This Week’s Spotlights

First Avenue & 7th Street Entry

701 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775 or

Fri., Jan. 28, 8 pm: 5th Annual TC Hip Hop Awards

With Paris Bennett, I Self Devine, No Bird Sing, Maria Isa, Chrishan, Young Rocky, Illuminous 3, Sick, Anchormen, 925ve, Definition of Dope, Chevy Boy, S.Madison and 50 Tyson

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. This is an ages-18+ event.

Fri., Feb. 4, 8 pm: The Wailers perform the

legendary album Uprising

With Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds

and Duane Stephenson

Tickets are $20. This is an ages-18+ event.

Guthrie Theater

818 S. 2nd St., Mpls., 612-377-2224 or

Thurs., Jan. 27, 7:30 pm: Fela!

The Tony Award-winning musical about Afrobeat music legend

Fela Kuti is broadcast live from

the United Kingdom’s National

Theatre in high definition.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for season ticket holders, students, seniors and groups).

Coming Back for More

Trylon Microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls., 612-424-5468 or

Wed., Feb. 2, 7:30 pm: In 2002, director/musician Willem Alkema started searching for long-lost music legend Sly Stone. Two years later, he found Stone living in a house at the end of a dead-end street just outside Los Angeles. Sly Stone didn’t want to be filmed, but Alkema didn’t give up. Finally in June 2009, Stone gave his first filmed interview in more than 20 years.

Tickets are $8.