PBR/Bedlam Blowout

Everyone's favorite cheap brew is back with another edition of its Blowout. This time, the brewer joins forces with Bedlam Theater on the heels of the announcement that a mosque will take over the Bedlam's West Bank building. The hotbed of experimental theater and music is hunting for a new space, but it's not leaving the old one without a bang. Pabst has packed a dizzying amount of entertainment into the event, from rollicking punk rock and a fire circus to DJs and art installations. The night kicks off with sets from G-Biz, Phantom Tails and the Brass Messengers; from there, things move to the parking lot for a performance by the Infiammati Fire Circus. Back inside, the Hood Internet, Pink Mink and Rifflord finish things off in eardrum-shredding form. Throughout the evening, newfangled jug band Dreamland Faces will perform, and the fireplace room will be converted into a CO Exhibitions-curated, DJ-populated art installation with Overproof screening free T-shirts live. And of course, there will be buckets of PBR tallboys to keep the crowd hydrated.

  • Jahna Peloquin

B-Girl Be Carnival Block Party

One of the Twin Cities' best hip-hop events is back in a big way. The B-Girl Be, which celebrates women in hip-hop, is headlined by DJ Pam the Funkstress of the acclaimed West Coast group the Coup. The day will include MC battles between men and women on the Vocal Acrobatics main stage, plus dance, live painting, film and an art marketplace. More event details.

  • Tom Horgen