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Minneapolis/St Paul Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Minneapolis and St Paul area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
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.
We All Need Kink
WANK September: Harnesses

September 17, 2016, 9pm-2am at Minneapolis Eagle, 515 Washington Ave S. Saturday Harness Night. Get out your best harness, so Daddy will have something to hold on to! Free clothes check. Sunday, September 18th Vikings vs Packers game 7:30pm. Beer Bust from 4pm. 6-55″ TVs w/ sound. Cheer the Vikings as they kick off their regular season with the first official home game.
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation
Minneapolis Bike Tour 2016

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.
Minneapolis Fire Collective - One more class this year....
Intro to Fire with Fire Mama - Fall Class!

September 19, 2016 at Fire Mama's, 3512 Bloomington Ave S. Minneapolis. Wanna play with fire? Wonder where and how to start? Here’s the chance! Classes cover all bases, all the right supplies, teaching from zero to performing for friends and family in 5 weeks! Teaching Fire Poi, Staff, Hoop, or Fans - all props, accessories, tools, knowledge, and the confidence you need.
A celebration of creative sexual expression. Let’s get it on!
Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival

September 22-24, 2016, St Anthony Main Theatre. Changing how America sees, makes and share porn with a collection of short dirty movies, each less than 5 minutes, created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be for a weekend. Curated program cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes, united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity.
The 12th annual
Twin Cities Zine Fest 2016

September 24, 2016, 11am-5pm at Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S. Annual celebration of zines/ self publishing in the Twin Cities + beyond; aims to sustainably support self publishing/ DIY ethic in our communities, with intersectional focus on politically/ socially engaged zines, community partnership, and amplifying the voices of those historically unheard.
America's Favorite Dragapella Beauty Shop Quartet
The Kinsey Sicks: Electile Dysfunction

September 27 - October 2, 2016 at Lush. Rachel/Trampolina/Trixie/Winnie campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to be elected President on the Republican ticket. The gals take (a)back America out-pandering, out-conspiracy theorizing, and out-outlandishing even the most cynical of the candidates; w/ sharp-witted original songs/ biting parodies, glorious 4-part harmony.
Gina Louise & Elektra Cute present
The 2016 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival

October 6-9, 2016 at Lab Theater, LUSH. Innovative spectacle featuring showgirls, circus, drag, comedy, live jazz, and la crème de la crème of burlesque! Each show a unique theme with an entirely different lineup of performers 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!
A GRRRL SCOUT welcome to spooky season homage to Stranger Things

October 8, 2016, 9:30pm-2am at Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis. Two bars, Leggo my Eggo (while they last); midnight Dance Off (win tickets to Drop Dead Gorgeous: A Queer Conjuring). Cover: $6/ 21+ Break it down (with yo-bad-self) on the dance floor to 80's synth/ cinematic classics. Movie: The Goonies on the patio in that crisp fall air; bonfires, spiked cider.
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October 14, 2016, doors open at 10pm, at The Saloon, 830 Hennepin Ave. $10 all night. From San Francisco: DJ PAUL GOODYEAR (Sydney). Party for bears, cubs and friends.
Changing the world through film
Twin Cities Film Festival

October 19-29, 2016, 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.
Annual North Country Bears' Theme Weekend Gathering
Fur Flee 10

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.
Together We Can!
Twin Cities Pride 2017

June 24-25, 2017 (TBC). 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.
Men's and Women's events with cash prizes
North Star Gay Rodeo Association Regional Rodeo

July 28-30, 2017 - past year held 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 more details at their website as announced:
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association + Minneapolis Park & Recreation
26th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair

August 5-6, 2017 (TBC), 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.