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, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Nov. 4
Monday, Oct. 22
Hooked on Hamilton featuring T. Mychael Rambo
Dakota Jazz Club
1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
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
701 N 1st Ave., Minneapolis
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
1308 4th St SE, Minneapolis
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)
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
701 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis
Check out NPR Tiny Desk viral sensations Tank and the Bangas and Big Freedia with special guest Naughty Professor.
Monday, Oct. 29
Chai and Chill - A Different Kind of Poetry Reading
315 16th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Presented by Black Table Arts, Chai and Chill is about poetry that empowers; an open mic centered on Black poetry.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
500 6th St. S., Minneapolis
California and Texas collaborative, Brockhampton, features a wide range of rappers, producers, and singers. Catch one of the hottest young groups in the country at The Armory.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
1121 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
8 p.m. – midnight
Chantel SinGs, Rico Nevotion, and S Dot Madison lead a special Halloween karaoke at Moxy in Uptown.
Thursday, Nov 1
“Prince: Before the Rain” Book Launch Celebration
2000 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Electric Fetus will host a book launch celebration for "Prince: Before the Rain" with photographer Allen Beaulieu in conversation with Dez Dickerson, hosted by Jim Walsh.
Friday, Nov. 2
Mayda Album Release Party
2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
$10 advance, $12 door
Hometown star singer and songwriter Mayda celebrates the release of her new album, “MRDR PxP” with the help of her band, Rocksteady Breakfast and Lady Midnight.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Kesha and Nicki Minaj Drag Brunch
731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Flip Phone presents its popular drag brunch; this time channeling the spirits of rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Kesha.
Sunday, Nov. 4
1517 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis
“Waafrika 123,” a play written by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko and directed by Lisa Marie Brimmer, looks at the idea of queer identity in 1992 Kenya.