Khalil Ross


Roundup: Pride Parties Around Town

Daily from June 21-25
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Barhopping, Drag, Festivals, Food and Drink, LGBTQ

Pride weekend is here, and with it comes a variety of dance nights, performances, parking-lot parties, and more. Things kick off on Wednesday as RuPaul’s Drag Race icon Latrice Royale will take the stage at Hell’s Kitchen (80 S. Ninth St., Minneapolis). Will she lip sync for her life and offer sage, Oprah-esque words of wisdom? Let’s hope so. The show is at 9 p.m. and tickets run $18-$20. The Saloon (830 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) will be celebrating 40 years at Pride with a three-day block party that includes special happy hours, food trucks, arcade games, DJ tunes, live music, and a drag show hosted by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Carson Kressley. Grown and Sexy Pride VII will take over First Avenue and 7th St. Entry (701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, with performances from Dykes Do Drag, DJ Shannon Blowtorch, burlesque artist Sweet Pea, and many more (tickets are $10-$14 and the show is at 9 p.m.). Flip Phone will be queer bombing the Twin Cities with two parties. On Friday, they’ll host Planet Glitter at Union Rooftop (731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Here you’ll find pop-up drag from Aja (also from RuPaul’s Drag Race) and friends, plus glitter stations to help you get your sparkle on. Tickets are $10-$20, and the party starts at 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, Flip Phone will be at First Avenue for more drag and a dance floor fueled by pop hits. Parade rooftop parties on Sunday include happenings at Union, 4 Bells, and Crave.