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+

Local cartoonist/singer-songwriter Matt Latterell debuts his new animated sitcom Hamby. Born out of his popular Instagram series, “Ted Cruz From Memory,” in which Laterell drew the sad-sack senator on a series of Post-It Notes, the premiere of the new series will include a night of “laughter and songs” with friends

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

Cuban conga superstar Yolanda ‘Yuya’ Rodriguez joins Charanga Tropical for a special concert repertoire at Crooners. Rodriguez recently was awarded the highest award at the Festival of Tambor as Cuba’s best young percussionist, making this one-night pairing hot as a Havana night. THURS 7/27, 8 PM, $25-$35, All Ages

I’m Gagging.Yeah, sorry, I have to tell the whole world about it. WORDS BY MARY LUCIA It doesn’t happen often, but when I throw up, it’s a big deal. You may be thinking “Looch, is the creative well that dry? Please don’t write an entire column about heaving.” Well, if

Led by Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall, Sarah Hicks, the Music & Healing event will showcase the world premiere of Serenity by Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute alumnus Molly Joyce. The piece was inspired by audience responses to their experience managing anxiety and striving for inner peace. Singer-songwriter Chastity

Making art in Minneapolis-St. Paul happens in the shadow of Prince. DISPATCH encourages everyone to grapple with the Purple One’s output, especially his later work. WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN + TAYLOR CARIK Many discussions rage through the offices of DISPATCH: What is Minneapolis-St.Paul as an arts outpost? What’s important to

An inside look at the upcoming Theater Mu production, The Kung Fu Zombies Saga: Shaman Warrior & Cannibals WORDS BY ISABELLE WATTENBERG When you think saga, what comes to mind? Adventure, beauty, tragedy, acts of love, acts of betrayal, beauty, and spirituality? How about some zombies? If your answer was

There’s a twangy trio of artists tonight to celebrate Molly Brandt’s debut full-length, Surrender to the Night. Brandt and her crack band have been releasing singles and blanketing Twin Cities stages for the last couple of years, collecting tunes in an anticipated debut. Joining the fun are the Velvets-tinged Americana