The Feminist Strip Club
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Feminist Strip Club

What do you know about the historical and social context of erotic dance in the Twin Cities? Hear from Target Studio artist-in-residence Monica Sheets; Beth Hartman, a lecturer in the UMN Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota; and Jayne Swift, a PhD candidate in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department, whose scholarship and activism focus on the history of commercial sex economies and on enhancing the political, social, and economic power of sex workers. Supported by Stardust.

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Out Climb: Queer Climbing Event
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Out Climb: Queer Climbing Event

OUTclimb is a new queer climbing club that will be hosting community events at Minneapolis Bouldering Project! OUTclimb's mission is to cultivate an all inclusive queer climbing community in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

We would love for climbers of all levels to come boulder! WEAR PINK! Anyone and everyone is welcome, come as you are and bring your friends!

Day passes for the event are $16/adult or $12 student.

These gatherings will be at 7PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Meet us in the back Amphitheater for a tour of the building, and we will make sure y'all know where everything is.

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Video Variant Episode 5!
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Video Variant Episode 5!

Video Variant is a film screening series exclusively dedicated to supporting the work of LGBTQIA+ filmmakers! Come by to see the incredible work of five local filmmakers! Celebrate their work and discuss it with them.
See films by:
Leila Awadallah
Noah Lawrence-Holder
Paige Carlson
Kelley Meister
Molly Parker Stuart

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Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha reads from Care Work
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha reads from Care Work

In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.

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Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group

Come to Family Tree’s free Gender Support Group. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday beginning October 8th. Light snacks will be provided including GF and vegan options.

The group is open to all Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming and other people questioning their gender. This is a peer to peer support group - all facilitators identify as something other than cisgender. 

Interpreters will be provided when requested.

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Body fail body
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Body fail body

This Happening is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

body fail body
featuring the work of LISA MARIE BRIMMER, PEDRO PABLO LANDER, MARCELA MICHELLE, KAT PURCELL, KEILA ANALI SAUCEDO, YONI TAMANG and TAJA WILL

The Guthrie is proud to host a one-night-only event from the producers of Lightning Rod — a local theater initiative that produces of-the-moment performance art and celebrates queer and trans artistry. Through a collaborative array of dance, movement, song, poetry, absurdism, ritual, dialogue, call and response and more, this real-time experience/experiment in continuity invites the audience to not only bear witness, but take part in the responsibility and honor of the work. Join us for this special event featuring Twin Cities artists who dare to look at current events and create a forum for art and community that allows us all to respond.

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The Laramie Project: A Reading and Conversation
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Laramie Project: A Reading and Conversation

This Happening is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

The Laramie Project: A Reading and Conversation
featuring RECLAIM
directed by LEIGH FONDAKOWSKI

In response to the brutal murder of Matthew Shephard in 1998, a group of theater artists traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, and conducted hundreds of interviews about the hate crime. Drawing from their research, personal journal entries and news reports, they created The Laramie Project — an innovative, dialogue-driven theater piece that has been performed across the country and around the world since its 2002 debut. Directed by the play’s head writer Leigh Fondakowski and featuring staff, clients and community members of RECLAIM, this special evening of reading and conversation will look at how Shephard’s death and The Laramie Project have impacted queer culture and youth for the past two decades.

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7th (Almost) Annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

7th (Almost) Annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic

The (almost) annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic is back, after a year hiatus, and hotter, more sensual, sultry, saucy and scintillating than ever! Now in a new location - Moon Palace Books at 3032 Minnehaha Ave - and with a new co-sponsor, RARE Productions, along with your perennial hosts, Palabristas: Latinx Word Slingers.

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Controlled Burn - Queer Performance for a World on Fire
Feb
14
to Feb 16

Controlled Burn - Queer Performance for a World on Fire

Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration.


An intersectional space for queer performers, Controlled Burn is a cabaret-type festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Maia Jean and Dua Saleh. This special three-night event features a unique lineup each evening.

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TransFabulous Workshop
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

TransFabulous Workshop

TransFabulous is a series of monthly art workshops at Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central led by artists who identify as transgender (trans) or gender non-conforming (GNC). The series is funded in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. It occurs the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Library Commons, 1st floor Minneapolis Central Library.

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Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group

Come to Family Tree’s free Gender Support Group. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday beginning October 8th. Light snacks will be provided including GF and vegan options.

The group is open to all Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming and other people questioning their gender. This is a peer to peer support group - all facilitators identify as something other than cisgender. 

Interpreters will be provided when requested.

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Healing Trauma Across Communities
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Healing Trauma Across Communities

One of the devastating tools within the colonizers’ toolbox has been the practice of Divide and Conquer, creating fear and distrust among and between Indigenous and communities of color. In this More Than a Single conversation, we will discuss how sharing our stories, not just of pain, but also of our beauty and strength, has allowed us to survive this practice. Featuring: Shannon Gibney, IBé, Neri Diaz, Kao Kalia Yang & Diane Wilson. Moderator: Carolyn Holbrook.

