Hello Muffins!

The week ahead is so jam packed I am exhausted even putting the Weekend Preview Plus together for you.  Whenever there is additional infomation available for any of the events I have included it is simple to find – click on the associated image!  More often than not it is a Facebook event page that you will be brought to.  No Facebook profile – what are you waiting for?  If you end up in a pickle without enough info to attend the event of choice feel free to email me at style@thecolu.mn

ENJOY!

THURSDAY

Saucy Salsa Lessons

Thursday, February 24 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm

3405 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Queer and Trans friendly Salsa dance lessons
Every Thursday, 7-8pm
Starts February 24th, 2011

Taught by Jae Haile Phillips in our fabulous shared, queer space.

All ability levels welcome!

$10 a lesson OR
$50 for a 6 class series

Contact Jae Haile Phillips at Jae.phillips@hotmail.com or 612-709-8003 for more detailed information.

FRIDAY

SHAZAMORAMA

Friday, February 25 · 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Second Foundation School
1219 University Ave. SE

DISTRICT 202 & SECOND FOUNDATION SCHOOL present
A YOUTH DANCE PARTY: SUPERHERO THEME !!!
(FOR AGES 12-19)
*P.V.O.
$3/door
$2/in costume
$1/with pre-registration (info on that soon!)
A superfun, sober event with food, music, & amazing dancers (you)!
All GLBTQ youth & friends/allies welcome!
*Positive Vibe Only, please.

SATURDAY

Fitness Boot Camp

Saturday, February 26 · 10:30am – 12:30pm

“Out to change mindsets on exercise, Switch & Sweetpea offer group fitness ‘P4P BOOTCAMP!’ classes that mix and vary styles for cross-training, for fun, for life!’

In addition to basic cardio, strength-training, and flexibility foundations, you’ll experience everything from boxing drills and muay thai sequences to ballet, hip-hop, pilates, and burlesque combinations.

Classes are for all fitness levels. Wheather you are new to exercise, an advanced athlete, or coming back from an injury, you will get an incredible workout and have a great time doing it.

$10 suggested donation
(nobody turned away for inability to pay)

Brought to you by Rainbow Health Initiative and sponsored in part by The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.

FIERCE Love: Stories from Black Gay LIfe

Saturday, February 26 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Rarig Hall- The Thrust Theater
330 21st Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

“FIERCE LOVE: Stories from Black Gay Life” by the Pomo Afro Homos
Directed by Harry Waters Jr.
Location: The Thrust Theater in Rarig Hall at the University of Minnesota.
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
Feb. 26 2011 7:00pm. Admission: (CASH ONLY) $7 without a Student ID/present your student ID and pay what you can.

SOY New Year

Buasavahn Banquet Hall
7324 Lakeland Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN  55428

$10.00 admission
$5.00 After Party Only

* Doors, open at 3 pm
* Program starts at 4 pm
* Pageant follows that and throughout the night
* Dinner at 6 pm
* Entertainment during dinner until 7:30
* Pageant continues until 9pm
* Open Mic and After party starts at 9 pm

Shades of Yellow (SOY) is a nonprofit Hmong LGBTQ organization that provides support, education, and advocacy to Hmong LGBTQ and allies. We are committed to creating a community that is aware of the issues that Hmong LGBTQ face. We are base out of the Twin Cities, MN. While we have capacity here, we are committed to providing support and education all across the nation if needed. Please do contact us if you and/or anyone you know need(s) our support.

SUNDAY

Loring Theater presents Mimosa Movies: “The Breakfast Club”

Sunday, February 27 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Loring Theater
1407 Nicollet Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN

HOLLYWOOD’S BIG NIGHT

Sunday, February 27 ·  6:00pm –  10:00pm

Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON
1625 West End Blvd.

Hosted by MyTalk (Jason Matheson and Alexis Thompson) & Twin Cities Live (John Hanson)

Benefiting Twin Cities Film Fest

$15 suggested donation to the Twin Cities Film Fest

RSVP at the following website to reserve your tickets:
http://mytalk1071.com/promotions/hollywoodbignight/

Receive the Red Carpet treatment on Sunday, February 27th as we celebrate the best movies of 2010! Dress up or come casual, either way you are in for a good time with myTalk 107.1′s Jason & Alexis and Twin Cities Live’s John Hanson. There will be appetizers, drink specials and great giveaways all night long!

MONDAY

Anoka Hennepin District Board Meeting:Fill the Room

Monday, February 28 ·  6:00pm –  8:00pm

The time is NOW! It is time that the Anoka Hennipen School District takes agressive action to ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment for LGBT students (and of course, ALL students).

Since last July parents, students, teachers and community members have requested the school remove the discrimantory sexual orientation curriculum policy. This policy forbid teachers from talking to students about issues, topics and concern…s about sexual orientation. They call it the “nuetrality” policy, but by definition it is not.

This policy is a major obstacle in addressing the causes of LGBT bullying and harrassment that has lead to at least four of the nine suicides in the last 18 months in this district. If you can’t talk about the homophobia that clearly exists in these schools, how do you get rid of it?

COME SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY THE 28TH. We want to fill the boardroom, so bring your friends, family and anyone that will come. Wear bright colors!

If you are concerned about transportation, please meet us at Metropolitan State’s Midway campus at 5:30. There will be a bus and people willing to carpool up to Coon Rapids and back.

Meeting information:
Time: 6:30pm
Address:
Anoka Hennepin District Office
11299 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

WEDNESDAY

Txuj Ci Showcase “An evening of Hmong Queer and Allies talents”

Wednesday, March 2 ·  6:00pm –  9:00pm

U of M Twin Cities Coffman Union: The Whole Music Club

Come join us on March 2, 2011 for some amazing performances by artists such as Tou Saiko Lee, Artist Activist MR SOY 2010 Linda Hawj, Oskar Ly, Chong Moua, Pada Lo and more!!!!

*Free Food*
*Open to the public*
*Awesome Performances!*

For more information please contact us at:
glbta@umn.edu

THURSDAY and BEYOND

Fur Flee 2011 – FOUREVER!

Thursday, March 3 at 3:00pm –  March 6 at 2:00pm

Superior Wisconsin / Duluth Minnesota

RUN PASSES /FLEE COLLARS – $60.00
PURCHASE AT WWW.NCBEARS.COM
(you need a Run Pass to get into ALL hotel events and all drink specials)

http://www.ncbears.com/ncb/

Pounds 4 Pride – Winter Walk

Saturday, March 5 · 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Loring Park Community Center
1382 Willow St.
Minneapolis, MN

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

3:30-4:30 Fitness Boot Camp
4:30-6:00 Meet & Greet Social
6:00 5K Luminary Winter Walk

The Winter Walk is brought to you by the Rainbow Health Initiative – Pounds4Pride Campaign

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