Thursday, October 27, 2011

Weekend What's What 10/27-10/31


Pop Inc's Boulevard of Broken Dreams + Chaplin's City Lights

@ Trylon Microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Ave S

6:45 & 8:45 p.m. / $8

Got a soft spot for silent slapstick? You're in luck. Pop Inc.'s latest creative contribution, the short Boulevard of Broken Dreams, follows a day in the life of Hollywood's longest running Chaplin impressionist, Pharaoh Kingsley--mooostash, cane, bowler and all. Filmed in Hollywood earlier this summer, the film's soundtrack includes songs from Charlie Mason (Miley Cyrus), Monte Moir (The Time), and Electro R&Bers Crush Songs Germany and features cameos from Weeds' Bryce Blais, Pretty Boys' Erin Muir and actor/author Boyan Deam. After the premiere, stick around for a screening of a Chaplin classic, City Lights. Complimentary popcorn goes to the first 20 reserved seats, so grab your tickets asap!

Click HERE for the Trylon site


Project Runway Screening (LAST EPISODE!)

@ Thom Pham's Wondrous Kitchen
511 Hennepin Ave

Doors at 7:30 p.m. (Show at 8 p.m.) / Free

Join l'etoile and Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen for the LAST EPISODE of Project Runway this Thursday in the Caterpillar Lounge (We suggest you get there by 7:30 to get a good seat and a pre-show sushi order in!). This season featured one of our very own: talented local designer Danielle Everine! Despite Danielle was (unjustly!) 'aufed half-way through, we'll still be there, sipping stylish drink specials (including the $6 special "Everine Fizz") and noshing upon Pham's delectable bar menu.

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A Spoooktesticular Dick Pic

@ Club Jager
923 Washington Ave

10 p.m. / 21+ / Free

Come down to Club Jag for a musical punch in the crotch tonight! The airhorn-blasting duo of Maggie Morrison and Machen Davis--otherwise known as DJ Dick Pic--will fill your ears with all the tit-illating tunage you can take. On top of all that, l’étoile music editor and saucy drink slinger The Bitchelor will be commanding the bar top until the sun rises (er, until the bar closes). Print off some scary dick pics to bring along and share, drink some dranx, and dance like a fool. Consider it Halloween weekend lube.

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Nightmare Fuel

@ The Lyric at Carleton Place
765 Hampden Ave S
St. Paul

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. / $12, $10 w/ 2011 Fringe button or student ID

Move over Cryptkeeper, the spooky-tongued storytellers of Nightmare Fuel may not have the “undead” unsightliness of Crypt K., but they're definitely primed with terrifying tales that will have you sleeping with the lights on for weeks. Led by local sci-fi king Rob Callahan, Rockstar Storyteller's Phillip Low and special guest Tim Uren, prepare for two evenings of the disturbingly twisted as only these maniacal literary minds could conjure. It's turns doubly ghoulishly good when paired next to the devilish beats of Byzantine Beatbox on Friday and the funky tunes of Mayda on Saturday. What's a Halloween without a few good nightmares?

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Strangers to Ourselves

@ The Future Presence Gallery
1126 NE 2nd Street

6 p.m. – 11 p.m. / Free

Remember when the Mad Hatter asked poor little Alice “How is a Raven like a Writing Desk?”. Well, we don’t know the answer (and neither do you) but you may find yourself contemplating equally heady and confounding questions after experiencing this mind-bending exhibit. In an exploration of how our pesky subconscious warps, distorts, and sometimes completely reinterprets the sensory world, artists Austin Swearengin and Derek Ernster prod us to question the limits of our own perceptions. Using simple explorations in modest materials the works question conventional notions of optics and the significance of objects in the artistic sphere. Taking its name from Timothy Wilson’s landmark work on the adaptive unconscious, the installations question how we can be sure that what we’re seeing is real. Or even more fundamentally, can we trust that we even know what "real" means? The exhibition will be open to the public for one night only so grab a Tall Boy and start contemplating the slippery nature of reality.

Co-sponsored by l'etoile

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The Monster Ball

@ Ballroom at 1940 Hennepin Ave
1940 Hennepin Ave

10 p.m. / 21+ / $5 with RSVP – $10 at door or w/o costume

The frightening minds behind Bomp and Get Cryphy try out some danceable hi-jinks at this pre-Halloween booty shaking masquerade ball. DJ’s Plain Ole Bill & Jimmy 2 Times, Wzz Wnshp, Shannon Blowtorch, The Moon Goons, and Jonathan Ackerman will do their damnedest to get you to dance yourself right out of that ratty Crayola Crayon costume you’re wearing for the third year in a row. It may be a while since you’ve hoofed it on a real hardwood dance floor, so make sure to pace yourself and don’t let the promised eerie visuals disorient you too much--that crayon tip makes you top heavy!

