Arts and Culture Calendar for Oct. 21: Little Cabaret of Horrors, Dueling Drag Divas, Triangle of Hope, and much more!

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]The Saloon presents: Dueling Drag Divas- Joanna and Chi Chi Rones [/sws_yellow_box]


Live singing and comedy with Drag Divas Joanna and Chi Chi Rones! Outrageous live spoofs of Madonna, cher, liza, Bassey, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Ursula, Caitlyn and Kris Jenner plus lots more!

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Date: Thursday, Oct. 22 at 8:00pm
Location: The Saloon MN, 830 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Admission: $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]GENDER REEL PRESENTS A NIGHT OF ART, FILMS AND COOKIES. [/sws_yellow_box]


7:00 PM: Closing Night Reception & art display by local trans/queer artists Gavin Rouille & Esme Rodriquez.
Q&A with artists will take place briefly at 7:25 PM.
Complemenary coffee & cookies will be served.
7:45 PM: Desevlo — A women discovers her boyfriends true identity as they embark on a journey of love and exploration.
8:30 PM: Like Other Girls Do — This film explores the compelling story of a Montenegrian woman who lived her life as a man.
9:15 PM: OYA: Something Happened on the Way to Africa! — This film follows the journey of queer, gender non-conforming Nigerian, Segi Adebanjo, as they travel back to Africa for a visit.

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Date: Thursday, October 22 at 7pm
Location: Trylon Microcinema, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Admission: $10.00 per person; $8.00 for students/seniors.
For more information, visit Gender Reel Fest[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]TRICK-or-TEASE! A Halloween COUP D’CABARET – Burlesque Variety Show [/sws_yellow_box]


Come in costume or just watch us take ours off. The Vigilantease Collective is kicking off your Halloween season with your favorite late night naughty hour! Expect drag tricks, burlesque tease, and ALL the treats.

Make reservations for dinner, stay to watch the show, and then finish your evening with the post-show dance party. The cast will meet you on the dance floor to continue to bump-n-grind to the beats of Butch Dandy!

Friday, October 23rd
11PM Show

Queenie von Curves
Nadi A’marena
Sassy von Straddler
Damien D’Luxe
Magnolia Lace
& Special Guest,
Hussy Hautepants!

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Date: Friday, Oct. 23 at 11:00pm
Location: Coup d’état, 2923 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Admission: Free
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4 shows!!!!
Saturday, October 24 – 7pm
Sunday, October 25 – 7pm
Saturday, October 31 – 7pm
Sunday, November 1st – 7pm

The NEW LUSH Event Center is excited to announce its debut production, Little Cabaret of Horrors, our own take on a campy classic, this Broadway inspired musical features drag super stars and burlesque divas.

We’ll take you back to Skid Row with Seymour and Audrey as they battle for love and against blood-sucking alien plant life. All 18 of your favorite musical numbers from the cult classic will be brought to life in ways you’ve never imagined.

$20 for General Admission tickets
VIP table of 4 for $150 ($37.50 per seat)

Kitten LaRue as Audrey
Lou Henry Hoover as Seymour
Victoria DeVille as Audrey 2
Foxy Tann ( Heather Wilson), Red Bone, and Kamaree Williams as the Girls
Randy Dandy as Mr Mushnik
Ryan Patrick as the Dentist

Featuring: Red Austere, Adara Bryan, Monica Washington, Fleur De Lita, Cade Holmseth, Shadowcat Sophie
Scenic and Properties design by Dotty Staccato

Drag | Burlesque | Aerials | Lavish Sets | Stunning Costumes | Choreography| Puppetry | Live Vocals | Lip Sync

**Premium Seating Includes Your Own Cabaret Table On The Front Row With Room For Four**

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Date: October 24 and 25, October 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:00pm
Location: LUSH, 990 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Admission: $20
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Our Voices, a LGBT Media/Arts Showcase [/sws_yellow_box]


The second annual Our Voices: A LGBT Media/Arts Showcase will be held at the historic Schmidt Artist Lofts in St. Paul on October 24th, 2015. Starting at 5pm, enjoy drinks and small eats while bidding on amazing art, crafts, and art-related gift packages. At 7pm, step into the theater to take in a series of short performances by a diverse array of LGBT performers including Gadfly Theatre, Adam Dykes, Jacksee, Sarah McPeck and more to be announced. Sweet Pea will serve as emcee. At 9:30pm, stay for music, drinks, and socializing. This event is the annual fundraising event for The Column, Minnesota’s only nonprofit newsmedia, arts, and culture organization. Our mission is: Telling the stories of LGBT Minnesota, one voice at a time.

