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Get Cryphy!

The Record Room : 10:00 p.m. first Fri. of every month

We may be a few years past the point where crunk and hyphy are the hot-trend hip hop subgenres, but First Ave's recurring "Get Cryphy!" night isn't just a matter of trying to find new life in a couple aging styles by portmanteauing them together. Jimmy2Times¬, Plain Ole Bill, DJ Fundo and... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Body and Machine: An Exhibition of Kinetic and Interactive Art

Northrup King Studios : Daily from March 7 until March 22

New arts organization Make It Move, co-founded by Jack Pavlik and Peng Wu, is dedicated to exhibiting and promoting kinetic and interactive arts. This month, the group is hosting its first exhibition at the Northrup King Building. A juried show, "Body and Machine," features over two dozen... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries


Mixed Blood Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until March 22; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 22

The increasing understanding and acceptance of gender fluidity isn't just good for people, it's good for art — especially art that isn't afraid to tweak the noses of the liberal folks who support it. Taylor Mac's drag performances and identity-probing plays have earned him accolades... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater, LGBT Events

Bondage A-Go-Go

Ground Zero : 10:00 p.m. every Sat.

While there are usually a handful of burlesque shows happening on any given weekend, and Sex World is open 24 hours a day, Bondage A-Go-Go is still one of the most enduring nights dedicated to kinks and sexy subcultures. The crowd can vary depending on the season and the evening, but generally... More >>

University Barhopping, Adult

Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern

Textile Center : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from March 6 until May 16

For "Creepy Crawly" at the Textile Center, artist Jennifer Angus has pinned thousands of insects to the walls of the gallery. The results are incredibly complex and beautiful — and also a little icky if you're bug-averse. With the thousands of critters, responsibly farmed or collected... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night

The Corner Bar : 10:00 p.m. every Fri.

In 2009, a quirk of the Minneapolis liquor code that required special licensing to perform standup comedy temporarily put a halt to the Comedy Corner Underground's Friday night open mic and threatened other comedy shows around town. After local comedians worked with the city government to amend... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Open Mic, Comedy

Tweedy/The Minus 5

First Avenue : 7:00 p.m. March 8

Tweedy's double album, Sukierae, is indelibly tied to family. The chief Tweedy is Wilco's Jeff, who does nearly everything on the album and wrote all 20 songs, linked in various degrees to his wife Sue's battle with lymphoma. The title is her nickname. Playing drums is their 18-year-old son... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

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

Alec Soth: Songbook

Weinstein Gallery : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 4

Alec Soth's haunting portraits and landscapes tell stories and capture personal moments. He has explored the lives of the disenfranchised, the adventurous, and even the middle of the road in ways that are equally compelling. For "Songbook," his latest collection of images, he set out to various... More >>

Kingfield Arts, Art - Galleries

Paul Morrissey

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy : 7:30 p.m. daily until March 6; 9:45 p.m. March 6; 9:30 p.m. March 7; 7:00 p.m. daily from March 7 until March 8

Comedian Paul Morrissey is from a certain generation of comics who feel that you're not really a standup comedian until you've been on David Letterman's show. "As much as people say they don't watch TV, that's still an important show," he says. "My parents' friends will say to me, 'Oh yeah, I... More >>

Bloomington Comedy

Eifman Ballet

Northrop Auditorium : 7:30 p.m. daily from April 28 until April 29

Tickets and more info here. More >>

University Dance

Promiscuous Hostility Standup Showcase

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

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

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Open Book : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until March 8; 4:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 8

Time has proven that Ten Thousand Things, the theater group renowned for using exceptionally honed productions to reach nontraditional audiences, has a knack for stripping away bombast to rediscover core themes. Quite often the results are revelatory, as was the case 15 years ago when TTT... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Vegas Lounge Karaoke

Vegas Lounge : 9:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.

If you were to guess the vibe of the Vegas Lounge based solely on the name, you might expect to find a bar with a retro "Rat Pack" style. But you would be wrong. This is not what you will actually find at the Vegas Lounge in Northeast, though, oddly enough, one night I did see a dead ringer for... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Barhopping

Are You Local? 2015

First Avenue : 7:00 p.m. March 6

The sixth annual Are You Local? quest to find a hot Minnesota act has yielded four finalists: Baby Shel, Sam Cassidy, Moon & Pollution, and the Stress of Her Regard. Yelawolf fans will link up with quick-tongued rapper Baby Shel from Red Lake (up near Bemidji). Shel's machine gun skills are all... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Nothing is Something

Open Eye Figure Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until March 8; 4:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 8

Open Eye Figure Theatre often invites its audiences to head down the rabbit hole. The tiny but innovative theater often merges puppetry, performance art, music, comedy, and drama into sometimes perplexing but also rich and satisfying works. All of that should be on display in Nothing Is... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

Design Cycles: A Bike Show

Goldstein Museum of Design : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 10

Biking here is on the rise. The Twin Cities have not only created a nationally recognized bicycling infrastructure, and are among the top 10 cycling cities in the U.S., but we're also leaders in bike innovations and technology. The Goldstein Museum of Design's new exhibition celebrates this... More >>

Como Cycling, Arts, Art - Museums

REVOLUTION NOW: Portraits of Contemporary Female

Gamut Gallery : 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Thu., Sat. until March 21; 3:00 p.m. March 8

Printmakers Ash Marlene Hane and Angela Sprunger have selected a baker's dozen of artists to create print works that feature a woman who – to them – represents revolution. The resulting exhibition of politicized portraiture aims to introduce viewers to women around the world who are... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

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

Romeo and Juliet

Park Square Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until March 8; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 8

Considering the innumerable times Romeo and Juliet has been revived on Twin Cities stages in recent years, audiences might wonder how many more tears can be shed over Shakespeare's tragedy of all-consuming love. However, just as virtuoso musicians can develop strikingly original arrangements... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater


Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until March 21

The sudden closure of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul in 2013 caused significant reverberations throughout the arts community, its loss felt acutely by staff, faculty, students, and alumni alike. But CVA's spirit lives on in all of those whose lives it touched, and in the work they've... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Art - Galleries, Arts

Someone Else’s Story

Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel : Daily until April 26

The work of four artists will be featured in Burnet Gallery's latest group show, "Someone Else's Story." Sonja Peterson's intricate paper cut-outs and plant-shaped sculptures speak to the beauty of nature, and remind us to be gentle with our planet's delicate ecosystem. Teo Nguyen's landscapes... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life

Target Center : 8:00 p.m. March 29

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Martha Graham Dance Company

Northrop Auditorium : 8:00 p.m. daily from April 10 until April 11

University Dance

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Guthrie Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until March 29; 1:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until March 29; 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 29

Two decades ago, Joe Dowling announced his entrance as the head of the Guthrie Theater with a dazzling re-imagining of Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy. As his tenure comes to a close, Dowling will revisit the work for a second time (it was also remounted 10 years ago). Things have changed... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Valentine's Day, Theater
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