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Saints & Sinners
May 30-31 • 8pm
Ritz Theater • 345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis

Have you been naughty or nice? Is that an angel on your shoulder or a little devil? Either way OutLoud! will sway you into guilty musical pleasures when they return to the Ritz Theater this spring. You won’t want to miss the good boys of OutLoud! misbehavin’. You’ll have a devilishly good time. Visit for more information.


May 30 • 10pm – 2am
The Venue • 315 First Ave. N., Minneapolis

WerQ Events kicks off their second year with a new party at a new space. Funhouse – the new laser light dance party and video arcade event. DJ Braden Thomas will warm up the night with an intoxicating opening set paired up with DJ MF. Don’t miss the 180 video screens, LED wall, video arcade and the Function One sound system, not to mention the special effects and goodies WerQ events always brings. Free before 11pm, $10 after. Get there early. Search “WerQ Events – Funhouse” on Facebook for more information.


An Irish Hooley
May 31 • 7:30-9pm
Lake Harriet Bandshell • 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis

Join One Voice Mixed Chorus and The Hounds of Finn for a spirited Irish Hooley on the shores of Lake Harriet. Clap your hands, tap your toes, sing along, and dance a jig to send One Voice off in style on our tour of Ireland. FREE and family-friendly! Search “An Irish Hooley” on Facebook for more information.


Grand Old Day
June 1
Grand Ave., St. Paul

The largest 1-day festival in the Midwest, Grand Old Day brings together people of all ages and interests and some great people watching. The only requirement is that you like having fun! Whether you’re looking for the best summer parades in Minnesota (complete with candy, of course!), Minnesota music festivals to jam out to, some of the best fair foods Minnesota has to offer, or just some good old Minnesota family fun activities in the sun – St. Paul’s Grand Old Day is the place to be! The festival features 4 “districts,” along Grand Avenue, stretching from Fairview Avenue to Wheeler Street. With the Family Fun Activities District, the Home & Garden District, the Sporting District, and the Entertainment District, it is one of the best Twin Cities events for people of all ages and tastes. The event is free to attend. Visit for more information.


BECAUSE: A Community Gathering
June 6-8
University of Minnesota • Minneapolis

The BECAUSE Conference is the annual conference of the Bisexual Organizing Project, dedicated to building an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi*) community in the United States. Allies are enthusiastically invited to participate in this fantastic experience!  BECAUSE, which stands for “Bisexual Empowerment Conference, A Uniting Supportive Experience,” is welcoming and inclusive of all people, including but not limited to people of all genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, sexes, relationship orientations, races, ethnicities, national origins, abilities, religions, sizes, political affiliations, and others. Visit for more information.

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