Uptown arcade, Up-Down, recently put the finishing touches on their newly built rooftop and will open it up with a bang. In conjunction with Bauhaus, their monthly Nintendo 64 tournament will once again feature Super Smash Brothers. The tourney starts at 6PM sharp and will be double elimination. The three stages used will be: DK Jungle, Kirby’s Dreamland, and Peach’s Castle. Click the link below for more information and good luck if you decide to enter.
This Saturday, the homegirl Aimee will bring here collection of gently used vintage & contemporary clothing pieces and accessories to Eat Street’s B. Resale. The pop up shop will run a short amount of time, but available items will most likely be 1 of 1, so if you don’t want to miss out you should show up early. Mixie D will hold down the sounds and Glam Doll Donuts is right next door for your coffee/hunger needs; click the link below for more info.
Location: 1521 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 16th // 2PM-8PM
The good people from Piff Minneapolis will host their 2nd annual fall festival at their flagship location in Minneapolis’ Como neighborhood. The store is arguably the freshest in the Twin Cities purveying in rare Jordan’s, Nike SB Dunks, Supreme, and other coveted brands. Their fall festival has a healthy lineup of live music including sets from DJ Keezy, Shrimpnose, DJ D-Mil, and DJ Smoove among others. This event is all ages friendly, but will also feature a beer tent ($5) for those of age who come thirsty. Click the link below for more info and make sure to get their early before the shelves start to empty.
Location: 755 Prior Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, September 14th // 9PM-11PM
The good people from Can Can Wonderland will be throwing their weekly “Yes We Can Can” variety show next Thursday. The event is being billed as “a wild ride along the rocky edge of art and entertainment! 6-8 curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven together through music and song.” This night will feature performances from Kalliah and the Black Water and local celebrity host MC Foxy Tann, the Boss of Burlesque. These are FREE to those who are 21 and older, click the link below for more information.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul When: Thursday, August 24th- Monday, September 4th (Memorial Day)
The Minnesota State Fair is underway, this year’s offerings of live entertainment and new foods will not disappoint. Among the many smaller stages throughout the fairgrounds, the Grandstand will feature headliners like Nickelback, Stevie Nicks, Usher, Jim Gaffigan, Phantogram, and Toby Keith on any given night. Sure there will be the classics like Sweet Martha’s cookies, turkey legs, and just about everything on a stick, but you’d be a fool to overlook the newcomers. Some of which include, Dino’s Gyro’s “Honey Puffs,” balls of fried dough dipped in sweet syrup and tossed in cinnamon and sugar, Giggles’ Campfire Grill’s “Duck Bacon Wontons,” or Snack House’s “Memphis Totchos,” sliced banana and sautéed bacon over tater tots, topped with peanut sauce. Grandstand tickets are sold separately, but you can buy general admission tickets in advance for $11 ($14 @ gate). If you’re serious about trying as many new foods as possible, click the link below for a complete list of 2017’s new eats and a map marking their locations.
Location: 726 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Saturday, August 12th // 3PM-7PM
This Saturday, the homies from No Flashy Shit will be joining forces with AK Collective, Shepherd Goods & Lamb Chops, and Marena for a pop-up shop. The event will showcase clothing, jewelry and artwork, and we’re sure you’ll see a few exclusive items available. The pop-up is free and is kid friendly, click the link below to check out No Flashy Shit’s official website and a few recaps of previous pop-ups.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, July 29th @ 9PM
This weekend is looking like yet another one filled with a bunch of good live music. Lyric Marid & Rich Garvey will bring “The Network” to the Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis’ West Bank neighborhood. The event features a solid lineup of heavy hitters including GainesFM, Rich Garvey, Lyric Marid, Solostar, Piloto Williams, and comedian John X. DJ Cam Jones and DJ Low will hold down the 1s & 2s for the evening, while Devon Reason takes care of the hosting duties. This is just the 1st of more to come, The Network will strive to be an event dictated by the artists and the people of the Twin Cities. This one is 21+ and the door is only $10, but if you repost this with the hashtag #TheNetwork the door is half off. Click the link below for more information.
Location: 913 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, July 28th @ 8PM
Brooklyn born, ATL bred rapper/singer Nessly will be live at The Cabooze this Friday. He broke out in a major way in 2016 with his Solo Boy Band EP and has continued his upward trajectory in 2017 with a slew of bangers via Soundcloud, most notably “Falling Down.” The event will also feature opening performances from GainesFM, SPVCE, The Hooligans, and Student 1 among others. This one is 18+ and tickets can still be purchased in advance for $15 ($20 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 20 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Monday, July 10th @ 9PM
The people from Godspeed Music will kick off July at Honey with an event dubbed “Goosebumps.” The event features an eclectic group of artists including Babyghost, Chance York, Hard R, Juice Lord, and Young Reason, as well as artwork by Mixie. Honey continues to provide the perfect setting for a dope night of music and the energy should be high on this particular evening. The event is 21+ to enter and the door is only $5, mark your calendars and keep it locked for more updates.
The homie DJ Low will be back at the Viking Bar tonight for a dance party that should have the West Bank rockin’. The evening features a solid lineup of DJs/producers including BabyGhost, Alejandra, Wicker and a few special guests. The Viking Bar is always a good time and they serve some of the best bar grub in town. This one is 21+ and the door is $3 all night for women, but $6 after 11pm for guys, click the link below for more information.