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3rd Annual Sausage Fest
July 11 • 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Nonna Rosa’s • 4168 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale
Part of Robbinsdale’s Whiz Bang Days, Nonna Rosa presents their 3rd Annual Sausage Fest, “The Ultimate Meet + Eat”. The event features Nonna Rosa’s famous homemade Italian sausage sandwiches — sold in six-inch or 12-inch increments! Hangout on the beautiful Nonna Rosa patio (in their ballroom if it rains) and enjoy your meat and your favorite cocktail, beer, or wine. Admission is FREE.

ARENA Bikini’s Oasis Pool Party
July 12 • 3:00–7:00 p.m.
Calhoun Beach Club • 2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis
Grab your towels, ARENA Dances hosts its 8th Annual ARENA Bikini! And this year, they’re taking the fashions poolside. ARENA Bikini is an annual benefit for ARENA Dances, one of the Twin Cities’ acclaimed modern dance companies. Models will feature beachwear designs poolside by local designers and boutiques, including Adrienne Yancy of Ariel Simone, Atmosfere, MINQ, Prana, Rainbow Road, Second Debut, and hip fashion sunglasses from Maple Grove Pearle Vision. The evening also includes signature cocktails, and, best of all, Hollywood “Busby Berkley” style performances from ARENA Dances. Tickets are $25 and available at and at the door. The first 100 people to purchase tickets will receive a luxurious beach towel courtesy of Calhoun Square.

Vintage Dog Day
July 18 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Junket • 4049 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis
Let’s face it: as a community, we love our dogs. But the harsh reality is that senior dogs get a bad rap. Vintage Dog Day serves as a celebration of senior dogs and an opportunity for rescue organizations to get exposure for some of their older fosters. Each shop along the Minnehaha Mile pairs up with a rescue organization, and the rescue brings an older dog(s) to meet and greet at each shop. Here is where things get even more fun — adoptions are encouraged! Search “Vintage Dog Day @ Junket” on Facebook for more information.

Miss TCGSL 2015
July 19 • Doors: 6:00 p.m. • Show: 7:00 p.m.
Gay 90’s • 408 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Join the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League for its most exciting league fundraiser of the year, and cheer on teammates and friends as they compete for the title of Miss TCGSL! Hosted by the incomparable Lucy Stoole, Miss TCGSL is the league’s annual fundraiser, featuring league athletes performing in drag to raise money for charity. This year’s event will feature a special surprise performance, and the contest is sure to keep you laughing. One of the contestants will win a party bus for 20–30 people courtesy of Rentmypartybus. Tickets are $10 cover or $25 for VIP seating, which includes 2-4-1’s. For more information, visit

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