It is difficult to even imagine what you are all up to in the hinterland.  No doubt it is fun and refreshing (what with the chill in the air).  Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying the last vestiges of Winter.  Get out and have some fun!  One of the best ways you can do that this weekend is to attend the Winter Walk in Loring Park on Saturday.  The good folks at Rainbow Health Initiative have arranged for a fun day of fitness boot camp, afternoon mixer and then at dusk a luminary balloon parade through the park and sculpture garden.  Imagine how fun it will be to witness a hundred led lit rainbow colored balloons marching through the park!! 

While that is occurring the bears will still be frolicking in the North Woods (well in a hotel in Superior anyway) as they come out of hibernation in anticipation of Spring.

No matter what your plans are this weekend and the week ahead – do NOT forget to celebrate your community and participate!  Frequent your gay-owned and operated businesses.  To Roy, Joel and the staff at Tickles – I am sorry to see your recent closure and wish you all the best!

Here’s the line up.


Kick off of Fur Flee

You must wear your Flee Collar at ALL times.
Flee collars are required for beer/pop busts, pool parties, shuttles, hospitality suite and other Fur Flee events. Replacing a lost collar is $50
Registration Times for Thursday
@ Hotel Hospitality Suite #234 5pm-8pm
@ The Main Club 9-11pm

Meet & Greet Party @ The Main Club 9pm (2.7 miles from Host Hotel)
-Beer/Pop Bust 9pm-11pm

After Hours Hospitality Suite# 234 1am-3am

Lavender’s MARCH First Thursday

The Twin Cities monthly GLBT/GLBT-friendly happy hour

Thursday, March 3 · 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Admission: FREE
Dress code: None…Come as you are
Complimentary appetizers
Cash Bar

Relax in the Lavender First Thursday Lounge at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show

The first 150 people who RSVP receive free entry to Minneapolis Home & Garden Show (tickets can be used any day during show hours)

L’école de la mode

Thursday 3-3-2011 9pm – midnight

Hell’s Kitchen
80 S 9th St
Minneapolis, MN

Blasphemina’s Closet’s first solo show!

Samantha Rei will present her new collection “Riot/Reform” to the new songs of Skittish.

Jewelry by Bionic Unicorn
…Hats by Apatico
Glasses by The Spectacle Shoppe

$10 21+
$12 18-20
$20 VIP (very limited; gift bags, early entry to cocktail hour and seats on the runway for VIPs only!)
$2 processing charge for pre-order

Doors 9pm for VIPs (charity cocktail hour/meet and greet)
Doors 10pm for general public
Show starts promptly at 10:30pm


Jitters Reunion Show with Erin, Jay and Chris

Friday, March 4 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Honey, the old Jitters space, you know where that is. 🙂
205 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

IT IS TIME! You asked for it, here it is! We never really got to have our LAST gig at Jitters. So, we think it is about time. Erin Schwab, Jay Fuchs and Chris Micek will be playing in the space where it all started! The old Jitters is now called Honey. It is beautiful and they have yummy food and drinks. We will be at Honey on FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 7:30-10:30. There will be a $5 cover, and conveniently you can add that to you…r check. 🙂

I am SO excited. I think we have all missed those crazy Friday nights. I have had so many people over the last couple of weeks talk to me about Jitters and how they miss Friday nights. Guess what? Now we have one. Let’s have the biggest craziest reunion show EVER! I am going to see if they might even put a couple of your favorite martinis on the menu for that night. Schwabberini anyone?

You can call Honey, to reserve a table, at 612-746-0306 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              612-746-0306      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, ask for Jon and tell them you need to be on the music side of the bar. Tell them you are coming to see Erin Schwab. 🙂

I bet we can fill this up in a week. Wanna?

Winter WonderBlast benefiting Special Olympics Minnesota

Friday 3-4-2011 7:00pm – Saturday at 1:00am

Hey LCB Members, be sure to check out this amazing event that we have been invited to attend! The LCB has an appointed member on the Host Committee of this function.

