Tove Lo's songwriting is passionate and unfiltered.

Mon, Feb 24
12 Minutes Max at Base
With an air akin to speed dating, this collection of short experimental performances explores different aspects of what it means to be human. Take Sebastian Arredondo’s solo dance of life and death through the eyes of a flower, or Arrhythmio’s spoken word that delves into mental issues and gender. Zone out and you might miss it—each show’s only 12 minutes long after all. Base Art Space, $15 

Mon, Feb. 24
Suds for Cinema
At this annual fundraiser for the Nordic Lights Film Festival, IPAs pair with cod cake sandwiches, grilled cheese, and other eats. Previews of this year’s films will play, including the festival opener The County, which follows an Icelandic farmer’s battle against a corrupt government, and a documentary on a notorious Finnish hypnotist. Lagunitas Brewing Company, $10

Mon, Feb 24
Tove Lo
From her early music, which changed keys and tempo so often she called it math rock, to her anthem “Habits (Stay High)” on mind-numbing party life, the Swedish singer-songwriter’s sythn-laden electro pop thinly veils the anguish in her lyrics. Like fellow pop powerhouse Dua Lipa, her 2019 album Sunshine Kitty focuses on self-empowerment in the aftermath of a breakup. Showbox SoDo, $79 

Wed, Feb 26 (thru Mar 15)
Last Days of the Tsars
In a haunted house-museum crossover, you’ll enter a recreation of Tsar Nicholas’s Russian palace and retrace the tragic history of the 1917 royal family. You can explore at your own pace and may cross paths with Princess Anastasia, but beware—this isn’t the Disney movie. Stimson-Green Mansion, $49 

Wed, Feb 26
Reading New Short Fiction
Three local authors—Bess Lovejoy, Suzanne Morrison, and Chelsea Bolan read from their newest works of fiction. Subject matter remains a surprise, but Bess Lovejoy told her Twitter followers to expect a “problematic museum object and an accidentally Spiritualist cat.” Vermillion, Free 

Thu, Feb 27
Danielle Kartes Book Party
There is something distinctly comforting about a grandmother’s cooking. Danielle Kartes’ recipe book Generations brings us back to her mother and grandmother’s kitchen with sticky toffee pudding, oven-fried chicken, chipotle and feta-sprinkled corn. Chocolate samples provided via Theo Chocolate. Theo Chocolate, Free

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