Weekend Culture Compass – Red Pens, Pee-Wee Herman and Sinbad, oh my!

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Catch a screening of Pee-Wees Big Adventure this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS.

Catch a screening of “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY WARNER BROS.

by John Sand

Thursday Film âÄî Short Works by Haegue Yang Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Ave. 6:30 p.m. Free Take advantage of the WalkerâÄôs Target Free Thursdays by stopping by for a set of short films by Korean conceptual artist Haegue Yang. âÄúUnfolding Places,âÄù âÄúRestrained Courage,âÄù âÄúSquandering Negative Spaces,âÄù and âÄúHoliday StoryâÄù feature myriads of colorful shapes in inappropriate places, like polluted lake shows and dingy sidewalks. Art âÄì Art Form 1040: Re-Arted The Gallery at Fox Tax 501 1st Ave. N.E. Free This exhibit at the Fox Tax questions what can effectively be accomplished by collaboration. Instead of working together on a project, local artists appropriate and âÄúredoâÄù each other’s work. âÄúArt Form 1040: Re-ArtedâÄù is a high-powered, institutionalized version of tagging, so keep your own bottles of spray paint at home, please. Friday Comedy âÄî Sinbad Burnsville Performing Arts Center 12600 Nicollet Ave. 7:30 p.m. $37.50 Though A&E secretly believes that Sinbad peaked with his stint with The Governator in âÄúJingle All The Way,âÄù his stand-up tour continues in Burnsville. Hopefully he at least acknowledges the Mall of America and that terrible sitcom Fox somehow gave the green light to in 1993, aptly titled âÄúThe Sinbad Show.âÄù Music âÄî Halloween, Alaska First Avenue 701 1st Ave. N. 8 p.m. $10 Local band Halloween, Alaska is hosting a benefit concert for recently-hospitalized 7th St. Entry sound engineer Matt Lindquist. The âÄúO.C.âÄù-featured electronic indie-poppers are joined by Gay Witch Abortion, The Idle Hands, Murzik, Story Of The Sea and Tal Tahir. Music âÄì Shannon Curfman Fine Line Music Cafe 318 1st Ave. N. 9 p.m. $15-18 North Dakota-based singer-songwriter Shannon Curfman released her first album âÄúLoud Guitars, Big SuspicionsâÄù in 1999 at the age of 19. The blues-rock singer is back to Minneapolis touting her newest album âÄúWhat You’re Getting Into.âÄù Film âÄì Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Uptown Theatre 2906 Hennepin Ave. 11:55 p.m. $9 Even though Pee-Wee has become an iconic representation of the word âÄúcreepâÄù in the past few years, it’s nice to recall a simpler time when cultural discourse hadn’t quite pervaded our minds and tall thin men who touched themselves in public were still endearing. Ah, well, nothing gold can stay. Dance âÄì Pilobolus Northrop Auditorium 84 Church St. S.E. 8 p.m. $31-55 The Pilobolus Dance Theater is like one of those traveling contortionist freak-shows, except instead of filled with bearded ladies, they graceful and artistic. Saturday Music âÄî Red Pens, Brute Heart, Is/Is Kitty Cat Klub 315 14th Ave. S.E. 9 p.m. $5 Red PenâÄôs Howard W. Hamilton III and Laura F. Bennett will make you forget about the candlelit ambience of the Kitty Cat with their tuneful, distortion-filled rock music. Not only are Red Pens City PagesâÄô band of the year, but the opening acts are up-and-comers too. Art âÄî Opposing Thumbs Art of This Gallery 3506 Nicollet Ave. S. 7 p.m. Free Local artists John Marks and David Petersen disagree on just about everything. Even though theyâÄôve debated on aesthetic, political and philosophical themes, the two have managed to use their fight to bring Art of This Gallery into economic safety and artistic affluence. This month-long exhibition celebrates the collaboration and contention that has made AOT what it is today. Music âÄì Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Big Trouble The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave. S. 8 p.m. $12-15 A drunk girl outside of Kitty Cat Klub once said to a few lucky members of A&E, âÄúI’m totally into local bands and shit.âÄù If you’re pining to be as in as this girl was, and you still haven’t heard Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, you must by living under a metaphorical rock in this music city. Anyhow, your perfect date-night chance is coming up at the show âÄúCelebrating, Like, 100 Years of Romantic Comedy.âÄù Film âÄì Two or Three Things I Know About Her The Trylon 3258 Minnehaha Ave. 7 p.m., 8:50 p.m. $8 This 1960s French film, directed by esteemed Jean-Luc Godard continues the Trylon’s celebration of said Frenchman. âÄúTwo or Three Things I Know About HerâÄù centers on Juliette Janson, a housewife turned call girl on the streets of Paris. Art âÄì Instant Film Forever Gallery 122 at Hang It 122 8th St. S.E. Free Though now it may seem a little too hip to re-celebrate the advent of instant film like Polaroid, Gallery 122 at Hang It is passionate about their love for fuzzy snapshots. Artists Nadine Gross and Sam Hoolihan explore their love for the simple, gratifying art that is instant photography. Sunday Film âÄî âÄúRebeccaâÄù Heights Theater 3951 Central Ave. N.E. 7:30 p.m. $8 âÄúRebecca,âÄù believe it or not, is HitchcockâÄôs only film to catch a Best Picture nod from the Academy. The film is based on Daphe du MaurierâÄôs novel about the politics of the perfect relationship when a naïve woman marries a wealthy widower. Rent The Lab Theater 700 1st St. N. 7:30 p.m. $46.50 If nothing says âÄúHappy Valentine’s DayâÄù like a population of street rats grappling with homelessness and HIV, this is the perfect date for you. Notably, this particular production of Rent features local SotaRican starlet Maria Isa and Far From Falling’s Harley Wood. Culture to Consume Listen to This: This weekâÄôs theme is heady electric pop-hop. Hot ChipâÄôs âÄúOne Life StandâÄù and YeasayerâÄôs âÄúOddbloodâÄù are big contenders, but A&E loves Toro y MoiâÄôs âÄúCausers of This.âÄù Also worth noting is French minimalist hip-hop star UffieâÄôs new EP âÄúMCs Can Kiss.âÄù Click This: ItâÄôs about time those tiny apartments got an upgrade, U of M students. The resident interior designers of the Daily recommend two of the best design blogs: Apartment Therapy and The Selby. Read This: Don DeLillo recently released his fifteenth novel, âÄúPoint Omega.âÄù The story follows seventy-three year old Richard Elster, a former government intelligence agent turned documentary star. Watch This: Even though A&E is fairly certain âÄúValentineâÄôs DayâÄù is going to flop horribly, letâÄôs all head to the theaters and laugh at all of the terrible acting and gay undertones. (Actual recommendations: ultra-Jewish drama âÄúEyes Wide OpenâÄù and Danish femme fatale thriller âÄúTerribly Happy.âÄù) Eat This: DonâÄôt forget: Sunday is V-Day, darlings. Chances are that if you donâÄôt have reservations yet, youâÄôll be stuck driving thru for your romantic meal (we hear even White CastleâÄôs dine-in is taking reservations). If youâÄôre trying for delicious vegetarian apps, A&E recommends BrasaâÄôs set of three side-dishes. Bring a date and youâÄôll up your appetizer count to six for the evening! Drink This: A&EâÄôs recently become obsessed with St. Paul eatery Senor WongâÄôs specialty cocktails, including the Angry Dragon, Bangkok Lemonade and Donkey Punch.