Twin Cities-based LGBTA concert, jazz, and marching band with concerts throughout the year. See video clips on their website.
Every 4th Saturday of each month, 8-11pm at EagleBolt Bar. Join the North Country Bears for their monthly gathering. $7 gets you a cup for keg beer, pop, and a whole lot of burly bears, Grrr. The Eagle Bolt Bar has an extensive menu of pizzas, sandwiches, and burgers.
Second Saturdays 10am-1pm Indoor Winter Market, 704 South 2nd St. Also Summer Saturdays: 40+ local vendors - everything from beets and cabbage to artisan chocolates, local honey, maple syrup, hand-milled flour, locally harvested wild rice, specialty cheeses, baked goods, kimchi, preserves, artisan ceramics, kitchen utensils, and jewelry.
May 14, 2016, 9:30pm-1am at Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis. "Let's blow off some pre-pride steam!" DJ GIRL NAMED JANE will spin this dance party night. Dance-Off at midnight. Cover: $6/ 21+ Next: June 11th - SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE! at Nomad w/ DJ Dopple-Banger; June 25th - SUMMER CAMP ALL-NIGHTER for Pride at The Cabooze w/ Girl Named Jane + Chrystal Mann.
June 3-5, 2016 at location to be shared with registered attendees. Annual weekend “outdoor adventure” run. Superheroes join forces to defeat supervillains. Strut your stuff and bring your hammers, rings, shields, whips, lassos, chains, gauntlets, and whatever else you need to best showcase your superpower! Comfortable but primitive lodgings, five fabulous meals.
June 25-26, 2016. Past years' events included: Pride Family Picnic at Como Park Pavilion, St Paul; Performances at Orchestra Hall; Pride in Concert + Twin Cities Pride Festival and Sunday Pride Parade: 11am from 3rd Street at Hennepin.
Late-June, 2016 (TBC) at The Theaters at the Mall of America. LGBT-themed feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world.
July 15, 2016, The Minneapolis Movie Bears will team up with Lavender for another fabulous Out in the Stands, across the Mississippi River in St. Paul for a summer evening of baseball at the St Paul Saints new ballpark in St Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood - St Paul Saints vs Lincoln Saltdogs. After the ballgame, it’s off to a local establishment to celebrate a Saints victory.
August 6-7, 2016, annual two-day event at Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis. Set in a pastoral, 66-acre city park, Powderhorn Art Fair features 184 regional & national artists of varied disciplines, as well as a Community Showcase & Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area.
September 18, 2016, annual event since 2007, tour around lakes and along banks of the Mississippi River; 14 or 36 mile routes. beer garden, water stations, restrooms, medical and mechanical pit stops along the way.
October annual film festival at the ShowPlace ICON Theatre, The Shops at West End, St. Louis Park. Also two events every month, including a screening in the monthly Insider Series. Other events include industry workshops, educational events, and TCFF Members-Only Screenings.
March, 2017 (TBC). FUR FLEE X, for 10 years the premier bear event of the upper midwest including: private hotel with some 200 bears! Welcome party with beer bust and drink specials + poolside lunch with activities + Bears Uncorked wine tasting + beer bust + main event theme dance.