There’s never enough Bastille Day parties! St. Genevieve hosts a B-Day Oyster + Champagne Pop-Up! Check out some bizarre goods like an Egyptian Death Kit or Bedside Electroshock Therapy Kit that Last Rites put together for Strange Boutique. We love Insight Brewing’s Crazy Aunt Gin & Tonic Ale, and might even go way out to Lord Fletcher’s to their release party for it. Hear Bianca Marais read from and discuss her lauded debut novel, Hum If You Don’t Know the Words at SubText: A Bookstore. Chronofon Productions pays theatrical homage to Jacques Brel at Open Eye TheatreThe Eagles Club will get extra funky (dance wise) when Cult of Percolation releases their album. Speaking of fun releases, The Postponements release their album 1994 at Big V’s with other fun bands. (Yes, Big V’s!) Speaking of funk, Vie Boheme and other ladies will bring the jams to the Uptown VFW. There’s a sneak peek party at the ASI for the new Still Life: Karin Broos exhibition. There’s some geeky belly dance at the Bryant Lake Bowl for Geek Slink & Drink: Science Fiction Double Feature.


It’s the 34th Annual Rondo Days celebration and this year it expands into MLK Park, too. Add a little more bounce (and bouncy obstacles) to your running with the Great Inflatable Race at Running Aces Casino. The Northeast Folk Festival returns to Grumpy’s NortheastSolid GoldNooky Jones, and Haus Band Viva Knievel play at Bauhaus Brew Lab‘s 3rd Anniversary party. Beer fans will want to stop into Fair State Brewing for their 2nd Annual Fermentation Celebration, Mixed Culture. Proceeds of this year’s Nershfest at Inbound Brewco will go to the Minnesota Music Coalition. Take stock of our new digital era through Cyber Cerebrum, art from Benja Wuest and Jacob Eidem at Gamut gallery


If you really, really like to have fun, head to the MN Reptile Show at the Bloomington DoubleTree Hotel. It’s a very stacked Americana Fest at Sociable Cider. Day Block Brewing has their Day Block Party with Sean Anonymous.