Weekend Culture Compass- Dave Sedaris and King Khan and BBQ Show

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King Khan and BBQ Show play The Triple Rock on Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY IN THE RED RECORDS.

King Khan and BBQ Show play The Triple Rock on Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY IN THE RED RECORDS.

John Sand, Becky Lang

FRIDAY Theater âÄî Taiko Caravan Souther Theater 1420 Washington Ave. S., Mpls. 8 p.m. $24-27 Taiko is the Japanese word for âÄúdrum,âÄù but often refers to traditional Japanese percussion ensembles. Mu Daiko, a Twin Cities taiko ensemble, returns to the Southern Theater with a mix of thumping rhythm, paired with interpretive dance and theater. Music âÄî Halloween, Alaska and Haley Bonar Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls 8 p.m. $18-$20 The edgy electro-pop of Mpls.-based Halloween, Alaska paired with the sugar sweet vocals of Mpls-sweetheart Haley Bonar … well, who could ask for a more complimentary duo? Theater âÄì The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris Bryant Lake Bowl 810 Lake St. W., Mpls 9:30 p.m. $15 Theater Limina returns to BLB with its adaptation of David SedarisâÄô âÄúThe Santaland Diaries.âÄù The show stars three holiday antagonist elves with a penchant for ruining the most picturesque of moments. Film âÄì Frank Capra Series: âÄúLost HorizonâÄù The Trylon 3258 Minnehaha Ave. 7 p.m. $8 After a plane of refugees is hi-jacked and for some reason brought to the idyllic Shangri-La, the kidnapped begin to mysteriously adore their new âÄúhome.âÄù The Trylon Theater continues the series of Frank CapraâÄôs directive retrospective. SATURDAY Music âÄî The Cranberries and Griffin House First Avenue 701 1st Ave. N., Mpls 6 p.m. $35 Oh, remember Irish ’90s stars The Cranberries? Well they’ve reunited for a reunion tour in support of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s solo album âÄúAre You Listening?âÄù A&E is praying to the pop culture gods for an acoustic rendition of âÄúLinger.âÄù Reading âÄî Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl Common Good Books 165 Western Ave. N., Mpls 7:30 p.m. Tonight, local writer Dana Moskowitz Grumdahl discusses her new book âÄúDrink This: Wine Made Simple.âÄù After writing for City Pages, USA Today and Gourmet Magazine, Grumdahl simplifies experimentation with wine based on her own personal preference. Music âÄì Joseph Arthur Bryant Lake Bowl 810 Lake St. W. 7 p.m. $20 Ohio-based singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur returns to Mpls with his cooing lyrics, simple guitar and breathy voice. Though not much has changed since the late 1990s when his first studio album came out, Joseph ArthurâÄôs ramblings are always pleasant background music. Film âÄì The Rocky Horror Picture Show Uptown Theatre 2906 Hennepin Ave., Mpls 11:45 p.m. $8 âÄúI remember doing the Time Warp/Drinking those moments when/The blackness would hit me and the void would be calling/Let’s do the time warp again … /Let’s do the time warp again!âÄù SUNDAY Music âÄî King Khan And BBQ Show Triple Rock 629 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls 9 p.m. $15 The Canadian punk/doo-wop band returns to Mpls. touting their new album âÄúInvisible Girl.âÄù King Khan is famous for their cross-genre extravaganza that is always excellent for a pseudo-hipster dance party. Reading âÄî Carol Skelnicka Magers&Quinn Booksellers 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls 7 p.m. Few modern writers have become as iconic as Raymond Carver. Carol Skelnicka will read from her biography âÄúRaymond Carver: A Writer’s Life,âÄù which explores both Carver’s writing style and some of the scribes most personal tragedies. Music âÄì Davina and the Vagabonds Famous DaveâÄôs BBQ & Blues 3001 Hennepin Ave. S. 10 a.m. Local band Davina and the Vagabonds provides a solemn look into the world of the bluesâÄô sans-sugar coating. With easy-flowing renditions of classic Billie Holiday songs and several original pieces, lead singer Davina Sowers sounds like sexy molasses. Art âÄì Sixth Annual SSCA MembersâÄô Exhibition Stevens Square Center for the Arts 1905 3rd Ave S. 1âÄì5 p.m. The Stevens Square Center for the Arts collective began six years ago in an abandoned police station and has since become an esteemed and influential body of artists. Experience art that is not only interesting, but honest and local as well. Theater âÄì Triple Espresso Music Box Theater 1407 Nicollet Ave. S. 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m. $31-$39 âÄúTriple Espresso,âÄù an energetic comedy production, presents a story of three men whose bid in Hollywood flops. Music Box intertwines a magician, a musician and a stand-up performer into a slapstick caffeine adventure. Culture to Consume WATCH THIS: Based on a book written by the ingenious childrenâÄôs author Roald Dahl and adapted to the screen by the quirky, beloved Wes Anderson, âÄúFantastic Mr. FoxâÄù also boasts George Clooney and Meryl Streep . âÄúRobot Chicken âÄù fans will also appreciate the stop-action animation. READ THIS: Thomas (Ruggles) Pynchon, one of the most convoluted and renowned writers of our time, has made a drastic genre switch with âÄúInherent Vice.âÄù The neon cover of this greasy mystery thriller proves how the only marketing scheme this author needs is his name in big letters. LISTEN TO THIS: ItâÄôs a big week for music. RihannaâÄôs back with âÄúRated R,âÄù while ShakiraâÄôs âÄúShe WolfâÄù and Lady GagaâÄôs âÄúFame MonsterâÄù will surely top the charts. Meanwhile, Idols grads Susan Boyle and Adam LambertâÄôs debuts hit the shelves. EAT THIS: At about $5 a container for fresh salsa, itâÄôs much cheaper (and more delicious) to make your own. HereâÄôs my recipe: -10 Cherry tomatoes -1 bell pepper -2 cloves garlic -A spoonful of ginger -1/2 pear -Dash lime juice, vinegar -1/3 chili pepper DRINK THIS: We live in a beer town âÄî why else would we have a Grain Belt sign above our most impressive bridge? This week, try local brewer SummitâÄôs latest release, 90/ – Scottish Style Ale, whose secret ingredient is imported Scottish heather. CLICK THIS: Wired magazineâÄôs How-To Wiki has an article about making an independent movie on a low budget. After your turkey binge, you might as well see if youâÄôre the next Michel Gondry .