Bear With Me (While I Tell You About….): 486
Saturday, January 18 • Doors 9pm
Kitty Kat Club • 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis
Meow. Black Hearts Burlesque, AJent O and the Kitty Cat Klub present Black Kat, a feverish dance event that bites back. Featuring gogo kittens, provocative performances curated by Elektra Cute, and a sexy soundtrack by AJent O! All are welcome at these limited engagements; Black Kat is the tri-yearly party that promises to scratch your back, and who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky. $10 per person. Must be 21+. More info at www.kittykatclub.net
Miss Minnesota Continental Plus & Elite 2014
Friday, January 24 • Doors 8:30pm • Starts 10pm
Gay 90’s • 408 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Minnesota Continental Pageantry, in association with The Ladies of LaFemme, is expanding its illustrious family and producing another pageant! They’ve added an Elite division (for the 40+ gals) to our existing Plus pageant, so it’s a 2 pageants in 1 event!! Come out to see the FINEST in female impersonation as the full figured and the over 40 and still fabulous compete to become Miss Minnesota; thus, qualifying them to compete in their respective National Pageant taking place in Chicago over Easter weekend. Tickets are $5-$20. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com and search “Miss Minnesota Continental Plus Elite 2014” for tickets and more information.
5th Annual Jewish Humor Festival
Sunday, January 18 – February 1 • 730pm
Sabes JCC Theatre • 4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd., Minneapolis
The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, which is getting ready to kick-off its 5th year, combines one-act plays, one-person shows, music performance, stand-up and improvisational comedy, story-telling, film, visual art, workshops, and so much more – all in celebration of the Jewish contribution to the world of humor! Opening night features lesbian comedian, Jessica Kirson. She’s been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Fresh Faces, Bravo’s The Great Things About Being, Seasons 2 and 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jessica has also performed in numerous comedy festivals and clubs throughout the US. Also appearing opening night is Chicago-based vintage variety act Plucky Rosenthal who has been on the scene for five years, producing two one-woman shows and headlining variety nights in the Chicagoland area. A semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award, and with training spanning improv, music, clown, and mime, she has a keen eye for classic comedy with a modern take, combining old school joke telling, clever original music, and energetic physical comedy. Recommended for 18+ (language/content) Tickets and more information available at http://www.sabesjcc.org/humor-fest.php
19 Bar’s January Pool Tournament
Sunday, January 19 • 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 www.facebook.com and search “The 19 Bar” for more information.
Bear Bar Night
January 25 • 8-11pm
Bolt Underground • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
Hey, the column is called Bear With Me, so there needs to be a “Bear” event listed. 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.ncbears.com for more info.