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A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
November 28 – January 4, 2015
Alexander Ramsey House • 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul

Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Victorian Christmas with special holiday tours. See original family ornaments and family gifts, hear holiday music played on the 1875 Steinway piano, and taste fresh cookies baked in the wood stove. Discover how the Ramsey family and servants celebrated the exciting holiday season. Visit for tickets and more info.

Black and Blue Ball
November 29 • 9pm-2am
eagleBOLTbar • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

Strap on your harness, slip on your sleaze-tees, breakout your Nasty Pig gear, or come as you are…its time to sweat to the deep and dirty beats of DJ Naughty Boyy. The new official close to Eagle Bolt Bar Leather Month is back for it’s second year in the dark disco of the Bolt! Lets get ready … and just dance! Visit for more info.

Lavender’s December First Thursday – Presented by Ketel One
December 4 • 5:30-8pm
Mattie’s on Main • 43 Main St. SE, Minneapolis

The annual holiday edition of First Thursdays is always a festive event. Join Lavender Magazine, Twin Cities HRC, OutFront MN, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, North Country Bears, Minneapolis Movie Bears, Twin Cities Quorum, Prime Timers MSP, Twin Cities Pride, MN Freedom Band, Freedom Jazz, One Voice Mixed Chorus and our sponsors Ketel One Vodka, Messerli & Kramer, and Little Black Dress Wines as we celebrate the holiday season. Admission is FREE – No RSVP needed. There’s also no dress code, so come as you are. The evening features complimentary appetizers, cash bar with featured Ketel One cocktails, cocktail and wine sampling and prize registrations. There’s plenty of parking available, Visit or search “Lavender’s December First Thursday” on Facebook for more information.

Jim Brickman presents Yesterday Once More
December 5-6 • 7:30pm
Cowles Center • Minneapolis Marriott NW • 7025 Northland Dr. N., Brooklyn Park

Travel back in time and surrender to the sweet sounds of the ‘70’s! From producer Jim Brickman comes Yesterday Once More, the ultimate tribute to the music of Richard and Karen Carpenter! Starring Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Michelle Carter & John Trones. *Bell Bottoms Optional. After the show the party continues! Meet the cast for drinks at Mason’s Restaurant & Barre, next door to the Cowles Center! Visit for tickets and more info.

The Town House Bar’s 2nd Annual fundraiser for Saint Stephen’s Street Outreach and the Saint Paul Mounted Patrol
December 5-26
The Town House • 1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul

All of the “regularly scheduled shows” at The Town House, including Dragged Out, Lip Service, The Pumps and Pearls Revue, Sparkle, Suck It, and YOLO will be performing a “special song” during their show; all $$$ raised during that number will be paid forward to these two local organizations. Visit for more info.

Play With My Poodle For Christmas
December 5-21
Illusion Theater • 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

A beauty pageant titleholder must be single. But that was back in 1981 and Miss Richfield’s clock is ticking. So she’s on the prowl to find Mr. Right…now! In her all new show Play With My Poodle For Christmas! we find Miss R joyously looking for a suitable mate with colorful videos, twisted sing-a-longs, and a healthy heap of audience interaction. Tickets start at $31. Visit for tickets and more info.

Swing in the Season
December 7 • 3-5:30pm
The Woman’s Club • 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis

Swing in the holiday season with Freedom Jazz, a 16-piece big band jazz ensemble. There’s free parking, dancing, a cash bar, and of course, some hot jazz to tap your feet and dance to. Visit for more info.

Movember on Main – Show Off Your Work
December 7 • 5-8pm
Mattie’s on Main • 43 Main St. SE, Minneapolis

Celebrate the end of Movember 2014 and show off your Mo! Mattie’s is the place to show off your moustache for a good cause. For every $20 donated you get a free draft beer and a coupon for a free appetizer. Prizes, including an Apple TV. It’s an evening of mustaches, beer and men’s health. Search “Movember on Main” on Facebook for more info.

Quorum’s Holiday Party
December 9 • 6-8:30pm
Location: Minneapolis Marriott NW • 7025 Northland Dr. N., Brooklyn Park

Please join Quorum for an evening of holiday cheer as they celebrate the past year and look ahead to 2015. Make sure to bring lots of business cards as this is a wonderful evening for networking. All are welcome to attend the celebration! Search “Quorum’s 2014 Holiday Party” on Facebook for further details, including the party location.

Flip Phone
December 11 • 10pm-1:45am
Loring Past Bar • 327 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis

What’s more BASIC than an ugly sweater party? Well nothing. Join DJ Fancy Restaurant and friends for a salute to the holiday season. The evening includes Dreidel with a Drag Queen, Midnight Ugly Sweater contest, Naughty Santa’s Helpers, Reverse White Elephant (No giving, only receiving), 50% off of domestic bottles and rail vodka, lots of dancing to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” 21+. Search “Flip Phone presents BASIC: An Ugly Sweater Party” on Facebook for more info.

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert
December 12-14
Ted Mann Concert Hall • 2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus performs their annual holiday concert with special guests The Copper Street Brass Quintet. Joyful and Triumphant features treasured classics as well as new surprises to unwrap, filled with the magic and wonder of the holiday season. Musical selections include Morten Lauridsen’s Sure On This Shining Night, John Rutter’s Gloria, Welcome Yule by Craig Carnahan and O Come All Ye Faithful. Kick off your holiday season with Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus! Tickets are $30-$53. Visit to purchase your tickets.

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