Weekend Checklist: Coldplay, The Big Wu Family Reunion, Rufus Wainwright

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It's the second weekend of August and the weather will be playing a crucial role with the myriad of outdoor events this weekend. Friday evening, The Harriet Island Bandshell is hosting another movie and music night featuring Bloodnstuff and Is/Is followed by a showing of Army of Darkness. The Big Wu is celebrating twenty years of existence with their two-day camping festival, The Family Reunion. Also be sure to stay outside Saturday for Poliça on the Cabooze Outdoor Plaza and Rufus Wainwright at the MN Zoo. 

Friday 8/10/2012


Charlie Parr with Bethany Larson & the Bees Knees, Gallus and Portage
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Acoustic Folk Rock
AA, Free, 4 PM

Coldplay with Marina & the Diamonds and Charli XCX
Xcel Energy Center
Music from Across the Pond
AA, $30-100, 6 PM

The Big Wu Family Reunion 
Maiden Rock West Campground
Full lineup here
AA, $50-$150 

Bloodnstuff with Is/Is followed by screening of Army of Darkness 
Lake Harriet Bandshell
Raw Rock
AA, Free, 7:30 PM

Meiko with Buddy
7th St Entry
Cozy, Intimate Songwriting
18 +, $10, 8 PM

Emergent with Vaudeville, Thira, Whither the Tide and R.A.G.E.
Triple Rock
Local Alt. Rock
18+, $7, 9 PM

Saturday 8/11/12

Poliça with Supreme Cuts and Zoo Animal
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
Moody Electric
18+, $25, 5:30 PM 

Coldplay with Marina & the Diamonds and Charli XCX
Xcel Energy Center
Music from Across the Pond
AA, $30-100, 6 PM

The Big Wu Family Reunion 
Maiden Rock West Campground
Full lineup here
AA, $50-$150 

Rufus Wainwright with Adam Cohen and Krystle Warren
Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater 
Smooth Voiced Songwriters
AA, $37, 7:15 PM

Dave King Trucking Company 
Dakota Jazz Club
Drummer of The Bad Plus and Happy Apple
AA, $12, 8 PM 

Culture Cry Wolf with Later Babes and La Manchita 
Triple Rock
Six-Piece Rap Explosion 
18 +, $6, 9 PM

France Camp with Radiator Girls and Tickle Torture
Turf Club
Garage Rock
21+, $6, 9 PM

Black Church Service with Poverty Hash, Blueclaw and The Gated Community
Hell's Kitchen 
Gritty Dirt Rock
21+, $5, 10 PM

Sunday 8/12/2012

Molly Dean with DeVon Gray 
Icehouse 
Sultry Vocals, Easy Listening
AA, $5, 7 PM

Very Small Animal with The Ericksons and Caitlin Robertson
Turf Club
Folky Tunes
21+,  9PM

Cadillac Kolstad & The Flats
Nomad World Pub
Boogie Woogie Time Machine
21+, Free, 9 PM

Dr. Mambo's Combo
Bunker's Bar and Grill
Gettin' Funky
21+, $7, 9:30 PM

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