Thirty rock stars aged 60-87 appear in Alive & Kickin
Thirty rock stars aged 60-87 appear in Alive & Kickin

June Is Pride Month

  • There are many events celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride:
  • Drag Story Hour and Reception: June 2, 2-5pm, at Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park. Free. Details: 952-417-2112,
  • East Central Minnesota’s Small-Town LGBTQ+ Pride: June 2, Noon-4pm, Robinson Park, 200 5th St SE, Pine City. Details: 
  • Traffic Zone Gallery presents Queer Forms, a group exhibition through June 30. Public reception, June 9, 4-7pm. 250 3rd Ave. N., Mpls. Details:
  • Golden Valley Pride Festival: June 9, 12-6pm, with food trucks, music, family activities, 200 Brookview Pkwy., Golden Valley. Details:
  • Annual J-Pride Happy Hour: June 11, 6pm, Urban Growler Brewing, 2325 Endicott St., St. Paul. Details:
  • Pride Comedy Show: June 21-22, 7 and 9:30pm, Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave. W., Mpls. $20. Details:
  • Stonewall Strong: 50 Years Rising Up, June 28, 7-10pm, Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. Special guests include Council Member Andrea Jenkins, Rep. Hunter Cantrell, Sen. Scott Dibble, Rep. Angie Craig, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Gov. Tim Walz, First Lady Gwen Walz. Details:

6/1-8/18 — Native Women’s Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) will offer “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists,” presented by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. It is the first major thematic exhibition that explores the artistic achievements of Native women from all regions, and will travel nationally. It includes more than 115 works — sculpture, video and digital arts, photography, textiles, and decorative arts — dating from ancient times to the present. $20 general admission, free to Native visitors. 2pm weekdays, with additional 7pm public tour Thursdays. Special programs include an outdoor movie screening at Washburn Fair Oaks Park about environmentalist Winona LaDuke on June 13. Mia, 2400 Third Ave. S. Details: 612-870-6323,

6/7-6/16 — Love Is Alive & Kickin

Thirty rock stars — aged 60-87 — offer an array of personal stories and musical selections about love, backed by a rock band. “The work is shocking, moving, and raw. All the elements of exceptional live theatre,” says the musical director. $30-34. 7:30pm Fri. and Sat., 2pm Wed., Thur., Sun. Schneider Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. Details: 952-563-8575,

6/9 — Tattoo Fundraiser

Still Not Asking For It™ is coming back to Minneapolis Tattoo Shop. This tattoo flash fundraiser donates 100 percent of its proceeds to the Sexual Violence Center of Minneapolis. The aim of this event is to work towards awareness, prevention, and recovery of sexual assault and rape. Two flash sheets are available with designs priced at $150 and $200. Cash encouraged. 11am- 6pm. 2211 Lyndale Ave. S., Details:

6/14-6/16 — 3-on-3 Basketball

Minnesota native and 2016 Paralympic wheelchair basketball gold medalist Rose Hollermann will host a Knockout Challenge for athletes of all ages and abilities during a local Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament. The tournament is designed for basketball players of all genders, ages, heights, and experience. The tournament will benefit Spare Key, which helps families who are facing a medical crisis, and the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association. Free to watch. 8am-5pm. St. Paul College, 235 Marshall Ave. Details:

6/14-8/16 — Hints of a New World
"Nature: Hints of a New World," features works by Hazel Belvo and Marcia Cushmore, inspired by travels including Grand Marais. Opening reception Fri., June 14, 4-7pm. Opening Night Gallery, 2836 Lyndale Ave S., Suite #200, Mpls. Details: