Minneapolis is HOMO CENTRAL and a whole lot more!

Creating Change continues through Sunday afternoon and is bringing with it many unique opportunities to network both at the conference and in the community.  Here is a sampling of events and highlights.

Thursday February 3

Men’s Night – Syphilis & HIV testing for gay men

Red Door Clinic
525 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Here’s another great opportunity to be proactive about your health and that of your community. If you haven’t been tested for Syphilis or HIV in the last 6 months and you’ve had additional adult play buddies consider testing again.

Relationship Ready

Twin Cities Men’s Center
3249 Hennepin Ave. South, Suite #55 (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN

7:00pm – 9:00pm

How do you when you’re ready for a new relationship? It may be time to find out!

You don’t have to play the dating game blind folded anymore. It’s time to gain a clear vision of what makes you ready for relationship. Learn when the timing is wrong like when you’re still involved, lost your job or you’re newly broken up. Then take a relationship ready assessment to determine what you need to do to become ready. When the timing is right you’ll have the tools to enter the dating game prepared to win! The meeting will give you an opportunity to learn new skills, join in discussion, and gain support

Friday February 4

FREE WORKSHOPS @ THE IVY!!!

6:30pm – 7:30pm @ Creating Change

Radical Faeries will be caucusing at Creating Change. Look for us in the program book and in the caucus process. Will also caucus Saturday evening 6:30-7:30.
In addition, the Kawashaway Faeries host a Heart Circle on the first Friday of each month, so we hope to connect the Faerie Caucus @ Creating Change to the Kawshaway heart circle — details TBA.

MasQueerAde

8:00 PM – Midnight

Hilton Minneapolis Ball Room
1001 Marquette Avenue

Join OUTmedia’s comedy sensation Ben Lerman and renowned slam poet Kit Yan for an evening of spoken word and humor. A ukulele-performing comedian, Ben is simply “brilliant” according to New York Magazine. Kit is a Curve Magazine favorite and is a featured artist in HBO’s documentary Asians Aloud. The event will also feature local queer youth spoken word artists and performers. This is an alcohol and drug free event for all ages. A dance party for guests under age 24 will follow the performance.

Must register to attend

“Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancipation” full-length preview screening

3405 Chicago Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55407

7 – 9PM

$5

GenderF*Kation! documentary full movie screening and Q & A session. This will be held the third night of the Creating Change Conference at our (Shot Clinic, TYSN, and RARE Productions) shared space!

Saturday February 5

Dirty Queer Show III

Saturday at 9:00pm – Sunday at 2:00am

Our mission is to push the boundaries of queer artists/performers & people in the non-mainstream side of sexuality & art.

The Dirty Queer Show is back, during Creating Change!

Last year we sold out, so come early if you want a good seat to the show. Hell’s Kitchen serves food and plenty of amazing drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic). The dance party will be hot enough to feel like SUMMER IN THE CITY.

Sunday February 6

NOH8 OPEN PHOTO SHOOT

1:00pm – 4:00pm
W Minneapolis – The Foshay

The NOH8 Campaign will set up our studio at the W Minneapolis-The Foshay, opening up the opportunity to join the campaign to all the NOH8 supporters in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area!

The photo shoot is scheduled to begin at 1PM and end at 4PM. We will do our best to make sure that everyone in line by 4PM will get their photo! Anyone that would like to join the NOH8 Campaign is asked to wear a plain white shirt to match the look of the signature NOH8 photos.

BIG GAY SUPER BOWL PARTY

5:00pm – 1:00am
Uptown Cafeteria

Come to the Big Gay Superbowl Party at Uptown Cafeteria! We have 9 TV’s for your football (and commercial) viewing pleasure.

Monday February 7

Ongoing through March 31, 2011

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Tuesday February 8

GLBT ALLY TRAINING I

3:00pm – 4:30pm
U of M St. Paul Campus: Coffey Hall 120

Ally Training I provides a space to gain knowledge and skills about gender & sexual diversity, and to ask questions and engage in conversations we don’t often have the chance to explore.

Wednesday February 9

AIDS Action Day is the day that HIV advocates take over the state Capitol to increase visibility about HIV, meet with legislators, and rally in the Capitol Rotunda. The Minnesota AIDS Project public policy department will schedule meetings and provide attendees with issues and advocacy training. Legislators truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to come meet with them. Minnesota is facing a $6.2 billion dollar deficit in 2011. Your voice is needed more than ever. Your personal stories make the difference when it comes to protecting funds for HIV prevention and services.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol

Register for AIDS Action Day Today:
http://www.mnaidsproject.org/public-policy/be-an-advocate/aids-action-day.php

Thursday February 10

IntimateRider Launch Party

The Smitten Kitten

7 – 10PM

Please join us for an evening celebrating the new line of position enhancers by Intimate Rider, good discussions and knowledgeable speakers on the subject of sex and disability, refreshments and appetizers. Those attending this special event can enter their name for a chance to win door prizes too.

Friday February 11

Loring Theater

1407 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN

This event is happening on BOTH Friday, February 11 AND Saturday, February 12!

Doors open at 7pm; show starts at 8pm each day.

Bring your love for RECLAIM cabaret style! Le Cirque Rouge presents two Valentine’s shows @ Loring Theater Friday AND Saturday night, Feb 11 and 12, featuring their fantastic singers and band performing some of the greatest love songs ever written; Burlesque Dancers – including Queenie Von Curves and her exclusive “Spinning Fire Tassels” act; Love Poems accompanied by interpretive dance and dancing girls; unique comedy, plus kissing booth and photo ops with LCR cast, a silent auction and chair massage. Save the dates!

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