More Northeast fun

As if northeast Minneapolis weren't busy enough with Art-A-Whirl, Saturday also marks the return of the Nordeast Pub Crawl. While Nordeast is home to several pub crawls each year, this looks like a big one, if just a little less organized. Its head honchos -- two mysterious fellows named Kingsley and Benedict -- might not have any fancy T-shirts for crawlers, but they are promising a gallant time of good ol' Nordeast drinking. Upwards of 200 people are expected to make the trek. The day starts at 3:31 p.m. at the 331 Club, and will move on every 45 minutes or so to (in this order) the Peacock Lounge, Mayslack's, Knight Cap, Jimmy's, Grumpy's, 22nd Avenue Station, Stasui's, Tony Jaro's, Dusty's, the Northeast Yacht Club and finally to Elsie's. For more info, e-mail nordeastpub crawl@gmail.com.

Nick and Eddie gets live

The current hot spot along Loring Park, Nick and Eddie, will start offering live music next week. Every Tuesday evening, local R&B star Willie Murphy will play. (8 p.m. Tuesdays, 1612 Harmon Pl., Mpls. 612-486-5800. www.nickandeddie.com)

Drink for charity

What's better than guzzling beer for a good cause? The Onion is back with another Brewing for a Cause, where attendees pay $15 to drink all the craft beer they want (more than 20 beer sponsors will be there). This one benefits Rock the Cause!, which raises money for nonprofits though music events. The beer-a-thon will go down from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Sweeney's in St. Paul. There'll be live music and a silent auction of rock memorabilia, including a guitar signed by Bob Dylan. More info and advance tickets at www.irockthecause.org. (96 N. Dale St., St. Paul. $15. 651-221-9157. www.sweeneyssaloon.com)

Pay your respects

College kids fond of Grandma's Saloon have less than a week to say their final goodbyes. The Seven Corners staple will close for good Thursday. (1810 Washington Av. S., Mpls. 612-340-0516. www.grandmasrestaurants.com)