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March 7 • 8 p.m. – Midnight
The Woman’s Club • 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis
Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim at Purimball, an adult costume party for Jews and non-Jews. You’ll dance to the best of disco, 80’s, 90’s, and Top 40. There’s free valet parking, signature cocktails, and a photo booth. Enjoy lots of sweets, including Hamantaschen and vegan/gluten-free options. The best treat of all will be the pop-up dance performances by Queenie Von Curves Hayes and Sweetpea. Compete in a costume contest hosted by Joy Vey with fabulous prizes from gift baskets to gym memberships. 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to TC Jewfolk, which works to build a vibrant online resource for Jewish news and culture in the Twin Cities. The first 50 people to use the code TCJEWFOLK will receive $6 off the ticket price. Search “Purimball” on Facebook for more information.
Basic Goes Gaga
March 19 • 10 p.m.
Loring Pasta Bar • 327 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis
Snap out of that “Bad Romance” and get ready to go Gaga. DJ Fancy Restaurant is playing Gaga’s hits and misses all night, along with current favorites. Basic has a ton of surprises, so look out. This party can get crazy. 21+, $5 Cover. Search “Basic goes Gaga” on Facebook for more information.
March 20 • 10 p.m.
The Saloon • 830 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis
Bears and Cubs and Otters…Oh Grrrrrrr! What started in 2006 as a monthly San Francisco party has become the largest attended bear dance party and most prolific gay dance event in the country. For those of you who’ve never attended Bearracuda, expect awesome music, custom visuals, sexy go-go boys, and of course, lots of furry guys. Of course, the biggest part of any dance party is the music, and for Minneapolis Bearracuda, they’re bringing in DJ John LePage from San Francisco. It all adds up to a FURtastic evening with hundreds of friendly, furry guys. $10 cover. For more information, search “Bearracuda Minneapolis at The Saloon” on Facebook.
Immaculate – A White Party
March 21 • 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
eagleBOLTbar • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
Get your heavenly bodies ready for Immaculate – A White Party! This is a costumed event so come on down with as little or as much of your most brilliant/radiant costume/gear! $5 cover, and proceeds benefit YouthLink.
Plastic Language & 20th Anniversary Kickoff Event
March 28 • 5:30 p.m.
The Cowles Center for Dance
A 20th Anniversary Kickoff Event for ARENA Dances will be held at The Cowles Center prior to the closing night performance of Plastic Language. Tickets are $150, and includes a reserved ticket to the closing night performance of Plastic Language, heavy appetizers by Marin, a cash bar, craft cocktails by AVIV Vodka, and a sneak peek of performances that make up the 20th Anniversary Season — featuring some of the Twin Cities’ brightest dancers of the past 20 years. For tickets and more information, visit www.thecowlescenter.org for tickets. For more on ARENA Dances, turn to page 23.