Skip to Content

This Week’s Best Events: Golden Girls Bar Crawl, Punk Rock Flea Market, Blocktoberfest

Welcome to Event Horizon, your weekly guide to what's going on in the Twin Cities.

Darin Kamnetz|

Flip Phone’s Golden Girls Bar Crawl


Moses Storm

Acme Comedy Co.

Storm and his five siblings were raised by their single, missionary mom in a Greyhound bus. Eventually, he found his way to L.A., hooked up with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and embarked on a curious career path that began with five seasons (!) of The 4 to 9ers—a Subway spon-con sitcom from the early days of Hulu. Now 29, Storm boasts an enviable resume that includes an HBO Max special produced by Conan O’Brien and a starring role on NBC’s Sunnyside. As a standup, the charisma-oozing 29-year-old has been a regular at the cool Hollywood spots (Meltdown Comics, Dynasty Typewriter), peppering slice-of-life bits with his flair for the dramatic. $15-$35. 8 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; 7 and & 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 708 N. First St., Minneapolis. Find more info here.—Jay Boller


Golden Girls Bar Crawl

Various Locations

Day drinking with friends is a timeless activity. It’s fitting then, that the Golden Girls Bar Crawl has returned for a day of barhopping, friendship, and fun in broad daylight. Things kick off on Friday with a free happy hour at AC Marriott. From 5 to 7 p.m., revelers will be treated to trivia and a special Golden Girls-themed drink list. Later that evening, the Golden Gays NYC will present a special show at the Pourhouse, where audience members will be selected to come onstage for a chaotic game show/variety spectacle. (Tickets are $30.) Rise and shine early the next day to continue (or start!) your fun with the bar crawl. Dress in your old-folks best, or come as you are. You and your crew will be roaming downtown on this self-guided cruise featuring drink specials, activities, and more. Bring a mask; the elderly are fragile, after all. 21+. $20. 5 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Click here for tickets.—Jessica Armbruster

Buster and Jackie

Trylon Cinema

When Jackie Chan finished Project A in 1983, he noticed that his virtuosic comic stunt work was earning him comparisons to Buster Keaton—an actor whose classic films Chan hadn’t even seen. The stylistic overlap is undeniable, though, and this month the Trylon gives you several opportunities to watch the work of the two masters side by side, with the local duo Dreamland Faces providing original accompaniment to the Keaton silents. This weekend’s pairing is Keaton’s final silent film, Spite Marriage, and Chan’s underseen Drunken Master II. Next weekend (Sept. 17-19) Chan’s Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow will be preceded by the Keaton short The Scarecrow, and the series concludes on the weekend of Sept. 24-26 with Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. and Chan’s Rumble in the Bronx. Spite Marriage: $12. 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Drunken Master II: $8. 8:45 Fri. and Sat.; 4:45 Sun. 2820 E. 33rd St., Minneapolis. Through September 26 —Keith Harris

Bandbox Pop-Up Record Store

Honest Studios

Minneapolis-based vinyl subscription service Bandbox is taking over the North Loop event space Honest Studios for 10 days. There’ll be records for sale, obviously, but there’ll also be happy hours, a Q&A/book signing with music writer Andrea Swensson, and four surprisingly high-profile concerts: country/folk singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim (tonight!), locally adored Lissie (Sept. 11), indie-rocker Torres (Sept. 17), and prolific emo god Mike Kinsella’s solo project, Owen (Sept. 18). Each 45-minute acoustic show is capped at 100 vaccinated attendees, so by definition these performances will be intimate. $25. Times vary; tonight’s show starts t 6:30 p.m. 905 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis. Find more info here. Through September 19—Jay Boller

Gogol Bordello

Palace Theatre

Now going strong for more than two decades, Eugene Hutz’s “Gypsy punk” carnival has barely lost any of its musically omnivorous frenzy. The manic frontman gleefully turns stereotypes of the mad Roma outlaw inside out, treating borders and genres alike as inconveniences meant to be disregarded. Gogol Bordello hasn’t released an album since 2017’s Seekers and Finders, which was better than you remember. Maybe you never even heard it. You should. 18+. $30-$50. 7 p.m. 17 W. Seventh Place, St. Paul.—Keith Harris

Basilica Block Party

Basilica of St. Mary

The Basilica may be rockin’ a little later than usual this year, but its bill offers up the same engaging mix of borderline-hip rock across three varied stages that’s made this festival a perennial crowd favorite for years. Highlights on day one include veteran local pop-punks Motion City Soundtrack and arty local upstarts 26 BATS! Some bigger names are worth your attention on day two: The smooth country-folk of the Avettt Brothers and the tautly wound indie-pop grooves of Spoon. Tickets start at $75. 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 88 N. 17th St., Minneapolis. Through Saturday--Keith Harris

Dual Citizen



Dual Citizen Brewing Company

Folks, it’s officially Oktoberfest season; a very special time where taprooms amp up their beer offerings and host daytime parties in their parking lot. This Saturday, Dual Citizen will do exactly that, pouring pints and offering free music all day. The lineup: smooth electro rockers Solid Gold, geek rapper Nur-D, loud AF garage-rock lady trio Bruise Violet, and blues fueled Mae Simpson. Participating breweries include northeast Minneapolis’s Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative, St. Paul’s self-pour taproom the Lab, Duluth’s Wild State Cider, and Minnetonka’s Unmapped Brewing Co. Food trucks will be offering smoked meats, southern eats, and Greek snacks. Free. Noon to 11 p.m. 725 Raymond Ave., St. Paul.—Jessica Armbruster

Punk Rock Flea Market

Extreme Noise

Dig through those record collections and sort through those closets, y’all: It’s another punk rock flea market. Have some stuff you want to get rid of? Stuff you want to pick up? Punk Rock Flea Market is a pretty great bet. Records, books, clothing—whatever it is that’s taking up too much (or not enough) space in your home, you can sell (or buy) this weekend at Extreme Noise. The annual parking lot flea-for-all is free to attend. Do ya wanna vend? Email 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 407 W. Lake St., Minneapolis. —Em Cassel




First Avenue

Katie Crutchfield has blessed fans with a nearly flawless five-album run as Waxahatchee. In 2012, the Alabamaian singer-songwriter debuted with the lo-fi scratches and emo shouts of American Weekend, followed by the poetically anchored indie-rock muscle of Cerulean Salt, the coming-of-age experimentation of Ivy Tripp, the breakup fury of Out in the Storm, and, in 2020, the warm, country-rock of Saint Cloud (her father’s Florida town; no local angle). Newly sober and domestically tranquil, Crutchfield trades her devastating lyrical blows for soul-nourishing turns of phrase (I love you that much anyhow / can’t do much about it now), and her raging guitars for Americana mellowness that never approaches boring. Katy Kirby opens. 18+.  $25-$30. 7 p.m. 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis. Find more info here.—Jay Boller

Art Party Sunday Market

Fractal Cactus MPLS

Cactus shop Fractal turns into an artsy mall this Sunday, hosting over 30 local makers, artisans, and crafters. A few things you’ll find: home remedies (ROMI Apothecary, Everwild Herbal), hand-forged knives (Deep Cuts Cutlery), fanny packs and leather bags (Maat Mons, Malachite Leather), local hot sauce (Anton’s Hot Sauce), vintage wares (Everyday Ejiji Vintage), and more. Vendors will be set up indoors and outside, and masks are requested. Another thing that should keep you feeling good about the afternoon: A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit Bridge for Youth, a Twin Cities homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth. Free. 3 to 7 p.m. 3750 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis. Find the whole list of vendors here.—Jessica Armbruster

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter