[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Uncle Walt: a New Dark Comedy by Andrew Rosdail, Presented by Brazen Theatre [/sws_yellow_box]

Drop Dead Hillarious
Drop Dead Hillarious

Brazen Theater presents the professional world premier of Uncle Walt, a new dark comedy by Andrew Rosdail.

Able and Cain had nothing on Clint and Ron in this modern day allegory on two brothers at war. When Clint is fired from his job as a Disney animator, he kidnaps Walt’s frozen head in order to hold it for ransom. He takes the head home in a cooler to the shabby townhouse where he lives with his slacker younger brother. However, Clint does not count on Walt’s head coming to life with an agenda of his own: obtaining a new body. Walt’s plan? Talk one of the brothers in to killing the other.

Where:
People’s Center Theatre
425 20th Avenue South
3rd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55454.

Directed by Mark Hooker

Featuring:
Nicholas Pierro as “Walt Disney”
Nick James as “Clint Nash”
Coletrane T. Johnson as “Ron Nash”
Matt Wall as “Nick Bletcher”

Fight Choreography by Nick Wolfe

This play contains violence and very, very naughty language. Not recommended for young children or Puritans.

Uncle Walt runs:

December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 PM

December 7, 14 at 3:00 PM

Industry Night: December 8 at 7:30 PM; Pay-What-You-Can!

Tickets are:
General Admission: $20
Students: $10
Senior Citizens: $10
With Fringe Button (at door): $15

For more information and ticket sales link, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/938392.

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: December 8-14 at 10p
Location:People’s Center Theater, 425 20th Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Admission: GA: $20, Students and Seniors: $10
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] OUTspoken! December Open Mic ft. Anthony Michael [/sws_yellow_box]

outspokendec

Tis the season to be sparkly! (Oh, what are we talking about? Sparkle time is all the time, amiright?) We can’t wait to see our lovely glitter family again this month. Come warm your hearts at our hearth (stage).

OUTspoken! Open Mic is a queer open mic that welcomes performers and audience of all identities. All art mediums are welcome. 12 open mic spots, 7 minutes each.

This month we are super excited to bring the one and only and most incredible Anthony Michael to feature on our stage. More info soon!

Doors and sign-up at 6:30. Show at 7:30.
Suggested donation $5-10

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30pm
Location: Fox Egg Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Admission: Suggested donation $5-$10
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Joyful and Triumphant [/sws_yellow_box]

joyful

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus performs their annual holiday concert with special guests The Copper Street Brass Quintet. Joyful and Triumphant features treasured classics as well as new surprises to unwrap, filled with the magic and wonder of the holiday season. Musical selections include Morten Lauridsen’s Sure On This Shining Night, John Rutter’s Gloria, Welcome Yule by Craig Carnahan and O Come All Ye Faithful. Kick off your holiday season with Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus!

December 12 – 13, 2014 at 8 pm
December 14, 2014 at 2 pm

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Friday, Dec. 12 & 13 at 8pm, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2pm
Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 S 4th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Admission: Suggested donation $5-$10
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Turnabout 2014 [/sws_yellow_box]

turnabout

Duke XXII Derek Sean and the boys will be Girling it Up for the night….

$5 suggested Donation $10 entry and Beer Bust

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Saturday, December 13 at 5pm
Location: The Saloon MN, 830 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Admission: $5 suggested donation, $10 beer bust
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]SPARKLE PRESENTS: “Have Yourself a MARY Little Christmas!” [/sws_yellow_box]

sparkle

Make the yuletide gay, honey! Join Mary Brewster on Saturday, December 13th, 10pm at the Town House Bar, for Sparkle Presents: “Have Yourself a MARY Little Christmas!”
Faithful friends who are dear to us, gather near to us once more…..to spread sparkleliciousness on the Town House stage, just in time for Christmas!

Special guests include:

Gosh Alice Jones
Kendra Blake
Sofonda Peters
Violet Femm

During the show, Mary Brewster will be performing a song in support of the Town House Bar’s annual “Hat and Mitten Drive”. EVERY DOLLAR tipped during this performance will be used to purchase hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and socks for homeless individuals in the Twin Cities. Warm hands = warm hearts!

Mary Brewster Presents: “SPARKLE”; the 2nd Saturday of every month, 10pm at the Town House Bar.

With almost two decades stage experience, Mary Brewster knows exactly what it takes cook up a show at the Town House. A bit of pizazz. A trace of comedy. A tad of razzle dazzle. A smidge of old school. A hint of glitter. A pinch of high energy. A dash of sequins. Add to it a cast featuring some of the greatest entertainers in the Twin Cities, and you’ve got SPARKLE.

Are you ready to get your SPARKLE on?

