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WerQ 1 Year Anniversary
Saturday, April 19 • 10pm-4am
Saloon • 830 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
WerQ is celebrating its 1 year anniversary where it all began. Come experience the AMAZiNG light show and amazing beats. International DJ/Producer and recent Just Circuit nominee DJ GRIND is pumping up the celebration with DJ MF serving us afterhours into the early morning. It’s a night NOT to be missed. Search “WerQ 1 Year Anniversary” on Facebook for more information.
David Olaf Brown Memorial Easter Bonnet Parade
Sunday, April 20 • 10am
eagleBOLTbar • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
It’s time to get your favorite Easter bonnet out of the closet! Started by David Olaf Brown and Pauly Sayen in the mid-2000’s, the annual David O. Brown Easter Bonnet Parade has become an annual rite of spring in the GLBT community. David and Pauly were looking to create an event to bring their friends together before Pride, and Pauly mentioned friends of his in Dallas would get together around Easter wearing hats and bonnets during brunch and beer bust. From a first year total of 5 or 6 people, the event has grown by leaps and bounds (a little bunny humor). Although David sadly passed away a couple of years ago, the event that now carries his name continues to grow, and includes brunch at eagleBOLTbar, a parade walk around the block, food shelf drive, and contest for best bonnet. For more information, visit “Easter Bonnet Parade 2014” on Facebook.
PFund’s Annual Cabaret
Saturday, April 26 • 10pm-2am
Mill City Nights • 111 5th St. N., Minneapolis
This year, PFund’s annual cabaret after-party will be hosted by Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Most Dazzling Dancer” Sweetpea. Joining her will be local luminaries Queenie von Curves and Vivienne Le Détruire, music by DJ Kris Holiday, and other special guests! Prepare for pop-up performances of drag, burlesque, pole, and go-go that will make this “Party for a Purpose” as sweet as it gets. All of the dollars raised at the SweetSpot Soiree go directly to PFund’s daily work to make our region safer and more fabulous for LGBT people. Visit www.pfundonline.org for more information.
Spring Swing 2014
Sunday, April 27 • 3pm
Marriott Minneapolis West • 9960 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park
Enjoy an afternoon of great jazz as The Minnesota Freedom Jazz Ensemble showcases its talent during their annual Spring Swing. The Minnesota Freedom Jazz, a 16-piece Big Band Jazz Ensemble, has performed all over the area, including the Dignity National Conference, Holiday Under Glass at the IDS Crystal Court, local and regional Pride events, Anoka Youth Pride, Rochester Pride, and the Twin Cities Pride Festivals. Visit www.mnfreedomband.org for tickets and more information.