Weekend Culture Compass — Devo, Dollhouse and Tool

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by Mark Brenden

Thursday Music âÄî Tool The band with the most moody, cerebral fans plays to an arena full of them this weekend. We foresee a lot of thoughtful headbanging. Excel Energy Center 199 W. Kellogg Blvd. 8 p.m. $39.50-59.50 Friday Theater âÄî âÄòDollhouseâÄô Playwright Rebecca Gilman trans¬ports Henrik IbsenâÄôs classic about familial pressures and patriarchy into 21st-century suburbia. Only a week left to catch it. The Guthrie Theater 818 S. 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. $29-$60 Saturday Music âÄî Devo Devo is more influential to the music you listen to than you even know. Go pay your respects and look at animals at the Minnesota Zoo. And, if you must, whip it! And if youâÄôre gonna whip it, you might as well whip it good! Minnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $56 LISTEN TO THIS: The Roots âÄúHow I GotOverâÄù: Even after nine albums and a permanent gig on late-night television, the Roots still havenâÄôt lost their edge. Their new album âÄúHow I Got OverâÄù even includes mash-ups with Jim James (My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk) and Joanna Newsom. WATCH THIS: Grown Ups: So this film got awful reviews. But even the high-brow folks need cheap laugh1s once in a while. Worst case scenario: you watch Chris Rock wisecrack for two hours. READTHIS: âÄúHitch-22: A MemoirâÄù by Chris¬topherHitchens: Love him or hate him, HitchensâÄô whiskey-fueled, sometimes-smug musings on God and atheism have made him some¬what of an intellectual rock star. Unlike his other work, HitchenâÄôs memoir is humble and humorous and details his long and winding career. EAT THIS: TeaHouse: With four locations âÄî Plymouth, downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul and a new University Avenue location âÄî a full bar and tranquil at¬mosphere, Tea House is the superior alternative to your standard fast-food Chinese. Just be willing to dish out a few extra dollars. DRINK THIS: SoleraHappy Hour: Located on downtownâÄôs main stretch, SoleraâÄôs daily happy hour offers $2 San¬grias, half-priced tapas and $2-off cocktails. Happy hour times: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday âÄì Friday; late night: 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sun¬day âÄì Thursday and 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. CLICK THIS: The Runaway General by Michael Hastings: Last week, Roll¬ing StoneâÄôs all-too-revealing article on General Stanley McChrystal prompted an immediate dismissal by President Barack Obama and served as a reminder to some about StoneâÄôs long-standing reputation for hard-hitting political reporting.