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The Electric Koolade Experience

First Avenue : 6:00 p.m. October 20

Like-minded underground rap duos Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers are hitting the Mainroom collectively as Clockwork Indigo. As evidenced on their recent song as a four-piece, "Butterfly Effect," New York's post-A$AP Rocky explorations are ever-present in both groups' material.... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Quelle Horreur: Essential French Frights

Trylon microcinema : Every Mon., Tue. until October 28

As the “birthplace of cinema,” France has long been home to some of the most provocative filmmakers in the history of the medium, artists whose works often express an existential depth missing from more conventional Hollywood fare. This difference in sensibilities is especially... More >>

Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha Halloween, Film, Festivals, Arts

Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag: Native Kids Ride Bikes

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 4

This exhibition of lowrider bicycles festooned with regalia by urban Native youth and contemporary indigenous artists appeals to our love of two-wheeled transportation. The mobility bikes give to riders is the show's primary theme, and it has fueled participating artists' imaginations. They... More >>

University Arts, Art - Museums

Victorian Ghost Stories

James J. Hill House : 6:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until October 26

In honor of the Halloween season, the Minnesota Historical Society is continuing its tradition of hosting Victorian Ghost Stories in the stately former home of railway magnate James J. Hill. Visitors can expect to be ushered into a dimly lit parlor by costumed actors for an hour of... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Literary Events, Halloween, Arts

Grupo Soap del Corazon: Espirtus

801 Washington Lofts : Daily until January 31

In this exhibition, four eminent Twin Cities artists investigate the spirits and energies thought to walk along the fine line between another reality and our own. Xavier Tavera creates work reflecting his belief that spirits move out from within us. Jim Denomie's portraits come from his... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Disco Fever

Kitty Cat Klub : 9:00 p.m. last Sat. of every month

As titles go, 'Disco Fever' misleadingly sounds like the name of a K-Tel compilation or a roller-boogie b-movie from 1979 -- right before disco itself collapsed and went from inescapable fad to pop-culture pariah. But we live in a better tomorrow, where Chic's Nile Rodgers still plays on... More >>

University Music

Art Expanded, 1958–1978

Walker Art Center : Daily until March 8

It was a heady time of happenings: the dawn of performance art, a stripping way to conceptualism, the onset of video, an introduction to experimental sound. The 1960s and '70s instigated all manner of confrontational expression through art heavy with the freedom of possibility. A new show at... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Dr. Mambo's Combo

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill : 9:30 p.m. every Mon., Sun.

1987 was a notable year for Minnesota: the Twins won the World Series, Prince released one of his best albums in Sign 'O' the Times, and St. Louis Park's own Coen Brothers released their first great comedy Raising Arizona. 1987 was also the year that Dr. Mambo's Combo was formed, and it just so... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival

Club Underground : 7:30 p.m. daily until October 25

Now in its fifth year, the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival features five days of standup, bar games, film screenings, and other funny happenings throughout the Twin Cities. There's the Dirty Show, offering bad words and raunchy humor; Pundamonium, for those who like pun-tastic wordplay; Kill It!,... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Festivals, Comedy


Intermedia Arts : 7:30 p.m. every Mon., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until October 26; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from October 26 until October 26

The setting for George Orwell's novel is 30 years in our past, but his message about state control and constant surveillance is as important today as it was when he wrote the novel in 1948. Theatre Pro Rata tackles the story of Big Brother, Winston Smith, and "2+2=5" through Michael Gene... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

International Reggae All-Stars

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill : 9:00 p.m. every Tue.

Make all the jokes you want about the climate differences between Kingston and Minneapolis, but the cultural ones aren't as hard to reconcile. The aptly dubbed Lynval "Golden Voice" Jackson and his band have been a welcome and frequent presence in Twin Cities clubs for years now, and they're... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Weekday Happy Hours

Spill the Wine : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sun.

Although there's plenty of great dining to be had in the Lyn-Lake region of south Minneapolis, the neighborhood was missing a bar specializing in wine. This omission has been corrected with Spill the Wine Bar + Table, which recently moved from its near-the-Guthrie location on Washington Avenue... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Barhopping

Cornbread Harris

Loring Pasta Bar : 6:00 p.m. every Fri.

