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Woman’s Club Pride dance
June 28 • 8pm
Woman’s Club • 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis
Join DJ Sheik as she spins the hottest tunes during a special Pride dance at the Woman’s Club. While your there, enjoy the fireworks display going on at dusk. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit www.pridedancewomansclub.eventbrite.com for more information.
One Voice Mixed Chorus Pride Concert
June 29 • 3pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral • 519 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis
Put a little song in your heart and help close out Pride month is style by joining the One Voice Mixed Chorus for this year’s FREE Pride Concert followed by a 4:00 pm worship service. Visit www.ovmc.org for more information.
Reclaim – Dildo Bingo Night
June 29 • 6-9pm
Hell’s Kitchen • 80 9th St. S., Minneapolis
With a name like Dildo Bingo, you know it has to be a fun night of bingo. Enjoy great food, meeting new friends, and the chance to win some awesome prizes! Your host for this 18+ event is Tif Dynamite, and bingo cards are $5. Best of all, your bingo paying pleasure will support RECLAIM’s financially and culturally accessible therapy to LGBTQ youth and their families. Visit www.reclaim-lgbtyouth.org for more information.
Lavender’s First Thursday
July 3 • 5:30-8pm
Burger Moe’s • 242 W. 7th St., St. Paul
After Twin Cities Pride activities, attention turns to a bevy of summer events, and there’s no better way to head into July 4th weekend and kicking off your summer than enjoying a summer evening on the Burger Moe’s patio during Lavender’s July First Thursday. Admission is FREE and dress code is “come as you are.” They’ll be drink specials, complimentary appetizers, and lots of prize drawings. Visit “Lavender’s July First Thursday” on Facebook for more information.
July 3 • 5pm-2am
Union Rooftop • 825 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
After you’re done enjoying soaking up the sun and a few cocktails during First Thursday at Burger Moe’s, head over to Union Rooftop where things will be heating up just as the sun goes down. It’s the last MiX of the midsummer season, so join your host, Dave Em, for what’s always a great party. No cover, 21+. Search “ MIX: Independence!” on Facebook for more information.
Red Ribbon Ride
One of the most popular events, the Red Ribbon Ride, is also one that does so much good for our community. The Red Ribbon Ride is a 4-day, 300-mile ride for HIV/AIDS that supports 8 Minnesota AIDS service organization. This year’s Ride is taking a new route, which includes stops in Belle Plaine, Mankato and Waconia. And if you can’t do the Ride, come cheer the riders when they start at Mall of America and finish at the State Capitol. Visit www.redribbonride.org for more information.