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Jul to the World, A Nordic Christmas
Now thru Sunday, January 5, 2014
American Swedish Institute • 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis

Experience the joy and warmth of the holidays at the American Swedish Institute (ASI)’s “Jul to the World” celebration this winter. ASI hosts a wide array of holiday exhibits, events and programs perfect for everyone: from musical performances for families, to a romantic date night with a special someone, to unique after hours holiday glögg (mulled wine) tours at the ornately decorated historic Turnblad Mansion or enjoy a hot chocolate and baked goods around an outside bonfire in ASI’s Enchanted Forest. Explore contemporary holiday traditions and farm to table seasonal cuisine throughout the Mansion in the beloved annual holiday rooms of the five Nordic countries. Visit for more information.


19 Bar’s November Pool Tournament
Sunday, November 17 • 4pm
19 Bar • 19 W. 15th St., Minneapolis

Chalk up your pool cue! It’s time for the 19 Bar’s monthly pool tournament! $5 entry fee! There’s a CASH PRIZE for the winner, and $15 BAR TABS for 2nd and 3rd place! Don’t miss it! Visit and search “The 19 Bar” for more information.


Life Is A Cabaret
Sunday, November 17 • 2pm
Marriott Ballroom • 5901 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park

Join the Minnesota Freedom Band for a cabaret concert featuring a Broadway Sing-A-Long, Cabaret style seating at tables, Broadway music you know and love, and of course the Minnesota Freedom Band. Get your favorite beverage at the cash bar and enjoy some great Broadway music. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. There are also a limited number of $25 VIP tickets, which includes front row seating and a glass of champagne. Visit for more information.


Transgender Day of Remembrance
Wednesday, November 20 • 7pm
Living Table United Church of Christ
4001 38th Ave. S., Minneapolis

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to raise awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender violence, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. Visit for more information.

Thursday, November 21 • 7-10pm
The Saloon • 830 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

MASKS:2 is a collection of photographs that explore the masks that we wear and the masks that control us. The event features art from Ryan Coit, Tim Davis, and Erik Janzen. Due to imagery and subject matter, this collection is for mature audiences only. Search “MASKS:2 Photography Collection” on Facebook for more information.

Bear Bar Night

Saturday, November 23 • 8-11pm
eagleBOLTbar • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

Otters, and Cubs, and Bears, OH MY! 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, otters, cubs, and their admirers…Grrr. Visit for more information.


Triangle of Hope Presents: 18th Anniversary Ex-drag-a-ganza
Sunday, November 24 • 5-8pm
Town House

Join Triangle of Hope as they celebrate their 18th birthday with an event featuring an all-star lineup of Twin Cities entertainers, 50/50 raffles, light buffet, and much more. It all benefits Clare Housing. Hosted by Mary Brewster, and featuring Barbara Gordon, Burberry Vuitton, Gucci Velour, Lady Katie, Mia Dorr, Tonia Lee Collins, Ti-Nea’. Visit for more information.


We’re All Going To Hell by Black Hearts Burlesque
Friday, November 29 • Doors 9:30pm • Show 10:30pm
Hell’s Kitchen • 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis

Join the Black Hearts on Black Friday as they celebrate the things they’re most thankful for……T & A! $10/21+. November’s incarnation includes a silent auction benefitting Save-A-Bull, a pit bull rescue, rehabilitation, and rehome organization. Reserved seating is available for $20. Please email [email protected] to reserve seats.



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