It’s been seven years since Prince Rogers Nelson left us and the significance of that number in his life and career are not lost on the Twin Cities. For what would have been his 65th birthday, DISPATCH has a roundup of seven notable parties, remembrances, and tributes to the Purple

Surly Girly kicks off their June residency at Mortimer’s with a stunner of a bill. Every Wednesday this month, the band presents “It Smells QUEER in Here” with special guests each week. Tonight includes Crush Scene, Mary Jam, and Cannabis Kiss. WED 6/7, 8 PM, $7, 21+

An all local mid-week bill at the Turf is headlined Dark Bunny, supporting their self-titled full length from last year. Parachutes will be offering up tunes from their just released Wicker Chairs EP, and Harlow has been a busy band of late, with a handful of singles and an EP

Just off the west side of the Lake Street bridge and River Road is one of the best and most scenic patios in the neighborhood that bears its name. The Longfellow Grill has a large space for drinks and keeps long hours seven days a week. Perfect for a summer

Kids and teens can come to Tower Games to join a month-long Dungeons & Dragons campaign, led by “the inestimable Tony.” Call or email at their site to sign up. Players must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (who are welcome to play along!). TUES 6/6, 6 PM, $5,

MetroNOME Brewery hosts three local jazz legends tonight downstairs in Fingal’s Cave, a performance space inspired by a famous Scottish cave bearing that name that was known as “the cave of melody.” RED PLANET is comprised of Dean Magraw (guitar), Chris Bates (bass), and Jay Epstein (drums) and has been

Sparta comes to the Fine Line tonight on their tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Wiretap Scars, which came together in the wake of At The Drive In’s breakup. They’ll also be supporting last year’s self-titled album with help from openers Geoff Rickly (of Thursday) and

Minnesota Book Award winner Mary Logue settles in for a reading from her new novel The Big Sugar tonight at Next Chapter. The book is the second in her series of Brigid Reardon mysteries, set in the American West in the late 1800s, and was inspired by the true story

Each month at The Market at Malcolm Yards, a local bartender is paired with a local person of note to create a craft cocktail for that month, as well as raise money for a charity of their choice. This month’s Pride Edition brings Dan Oskey behind the bar along with

The drag revue POWER celebrates two years tonight at Black Hart. The evening will feature performances from The Snack of the Cities, Lala Luzious, Chandra Armani, Betty Bang, Keke Boudreux, Michelle Cassadine, and special guest Monica West. FRI 6/2, 10 PM, $7, 21+