Kieran is back in the pub business.
"I'm going back into the pub business," Kieran Folliard told me earlier this week. He was joking, of course. Sort of. The owner of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey (and former pub maestro) is partnering with Target Field on a rebranding of its Twins Pubs. They'll now be called the 2 Gingers Pubs. The small bars sit side-by-side behind home plate at the ballpark (one houses the organ player). Folliard said he's in a mad scramble to get them redecorated in time for the Twins' home opener on Monday. However, they won't necessarily have an Irish pub look. It'll be more of an "old-fashioned, summertime, front-porch feeling," he said. I imagine Folliard's signature cocktail, the refreshing Big Ginger, will go over nicely at the mini-pubs. In fact, 2 Gingers will be available in all of Target Field's bars. Craft beers from Surly and Fulton are also new at the ballpark this year.
Info: www.2gingerswhiskey.com.Demetri Martin: a true artist
Watching a comedian doodle on a piece of paper sounds like the worst thing in the world. Except if that comedian is Demetri Martin. The former "Daily Show" correspondent isn't as hot as he was two years ago when he had his own Comedy Central show ("Important Things With Demetri Martin"), but he's still funny. Check out his Twitter feed (@DemetriMartin) for his drawing of the day. He brings his deadpan stand-up (and hopefully his props) to Acme on Friday and Saturday. Hurry, tickets are going fast.
8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 708 N. 1st St., Mpls. $35, 612-338-6393, www.acmecomedy company.com.The return of Judy Tenuta
The accordion-wielding "Love Goddess" is back on the road. Judy Tenuta was one of the most popular female stand-up comedians in the late '80s, spreading the gospel of "Judyism." Twenty years later, the cagey comedian is still touring the country and pushing buttons. Check out her Lady Gaga send-up on YouTube (search "Hot Bra Cones"). She plays Big Laughs Comedy Club in New Hope on Friday and Running Aces on Saturday.
8 p.m. Fri., 2749 Winnetka Av. N., New Hope, $20-$25, 651-894-3471, www.biglaughs.net.
7:30 p.m. Sat., 15201 NE. Zurich St., Columbus, $20, 651-925-4600, www.runningacesharness.com.