Twin Cities Leather Weekend
830 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
$25 (Sunday brunch buffet)
Get ready for the leather event of the year when Twin Cities Leather Weekend rocks The Saloon during Valentine’s Weekend! The festivities kicks off with a special 7 p.m. meet and greet on Friday, followed by Tank: A Leather/Gear Night for everyone at 9 p.m. Saturday will see Kink Education Classes courtesy of Twin Cities Sirens and T-REXX at 12:30 p.m., and then the Mr. Twin Cities Leather 2020 Contest commences at 8 p.m., followed by a 10 p.m. Victory Party. Finish up this leather spectacular with a special brunch and Bobbie Smith Award presentation at 11 a.m. on Sunday, and, of course, a Saloon shower contest at 11 p.m.
GRRL SCOUT Stoplight Party
The Varsity Theater
1308 4th St. SE, Minneapolis
Dance night dynamo GRRL SCOUT lights up your post-Valentine weekend with their semi-annual Queer Stoplight Party at the Varsity Theater! Burn up the dance floor while DJ Sarah White and DJ Izzie P play hot tracks all night long. Haven’t been to a Stoplight party? Visitors can claim one of three bracelets that best represent one’s relationship status: green if you’re single, yellow if you’re more of an open book, and red if you’re spoken for and just want to dance. Alexandro Rox also makes their GRRL SCOUT stage debut for this 21+ extravaganza. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
The Black Hart of Saint Paul
1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul
If it’s the third Friday of the month, that means that Dragged Out is ready to party at The Black Hart in St. Paul! Hosted by Xavier, this diverse cast of GLBT performers will put on an electric drag show that can’t be missed. Learn why these superstars have been beloved all over the Midwest since 2006. The action kicks off at 10 p.m.
All That 90s Party
701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis
Everybody dance now! In the mood for some No Doubt? Backstreet Boys? Maybe a little bit of the Spice Girls and The Fugees? Then electric slide yourself down to the Mainroom of First Avenue for this amazing evening of ’90s dance hits from the realms of hip-hop, R&B, New Jack Swing, grunge, and more. Hot tracks from yesteryear will be spun by San Francisco’s DJ Dave Paul and Philadelphia’s DJ Marco for this unforgettable night of Vogue-ing and Hammer Time-ing, kicking off at 9 p.m.