[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]The Big Gay Comedy Show! [/sws_yellow_box]

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“The Big Gay Comedy Show” hits the stage with an evening of OUTrageous comedy from the funniest gay and gay-friendly comics and performers on the scene today! We’re here! We’re funny! Get used to it! Do not miss this hilarious night of laughs featuring an A-List of comics, performers and storytellers that have performed in clubs and festivals in New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood and beyond! Stand Up Comedy! Storytelling! Sketch Comedy!

Starring Jason Schommer, Courtney McClean, Zach Coulter, Jodie, Maruska, Jakey Emmert, Rebecca Jo Malmstrom, Chris Plakut, and more!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Show at 7 PM
Doors at 6 PM

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN

Tickets: $10 General Admission or $8 General Admission with a Fringe Button
Purchase by phone: 612-825-8949
Online: www.bryantlakebowl.com
Or in person at the door

Wednesday, November 5, doors at 6, show at 7:00pm

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Date: Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Admission: $10
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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] BINGO with Lucy Stoole! [/sws_yellow_box]

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Join the lovely Lucy Stoole for a Super-sized version of Aliveness Project BINGO, Thursday, November 6th starting at 8pm. We’ll be playing BINGO in BOTH BARS!

HAIR FORCE ONE will be touching down again, just a few short days after hosting our Halloween extravaganza. Grab your dobber and get ready to play!

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Date: Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8pm
Location: EagleBoltBar
515 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Admission: Free
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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] McNally Smith College of Music presents “Rent: The Musical” [/sws_yellow_box]

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McNally Smith College of Music and MSCM Theater Ensemble proudly present the musical Rent!

Friday, November 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 8, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 9, 2:30pm

FREE!

History Theater 30 10th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101

Tickets are free, but you can reserve a spot in advance at:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/919916

Set in New York City’s Lower East Side in the days of Bohemia in Alphabet City, the musical Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent is a pop culture phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates for audiences of all ages. Based on Puccini’s La Boheme, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of young artists struggling to survive and create in the shadow of HIV/AIDS during the 1990s. How these bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides a compelling narrative for a groundbreaking musical that reverberates, louder than ever, two decades after its debut.

Who better to tell the story of young creative artists, struggling to find out who they are, how to love, how to lose and how to fight for what they believe in, than the magnificent cast of Rent featuring the young musician/actors here at McNally Smith College of Music. It is also their story. Beautiful, inspiring, charged, volatile music like Seasons of Love, Take Me Or Leave Me, Rent, La Vie Boheme and so many more will have you laughing, crying and planning your next protest.

RENT has changed Broadway forever and transformed how new generations feel about musical theatre. Whether it’s your 1st time or your 100th time, you won’t want to miss this production of RENT!

Cast:
Mark Cohen: Chance D Radford
Roger Davis: Jack Martell
Mimi Marquez: Olivia Hedeman
Benny Coffin III: Benjamin Jackson
Maureen Johnson: Alisha Thunem
Joanne Jefferson: Anna Christy
Tom Collins: Juan Perry
Angel Schunard: Tyler Kenneth Stafford
Ensemble:
Kaytee Amaro
Sadie Haigler
Teygaen Hartman
Casey Stauffer
Sarah Owen
Sarah Andrescik
Maddie Franz
Trevor DeVine
Sarah Oneil

Band:
Guitar: Michael Kopstain
Rachael Nielson
Drums: Tanner Montague
Keys: Eric Foschiatti
Keys: Ben Hogarth
Bass: Dylan Dykstra

Artistic Team
Director: Erin Schwab
Music Director: Nic Delcambre
Choreography/movement: Kevin Werner Hohlstein
Assistant Director: Ken Rosen
Production Stage Manager: Deirdre Corinne Hall
Sound Design and Engineering: Todd Smith and Joe KoKal
Set/Lighting Design and General Life Saving Measures: Mike Todaro

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Date: Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30pm, Saturday, November 8, 7:30pm, Sunday, November 9, 2:30pm
Location: History Theatre, 30 10th St E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
Admission: Free
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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Stay Where You F***ing Are: A Tribute to Elaine Stritch [/sws_yellow_box]

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Presented by Frosty Bob and J’s Summer Camp
Dearly Beloved: On November 8th, we gather together to bring the Grand Dame of Broadway back to f***ing life. Join Frosty Bob and J for a night of singing, séancing and dancing in black tights. You’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and we’ll all dump our martinis on the ground in memory of the great Elaine.

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Date: Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10pm
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408
Admission: $10
For more information, visit Bryant Lake Bowl
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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Nov. 11 discussion with Ginn Hale of The Holy Road [/sws_yellow_box]

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For more info, see North Country Gaylaxians, https://www.facebook.com/groups/196936024304/.

Another Skype discussion with the Author! We previously read volume one in this saga, early this year. And don’t forget Don’s NCG gaming get-together this Saturday (Nov. 1).

From Hale’s website about the book (ginnhale.com):
The second volume of Ginn Hale’s epic Rifter Trilogy.

Having escaped a brutal battle between Fai’daum revolutionaries and Guan’im cavalry, John has climbed the Thousand Steps to the heights of Rathal’pesha in search of a way home. He learns that the golden key he lost–the one that can open a Great Gate and allow him and his friends to return home–lies within his reach.

But not even the remote mountain monastery of Rathal’pesha is safe from violent turmoil in an age of rebellion and religious warfare. Soon John is drawn into the heart of a power struggle that will decide who will live and who will die on the Holy Road.

The Rifter is also still available as a ten part digital series.

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Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7pm
Location: Quatrefoil Library, 1220 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Admission: Free
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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, 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.

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