Papa Shalita and Friends11:15 AM-1 PMPapa Shalita and Friends bringtheir signature African beats to theMinneapolis streets. Skarlett Woods1:15 PM-2:15 PM Often known for her way of entwining mesmerizing vocal passages with a seven-string guitar groove far advanced beyond your average singer/songwriter, Skarlett Woods brings both folk and West CoastJazz to

Big Boi (from OutKast)You have to possess real star power to leave the group you got famous with and remain wildly successful. Big Boi, one half of hip-hop powerhouse Outkast, met Andre 3000 when they were both teenagers in Atlanta, Georgia. Their six albums are diverse, funky, and inventive, and

Artistic alchemy spins silence and sorrow into strength. WORDS BY CHLOE GALLAGHER  • • • Two Minneapolis exhibitions debuting this month are examining hard truths through mediums whose perceived delicacy bely a profound narrative power. In Paper is People: Decolonizing Global Paper Cultures, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts asks

WORDS BY ISABELLE WATTENBERG  • • • The CANDY BOX Dance Festival, presented by ARENA DANCES, celebrates the vast diversity and imaginativeness of dance—think of it like a Whitman’s Sampler of dance. The event features a week of master classes, and performances by eight dancers representing a variety of experience

Senate District 56 Senator Lindsey Port is shepherding a key piece of legislation to ‘Legalize It.’  WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN  • • •  When South Dakota-born Minnesota State Senator Lindsey Port (DFL) lost her election for a House seat in 2016, her first reaction was to build a coalition—of other

Carmen Maria Machado, author of the short story collection Her Body and Other Parties and the multi-genre (literally—each chapter is a different genre) memoir In the Dream House, among other works, will present a reading and join in conversation at Minneapolis College with Write Like Us mentor Taiwana Shambley. With

Dead History are a rock band from Minneapolis whose sound is a blend of post-hardcore, emo, shoegaze, and space rock that “pays homage to the fuzzy comfort of Swervedriver and Quicksand” [Paste Magazine] while often drifting into “atmospheric Hum-gaze territory” [BrooklynVegan]. The band’s family tree includes the likes of Picturesque,

Another great installment of Punk Mondays at Memory Lanes. Clidesfeld Splimit Baumgardner Balloon Race MON 4/24, 8 PM. $5.

For those who were waiting and praying for a new full Meg Myers album after five years of occasional singles and EPs, this show is for you. After releasing her latest album TZIA earlier this year, Myers is back on tour and headlining the Fine Line. Like her previous work,

With practical effects galore—more like practical effects gore!—this week’s Cinema of the Macabre will turn your tummy with killer giant Canadian rats fed on steroid-laced corn that attack an entire town. Too gross? You’ll be able to tell the killers are actually Dachshunds in rat costumes, which makes the movie