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,

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Monday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 28

Monday, Oct. 15


The Best of Billie and Me

Crooners Lounge & Supper Club

6161 Highway 65 N.E., Minneapolis

7 p.m.



The ever-talented Thomasina Petrus sings the songs of Billie Holiday.

Tuesday, Oct. 16


90s Hip-Hop and R&B Karaoke

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

2524 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.



Beatbox superstar DJ Snuggles hosts a night of karaoke to some of your favorite 1990’s jams. No cover.

Wednesday, Oct. 17


The Internet - Hive Mind Tour

Varsity Theater

1308 4th St. S.E., Minneapolis

6:30 p.m.


Fresh off of the release of their new album “Hive Mind,” Los Angeles based band, The Internet, tours Minneapolis at The Varsity.

Thursday, Oct. 18


Keeping the Faith

Earle Brown Heritage Center

6155 Earle Brown Dr., Minneapolis

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$350 general admission, $275 students

A two-day conference on mental and behavioral healthcare, education youth serves, faith, government, activism, for people of color, white allies and the broader community. The conference features Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and more.

Friday, Oct. 19


“Two Degrees”

Guthrie Theater

818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

When Emma Phelps heads to Washington, D.C. – which some consider a hostile place for scientists – the stakes are higher than ever. She arrives on a mission to challenge some troubling shifts in environmental policy but finds herself at an intersection of the personal and political, which raises difficult questions around sex, power and doing things for profit versus public good.

Saturday, Oct. 20



Kyle with Marc E. Bassy and Tobi Lou

First Avenue

701 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis

8 p.m.



XXL Freshman, Kyle has had a big year building off of the success of “I Spy” featuring Lil Yachty. His role in the Netflix film “The After Party” has brought more notoriety.

Sunday, Oct. 21


Crooners Gospel Brunch featuring Robert Robinson

Crooners Lounge & Supper Club

6161 Highway 65 N.E., Minneapolis

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

“Minnesota's Master Male Vocalist” Robert Robinson performs at this afternoon’s Gospel Brunch.

Monday, Oct. 22


Hooked on Hamilton featuring T. Mychael Rambo

Dakota Jazz Club

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m.


Hear songs from Broadway’s biggest hit on the Dakota stage featuring a cast of Twin Cities favorites led by T. Mychael Rambo.

Tuesday, Oct. 23


Kali Uchis: In Your Dreams Tour

First Avenue

701 N 1st Ave., Minneapolis

7 p.m.



Colombia-born and Virginia-raised singer Kali Uchis performs with Cuco at First Ave.

Wednesday, Oct. 24


MovementWise – Fall Class Series

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.


MovementWise is an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50-plus who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance.

Thursday, Oct. 25


Hobo Junction and the Lovemakers

Varsity Theater

1308 4th St SE, Minneapolis

6:30 p.m.


After a performance for NPRs Tiny Desk Contest went viral, Hobo Junction is now featured on Ones to Watch.

Friday, Oct. 26


Boo-yoncé: A Halloween Bey Party with New York (Tiffany Pollard)

Union Rooftop

731 Hennepin, Minneapolis

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.



VH1's New York (Tiffany Pollard) host with DJ AriAtari spinning 100 percent Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child songs. Performances by Tygra Trinity Slarii, Genevee Ramona Love and Zon Legacy Slarii.

Saturday, Oct. 27


Scary, Sexy Cool Vol. V

Darby's Pub and Grill

315 5th Ave N, Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.


$10 advance, $15 door

The Twin Cities' most anticipated Halloween party is back. Scary, Sexy, Cool Vol. V is back at Darby's with Thee Urbane Life and the one and only DJ Dan Speak. Costume Contests with prizes, candy stations, giveaways and more.

Sunday, Oct. 28



Tank and the Bangas and Big Freedia

First Avenue

701 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis

7 p.m.

Check out NPR Tiny Desk viral sensations Tank and the Bangas and Big Freedia with special guest Naughty Professor.

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