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Saturday, December 13 at 10pm
Location:Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: Unknown
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]

DECEMBER Telling Queer History

[/sws_yellow_box] tellingqueerdec

TELLING QUEER HISTORY is a series of gatherings based on sharing stories in an open, informal, and participatory format. It’s about connecting queer communities, queer history and generations so that we can learn from our shared past, present, and future.*

DATE
Saturday, December 13th
2:00-4:30pm

LOCATION
SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 West 28th St.
Minneapolis, MN
55408

FEATURED STORYTELLER
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Voelkel is a 17th generation pastor and was ordained in 1997 and served as pastor at Spirit of the Lakes UCC in Minneapolis, the first predominantly LGBTQ congregation in a mainline denomination. Recently, she served as the Director of the Institute for Welcoming Resources and Faith Work for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and then as the Interim Executive Director of the PFund Foundation. www.revdrrebeccammvoelkel.com

THEME
Past and present intersections of queer identity with faith and justice work. Rev. Dr. Voelkel’s personal story and presentation giving historical context.

EVENT FORMAT
2:00–2:30pm – Snacks and mingling, contribute to the story quote page or timeline
2:30-3:15pm – Welcome and meet featured storyteller
3:15-4:00pm – Small groups discuss theme and share your own stories.
4:00-4:15pm – Come back together as a big group and share insights and highlights from small group discussions.

Interested in being a guest speaker or helping put on the next event? Contact the event organizer (Rebecca Lawrence rjlawrencephotography@gmail.com).

*Allies are welcome to join, listen and volunteer. Hearing our stories is a great way to be an ally, allowing and assisting us in having the space to tell our stories is a way to be an advocate. Thanks!

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2pm
Location: SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W 28th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Keep it S.A.F.E. Ball [/sws_yellow_box]

keepitsafeball

Temp Valentino & MAPS Presents the World Aids Day
Keep it SAFE BAll

Surprise Host..
He’ll be posted when he’s ready…
We don’t want your cash, we want you to be SAFE!!
On this day you get to be you! Show off your ballroom creativity. We just want you to be SAFE! MAPS has teamed up with yours truly… Temp Valentino and we’re here to help you Keep It SAFE.
The thing about this SAFE Ball is we want to see the Sexy And Fierce Energy!!!
So tonight you must have the Correct condom color, No mistakes on being Safe.

Every category will win something…Whether its $20 or $500..
Grand prize -$500
Mini Grand Prize -$200
Thug Realness -$100
BQ Face -$100
Stud Realness -$100
Schoolboy Realness -$100

All categories may go up in prize….
Come out and SUPPORT this event with a Message

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Sunday, December 14 at 9pm
Location: The Gay 90s Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Admission: $10 entry free with MAPS testing
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]The Whale (by Samuel D. Hunter) [/sws_yellow_box]

Whale_horizontal_image

The Whale tells the story of a Charlie, a gay, 600+ pound writing teacher who has isolated himself from the world. When an errant Mormon missionary appears at the door, with either the best or worst timing in the world, Charlie is inspired to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter before it’s too late.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Wednesday, November 26 – Opening Night
Friday November 28, 7:30
Saturday, November 29, 7:30

Monday, December 1, 7:30 – Pay What You Can
Thursday, December 4, 7:30
Friday, December 5, 7:30 – Post-show discussion
Saturday, December 6, 7:30
Sunday, December 7, 3:00 – Matinee, ASL-Interpreted by Claire Alexander & Katie Johnson

Thursday, December 11, 7:30
Friday, December 12, 7:30 – Post-show discussion
Saturday, December 13, 7:30
Sunday, December 14, 3:00 – Matinee

Wednesday, December 17, 7:30
Thursday, December 18, 7:30 – Audio Described by Laura Wiebers
Friday, December 19, 7:30 – Post-show discussion
Saturday, December 20, 7:30 – Closing Night

The show runs 1 hour 55 minutes with no intermission.

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Wednesday, November 26 to December 20
Location: Mixed Blood Theatre 1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis
Admission: Tickets start at $10 through Brown Paper Tickets
For more information, visit Walking Shadow Theater Company[/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]FMGMC Presents “Sing We Now of Christmas!” Concert [/sws_yellow_box]

FMGMC
Come join us for our Christmas concert, “Sing We Now of Christmas!” Under the direction of Angel Lira and Brandon Jones. We will be doing a wide range of music from Contemporary to Classical, old favorites to some you might hear for the first time. Come join us, you’ll be glad you did!

Tickets are $10, children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the door or you can buy them in advance from any chorus member, or at the Pride Collective & Community Center. You can also message us on here, email fmgaymenschorus@gmail.com, or call Tony at 701-799-8491 to get tickets.

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2pm
Location: The Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N, Fargo, North Dakota 58102
Admission: $10
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]
The Column is a community-supported non-profit news, arts, and media organization. We depend on community support to continue the work of solid LGBT-centric journalism. If you like this article, consider visiting Give MN to make a contribution today.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here