990 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis
This inclusive night of performance at the legendary LUSH nightclub shines a spotlight on artists who identify as queer, trans, and people of color. This installment of the 18+ monthly cabaret event will feature amazing artists including Jac Pau, Tank TopOff, Trixi Del Mar, Eun Bee Yes, and Azalia Iman, with the show’s tech sponsors in the form of Twin Cities Sirens, a leather club for trans women and trans-feminine individuals. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
Lavender’s February First Thursday
Sneaky Pete’s Ultimate Fun Bar
14 N. 5th St., Minneapolis
Kick back and relax with Lavender at our latest First Thursday happy hour event at Sneaky Pete’s in downtown Minneapolis! Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, this fantastic social event offers up complimentary light appetizers, samplings of drink specials from Tito’s, and a cash bar. Come as you are, enter for a chance to win great prizes, and register for free ahead of time at lavendermedia.eventbrite.com. The event runs from 5:30-8 p.m.
Yeah! Back 2 The 90’s & 2000’s Dance Party
2916 Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis
Relive the hottest dance tracks from the 1990s and 2000s with this free, 21+ dance party at the Uptown VFW. Whether it’s R&B, pop, hip-hop, or reggae, you’re guaranteed to break a serious sweat all night long. Accompanied by live, high-quality music video mixing, this event will be curated by DJ Manny Duke of the Wintergreen Team, and will feature performances by DJ A-Quil. The event kicks off at 9 p.m.
301 Summit Ave., St. Paul
$15 ($10 for GAI Haus members)
Prepare yourself for the naughtiest night of the year when the Germanic-American Institute of St. Paul hosts Karneval Tanzparty, a night of burlesque, disco, and drag that you’re likely to never forget. This fabulous event will feature cabaret performances courtesy of Black Hart Burlesque, including superstar performers Elektra Cute and MC Mistress Victoria DeVille, as well as an amateur drag competition that will benefit JustUs Health, a group that works for equitable health care access for the GLBT community and those living with HIV.
Costumes are not required, but highly encouraged. Libations and a food truck will be provided. The event runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
TCFF Awards Night at Can Can Wonderland
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave. N., Suite 4, St. Paul
Enjoy the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards with some good ol’ fashioned mini-golf and arcade games! Twin Cities Film Fest and Can Can Wonderland are offering a night to remember with the Oscars being projected on a big screen and the audio piped over the PA system, so you can keep up with the big winners while you’re hitting the links.
Each ticket will include a one-hour arcade wristband, so you can play as many arcade games as you want in 60 minutes. All proceeds will benefit TCFF. Amazing food and drinks will also be available for purchase. The event kicks off at 6 p.m.