Social Events in Minneapolis, Minnesota This Week

Let’s explore social events in Minneapolis, MN happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Minneapolis, Minnesota. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Minneapolis

AI Salon Minnesota – May 2024 – Meetup

AI Salon Minnesota - May 2024 - Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Tavern Grill

Join us for an informal event at The Tavern Grill in Minnetonka to gather, chat about AI, and meet new people interested in AI.

Happy Hour will be going for the first hour with discounted drinks & appetizers.

We’ll have some ice breaker topics to keep the conversations flowing!

Come on your own…or bring an AI curious friend or two or three!

We want to spread awareness and build the excitemen(…)

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IN-PERSON: Reactive Kafka/Windowing in Kafka Streams and Flink SQL/Book signing!

IN-PERSON: Reactive Kafka/Windowing in Kafka Streams and Flink SQL/Book signing!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 1 SE Main St

Hello Streamers!

Please join us for an exciting **IN-PERSON** Apache Kafka® meetup and book signing on Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30pm hosted by our friends at SmartThings, with food and beverage sponsored by KineticEdge and books sponsored by Confluent.

First 40 registered attendees *to **arrive*** receive a free copy of Bill Bejeck’s new book, *Kafka Streams in Action, Second Edition*!
Please (…)

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Womens Self Defense workshop

Womens Self Defense workshop

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Marshall Ave Self Defense

Join us for an empowering and interactive self-defense meetup in the heart of the Twin Cities! Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to enhance your existing skills, this event is tailored for everyone.

Highlights:

1. Expert-Led Workshops: Learn practical self-defense techniques from seasoned instructors at Legacy Wing Chun. Gain insights into Wing Chun, a martial art known for its effic(…)

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LGBTQIA2S+ Meditation Group

LGBTQIA2S+ Meditation Group

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Shambhala Meditation Center of Minneapolis

Are you interested in meditation and also part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community? Then this group is for you! Whether a seasoned meditator or a complete beginner, come join us the third Wednesday of each month to meditate together in a safe and welcoming space. All you need is a desire to further your spiritual life and meet new people! Post meditation, we can all enjoy a hot cup of tea together while w(…)

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Ink & Insights May Book Club – The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Ink & Insights May Book Club - The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Davanni’s Pizza & Hot Hoagies

Our May book selection is *The Body in the Library* by Agatha Christie. Feel free to bring your own notes and/or questions, Jess will have some topics as well. I think we’ll hold off on voting for another book as we decided on the next two at the last meeting. (In June we’re reading *What the River Knows* by Isabel Ibañez and in July we’ll be reading *Demon Copperhead* by Barbara Kingsolver).
We’r(…)

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Mini golf and Mingle – Potluck BBQ

Mini golf and Mingle - Potluck BBQ

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Veterans Park

It’s almost summer, let’s play!!!!!!🌞
Bring an item to share, please choose and post on event chat.

We can have a BBQ/socialize then play a round of mini golf ⛳

We will meet at pavilion next to mini golf bldg. Mini golf is $10/per person.(…)

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Art a Whirl

Art a Whirl

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Indeed Brewing Co

Hey ya’ll! Art-a-whirl is here!

Here’s the plan:

* Meet at Indeed Brewing at 3:00 pm for a power up drink and to gather our troops
\- 711 NE 15th Ave\, Minneapolis\, MN 55413
* Building 1) the Solar Arts Building
\- This one is literally attached to Indeed Brewing
* Building 2) Then, w’ll walk across the block to tour Northrup King
\- There are a TON of artists in this building\, so this one mig(…)

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BitDevs Socratic Seminar #15

BitDevs Socratic Seminar #15

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Improving

A socratic seminar discussing recent research and developments on the Bitcoin protocol. Come join us and talk about Bitcoin!

Agenda: https://bitdevsmpls.org/2024-05-14-socratic-seminar-15

Reach out to @m1sterc001guy on Twitter with any questions.(…)

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Board Games and Hangout!

Board Games and Hangout!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 3746 23rd Ave S

Hey group!

Enjoy good company and a wholesome board game? Come on down to Sisters’ Sludge Coffee Café to talk, hang out, and play.

If you so choose, please bring a simple to teach, simple to play board game to share! I will be bringing a few of my own.

Hope to see you there!(…)

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Pop Culture Trivia at Bent Brewstillery – Roseville

Pop Culture Trivia at Bent Brewstillery - Roseville

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Bent Brewstillery

Trivia is 7pm-9pm. I put our start time at 6:30 to get tables, and food and drinks (if desired). FYI, their drink offerings include [no and low alcohol drinks](https://www.bentbrewstillery.com/no-low-alcohol).
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FREE Live Pop Culture Trivia at [Bent Brewstillery](https://www.bentbrewstillery.com/)

* No Limit on Team Sizes
* Every player gets a raffle ticket for a drawing to win a FREE drink (Rail(…)

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Share Your Style – “One tool, multiple uses” (@ Avatar Martial Arts)

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Avatar Martial Arts

Share your Style – a forum for martial artists at various levels to have their questions about other arts and styles answered.

