In addition to the early bookings of many musical legends from the neighborhood, the new—and greatly improved—Viking Bar has added some contemporaries to its West Bank boogie. The feel-good fiery rockers Eleganza! play a show with the dangerous surf-punk of The Toxenes (two part of our former favs L’Assassins) and the young fuzzed-out garage rock trio The Carnegies. It’s just one of many great small stage live music shows for the weekend, but it’s a really great excuse to check out the Viking Bar if you haven’t yet. Saturday, 8 PM. $5.Paul Cajun

Viking Bar, 1829 Riverside Ave, MPLS; vikingbar.com