Although June is flying by, there are nonetheless loads of alternatives to rejoice Satisfaction.
There’s no “one-size-fits-all” on the subject of exhibiting your satisfaction. Whether or not you just like the energetic setting of drag reveals or choose one thing extra low-key –– like a jazz live performance by the lake –– the Twin Cities makes it simple to point out up for the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. The truth is, U.S. Information & World Report positioned Minneapolis and St. Paul of their high 21 cities to rejoice Satisfaction in 2023.
Right here is A&E’s record of occasions to take a look at earlier than Satisfaction Month ends.
Satisfaction Panel: Cultivating Connections By means of Queer Artwork and Efficiency (June 22)
Get impressed by and study from queer creatives on the Minneapolis Institute of Artwork. On this panel dialogue, audiences will study the distinctive practices of native writers, performers, photographers and different interdisciplinary artists to listen to how their artwork connects with LGBTQ+ identification. The occasion is hosted by Juleana Enright, a queer Indigenous artist, and can function Kehayr Brown-Ransaw, Trista Marie McGovern and Julia Starr. Study extra right here.
Satisfaction Drag Brunch at CRAVE (June 24)
With a wide range of themed occasions –– such because the 90s, Taylor Swift or Dolly Parton –– Drag Brunch has change into a preferred strategy to present up for LGBTQ+ entertainers, and have a good time doing it. This Satisfaction Weekend, order some scrumptious meals and dance it out with drag queens Woman Cassadine, Priscilla Es Yuicy and Frozaen Pissàs on the rooftop of CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar. You’ll be able to study extra or seize tickets right here.
Twin Cities Satisfaction Pageant (June 23-25)
Slather on some sunscreen and rejoice Satisfaction in Loring Park. The 51st annual Twin Cities Satisfaction Pageant will embrace three days of native LGBTQ+ distributors, meals vans, a beer backyard and stay leisure. After two years of lowered operations, the competition got here again in full swing in 2022. Take a look at distributors and plan out your weekend right here.
Satisfaction Celebration & Clearance Sale at The Irreverent Bookworm (June 24-25)
Calling all bookworms on a funds! The Irreverent Bookworm, a queer-owned bookstore, is internet hosting an enormous clearance sale for Satisfaction Weekend. In response to their Instagram, there will likely be hundreds of books on sale for $1 or much less. Plus, maintain an eye fixed out for bulletins about particular merch and giveaways. Go to the Irreverent Bookworm web site right here.
2023 Twin Cities LGBTQ+ Satisfaction March Honoring Ashley Rukes (June 25)
Miss the straightforward, childlike pleasure of parade-watching? Stake out a spot on Hennepin Avenue and watch LGBTQ+, BIPOC and ally teams share their satisfaction. This annual march honors Ashley Rukes, former director of the Twin Cities Satisfaction Parade, and begins at 11 a.m. It’s free to attend. View the parade lineup right here.