[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]December Open Call Cabaret [/sws_yellow_box]

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Featuring:
Andrea Jenkins – poetry
Scotty Gunderson, Ashleigh Penrod, & Jason Zabel – multimedia movement/projection
Steven Hobert – music-driven multimedia
Francisco-Javier Benavides – physical humor
Eric Larson – queer performance
Abe Shriner – multimedia lecture performance

Theatre director and visual artist Scotty Gunderson, writer Jason Zabel, and choreographer Ashleigh Penrod combine movement, text, and colorful projections to explore what our future would look like if humans were permanently suspended in life-preserving Jell-O. A self-described “bi-cultural clown,” Francisco-Javier Benavides presents a new piece inspired by Chinese opera and the Mexican popular television of his childhood with fearless physical humor and disjointed language.

Eric Larson performs a piece in a series of his works queering folk tunes and nursery rhymes, using “Old McDonald Had a Farm” to delve into the complexities of being young, queer, and lucky. Multi-instrumental musician Steven Hobert creates a new experiment of combining projected visual art and improvised music.

Satirizing the manufactured authority of TED Talks and celebrating the theatricality of Powerpoint, newcomer Abe Shriner takes the stage for a lecture-style performance called “Meth Charities with Projections.” The evening is anchored by the visceral and justice-fueled words of award-winning poet and community mover-and-shaker Andrea Jenkins.

[sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30pm
Location: Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
Admission: $10 at the door (cash or check only)
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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Dragged Out [/sws_yellow_box]

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Now that we are in the middle of the holiday season, what better way to relieve that stress than to spend it with Dragged Out! We’ll get you all nice and warm!! We even have a couple special guests joining us for the night!

* Ty Torres – Winner of November’s Dragged Out battle!
* Chico Caliente
* Alfonso Leon
* Hunter
* Johnny Lightning
* Xavier
* Damien D’Luxe
* Mercedes

Special Guests

* Sweet LillyBee
* Plus our host for the night, Nikki Vixxen!!

Throughout December, Dragged Out is teaming up with some of the other shows! Last winter, the Town House Bar held a “Hat and Mitten Drive” to support the homeless. The thought behind it was, warm hands = warm hearts. With the funds collected, the show directors then went out and purchased items, such as hats, mittens, scarves and socks to add to the items that the patrons brought in. Overall, it was a great success! We were able to bring hundreds of items to St. Stephen’s Outreach for distribution!

So throughout this night, we will be collecting money to support such a great cause!

Plus there will be plenty of time to get to shake your groove thang after the show!!

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Date: Friday, December 19 at 9:45pm
Location: The Townhouse, 1415 University Ave W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: Unknown
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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]MADAME COMMUNITY POP UP SALE AND OPEN HAUS!!! [/sws_yellow_box]

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Come support local artists, crafters, the LGBTQ2 and Powderhorn communities and learn about local services and skill shares! All while holiday shopping for your friends and family!

It’s a day of art abundance!! Make sure to check out Cafe Southside’s Keep It Local; a local artist event right next door!

DJ Jim Frickle playing da best jams ever

We would also love for you to be a vendor. Booths will be $10-$20 for the day. Please direct message me if you would like to be a vendor. Deadline will be 12/15 to secure your space. If there is enough interest, we will add another day to the sale.

This is a LGBTQ2 safe space!

BRING YOUR CASH!!!!

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Date: Sunday, December 21 from 12pm to 6pm
Location: Madame, 3401 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Admission: Free
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[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]The Whale (by Samuel D. Hunter) [/sws_yellow_box]

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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.

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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
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