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

Monday, Aug. 27 – Sunday, Sept. 9

Monday, Aug. 27


Steel Pulse with Tribal Seeds

First Avenue

701 N 1st Ave., Minneapolis

7 p.m.


$30, $35

The legendary Grammy winning band from the U.K. returns to United States on tour with Tribal Seeds.

Tuesday, Aug. 28


One Love Movement

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

2524 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.



DJ Verb X will be in the house playing all your favorite reggae, ‘90s hip-hop and R&B and more every second and fourth Tuesday.

Wednesday, Aug. 29



Orpheum Theatre

910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

7:30 p.m.


The award-winning Broadway musical hits Minneapolis for the first time at the Orpheum. The show runs through Oct. 7.

Thursday, Aug. 30


Roosevelt Collier

Dakota Jazz Club

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m.


Collier’s debut album, “Exit 16” is a potent mix of blues, gospel, rock and, in his words, “dirty funk swampy grime,” as overseen by producer and bandmate Michael League (from the Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy).

Friday, Aug. 31


2018 African Community Appreciation and Awards Gala


2200 Freeway Blvd., Minneapolis

6:30 p.m.

This awards gala features “fine cuisine, live entertainment, cultural performances, community awards, a keynote message, a fashion show, spoken word, among others.”

Saturday, Sept. 1



Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

10 a.m.


MetaCon is a three-day comic and sci-fi convention that includes every aspect of geek culture and nerd life. 

Sunday, Sept. 2


“Back to Black” A Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Dakota Jazz Club

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m.


In the 12 years since its release, “Back to Black” and Amy Winehouse have inspired musicians like singer-songwriter Mina Moore and others.  Catch Moore’s tribute at the famed jazz club.

Monday, Sept. 3


No Limits the B-Side

Lola on the Lake

3000 E. Calhoun Pkwy., Minneapolis

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

All ages

No cover

Catch some of your favorite cover songs at Lake Bde Maka Ska.

Tuesday, Sept. 4



7th Street Entry

701 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis

7 p.m.



Catch rock/R&B/hip-hop group Juice on tour at the 7th Street Entry.

Wednesday, Sept. 5


American Idol: Live! 2018

State Theatre

805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

7 p.m.

All ages


The shows will feature this season’s top 7 finalists, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard with special guest, Season 8 “American Idol” winner, Kris Allen and Forever in Your Mind

Thursday, Sept. 6


Ernest Rhodes, Just Wulf, Captive Agents and Cupid After Us

James Ballentine "Uptown" VFW

2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

8 p.m.



This end of summer jam features emcee, Ernest Rhodes, Desdamona’s new live band, Cupid After Us, Just Wulf  and DJ Mickey Breeze and Captive Agents. 

Friday, Sept. 7  


Brent Faiyaz

First Avenue

701 N 1st Ave., Minneapolis

6 p.m.

All ages


Best known for his feature on Goldlink’s “Crew,” Brent Faiyaz has made a name for himself as a tour-ready solo artist with a solid fanbase.

Saturday, Sept. 8


Gary Clark, Jr.

Surly Brewing Company

520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Minneapolis,

5:30 p.m.



Blues/rock great, Gary Clark, Jr. is one of the best in the business at playing the guitar and vocals.  Catch a special outdoor set.

Sunday, Sept. 9


Mixtape Yoga: Aretha Franklin

A-Mill Artist Lofts

315 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

10 a.m.


Catch a 75-minute yoga workout to the sounds of the late great Aretha Franklin.

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