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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 25
Monday, Nov. 12
2001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
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
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.
DJ Sound of Fujun will be in the mix playing the best in reggae, dancehall, soca, hip-hop and more.
Thursday, Nov. 15
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
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
711 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
$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
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
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
Tish Jones hosts this weekly open mic on Selby Ave in St. Paul.
Friday, Nov. 23
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
1308 4th St SE, Minneapolis
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
701 1st Ave, Minneapolis
$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.”