An informal sharing facilitated by Sensei Mick consisting of:

* **Introductions** and **warm-ups**
* **Focus Topic**, 60 minute seminar from one instructor, covering material from their style. We’ll start with foundational skills, and build up to the abilities of the par(…)

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Go vulnerabilities: Security in Go environments (in-person and virtual)

Go vulnerabilities: Security in Go environments (in-person and virtual)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

Note the new time! Please reference “Public Safety Guidelines” below the agenda for details on attending in-person.

Zoom meeting will start just before 6p.

We had a great group last month! Let’s keep the momentum going! If you’re interested in sharing content for this or a future event, please message Jesse Lang!

Join us for “Go vulnerabilities: Security in Go environments”, presented by Sathya(…)

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Queer Dharma Group

Queer Dharma Group

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Clouds In Water Zen Center

We are a peer-led group which aims to discuss the Dharma in a queer and trans context. We are open to anyone who is LGBTQIA2S+, regardless of partners, age, and identity, as well as those who feel such a group would benefit them. We’ll meet for a meditation and a loosely guided discussion over tea and snacks. We meet from 6:30 to 8pm on the third Friday of each month.
This event has a suggested do(…)

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Minneapolis Rust Meetup Happy Hour

Minneapolis Rust Meetup Happy Hour

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: HeadFlyer Brewing

Come hang out with all sorts of Rust folks! From the just-curious to the living-and-breathing-it, everyone is welcome. It’ll be an informal happy hour where we just chat about Rust 🙂

**Experience level:** All levels (interested to expert)(…)

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Freedom in retirement, it’s not just about ditching the alarm clock!

Freedom in retirement, it’s not just about ditching the alarm clock!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Edina Library

Retirement has unveiled a world of possibilities for me. It’s not just about having the liberty to plan my days. It’s a deeper sense of freedom—the freedom to embrace my true self, drive for my aspirations, and embark on a journey of personal growth that I previously didn’t have the courage or time for.

Yes, there are still many moments filled with indecision, procrastination, and feeling scared (…)

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A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, by T Kingfisher

A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking, by T Kingfisher

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Ridgedale Library

We will alternate between science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to come even if you haven’t quite finished the book yet. Note the new location.(…)

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Minnesota Songkran Festival @ St. Paul

Minnesota Songkran Festival @ St. Paul

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Minnesota State Capitol

**AAPI Team (from Zoua, Scott, and David):**
We are exited to have you all join us for this event! You would be able to have an opportunity to try different types of food as well as meet up with like minded folks. ***We will be attending at 1PM to 3PM CST.*** In terms of where we will meet, we will provide those updates via Meetup App as the event approaches closer to the scheduled date. Hope to s(…)

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ASTRO/SUB2 REI MEET-UP

ASTRO/SUB2 REI MEET-UP

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 2855 Anthony Ln S

Join the last meet up at this office before we move to our brand new location. This event is perfect for anybody involved in real estate either if you are a real estate agent or a real estate investor and want to find more ways to scale, your business definitely should attend. This event will have multiple guest speakers. Don’t miss this free opportunity.(…)

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Futures Traders Ignite!

Futures Traders Ignite!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 12601 Ridgedale Dr

Agenda

1. Round of introductions
2. Cover expectations for the meeting
3. Showcase member (30 mins)
4. Agree on meeting cadence and location
5. Choose showcase member for next meetup
6. Wrap and chat(…)

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Twin Cities Men’s Barbershop Harmony

Twin Cities Men's Barbershop Harmony

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Oak Knoll Lutheran Church

Singing a cappella harmony in 4-part barbershop style is our hobby and we really enjoy doing it! A big, full-quality sound combined with high energy and entertaining stage play make any Commodores show a truly memorable experience.

We’re looking for men who love to sing. We invite you to join us at a wour weekly meeting to see what it’s all about. Come and check out this energetic, dynamic group (…)

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May- “Cover Her Face” by PD James

May- “Cover Her Face” by PD James

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Crooked Pint

Join us for dinner and drinks at Crooked Pint to discuss “Cover her face”. We will be in one of the back rooms.
Please keep your reservation up to date. Last minute cancellations and no shows may be removed from the group.(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Minneapolis, you can try out Exploreminnesota.com, Minneapolis.org, or Globalminnesota.org.

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Events for Professional Women Empowerment

Coffee & Conversations: In-person

Coffee & Conversations: In-person

Happy Spring! What better way to connect than over a your favorite hot beverage. Join us for conversation and connection before you head off to work. We’ll have a great topic ready to discuss!

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