Various Fargo-Moorhead locations
The Upper Midwest Pride season continues with the 15th anniversary of Fargo-Moorhead Pride. The event draws crowds from throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Canada, making it one of the nation’s largest rural celebrations. Events include a 5K run/walk, block party, parade, and Pride in the Park. Visit www.pridecollective.com/fmpride for more information.
Fetishball: Leather and Lace
August 14 • 7 p.m.–2 a.m.
The Saloon • 830 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Join us at The Saloon for a formal gala in support of Ms. Minnesota Leather Pride 2015, Aurora Lee. Your hosts are Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2015, Steven Patton, and the legendary Dee Richards. There’s something for just about everyone at this event: beer bust, photo booth, raffles, live entertainment, and live demos. The suggested dress code includes formal leather, formal latex/rubber, formal drag, and formal PVC, sports gear, puppy gear, fetish wear, construction gear, denim, uniforms, etc. Proceeds go to Ms. Minnesota Leather Pride 2015, Aurora Lee’s travel fund to get her to Great Lakes Alliance Weekend XIV to compete for the title of Ms. Great Lakes Leather Pride. Search “Fetishball: Leather and Lace” on Facebook for more information.
The Nudie Nubie Show
August 14 • 10:30 p.m.
Town House Bar • 1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul
Come on down to the Town House Bar for The Nudie Nubie Show – An Amateur Reveal two-year birthday bash! It’s also the third show in the new cycle of competitors for the Next Ultimate Reveal. Join hosts Foxy Tann, Victoria DeVille and Red Bone, along with your Nudie Nubie Ultimate Reveal winners Vivienne Le Détruire, Sassy von Straddler, Deeva Rose and more special guests. The terrible twos never looked so good! Nudie Nubies is one of the most fun shows in town, presenting not only new burlesque performers but some mighty fine professionals too! Are you a potential peeler, a wannabe wiggler, or you just want to support the Twin Cities newest burlesque talent? This is the night for you! And it’s only $5! Visit www.townhousebar.com for more information.
Tubing Down the Cannon River
August 15 • 10 a.m.
Welch Mill Canoeing & Tubing • 26389 County 7 Blvd., Welch
The Minneapolis Movie Bears and the North Country Bears are getting together again for another big day of tubing down the Cannon River, but you don’t have to be a bear, cub, or otter to join in the fun. Tubes are $10 each. After tubing, many in the group will be going to Treasure Island Resort & Casino for the buffet or hitting a hamburger joint on the way back. Visit www.minneapolismoviebears.com or www.ncbears.com for more information.
Bear Bar Night
August 22 • 8–11 p.m.
Bolt Underground • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
Join the North Country Bears for their monthly Bear Bar Night in the Bolt Underground. $7 gets you a cup for keg beer, pop, and a whole lot of burly bears. Grrr. And if you need something to gnaw on, the eagleBOLTbar offers pizza, sandwiches, burgers, and other munchies. Visit www.eagleboltbar.com for more information.
Let’s Do Lunch
August 28 • 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly • 1845 E. Lake St., Minneapolis
An exciting new monthly lunch event has begun for GLBT seniors. The cost is free, and includes a relaxed and healthy lunch, fabulous dessert, and great conversation. Come for the food and stay for the company. It’s a great opportunity to be yourself and make new friends in a warm, accepting and welcoming atmosphere. While you’re there, you can get info about senior care options and GLBT services. Space is limited so call ahead.
North Country Bears Drive-In & Pig Out
August 29 • 5:30 p.m.
Vali-Hi Drive-In • 11260 Hudson Blvd. N., Lake Elmo
Join the North Country Bears for a barbecue tailgate affair at Vali-Hi Drive In. They’ll have barbecue and all the fixin’s before the sun goes down and the movies start. All you’ll need to bring is your beverage of choice. Have your car in line at Vali-Hi by 5:30 p.m. to ensure you get to enter the theater grounds and get parked with the group. Tickets are $8.50 for all three movies, if you can make it that long! Search “North Country Bears Drive-in & Pig Out” on Facebook for more info.