Aesthetically It! is a list of picks from the editors of Aesthetically Speaking. Aesthetically It! features venues, events, outings and more that are worthy of "It" status. If you have a venue, event or outing that you feel is It worthy, email us at aestheticallyit@insightnews.com.

Monday, June 18 – Sunday, July 1

Monday, June 18

JAZZ/SOUL

Avery*Sunshine

Dakota Jazz Club

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m.

$30-$35

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Avery Sunshine has been iTunes Best of 2010 and a Jet Top 5 Rising Indie Artist. Check her out live at the Dakota.

Tuesday, June 19

FOOTWORK/ELECTRONIC

DJ Taye with Purple Orange Beach, Andrew Broder and Ghostband

Honey

205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

21-plus

$7 advance, $10 door

Chicago footwork producer, DJ Taye, returns to Honey with Purple Orange Beach, Andrew Broder and Ghostband.

Wednesday, June 20

BLUES

Big George Jackson Blues Band

The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge

3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

6 p.m.

21-plus

No cover

It’s a night of good ol’ southern blues with Big George Jackson Blues band at Hook and Ladder.

Thursday, June 21

HIP-HOP

BbyMutha

Loring Bar & Restaurant

327 14th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

18-plus

$15-$25

Chattanooga rapper BbyMutha isn’t shy about many topics.  Catch her with Dua, Destiny Spike and a DJ set by QueenDuin.

Friday, June 22    

NIGHTLIFE/CLUB

Soul Friday Pride 2018

Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

21-plus

$12 advance, $15 door

The best party for the QTIPOC ( Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Color) crowd is Soul Friday. Catch DJ Keezy, DJ Lady L, DJ Queen Duin and DJ AriAtari for a special Pride edition.

Saturday, June 23

DANCEHALL/AFROBEATS

Afriquency Dancehall/Afrobeats Day Party

Pimento Rum Bar

2524 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

21-plus

$10

Dubbed the best new party in the Twin Cities, join Soul Tools and Wello for Afriquency.  Dance to Afrobeats, reggae and hip-hop with food and rum bar at Pimento. Presales at www.VitalCulture.com.

Sunday, June 24

HIP-HOP

Allan Kingdom and Drelli Release Party

7th Street Entry

701 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

All ages

$10 advance, $12 doors

St. Paul’s Allan Kingdom celebrates the “Peanut Butter Prince” release with Drelli’s “Hey Drelli” in the 7th St Entry.

Monday, June 25

FILM

Movies in the Park: “Wonder Woman”

Beltrami Park

1111 N.E. Summer St., Minneapolis

9 p.m.

All ages

No cover

The DC box office smash, “Wonder Woman” plays for the Movies in the Park series.

Tuesday, June 26

DANCE

Youth Hip-Hop Camp

Zenon Dance Company and School

528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 400, Minneapolis

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ages 3 to 14

$15 (single day)  

Learn some new dance moves at Zenon’s hip-hop camp for young people.

Wednesday, June 27

HIP-HOP/ROCK

Oake and Riley in the Afternoon featuring Dwynell Roland

Hewing Hotel

300 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join Brian Oake and Jill Riley for live music, trivia and spelling bee with Sean McPherson, and the chance to win swag, prizes, and tickets to upcoming shows. Featuring a live, free performance from Dwynell Roland.

Thursday, June 28  

NETWORKING/HAPPY HOUR

National Black MBA Networking Happy Hour

Chino Latino

2916 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join other Black professionals for happy hour.  Food provided and a cash bar.

Friday, June 29

POETRY/SPOKEN WORD

Poetry with a Purpose: The 2018 Be Heard Minnesota Team Sendoff Show

Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

6:30 p.m.

All ages

$10 advance, $12 door

TruArtSpeaks will present internationally-renowned poet Amir Sulaiman

as part of the organization’s annual sendoff show, which also features Michael Lee, Hieu Minh Nguyen and the Be Heard Youth Cohort.

Saturday, June 30

WORKSHOP/FAITH

A Woman’s Greatest Strength

New Rules

2015 Lowry Avenue N., Minneapolis

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Find out what a woman’s greatest strength is and just how to use it. Founder, Lehlieh Kondeh, will be the instructor for this class.

Sunday, July 1

HIP-HOP

Psalm One

7th Street Entry

701 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis

8 p.m.

18-plus

$12

Back from a worldwide tour, the Chicago spitter celebrates her birthday today at 7th Street with with Ossa Moon, Metasota, The Lioness, DJ Sophia Eris and host Angel Davanport.

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