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 email@example.com.
Monday, April 23 – Sunday, May 7
Monday, April 23
Maxo Kream with Cuz Lightyear
First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry
701 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis
$20 advance, $50 VIP
Houston’s Maxo Kream is one of the top up and coming artists in hip-hop. He’s joined in the 7th Street with Cuz Lightyear.
Tuesday, April 24
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuity in Spite of Rising Seas
Best Buy Theater at Northrop
84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Queen Quet, head of state of the Gullah/Geechee nation, is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist and film consultant. She will lecture at Northrop on the University of Minnesota campus.
Wednesday, April 25
Fat Festival Fashion
Cake Plus-Size Resale
5155 Bloomington Ave., Minneapolis
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
No cover, general admission, $8 VIP
Cake Plus-Size Resale will showcase fashion-forward plus-size looks inspired by local music festivals at Fat Festival Fashion.
Thursday, April 26
Assata Speaks: Fight the Power Edition
The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sarah Woodcock and Louis Hunter, co-owners of Trio Plant-based, John Thompson, president and CEO of Fight for Justice, LLC. and Marques Armstrong, president and CEO of Hope & Healing Counseling Services and principal consultant at Black Pearl will each give talks on moving forward and taking action as a community.
Friday, April 27
Be the Change
West Broadway Business and Area Coalition
1011 W. Broadway Ave., Ste. 202, Minneapolis
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
H White Men’s Room and the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition bring you this two-day series for change agents featuring shopping opportunities from area retailers and live performances.
Saturday, April 28
Soul Food Pop Up Dinner and Kickstarter Finale
Breaking Bread Café and Catering
1210 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Trio Plant-based by Three of a Kind Foods is hosting a vegan soul food pop up dinner.
Sunday, April 29
The State of the Relationship - Love & Fitness
Stem Wine Bar
24 University Ave. N.E., Minneapolis
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
This event will explore what does it mean to be “fit for love” literally and figuratively.
Monday, April 30
Rich Garvey, CMJ, Weather Check
Kitty Cat Klub
315 14th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis
Three Twin Cities hip-hop acts hit the stage at Kitty Cat Klub.
Tuesday, May 1
Hanif Abdurraqib and Danez Smith
1011 Washington Ave. S., Ste. 300, Minneapolis
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Author Hanif Abdurraqib shares a collection of essays, “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kills Us.” Abdurraqib is joined by 2017 National Book Award in Poetry finalist, Danez Smith.
Wednesday, May 2
Live to Laugh
205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis,
8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Mac House hosts a night of comedy with Tre Scott.
Thursday, May 3
Mn Artists presents Jovan C. Speller
Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Mn Artists, the Walker’s platform for local artists, brings its online network live and into the museum. Connect with local artists of all disciplines and engage with the questions driving the Minnesota arts community.
Friday, May 4
315 North 1st Ave., Minneapolis
Atlanta’s Lil Baby has been building a buzz with his viral videos, “Freestyle” and “My Dawg.” Check out the “Quality Control” rapper at Prive.
Saturday, May 6
Sam Ike with Shelly Paul
The Comedy Corner Underground
1501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Boston born improv comic Sam Ike hits the stage with Shelly Paul at The Comedy Corner.
Sunday, May 7
Tcsax11: Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange 11
917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Artists, sneakerheads, designers, fashionistas and entrepreneurs unite under one roof to network, buy, sell and trade their goods. Music provided by DJ Enferno.