February 1937: Greyhound opened its new Minneapolis bus depot, the future home of First Avenue.
April 3, 1970: Shuttered for about two years, the building reopened as The Depot nightclub with two sets by British soul-rocker Joe Cocker.
December 1983: Renamed First Avenue two years earlier, it closed to the public during a 10-day film shoot for Prince’s movie “Purple Rain,” released the following summer.
Nov. 2, 2004: Original owner Allan Fingerhut filed bankruptcy on the club during a legal battle with his partners, causing a 17-day shutdown.
Nov. 19, 2004: Reopened in time for an onstage beheading by the costumed metal band Gwar after current co-owner Byron Frank was awarded primary ownership by a judge.
Aug. 12, 2015: A portion of the ceiling collapsed a few songs into a concert by Theory of a Deadman, forcing evacuation and 16 days of repairs.
Friday: Doors are due to reopen at 8 p.m. for a show by hometown hip-hop darlings Grrrl Prty.