Friday

Fair State Brewing celebrates its half-birthday with half-priced pints; Twinkie Jiggles and his Broken Orchestra play IcehouseMaple Grove ArtCenter has a reception for the opening of the Fabrications Textile Show; Vicky Emerson and her band play The Aster; It’s a celebration of Haitian culture at Alliance Française; Right about now a bunch of funk soul brothers are getting ready to spin vinyl at Right Track at The Dubliner; For dance and DJ nights there Shop Wrecker and Boot Knocker Jonathan Ackerman at HOTEL at the Kitty Cat Klub; There’s (the actually named) All 12 Inches club music vinyl party at Clubhouse Jäger; and the biggest bangers of them all get played all night long by Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, DJ Fundo, and Last Word at the Get Cryphy party in the Record Room.

Saturday

The new production at the MNOpera, The Manchurian Candidate, which has very positive initial reviews, opens at The Ordway; The Phoenix Theater in MPLS hosts Clerks: A Drinking Game, a live reading of the film script with drinking game built in; Rockers Zoo Animal and Fort Wilson Riot play Amsterdam; The Belfast Cowboys take the small stage at Lee’s Liquor Lounge; There’s an opening reception for the new Sticky Ridges: Laura Stack and Valerie Jenkins show at Rosalux; There’s also an opening reception for Body and Machine: An Exhibition of Kinetic and Interactive Art in the 3rd floor gallery at Northrup King; There’s a TOOL tribute and a Rage Against the Machine tribute that you’re not too cool to go see at Pickle Park; and then it’s also the craziest dance party for the kids who love the ’90s, House Party 97 at honey.

Sunday

The Schubert Club welcomes to The Ordway Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, who may be “the best thing to happen to classical music in years” according to The Guardian; Gamut Gallery hosts an International Women’s Day discussion panel with three total bosses—Robyne Robinson, Drew Peterson, and Joan Vorderbruggen; and there’s Opera on Tap at honey—they also have a dinner option, but you gotta RSVP for that before 4 PM on Sunday.