For those of you lucky, oh so lucky, souls who will be in Minnesota this Saturday and have nothing to do, please allow me to propose the following as an option:
Surly Brewing Company's Darkness Day!!!
For those of you who do not know, Darkness is Surly's Imperial Stout that it releases annually, and every year they have a party to celebrate (much like 3 Floyds Dark Lord Day). This year Surly will have 3 bands (Kruddler, God came from Space, and the Rockford Mules), a great lineup of their beers to try, and Darkness available for purchase in 22 oz bottles for the first 600 people who have orange wrist bands.
Do not worry if you cannot get Darkness at the Brewery. According to the Surly website, Brooklyn Center Liquor will be selling Darkness as well. Their address is 5625 Xerxes Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55430.
The event itself runs from noon to 6 (they stop pouring beer at 530p), and parking will be available on a first come first serve basis.
I cannot be there this year, but I have a few chums who have been lucky enough to volunteer at Darkness Day the last few years. Every year they say it was better than the last, and that the Darkness is well worth the wait.
So, if you can make it I hope you have a great time!!