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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

Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome

Brave New Workshop Downtown Stage : 7:30 p.m. every Thu. until August 1; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 1

Swab down and put on your hazmat suit for another fast-paced skewering of modern society, culture, and politics at the Brave New Workshop. Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome was created by and features Bobby Gardner, Heather Meyer, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler. Meyer and Nelson are making their... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

God of Carnage

Bloomington Civic Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until June 14; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until June 14; 7:30 p.m. June 10

Contemporary French playwright Yasmina Reza penned the bleakly hysterical God of Carnage. The narrative centers on two sets of Brooklyn parents meeting to discuss a playground altercation between their 11-year-old sons. Getting together in the cordial environs of the offended party's home,... More >>

Bloomington Theater

Art on Air

Instinct Art Gallery : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until July 11

This exhibition celebrates air, the most essential and ephemeral of elements. The list of participating artists for "Art on Air" is something of a who's who of Twin Cities talents whose works aren't bound by discipline. Among the seven is Kate Casanova, who is continually extending her practice... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Art - Galleries, Arts

Cornbread Harris

Loring Pasta Bar : 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 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


MMAA Project Space : Every Thu., Sat., Sun. until August 2

Summer in the North is relief and relaxation with an ample mix of outdoor activities. But stepping inside for the Minnesota Museum of American Art's celebratory exhibition is well worth the break from sun and sand. The curators parsed the museum's collection to bring to light paintings,... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

Universe Games : 7:30 p.m. every Sun.

Every Sunday night, the funniest, weirdest, and, occasionally, the most confusing comedy show in town takes place at Universe Games. Created by local comedians Turner Barrowman and Collin Klug, Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase is a weekly rotation of sketch, characters, music, and standup comedy... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Comedy

War with the Newts

Park Square Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 30

Sandbox Theatre starts its 10th anniversary season as it makes its debut on Park Square's Boss Stage with a work inspired by Karel Capek's satirical 1930s novel. Capek, a Czech science-fiction author also credited with creating the term "robot," delves into humanity's desire to exploit any new... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater

International Pop

Walker Art Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 29

The post-war pop-art movement, as this exhibition vibrantly demonstrates, wasn't limited to the U.S. (primarily New York) and Europe (primarily London). Pop art went viral — to put its influence in contemporary terms – and intersected globally with such art movements as Nouveau... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Kris Lowe: The Back Story

Douglas Flanders & Associates : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until June 7

The nests of bald eagles can weigh up to two tons. After selecting the tallest tree in the area, eagles will combine sticks and other natural materials to make their home, adding grass, feathers, and moss over the years. Kris Lowe's new body of work parses the birds' immensely layered... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Art - Galleries, Arts

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

Artist-Designed Mini Golf

Walker Art Center : 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 7; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Sun. until September 7

Each summer, the Walker Art Center and show us that mini-golf and art is a perfect pairing. Once again, the museum is offering two nine-hole courses on its lawn next to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Holes range in design, and include cheeky takes on pieces found inside the... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Sports - Participatory, Art - Museums, Arts

Unforeseen Poetry and Art

Gallery One Tractorworks : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until June 18

Pairing poetry with visual art isn't new. But this initiative, curated by poet Morgan Grayce Willow and artist Marcia Soderman, looks for resonance between the two media. At "Unforeseen Poetry and Art," you can read Amy Nash's poem, which references "a bonfire in a liar's pit," view Linda... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

The Language Archive

Park Square Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 31; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 31

It's not that George, the intellectual central character of Julia Cho's The Language Archive, lacks a command of language. To the contrary, George is an adept linguist capable of conversing in dozens of languages. For all his academic fluency, however, George remains tongue-tied on any subject... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater

Happy Hour at Sushi Tango

Sushi Tango : 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed.; 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat.; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. every Sun.

Finding a happy hour on the weeknights is pretty easy, and even Sunday brunch can be cheap and boozy if you Google the right place. Saturday-afternoon happy hour, on the other hand, is a slightly rarer thing. Sushi Tango actually has one, and it happens during the desirable hours of noon to 6... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Barhopping

Colin Matthes: Instructional and Flood Resistant Work

Bockley Gallery : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until June 13

Worried about ecological disaster? Never fear: Milwaukee-based artist Colin Matthes has you covered with a series of works that offer helpful tips for survival. Drawing on language and imagery from motivational posters, advertising, and Boy Scout handbooks, Matthes's work provides guidance on... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

Weekly Happy Hour

Blackbird : 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.

Although many restaurants close over the years, few are forced to do so because of fire. This is what happened at Blackbird's original 50th and Bryant location in 2010. A benefit party and a new lease later, the pleasant little restaurant has flourished in its new digs at 38th and Nicollet. The... More >>

Kingfield Food and Drink, Barhopping

Star Trek: The Exhibition

Mall of America : Daily

May has been a spectacularly geeky month in the Twin Cities, with Wizard World Comic Con, Free Comic Book Day, SpringCon, and a sci-fi burlesque night from Toil & Trouble. Now, there's a Star Trek-themed show at the Mall of America. The exhibition opened about a week ago, and features a variety... More >>

Bloomington Arts, Art - Galleries

Murder By Death

Turf Club : 8:00 p.m. May 29

With a name suggesting Agatha Christie (and actually borrowed from a 1976 film spoofing the sleuth genre), there are genuine mysteries in Murder By Death’s dark, enigmatic ruminations and the Indiana quintet’s brooding, often melancholy blend of edgy rock, country and folk Americana... More >>

Macalester/Groveland Music


The Waiting Room : Every Fri., Sat. until July 11

For "RetroVertigo," the Waiting Room's latest exhibition, five artists have created a wild collection of pieces exploring history, from personal to collective. Along the way there will be bits of pop culture and references to art movements, with works ranging in approach from Roman sculpture to... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Art - Galleries, Arts

Keep Calm and Carry On: WWII Films from the Home Front

Heights Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Thu. until June 18

War films have a long history of dramatizing global conflicts, usually while immersed in the life-and-death arena of the battlefield. The toll of war is felt far beyond the trenches, of course, as documented by Keep Calm and Carry On: Films from the Homefront. Screening at the Heights Theater,... More >>

Columbia Heights Film, Arts

El Willy's Vive! Open Mic Comedy

Willy's : 10:00 p.m. every Sun.

There's a chance to slip in one more comedy show before the end of the week every Sunday at El Willy's Vive! Not only is this your last opportunity to catch a laugh before the start of the work week, it's also one of the metro's quirkiest open mics. Host Corey Adam has a wrestling promoter's... More >>

Coon Rapids Open Mic, Comedy

Minnesota's Greatest Generation: the Depression, the War, the Boom

Minnesota History Center : 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue.; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun.

If the hardest of minerals can only be created under the most extreme of pressure, perhaps our Greatest Generation could only be forged in the toughest of times. In a project that the National Endowment for the Humanities suggested "may establish a model for history museums throughout the... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Promiscuous Hostility Standup Showcase

Brave New Workshop Downtown Stage : 8:00 p.m. fourth Thu. of every month

One of Minneapolis's funniest and most iconic venues is breaking back into the standup game. Brave New Workshop, which has been a launching pad for comedians like Louie Anderson and Al Franken, will give the next generation of standups the chance to showcase their talents each and every month... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Comedy

Seasons in the Abyss

CO Exhibitions : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until June 24

This Sunday, hip-hop festival Soundset will be taking over Canterbury Park in Shakopee. While the event is primarily known as a music showcase, daylong festivities also include live graffiti mural creations and other visual art. Before the show, CO Exhibitions will be hosting a gallery... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Art - Galleries, Arts
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