Winter WonderBlast benefiting Special Olympics Minnesota

This is on “our turf” on March 4th @ Calhoun Beach Club. Experience a wondrous winter night unlike any other! Join Minneapolis’ most dynamic faces for an evening of mingling, dancing and interacting with the cities’ hottest entertainers on the shores of Lake Calhoun. From a fantastical fitness fashion show where you vote for best abdominals to passionate performances by many of the city’s most extravagant artists, Winter WonderBlast will be one event you won’t want to miss. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Minnesota.

Tickets are available ONLINE right now, this will sell out so be sure to get yours now and invite your friends.


Saturday, March 5 · 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Trans Youth Support Network
3405 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Youth Member Gathering!
And, because it’s the first Saturday of the month:
Adult Allies Welcome

We’ll be continuing our conversation about Youth Member Orientation
Why trans women should be worshiped
How to develop meaningful affinity and supportive relationships
Transportation issues
Developing some Safer Space Rules
Ultra Hardcore Unicorn Game Night
Why we’re so cool
Open Social Hours
And who’s going to bring the taco dip next time.


I.C.O.M. Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday, March 6 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Gay Nineties Theatre Cafe & Bar
408 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

I.C.O.M.’s Imperial Council hosts this benefit to subsidize Coronation’s Hospitality. A $10 donation at the door. A Silent Auction and 50/50 raffle will also assist in raising funds~

Sunday at 10:00pm – March 7 at 2:00am

The Caterpillar Lounge
533 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

This Sunday is SUNDAY CONFESSIONS at all new Caterpillar Lounge in Thom Pham’s Wondrous Azian Kitchen!

Shiek will be spinning the beats from 10pm-2am while you enjoy 2-4-1’s on most cocktails and an amazing bar/food specials!

Got Twitter? Tweet your weekend #confession to @CaterpillarMpls and see it and others on the giant LCD Tv’s scrolling all night.


See you this Sunday!


2012 Twin Cities Gay Softball World Series

Tues, March 8
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Camp in St. Paul

Cash bar
complimentary hors d’oeuvres
Suggested donations of $25, $50, $100 and Other
All proceeds go towards planning of the 2012 Twin Cities Gay Softball World Series
Donations are tax deductible
Program at 7:00 PM


(Trans)Gender 101

Wednesday, March 9 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Appleby Hall 117

*This event is completely free and open to the public but you must RSVP to reserve your place. RSVP to*

(Trans)Gender 101 offers an opportunity to think critically about the gendered lives we all lead, and how creating accessible environments and inclusive understandings of gender can benefit everyone.

This training creates a space for participants to examine gender identity, gender expression, and our cultural notions of femininity and masculinity.

Drawing on the experiences and scholarship of transgender and genderqueer communities, combined with facilitated activities and small group discussion, attendees think about gender in new ways and leave with steps they can take to help make our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone!

This event is free and open to the public.
Free food and educational materials will be provided.

For more information, please contact Ross Neely at


Friday, March 11 at 6:00pm – March 16 at 9:00pm

3010 South Lyndale Avenue

A Fine Art Photography Installation

…Minneapolis, MN: THE SMITTEN KITTEN, a progressive, multiple award-winning adult sex toy boutique, will host “SELECTIONS FROM ANA VOOG’S ANACAM,” a fine art photography installation featuring the work of the internationally celebrated Minneapolis native ANA VOOG. The opening reception is March 11, 2011 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.


Saturday, March 12 · 8:00pm – 11:30pm

Lush Food Bar
990 Central ave s
Minneapolis, MN

Join the Twin Cities hottest models as they strut across the stage in their underwear. After each model’s “show” the audience has the chance to bid on the underwear that the model is wearing.

All the proceeds from the auction go to support this years charity Clare Housing. Clare Housing provides affordable housing & supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Door: 8p
Show: 9p

Tickets are available at the Bar or online (we sold out last year) from ShowClix

$10 in advance
$20 at the door

In addition to this years underwear auction, Tush will also host special live performances.

Tush is brought to you with generous support from
Rainbow Road
aloft Hotel
My Scene City Magazine
& Lush Food Bar

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