All the Pretty Horses singer Venus De Mars has spent much of her career advocating for the notion of gender as a flexible construct—so it shouldn't be a surprise that her DJ sets tend to do the same for genre as well. Her long-running DJ night has proven to be a popular postscript for the 331 Club's "Blingo" nights, largely for its unpredictability: Sure, there's no shortage of the goth and punk that's informed De Mars's band, with groups like My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Lene Lovich, and (of course) the Cure in her crate, and glam progenitors like T. Rex and Bowie are a natural fit, too. But don't be surprised to hear "20th Century Boy" segue into Diana Ross or Marianne Faithfull—or Johnny Cash, for that matter. 21+. Free. 9 p.m. 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612.331.1746.
Tuesdays. Starts: May 20. Continues through Jan. 27, 2008