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Hope House River Cruise
Monday, August 12 • Boarding 6pm • Cruise 7-10pm

Each year, one of the biggest fundraisers and wildest parties is the Annual River Cruise Party benefitting Hope House, and this year is sure to be another great party on the St. Croix River. Your cruise includes a chef’s choice buffet, raffles, door prizes, dancing, and music by YOLO. Tickets are $30. Call Scott at 651-494-8657 to reserve your tickets.


The Laramie Project
Performances: August 16-24
The People’s Center Theater • 425 20th Ave. S., 3rd Floor, Minneapolis

The People’s Theater brings to the stage the story of the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, and the town of Laramie, Wyoming that must face the repercussions. The play was originally created by members of the Tectonic Theater Project led by Moisés Kaufman, all of whom complied over 200 interviews of the residents of Laramie that discuss sentiments regarding homophobia and their community. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at


We’re All Going To Hell
Friday, August 23 • Doors 9:30pm • Show 10:30pm
Hell’s Kitchen • 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis

This is gonna be a HOT one! Randy Dandy, Sweetpea, and Foxy Tann & The Wham Bams all take the Black Hearts Burlesque stage, along with a very special guest, Kristina Nekyia. She’s a showgirl, belly dancer, circus contortion dancer, burlesque queen, pin up nymph, actress, fire-eater, director, writer, and a Renaissance Femme in the Technicolor world of show. Kristina was the 2010 First Runner-Up for the title of Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame competition in Las Vegas!


Minnesota State Fair
August 23-September 2
Fair Grounds • 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

More than 450 different food vendors and thousands of hot men walking around. What more could a gay bear want? Yes folks, it’s all at the Great Minnesota Get-Together– The Minnesota State Fair. In addition to lots of food and hot men, the fair is a showcase for Minnesota’s finest agriculture, art, and industry. The fair also features hundreds of entertainment options including music all around the fairgrounds; educational exhibits; hands-on experiences; more than 60 carnival rides; thousands of competitions; 11 nights of Grandstand shows.

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