CatVideoFest returns at MSP Film with another compilation reel of the best cats the internet has to offer! Mountains of submissions are trimmed down to this 75-minute cream-of-the-crop showing—plus 10% of the proceeds go to Feline Rescue, a cat shelter and adoption service. Also Sunday. SAT 7/29, 12 PM + 2

Formerly held at the now-closed Roseville location, the state’s biggest one-day Tiki/Surf party comes to the OG Grumpy’s in Northeast. Surf bands, vintage cars, tiki drinks, artists, and Polynesian Food all add up to a big kahuna kind of day. SAT 7/29, 1 PM, Free, 21+

DISPATCH offers up a six-pack of tried and true seasonal entertainment options to make the most of our all-too-short summer season.  Fourth of July always feels like a turning point of summer, but don’t fret—there’s still plenty of summertime left in Minneapolis-St.Paul! The trick is not to let indecision (“I

The next chapter in the hiss-tory of mixing tapes includes many Twin Cities record stores, vintage stores, and home stereos.  WORDS BY TAYLOR CARIK German rockers Scorpions released Love At First Sting in March of 1984, Madonna’s True Blue came out June of 1986, Janet Jackson went into seclusion at

Never doubt what a small group of committed citizens can do—like volunteer to put on the fourth annual Pride celebration in West St. Paul. The celebration—which features awe-inspiring circus acts, kids’ activities, dancing, yard games, a silent auction, and free food, has exponentially grown every year, becoming a legit draw.

What’s playing in your favorite haunts and restaurants? DISPATCH found out. WORDS BY MARTIN DEVANEY For many, an establishment’s in-house soundtrack is a sign that they’re in the right place. Essential to the joint’s vibe, the right songs can set a mood, add to an enjoyable experience, or have you

Local author and sidewalk tour guide Bill Lindeke hosts a bike tour tonight to highlight the noteworthy railyards of the Twin Cities. Launching at Insight Brewing, riders can expect about a two hour trip covering 15 miles along the way. THURS 6/29, 7 pm, Free, All Ages

KFAI’s Dixie Treichel on sharing queer stories of today, while bringing history to life. WORDS BY PATRICK STRAIT For the past 45 years, Fresh Fruit on KFAI radio has played host to many important conversations and interviews, including queer artists, LGBTQIA+ activists, and even visiting celebrities. And since 1998, Dixie

This Juneteenth celebration by The Anika Foundation goes all out: Community and scholarship awards, a celebration of 50 years of hip hop, a kids’ fun zone, food from the African Diaspora, performances, economic empowerment, and more, more, more! SAT 6/17, 12 PM, Free, All Ages