Way too much going on this weekend

Tonight, Oct. 14

class=img_thumbleft>Right now there's a freestyle battle at Digital City Music on Broadway (formerly Classic Records). But I'm heading out to the Afrofuturist exhibit at the Soap Factory before the gallery closes at 8:00 p.m. Look at Mars in the sky between 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at the U of M, and then, if I'm not too fried, maybe head to Golden 's show at the Cabooze , then maybe go to the Energy Lab at First Avenue . Punk Rock Holocaust has a midnight screening at Sound Unseen , and is worth seeing just for Atmosphere ( Lindsey likes it). There's also Chicago house star DJ Boris (a.k.a. Jerome Baker, Lord Damian, Dorian Baker) taking the tables at 12:30 a.m. at the Dinkytowner . Later I might do a drop-by at the Session on KFAI between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Or I might be asleep...

Saturday, Oct. 15

class=img_thumbleft>There are a couple good early films today: The Sorrow and the Pity at noon . There's also The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T screening around the same time --I like the idea of a cult 1953 kids movie on 35mm. The same afternoon, Harvey Pekar appears at the Twin Cities Book Festival hosted by Rain Taxi . And Skoltz-Kogen's live AV show, Fluux:/terminal runs from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at McNally Smith Auditorium . If you're looking for more fluffy afternoon entertainment, I recommend a matinee of the Joss Whedon blockbuster Serenity , or putting on makeup and joining the Zombie Pub Crawl . Otherwise, there's an early, all-ages show by the completely wonderful United State of Electronic (official site here ) hitting the stage of the 7th St. Entry at about 7:00 p.m. (I'll have to miss La Fabrik-K: The Cuban Hip-Hop Factory , a 2004 video about Cuban hip hop, which screens once during Sound Unseen at 7:30 p.m .) I'd go to the U.S.E. drinky show if the evening weren't already so packed: Sound Unseen's musical highlight of the weekend is the Chairkickers' Union Party (here's the new label site !) hosted by Low 's Alan Sparhawk (pictured) at the 331 Club in NE, with Paul Metzger , The Keepaways , No Wait Wait , If Thousands , and "DJ Sparhawk." (I'll probably hit this first.) The same night, I'll see French hip-hoppers and Eyedea/Stokley/Brother Ali at the Triple Rock (which I'll probably hit second) as part of Minnesota Sur Seine , and Omaur Bliss headlining a show at the Kitty Cat Klub with the Elementalz and Yoni (which I'll probably hit third). After that, Hicksy 's house party goes late.

Sunday, Oct. 16 I'm just going to rest, and head to St. Olaf Church for the African Mass at 11:45 a.m. Then eat some food with my new Guinean friend Jean, who sings in the choir.

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