Weekend Preview Plus 2/11 through 2/18/11

Valentine’s weekend starts with Esme Rodriguez and the cast of the Sequin Show for MCTC’s first ever drag cabaret. Love To Love Drag! The evening of fun, frocks and frolic will be concluded with a panel discussion with the performers and audience about drag, performing, gender, and gender identity.

Also on Friday!

“Gender Responsive” Prison Expansion — A Lecture by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Sponsored by the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota
How have gendered arguments against the all-purpose use of prison to solve problems backfired? The talk will explore divisions between feminist advocates of people in women’s prisons, and the exploitation of arguments originally developed toward the goal of decarceration. What does abolitionist feminism look like?
February 11 – 26
Sabes Jewish Community Center Theater: 4330 Cedar Lake Rd
Seth is a young Marine serving during wartime. Nicholas is his civilian husband who waits back home. In addition to the strain on their relationship caused by distance and absence, they must hide their love for one another behind code words and secret identities because of the United States military’s policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly.
Saturday February 12th
10:00pm – 1:00am
3405 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Queer Slow Dance in a New Queer Space: 18+ $5-10 sliding scale cover. Soft lighting, tender beats, gold corsages, midnight toast and Prince covers on the violin.

Leather/Gear Night

EagleboltBar 515 Washington Ave

Get out of the Fetish Closet! Come out to the Bolt Underground for leather/gear night. February’s gear night is the cream filling of a fantastic leather month! We have a brand new Mr. Minneapolis Eagle, Jayson Glynn.
Sunday February 13th
 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Nick & Eddie

Hosted by: Polly FunkChanel and her boys..Polly will be your bartender, server, your Chanteuse, and all-around host of the evening.   Every Week is better and better. Come for some Cabaret and dinner and Drinks,And a Great Laugh!!

 Bring a song, instrument, happy feelings and thirsty ears and mouths!!
Monday February 14th
 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Nick & Eddie

Come down with your sweetheat, or with friends for Dinner and a show! A great alternative for the usual Valentine’s Dinner..and a great option for all you singles and your friends!

 Great Cabaret and Burlesque with a 50’s kick! Jazz/Lounge/Rock-a-billy and some of your favorite 50’s hits and with some modern songs with a 50’s style.

$50 for Dinner and show for Two or $7 for just the show.



Tuesday February 15th

Vagina Monologues

Minneapolis Community and Technical College in room F1400 in the Whitney Fine Arts Building  6:30-8:30pm

The Vagina Monologues is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women . Every monologue somehow relates to the vagina, be it through sex, love, rape, menstruation, mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the variety of names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.

Wednesday February 16th

AskMe Orientation

Minnesota AIDS Project 7-10pm

We can train ya and help get you on your way to helping your fellow gays in a short & fun two hour session! Oh, and the monthly trainings are easy, and it’s something you can do at your leisure.

Thursday February 17th

GLBT Ally Training I: Minneapolis
Coffman Union Presidents Room 332

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. Participants learn about GLBTA communities, think critically about gender and sexuality, discuss language and privilege, reframe myths and stereotypes, and explore how we can b…e allies to each other across identities and experiences.

Attendees leave the training with newfound awareness and concrete steps they can take to help make our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone.

Friday February 18th

Mr Twin Cities Leather 2011 / Leather Weekend
The Mr Twin Cities Leather contest will take place over 3 days beginning on Friday February 18th with the “Bodies and Brains” contest, Saturday at The Saloon; February 19th will be the “Judge’s Interviews” at The Saloon followed by “Jail Break” from 10pm to close at Camp Bar; and finish on Sunday February 20th with “Finale” followed immediately by the “SASH DANCE 2011” both at The Saloon.
Upcoming Events
Pounds 4 Pride Winter Walk   March 5th
Celebrate The Final Days Of Winter

Come early for fitness boot camp. Mix and mingle with Pounds4Pride sponsors and spokespeople. Join in the lighted balloon parade at dusk.

Loring Park Community Center

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