[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]OUTspoken May Bonanza featuring Worth Your While [/sws_yellow_box]

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We’re queer as ever and ready to wow you with amazing local artists. This month we are featuring the magical musical stylings of Worth Your While.
Doors at 6:30. Show at 7:3. Suggested donation of $5.

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Date: Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30pm
Location: Fox Egg Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Admission: Suggested donation $5
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Tennessee Williams’ ONE ARM @ The Lab Theater [/sws_yellow_box]

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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ ONE ARM adapted for the stage by MOISES KAUFMAN directed by JOSEPH STODOLA

The hit 2014 Minnesota Fringe workshop becomes the inaugural production of a smart, young, & empowered new kind of ensemble theater.

Moisés Kaufman’s fast, fierce, brutally beautiful stage adaptation of an unproduced screenplay by Tennessee Williams. ONE ARM is the story of Ollie, a young farm boy who joins the Navy and becomes a boxing champion. Soon after, he loses his arm in a car accident, and turns to hustling to survive.

This adaptation is not a realistic play. Using meta-theatrical device, it resurrects a text from one of America’s greatest playwrights (that was too shocking to be produced within his lifetime) asserting theater’s ability to create informed dialogue and give new political context to a story from the past.

Featuring: Torsten Johnson*, H. Adam Harris*, Craig Johnson, Aeysha Kinnunen, and Adam Qualls
Director / Scenographer: Joseph Stodola
Movement: James Kunz

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

NOTE – Contains Strong Language & Adult Content

Performances:
Thursday, May 7 @ 7:30pm [preview] Friday, May 8 @ 9:00pm [opening] Saturday, May 9 @ 9:00pm
Sunday, May 10 @ 7:30pm
Monday, May 11 @ 7:30pm [industry] Wednesday, May 13 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, May 14 @ 7:30pm
Friday, May 15 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, May 16 @ 9:00pm
Sunday, August 17 @ 7:30pm [closing] [sws_blue_box box_size=”100″] Details
Date: Opens Thursday, May 7
Location: The Lab Theater – Mpls, 700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Admission: Tickets start at $10 through showclix
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Dragged Out [/sws_yellow_box]

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It’s that time again! Now that the annual flip show is over with, the boys are back! Come out and see some of your Dragged Out favorites take the stage! $5 cover! This is a 21+ event!

* Luke Foxx – Our March drag battle winner!
* Hunter
* Andre 1000
* Ethan Prince
* Mercedes
* Damien D’Luxe
* Xavier

Special Guest

* Julia Starr
* Kamaree Williams – Miss Gay USofA Newcomer Minnesota 2015!

Our host for the evening is Christina Jackson!

Dragged Out is will also have couple kings that will be battling it out on stage! The winner will get a spot at an upcoming Dragged Out show! As RuPaul would say, “It’s time to lip-sync for your lives!” The performer to get the most applause from the audience will be the winner!!

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Date: Friday, May 15 at 9:45pm
Location: Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: $5
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Utopiacopia [/sws_yellow_box]

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Presented by Frosty Bob and J’s Summer Camp
Written and performed by Justin Caron; Directed by Robert Frost
Frosty Bob and J’s Summer Camp bring “Utopiacopia” back to Bryant-Lake Bowl for another summer of campy fun!

“Utopiacopia” is a solo drag performance set on a spaceship traveling to Utopiacopia, a planet somewhere over the rainbow. Along our journey, led by volunteer flight attendant Marcy, we peruse the last remaining issues of SkyMall, keep company with Dorothy Gale, and learn the true meaning of #friendship. We sing! We dance! We ask the hard questions: Gender? Authority? Identity? Space travel? The future? Is Judy Garland a robot? And somewhere under the layers of well-applied cake foundation, false lashes and ruby slippers, the artist emerges.

