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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

Wednesday Karaoke 9:30pm-1:30am. THU 8pm BINGO + Trivia night w/ Trivia Mafia. SAT 11am-2pm Brunch. SUN 10am-2pm Bloody Mary Brunch. Feb 8th, 9pm - 2nd SAT Bearicade! Feb 14th, Black Hearts Ball. Feb 15th, 3rd SAT Gear Night. Feb 22nd, 8pm North Country Bears Bar Night. Feb 28th, RuPaul’s Drag Race, S12. Feb 29th FOMO w/ DJ North.
Based on the play The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca
Bernarda Alba

January 15 - February 16, 2020. Bernarda Alba, a powerful matriarch, imposes a strict rule on her household following her second husband’s funeral. Bernarda’s five daughters, however, struggle under her cold regime. The girls’ dreams, desires, and the lure of the outside world begin to permeate their isolated existence. With cast of 10 of the finest women actor-singers.
President's Day Weekend
Twin Cities Leather Weekend 2020

February 14-16, 2020 at The Saloon. FRI: 7-9pm Meet & Greet Contestants; 9pm-2am Tank - Leather/Gear night for everyone. SAT: 12:30-4pm Kink Education Classes by Twin Cities Sirens + T-REXX; 7-10pm Mr Twin Cities Leather 2020 Contest; 10pm-2am Victory Party. SUN: 11am-1pm Brunch + Bobbie Smith Award Presentation; 11pm Saloon Shower Contest. See more info + the hotel booking link at:
Twin Cities Puppy Pack/ Twin Cities Sirens/ Twin Cities T-Rexx
2020 Twin Cities Leather Weekend Pet Mosh

February 15, 2020, 3-5pm. Human-pet role-play has taken on its own identity with a low/ non-threatening entry level. Many people find it therapeutic, energizing and rewarding, with treats, toys and no small talk required. Find out what it's about. Maybe take off your shoes, get down and play. No gear needed, just an open mind. Host: North Star Kennel Club. Next: Mar 7 + Jun 6, 1-5pm.
Hosted by The Saloon MN + Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2017, Ryan Coit
The Tank

February 21, 2020, 10pm-2am. Ryan Coit social evening DRESS CODE ENFORCED: Leather/Neoprene/Rubber pants/chaps/skirts or dress. Harnesses, gear, jackets, vest, shorts, corsets. Military/police/fire/construction uniforms, flight suits, western wear, athletic gear, sports pack, or punk/skin gear. Also acceptable: black or blue denim with boots and solid white grey or black T-shirt.
Hosted by Gay 90's
Jockstrap Party + I Love KPop + more

February 28 + April 24, 2020, 8pm - Jockstrap Party, each last Friday of the month (until Dec 26) w/ Playroom Bar. Mar 7 + Apr 4, 2020, 8pm - I Love KPop 1st Saturdays. Feb 22, 12-2pm - Mardi Gras Bar Crawl - Minneapolis. Mar 14, 4pm (from Pourhouse), Third Annual Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl + costume contest. Apr 25 + May 2, 3pm, I Love the 90s Bash Bar Crawl - Minneapolis.
Annual North Country Bears' Theme Weekend Gathering
Fur Flee 13 - Get Lucky!

March 5-8, 2020 Barkers Island Inn Resort, 300 Marina Dr, Superior, WI. Premier upper midwest 4 day weekend bear event; private hotel, 200 bears w/ welcome party, pop-up games, Lucky 13 Bingo, back alley Dice, Just The Tip(s) dance, game show, FRI+SAT parties, SAT midnight pizza. See FB and eventbrite:
Music by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Guiseppe Giacosa
La Bohème

March 11 - April 26, 2020, WE-SA 7:30pm; SA/SU 2pm. The passionate, timeless, indelible story of love among young artists in Paris. Peter Rothstein’s innovative, award-winning staging at the intimate Ritz Theater. Lyrical and touchingly beautiful, the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss, and a celebration of art in the face of adversity.
With March 14th, 6pm, fundraiser at EagleBolt
2020 North Star Puppy & Handler Weekend

April 3-5, 2020. The 2020 North Star Puppy and Handler Weekend Events: FRI 6-9pm Meet+Greet at Lush; SAT 12:30-3:30pm Puppy and Handler Dog Show at The Saloon; SAT 8-11pm North Star Puppy and Handler Contest at Eagle/Bolt; and SUN 11am-1pm Victory Brunch at Eagle/Bolt. See Monthly Mosh dates thru Dec 5.
Twin Cities Pride Festival 2020
Ashley Rukes Virtual LGBTQ Pride Parade

June 28, 2020, 11am online Pride - the parade is going virtual this year. Cancelled in 2020: The Twin Cities Pride Festival at Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis wih Performances; Pride in Concert + Sunday Pride Parade: 11am from 3rd Street at Hennepin, Minneapolis. Festival stages with music and other performances!
Theater Latté Da’s New Work Festival
NEXT FESTIVAL 2020 - Cancelled

July 2020. Showcasing three works that stretch the boundaries of musical storytelling. Each show in the Festival receives public performances providing audience members the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the creative process. Following each performance is an in-depth conversation with the playwrights, composers, and lyricists.
Men's and Women's events with cash prizes
North Star Gay Rodeo Association Regional Rodeo 2020 - Cancelled

July 24-26, 2020 - CANCELLED - 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. Host hotel: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Downtown Northstar. See 2021 plans at their website:
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association + Minneapolis Park & Recreation
29th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair

August 1-2, 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.
Twin Cities Film Festival
Twin Cities Actor Expo

September 19, 2020, 9am-6pm at 1621 West End Blvd. The day will include: Auditions; Agent Meet & Greets; Workshops & Panels; Exhibitors and more! Twin Cities Film Fest has announced the launch of its new streaming on demand platform, providing customers and community members with thought provoking and entertaining American independent storytelling content.
A South Minneapolis music festival
2020 Powderhorn Porchfest

September 21, 2020, 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.
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation
Minneapolis Bike Tour 2021

May, 2021, dates TBC - 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.