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, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Feb. 10th

Monday, Jan. 28



Major Taylor 365

Theodore Wirth Park

1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy., Minneapolis

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Take part in cross country skiing for all skill levels and ages. Major Taylor 365 evolved from the Major Taylor Bicycling Club to an organization committed to increasing the participation of the African-Americans in bicycling, recreation, transportation and health improvement.

Tuesday, Jan. 29


2 Hype Tuesdays

Nomad World Pub

501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.



Check out a hip-hop dance party every Tuesday hosted by T La Shawn with DJs Francisco and Dan Speak.

Wednesday, Jan. 30


Tek & Big Wiz present Burn After Rhyming

Nomad World Pub

501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.



Burn After Rhyming is a hip-hop show presented by Tek & Nic Swisher featuring SoloStar, Reed Benjamin, Yare, Sole and Sake Red Parks.

Thursday, Jan. 31


“The Matrix”

The Parkway Theater

4814 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

7:30 p.m.

$9 advance, $11 door

Check out “The Matrix,” a classic film about a dystopian future starring Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves.

Friday, Feb. 1


G Herbo

Skyway Theatre

711 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

8 p.m.

All ages


Chicago’s G Herbo hits downtown Minneapolis for a showcase at the Skyway.

Saturday, Feb. 2


27th Annual Songs of Freedom – Bob Marley Remembered

The Cabooze

917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

9:30 p.m.


$15 advance, $20 door

The annual celebration of the life and music of Bob Marley takes place at The Cabooze. Get your tickets early as it’s sure to sell out.

Sunday, Feb. 3


Cuffin'Season R&B Blast Event

Nomad World Pub

501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.



DJ Cam Jones presents a night of R&B and hip-hop with Nuelz, Jus Will, Josiah Woods, Travid Ruffin, Shardae Robinson, ShayMarie WitIt, Cariah Brinae', James Mitchell, Percy Self Made Pryor, Brady Wade and Rashod ForKee Aed.

Monday, Feb. 4


Playwriting I with Josh Tobiessen

Guthrie Theater

818 S 2nd St., Minneapolis

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Discover the key ingredients of great drama and comedy and work towards creating your own short play in this six-week class with local playwright Josh Tobiessen.

Tuesday, Feb. 5


States of Incarceration: Reflective Circle

Minnesota History Center

345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

No cover

Join activists and people who have experienced incarceration for a reflective circle led by Dr. Talaya Tolefree and Restorative Practices People of Color Collective.

Wednesday, Feb. 6


Afrobeats Technique

Ragamala Dance Company

711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

$12 for one class, $60 for six

Participants will learn body isolations, movements to the beat and coordination. Optional performance at the end of the session

Thursday, Feb. 7


Dr. Mambo's Combo

James Ballentine Uptown VFW

2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

8:30 p.m.



The legendary soul and R&B band features former Prince drummer Michael Bland and others.

Friday, Feb. 8


Bas: Milky Way Tour

First Avenue

701 N 1st Ave., Minneapolis

8 p.m.



Dreamville rapper Bas hits the 7th Street Entry at First Avenue for the “Milky Way Tour” with performances by with Correy C, Innanet James and Rexx Life Raj.

Saturday, Feb. 9


Celebration of Bob Marley Earthstrong!

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

2524 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis

10 p.m. – 1 a.m.


No cover

Celebrate the songs of Bob Marley with Innocent Reggae Band.

Sunday, Feb. 10



Pole Fit Fusion Challenge Series

ExperTease Fitness

1620 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



Challenge yourself to take your fitness to the next level. Come to reap the benefits of working out in a group in this five-week drop-in series with Myss Angie.

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