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Gay Minneapolis

Lesbian and Gay Bands of America
Minnesota Freedom Band

Twin Cities-based LGBTA concert, jazz, and marching band with concerts throughout the year. See video clips on their website.
Hosted by Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2015 Ren Rushold
Bear Bar Night

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.
A few short blocks north of the Metrodome Light Rail stop
Mill City Farmers Market

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.
Drag Race + Game Nights + Kink! + Bears + Military
At EagleBolt Bar

Wednesdays Karaoke 9:30pm-1:30am. Thursdays 8pm BINGO, then Trivia night w/ Trivia Mafia. Game Night Fridays. SAT + SUN Bloody Mary Brunch. First SAT Underwear Night. Second SAT Gear Night. Third SAT W.A.N.K. Jul 20th, 8pm - Bear Night is early this month. Jul 27th - Your Aquatenial fireworks headquarters! Aug 3rd - Come take your pants off! Underwear Night. Aug 10th, 9pm Gear Night.
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation
Minneapolis Bike Tour 2019

September 15, 2019, annual event since 2007, tour starts and ends at Boom Island Park, 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.
A South Minneapolis music festival
2019 Powderhorn Porchfest

September 21, 2019, 4-10pm. 17th Ave South between 32nd + 34th Streets featuring 16 local bands across 4 porches that transform to stages. Unique in its focus on celebrating local music and foods. Dance in the streets to jazz, blues, indie and more and enjoy sweet and savory delights from half-a-dozen food trucks. Bring the kids, Porchfest is free and all-ages friendly.
Hosted by Allota Shots
Stupid Sells

September 28, 2019, 9-10:30pm. All new mini comedy/ enterinment show before the Ladies of La Femme. The show will be hosted quick-witted diva Allota Shots, with an amazing rotating cast of 3 performers that include Dominique DeGrant, Utica Queen, and Carmen Love! GET READY TO LAUGH, DANCE, AND ENJOY A FABULOUSLY STUPID SHOW! Next: Oct 26th + every 4th SAT/ month through Dec 29th.
Hosted by Gay 90's
Exposed Underwear Party

October 11 + November 8, 2020, 8pm. Second Friday of the month in the Annex Bar. All those 18+ check your modesty and clothes at the door! Underwear, lingerie and swimsuits. Sexy Body Painting by S. Wright Designs. Next: Dec 13th.
Changing the world through film
Twin Cities Film Festival

October 16 - 26, 2019 , eleven-day 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.
WWI - The Western Front, Christmas, 1914
ALL IS CALM: The Christmas Truce of 1914

November 27 - December 22, 2019, 7:30pm (SAT 7:30 + 2pm; SUN 2pm). Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. Single tickets will go on sale Sep 25th.
Annual North Country Bears' Theme Weekend Gathering
Fur Flee 13

February - March, 2020. FUR FLEE XIII, for 13 years the premier upper midwest  bear event; 4 day weekend, private hotel, 200 bears. Past year included: Welcome Party beer bust/drink specials + poolside lunch/activities + wine tasting + beer bust; Saturday Night Poolside Gala theme dance main event with live performance + special guest DJs. See website for 2020 updates.
Together We Can!
Twin Cities Pride Festival 2020

June 27-28, 2020. Twin Cities Pride Festival at Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis. Performances; Pride in Concert + Sunday Pride Parade: 11am from 3rd Street at Hennepin, Minneapolis. Festival plans for 400 exhibitor booths, 40 food vendors, and 4 free stages with music and other performances!
Men's and Women's events with cash prizes
North Star Gay Rodeo Association Regional Rodeo

July, 2020 - past year at Dead Broke Arena, 5676 170th St N,  Hugo, MN. Huge area featuring vendors, a dance tent, and plenty of on-site space for camping (no electrical or water hook ups) Excellent warm up arena and very supportive staff who are thrilled to host the rodeo again. See details at their website as announced:
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association + Minneapolis Park & Recreation
29th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair

Early August, 2020, 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.