Monday, March 20

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At Icehouse, Monday Night Jazz with Abinnet Berhanu and Yonathan Bekure Group. Starts at 8 p.m.

The Girl Scouts are selling cookies at Be@ Axon Green Apartments, 3144 Chowden Ave S, from 5 -7 p.m. and Fire & Nice from 6 - 8 p.m. (swing by and play Bingo from 7 -  9 p.m., too.).

Hennepin County is holding an open house about the Franklin Ave. street reconstruction. The open house will be held at Plymouth Church at 1900 Nicollet Ave from 4 -7 p.m. Swing by anytime. Tacos from Centro will be provided.  


Autotune karaoke at Mortimer’s, every week. Free, starts at 9 p.m. Lizzo showed up here after her show here at the Xcel Center. That’s cool that I just went home after the show.

Uproar Comedy Open Mic at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. 7 - 9 p.m.

It is service industry night at Roxy's Cabaret, every Monday from 6 - 10 p.m. Free food and 3-4-1 cocktails and beers. You deserve it.  

Bingo Night at Fire & Nice. A weekly bingo night with brewery merchandise as prizes. The final round of the night wins $50 cash. Bring in nonperishable food items to receive extra boards. Food is donated to the Groveland Emergency Food Shelf. 7 - 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21

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Are you ready to rumble? It’s skeeball tourney time at Up-Down in Lyn-Lake. Sign up by 6:30 p.m. Start winning at 7 p.m.

AirLands and The Nunnery play at Icehouse. 8 pm. $12

HUGE Theater is hosting its first annual Improv Comedy Competition. HUGE Theater, ComedySportz-Twin Cities, Brave New Workshop, Strike Theater, and Jesters Comedy Improv will come together in a crowd scoring improv comedy competition. Proceeds benefit HUGE Theater’s move down the block. Tickets available here. 7:30, $20

The Girl Scouts are selling cookies at Lakes & Legends from 6 - 8 p.m. Stick around for trivia with Trivia Mafia from 7 - 9 p.m.

There is a weekly youth Dungeons & Dragons night at Tower Games that is organized around a monthly campaign. Check the Facebook page to get your kid plugged into the group. 6 - 8 p.m.


Leaning Tower hosts a co-op style of trivia where people rotate creating the trivia. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Wooden Ship has Trivia Mafia from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (hosted by Melody’s brother, Jon. He’s fun!)

Wednesday, March 22

Tonight through Sunday, HUGE Theater is hosting the Black and Funny Improv Festival.  The Black and Funny Improv Festival sets out to create an awareness within the Black community in the Twin Cities that improv is an art form that they can do and benefit from. At 7 p.m. it’s the Unpronounceables + Blackout (Melody's favorite improv group of all time but she is an objective journalist so don't tell anyone). At 8:30 p.m., Based on a True Story and Black People Win. There are a ton of shows all week so check out the schedule.

There is a free tour of the Central Library from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. It’s technically a 55+ community ed class but the minimum age is 18, so you be the judge.

It’s mutt night at Unleashed Hounds & Hops. The party starts at 4 p.m. and goes till 9 p.m. Show off your mutt, grab a beer and some food. What a night.

Taylor James Donskey and Ruth play at Volstead's Emporium. 8 p.m. Drink specials for service industry folks, too.


Play trivia with Trivia Mafia at Utepils. 7 - 9 p.m.

Bingo at Lakes & Legends Brewing, hosted by Firefighters for Healing. This is a weekly bingo night to help raise funds for Firefighters for Healing. Starts at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 23

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Mia is screening Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Pillsbury Auditorium for free in conjunction with Mia’s “Eternal Offerings” exhibit. Starts at 6 p.m.

The Black and Funny Festival continues at HUGE Theater. At 7 p.m. it's Where I Am Now + Brotha, Brotha. At 8:30 p.m. it's poems, for each other (you might cry, for serious)+ Wakanda vs. Everybody.

Take a quick virtual Scandinavian waffle class through the American Swedish Institute from 1 -2 p.m. Treat yourself.  