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The Goondas, The Book of Right On and The Miami Dolphins Halloween Show

@ Kitty Cat Klub
14th & 4th

9pm / 21+ / $5

With Halloween right around the corner, it is officially time to get spooky. Gather your costumed crew for a night jam packed with full-on musical mayhem. The Kitty Cat Klub has put together an all-star lineup of balls-out rock & roll starting with girl-punk newcomers the Miami Dolphins, followed by the smart, arty rock jams by Book of Right On, and everyone's favorite rowdy garage rockers the Goondas closing out the night for the perfect halloweekend kickoff!

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The Liz Tour Kickoff

@ Club Med
You know the spot
West Bank

10 p.m. / tbd

This Friday don't miss a chance to catch mesmerizingly noisy locals The Liz (featuring members of Sarah Johnson, Dots, Camden and Permvaykay) live and under the MPLS sky before they head out on tour. With guest performances from Chicago's aural assaulters, Bad Drugs, Wild Child and Lighted Joint Custody.

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Twin Cities Treasures: Party Crashers

@ Target Field
1 Twins Way

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (VIP doors at 6 p.m.) / $20 Party Crasher Tickets (or $200 at 6 p.m. / $500 VIP)

Do a little good and have a lot of fun this Saturday at Target Field! While the $500 VIP tix may be out of your price range, you can slide into this swanky affair after 9pm for a mere 20 bones. The event, Twin Cities Treasures, is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities--a worthy cause if there ever was one--and if you've yet to grace the epic Target Field, tonight's the night. No baseball here for you non-sports fans (we can relate), just a rockin' good time in the sprawling Legends Club featuring tunes spun by everyone's favorite DJ, Jake Rudh, visuals on the jumbotron by the cool kids of Playatta (yes, your face can be on the jumbotron via their famed video portal), art exhibitions, food, and drinks galore. Costumed guests are welcome, otherwise feel free to dress up to get down--we'll meet you there with bells on.

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Phantasmagoria 2

@ The Haunted Place of the Maharaja
2601 Sunset Blvd

8 p.m. – 1 a.m. / 21+/ $25 donation, $50 donation

Halloween only comes once a year, so don't settle for a humdrum house party. Hell hath no fury like “25 rooms of sinister Halloween fun.” This year's Rock the Cause presented ghoulish Phantasmagoria extravaganza promises to be even more elaborate than last year's bash with a labyrinth of Halloween-heavy entertainment and a choose-your-party-level twist. For an advance donation of $25, be seduced by the hedonistic delights of the Maharaja's place including complimentary libations and treats from August Schell's Brewing Company, Muddy Paws Cheesecake and Saint Croix Vineyards. For $50 donation, enter a mesmerizing haven of belly dancers, private bars, free appetizers, and a live set of “the hypnotic world music” from Mike Salovich and Marcus Wise. Last year's event sold out quickly, so get your tickets before they disappear. Costumes highly encouraged so dress to impress, allure or creepify.

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Scott Seekins X Familia Art Show

@ Familia Skateshop
2833 Hennepin Ave

7 – 9 p.m. / free

Tonight, don't miss the latest exhibition of works from MPLS' most notorious mustached man about town: Scott Seekins. We dare you to peep the walls of painting obscurities, without getting Pink Mink's ode “Seeking Scott Seekins” stuck in your head. After the show, head down to the Red Stag for a nightmarish 21+ Halloween dance party featuring drink specials, costume contests and mad prizes from Familia and the Red Stag. Bonus: We hear that former Familia honcho/current Etnies honcho, Tucker Gerrick is in town from Long Beach for the occasion--meaning, this party will definitely be off the chain. Yes, THE CHAIN.

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Menergy featuring Gigamesh’s EP Release

@ Kitty Cat Klub
313 14th Avenue
Southeast Minneapolis

10 p.m. / 21+/ $3 with RSVP $5 without

The Kitty Cat Klub is known for it’s soothing atmosphere, sexy lounge spots and old-school charm. But this Saturday, the Klub kicks it up a notch with the next rowdy installment of Menergy! Renowned producer and dance devotee, Gigamesh, proudly releases his long awaited EP. The night features music from Gigamesh himself, Bach to the Future and the Nightstalker, while unforgettable Bobby Kahn (of Freaky Deeky) plays host at this hometown Halloween haven. So dress up and head to Dinkytown, where a night of music, costumes, contests and cocktails awaits. The best costumes will receive a new Gigamesh EP, Anthem Heart merch and a $50 bar tab.

