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Arts of Vietnam Opening Night Event
May 22 • 5:30-9pm
Jeromeo • 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis
One of the great things about the Twin Cities is the diverse art available to view and purchase. Here’s a rare opportunity to view amazing lacquer paintings coming here from a group of national treasures artists in Vietnam, including Dinh Quan, Nguyen Quoc Huy, Nguyen Hai Nam, Hung Khuynh and Hoang Trong Tien. There will also be a huge collection of beautiful looking and sounding gongs from Vietnam. The evening includes live music, wines and light food. If you can’t make opening night, the works will be up through June 21. After that, they’ll be having various works from a variety of artists on an ongoing basis. For the opening night event, please RSVP to [email protected]. Search “Arts of Vietnam Opening Night” on Facebook for more information.
MIX: The Endless Farewell Tour
May 25 • 6pm
Union Rooftop • 731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Just like Cher, MIX never really goes away completely. Return to the Union rooftop — rain or shine – for a Memorial Weekend party featuring long-time residents, DJ SHIEK and DJ LENKA PARIS. As usual, there’s no cover. And as usual, everyone will be there. Leave your attitude at home, come as you are and don’t make any early plans on Monday… it’s going to be a fun night. Search “MIX: The Endless Farewell Tour” on Facebook for more information.
May 30 • 10pm-2am
eagleBOLTbar • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
As their promotional materials state, Log Jamz is a celebration of Jamz and Logs, and everyone is welcome. Join Flip Phone’s DJ Fancy Restaurant for a brand new party at eagleBOLTbar. The event includes nonstop Jamz all night, lumber inspirations, specialty timber cocktails, best plaid outfit contest, and Go-Go Lumberjacks…WOOF! This gives a whole new meaning to the term “chopping wood.” 😉 $5 cover. Search “Log Jamz” on Facebook for more information.
10th Annual East Central Minnesota Pride
June 1 • Noon-5pm
Voyageur Park • 600 1st Ave. NW, Pine City
Make your way just north of the Twin Cities as Minnesota’s small-town Pride once again kicks off the Pride season. The 10th Annual East Central MN Pride also marks the 15th anniversary of the event’s founding organization, East Central MN Men’s Circle. This is also the 10th consecutive year Pine City will be playing host to this big event. The event is a day of fun, family, community and connection. It also gives GLBT people of East Central Minnesota, those questioning, and their friends, family and allies an opportunity to meet and build community in an otherwise isolated part of the state. This year’s event will be emceed by WCCO’s Edward Moody, and features some great Bluegrass music by Hey Lonesome, and a special performance by Esera Tuaolo. The event is free to attend, and there’ll be plenty of good food, musical entertainment, vendors, and much more. Visit http://eastcentralminnesotapride.com for more information.