St. Paul Classical Music Crawl

St Paul Classical Crawl

Falling Awake

Falling Awake

Wastrels EP Release Party


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More Weekend Events: A&C from Rad Womyn and Men

We’ll remind you tomorrow, too, but all this weekend be sure to catch some of the Minneapolis Underground Film Fest (MUFF) showings at St. Anthony Main, lots of good stuff on the lineup, as well at the Twin Cities Black Film Festival at Intermedia Arts.


They’ve been playing the new album from Spider Bags at Treehouse Records and when they do, customers just snatch up copies, so the vinyl shop invited the band to play an in-store before the sold out Triple Rock show. Fair State Brewing releases two of their mixed-culture barrel aged sour beer program. The Denler Gallery hosts a reception for the exhibition of mostly unseen work from artist Anne GeorgeCity Wide Artists have an opening for In For a Penny, In For a Pound: New works by Eric Yevak. The White Page gallery also has an opening and that’s for Micro-Cosmic Adventures/The Teleporting Eye, a new exhibition of work from Annie Blazejack & Geddes Levenson. Worldwide Discotheque brings an African dance party to The Nomad. Next up in the Red Bull Sound Select series, The Joy Formidable! It’s Britney (Spears) Mania at a special installment of Flip Phone at the Rev Ultra Lounge. Jim Frick, winner of the Jonathan Ackerman Birthday DJ Challenge, guests at X-Scape with sexy meme-maker Alex Uncapher and meme-hater Buju Fanta at the Kitty Cat Klub.


Don’t forget about Tunes ‘n’ Toons vinyl music and brunch and classic cartoons at the Turf Club for Breakfast. Beer freak will likely pop over to Indeed Brewing‘s 4th Annual Hullaballo music and beer block party. Stanley‘s has Barktoberfest with Secondhand Hounds and a Schell’s beer tent. MidModMen has a pop-up sale for their third anniversary. All the hip music fans will be at the Electric Fetus to see CHVRCHES do an in-store signing. The Calveras are coming to the Skyway Theater with Soulfly and guests SoilworkIMS hosts the fancy charity gala Babies & Badasses 2015 Newborn Foundation Gala. There’s a “Steampunk and Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration” Book Release Party at Club Jager. Taking festivals and running events to their logical conclusion, the Night Nation Run running music festival races around Canterbury. “Upyerathlon Twin Cities is the premier event for the 21st century healthy, literate and socially committed athlete with appreciation for irreverence” and it’s in St. Easy. If you didn’t go to any art openings Friday, and even if you did, go to PINCH Opening Reception at Roslaux Gallery and the Rad Womyn Art Show at Caffeto. Singer-Songwriter-Rocker Jillian Rae plays The Bedlam Lowertown with Radio Lark and Hot Date. Metal maniacs Sanctuary play the T-Rock for The Swordlord’s birthday. Our homie Ben Miller of The Federales rounds up some friends to play with him at Vieux Carré. Holy crap the mighty Eleganza! will destroy the 331 before embarking on a southern tour.


The White Page gallery celebrates their two year anniversary with a party at the Fulton Tap Room. Help kill breast cancer at the Kill Kancer benefit at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Ultra hip dance night Nightchain:Soulection Sunday somehow makes Icehouse even cooler than it normally is.

suicide girls burlesque

Won Tix: Suicide Girls Burlesque

In case you missed it yesterday, here’s our winner of the Suicide Girls Burlesque Tix. We suspected that giving away tix to see tattoo’d models dressed like pop culture characters doing burlesque would be a big hit, but we didn’t expect it to be such a hit. We got a ton of responses for “fav tattoo”, and our winner is Laramie R.!

Here’s a sample of some responses we got, thanks to everyone who entered:

“The world has plenty of great combos: Whiskey and coke, MPLS and STPL, Pauly and Shore.  But for combos of the tattoo variety my friend Matt knocks it outa the park: Garfield on his right leg, Marvin the Martian on his left. Matt wears a lot of pants.” ~ Bud F.

“My brother has a tattoo of a sticky-note that he found. My mom used to put love notes in our lunch—he found an old one and had it copied onto his skin.” ~ Kathryn F.

“I met a man who had Disney characters filling up one arm (because he had kids.) His other arm was filled with images of Freddy Kruger, Jason from Friday the 13th, etc. It was an awesome display of Good and evil. Too bad he sells Timeshares in Vegas and has to wear long sleeves all the time at work…” ~ Kim W.

“My favorite tattoo award goes to this very skinny man I met during my one and only trip to Apple River in Wisconsin for the Fourth of July when I was 20 years old. It was a frying pan with eggs and bacon in it all across his stomach. I never once saw him with a shirt on the whole weekend and he also taught me the phrase “laying pipe”. I think his last name may have been Bacon, hence the tattoo.” ~ Carey V.

The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop culture references, high energy indie soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip tease to make your inner nerd explode with glee. The show features stunning choreography from renowned choreographer, Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked who has worked with world famous performers such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga.  With striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange, Zelda, and more, this show will have you on the edge of your seat! Friday, 9 PM.$25 advance GA, $30 door. $60 reserved seating.

Mill City Nights, 111 5th St N, MPLS;

La Belle Vie, 1998-2015

Dear Dara delivered some bombshell foodie news yesterday: La Belle Vie will be closing in October. Understandably, local foodies . . . how can we say this . . . lost their shit? LBV was definitely MPLS + STPL’s premiere restaurant, so it’s definitely a loss to the food scene, no question.

Two things stand out to us in Dara’s shocker. First, halfway down the report, hometown food giant Tim McKee blames Mayor Hodges and the Working Families bill, as well as the minimum wage increase as a big factor for the closing. Is that true? He also says LBV has $5 forks, so covering their costs isn’t just about labor. And it’s no secret that McKee is friends with the Downtown Council, who are against the new workforce changes like minimum wage increase, so that could be playing a big part in the comment. The other thing that stood out for us was how many of our cohorts have actually never been to La Belle Vie. Several people have tweeted admissions they never went—not that they needed to in order for the business to stay open, but maybe the did—and that’s as shocking to us as the closing.

More Thursday Events: Not Sick of Events

Don’t forget about the M.U.F.F. and the screening of Dickumentary tonight St. Anthony Main Theaters. The pop rockin’ ladies of Sick of Sarah have a new album out (that is good if you’re into that) and they’re making a stop into Amsterdam tonight with The Modern Era(!) and locals The Sex Rays. Visit Mike Schardin at the Solar Arts Building tonight for the 4th Annual Harvest Gala from the Northeast MPLS Farmers Market. Naja Marie Aidt reads from her long-awaited first novel Rock, Paper, Scissors at Magers & Quinn. Great new group show 400 ppm opens at TuckUnder Projects. It’s Americana night at Lee’s with The Reverb Country Dusters, Kung Fu Hippies, and The Plott Hounds. The Cult of Lip and Brilliant Beast are kicking off their tour at the Kitty Cat Klub.

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