In the days ahead while we move into warmer weather there is plenty to pick from for getting out and socializing.  No need to be stuck in a bar or club when there are so many alternatives.  Consider being an ambassador for the upcoming Dining Out For Life – a benefit for the Aliveness Project.  They still have plenty of options for people who want to volunteer as an ambassador for this very fun community-wide day of getting out and enjoying the company of good friends while supporting a worthy cause.  It is also not too early to be thinking about the beach!  If you are like me, that means shaking a little to get rid of those few extra pounds that accumulated over the winter.  This Weekend Preview Plus is dedicated to health and well being.  Whether that is supporting the work of organizations assisting in the health of others or participating in a healthy activity I hope you will find something in this post to your fancy.

This weekend…

Join a walk team!


Learn about….


Dust off your bike and get ready for the…

Red Ribbon Ride

HIV testing

Men’s Health Clinic
Thursdays in April: 4pm – 7:30pm
Red Door Clinic
Red Door Service of the Public Health Clinic and StopSyphMN is keeping its doors open late Every Thursdays in April from 4-7:30pm.


Are you a guy who has wanted to try naked yoga for men?  We have a local resource that can help!

Curious about Yoga, but hesitant to try? Come and try a class! You’ll want to continue.

Curious about practicing Yoga naked? Come and try a class to experience Yoga practiced with other men in the nude. There are many examples of different cultures exercising naked. For example, the Greeks exercised in the nude. There are naked yogis. Nothing ventured…

To register or for more information, call Kevin Kortan at 612.203.4016 or email

The lineup and the pitch…


Blush Softball Fundraiser

Friday, April 8, 9:00pm – 12:00am


It’s fundraising time! We’ll be there raising money and selling SHOTS. Stop by early for the 3-4-1’s and stay late for the Blush Friday Night Girl Party!! As always, NO COVER. 100% of shot sales go to the Blush Softball team. Bring your Mom and pass it on!


Sign up to be an ambassador

Dining Out for Life

Upcoming Entertainment


SISTERS: Are Doing It For Themselves

April 13

Gay 90’s
408 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Come on out and join The Ladies Of LaFemme as we raise funds to help send our very own NINA DIANGELO to the All American Goddess 2011 Competition!

Special Guest: BeBe ZAHARA BENET
Special Guest Host: MONICA WEST

Nina, BeBe, and Monica will all be available from 8-9:30… for meet and greet, photos etc….so get there earlier for good chat and great cocktails !

Cocktails @ 8pm, Show @ 9:30pm

On the Horizon

5th Annual Easter Bonnett Parade Party

Sunday, April 24 ·  10:00am –  4:00pm

The Eagle/Bolt
515 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

This year’s theme: TALLER, WIDER…AND FRESH CUT! 🙂 Woo hooo!

10-4pm: Drink and show your fabulousness! 😉

NEW THIS YEAR!! A Food Drive for Bill’s Pantry! Some items that the Pantry’s clients rarely receive are cooking oil, sugar, coffee, and jellies/jams. Contributions are always welcomed! In addition, they are always in need of brown grocery bags with handles.

10-2 pm: Eagle/Bolt Brunch
2:30 pm: Mystery Judges will scope you out!
3:15 pm: Hat Prizes Awarded in The Bolt
3:30 pm: Parade around the block via sidewalk. 😉 (TO THE LEFT). 😉

Contributing prizes from Uptown Dermatology & Skin Spa ($155 value), ($135 value),,, The Egg & I + more!

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