-injured whiner averaging an anemic 2.5 yards per carry over his last 6 games. On the plus side, his middle name is Franklin.
Grass 4 Grannies
This week’s uber-viral video of 3 grandmas smoking marijuana for the very first time and playing Cards Against Humanity is pure gold. If only all our nanas were down to pull a few tubes we’d be way more excited about family time during the impending holiday season.