This year's Pride was a celebration like none other. As one of the largest GLBT Pride Celebrations in the United States, and the largest in the upper Midwest, this festival was comprised of several annual events, the biggest two being the Pride Festival and the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade. Each year, Twin Cities Pride also produces other events and promotes numerous community-produced event. PHOTOS BY TAYLOR PAINO on June 24, 2012.
Going up to Seven's Skybar was the best view of the Pride Parade this year. Centrally located, Bitch and Brunch was a rooftop party with food, fun, drinks, and pride. PHOTOS BY TAYLOR PAINO on June 24, 2012.
SRA's Back to the '50s Weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds featured over 350 vendors and automotive exhibits, kids' entertainment, ladies showcase, craft fair, music, swap meet, more. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. PHOTOS BY ERIK BLUME on June 22-24, 2012.
The first day of Rivers Edge brought out tens of thousands of people from all over the country, from die-hard Tool fans and festival regulars to casual folks just looking to enjoy a music-filled day in the sun. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on June 23, 2012.
The second day of Rivers Edge was sunny and warm, perfect weather for fans of Dave Matthews Band, the Flaming Lips and even a crazy Diplo-led dance party on Raspberry Island. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on June 24, 2012.
This event was an amazing way to dance in Pride 2012 with glitter, glamor, and true gaiety. DJ Shannon Blowtorch, Nadine DuBois & Sweetpea gave yet another night to remember, with the queerest party in the Twin Cities: Grown & Sexy Pride 2012. It was a marathon dance party with performances at...
Foster The People's catchy dance pop electrified a young & energetic crowd at the reduced capacity "US Bank Theater" at Target Center Friday night along with openers Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on June 22, 2012.
The Triple Rock has seen a lot of beards enter, but how many never made it out? Tonight was the first "Summer Shaveoff," hosted by Gabriel Douglas of The 4ontheFloor, Music by Dave Simonett, Brian DeRemer and more. All proceeds raised went to the Children's Hospital of Minnesota/Children's...
The 4th Annual Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds Brainerd International Raceway at Brainerd, MN. Events included drifting, autocross, drag racing, and full track time trials. PHOTOS BY ERIK BLUME on June 22-24.
Good Bets for Oscar: Even if, deep in your cinephile heart, you feel utter disdain for the Academy Awards and all such events, it can't be denied that the AFI Fest is chock-full of likely contenders. We spy at least three Best Picture nominees and a number of likely acting contenders among...
Sluggo and J. Devil got things started tonight for metal icons Korn at Myth nightclub in Maplewood. Fans packed in like hippies into a Volkswagen bus. Pizza, moshpits and Korn -- what's not to love? PHOTOS BY RYAN CUTLER on Sunday, June 24, 2012.
A wide ranging group of friends - from Guitar Party and Grandma's Boyfriend to Kristoff Krane and Carnage and Desdamona's Ill Chemistry project - came together at the Turf Club to benefit Moving Forward Africa in memory of Michael "Eyedea" Larsen. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on June 21, 2012.