Aesthetically It!

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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, Nov. 5 – Sunday, Nov. 18

Monday, Nov. 5


A Night of Classic Minneapolis Funk Benefitting the Southdale YMCA

Dakota Jazz Club

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m.


An all-star cast including Paul “St. Paul” Peterson (lead vocals and bass), Kirk Johnson (drums and vocals), Jellybean Johnson (guitar), Chance Howard (vocals and keyboards) and Oliver Leiber (guitar) play a benefit for the Southdale YMCA at the Dakota.

Tuesday, Nov. 6


Nnamdi Ogbonnaya with Sen Morimoto

First Avenue & 7th Street Entry

701 N 1st Ave., Minneapolis

7:30 p.m.



Nnamdi Ogbonnaya brings his genre bending sound to First Avenue inside the 7th Street Entry.

Wednesday, Nov. 7


Reclaiming Language

The Loft Literary Center

1011 Washington Ave. S., Ste. 200, Minneapolis

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

$147-$210 (for the series)

This weekly class explores how writers of color use language to resist erasure, reform what determines legitimacy, and alter relationships to writing.

Thursday, Nov. 8


“Corteo” by Cirque du Soleil

Target Center

600 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis

7:30 p.m.


“Corteo” is the latest installment of the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil circus, in town for four nights.

Friday, Nov. 9


Sensory Series: "Resolve" by Wale Deen Agboola

Studio 125

1621 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

7 p.m.

Photographer Wale Deen Agboola bring his unique perspective on the continent of Africa to the this gallery opening.

Saturday, Nov. 10


Bebe After Dark

Moxy Minneapolis Uptown

1121 W. Lake St., Minneapolis

8 p.m. – midnight



Join international recording artist, host and television personality, Bebe Zahara Benet, for an intimate live music showcase featuring some of Minneapolis's finest talent.

Sunday, Nov. 11



Family Day: Exploring Egypt

Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)

2400 S. 3rd Ave., Minneapolis

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All ages

No cover

Explore ancient Egypt at this month’s free Family Day at Mia. Join an archaeology excavation of the imagination inspired by “Egypt’s Sunken Cities,” and travel to the time of the pharaohs.

Monday, Nov. 12


Autotune Karaoke


2001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.


No cover

Tryout to sing some of your favorite songs auto-tuned at Mortimer’s.

Tuesday, Nov. 13


The One Love Movement with DJ Verb X

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

2524 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

9 p.m.


DJ Verb X plays all your favorite Reggae, ‘90s hip-hop and R&B and more every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Wednesday, Nov. 14


Reggae Dancehall Wednesdays

The Red Sea

320 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.


No cover

DJ Sound of Fujun will be in the mix playing the best in reggae, dancehall, soca, hip-hop and more.

Thursday, Nov. 15


Spyro Gyra

Dakota Jazz Club

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m. and 9 p.m.


With more than 10 million albums sold to their credit, contemporary jazz icons Spyro Gyra comes to the Dakota for two shows.

Friday, Nov. 16


2018 African Community Appreciation and Awards Gala

DoubleTree Minneapolis North Hotel

2200 Freeway Blvd., Minneapolis

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The African Community Appreciation and Awards Gala will feature cuisine, live entertainment, cultural performances, community awards, a keynote message, fashion show, spoken word and more.

Saturday, Nov. 17


A-Quil At NE Palace

NE Palace

2500 4th St. N.E., Minneapolis

9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.



DJ A-Quil will have his second round at NE Palace playing current hip-hop with throwback joints from the ‘90s, early ‘00s, reggae, reggaeton, house and R&B.

Sunday, Nov. 18


B.O.N.E. Thugs N Harmony

Skyway Theatre

711 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

8 p.m.


$25 general admission, $47 reserved seating

Legendary Cleveland-based hip-hop group, B.O.N.E., plays the Skyway.

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