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Arts and Culture Calendar for March 12

Arts and Culture Calendar for March 12

It’s never too late to start planning your weekend! If you are looking for something queer to do this week and weekend, there’s no shortage of great events.


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Ellis at Ginkgo Coffeehouse [/sws_yellow_box]

There’s just something about Ellis. She is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her uplifting lyrics. Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges& opened hearts.
Ellis is writing and posting a song per week for all of 2014 as part of the Real Women, Real Songs Weekly Songwriting Project. That’s 52 new songs! You can follow her progress at www.ellis-music.com/weeklysongs/
She’ll play the new songs at Ginkgo, and she’ll be joined on the stage by local songwriter & guitarist Kevin Bowe. Don’t miss this fun night of music and joy!

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Mar 14, 2014 at 8pm
Admission: $15.00
Location: Ginkgo Coffeehouse, 721 N Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
For more information: Ginkgo website[/sws_blue_box]


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Bippy’s Burlesque-O-Rama at Bryant Lake Bowl [/sws_yellow_box]

If you think you’ve seen all that burlesque has to offer, you haven’t seen Bippy’s Burlesque-o-Rama. Bippy’s Burlesque-o-Rama embraces the concepts of fun and experimentation, leading to a sort of controlled chaos. Bippy’s Burlesque-o-Rama was created by performers who have worked in many shows across the Twin Cities, including Pouty Petals, Luna Rouge, and Barbara Gordon. Originally working together as cast members for the now defunct Abbie Rhode’s Psychedelic Spectacle, the producers wanted to keep the lighter, try-anything-at-least-once mentality provided by that show.

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Friday, March 14 at 10:00 pm, Doors open at 9:30 pm
Admission: $10 in advance / $12 day of show. Buy online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
For more information: Bryant Lake Bowl website[/sws_blue_box]


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Singer/Songwriter Series at Patrick’s Cabaret featuring Renee Copeland, Venus DeMars, Matthew Fox, and Bill Geezy [/sws_yellow_box]

Two ongoing live-music performance tracks at Patrick’s Cabaret are: our Singer/Songwriter Series and Eclectic Electric Music Series. The Singer/Songwriter Series features a solid mix of talented, emerging, and established artists, and the Eclectic Electric Music Series features a wide variety of styles and genres from local, regional, and national touring artists.

For more information regarding the Cabaret’s music series please contact coordinator, Chris Mozena: [email protected]


Renée Copeland has been writing songs for 8 years. The themes she explores are often both personal and political, colored with dark undertones yet hopeful refrains. She is excited to be co-writing songs with Kalen Rainbow Keir in their recently-formed band, Love Nocturnal. When Renée is not making music, you can find her dancing with local companies Ananya Dance Theatre and Hiponymous.

Venus DeMars has been a staple of the underground music scene both here in Minneapolis and around the globe for nearly two decades. Forming the band All The Pretty Horses in 1994, Venus combined elements of punk, goth and glam to create a truly unique sound.

Matthew Fox is a guitarist and songwriter whose Georgia and Texas roots run deep. He has steeped himself in a variety of styles from acoustic blues to swing and his acclaimed originals are rooted in the great Texas story-song tradition. Matthew has appeared on stages, radio programs and at workshops throughout the US, United Kingdom and Scandinavia and is a proud endorser of Big Hollow Guitars, Diamond Bottlenecks and Elixir Strings.

Bill Geezy: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, and Piano
From his days performing on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion as a member of Stoney Lonesome Bluegrass Band to the present, Bill has been compiling a large catalogue of his handcrafted, American, countrified, folk-rock songs. On the Hoffman guitar that his mother bought him for a high school graduation present Bill has penned songs that have become the stuff that dreams are made of.

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Saturday, March 15th 2014, Doors at 7:30pm and Music at 8pm
Admission: $10 at the door (cash or check only)
Location: Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
For more information: Patrick’s Cabaret website [/sws_blue_box]


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Semi-Detached, Choreographed by Nic Lincoln [/sws_yellow_box]

Nic Lincoln instinctually uses his charismatic and gutsy nature to craft an evening of glossy and dynamic dances. Creatures inhabit a distinct yet ambiguous world, transcending an evening of works which are quirky, haunting and evocative. This evening of work will feature dance artists Mary Ann Bradley, Eve Schulte and Kelly Vittetoe 20% of ticket sales will be donated to OutFront MN.

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″]Details
Date: Monday, March 17 at 7:00 pm, Doors open at 6:00 pm
Admission: Buy tickets, $10-$15 sliding scale, Buy online through Brown Paper Tickets
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
For more information: Bryant Lake Bowl website [/sws_blue_box]

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Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, Vita.mn and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.