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, June 11– Sunday, June 24

Monday, June 11


WAMM Second Monday Movies: “Whose Streets?”

Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)

4200 Cedar Ave., Suite 3, Minneapolis

7 p.m.

Women Against Military Madness presents its Second Monday movie series with the film “Whose Streets?,” a film about how Michael Brown’s killing sparked community action.

Tuesday, June 12


2018 Martial Arts Summer Camp

The Cellar Gym

2828 Anthony Lane. S., Minneapolis

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join a martial arts boot camp that runs through Aug. 31.  

Wednesday, June 13


Coast 2 Coast Live, Minneapolis Edition

Red Sea Club

320 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Coast 2 Coast Live brings together artists, DJs, producers, media and more for a professional networking event and artist showcase.

Thursday, June 14


Bobby McFerrin

Dakota Jazz Club

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Ten-time Grammy winning composer and vocalist Bobby McFerrin returns to Minneapolis at the Dakota.

Friday, June 15


West Broadway Farmers Market Opening Day

West Broadway Farmers Market

2034 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join the West Broadway Farmers Market for opening day at Freedom Square. Every Friday get local fresh produce, honey, artisanal goods, grab and go eats, plants and more.

Saturday, June 16


Afriquency Dancehall/Afrobeats Day Party

Pimento Backyaad

2524 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Dubbed the best new party in the Twin Cities, join Soul Tools and Wello for the first day party in the series. Dance to Afrobeats, reggae, and soca; with a full food kitchen and rum bar at Pimento. Presales at


Positive Image Picnic and Golf Tournament

Central Park/Brookland Executive Nine

8440 Regent Ave. N., Brookland Park

11 a.m., golf, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. picnic

All ages

No cover for the picnic

Join Positive Image for its annual picnic with free food, soft drinks and entertainment and golf scramble. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams and all proceeds benefit area students of color.

Sunday, June 17


11th Annual Fakoly Drum & Dance Conference

Barbara Barker Center for Dance

500 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fode Seydou Bangoura and Duniya Drum & Dance present their annual drum and dance conference.

Monday, June 18



Dakota Jazz Club

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m.


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


DJ Taye with Purple Orange Beach, Andrew Broder and Ghostband


205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.


$7 advance, $10 doorChicago footwork producer, DJ Taye, returns to Honey with Purple Orange Beach, Andrew Broder and Ghostband.

Wednesday, June 20


Big George Jackson Blues Band

The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge

3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

6 p.m.


No cover

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

Thursday, June 21



Loring Bar & Restaurant

327 14th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.



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

Friday, June 22     


Soul Friday Pride 2018


2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.


$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


Afriquency Dancehall/Afrobeats Day Party

Pimento Rum Bar

2524 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.



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

Sunday, June 24


Popping and waving dance classes

Carleton Artist Lofts

2285 University Ave. W., St. Paul

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join instructors Tracy Yang and Meng Lor for a session of pop and wave style dancing.

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