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We can't wait to show you what we have planned for 2012!


LUSH to open Cafe + Bakery on Dec 27


LUSH Food Bar is expanding their hours and opening for Breakfast & Lunch.  We sat down with their owner for a quick chat about what this means for the NE  gay bar.

MO:  When I heard that Lush was going to open in the AM, I immediately imagined your Sunday Brunch, but 7 days a week.

LUSH: [Laughing] No, not at all.

MO: Ok, what will the vibe be like.

LUSH:  We want to open earlier with a cafe & bakery feel.  Fresh Bakery items that we make in house, as well as new breakfast items.  French Toast, crepes, scrambles and items like that.  We also have our new espresso machine, allowing us to make a huge assortment of drinks.

MO: Is it dine-in only, or will people be able to take their coffee to-go?

LUSH:  Both.  We want people to feel welcome to stay and enjoy their coffee too.  We're adding electrical outlets, so people can plug in their laptops and use our complimentary w-ifi.  We have plenty of space and want people to feel welcome to stay and read, work or whatever.

MO: Will there be hosts & servers?

LUSH: No,  we want poeople to feel welcome to sit and stay for as long as they want.  We don't want them to feel pressured to  eat quick and leave.  Just walk up to the counter and order from the barista. Your food will be delivered to your table.  That will be how it works for Breakfast and Lunch.  We will still have servers for dinner.

MO: How will this change LUSH as we know it know?

LUSH: It won't.  It is simply giving people the opportunity to join us for Breakfast, Lunch, or a cup of coffee 6 days a week. We are still closed on Monday. Our afternoon happy hour will still begin at 4pm when the  LUSH cafe element will turn into the LUSH Food Bar that you know.  We are simply giving you more ways to eat, drink, and be lushious.

MO: When does this start?

LUSH: Tuesday, December 27th at 8 am.

MO: We will see you then!


Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth



Spend NYE at Camp Bar with the RedStar Go-Go boys

Click HERE to RSVP

Santa Baby!

The Gay Pimp's Dirty Gay Christmas Song

Jonny McGovern aka The Gay Pimp

While it isn't as classic as other holiday standards,  people living on Santa's naughty list might be interested in podcaster & performer  Jonny McGovern's "Dirty Gay Christmas."  

The song is both graphic and explicit,  OBVIOUSLY NSFW!!

Click HERE for the song on itunes

Christmas with Mia a-DORR-able

Mia Dorr at Camp

Looking for something totally gay & family friendly to do this Christmas? (no, don't take grandma to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).  Bring your family (birth or chosen) down to Camp and see Mia's live Christmas Show.   

DJ David B - Podcast #14

Looking for something to listen to on the ride to grandma's house?  Click HERE for the new podcast from  Dj David B.


...for a limited time only


Swing into Lush this week and try one of their new Seasonal Martinis

Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2012

photo via

Mr. Minneapolis Eagle 2012, Derek Harley, has set up a facebook page so you can stalk (oops we mean watch) him on the road to the International Male Leather competition.

While your out this weekend, grab a copy of My Scene City and read their interview with him.

Congratulations Derek!

Click HERE to follow his journey

Yes, Yes she was

Janice Dickinson at the Saloon
Check out Janice Dickinson hanging out at the Saloon on Saturday night.  (Thanks for the photo Tim!)

Dj Kris Holiday Winter Mix

Check out DJ Kris Holiday's Winter Mix.   Click HERE to listen


Twin Cities Drinking Play


Don't miss Bye Bye Liver (the Twin Cities Drinking Play) at Camp 

Click HERE to get tickets

New Minneapolis, 2025

Get ready for the new shape of Minneapolis....in 2025

Doubling the number of downtown residents,  linking Nicollet Mall to the Mississippi, removing the metrodome & better transportation are all part of the  $2 billion Plan for the City.   

Look at the Tree

Neil Zumwalde's New Christmas Song


click HERE to listen and download his free song


Sexy and they know it

Been to one of our towns Video Bars lately, and there is no way you missed LMFAO's song "Sexy and I know it."

Well, some of our boys in the Air Force have made their own video to the song.

They have some Moves!!

Who Knew???

(Check out their inspiration vid after the jump)

Boys Night Out at Lush


Welcome to the hottest spot in NE Minneapolis. With sleek modern décor, exuberant entertainment and eclectic food menu, this is your favorite spot to EAT. DRINK. BE LUSHIOUS.

Click HERE to become a fan on facebook 


MCTC Cinema Division Excellence Award

Congrats to Ryan Coit for winning the MCTC Cinema Division Excellence Award For Photography 2011. Make sure you check out his photographs on the wall of the video bar at the Saloon

Top Facebook Topics in 2011

well, one way to get Drunk

Mega Mashup 2011

Check out this Mashup of every song you danced to in 2011

Bye Bye Liver @ Camp


Don't miss Bye Bye Liver (the Twin Cities Drinking Play) at Camp 

Click HERE to get tickets

Click HERE to check out our HOMO:Calendar


Trader Joe's in uptown?

