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+

Minnesota country legend Sherwin Linton celebrates his 84th birthday at Crooners by paying tribute to one of his great friends, The Man In Black. Though he is careful to make the distinction between buddies (see 1971’s Hello, I’m Not Johnny Cash), Linton is certainly on this state’s Mount Rushmore of

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

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

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Frogtown Radio, and Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project present the Saint Paul Getdown, to showcase some of the best young hip-hop artists in town. The event in Mears Park will see performances from GoldiLock, KashTripleSix, Skippy Stone, HtheDreamer, and Enzy Rose. WED 7/26, 5 PM,

A little terrier named Max (voiced by Patton Oswalt) gets a little neurotic and protective when a new human child enters the picture. After a trip to the doggie shrink, Max and his family visit a farm where he encounters an intimidating sheepdog named Rooster (voiced by Harrison Ford in

Des Rocs brings his bombastic, vintage rock n’ roll stage show to town on the “Never Ending Moment” Tour. With King Falcon. TUES 7/25, 8 PM, $16-$20, 21+

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

They represent no coast, but they do represent the 651. Heiruspecs has been Minnesota’s live band hip-hop stalwarts for over 25 years strong. Their newest album, the meme-mined Pretty Random But What Happened to the Heiruspecs, shows the group still in positions of strength, delivering beats and rhymes that have