Your Week: A Cultural Odyssey

Sarah Harper

Here’s a quick guide for all you Odysseus types in the Twin Cities – from your loving friend, Homer.

 

Scylla and Charybdis

First Ave’s Halloween Party & Costume Contest

18+/Oct. 31/8 p.m./$5-10

The Main Room is Charybdis: a powerful whirlpool of glow sticks, Soviet Panda tunes and sexy  ‘stumes. The Seventh Street Entry is Scylla: the sixth head on the multi-teted beast will force you to dance to mixes of 50s and 60s classics. The Record Room is your little boat, Odysseus. You’ll cling to the sounds of Holla-ween, hosted by Verb X. You might not make it home to Penelope, but who needs her when there’s $1,000 in cash to be won?

 

The Lotus-Eaters

ACME Comedy Company’s 20th Anniversary

18+/Nov. 3-5/$20

Odysseus, you’ll forget all about your journey’s end when you take a nibble of what ACME’s serving up this week. Twenty killer headliners divided into five shows will obliterate your to-do list from your memory. No worries: you’ll be in the good, manipulative hands of comedians like Mary Mack, Tracey Ashley, and Doug Benson.

 

The Sirens

Little Scream at the Triple Rock Social Club

with Bion and Bobby

18+/Nov. 5/8 p.m./$10

You’ll be drawn toward the West Bank Saturday night, whether you like it or not. Laurel Sprengelmeyer, the Iowan angel behind Little Scream, will melt your cold, cold heart with her clear, harmonious voice – that is, before she ruthlessly steals it away with the powerful punch it packs. Here’s a video of  her performance at the Contemporary Arts Center in Dijon, France. Tell me you wouldn’t die for that voice. At the very least, admit that it’s hard to resist.