As Grimes BFF Majical Cloudz, Devon Welsh makes emotional electro-pop in line with Sun Airway or, perhaps a more frequent comparison, Merriweather Post Pavilion, while occasionally floating into a lusher, odder headspace. Tonight he'll play from his Matador debut Impersonator at a free in-store appearance. Best to get there early given the hype. And maybe even earlier than originally planned, given that said hype is well-derserved in this case. FREE
Trivia starts at 8, the show starts at 9. There will be bingo, with prizes! Drink specials with a $7 themed cocktail each week.
Based on the life and work of Lewis Carroll and his disturbing relationship with Alice Liddell, the young girl he loved and for whom he wrote Alice in Wonderland, this is the opposite of passive theatergoing: it's a real adventure through the proverbial looking-glass. Performed in a 100-year-old institutional building that has been dressed to look and feel like an old asylum, crammed with all kinds of creepy Carroll ephemera, it viscerally arrives at is the awful standoff between a little girl and an older man who loved her inappropriately and made something beautiful for her to salve his pain—and also to ensnare her forever. It gets across the full horror of what that meant for her, and also what that means for us. $95-$125
Twig the Wonderkid, named "Best Rock 'n' Roll DJ" in our 2009 Nightlife Awards Issue spins electro, disco, new wave, rawk and indie alongside DJ Bastard on the ground floor.
One of our favorite types of human beings are the flashy and trashy kind, second only to those who don't take themselves too seriously. This, then, is our perfect dance party filled with perfect people: There's grilled cheese and tater tots served at the bar, classic 80s and 90s dance hits and old-school rap fueling the party, and no dress code enforced. In fact, you might see resident Jay McElfresh wearing a marching-band uniform or wizard robe because why not a marching-band uniform or a wizard robe? FREE
FACE features two types of improv, incorporating both the improvisations of a jazz quartet that creates a new score every night based on a single audience suggestion, and sketch comedy by an ensemble of five actors. $10
Not sure if you've heard, but plastic isn't really cool anymore, which is one reason why you should join the nonprofit organization Bags for the People as they show environmentally conscious trendsetters how to make custom cotton bags. Another reason is because there will be drinks, snacks and live music on hand (you bring the fabric of your choice; sewing machines and other materials provided). And then there's the whole saving the planet part too. FREE
Dan Neustadt, keyboard player for Northern Bells and The Hold Steady, plays a classic album front to back every week. Past selections have included Beck's "Mutations" and Weezer's "Blue Album"