Friday, May 15 at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 16 at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm
Monday, May 18 at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm
Friday, May 22 at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 23 at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 24 at 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm

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Date: Opens Friday, May 15 at 7pm
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Admission: $8-15 sliding scale
For more information, visit Bryant Lake Bowl[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Bippy’s Burlesque-O-Rama [/sws_yellow_box]

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If you think you’ve seen all that burlesque has to offer, you haven’t seen Bippy’s Burlesque-o-Rama. Bippy’s Burlesque-o-Rama embraces the concepts of fun and experimentation, leading to a sort of controlled chaos. Bippy’s Burlesque-o-Rama was created by performers who have worked in many shows across the Twin Cities, including Pouty Petals, Luna Rouge, and Barbara Gordon. Originally working together as cast members for the now defunct Abbie Rhode’s Psychedelic Spectacle, the producers wanted to keep the lighter, try-anything-at-least-once mentality provided by that show.

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Date: Friday, May 15 at 10pm
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Admission: $12/$10 in advance
For more information, visit Bryant Lake Bowl[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] Holi Celebration [/sws_yellow_box]

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/// WEAR WHITE – clothes that you don’t mind getting full of color \\\

Chateau Frémont’s fourth annual grill-out, color throwing, bonfire, dance party extravaganza “Holi Party (होली)” borrows from the Indian holiday “Holi” and its celebration of the advent of spring (adjusted to accommodate warmer weather and outdoor fun in MN). Let’s celebrate – this is an event not to be missed!

☞ $5 minimum suggested donation, $10 suggested if you are going to drink from The Bar of Abundance. Click “Find Tickets” on this event to donate in advance or gain VIP privileges.
☞ Please bring your IDs! 21+ to drink.

_______SCHEDULE_______
6pm: Grill-out, music, drinks
~~~ Bring something to grill, we’ll have coolers/grills/sauces/veggies)

8:00pm: Color throwing*
~~~ In the back yard. Don’t miss this! <--- SERIOUSLY 8:30pm: Sunset water fight ~~~ Water baloons, water guns...smear your colors! 9pm: होली bonfire ~~~ We set a pine tree on fire, along with remnants from color throwing. It's amazing, for all of one minute! Then, we chillax around the fire and have some drinks. 9:30pm: Karaoke ~~~ DJ Schwab leads some fierce karaoke in the disco. 10:30pm: A performance and/or dance-off ~~~ TBA/surprise 11:30pm: Multi-color flippy cup ~~~ How many banquet tables will it take?! 12:00am: होली DANCE ~~~ Throw on a sari and party! _________________________ !!Bring friends!! _________________________ Many thanks to Brian Geving for his stellar photography and Lady K for her sparkle. _________________________ * Colors are imported from India, made of natural, non-toxic, plant-based materials. They smell great, too! Keep out of eyes. If you have fair hair, you might want to wear a shower cap and/or wash it when done, unless you enjoy your new colors! -- http://blogs.blacktigergroup.com/holi-the-colourful-festival-in-india -- "Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival Holi. The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is the least religious holiday, it is probably one of the most exhilarating ones in existence. During this event, participants hold a bonfire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly." ~Wikipedia [sws_blue_box box_size="100"] Details
Date: Saturday, May 16 at 6pm
Location: Chateau Fremont, 3144 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Admission: Suggested donation $5-10
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] “LOVE IS STRANGE” PRIDE MOVIE SERIES [/sws_yellow_box]

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Films, documentaries and dialogue focused on GLBT families. Join us for a series of special selections and special Twin Cities Pride Service to conclude Pride weekend.
Love is Strange: After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot. Their marriage results in a lost job, lost apartment and living separately for the first time since they met. The movie depicts two people building a life together and their rich, deep love for each other.
There will be time for discussion after the movie. There is no charge.
Hosted by Reverend Roger Franzen, Shared Ministry Team at Saint Mark’s.

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Date: Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30pm
Location: St. Mark’s Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove Street Minneapolis, MN 55403
Admission: Free
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