Here are the great queer events happening this week!

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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] IMPROV MIXER! [/sws_yellow_box]

Come and meet Sarah and other awesome community members interested in learning improv together! Classes will run October 2nd through November 13th. THURSDAYS!

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Thursday, Oct. 2 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: Muffin Top Cafe, 1424 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Cirque du SoGay VI [/sws_yellow_box]

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Time for your favorite secular queer biking holiday! Cirque du SoGay!

Registration: online or day of race starting at 3pm Midtown Freewheel Bike Center (Entrance on the Greenway)
Launch: 4pm from Freewheel
Land: 7pm Sunrise Cyclery
Prizes and Party Stuffs: 8pm at Sunrise Cyclery
Cost: $5 (more if/less if/scholarships available)

Cirque du SoGAY is Queer Bike Gang (QBG)’s annual bicycle tour of the hottest Queer establishments in the Twin Cities. Cirque du SoGay was created to celebrate Queer culture while connecting people to LGBTQ resources in the community, and is followed by an awards ceremony and celebration.

Essentially, the ride is a scavenger hunt on bike. Each rider receives a list of stops at our meet-up location and tries to visit as many stops as ze can in the alotted time (about 3 hours). At most stops, racers will be asked to perform a challenge for which they can win prizes.

Prizes are awarded for all types of categories including outfits, team spirit, queer history know-how, challenge performances and, if we feel like it, how fast you rode.

The “race” is designed to be welcoming of cyclists of all levels. The “Virgin” route was designed for those who want to travel at a leisurely pace, while The “Harder! Faster!” route was designed for those who want to ride it hard.

Please make sure you wear a helmet. They are required to win prizes. Lights are also required for after-dark safety. A limited supply of both will be available at the starting line. Please also bring a pen to fill out your manifest and some water to stay hydrated along the way. Finally, bring a lock for securing your bike at stops and/or at the finish line.

We welcome your questions and suggestions for making this a positive, fun-filled, inclusive event.

Thank you and hope to see you soon!

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Saturday at 3:00pm
Location: Freewheel Midtown Bike Center, 2834 10th Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Admission: $5
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]OCTOBER Telling Queer History [/sws_yellow_box]

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TELLING QUEER HISTORY is a series of gatherings based on sharing stories in an open, informal, and participatory format. It’s about connecting queer communities, queer history and generations so that we can learn from our shared past, present, and future.*

FEATURED STORYTELLER
Beth Zemsky
http://www.bethzemsky.com/
As a community organizer, educator, psychotherapist and organizational leader, I come to my work with a continued commitment to engage people in learning activities that move them into understanding critical social and cultural issues.
A few highlights in my career include serving as staff at OutFront MN, founding Director of the GLBT Programs Office at the University of Minnesota and cochair of the Board of Directors of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. I am also adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota where I teach in Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies and Social Work.

THEME
Awakening to your political consciousness.

EVENT FORMAT
Bonus!!!! Tretter Collection tours before and after the gathering! Please let us know you are interested when you RSVP.
2:00–2:30pm – Snacks and mingling, contribute to the story quote page or timeline
2:30-3:15pm – Welcome and meet featured storyteller
3:15-4:00pm – Break into small groups and share your own stories – Many storytelling formats to choose from.
4:00-4:15pm – Come back together as a big group and share insights and highlights from small group discussions.

Tours of the Tretter Collection available before and after the gathering.
Please email Lisa, curator of the Tretter Collection, to reserve your spot on the tour lvecoli@umn.edu
Tours are limited to 15 people per tour. Tours will start at 1:15pm and 4:30pm.

Snacks will be provided by the Tretter Collection.
Snacks and mingling until 4:30pm!
We recommend arriving early, this is going to be a well attended event.

Interested in being a guest speaker or helping put on the next event? Contact the event organizer (Rebecca Lawrence rjlawrencephotography@gmail.com).

*Allies are welcome to join, listen and volunteer. Hearing our stories is a great way to be an ally, allowing and assisting us in having the space to tell our stories is a way to be an advocate. Thanks!

Details
Date: Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Anderson Library
https://www.lib.umn.edu/special/getting-archives

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]BOOM! Theater presents: NEXT FALL by Geoffrey Nauffts [/sws_yellow_box]

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As a dedicated advocate for the LGBT community, Boom! Theater proudly presents NEXT FALL.
A witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. Featuring an exceptionally talented cast: Josef Buchel, Daniel Flohr, Amy Schweickhardt, Julie Ann Nevill, Hugh Bill Kirsch and Patrick Kozicky.

Get your tickets now! Online purchases, through Labor Day are only $10 dollars! What a deal!

To learn more about our production and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.boomtheatermn.org/up-next/

To make a donation to BOOM! Theater, please go to: http://www.boomtheatermn.org/donate/

Thanks everyone! See you at the theater!

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Sep 26 at 7:30pm to Oct 11 at 7:30pm
Location: The People’s Center Theater: 425 20th Ave South. Mpls, MN 55454
Admission:
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

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