Aesthetically It!

Spyro Gyra

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. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 25

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.

Monday, Nov. 19


Somalis + Minnesota

Minnesota History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

Museum hours

Somalis + Minnesota is a new exhibit in collaboration with the Somali Museum of Minnesota retracing the history of the Somali population. Exhibit runs through June.

Tuesday, Nov. 20


Egypt’s Sunken Cities

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$20 adult, $16 child

More than 1200 years ago, two ancient cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered those cities, revealing monumental statues, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry, and delicate ceramics – and a greater understanding of life during the age of the pharaohs. Exhibit runs through April.

Wednesday, Nov. 21


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Children’s Theatre Company

2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis

7 p.m.


A miserly and miserable, ever-so-cantankerous Grinch has witnessed the despicable Christmas joy of the Whos with disdain, from a distance, for decades. Enough. In this favorite holiday story, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, the Grinch conceives a dastardly plot to destroy what they love. It’s the smallest of the Whos tiny Cindy Lou, who extends a hand. Runs through Jan. 6.

Thursday, Nov. 22


Soul Sounds Open Mic

Golden Thyme Coffee Shop

921 Selby Ave., St. Paul

6 p.m.

Tish Jones hosts this weekly open mic on Selby Ave in St. Paul.

Friday, Nov. 23


Holidazzle 2018

Loring Park

1382 Willow St. Minneapolis

5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The Minneapolis holiday tradition Holidazzle returns to Loring Park for five weekends of community festivities. This year’s Holidazzle mixes weekly activities with a collection of new programs on the schedule that will add to the holiday cheer.

Saturday, Nov. 24


Astralblak Record Release

Varsity Theater

1308 4th St SE, Minneapolis

8 p.m.


Astralblak (formerly ZULUZUULUU) releases its new project at the Night Church dance party at the Varsity.

Sunday, Nov. 25


6LACK “From East Atlanta With Love” Tour

First Avenue

701 1st Ave, Minneapolis

7 p.m.


$30 advance, $35 day of show

Summer Walker and Deante Hitchcock open for the Atlanta rising star, 6LACK, who will be in town promoting his new album, “From East Atlanta With Love.”

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