The Girl Scouts are selling cookies at:

Walker Methodist from 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Uptown/Lagoon Cub Foods from 4:30 - 7 :30 p.m.

Nicollet Ave Cub Foods from 4:30 - 7 :30 p.m.

Fire & Nice from 6 - 8 p.m.


Trivia Mafia at Fire & Nice, 7 - 9 p.m.

All That Jazz drag show, every Thursday at Roxy’s Cabaret. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Muffin Top Cafe has karaoke from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Freeeee.

Friday, March 24

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Silversmith and Aby Wolf perform at Bryant lake Bowl Theater. 7 pm. $10 - 20 (sliding scale).

The Girl Scouts are selling cookies at Mac’s Fish & Chips, 610 W 54th St,  from 5 -7 p.m., Annunciation Church, 509 W 54th St, from 5 - 8 p.m. and at the Nicollet Ave Cub Foods from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Black and Funny Festival continues at HUGE Theater. At 7 p.m. it's Critical Race Theory for Kindergarteners + Branded Silk. At 8 p.m. it's We Use To Know Them + Cake Walk + All Star Mixer.

Fearless Fest starts tonight and ends Sunday at Phoenix Theater. is a comedy festival and fundraiser for Fearless Comedy Productions. Stand-up, improv, scripted works, powerpoint presentations, lip sync battles and more.

Made in Minnesota: an Uptown Spirit Tasting Event at Granada Theater. Minnesota alcohol and NA spirits companies are coming together for a night. Food and live music, too. Starts at 5 p.m.


Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? At Roxy’s Cabaret. Guess what diva is showing up to dinner and win a prize. Starts at 8 p.m. $10

Watch Ru Paul’s Drag Race on five screens at On the RoX, the second-floor cocktail lounge at The Nicollet Diner and Roxy Cabaret space. 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 25

The Lake + Irving Market returns from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. bringing together Combine, Les Sól, Legacy, Barbette and Brim. This market includes a punch card for the day. Stop by each shop, get a punch on your passport, special discounts and treats. A full punch card gets you entered into a prize raffle.

The Parks Board hosts The Minneapolis International Festival, celebrating different cultures across Minneapolis with music, dance, art, cultural learning booths, exhibits, demonstrations, and food. 1-5 p.m. at the Central Park Gym in Powderhorn. Free.

The Black and Funny Festival continues at HUGE Theater. There is a slew of workshops to take and the following performances to take in: Wakanda vs. Everybody + Branded Silk at 7 p.m., Cake Walk + Blackout Founders (ooooOOooO) at 8:30 p.m., and Critical Race Theory for Kindergarteners + We Use To Know Them at 10 p.m. Drink your coffee! 

Cornbread Harris plays for you at brunch at Icehouse. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This is the last day to catch “Untitled 17,” SooVAC’s juried exhibition series featuring artists at various stages in their careers. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Girl Scouts are selling cookies at Lakes & Legends from 6 - 8 p.m, Goodwill at 6023 Nicollet Ave. S from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Nicollet Ave Cub Foods and the Uptown Cub Foods from 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Fearless Fest at Phoenix Theater continues today.

Bass N Yo Face plays at Pimento starting at 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 26

At Art + Rec, Leslie Vincent and Ted Godbout perform music in honor of Women’s History Month. This Sunday the theme is “Women on the Edge,” featuring the songs of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Alanis Morisette, Meredith Brooks, Natalie Imbruglia, and The Indigo Girls.

The Black and Funny Festival continues at HUGE Theater. Another day of workshops includes intro to sketching writing so you can work on SNL, and the following performance:  Ensemble Showcases + Blackout Founders + All Star Musical Mixer Extravaganza at 7 p.m.

The Girl Scouts are selling cookies at the Nicollet Ave Cub Foods from 9:30 - 7:30 p.m.

The Fearless Fest finishes up today at Phoenix Theater.


Dance your Sunday Scaries away at Latin Sunday at Moxy Uptown. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue Cumbia, and Reggeaton. Dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. $10. $5 each with a dance partner before 7:30 p.m.