Muffins:

This is the time of year where everybody gets busy.  Between the graduation parties,the outdoor events and concerts, the weddings and the trips you may find it hard to take time for yourself.  Don’t fret!  You don’t need to take it ALL in (as much as you may wish to).  That’s where the Weekend Preview Plus comes in.  I am trying to help get the word out on a few select  opportunities so you do not need to be overwhelmed with the plethera of choices brought daily by Facebook and other social media sources.  If you are an organizer and you wish to have your event featured on TheColu.mn drop me a line at Style@thecolu.mn!

Here’s this weeks line up.

Featured Event!

Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition, May 7-June 10

Twin Cities Pride and The Art Institutes International Minnesota are pleased to announce that the work of 11 local artisans will be featured in the 2011 Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition to be held May 7-June 10 at The Art Institutes International Minnesota located at 15 S 9th Street in downtown Minneapolis. Hours for the gallery are 8 AM-5 PM seven days a week. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is dedicated to supporting and showcasing the work of visual artists from across the region. Artists to be featured in the exhibition have created works in a variety of media including painting, photography, collage and illustration. Artist Kurt Hippauf, a BEST IN SHOW winner from the 2010 Twin Cities Pride Exhibition, will have additional pieces of artwork featured in the Gourmet Gallery restaurant at The Art Institutes International Minnesota located directly across from the Art Gallery. Artists featured in the 2011 Twin Cities Pride Exhibition include:

Rakhi Singh Bisen
Marc DeBauch
Amina Harper
Kurt Hippauf
Kay Hughes
Chase Lindberger
Drake McDougall
Jeffrey Morrison
George Roedler
Timothy Sylte
John Vasiliou

Friday


Red Ribbon Ride Fundraiser
9PM

MPLS Eagle
515 WASHINGTON AVE S
Minneapolis, MN

A Fundraiser for The MN RED RIBBON RIDE.
A fundraiser for two riders, Brent Fourre,, and Tom Kerby. We are both trying to raise $1500.00, So we are asking for your help. Our event is a beer bust from 9pm to 12 midnite,.. $10.00 suggested donation. the ride is a 4day event to raise awareness and support for people in MN, living wih HIV/AIDS. If you want to mak a donation, to either of us and cannot make it, www.REDRIBBONRIDE.ORG

THANK YOU!

Saturday

KICK UP YOUR HEELS!!!!! A kick off event/show!!
8PM
Annex Theatre-Nick & Eddie-Alley Entrance!!
1612 Harmon Pl 612-486-5800 Entrance Through Back ALLEY!!!!
Minneapolis, MN

The Minneapolis Burlesque & Cabaret Social Club!
invites you to
Come KICK UP YOUR HEELS!!! at this Kick-off Event!!!!

This is an event to kick off:
…-Our new performance space!!
-Golden GRRRLS! A Drag history celebration and fundraiser for
The Aliveness Project!!
-AND New AFTER-BAR DRAG BREAKFAST!!!

Hosted by Polly and the Hot Buttered Crackers!!!

Sunday

Brother Circle of Minneapolis – AIDS Walk Cookout
Sunday, May 15 · 11:00am – 2:00pm
Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, MN (4801 Minnehaha Ave – Smpls )
This year, we are going to take the BCM party to the walk. Join us for food, fellowship and feedback this coming Sunday morning/afternoon The New Brother Circle of Minneapolis (BCM612) V.2.0 –Shouts to everyone that turned out for the last BCM on Easter Sunday. We had a great turnout and hope we can get a bigger one this Sunday. As discussed at our last BCM612 meeting, we are now once a month, breaking out into the community to share space with other agencies and programs in which GLBT men of all races are comfortable and congregate. What better place to do this than the AIDS Walk!

Monday

Punk Rock Bowling
9:30
Memory Lanes & Flashback Cafe
2520 26th Ave South
Hey fellas and ladies 🙂 Looking for something to do on a Monday night? Want to hangout with some cool guys, throw some balls and listen to some good music, while bathing in the ambient glow of black lights and disco balls?

Then join PrideAlive on Monday night May 16th 2011 at Memory Lanes for Punk Rock Bowling!(it’s only $5!!!) And we will see who bowls a “Gentleman’s 40”

Thursday

Uptown: the Musical

Intermedia Arts, Uptown Minneapolis
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Vegans and hipsters and baristas…oh my!

Box Wine Theatre presents “Uptown: the Musical” by Adam Sharp and Bethany Simmons with music by John McConville.

Join us for a musical journey through Uptown as the locals fight to save that thing that makes them “Uptowners!”

Cast:
Kyler Chase, Andi Cheney, Sarah Frazier, Oliver Sharp, Cody Stewart, Jon Michael Stiff, and Milo Weil.

Live Band:
Anthony Bloch, John McConville, Jason Mclean, and Chad Sclavi.

PERFORMANCE @7:00 // THU 5/19
PERFORMANCE @7:00 // FRI 5/20
PERFORMANCE @7:00 // SAT 5/21
PERFORMANCE @3:30 // SUN 5/22 (pay what you can)
PERFORMANCE @7:00 // THU 5/26
PERFORMANCE @7:00 // FRI 5/27
PERFORMANCE @7:00 // SAT 5/28
PERFORMANCE @3:30 // SUN 5/29 (pay what you can)

Tickets: $10-$15 sliding scale
**Discount with Fringe button, student ID, or if you bike or take public transportation to the performance.**

Friday

Drag for Fun: A Fundraiser for Greg Glass
Friday, May 20 at 10:00pm –  May 21 at 1:00am
The Bolt Underground
515 Washington Ave
As many of you know, Greg, one of Minneapolis’s best bartenders, has recently undergone heart surgery.

To show him support and love, a few wonderful friends and drag performers will be gathering for a fundraiser for him to help offset some of the medical expenses he’s incurred.

It looks to be a fun night of impromptu fun and song with all donations and tips raised going to Greg.

And you won’t believe it! Special Guest Emcee: Tinea!

If you’re a performer, and would like to do a number, please let me know.

Also, there will be an auction of one of Greg’s most prized possessions, considered by many to be an institution of The Eagle since he started working there in 1998: Greg’s Overalls!

Come and join in the fun in the Underground!

Saturday

TGIFrybread* Presents: Minwaajimo (She/he is Telling a Good Story)

5PM
The Loft
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Please join the TGIFrybread Native Writers’ Group for Minwaajimo, its first public reading, on Saturday, May 21, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The evening’s program includes:
• 15 talented writers reading from their stories, poems, and other writings
• An intermission with food and beverages provided
…• A Q&A session: an opportunity to learn more about the readers and their
writings

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Loft in the Target Performance Hall located on the second floor of
Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue
South in Minneapolis.

For more information please contact Ardie Medina at amedina@loft.org or 612-215-2582.

*TGIFrybread is a Loft-sponsored Open Writing Group. For information on other Loft-sponsored writing groups and other Loft events, please visit the Loft’s website at www.loft.org.

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