You might've heard of his son -- a man named Jimmy who teamed up with another man named Terry, the rest being R&B history -- but Cornbread Harris is a Twin Cities legend in his own right. Harris is a WWII vet who joined Augie Garcia to record the area's first rock'n'roll record (1955's "Hi Yo... More >>

University Music


Children's Theatre Company : 7:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until November 16; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until November 16; 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 16

Sonja Parks will play nearly a dozen characters in Children's Theatre Company's Seedfolks, an adaptation of Paul Fleishman's Newbery Medal-winning book. For Parks, the show offers a tremendous number of challenges, especially when crafting characters from diverse backgrounds. "I want to do... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

Next to Normal

Bloomington Civic Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 16; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 16

Five years since its Broadway debut, Next to Normal, an original work by composer Tom Kitt and lyricist/writer Brian Yorkey, continues to provocatively speak to the anxieties of our age. Set in a suburban community, the narrative follows a family in which the mom is struggling with debilitating... More >>

Bloomington Theater

Twin Cities Film Fest

Kerasotes Showplace ICON Theatre at West End : Daily until October 25

Festival/FilmNow in its fifth year, the Twin Cities Film Fest offers movie aficionados the opportunity to see flicks before their national release. There will be 40 feature-length movies and 37 shorts screened over 10 days. Films include horror flicks, dramas, documentaries, local projects, and... More >>

St. Louis Park Film, Festivals, Arts

33 Variations

Park Square Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 2; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 2

TheaterAn encounter with mortality tends to prompt a speeding of the clock. Persons dealing with a degenerative illness, for example, might feel an urgency to make the most of their remaining time, whether that means embarking on a journey, completing a project, or simply making peace with... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater


Groveland Gallery : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 29

Two independent galleries, Groveland and Burnet, have teamed up for this joint exhibition of artist Michael Kareken's works. The smaller charcoal and conté drawings will be exhibited at Groveland Annex, while his large mixed-media paintings inspired by auto salvage yards will be on... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Delta Delta Delta Force/Repetition, Simulation, Repetition

Minneapolis Institute of Arts : Daily until December 28

Just in time for Halloween, the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program is getting a little spooky with Andy Messerschmidt, an occultist who is taking on "supernatural beliefs and the visual culture of mystical ceremonies" for his latest work. Messerschmidt's show, titled "Delta Delta Delta... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Museums

Get Cryphy!

The Record Room : 10:00 p.m. first Fri. of every month

We may be a few years past the point where crunk and hyphy are the hot-trend hip hop subgenres, but First Ave's recurring "Get Cryphy!" night isn't just a matter of trying to find new life in a couple aging styles by portmanteauing them together. Jimmy2Times¬, Plain Ole Bill, DJ Fundo and... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

20 for 20: Celebrating Textile Center's 20th Birthday

Textile Center : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 25

In 1994, a group of textile artists and patrons founded the Textile Center with the goal of preserving techniques, showcasing talent, and sharing resources. Twenty years later, the organization is flourishing. Each year, the center hosts workshops and classes, super popular sales where guests... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

The Black Moon: New Works by Kate Iverson

SOOlocal: A Division of SooVAC : Daily until November 8

Is there anything Kate Iverson can't do? Her creativity — not to mention her digital and design savvy — seemingly knows no bounds. So it was hardly surprising when, this summer, she announced on Facebook her upcoming artist residency at Tofte Lake Center via its Emerging Artists... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

The Automatic Message

Instinct Art Gallery : Daily until November 1

In the best abstract art, the personal is universal, the abstraction an archetype, and simplicity a statement of complexity. How the artist’s psyche plays into this methodology is the subject of Instinct Gallery’s “The Automatic Message,” which takes a cue from that... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Arrests, Accidents, Fires, and Openings: Eleven Years of the Shoebox Gallery and Chi-Lake corner

Shoebox Gallery : Daily until November 15

Minneapolis's longest-running storefront gallery is closing its doors after 11 years. This Friday, it will be hosting a final exhibition and party. The Shoebox Gallery, located in the window of Robert's Shoes on Chicago and Lake, has been run by photographer Sean Smuda since its inception,... More >>

Powderhorn Arts, Art - Galleries

Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections

Walker Art Center : Daily until September 11

This year, the Walker Art Center is celebrating a huge anniversary. It's been 75 years since T.B. Walker, an art-loving lumber baron, founded the museum. Since then, there have been major dance performances from Merce Cunningham Dance Company; a growing collection that includes the work of... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries
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