Hipsters, keep your ironic hats on, uptown is getting a Trader Joe's. The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal is reporting  the rumour of their opening in the Lyn-lake neighborhood is true.

"Trader Joe's, which has been trying to break into the area for several years, has a deal for a store at 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue. The development would include a building at the corner of 27th and Lyndale that formerly was occupied by the Sunnyside Up Cafe and other retail shops, as well as a neighboring building to the south that is home to Arts Materials."-John Vomhof Jr., Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal


Grindr for Striaght Dudes

Didn't know that "bros" needed this... But they now have a location-based-straight-male-networking-tool.

While your on scruff & grinde, you can tell your dude friends to download the Bromance App.


i got your crazy

Check out the local all Male Britney Spears cover band SPEARZ's teaser pic for their new music video Womanizer.  Their first video "Slave 4 u" already has over 20,000 hits and went to #1 on Youtube in Vietnam. 

Hillary Clinton's Epic Speech

"I am talking about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, human beings born free and given bestowed equality and dignity, who have a right to claim that, which is now one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time."-SECRETARY CLINTON via

Sinful Sunday Beer Bust @ LUSH


Click HERE to become a fan of LUSH on facebook

Green Hair L'Assassins

L'Assassins styled by Soraya Hatfield of Pin-Up Styling

Behind the scene photo of the  L'Assassins on the set of their new music video.  Punk Music never looked so fabulous.  

Plan it out

Quorum, Erin Schwab, Ballet of the Dolls & Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus All have special events this weekend. Check out our HOMO:Calendar to learn more (click HERE)

For our Bartenders

This post is dedicated to all the bartenders & servers out  in the land of Homoapolis (and beyond).  Thank you for taking care of us

When most people think of Craigslist, we don't think of using it as an etiquette guide...

A newly viral post from the "best of" Craigslist isn't a missed connection or an amazing deal on a "gently-used" desk... it is an explanation of how to act at a bar...from a bartender.   

"Wilde" new Specials at Wilde Roast Cafe

Wilde Roast Cafe will be heating up this winter with their new Monday & Wednesday specials.

First up,

Monday is Burger Night: You can grab a chicken, beef, veggie or turkey burger for $5.  A high quality burger for cheaper than a fast food combo meal.  This special starts at 6:30pm and runs till close. 

Wednesday is Dollar Draft Beer Wednesdays:  Purchase an entree and you can get a Tap beer for just a buck.  This offer starts at 6:30pm and runs till close.

As always, check with the cafe to learn the details of the specials.

We're trying to imagine a sassy quote that Oscar Wilde might say about these new specials...

"I can resist anything except $5 Burgers.."
"An entree that begins with a $1 tap beer is sure to develop into a real friendship."

But our brain is distracted (that burger looks awesome.)   Our new plan, swing into Wide Roast Cafe on a Monday, have a $5 Burger, and let Wide inspire us...



Gay Men of Color

Are you a gay man of color? Click HERE to check out a networking page on facebook devoted to you.


World AIDS Day

December 1st is Worlds AIDS Day 

 "AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children." -wikipedia

You can help brighten lives here in the Twin Cities by supporting the Aliveness Project.  Commitments can range from a donation, adopting a holiday basket, wrapping gifts, or delivering baskets.

Visit aliveness.org to learn how you can help!

"The mission of The Aliveness Project is to encourage self-empowerment and provide direct services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, The Aliveness Project has been a community resource and active leader in the HIV community in Minnesota. What started out as a small group of people gathering to share potluck meals has grown into a membership organization that now serves one out of four Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS!" -via



Center Stage for Marriage - Home for the Holidays

Monday, December 12, 2011
7:30pm until 9:30pm

Center Stage for Marriage will be producing an evening of unforgettable entertainment, in "Home for the Holidays." All funds raised from this special event will go towards Minnesotans United for all Families. Hosted in the newly opened Cowles Center space in Minneapolis, this holiday-themed Broadway-style variety show promises to be the most inspiring holiday show this year!

Preferred seating and ticket to VIP after-party with cast: $75
General admission: $45
Student/Artist tickets: $20

Governor Mark Dayton
Senator Scott Dibble
Representative John Kriesel
Players from the Minnesota Orchestra
Greta Oglesby
Tod Petersen
Live Action Set
Christina Baldwin
and many more...

Click HERE for the event on facebook

Click HERE for tickets


(More) Big Top Pics

Big Top @ Saloon
The Saloon has released a gallery of new pics from their Big Top party.

