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. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 9

Monday, Nov. 26



Uproar Comedy Open Mic featuring Brandi Brown 

Du Nord Craft Spirits 

2610 32nd St. E., Minneapolis 

7:30 p.m.


No cover

Devohn and Xochi (Uproar) present a new comedy open mic at Minnesota’s first Black-owned distillery.   

Tuesday, Nov. 27


“Peppa Pig's Surprise!”

State Theatre 

805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis 

6 p.m.


Catch a live action version of the animated series “Peppa Pig” in downtown Minneapolis at the historic State Theatre. 

Wednesday, Nov. 28


D and Friends with Javier Trejo and The Dual Showmen 

Bunkers Music Bar

761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis 

9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.



Head down to Bunkers with Javier Trejo and The Dual Showmen featuring Demitri Rallis and Annie Frazier. 

Thursday, Nov. 29


The Social Group 


322 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis 

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.



The Social Group presents #SocialThursdays every Thursday at Monarch. Free with a college ID until 11:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30



Truth Maze EP Release Party 

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen 

2524 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis 

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

No cover

Twin Cities hip-hop pioneering, MC, beatboxer, drummer, teacher and community leader, Truth Maze will host an EP release party at Pimento Rum Bar.

Saturday, Dec. 1   



Gregory Porter sings “Nat ‘King’ Cole and Me”

Minnesota Orchestra 

1111 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis 

8 p.m.

All ages


With a richly textured baritone voice, award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter brings unique interpretation and lyric soulfulness to original works and classic songs by Nat "King" Cole.

Sunday, Dec. 2  




Dance class with Deja: Finding your divinity 

2100 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis  

3 p.m.

All ages


Join Deja, artistic director of Blaq, in a weekly dance class that uses traditional West African dance, social dance, writing, and mini dialogue to elevate one’s sense of divinity and healing.

Monday, Dec. 3



Button Poetry Live


205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


$12 advance, $15 door

Featured poet, Safia Elhillo is the author of “The January Children,” recipient of the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and a member of Forbes Africa’s 2018 “30 Under 30.”

Tuesday, Dec. 4


Kenney Lattimore

The Dakota

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Grammy nominated soul crooner, Kenny Lattimore is at The Dakota for two shows.

Wednesday, Dec. 5


Ryan Davis “Kinda Famous” Tour

Rick Brunson’s House of Comedy

Mall of America, Bloomington

7 p.m.



Viral video sensation Ryan Davis hits a live stage at the House of Comedy.

Thursday, Dec. 6


“Top Chef” Viewing Party

Handsome Hog

203 E. 6th St., St. Paul

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

All ages

No cover

Handsome Hog's executive chef Justin Sutherland is competing on Season 16 of “Top Chef.” Join fans of the Hog and of the show to root Sutherland on.

Friday, Dec. 7


Prince and MJ Experience

First Avenue

701 1st Ave., Minneapolis

9 p.m. – 2 a.m.


$15 advance, $20 door

Collectively, Prince and Michael Jackson helped define the early-'80s era of MTV, revolutionized both R&B and popular music, and influenced thousands of musicians worldwide. This dance party pays tribute to two of the greatest artists of our time with DJ Dave Paul spinning the tunes.

Saturday, Dec. 8  



Court’s in Session at Studio 2

Studio 2 Cafe

818 46th St. W., Minneapolis

All ages

No Cover

Court's in Session brings new life to jazz standards with a touch of blues and a lot of soul at Studio 2

Sunday, Dec. 9 





2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.


$8 before midnight, $10 after

Resident DJs spin hip-hop, house and indie groves all night.

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