Click HERE to RSVP for reduced admission


Plain Ole Bill & Last Word’s 2nd Annual Halloween Bash

@ Honey
205 East Hennepin Ave.

8:30 p.m. / 21+/ $7

It’s officially: hip-hop Halloween hits Honey for round two this Saturday. Plain Ole Bill & Last Word once again team up on the turntables to bust some bangin’ beats for your Halloween pleasure. Delve into the night with DJ B-Rock, who will be joining in the fun alongside rap mamacita La Manchita who will charm you on hosting duties. Arrive early for free punch from 9-10 p.m and expect other horrifyingly cool surprises throughout the night.

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Attitude City Presents: A Clubhouse of Horrors

@ Clubhouse Jäger
923 Washington Ave N

8:30 p.m. / 21+/ Free

Holy Halloween heaven, Clubhouse Jäger is going all out! It is a night of epic proportions and it begins with Attitude City's own Jeff Dubois and funky beatmeister King Otto as they mix, master, spook and spin y’all silly. Are these fellas hip-hop heroes or just plain old vinyl vets? Or maybe a little bit of both? Expect the best R n' B, rap, hip-hop, ‘80s, boogie and more, (all on real vinyl). To set the monster mood, Club Jager will screen classic horror movies all night long. Dress up and enter in the costume contest--the best costume/best couple or group will each win a $25 bar tab. And if you're wondering what the future may hold, try your time with the tarot reader and professional palmist in the back room. Drink specials include $3.50 Tiger Lagers and $5 Sobieski Vodka Drinks, all night long. Scary awesome!

Co-sponsored by l'etoile

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Gods and Monsters Part III: The Resurrection

@ Cult Status Gallery
2913 Harriet Ave S

8 p.m. to Midnight / Free

Craving some classic horror F.W. Murnau-style this Halloween? Or perhaps you're more of a Dario Argento aficionado? Whether you prefer to let the creeps slowly build up your spine or you’d like to see that spine gruesomely removed from a writhing starlet, this show is sure to have something that tickles your aesthetic fancy. Featuring works by more than 45 artists inspired by influential films in the horror genre, Cult Status Gallery will bleed with diabolical delights. The pieces in this third annual exhibit appear to run the gamut from slightly macabre toward somewhat more sanguine and on into some out and out gore. Try not to scream too loudly, lest you wake the art ghouls!

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Hot Roxx Halloween Hoedown Hextravaganza

@ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S

9 p.m. / No Cover

Calling all you Rhinestone Cowboys and Coal Miner's Daughters: You've been looking for a place to rock those studded snakeskin boots and your embroidered polyester suit, and this here's the spot! This year's alliterative bash collects members from some of the TC's most buzzworthy bands – Night Moves, Pink Mink, The Red Flags, Vampire Hands, ELnO, and more – into 4 super-groups to scare up modern interpretations of County Gold standards. You're sure to hear some AM radio stalwarts, and if you're lucky, a stray Conway Twitty tune may even sneak in (we love us some 'Hello Darlin'). Between sets the Hot Roxx DJ's will be spinning a tempest of twangy tunes to keep your boots a'tapping. Prizes will be awarded for the most impressive county kits, so pile on the turquoise and tease that hair all the way up to Jesus!

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Triple Rock Halloween Tribute Show

@ Triple Rock
629 Cedar Ave

8 p.m. / 21+ / $10

When rock returns from the dead, it can be a pretty scary sight. Cobwebs in over-teased hair, maggot-infested guitar strings and do you have any idea what embalming fluid does to a leather jacket? Well, luckily the former rock gods taking the Triple Rock stage tonight aren't the real deal, instead our fiendish local musicians will be conjuring up the spirits and badassedness of these legends for another epic installment of the T-Rock's Halloween Tribute Show. Witness live channeling performances from My Names is Jonas (featuring members of Al Church & State/Torch the Spires and Quincy Punx as Weezer), The Badhearts (featuring members of The Hostages/Pink Mink/Red Means Fire as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) The Monster Squad as Anthrax, Kumquat as the Sex Pistols and The Living Clintons (featuring members of Max Ether as the Dead Kennedys). Past costume contests have ranged from the obscurely specific - “Best Representation of a Forgotten 80's Era David Bowie Album Cover” to “Cutest Couple,” so put a little effort into your costume and definitely go for the extravagant. Just don't stab yourself on anyone's decade rusty safety pins; the Triple Rock won't reimburse you for a tetanus shot.

Click HERE for the Triple Rock site

Editor in Chief: Kate Iverson // Contributors: Juleana Enright, Kate Iverson, Robyn Lewis, Jahna Peloquin, Stefani Arden, Anthony Enright

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