Pride Weekend's 'Best Of' : Events not to miss


This weekend is for the gays! The list of TC Pride events is ridicuously long and managing your schedule to attend them all is quite unnessecary. The parade is an obvious choice, along with the Loring Park festival, but there are oh so many more options Thursday through Sunday. The events run rampant with a plethora of skeezy speedo grinders, sweaty softball tournaments and crowds of folks 'out' from the suburbs scouting for a hot piece of ass in the city. Here's a list of things that both fits these needs and avoids them. Thursday, June 25th

Queertopia: A Cabaret Celebration of Queer Love

The Bedlam Theatre; 1501 S 6th St, West Bank, Minneapolis

Thursday- Friday @7:30pm

$8-$10 (or pay what you can)

This queer cabaret prides itself on being raunchy and completely wild. The intimate theater will allow you to interact with the eccentric mix of performance artists who promise to tickle your fancy in all the right places.

8th annual Girl Flight

Jetset Bar; 115 North First Street, Minneapolis


This boy's club is totally opposite of the other downtown gay joints with its clean and classy demeanor. The queer ladies are taking over the bar this night, starting with happy hour and dancing into the night with DJ Double Trouble and the lesbian DJ, AJent Orange, who seems to be at every Pride event this year.

Malibu Get Lei'd Party

Saloon; 830 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis


A dirty dirty 18+ boys night out with DJ Naughty Boyy and lots of chances to get lei'd.

Free Thursdays at the Walker Art Center, Queer Takes movie series

Fig Trees

Movie starts at 7:30

"Fig Trees deals with the campaigns of AIDS activists who refused treatment for the disease until drugs could be made accessible to all South Africans."

Friday, June 26th

Pride Twilight

Karma Nightclub; 315 1st Ave N, Minneapolis

9pm, $10

The monthly queer women's night moves away from the quaint Kitty Kat Club into the downtown space for an extra wild dance party with DJ Sheik and AJent Orange.

Uptown Pride Block Party

Bryant Ave and Lake Street


This stage is packed with awesome talent, from sassy Black Blondie, band of lesbians Sick of Sarah, old schooler Tina Schlieske and do-wop band Lil Miss Sweettooth and the Daisy Dukes. Other fun activities include drinking, organic food, drinking more, rollergirls in their tall socks and breakdancers.

Surly girl panty pride

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater; 810 W Lake St

10:30, $12/$15

One word: Synchronized Tassel Twirling.

Saturday, June 27th

Booby Trap, Soap Factory

The Soap Facotry; 110 5th Ave SE, Minneapolis

8pm, $10

Dance with clothed lady friends as the barely clothed Booby Trap girls, a.k.a. go-go dancers who expect dollar billz in their underwear, keep the party hot.

Tickles Free Pig Roast

Tickles; 1032 3rd Avenue NE

Free meat served at 1pm until there is only bone.


Trans March

Mueller Park; 2501 Bryant Ave S

Meet at 3pm

A safe public event for performing genders of whichever you prefer.

DJ ChiChi LaRue

Gay 90s; 408 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

9pm, 18+

A wild dance night for the kiddies and the young at heart.

Sunday, June 28

Saloon Block Party

Saloon; 830 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis



A day full of performances all day, including 80s pop-princess Tiffany: as in, "I think we're alone now..."