[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]OUTspoken! June Pridepalooza featuring Andrea Jenkins [/sws_yellow_box]

We’re back with the amazing, nationally acclaimed poet and this years Minneapolis Pride Grand Marshal Andrea Jenkins! Show up early for this one. She will blow you away! Sign up to perform at our open mic. You have 7 minutes to share your queer material with the world.
Doors at 6:30pm. Show at 7:30pm. $5-10.

Andrea Jenkins, Intermedia Arts Board Chair, and Bush Fellow, is a writer, performer, educator and activist. She is a locally and nationally recognized poet, earning many awards, fellowships, and commissions. Andrea has co-curated the Queer Voices Reading Series with John Medeiros at Intermedia Arts for 10 years (which is the longest running reading series of its kind in the country).

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Date: Wednesday, June 10
at 7:30pm
Location: Fox Egg Gallery
3730 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Admission: Sliding scale $5-10
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] B.O.Y.F. tour kickoff with HAR-DI-HAR, YINGTHI (album release), DEVATA DAUN [/sws_yellow_box]


B O Y F goes to New England! Full tour information below.

~with friends~

Har-di-Har brings relationship-game to the next level with a split drum kit, aggressive harmonies, and occasionally some trombone.

Yingthi (album release) makes ambient, ethereal, entrancing noise.

Devata Daun is a one-woman powerhouse of sensitive songwriting and circuit sorcery.

The Sound Gallery


******B.O.Y.F. EAST COAST TOUR DATES 2015******
6/12 Minneapolis, MN — Tour Kickoff @ The Sound Gallery
6/16 Boston, MA — Whitehaus
6/17 New Haven, CT — The Greenhouse
6/18 Portland, ME — Poland St.
6/19 Providence, RI — Queer Arts Fest @ AS220
6/20 Washington, DC — Church Night
6/22 Washington, DC — Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar
6/23 — Columbus? Pittsburgh? HELP HELP HELP
6/24 Detroit, MI — New Dodge Lounge
6/25 Chicago, IL — Mutiny
6/26 Minneapolis, MN — Unofficial MPLS Pride Kickoff @ Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater

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Date: Friday, June 12 at 9:00pm
Location: The Sound Gallery, 414 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Admission: Unknown
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]A Tribe Called Queer: Can We Kick It? [/sws_yellow_box]


A Tribe Called Queer: Can We Kick It?
Guest Curated by Lisa Marie Brimmer
June 12-13 at 7:30 PM
$10 at the door or $8 in advance from performing artists

Hector Chavarria
Rica De La Concha (Eric Michael Highers)
Anthony Michael
Karĩ W Mugo
Junauda Petrus
Harry Waters Jr.
DJ Roxanne Anderson

Curated and hosted by Lisa Marie Brimmer

Guest curator Lisa Marie Brimmer’s new cabaret-style platform focuses on presenting and upholding the stories of Queer People of Color (Q/POC) within the Queer Community and Communities of Color. Can We Kick It? is a celebration of Queer Voices of Color, which are often subject to superficial and tokenizing exhibitions, especially during Pride. This vibrant and varied Q/POC Cabaret aims to display a much broader set of ideas, aesthetics, and expressions. A Tribe Called Queer is a claiming of space for Queer Stories from Artists of Color and the juxtaposition of their stories as a venue for activism, healing, and community-building around the creative Queer spirit in Communities of Color.

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Date: Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at 7:30pm
Location: Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
Admission: $10 at door, $8 in advance
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]SPARKLE Presents: “Diva!” [/sws_yellow_box]


Join Mary Brewster on Saturday, June 13th, 10pm at the Town House Bar for SPARKLE Presents: “Diva!”

Webster’s Dictionary defines DIVA as: “an usually glamorous and successful female performer or personality.” There is no other way to describe these sparklelicious entertainers who will be twirling on stage!

Special guests include:

Dee Richards
Evie Blank

and making her Town House debut: LUCY STOOLS!

As with every “Sparkle” show, at the end of the evening, Mary will be performing a special number; a dedication to Mark Nelson aka “Miss Julie”. EVERY DOLLAR TIPPED during that last number will be used to pay forward sparkle and to purchase an item, in Miss Julie’s name, to be given to Clare Housing.

With almost 20 years of stage experience, Mary Brewster knows exactly what it takes cook up a show at the Town House Bar. A bit of pizazz. A trace of comedy. A tad of razzle dazzle. A smidge of old school. A hint of glitter. A pinch of high energy. A dash of sequins. Add to it a cast featuring some of the greatest entertainers in the Twin Cities and beyond, and you’ve got SPARKLE.

Are you ready to get your SPARKLE on?

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Date: Saturday, June 13 from 10:00pm – 12:30am
Location: Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: Unknown
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]The World Through Our Eyes [/sws_yellow_box]

Join All My Relations Arts, Native American Community Development Institute and the MN Two-Spirit Society to celebrate and honor our Two-Spirit Family.

The night will feature:

Art Opening guest curated by Orlando Avery and featuring many Two-Spirit Artists from around the country.

Artists Talks at 5:30

Music from DJ Shelei aka Michelle Be

Entertainment by Indigenous Drag Queen Georgie Lyoun

Fashion Show featuring pieces by Jolonzo Goldtooth, Diné fashion designer

Food from Cafe Racer Food Truck

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Date: Friday, June 12 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: All My Relations Arts, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Admission: Unknown
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Gender UnChecked! [/sws_yellow_box]


Gender UnChecked! smashes the boxes of gender stereotypes with songs, playful and profound, that change the conversation on gender identity. Powerful stories, giant gender-bending puppets, and an interactive lobby display will make you see gender in a whole new way!

Shows at 3pm and 7:30pm.

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Date: Saturday, June 13 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Admission: Tickets via Ordway.org
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] The Ladies who BRUNCH: ft. Russellé Schwantz and the Madames of Mattie’s [/sws_yellow_box]


Russellé Schwantz recently won 1st Alternate at Miss Gay Minnesota USofA Newcomer, and has qualified for nationals in Dallas TX in August. Join her and the rest of the Madames as we raise money to send her on her way!

Featuring raffle prizes, drink specials, and a whole host of some of the Twin Cities’ finest entertainers!

Tina Gee
Isabella L. Richards
Sundai Savage
Martina Marraccino
Rusellé Schwantz herself

…and our hostess with the mostess, the legendary Dee Richards!

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Date: Sunday, June 14 at 11:00am
Location: Mattie’s on Main, 43 Main St SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Admission: Varies
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]JUNE Telling Queer History: Vulva Riot [/sws_yellow_box]

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.*

Sunday, JUNE 14TH, 2015
Suggested donation $5 per person or a dish to share.

Hennepin County Central Library

Eleanor Savage – founder of Vulva Riot
and Nasreen Mohamed – Co-producer of Vulva Riot

Intersectional performance work
Vulva Riot was a monthly cabaret started by Eleanor Savage in 1988. The focus of Vulva Riot was a successful community-organizing platform that brought together hundreds of queer women and trans artists across differences of race, class, age and culture for 10 years.

2:00–2:30pm – Snacks and mingling, contribute to the story quote page or timeline
2:30-3:15pm – Welcome and meet featured storytellers
3:15-4:00pm – All audience members will be invited to ask questions and share stories of Vulva Riot.
4:00-4:15pm – Mingle and enjoy snacks. After party location will be announced at the 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!

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Date: Sunday, June 14 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Hennepin County Central Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Admission: $5 or a dish to share
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