Category: Nightlife

  • Pride Month Must Sees: Smaller Events You Still Won’t Want to Miss!

    Pride Month Must Sees: Smaller Events You Still Won’t Want to Miss!

    I struggled with what I wanted to cover and how for this month’s Queer Arts Must Sees. There are obviously a lot of big, important events happening all over the Twin Cities. That includes out of towners dropping by and a host of regular events (see the list of recurring events at the end of […]

  • Game over: Game Sports Bar calls it quits?

    Game over: Game Sports Bar calls it quits?

    Update 12:56pm 1/07/17: Game Sports Bar, the newest addition to Minneapolis’ LGBTQ bar scene, appears to have closed its doors for good on Sunday night after the Patriots beat the Falcons, according to patrons and employees. The bar was the first foray of LGBTQ nightlife in Uptown when it opened in August. A report from […]

  • Country artist Steve Grand, olympic hopeful Simon Dunn to headline Game Sports Bar grand opening

    Country artist Steve Grand, olympic hopeful Simon Dunn to headline Game Sports Bar grand opening

    This weekend, Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood will be getting its first LGBTQ bar, and Minnesota will have its first gay sports bar when Game Sports Bar opens its doors for the first time at a block party on Friday. Game has quite a party planned on Friday. Gay country artist Steve Grand will perform and gay […]

  • Uptown set to get its first gay bar

    Uptown set to get its first gay bar

    Game Sports Bar will open at 2841 Hennepin Ave. in August as Uptown’s first gay bar and Minnesota’s only gay sports bar. The bar will be owned by Uptown Restaurant Group, led by Mike LaGuire, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. LaGuire told the Journal: “My vision for this place, No. 1, is to […]

  • Gay 90s loses four well-known drag performers over management dispute

    Gay 90s loses four well-known drag performers over management dispute

    Most of the entertainers at the Gay 90s told the bar they would not be doing any more shows after what they say is poor management. Twin Cities drag icons Nina DiAngelo, Monica West, Bebe Zahara Benet, and Genevee Love announced Friday they were no longer performing at the Gay 90s. Their exit follows that […]

  • Seth Meyers went to Flip Phone’s Queer Bomb and had a great time

    Seth Meyers went to Flip Phone’s Queer Bomb and had a great time

    Saturday Night Live alum and current host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers was in Minneapolis last week and stumbled onto a popular queer event. Meyers had just finished a performance at the State Theater and he stopped in Marin Restaurant and Bar which had just become swarmed by members of the LGBT community. […]

  • Hotel Amsterdam sign comes down

    Hotel Amsterdam sign comes down

    Hotel Amsterdam was the Twin Cities’ only gay hotel, until it closed in 2010. It’s sign, the last vestiges of its heyday, came down on Monday. Saloon manager Tim Balfanz posted a picture of the sign coming down: And a video clip: The hotel opened in 1994 as a way to utilize the space above […]

  • Bitch’s Whirlwind Birthday Bash

    Bitch’s Whirlwind Birthday Bash

    Last Friday Bitch Flowers had her twenty-fifth birthday bash at the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown. Her guests included Pandora Boxx, Nina DiAngelo, CeeCee Russell, Sole to Soul Dance Conversion with Foxy Tan emceeing and DJ Shiek spinning the groove for the after party. What a brilliant night of entertainment and fun! Prior to general admission, […]

  • The Bitch is Back and She’s Bringing Flowers!

    The Bitch is Back and She’s Bringing Flowers!

    Well Muffins, I have had a busy time of it in the past couple of weeks.  I will have new shows coming out regularly and here’s the first of them. It is always my pleasure to sit down with my gal pal, Bitch Flowers.  This show is about the origins of April Showers bring Bitch […]

  • Pandora Boxx coming to Minneapolis in April (Showers)

    Pandora Boxx coming to Minneapolis in April (Showers)

    Get out your rain gear Muffins… It’s raining talent at the upcoming 7th Annual April Showers Bring Bitch Flowers drag event at the Varsity Theater.  This year’s biggest name is none other than Pandora Boxx from RuPaul’s Drag Race! Boxx debuted in the second season of Drag Race, ultimately winning Miss Congeniality. She appeared in […]