It’s The Wekend Preview Plus: your one-stop shop for LGBT nightlife in the Twin Cities. This week, we’ve got a great mix of parties, shows, and classes, plus a reminder for Friday’s memorial vigil for Krissy Bates at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

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Thursday January 20, 2011

RECEPTION

The Boy with Green Eyes

1612 Harmon Place Mpls MN

January 20th, 2011

9:30-Close

There will be a live DJ, Burlesque performances from Tomahawk Tassels, and live vocal performances from Faith Udeh, who portrayed diva Bianca in the film. We hope to see you there!

The production team of Wesley Meirick, Elijah Chhum and Peytra Thinesen invite you to the release party for The Boy with Green Eyes.

“The Boy with Green Eyes” released earlier this year as a part of the 1969 film retrospective hosted by the Minnesota History.  The ten minute short deals with the coming of age of a young gay man in Minneapolis in 1969.  Other films from the Scene-a-sota film festival will also be shown.

A live DJ (Dr. Nemesis) spinning vintage jams, live vocals by Faith Udeh and LIVE burlesque performed by Tomahawk Tassels and general FUN will be had!  The films will be shown on a projector at the bar, and we will have ‘The Boy with Green Eyes’ and the Scene-a-sota films for sale for $5 (all 5 films on one DVD!).

Trailer:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=462039625803&comments

Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#%21/event.php?eid=187247477968734

Education

Hand jobs and blow jobs

The Smitten Kitten

7 – 10pm

It’s time to start looking at them as more than just foreplay! People sometimes assume that these skills are readily available in everyone’s sexual utility belt. But we don’t start out as experts. In fact, some people are overwhelmed by the idea of these sexual acts! This workshop, led by Gay Rick from the popular Sex is Fun! podcast, will introduce you to hand jobs and blows jobs and offer tips and tricks for how to ramp them up. Bring a dildo, a piece of produce, or anything phallic you’re comfortable putting in your mouth and be prepared to practice!

Gay Rick

As well as working in the sexual health field for over 12 years, Gay Rick is the HIV educator on the popular Sex is Fun! podcast which has retained a spot as the #2 sexuality podcast with over 14 million downloads. As an HIV educator, Gay Rick has received numerous trainings in sexual, mental and chemical health. He is currently a candidate for a Masters in Social Work.

Opening!

“MRS. SMITH PRESENTS….

A Benefit for the Carlyle Foundation Empowerment School for People and Cats with Severe and Persistent Challenges”

This Just In!  There will be complimentary BEER at the Thursday and Saturday night performances!

Thursday, January 20 at 7:30pm

Saturday, January 22 at 9:00pm

…Sunday, January 23 at 3:00pm

Tickets: $16

Box office: 612-340-1725

Casting herself as mistress of ceremonies, a wealthy neurotic throws a benefit for her “pet” cause: a charter school for people and cats with “challenges.” Still reeling from the disappearance of her cat Carlyle, can Mrs. Smith keep her personal demons at bay for one night only?!

Part of the Brouhaha Comedy Festival at the Southern Theater

Featuring: Afrodite, Jaime Carrera, Daniel Kennedy, Puss Puss, Peter Paul Rousseau, Sarah Gordon and Tommy Toraason as “Little Barry”

And Introducing: The Clients of the Empowerment School for People and Cats with Severe and Persistent Challenge.

Created by David Hanbury and Michael Goldfried ; Directed by Michael Goldfried

Friday January 21, 2011

Community (Vigil)

Friday, Jan. 21 at the MCTC Library in the General Mills Room

1501 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN

6:00pm – 7:30pm

A vigil and “Tranny Jam” have been planned to honor and remember Krissy Bates, a Minneapolis transgender woman who was found murdered in her home on Jan. 10. OutFront Minnesota will host a vigil on Friday, Jan. 21 at the MCTC Library in the General Mills Room, and a jam will follow the vigil at the Queer Collective Space on Chicago Ave.

Get Your Groove On!

KittyBump at Lush DJs Shiek and Ajent Orange beginning spinning at 9pm after the end of Lush’s Friday 3-4-1 Happy Hour beginning at 5pm.

Lush is located at 990 Central Ave, NE Minneapolis

5PM – Close

Saturday January 22, 2011

Community (Fundraising/Awareness)

Join us for the official kick-off of the 2011 Red Ribbon Ride!

Saturday, January 22nd; Noon – 2:00 PM

St. Joan of Arc Gymnasium, 4537-3rd Ave. S., Mpls 55419

NEW to the Launch party this year – a Potluck…in true Minnesota form. Bring a dish to share. Paper products will be provided. Free coffee available compliments of Peace Coffee. Please note: Food is prohibited on the gym floor. There will be a designated area for food.

Learn more about the Ride…hear what’s new this year. Meet the eight benefiting agencies. Talk with past Riders and Crew. See 2010 video coverage, courtesy of LifeImage, LLC. Take part in a Q&A breakout session; ask questions about fund raising, training, gear and more. Bring a friend to register to Ride, Crew or Volunteer.

Sunday January 23, 2011

Celebrating

Lush – Sunday Brunch – all the family style breakfast you can manage for only $9. – Add unlimited mimosas and total is just $18.00! Brunch is served from 11am – 2pm on Saturday and Sunday each week.  Other items are also available on the menu and they have great deals on Bloody Marys too.  All told it is truly a good place to see and be seen.

Sequin Sundays Townhouse – no cover

Join Esme Rodriguez and the very talented cast of this show to cap your weekend off with some fun!  Great laid back atmosphere with good drink value, kitchen and fun crowd.

Best of all NO COVER!

Wednesday January 26, 2011

Education

Twin Cities Men’s Center

Why Does History Repeat Intself?

A presentation by Keith Pederson about the HIV epidemic among MSM in Minnesota.  This talk will look at some of what may be causing the rates of new HIV infection among young men who have sex with men to have risen sharply over the past several years.  Suggested donation of $5.00.

Coming Soon!

SEXUAL FREEDOM WORKSHOPS. In conjunction with Creating Change, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s conference in Minneapolis, a two-day program of Sexual Freedom Workshops, Demos, Political Caucuses, and Parties will take place Friday and Saturday, February 4-5, 2011, at Hotel Ivy (201 Eleventh Street). All events are FREE and open to the public and Creating Change attendees. Sponsored by DC-based Team Columbia and www.venusplusx.org, 202-290-7077.

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