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Schmidt Artist Lofts, 882 7th St W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Admission: $20 suggested donation
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Randy and Briette are hosting their 9th Annual Oktoberfest. A fundraiser for The Aliveness Project (
$5 door and $10 door and Beer Bust. Featuring Miss Harrie Bradshaw, Jackcee and a slew of others. An Oktoberfest Buffet,

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Date: Saturday, October 24 at 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Saloon MN, 830 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Admission: $5 door and $10 door and Beer Bust
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The Vigilantease Collective is back at the Town House for a special night to celebrate LGBT History Month …with a WAY GAY CABARET!

Queenie von Curves
Nadi A’marena
Sassy von Straddler
Nocturna Lee Mission
Blaze Bordeaux
Deeva Rose
& special guest, Pedi Bourgeois!

Pre/post-show dance party with Butch Dandy .

Doors 9pm, Show 10pm $6

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9:00pm
Location: The Townhouse, 1415 University Ave W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: $6
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Nerdgasm at the Twin Cities Film Festival [/sws_yellow_box]


Synopsis: Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Transformers,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong “drama geek” dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world. Part “dorkumentary,” part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom’s unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional “one man show” – from practice shows in L.A.’s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom’s fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the “Buffy” themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan.

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Date: Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7:15pm
Location: Showplace Icon Theaters, Park Place Blvd & W 16th St, Saint Louis Park, MN, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
Admission: $12
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Triangle of Hope’s 20th Anniversary [/sws_yellow_box]


It’s an event TWENTY YEARS in the making; Triangle of Hope’s 20th Anniversary!

It seems hard to believe; Triangle of Hope has been raising funds for the Twin Cities HIV/AIDS community (and beyond) for TWO DECADES! Hundreds of shows; HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dollars paid forward. To celebrate this MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY, join Mary Brewster on Sunday, October 25th, 4pm at the Town House Bar, for Triangle of Hope’s 20th Anniversary EX-DRAG-A-GANZA!

As with every other Triangle of Hope show, this is a benefit; EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR RAISED will be paid forward to Clare Housing.

Scheduled to perform:

Anastasia C. Principle, Bad Karma , Barbara Gordon , Burberry Vuitton, DJ, Dotti West, Dramatica, Eileen Dover, Esme’ Rodriguez, Ginger Snap, Gucci Velour, Jamie Monroe, Lady Katie, Mia Dorr, Nikki Vixxen, Sweet Lilly Bee, Tonia Lee Richards, Uppen Adam, Yana Falana

Plus other special guests, including the CLARE HOUSE PLAYERS!

A special thank you to the generous businesses and individuals in our community; PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT TRIANGLE OF HOPE:

Bear Skn – Jody and Bjorn, Bruegger’s – Tom Baas, Camp Bar – Bill Collins, Carol Peterson, Dana Pagitt, David Eriksen, Domino’s Pizza – Tim Van, Blaricom, FIVETWOSIX Salon – Bryan Rahn, Larry Eckhart, Kristi Wood, Mark Nelson (Miss Julie), Mark Wagener-Perkins, Midwest Creative Jewelry Experts – Evie Blank, Rainbow Brew – Cory and David, Stephen Dahl, Tracy Trover, Twin Cities Gay Scene, Town House Bar – Holly Monnett

Mark your calendars and celebrate in our special, sparklelicious day!

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Date: Sunday, October 25 at 4:00pm
Location: Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: Unknown
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