Friday

All the hop head local beer drinkers will be at Thopfest II at Boom Island Brewing. Don’t forget to check out the NEMAA Fall Fine Arts show at the Solar Arts Building. The heartfelt scamps of Motion City Soundtrack do an in-store signing and performance at The Electric Fetus. The MPLS Photo Center has some incredible shows opening, including Living Color (pictured) from Shelly Mosman and group show PortraitsMidnight Ink celebrates 10 years at Magers & Quinn with cupcakes, pins, t-shirts, and readings from local mystery authors Jess Lourey and Jessie Chandler. There’s a launch party at Yess Yoga for the new feminine wisdom magazine Invoke. New Century Sessions are back, this time with Farewell MilwaukeeFathom Lane, and Actual Wolf. Get your sludge on at Club Underground with As|of, Orchyd, and Baschyn. Carroll are releasing an album at the Triple Rock and they’re joined by Night Moves and Strange Relations. If you want to see some cut shirtless dudes get down to Britney, Whitney, and other pop queens, Flip Phone XXL is back in the Mainroom. If honey weren’t already underground, the bass at Get Cryphy would shake the place down.

Saturday

Even if it wasn’t our ad spot, we’d be telling you to go to the Trinidad James show at the Turf Club with Astronautalis and Marijuana Death Squads, it is going to be insane. Go into people’s home in Longfellow and see the art they make during the LoLa Art Crawl. Argentine photographer Eduardo Blidner has a show that opens at Icebox framing. 90% of the bearded dudes, and some of their reluctant girlfriends, will be at Canterbury for Festival Palomino with Trampled by Turtles, Dr. Dog, Father John Misty, and others. Fulton Brewery hosts a fundraiser for the MPLS Fire Department with a bunch of hot firefighters. The Southern Theater announces their new season with a party that has a Weezer cover band. We’re excited to see that Dead Media hosts a release party for the No Friends Zine Release Party. To celebrate five years of exchanging sneakers, Studiiyo23 in Uptown has a huge outdoor party happening, as well as an after party at TAWST. There’s a great big of local rock n’ roll at Lee’s Liquor Lounge with Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond BandLutheran HeatRed Kate (KCMO), and Whiskey Jeff & the Beer Back Band. You really want to carve out some time to see Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta at the Katherine E. Nash gallery at the UofM. Of course we’re including the Rage Against the Machine and TOOL tribute band show at the Fine Line, come on. Vintage/experienced rock takes over the Eagles Club with Johnny Rey & the ReactionChasing Colors and The Red Flags. Transmission is doing its Cruel Summer show at First Ave. And the Sex Rays are still bringing the sex to Palmers during their September residency, this time with Mary Allen & The Percolators, The Abusers.

Sunday

Open Streets will open up south Nicollet from Lake to 46th, and you can catch The Mighty MofosGrant Hart, and more at Road Runner Records. Want to be a party of a really cool and hip fashion shoot? WINSOME Goods and Workerby Product Development Studio open the doors to into their collaborative photo shoot taking place at Public Functionary. And Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats cross the pond once again to bring their pioneering stoner metal to us at Mill City Nights.