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Gods and Monsters VI: The Inhuman Hunger

The Abstracted Art Gallery : 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. October 24

Art/GalleryThis Friday, the Abstracted in northeast Minneapolis hosts the sixth installment of the "Gods and Monsters" series. Subtitled "The Inhuman Hunger," the exhibit showcases work from artists inspired by their favorite silver-screen horror flicks, and the gallery has stressed that no... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Parties and Receptions, Halloween, Arts, Art - Galleries

The Black Keys

Target Center : 8:00 p.m. October 24

Whether or not you think the Black Keys have drifted too far from their garage-rock beginnings, the band's faith in all things rock 'n' roll is admirable. Over the past five years, frontman Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney have become the closest thing we're going to get to the Stones or... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Darkness Day 2014

Surly Brewing Company : 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. October 25

This Saturday, Surly Brewing Company will open its gates and invite folks in for a party offering live music, tasty eats, and beer, including the brand-new Russian Imperial Stout and Darkness. Brew aficionados will want to get there early, as as 750 ml bottles of Surly Darkness will be for sale... More >>

Brooklyn Center Parties and Receptions, Food and Drink, Barhopping

Flying Lotus

First Avenue : 8:00 p.m. October 25

Los Angeles producer and Warp signee Flying Lotus is on a wavelength all his own. Everything from spastic jazz to Dilla beats to classic soul to IDM makes up his sonic hodgepodge. His latest album, You're Dead!, is nothing if not a head trip, shifting wildly between beautiful instrumentation... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Lonesome Shack

Bayport BBQ : 8:00 p.m. October 26

On their way home from the relocated Deep Blues Festival (now in Clarksdale, Mississippi), Seattle blues trio Lonesome Shack will drop by the fest's old haunts to help celebrate the Bayport roadhouse's fourth anniversary. Despite its northwest origins, LS's music is inspired by the grit 'n'... More >>

Outstate Music

Algonquin Literary Whiskey Tour in Minneapolis

Republic at Calhoun Square : 7:00 p.m. October 27

Do you like literature, trivia, and whiskey? Then do yourself a favor and don't miss the Algonquin Literary Whiskey Tour, where Algonquin Publishers will bring three of its authors — Lin Enger, Bill Roorbach, and Brock Clarke — to Minnesota to host pub-style trivia and throw back... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Literary Events, Food and Drink, Barhopping, Arts

Nude Beach, Big Girl

Hexagon Bar : 9:00 p.m. October 28

It's getting a little chilly around here for the lower-case phenomenon, but Nude Beach, the Brooklyn-outta-upstate trio, plays hook-friendly rock 'n' power pop that'll warm whatever cockles you've still got exposed with classic-rock fervor, punkish spirit, and indie-rock smarts. Chuck Betz,... More >>

Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha 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

Prince '77 and Polaroid After-Bar Parties '81-82: Historic Photographs by Robert Whitman

Douglas Flanders & Associates : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from October 25 until November 15

Prince has been all over the airwaves lately. This summer was the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, and most recently he's been in the media for releasing two new albums. In 1977, a year before Prince released his first album, For You, photographer Robert Whitman was asked to shoot the future... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945

Minneapolis Institute of Arts : Daily from October 26 until January 4

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has proven that fashion is a tremendous draw with its blockbuster Alexander McQueen and Chanel shows, and the recent record-setting Charles James exhibition. So it's no wonder the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, always game for new and nontraditional programming,... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Fashion and Style, Arts, Art - Museums

Pert Near Sandstone 10th Anniversary Show

First Avenue : 7:30 p.m. October 24

Minnesota urban bluegrass boys Pert Near Sandstone have thrived by injecting the new into old-timey string band music with just the right contemporary touch. This show marks the band's 10th anniversary. Pert's sixth album, The Hardest Part of Leaving, sports a handful of traditional tunes,... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal

Northrop : 8:00 p.m. October 24

Propulsive dance with a coolly Canadian-Gallic flair defines this company's style, which melds jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance forms. Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall's "Harry" delivers the klezmatic energy of folk dance on a bender, while Wen Wei Wang's "Night Box" limns the... More >>

University Dance, Arts

7th Annual Lowertown Boos Crawl and Costume Contest

Lowertown : 6:30 p.m. October 25

In terms of pub crawls, the Lowertown Boos Crawl is probably the best deal out there. Those who buy a drink "passport" at the Bulldog Lowertown that evening for $25 will get a whopping eight drinks. That's one at each participating bar, and usually involves a choice between one type of beer or... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Parties and Receptions, Halloween, Festivals, Barhopping

Mary Black

Fitzgerald Theater : 6:30 p.m. October 28

Irish singer Mary Black's work with her siblings as the Black Family, in the seminal Irish traditional band De Dannan, and in her acclaimed solo career has been beloved on both sides of the Atlantic for some 30 years. She is retiring from the road after this Last Call tour, which will deposit... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Music

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

Rob Little

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 24; 9:45 p.m. October 24; 9:30 p.m. October 25; 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. from October 25 until October 26

Sometimes family comes first. For comedian Rob Little, that's meant returning to Michigan to care for his ailing mom. "I had to come back and be the good son and start taking care of her," he says. He still tours constantly, though. "I kind of help pay for everything. You have a disabled... More >>

Bloomington Comedy

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

The Butcher Shop House of Gore

The Butcher Shop : 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 1; 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 1

While some haunted houses go for psychological scares, and others are just mildly spooky because they're intended for kids, the Butcher Shop House of Gore is all about gross. Imagine a horror flick from the mid-'80s where the special-effects guy really went overboard, and you have the general... More >>

Phalen Haunted Houses, Halloween

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

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

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

Crypticon Minneapolis

Ramada Mall of America - Airport : 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. October 24; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. October 25; 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. October 26

Just in time for Halloween season, Crypticon has returned for another horror-filled weekend featuring celebrity appearances, makeup demos, room parties, and vendors selling things like costumes, comics, and memorabilia. This year's happening has a pretty great lineup of stars — especially... More >>

Bloomington Halloween, Festivals, Expos, Arts

Afterlife Merriment

Gallery 122 At Hang It : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 29

Two St. Paul artists take on the mysterious unknowns of life after death with vivid folk-style portraiture a la Dia de los Muertos. Tattoo artist Jessie McNally creates mixed-media work in which embellished skulls emerge from petal-like flames crowned with symbols of wisdom in their rebirth.... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

C4W: 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Gamut Gallery : Every Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 22

Now in its third year, Gamut Gallery's annual juried exhibition returns this Friday. The show highlights the work of a wide range of artists, including local and national talents. Kristoffer Knutson, the brains behind of the supremely awesome (and long closed) ROBOTlove gallery and gift store,... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries
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