Click HERE to see the new gallery

The Salvation Army, Not coming to rescue YOU

No hun, We're talking about the Salvation Army.... but Good for You!

I don't care how cute the guy or girl ringing that damn bell for the Salvation Army donation bin is... think about this quote from their website BEFORE you decide to drop in some change.

T.G.E - Thanksgiving EVE - HOMO:Guide

Porn Stars
$1 Drinks


The night before thanksgiving is one of the busiest nights of the year for bars.  Check out our HOMO:Guide for  T.G.E 2011


Thanksgiving, time to talk about that amendment with your family

Yup, it's that time of the year.  Time when that bitchy aunt comes over for the holidays and informs you (again) that you are headed to hell.  She just doesn't understand why we would allow gay people to get married.  (She also doesn't understand how to make a good gravy, but that isn't the point here.)

To defeat that amendment, we GOTA have those hard conversations with our loved ones.  

'But this is an opportunity that we can't afford to miss. The single most important action you can take is to start a conversation about why marriage matters to you. How else will your friends and family know that defeating the constitutional amendment is important to someone they love?'- Chris Stinson, OutFront Minnesota

Not quite sure what to say?  Click HERE and read the "conversation kit" from OutFront Minnesota


Wilde Roast owner running for State Representative

Tom DeGree (co-owner of the Wilde Roast Cafe) is running for State Representative!  (how cool is that!!)

Click Here to become his fan on facebook

"Let’s keep Minnesota moving forward, a place where families, opportunity, and freedom come first"- Tom DeGree

Big Top Pics

Big Top @ Saloon via Colu.mn

Head over to the Colu.mn's Flicker to see Mrs Peterson's photos from "Big Top" at the Saloon 

Big Top @ Saloon via Colu.mn

Big Top @ Saloon via Colu.mn

Big Top @ Saloon via Colu.mn

Click HERE to see the full album 


“We Were Here” film


WE WERE HERE (trailer) from David Weissman on Vimeo.

Join the Minnesota AIDS Project for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film “We Were Here” on Thursday, December 1, World AIDS Day, at the Riverview Theater at 7:00 p.m

“It’s impossible for a single film to capture the devastation wrought by AIDS, or the heroism with which many in the LGBT community responded to it. But director David Weissman’s documentary is such a powerful achievement because he just about does it. Focusing on the arrival, detonation and devastation of AIDS in San Francisco (after first reminding viewers how and why the city was a queer utopia), Weissman employs standard documentary tools — stock footage, home movies, smart talking heads — to wonderful effect. It’s that last component that makes the film: Armed with just their voices, wit, humor and memories, the film’s interviewees break your heart with their stories.” Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly

World AIDS Day Screening of “We Were Here”
Thursday, December 1
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN

Click HERE to rsvp on facebook


Follow us on twitter

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Forbes Ranks Mpls #1


 Forbes just ranked Mpls as the healthiest city in America!

"Minneapolis residents breathe clean air, prioritize exercise and keep their weight down, supported by a city that was among the first to add bike trails and ban smoking in public places. If you live in Minneapolis-St. Paul, you and your neighbors are less likely to have cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and asthma and are more likely to be in excellent or very good health."-forbes

Click HERE to read the full article and ranks

Big Top Party @ Saloon

Photo By Richard Yates
In anticipation of their Big Top party (NO, NOT THAT!  It's a Circus theme, get your mind out of the gutter...) the saloon has been releasing teaser images from Richard Yates Photography.

See more of his work after the Jump.  (and YES, there is a sexy clown competition)

The Uptown Boutique Crawl is BACK

"The Uptown Boutique Crawl is BACK and has doubled in size!
Join Atmosfere, Buffalo Exchange, Cliché, Cynthia Rae Boutique – Uptown, Covered, Design Collective, Everyday People, Local Motion, My Sister’s Closet, V State and Via’s Vintage this autumn to shop til you drop!

hat from Design Collective
In support of Buy Local, Shop Local, Support Local Business, Uptown boutiques have come together for a shopping soiree to remind patrons of Minneapolis of the rare styles and services that the small businesses in Uptown have to offer. Great service, great selection, great styles, great prices!!!

The boutiques of Uptown would like to invite you, devoted fashion followers, and all of your friends to join us in the Uptown Boutique Crawl Thursday, November 10th from 5-9 p.m. for a night full of local shopping, promotions and, best of all, fabulous fashion. Check out each retailer for in-store events, libations, DISCOUNTS and so much more."-Cynthia Rae

Uptown Boutique Crawl
Thursday, November 10
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Atmosfere, Buffalo Exchange, Cliché, Cynthia Rae Boutique, Covered, Design Collective, Everyday People, Local Motion, My Sister’s Closet, V State and Via’s Vintage
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