More Wednesday Events: If ‘Black Friday’ Can Catch On, So Can ‘Dancegiving’

Nicki Thanksgiving

Before the Who’s Who of the performance community head to Choreographer’s Evening, they’re going to the BLB tonight for 9×22, which includes the lovely and talented powerhouse Angharad Davies. Get there early, it’s going to sell out. Take your visiting parents to the Turf to see Fleetwood Magic: A Tribute to the Mac with the Red Daughters, Brian Just Band, Chambermaids, and others. Corrosion of Conformity, with Pepper Keenan in the lineup, are at Mill City Nights. It’s going to be a raging party at Black Market Brass‘s Dancegiving Featuring Worldwide Discotheque DJ’s at the Nomad. It’s a big ol’ night of covers by several local coverers (like members of Private Oates and E.L.n.O. and the Non-Prophets) at Lee’s for their Drinksgiving party. Nothing but the hottest R&B at The Love Below with Tiiiiiiiiiip, Keezy, and Sophia Eris at the 7th St Entry. Flip Phone is doing a A Very Nicki Thanksgiving at honey and that is also going to be packed so get their early. It’s the famous and huge Thanksgiving Eve edition of Transmission at the Varsity and that will also fill up so get there early.

Weekend Radar: Your Weekend Plans


Since we’re taking Thursday and Friday off—a bunch of you are already not at work, so hopefully you check the website—we’re including our weekend picks in today’s email. And just remember: It doesn’t have to be Black Friday unless you let it.

Some Shopping Events

A group of artisans will set up shop inside Fair State Brewing‘s taproom, which opens early at noon on Friday. Cliche will also have a big sale that starts on Friday. Pretty cool event with records and modern furnishings at Forage on Friday. Speaking of records, the record stores like the Fetus are having big sales. On Saturday 40+ MN small businesses fill up the 2015 Shop Small Holiday Market at the St. Anthony Village City Hall & Community Center. Many of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District studios and buildings will also be open for Small Business Saturday. If you’ve got a bunch of money burning a hole in your pocket, Shinola hosts a Midwest artisanal pop-up.


There’s a free “Escape From Black Friday” shuttle running from Granite City in Rosedale to Bent Distillery to NorthGateBrewing to Insight Brewing from 10 AM to 10 PM. (Great theme!) Don’t forget about the big tribute to the Replacements at First Ave, those tix will likely sell out. Both Friday and Saturday History Comes to Life will be staging The Life of Charles Schulz at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Get some much needed peer time at the punk rock Birthday Suits and Kill-a-Watts (Milwaukee) show at the Triple Rock. Black Metal Night at Club Underground will purge any holiday headaches you get Thursday. Massive, massive, massive stoner metal show at the Turf Club with the amazing Kylesa plus bonus locals Lungs and Seedship. Need to shake off the calories? Head to Hipshaker! at the Kitty Cat Klub.


It’s opening day for skating at The Depot rink! Don’t forget to put your ‘stache to good use at the Moustache Run starting at the Nicollet Island Pavillion. Hank’s Pick for the weekend is Choreographer’s Eventing at the Walker, where the who’s who of the dance community will gather to watch some of our best and brightest performance talent. The Minneapolis Music & Art Co-op is having an open house. Enemy Planes get the Go96 bump and are joined by Al Church, Warehouse Eyes, and the Lady Heat DJs for a “wear black” party at the Triple Rock. We’re huge fans of Angie Oase of Pennyroyal and she’s doing a set at Day Block Brewing. We always mention when Goatwhore are playing and they’re joining Black Dahlia Murder and the amazing Iron Reagan at Mill City Nights. Mallman is doing his kickstarter thank you concert at IcehouseAttitude City brings in the Disco Devils for a big ol’ dance shebang at Club Jager.


We were going to also mention the very first semi-annual donut run at Mill City Running, but they filled up, so get on that for next time. Even more local makers hock their wares at Bauhaus Brewing’s tap room at the Made By Hands Holiday Handmade Extra Vaganza Part Deux! on Sunday. All you can eat chili at Memory Lanes, and that’s all we have to say about that. And the top 1% of cool people in MPLS + STPL will be, in all seriousness, at The Nicollet for the experimental music night.

National Theater Live: Coriolanus

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There was a ton of you interested in seeing the broadcast at St. Anthony Main Theaters of Benedict Cumberbatch’s live performance of Hamlet, and we’re not sure if it was because you like the idea of seeing a big name in a big theater production or if many of you are just Cumberbatch super-fans. If it’s the former, then heads up that there’s still tickets for tonight’s (and Sunday’s) showing of political action thriller Coriolanus with none other than Tom Hiddleston in the title role.

More Weekend Happenings: Big and Even Bigger

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All Weekend

It’s the closer for the 2015 season of Dykes Do Drag at the Bryant Lake Bowl. The MSP Film Society‘s Cine Latino 2015 at St. Anthony Main theaters kicked off yesterday.


The red (and yellow) hot of the Prairie Fire Lady Choir will close out their 2015 with the dudes in Murder of Bros and huge choir (ain’t no party like a choir party, you’ll see) at the Cedar. Really excited for the pairing of C. Kerns, LOTT, and Kyle Robert Lutz and Public kitchen + bar as their venue. Go hear a reading of playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil‘s Commie Kid and the Reichstag Fire Trial of 1933 at the Playwrights’ Center. Graduating seniors at Northwestern have a new show opening at the Denler gallery. Partake in a back and forth on social issues with BLACKOUT during The Minority Report at the Phoenix Theater. We could fill this whole email with Dead Prez lyrics, but we’re not, we’re going just go see them with Future Fossils at the Mainroom. And Good Night Gold Dust release their EP at the Triple Rock Social Club. The Final Cut of Bladerunner is the midnight movie at The Uptown Theater.


Insight Brewing will be celebrating their one year anniversary some really great entertainment like Pleezer (the Weezer cover band), Toki Wright, and more. Surly brings beer to The Hub‘s Outdoor Adventure Expo, and the end of the ride party will also have brats, cider, fire, and more. One of the largest whiskey tastings in Twincy, the Mill City Whiskey Review, takes place at the MPLS Event CenterTAWST! It’s Michael Montenegro‘s turn to Free Fall at the Open Eye Figure Theater. We’re always excited for openings at Instinct gallery, including the new Humanly Possible: The Empathy Show. Go Tear It Up! with the MN RollerGirls at Roy Wilkins auditorium. Pretty big local show at Amsterdam with Communist Daughter, Tiny Deaths, and Little Fevers. Really big local show at Palmer’s with Rupert Angeleyes, Mrs., and Wretch. The De Stijl dance night kicks off at the Kitty Cat Klub.


Local architecture maven Larry Millet is having a book release for his new work on MCM in MN at, of course, Christ Lutheran Church.