2014 Spring Arts & Dining

Plan your Spring & summer Arts enjoyment with these Arts & dining Pairings & Previews Shakespeare’s Will The Jungle Theater www.jungletheater.com Venue: The Jungle Theater through March 23, 2014 Cathleen Fuller gives a sumptuous solo […]

YPG: The Art Scene’s Next Generation

According to Next Generation Consulting, a market research firm that helps marketers reach young consumers, the average arts patron is 52. In other words, arts organizations need to find a way to attract 20- and […]

Dateland: Edelweiss

A few weeks ago, I took my dad to the hospital for brain surgery. It was considered “elective surgery” (yes, there’s such a thing as elective brain surgery…who knew?), so it was an oddly bureaucratic […]

Queer Music Concert Preview Guide

If you’re looking to celebrate local GLBTQ identities while taking in the sounds of music, look no further. Lavender has curated a list of GLBTQ concerts put on by local organizations celebrating diversity and empowering […]

Books: 490

Monument Road Charlie Quimby Torrey House Press $16.95 Leonard Self, an aging rancher, is heading up Monument Road to scatter his wife’s ashes–a year ago on her deathbed Inetta  exacted his promise–from her favorite lookout. […]

Bear With Me (While I Tell You About…): 490

Esther’s Coming Out Party Sunday, March 16 • 6-10pm Buddha Lounge • 2550 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis The Jewish holiday of Purim is approaching, and J-Pride is putting on a Purim party for GLBT Jews and […]

The Magic Flute

Minnesota Opera www.mnopera.org Venue: Ordway April 12 through 27, 2014 Slapstick comedy, romantic fantasy, Masonic rituals, fire-breathing dragons, magical flutes, and the one true Queen of the Night are taking over the stage at the […]

From the Editor: Foot Fashion: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

In this issue, we’re debuting our new Fashion Quarterly called Lav.fash™. Concepted by Justin Jones and Brandon McCray, we’ll feature quarterly sections on style as it relates to our readership and our fashion scene here […]

Leather Life: Leather, BDSM and Creativity

We all know the stereotype: Gay men are creative. Hairdressers, designers and florists—what more do you need to know? Well, if it could be argued that this particular stereotype reflects reality, I would argue the […]

Skirting The Issues: Freak Show

I had started my annual so-it’s-Valentine’s Day-and-I’m-still-dateless article when a friend tipped me off to a developing story about a journalist outing a gender variant person who later committed suicide. I quickly investigated and then […]

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