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Strumply Peter

Open Eye Figure Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 25; 4:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 25; 5:00 p.m. every Thu. from September 25 until September 25

This weekend, Open Eye Figure Theatre brings back Strumply Peter, its toy-opera hit from earlier this year, created by Michael Sommers in collaboration with writer Josef Evans and composer Eric Jensen. Based on a series of 19th century cautionary poems for children by German physician Heinrich... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

Dream Arcade

Light Grey Art Lab : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 3

Light Grey Art Lab's latest exhibition isn't your average group show of pleasing artwork. "Dream Arcade" is completely interactive. For the project, 30 artists from around the world came together to design graphics and animations to be used in a 30-level platform video game. Along the way,... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

Alien Invasion! (Films From Another World)

Pioneers And Soldiers Memorial Cemetery : 7:00 p.m. September 24; 7:00 p.m. October 8

The question of whether life exists beyond our solar system has been answered in cinema by an array of alien visitors. Some are friendly, while many are hostile. Three memorable examples of the latter can be viewed during the autumn outdoor screening series Alien Invasion! (Films From Another... More >>

Powderhorn Halloween, Film, Festivals, Arts


Triple Rock Social Club : 8:00 p.m. September 16

Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman Tobacco, also known as Tom Fec, already had an arsenal of weirdnesses going for him in his primary group. As a solo artist, he's even weirder. He approximates instrumental hip-hop more than anything, but remains tough to categorize thanks to all the harsh synth... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music


Rosalux Gallery : Every Sat., Sun. until September 28

A five-week stay in French Polynesia inspired Melissa Loop's new paintings. They're lush, elegant works in which the smells, textures, and sensations seemingly exude from the paint. Conversely, Terrence Payne's oil pastels on paper merge icon, image, and text to upend expectations. Where... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries

Eric Church

Target Center : 7:00 p.m. September 16

North Carolina-born country superstar Eric Church is the rare artist who has won the praises of both the country faithful and the country-averse, trusting his arena rock power moves and spiraling song structures to go over well with both parties. They have. In fact, it's been enough to get him... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Sena Ehrhardt (CD release)

Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown : 9:00 p.m. September 19

Southern Minnesota native Sena Ehrhardt has made quite a name for herself on the national blues circuit, garnering glowing reviews and wowing audiences with fiery performances. This Dave's show will mark the release of Live My Life, her third album for the San Francisco blues label Blind Pig.... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Music

Sir Michael Rocks

Mill City Nights : 8:30 p.m. September 20

Both members of the Golden Age-inspired hip-hop duo the Cool Kids released their first solo albums this year. Chuck Inglish worked with Incubus's Mike Einziger to concoct a summer album with loads of live instrumentation on Convertibles, but Sir Michael Rocks was more content with tracks... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Middle Brother

The Southern Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 28; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 28

Inspired by his own background as a Korean adoptee, veteran performer Eric Sharp ponders the elusive nature of identity with Middle Brother. Marking Sharp's debut as a playwright, Middle Brother was developed through the Mu Performing Arts/Jerome Foundation New Performance Program, and has been... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

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

The Death Comedy Jam

Grumpy's Bar & Grill : 9:30 p.m. every Wed.

If you've ever considered writing some jokes and giving standup comedy a try, know this: That first time is gonna be brutal. That being the case, you might as well test your mettle in the most brutal setting possible, which in Minneapolis means hitting up the Death Comedy Jam at the downtown... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Open Mic, Comedy

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

Sexy Laundry

Park Square Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 28; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 28

This insightful comedy from Canadian playwright Michele Riml, receiving its area premiere courtesy of Park Square Theatre, humorously depicts the fumbling efforts of a long-married couple to awaken a comatose sense of passion. Equipped with a copy of Sex for Dummies, Henry and Alice check into... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater

Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet

Guthrie Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 5; 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 5

Pillsbury House and Mount Curve's trilogy started in 2011 with the production of In the Red and Brown Water and continued in 2012 with The Brothers Size. Marcus completes Tarell Alvin McCraney's Brother/Sister Plays, a stunning series of works that follow several generations of life in a small... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

What Was The Question

David Petersen Gallery : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 4

This group exhibition of New York-based artists Joshua Abelow, Sadie Laska, MacGregor Harp, and Adrianne Rubenstein brings a batch of renegade talent to the Twin Cities. Harp's graphic-design background gives his work a comic-book feel at times, when it's not morphing into something more... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Jungle Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until October 19; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 19; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until October 19

The campy Mystery of Irma Vep is a chance for a pair of actors to really show what they are made of. These two must be ready to play a bevy of characters, sometimes shifting within seconds from one role to the next. The Jungle found success with the show in 2010, featuring the high-energy... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

thinking making living

Katherine E. Nash Gallery : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until December 13

In the past decade, the Twin Cities has become especially fertile ground for socially engaged art and its practitioners. Think Rebecca Krinke, Kate Casanova, Marcus Young, and Amanda Lovelee, for starters. Or how about the women of Low Tech High Joy (Karen Kasel, Marlaine Cox), and the team... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

Cornbread Harris

Loring Pasta Bar : 6:00 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

Global Roots Festival

The Cedar Cultural Center : 7:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed. until September 17

The Cedar's annual Global Roots Festival helps kick off the fall season with sounds from far-flung spots, stretched across three days and all for free. Monday's headliner is La Yegros (pictured), a.k.a. Mariana Yegros, a Buenos Aires singer-songwriter currently based in France. The group's... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music, Festivals


Clubhouse Jager : 10:00 p.m. every Wed. until September 17

"Retro" is a tricky niche to slot a dance night into. Usually you've got to find yourself an era and a genre, hew towards the hits, and maybe garnish it with an outsized wink, a double-pistol-point and a smirking acknowledgement that you think the past is, well, kinda goofy. But Transmission... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music


Nomad World Pub : 9:00 p.m. third Sat. of every month

1971's "Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)" was one of several immortal singles from James Brown's early '70s run of heavy, J.B.'s-era classics. The same funk factory cranked out Vicki Anderson's saucy "I'm Too Tough for Mr. Big Stuff (Hot Pants)" the same year, and... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

The Bungalow

The Record Room : 10:00 p.m. every Thu.

Friday night gets all the love, Wednesday night has its nudge-wink "hump day" cachet and everyone hates Mondays so much that there's no choice but to go out and wash that start-of-the-week ennui away. But what about Thursday, the day of the week where people are most likely to put... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

King Arthur

Carleton College Farm House : 4:00 p.m. September 20

August and September mean the harvest of garden goodies for many Minnesotans — and the return of the Picnic Operetta for fans of theater and culinary experiences. This year, the folks at Mixed Precipitation tackle Henry Purcell's Arthur in community gardens around the Twin Cities area.... More >>

Outstate Theater

King Arthur

Muriel Sahlin Arboretum, : 4:00 p.m. September 21

August and September mean the harvest of garden goodies for many Minnesotans — and the return of the Picnic Operetta for fans of theater and culinary experiences. This year, the folks at Mixed Precipitation tackle Henry Purcell's Arthur in community gardens around the Twin Cities area.... More >>

Roseville Theater

20 for 20: Celebrating Textile Center's 20th Birthday

Textile Center : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 25

In 1994, a group of textile artists and patrons founded the Textile Center with the goal of preserving techniques, showcasing talent, and sharing resources. Twenty years later, the organization is flourishing. Each year, the center hosts workshops and classes, super popular sales where guests... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries
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