Weekend Culture Compass – “Wizard of Oz” and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club visit First Ave. this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY TESSA ANGUS

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club visit First Ave. this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY TESSA ANGUS

Kara Nesvig

Thursday, March 25 Music âÄî Bella Koshka, Me & My Arrow, the Alpha Centauri 7th St. Entry 701 1st Ave. N. 8 p.m. $6 Fresh off of a stop at AustinâÄôs SXSW music festival comes darkly poetic five-piece Bella Koshka. Besides being locally lauded for their Cocteau Twins-meets-Goldfrapp style, their frontwoman Laura Boland is gorgeous, as is violinist Hilary Davis. Friday, March 26 Movies âÄî David Lynch Tribute Night 331 Club 331 13th Ave. N.E. 9 p.m. David Lynch movies are mind trips on their own, so imagine them coupled with cocktails and the spooked-out DJ skills of LookbookâÄôs Grant Cutler. Dressing as Lynch characters is encouraged âĦ maybe some âÄúBlue Velvet?âÄù Movies âÄî The Midnight Movie Society presents: âÄúQuadropheniaâÄù BritâÄôs Pub 1110 Nicollet Mall 10 p.m. $5 Every month, Vita.mn and Transmission DJ Jake Rudh get together for a little club they call the Midnight Movie Society. Think drinking, dancing and a late-night viewing of one cult movie or another. This time itâÄôs âÄúQuadrophenia,âÄù a mod flick based on a Who album. Saturday, March 27 Music âÄî Willie Nelson and Family Mystic Lake Casino Showroom 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. N.W. 8 p.m $61-69 Yeah, Willie Nelson smoked pot at the White House, but heâÄôs also an enduring music legend with a quivery voice that could make any stony cowboy weep. At 76, heâÄôs getting up there in years so catch him while heâÄôs still in his prime âĦ though we wouldnâÄôt be surprised if heâÄôs still playing shows at 90. Music âÄî Black Rebel Motorcycle Club First Avenue 701 1st Ave. N. 6 p.m. $18 ItâÄôs kind of a pity this is an 18+ show and therefore must start so early, because we think garage rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would be best seen later in the evening. TheyâÄôre on a relentless touring schedule to promote their newest album, âÄúBeat the DevilâÄôs Tattoo.âÄù Sunday, March 28 Theater âÄî âÄúThe Wizard of OzâÄù Orpheum Theatre 910 Hennepin Ave. 2 p.m., 8 p.m. $23-67 ThereâÄôs a timelessness about the L. Frank Baum book and its accompanying movie that lends to its charm as a travelling stage show. While itâÄôs hard to imagine anyone but Judy Garland as Dorothy, itâÄôs worth opening up your mind just to see how the Orpheum constructs the all-green Mecca Emerald City. Culture to Consume Eat This: We here at A&E love a good post-drinking brunch. We tend to favor The Egg & I down University, but KingâÄôs Wine Bar and their Eggs Benedict is stealing our favor. Weekend brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drink This: SurdykâÄôs has been Twitter-hyping the release of two new boozes, Captain Morgan Lime Bite and Evan Williams Honey Reserve Bourbon. They say the former, a citrus-flavored rum, bodes well with domestic beer, and that has us intrigued. Sounds a bit more upscale than lime rum and Coke. Listen to This: We are not advocating you listen to Justin BieberâÄôs re-released âÄúMy World 2.0,âÄù though we know it may creep into your ears. Instead, pick up She & HimâÄôs âÄúVol. TwoâÄù or GoldfrappâÄôs âÄúHead FirstâÄù for a springtime dose of girl power. Watch This: âÄúThe RunawaysâÄù is a âÄô70s homage to the all-girl band that spawned the career of Joan Jett. Apparently Dakota Fanning steals the show from olâÄô sourpuss Kristen Stewart and weâÄôre A-OK with that. Catch it at the Lagoon in Uptown. Read This: Minnesota isnâÄôt always fashion central and rarely makes the pages of any monthly glossy, but this monthâÄôs Elle magazine boasts a lengthy profile of Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Does she talk trash about Sarah PalinâÄôs suits? Probably not. Click This: Twitter is no longer just an outlet for Miley Cyrus to vent; itâÄôs become a legitimate news feed full of immediate updates about happenings around town. Check out Centered in Minneapolis’ Twitter for the latest events, deals and promo codes in the Cities.