In honor of the ballroom’s 90th(!) anniversary, the historic venue–an impressive honeycomb-patterend dome that boasts an unusually comfortable dance floor and was built without the use of electricity–is celebrating with an evening of the best in local americana, folk, roots and country. Beloved brother duo the Cactus Blossoms headline, joined

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

An Opera Theatre proves opera isn’t a drag at all—and drag can hit the high notes, too. WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN  When you think spectacle, storytelling, and strong identity when it comes to defining or describing arts disciplines, you may think of opera. Or you might think of drag. But

MSP Film and the Bicycle Film Festival present the North American debut of The Engine Inside. The film focuses on six people around the world from different backgrounds and their challenges as they embrace cycling to better the world. Topics tackled include not only personal wellbeing but that of the

You’ve heard of Weezer before, right? They’re kind of a big deal. Even if you’re a purist with no love for post-Pinkerton material, promotional material for the tour promises hits from all eras. They’ll be joined by equally lauded indie stars Modest Mouse and up-and-comers Momma. Don’t miss the boat!

Songwriter James McMurtry rolls into town at the Turf Club tonight. Fans of literate, Americana with a little grit will be right at home with McMurtry’s tunes, including those from 2021’s The Horses and the Hounds. Characteristically character-driven, the album finds McMurtry in fine form once again. Like fellow Texas

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

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

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,

Seeking a Fitzgerald-era St. Paul spot? Look no further. The corner of Selby and Western is the king of all patios and the best place to get a taste of old-school St. Paul high society. For a special occasion—which, really, can be any occasion—hang, W.A. Frost’s Garden Patio is one of the