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.
September 9, 2017, 9:30pm-2am, Nomad World Pub. Annual dance party: 2 floors of your favorite 90s JAMZ w/ Dj KEEZY + Izzie P holding down the main room as Chrystal Mann drops bangin' beats in the Bunkhouse - w/ a phat private bar, beer tub, bathroom and 90s-inspired Senior Pic photobooth to memorex all your fabulous throwback threads. 12am Dance off + Best Dressed Contest.
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 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!
October 12-14, 2017, TH/FR 7:30+9:30pm, SA 7+9pm, at St Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real - created and performed by sex-positive people.
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.
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.
June 23-24, 2018 (TBC). 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.
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:
August 4-5, 2018 (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.