Bear With Me (While I Tell You About…): 501

Quorum Coffee
August 8 • 7:30-9am
Twin Cities Leather & Latte • 2717 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Kickoff your morning by enjoying some quality networking with other members or individuals interested in learning more about Quorum. Twin Cities Leather & Latte will have delicious coffee and breakfast choices available for purchase so stop by, have the most important meal of the day, and make some great new connections. Be sure to bring business cards! Free to attend. Visit www.twincitiesquorum.com for more information.

 

Drive-In Night at the Movies
August 9 • 5:30pm
Vali-Hi Drive-In • 11260 Hudson Blvd. N., Lake Elmo

Join the Minneapolis Movie Bears and the North Country Bears for their final drive-in event of 2014. All the food, hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, and side dishes are supplied, so you’re only responsible for bringing your own movie snacks and beverages. The drive-in shows 3 first run films with the first one starting at dusk. Stay for one film or all of them. The movies playing that evening will be announced about a week in advance. Search “It’s Drive In time once again” on Facebook for more information.

 

Fargo-Moorhead Pride
August 14-17
Various Fargo-Moorhead locations

The Upper Midwest Pride season continues with Fargo-Moorhead Pride, which draws crowds from throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Canada, making it one of the nation’s largest rural celebrations. Events include a 5K run/walk, block party, parade, and Pride in the Park. Visit www.pridecollective.com/fmpride/ for more information.

 

LUSH 5th Anniversary Weekend

LUSH, one of the Twin Cities most popular bars turns 5, and they’re throwing themselves a big party for us all to enjoy. It all starts Friday night with One LUSH Fits All featuring DJ Miss Scarlett and the “Ladies of LUSH” bartending. The party continues Saturday night with a block party featuring DJ LA, DJ Gina Star, and HOT Go-Go Boys direct from Las Vegas. Visit www.lushfoodbar.com for more information.

 

Wendy Ho
August 15 • 10pm
Gay 90’s • 408 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

YouTube sensation Wendy Ho invades the Twin Cities and joins the Ladies of LaFemme for what’s sure to be an entertaining evening. Wendy Ho is one part skilled singer, one part comedienne, one part white rapper, and 100% entertainer. Ho got her start as a little honey boo boo child in a trailer court in Ohio. From the time she first belted out the theme from “The Jefferson’s,” at her Meemaw’s Bunco party, one thing was for certain “that chubby lil white girl has SOUL!” Come see the sensation for yourself. 18+ seating is first come, first serve. Visit www.gay90s.com for more information.

 

Tubing Down the Cannon River
August 16 • 10am
Welch Mill Canoeing & Tubing • 26389 County 7 Blvd., Welch

The Minneapolis Movie Bears and the North Country Bears are getting together again for another big day of Tubing down the Cannon River event, but you don’t have to be a bear, cub, or otter to join in the fun. Tubes are $10 each. After Tubing, many in the group will be going to Treasure Island Resort & Casino for the buffet or hitting a hamburger joint on the way back. Visit www.minneapolismoviebears.com or ncbears.com for more information.

 

19 Bar’s Pool Tournament
August 17 • 4pm
19 Bar • 19 W. 15th St., Minneapolis

Chalk up your pool cue! It’s time for the 19 Bar’s monthly pool tournament! $5 entry fee! There’s a CASH PRIZE for the winner, and $15 BAR TABS for 2nd and 3rd place! Don’t miss it! Visit www.facebook.com and search “The 19 Bar” for more information.

 

Flip Phone Pride
August 21 • 9:30pm
Honey Mpls • 205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Get ready to GO DEEP with Janet Jackson and Flip Phone. Step in front of that VELVET ROPE and let us take CONTROL. This party is ALL FOR YOU…maybe gets a little NASTY. DJ FANCY RESTAURANT spins Janet Jackson and other favorites, and there’ll be Janet Jackson inspired performances throughout the evening. $5 cover, 21+. Search “Flip Phone: Janet’s Escapade” on Facebook for more information.

 

Bear Bar Night
August 23 • 8-11pm
Bolt Underground • 515 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

Join the North Country Bears for their monthly Bear Bar Night in the Bolt Underground. $7 gets you a cup for keg beer, pop, and a whole lot of burly bears, Grrr. And if you need something to gnaw on, the eagleBOLTbar offers pizza, sandwiches, burgers, and other munchies. Visit www.ncbears.com for more info.

 

2014 Miss Toast of The Town House
August 23 • 9pm
Town House • 1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul

Head on over to The Town House as they honor Tiffany T. Hunter, the reigning Miss Toast of The Town House, and look to crown this year’s queen. Categories include theme wear, talent, evening gown, and Q&A. This year’s theme is Back To School. 21+. Visit www.townhousebar.com for more information.

 

GLBT Caregiver’s Group
August 25 • 5:30pm
Wilder Center • 451 Lexington Pkwy. N., St. Paul

Are you a caregiver that identifies as GLBTQ or someone that is passionate about GLBTQ caregiving? In a 2012 study, a need and desire was identified by our community for a culturally specific space for GLBT caregivers. Here’s your opportunity to help in co-creating this cross-racial, cross-class, and community-led GLBTQ Caregivers group! For more information, contact: Xay Yang at xay.yang@wilder.org or Kirsten Johnson at kirsten.johnson@wilder.org.

 

Staycation Bango
August 27 • 8pm
The Saloon • 830 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Mark your calendars and join Mother Pearl for a special edition of BANGO. Prizes include: 2 tickets to the MN Twins (Sept 6 or Sept 20 game). 2 night stay at Marriott Hotel Downtown Minneapolis, $100 gift card to Marin restaurant, $100 gift card to Smack Shack, $50 gift card to Solera, and gift cards to Pourhouse & Capital Grille. The Saloon will be raising money during Bango for The Aliveness Project, which benefits people living with HIV/AIDS. $5 per person, 21+. Visit www.saloonmn.com for more information.

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