I’m just going to go ahead and spoil all the surprises enclosed in Thursday’s Wave a few hours early. This is my T-Day gift to you.Your T-Day gift to me is that I won’t be adding links to the stories.
The A&E scene is teeming with holiday events, whether they are a Christmas-themed feast or a feel-good family production. We’ve got tons of music, theater, art events to help you feel all bell ring-y and stockings-hung-by-the-fire-with-care-ish.
Best Bets include Jeff Dunham and his cast of lippy puppets, The Acceleratii get trashy at the post T-Day bash, director Rick Alverson stops in to Zinema 2 for a Q&A following screenings of two of his movies and more.
Minneapolis-based band The Pines, who play at Sacred Heart Music Center on Saturday, use the Iowa folk scene as a base. Rolling Stone magazine said of the band’s 2009 album “Tremolo”:
A state of emergency runs through these songs (like “the turnstile of greed and fear” in “Pray Tell”), but there is safe haven too, even if it’s just a dream of love in “Shiny Shoes,” and the Pines get there with a warm, drawling poise in their voices and spare, resonant picking.