Smigus-dyngus: The aforementioned seemingly nonsensical phrase is actually a Polish excuse for boys to douse girls with water. While the RFT cannot guarantee that the 32nd annual Polish Falcons Polish Festival (www.polishfalcons.org) will feature the tradition of Smigus-dyngus, here are rules for at-home play: Young men stalk young women, spray them with water, and each woman to suffer a splash will (in theory) be married to her spritzer that year. (And you thought Beat Happenings wasn't educational!) Get soused at the Polish Falcon Gardens (2013 St. Louis Avenue; 314-421-9614) on Friday, September 8, from 4 to 11 p.m. (lunch is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Saturday, September 9, from 1 to 11 p.m. There will be authentic polish food, artifacts, games and polka band Downtown Sound will perform both nights. Free.
"I want to eat drums!": Immediately after "Good Last Night" buffered on The Feed's MySpace page (www.myspace.com/feedrock), I thought I had shrewdly detected a similarity to famed Muppet band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Fancying myself astute, I admit I felt utterly thwarted to discover that they self-describe as "the Muppet Band meets Pantera." Damn the Feed, always beatin' me to the punch! Regardless, this is hardcore feel-good music, punky, bluesy and sans guitars. Catch the Feed's CD-release party at Lucas School House (1220 Allen Avenue; 314-621-6565; www.lucasevents.com) on Saturday, September 9, at 8 p.m. Openers are Ghost in Light and Casey Reid. Tickets are $7, and it's an eighteen-plus show.
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