Hipshaker, Punk Is Not Dead & more: A-List Extra

Hipshaker, Punk Is Not Dead & more: A-List Extra
What else is happening this week that is worthy of your time? Come take a look at our list of bonus events.

Thursday, April 8:

(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Tired of club nights where the DJ spins tunes that sound robotic? The music at this dance party sounds real all the way. Held every second Thursday of the month, Hipshaker gets partiers dancing a little less like Madonna and a little more like Pam Grier with classic soul, funk, and R&B tunes. Whether you dig Quentin Tarantino film soundtracks, adore the lady-like sass of original girl groups, or actually remember the era fondly, this night is for you. Free. 9 p.m.

Hipshaker, Punk Is Not Dead & more: A-List Extra

Punk is Not Dead
(Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612.332.3908, www.britspub.com)

Whether or not punk is really dead is a question best left to passionate debate between music heads. We admit it is looking grim for the genre; most of the subjects in this art show are no longer living, after all. But perhaps punk endures simply by us remembering it. That is exactly what we plan to do at this benefit party and art show. Brit transplants Louisa Greenstock and Gábor Tar will exhibit punk rock portraits. Guests can order pieces from Gallery 13, with a portion of the proceeds support the American Refugee Committee. Throughout the evening DJ Jake Rudh will spin tunes from post-punkers and pioneers of the first wave. Also be sure to pause for a moment to check out the rare video footage projected on walls. Free. 7 p.m.

Friday, April 9:

(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Based on the name you might think that this evening is dedicated to fans of sparkly vampires, whiny teenagers, and the shirtless werewolves stuck in the middle. You would be wrong. Twilight is actually one of a few lesbian-friendly dance nights in town. The event is usually packed, so come prepared to fight for your drinks, dance up on strangers to Kate Perry and Lady Gaga anthems, and make hilarious small talk while waiting in line for a restroom stall. If things get too hot and heavy (is that even possible?) head out to the patio for some cool air or to bum a cigarette. $7. 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 10:

Hipshaker, Punk Is Not Dead & more: A-List Extra

(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. Second St., Minneapolis, 612.436.1151, www.formandcontent.org)

In the latest exhibition by Northern Dakota painter Jim Dryden, the artist draws creativity from a painting by British artist David Hockney which was inspired by the Walt Witman poem, "We Two Boys Together Clinging." Dryden adds a third layer to this narrative with his side-by-side pieces celebrating masculinity, friendship, and playful wordplay. The opening reception will be Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the show continues through May 15.

A Night of Eastern Enchantment
(Belle Reve Boutique, 320 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.333.3148, www.bellereveboutique.com)

Check out this Eastern-inspired jewelry and clothing launch filled with intricate designs, gorgeous jewels, and other things to help you sparkle in the summertime. This trunk show and party will also feature food and drinks, and music by DJ Sharabi of Tantric Beatz. Free. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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