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 13, 2017, 9:30pm-2am at Nomad World Pub/ Bunkhouse. Sexy toys (courtesy of Smitten Kitten) with your name on it! Queenie and her magic TaTa’s are ready to werk! The last Bedroom Bingo of the summer (returns in October). Then, 9:30pm–2am Queer Dance + Karaoke w/ 5 hrs of 2000s hits from Missy, JT, Nelly, Crazy Town + more (j/k no Crazy Town). Tasty treats too.
May 20, 2017, 6pm-3am, at Chateau Fremont, 3144 Fremont Ave S. Borrows from the Hindu advent of spring festival - adjusted for MN weather. A day when the legacy of caste disappears, as rich, poor, young, old, all-gender, foreigner/national, of all classes, painted equally, interact in a wash of color. Something that merits crossing cultural boundaries these days. Food/drinks, bonfire.
June 24-25, 2017. 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.
July 8, 2017, 1-4pm at Minnesota Twins Stadium/ Budweiser Rood Deck. The untimate Twins outdoor experience accommodates up to 300 people, offers cash bar, concessions and a large fire pit. Tickets: $49/ person (includes game ticket and post-game party). Sales benefit Perfect Storm Softball - purchse from any team player.
July 15, 2017, 7-10pm at CHS Field, 360 Broadway St, across the Mississippi River in St. Paul for a summer evening of baseball at the St Paul Saints' new ballpark in the Lowertown neighborhood - St Paul Saints vs Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks. After the ballgame, it’s off to a local establishment to celebrate a Saints victory.
August 5-6, 2017, 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 17, 2017, 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.
October 18-28, 2017, 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.
October 5-8, 2017 at Lab Theater, LUSH and Hell's Kitchen. Innovative spectacle: showgirls, circus, drag, comedy, live jazz; la crème de la crème of burlesque! Unique theme shows with an entirely different performer lineups from across the globe --no two events the same. Don’t miss the festivities; 7 Shows, 4 Nights, 3 venues and dozens of dazzling performers!
February 16-19, 2018 (TBC) at The Saloon. Past year featured: Meet & Greet Contestants; SpANK! Special Tank night for Leathermen + Women; Kink U, by Titans of the Midwest; The Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2017 Contest + Victory Party; SUN Brunch + Presentation of the Robert "Bobbie" Smith Community First! Award.
Early March, 2018 (TBC). FUR FLEE XI, for 11 years the premier upper midwest bear event; 4 day weekend, private hotel, some 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 2018 events.
July 27-29, 2018 - past years 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. No rodeo in 2017 - see more details for 2018 at their website as announced: