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Continued: Bars: 19 Bar in Minneapolis has been gay bar for six decades

  • Article by: MICHAEL RIETMULDER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 29, 2013 - 12:42 PM

Pride moves into First Avenue’s mainroom with the Grown & Sexy soirée helmed by beatstress Shannon Blowtorch and burlesque bastions Nadine Dubois and Sweetpea. Performers include the Season 3 winner of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” Raja, Iva Handful, Bazuka Joe, Ray Gunn and Dykes Do Drag.

9 p.m. Fri., $12-$15, 18-plus, First Avenue, 701 N. 1st Av., Mpls.,

Uptown enters the fray with the annual Uptown Pride Block Party, featuring music from Southside Desire, Sick of Sarah, Chastity Brown and L’Assassins, and performances from dance crew Epitome No Question and Dykes Do Drag.

6-10 p.m. Fri., free, Lake St. and Bryant Av. S., Mpls.,



Saturday’s official late-night “Lollipop” party turns the Skyway Theatre into a three-roomed “sweet and sexy candyland,” with multiple DJs and reality TV drag star and Minnesota native Manila Luzon. Nina Sky and Neon Hitch are also slated to appear.

9:30 p.m. Sat., $10-$20, 21-plus, Skyway Theatre, 711 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-333-6100,


Seven is throwing a Bitch ’n’ Brunch buffet/parade-viewing party on its rooftop. Bitch Flowers hosts, with special guest Foxy Tann and DJ Shiek. Former Viking and All Pro marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe will be on hand.

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., $25, 21-plus, Seven, 700 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-238-7770,



Butcher & the Boar hosts its fittingly cheeky “Sausage Fest” in its parking lot on the parade route, slinging beer and tube meat starting at 10 a.m. The party moves into the beer garden from 4-10 p.m.

10 a.m. Sun., Butcher & the Boar, 1121 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-238-8888,


Michael RietmuldeR


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