Donning floral suit jackets, shimmering ball gowns and cropped tank tops, attendees of the eighth annual Queer Prom crowded the dance floor of The Bird bar on Saturday night.
As Pride month comes to a close, what better way to celebrate the LGBTQ community than to attend events that highlight (and financially support) local queer artists in the Twin Cities? Here’s A&E’s guide to a handful of events happening this week.
“I want people to see themselves represented in art, and if we’re going to be celebrating bodies through art, I want my queer, trans, disabled friends [and] people of color to know that their bodies are just as worthy of celebrating," said artist Liza Gorman-Baer.
“Fundamentally, what I see the show being about is community,” said cast member of "Brave Space," Aloft Circus Arts' newest show, Rachel Webberman. “Living in a time that feels isolating and divisive, [this show demonstrates] what it can look like to really find people you can connect with and build something with them.”
Open since 2009, Wally’s has become a restaurant unique for its ability to celebrate Palestinian culture through homemade food and good company.
Four dancers in white enter from the left side of the screen, each carrying a bucket. They gaze directly at the camera and dump the contents of their buckets on the floor wordlessly after a couple of seconds.
Watch student-choreographed dances at the St. Paul Student Center this weekend. A student performance group, the Dance Collective features a variety of dance categories including but certainly not limited to ballet, jazz and belly-dancing. The annual spring showcase gives students a chance to show their love of dance regardless of skill level.
Hundreds of art and literature lovers crowded into the gallery of the Weisman Art Museum on Wednesday night to celebrate the release of The Tower, an annual literary arts magazine. Taking advantage of the nice weather, much of the attendees sported short-sleeves and dresses. A&E snapped some shots of the outfits we liked most.
On Saturday, the Aveda Institute Minneapolis' annual fashion show paired local designers with cosmetology students for a 45-minute show full of iconic looks.
The prep area was chaotic as students and teachers rushed to put the finishing touches on extravagant braids and smokey eye shadow. It was only half an hour before the students’ models were expected to take the runway, and everything had to be just right.