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Minneapolis Movie Bears’ 6th Annual Oscar Party
February 22 • 5 p.m.
Chatterbox Pub • 800 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul
Join the Minneapolis Movie Bears for a Bear-y good Oscar party and Oscar trivia contest featuring at least 40 new questions, many of them based on this year’s movies. They’ll also distribute official Oscar ballots so you can cast your votes in the major categories. The top three ballots with the most correct choices will win fun movie prizes. Proceeds support the Movie Bears 2015 MN AIDS Walk team. Search “Minneapolis Movie Bears’ 6th Annual Oscar Party” on Facebook for more details.

Cast Party: A Showtune Sing-along & Open Mic!
February 22 • 6 p.m. – Midnight
Mattie’s on Main • 43 Main St. SE, Minneapolis
The evening starts at 6 p.m. with open mic, entertainment, and games. The awards will be shown at 7 p.m. with sing-offs and sing-alongs from winning best original songs from movie musicals during commercial breaks. Come sing, shout, and enjoy a cocktail with the Twin Cities best singers and your favorite showtunes from beloved classic and contemporary musicals in a sing-along style. Bring your book of sheet music, an original song, or all of your Broadway scores and sign up to sing solos or duets, participate in group numbers, compete in our sing-offs, or just sit back and watch! Play games, win prizes, and vote for your favorite!

Flip Phone presents Open Stage
February 26 • 8–9:30 p.m.
205 Hennepin Ave. E., Minneapolis
Do you have the fever to perform? Have you always wanted an audience? This is a non-judgmental open space to perform! Feel free to bring your drag, comedy, band, dance, hula hooping, burlesque, magic, PowerPoint presentation, etc. All performances cannot be longer than five minutes. Interested performers must email [email protected] to register. Performers can sign-up at the event, first come-first serve basis. Cost: $10 (includes cover to Flip Phone: Do It Again with Robyn). 21+, $4 drink specials. One lucky performer will get a paid spot at an upcoming Flip Phone dance party.

Bear Bar Night
February 28 • 8–11 p.m.
eagleBOLTbar • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
Hey, the column is called Bear With Me, so shouldn’t there be a “bear” event listed? Join the North Country Bears for their monthly Bear Bar Night in the Bolt Underground. $7 gets you a cup for keg beer, pop, and a whole lot of burly bears, Grrr. Visit for more info.

NSGRA Underwear Auction
March 7 • 6–10 p.m.
The Saloon • 830 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Join Mr. NSGRA and North Star Gay Rodeo Association’s Leather Titleholders and Pups as current and former titleholders and Pups will be auctioning off some fabulous underwear and jocks. $10 admission includes beer/soda bust, jello shots, prizes, and drawings. Funds support the North Star Gay Rodeo’s 2015 Rodeo! Yeehaw! Search “Mr. NSGRA and North Star Gay Rodeo Association’s Leather Titleholders and Pups Underwear Auction” on Facebook for more info.

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