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Grown & Sexy at Hell's Kitchen

Grown and Sexy, the quarterly queer performance and dance party, sells out at Hell's Kitchen because DJ Shannon Blowtorch, Sweetpea, and Nadine DuBois team up to provide a unique blend of crowd participation and socialization, fertile ground for meeting someone special. Move your body in marathon dance-party style to soul, funk, hip hop, Top 40, electro, Latin, and club bangers. Pull a hottie aside and enjoy one of the pop-up performances at the top of every hour from a romantic stage-side booth, or just kick it on the dance floor. Performances have included the most enticing burlesque and drag entertainers of the Twin Cities, such as Foxy Tann, Switch the Boi Wonder, and Mistress Victoria DeVille. This diverse format makes a great date night and optimal opportunity for mixing and mingling, so make sure to get your tickets early.

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