Opening poem: Diana Nguyen

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For the Love of Art - Telling Queer History February
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

For the Love of Art - Telling Queer History February

TELLING QUEER HISTORY is a series of gatherings based on sharing stories in an open, informal, and participatory format. It’s about connecting queer communities, queer history and generations so that we can learn from our shared past, present, and future.*

*Allies are welcome to join, listen and volunteer. Hearing our stories is a great way to be an ally, allowing and assisting us in having the space to tell our stories is a way to be an advocate. Thanks!

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Indigo World
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Indigo World

  • In The Heart of the Beast Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come experience a night of music, art, creativity, community, and dancing with Indigo Crew.

We go beyond the limitations of genre and gender.

We bring waves of color spectrum to life.

We transmit waves of sound, movement, and light.

We conduct energizing frequencies through music.

Experience Indigo World.

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Out Climb: Queer Climbing Event
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Out Climb: Queer Climbing Event

OUTclimb is a new queer climbing club that will be hosting community events at Minneapolis Bouldering Project! OUTclimb's mission is to cultivate an all inclusive queer climbing community in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

We would love for climbers of all levels to come boulder! WEAR PINK! Anyone and everyone is welcome, come as you are and bring your friends!

Day passes for the event are $16/adult or $12 student.

These gatherings will be at 6:30PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Meet us in the back Amphitheater for a tour of the building, and we will make sure y'all know where everything is.

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Febraury Really Really Free Market
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Febraury Really Really Free Market

  • East Philips Park Cultural and Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to a Really Really Free Market in the East Phillips Park building, 2399 S 17th Ave on Saturday, January 5 from 1-3 PM. 

Everything here is FREE: offer what you'd like to give and take what you would like to receive. Food, music, and company are as welcome as objects. Enjoy an afternoon in the gift economy!

Please treat everything as a gift, and please take back with you any things that you have brought that nobody has taken.

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Cripping Intersectionality: Neurodiversity & Disability Justice
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Cripping Intersectionality: Neurodiversity & Disability Justice

Event description:
Our bodies are sick, disabled, mad, wobbly, flappy. We are
everywhere, working, loving, playing, laboring for
liberation, yearning for community. Yet even the most
radical and revolutionary movements constantly erase
our labor and our existence, writing us out of our own
communities ― especially at intersections of race, gender,
and class. Disabled people's cultural work, community
building, and leadership offer necessary interventions for
liberation work grounded in intersectional theory and practice.

ASL interpreted event ! site is wheelchair accessible ! no scented products, please ! for other access needs, complete this request form or contact ostrove@macalester.edu
CO-SPONSORED BY WOMEN’S GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES, DISABILITY SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT OF MULTICULTURAL LIFE, THE KOFI ANNAN INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP, AMERICAN STUDIES

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Queer in Recovery
Jan
30
8:30 PM20:30

Queer in Recovery

If you’re struggling with addiction or sobriety, or just want to connect with other queer folx in recovery, please join us at our meeting 😊

We've removed the gendered and religious language from our printed readings, materials, and the steps, to help make recovery more accessible to queer and trans people.

We meet every Wednesday night at 8:30 at the Seward Cafe.

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Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group

Come to Family Tree’s free Gender Support Group. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday beginning October 8th. Light snacks will be provided including GF and vegan options.

The group is open to all Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming and other people questioning their gender. This is a peer to peer support group - all facilitators identify as something other than cisgender. 

Interpreters will be provided when requested.

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Queer in Recovery
Jan
23
8:30 PM20:30

Queer in Recovery

If you’re struggling with addiction or sobriety, or just want to connect with other queer folx in recovery, please join us at our meeting 😊

We've removed the gendered and religious language from our printed readings, materials, and the steps, to help make recovery more accessible to queer and trans people.

We meet every Wednesday night at 8:30 at the Seward Cafe.

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The Stars and The Blackness Between Them: A Reading
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Stars and The Blackness Between Them: A Reading

Writer and runaway witch, Junauda Petrus is sharing excerpts from her upcoming debut, YA novel, that is a coming of age, end of life, falling in love, prison abolitionist, diasporic queer love story that will be released this September on Dutton, The Stars and The Blackness Between Them. Come listen to her share from this work, and speak to the intersections of ancestral healing, soul astrology and Caribbean queerness and witchiness in this work. Special Guests and wild geniuses, Julia Sangodare Roxanne Wallace and Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

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Out Climb: Queer Climbing Event
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Out Climb: Queer Climbing Event

OUTclimb is a new queer climbing club that will be hosting community events at Minneapolis Bouldering Project! OUTclimb's mission is to cultivate an all inclusive queer climbing community in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

We would love for climbers of all levels to come boulder! WEAR PINK! Anyone and everyone is welcome, come as you are and bring your friends!

Day passes for the event are $16/adult or $12 student.

These gatherings will be at 6:30PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Meet us in the back Amphitheater for a tour of the building, and we will make sure y'all know where everything is.

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Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group

Come to Family Tree’s free Gender Support Group. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month. Light snacks will be provided including GF and vegan options. The group is open to all Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming and other people questioning their gender. This is a peer to peer support group - all facilitators identify as something other than cisgender.

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