[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Queer Women Comedy Night! [/sws_yellow_box]

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The 2015 Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival presents
LADIES NIGHT
featuring queer female comedians
Lisa Geduldig & Dana Eagle
hosted by Shana Gee-Cohen

Funny, nerdy, hot, and gay, LA-based Dana Eagle is someone you need to know. She began her career in musical theater but was asked to leave. She has appeared on Last Comic Standing, The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, and Comics Unleashed, where she became a contributing writer.

Lisa Geduldig is a New York-bred, San Francisco-based lesbian comedian. Her style of comedy is charming, intelligent, and somewhat deadpan. She is also a bilingual publicist (Spanish-English) and a budding filmmaker.

This event is co-sponsored by 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities and J-Pride.

Tickets: $12 ADVANCE, $14 SAME DAY
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/938149

Seating is general admission/choose your own, so folks can sit together no problem – however come early because this event will sell out!

UPDATE: There WILL be a catered party in the lobby BEFORE the show (6:30pm) with yummy food and wine (and possibly other booze) – included in the ticket price!

Food + Wine + Comedy for $12?
This event WILL SELL OUT!

Also – the venue can be tricky to find if you’ve never been here before -www.sabesjcc.org/directions.php.

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Date: Saturday, January 24 at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Sabes JCC, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416
Admission: $12
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]ILLUMINAUGHTI: Secret Society Striptease [/sws_yellow_box]

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Hosted by Kaiser Colonic

Give the password at the door! The Vigilantease Collective brings you into a world of top-secret burlesque, cloak-and-dagger drag, covert special guests, and initiation rites.

Starring TVC:
Sweetpea
Jax
Queenie Von Curves
Nadi A’marena
Sassy von Straddler
Damien D’Luxe
Blaze Bordeaux

Special guests:
Mercedes Iman
Jac Fatale
& an appearance by ExperTease student performers!

We’ll be watching your moves…so make them SEXY! Pre/post-show dance party with Butch Dandy Duo .

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Date: Saturday, Jan. 24. Doors 9pm, Show 10pm
Location: The Townhouse, 1415 University Ave West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: $5
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Q-STAGE Auditions: AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS, A DRAG PLAY [/sws_yellow_box]

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20% Theatre Company’s Q-STAGE: New Works Series announces auditions for AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS, A PLAY IN DRAG, by Harrison David Rivers, directed by David Mendizábal.

Auditions: January 24 and 26 (details below)
Rehearsals: February 21-March 4
Brush-up Rehearsals: March 25-April 1 & April 22-25
Tech: April 26-27
Dress Rehearsal: April 29
Performances: May 2, 6 & 8 at Intermedia Arts
$50 stipend

THE PLAY: AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS is an adaptation of Euripides’ THE TROJAN WOMEN meets the world of the house system and ball culture. Set in a hospital waiting room in the midst of a mysterious plague, the play uses the conventions of drag and ball culture found in the LGBTQ community to dramaturgically re-contextualize the epic Greek narrative and tell the story of a family fighting for survival.

AUDITIONS will take place in 10-minute slots on Saturday, January 24 from 11AM-2PM and on Monday, January 26 from 6PM to 10PM, at The Playwrights’ Center (2301 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406).

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION email andshewouldstand@gmail.com and specify the date and time you would like to audition (or several options), and what role(s) you will be auditioning for. Please BRING headshot/resume with you – DO NOT EMAIL. Auditions will consist of sides from the show.

QUESTIONS? andshewouldstand@gmail.com

More info about Q-STAGE:
http://tctwentypercent.org/archive/qstage2.html

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Date: Saturday, January 24 from 11am to 2pm and on Monday, January 26 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: The Playwrights’ Center (2301 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Admission: None
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Queer Pop Up: Cherokee Park United Church and Muffin Top Cafe [/sws_yellow_box]

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Throughout the Month of January QUEER! is BACK!
QUEER! is making a comeback all across the Twin Cities with pop up performances at some of your favorite venues! Partnering with some amazing organizations here in the metro, we have been able to bring QUEER! to 3 entirely new venues in January. All venues only cost $10 (although you are more than welcome to give give give so much more if you are able).

QUEER! was conceived in house based on over a hundred submissions and interviews, and tells the stories of people within the LGBTQ community—stories of marginalization, oppression, and triumph. QUEER! premiered at the Bisexual Organizing Project’s Because Conference, and was recognized by Lavender as Outstanding Achievement in Performance Art for it’s June 2013 run. It has been rewritten for 6 actors playing multiple parts and the one drag queen MC as well as to stay current on issues important to this community. So join us for a Gadfly original and let’s support our community together.

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Date: Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7:30pm
Location: Cherokee Park United Church, 371 Baker Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Admission: $10
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Date: Sunday, Jan. 25 at 7:30pm
Location: Muffin Top Cafe, 1424 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Admission: $10
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Queer Voices: January Reading [/sws_yellow_box]

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January’s featured readers include Nicola Koh, Matthew Pendleton, Juliann Rich, and Christopher Tradowsky!

For nearly a decade, Intermedia Arts’ Queer Voices reading series has been creating a safe space for LGBT writers and audiences to explore the day-to-day material of life without internal or external censorship. Curated by John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins, Queer Voices is the longest running series of its kind in the nation.

More info on the writers and the series: http://www.intermediaarts.org/queer-voices-schedule

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Date: Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00pm
Location: Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Admission:
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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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