Calof and Scrawlex

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] The Calof Series and Scrawlex [/sws_yellow_box]

Patrick’s Cabaret is pleased to announce that its Calof Series and Scrawlex Open Stage
Spoken Word/Storytelling Artists: Hieu Nguyen and Katherine Glover

Singer/Songwriters: David Le Duc and Bernie King

This Thursday, The Calof Series features four artists to present works-in-progress to an audience that will be encouraged to offer feedback via dialogue with the performers. In addition, throughout the evening we’ll be offering FREE coffee and tasty baked goods from our wonderful neighborhood sponsors: Peace Coffee & New French Bakery

Scrawlex will immediately follow The Calof Series (at about 9pm). For more information about this evening, please visit our online calendar

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Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014, Calof series at 7:30pm, Scrawlex at 9pm
Address: Patrick’s Cabaret 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406
Admission: Free and open to the public
For more information, visit Patrick’s Cabaret website. [/sws_blue_box]


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] APRIL Suck It: Gag on the Drag [/sws_yellow_box]

Join the cast of Suck It at their home venue, the jewel of the midway, the TOWN HOUSE BAR! This beautiful cast of Twin Cities Drag artists are ready to welcome in Spring!

Only $4 cover!!!
Show starts right at 10:30 so be sure to arrive early to get a table and a cocktail first!!

Starring the Cast of Suck IT!

Laydee Swallowz
Damien D’Luxe
Lucy Furr
Nocturna Lee Mission
Hosted by Victoria DeVille

Special Guest Performers!

Kamaree Williams
Bad Karma!

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Date: Friday, April 4 at 10:30pm
Location: Town House Bar, 1415 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: $4
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Kinetic Kitchen 10th Anniversary [/sws_yellow_box]

Arturo Miles
Christopher Watson Dance Company
Jennifer Glaws
Maia Maiden’s Conscious Spirit
Pramila Vasudevan
Sarah Hauss
Sarah LaRose-Holland

This weekend, Kinetic Kitchen celebrates it’s 10th anniversary at Patrick’s Cabaret! Kinetic Kitchen is a dance series produced by Sarah LaRose-Holland, showcasing a variety of fantastic choreographers.
For more information about this show, please visit our online calendar or

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Date: Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th at 7:30pm
Location: Patrick’s Cabaret 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406
Admission: $10 at the door (cash or check only)
For more information, Kinetic Kitchen


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Welcome to the Show! F-M Gay Men’s Chorus first public concert [/sws_yellow_box]

Our first big concert! Starring The Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Choruswith special guests The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus!

Free and open to the public, free will donations will be taken to help raise funds for our Chorus. Doors will open at 1pm, come early and you’ll be able to buy raffle tickets to win fabulous prizes from area companies as well as buy CDs/merchandise from the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus.

Concert will start at 2pm with The Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus, then after an intermission The Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus will present selections from Andrew Lippa’s “I am Harvey Milk”. During the program both choruses will also be doing a few numbers together.

We hope you will come join us and show your support! Bring your friends, let’s pack the Fargo Theatre to the rafters!

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Date: Sunday, April 6 from 2-4pm
Location: The Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo, North Dakota 58102
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Discuss _Queers Dig Time Lords_ with Jason Tucker & the NCG! Event for North Country Gaylaxians [/sws_yellow_box]

Our next discussion will be April 8: Queers Dig Time Lords
From In Queers Dig Time Lords, editors Sigrid Ellis (Chicks Dig Comics) and Michael Damian Thomas (Apex Magazine) bring together essays by award-winning writers to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, in the tradition of the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords.

Tanya Huff (“Bi, Bye”) wears bi-focals as she analyzes the Doctor’s fluid sexuality, former Doctor Who script editor Gary Russell explores the show’s effect on his teenage years, Paul Magrs (“The Monster Queer is Camp”) defends and celebrates the series camp qualities, and Melissa Scott (“Long Time Companions”) describes Who’s impact on her greatest love and loss.
We will be joined by contributing essayist Jason Stormageddon Tucker(“Nice TARDIS”) for the discussion–Jason talks about how he not only had to come out of the closet, but also out of the TARDIS, to find acceptance, love, friendship, and all those good things. He found not only a boyfriend, but also himself.

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Date: Tuesday, April 8 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Quatrefoil Library, 1220 E Lake St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Admission: free
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] R.W. Holmen presents Queer Clergy: A History of Gay and Lesbian Ministry in American Protestantism [/sws_yellow_box]

Does LGBT movement history matter?

Contrary to the popular image of Christian churches as gay-bashing homophobes—an image fostered by self-appointed spokesmen and microphone-grabbing evangelicals—progressive Protestantdenominations ordain gays and lesbians and celebrate LGBT weddings, but it hasn’t always been so. In the last decade, the principal mainline denominations—the Lutherans, the Presbyterians, the Episcopalians, and earlier the United Church of Christ—have adopted inclusive policies that have reversed long-standing exclusions that barred gays and lesbians from the pulpit and restricted clergy and congregations from celebrating covenant services of blessing and now marriage ceremonies.

How did we get to this time and place? What paths did early pilgrims follow to lead the way out of the wilderness? How did the United Church of Christ arrive at a place of welcome a generation before sister denominations? Why do the Methodists lag behind?

“I have been thinking a lot these days of our lesbian, gay, and bisexual sisters and brothers and supporters who have gone before us to bring us to this time and place. I wish that I knew more of their names. I wish I knew more of their stories.” – Susan Kraemer, More Light Update

Queer Clergy: A History of Gay and Lesbian Ministry in American Protestantism names the names and remembers the stories as it chronicles the journey of gay and lesbian Christians seeking the blessing of their church.

Join Minnesota author R.W. “Obie” Holmen at Magers & Quinn for informal conversation over wine and hor d’oeuvres at a book signing event Tuesday evening April 8th beginning at 6:00 pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

Purchase the book:

Learn more about upcoming events at Magers & Quinn:

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Date: Tuesday, April 8 at 6:00pm
Location: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

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Andy Birkey
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, 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.


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