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The doors open at 7:15 PM. The tickets are on sale now at … be sure to get them in advance because they are selling fast! Tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

I am very very excited to share my Annual Holiday Charity Extravaganza, Bebe Holiday.
We will have a wide arrange of local celebrity live singers and entertainers;
-T Mychael Ramb, Kathleen Johnson, Esera Tuaolo, Karen Mona Johnson, Kiana Marie, Lidia Sanguma, Erin Schwab, Elisabeth Martin, Graydon Francis.
Drag Entertainers; Nina D’Angelo and Julia Starr
The dress code is your most fierce ugly sweater, because there is an Ugly Sweater Contest that the winner will receive a magical mystery prize.

As mentioned, this is a charity event. I am thrilled to be teaming up with our friends at The Bridge for Youth in bringing this experience. They are one of the first homeless youth shelters in the nation. Since 1970 this group has helped thousands of homeless and runaway youth and their families.

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Date: Wednesday, December 16 at 7pm
Location: The Pourhouse, 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Turn of the Screw [/sws_yellow_box] Image credit: Kari Elizabeth Godfrey

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents
Turn of the Screw
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James
December 4-20, 2015
Directed by Benjamin Kutschied

A young woman journeys to a remote English manor to take up her new position as governess to the family’s two young children. But what happened to the previous governess? Layers of secrets are peeled away and tension mounts as the governess starts to question what – and who – is (or is not) real. Struggling to be the person she aspires to be, she strives to protect the children from the threats she perceives. Henry James’ famous tale of suspense, horror, and repressed sexuality is brought to the stage in a gripping adaptation by one of Minnesota’s finest playwrights.

Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 pm
Friday, December 18 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 20 at 2:00 pm

Cast:
The Man: Mark L. Mattison
The Governess: Laura Hoover

Crew:
Director: Benjamin Kutschied
Scenic Designer: Laura Tracy
Costume Designer: Maria DiMeglio
Lighting & Sound Designer: Mark Kieffer
Assisatnt Stage Manager: Chris Engelhard
Stage Manager: Jessi Kadolph
Technical Director: Andi Billig
Producer/Executive Producer: Andrew Troth

Tickets are $22; $19 for students, seniors, Fringe Button holders, and groups of 8 or more; or $16 for groups of 20 or more, and are available in person at the Ames Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster online or at 1-800-982-2787 (additional fees may apply).

All prices include a $2 facility fee as required by the Ames Center.

Turn of the Screw is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists, Inc.

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Date: Runs Dec. 10 thru 20
Location: The Chameleon Theatre Circle, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
Admission: $22
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Black Hearts Burlesque | LUSH | December [/sws_yellow_box]

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Black Hearts Burlesque is the ONLY weekly cabaret offering in the Twin Cities area, featuring the very best in burlesque every Friday at LUSH!

Hosted by singing drag sensation Victoria DeVille and starring burlesque bombshell Elektra Cute, Black Hearts Burlesque brings you the ultimate in local and national striptease talent. Join us in the all new LUSH event center for our December shows!

12.18.15
Musette Badeau
Gina Louise
The Peacock Showgirls

12.25.15
A Black Hearts Holiday!
Red Bone
Hollie Dazzle
Sweetpea

Doors to the event center open at 8:30 and the show starts at 9:00. General Admission to the show is just $5!
FREE Parking!
If you’d like to upgrade to a premium seat, you may do so for just an additional $10, or reserve one of our swanky corner booths for bottle service (Ketel One Specials!). Visit www.lushmpls.com or call (612) 208-0358 for more details.
Our amazing sponsor Ketel One is offering up $6 cocktails all night!

Stick around for the new ladies night in town….it’s CRUSH @ LUSH! The DJ is spinning until 2 am and Black Hearts Burlesque is providing some heartbreaking gogo dancers! Your $5 Black Hearts cover gets you into this sexy party!

Just $5 for an epic Friday night filled with entertainment at LUSH!

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Date: Friday, Dec. 18 at 9pm
Location: LUSH, 990 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Admission: Via Lush
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Dragged Out [/sws_yellow_box]

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Through these cold months, Dragged Out will keep things heated up for you! Come out and see some of your favorites from the cast, along with special guests! This month, we are even having a visitor from one of our past cast members! TAIYO! Come out and see the dancing machine take the stage! During the show, we will also be collecting money for the “3rd Annual Warm Hands and Hearts” fundraiser for St. Stephen’s Street Outreach(More info at the bottom)!

* Dick Buffet – October’s battle winner!
* Alfonso Leon
* Andre 1000
* Nocturna Lee Mission
* Xavier
* Damien D’Luxe

Special Guests
* Holliedazzle
* Taiyo
* LaVaughn
* Amunet Omorose

With our host of the night, B. Louise!!

Dragged Out 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!!

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 we will have plenty enough time after the show to get those dance moves on the floor!! In the back bar, there will also be karaoke!!

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Date: Friday, Dec. 18 at 10pm
Location: Town House Bar, 1415 University Ave W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
Admission: Suggested donation
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]A Midnight Queer [/sws_yellow_box]

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This is not your ordinary holiday concert! Join us as our host, poet and activist Andrea Jenkins, leads us on a musical journey honoring winter holiday traditions from across the globe including Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Pagan Solstice, Diwali, New Year’s and Christmas. Jenkins and One Voice weave poetry and spoken word with music from composers as varied as Gabrielli, Vaughan Williams, Ysaye Barnwell and PDQ Bach, creating an enchanting, heartwarming experience that celebrates this season of light and darkness.

Check out the trailer on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxVAuTrpCZ8

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Date: Saturday, Dec. 19 at 3pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3pm
Location: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Admission: Via One Voice
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]TOYtally F**ked Christmas from Martina’s Broadway Cabaret [/sws_yellow_box]

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Love it or hate it, Christmas comes every year, and this year, Martina and her crew are back for more! The Drag bus crashed head first into the heart of Broadway. Packed with beloved carols, Broadway anthems, and ill-informed political satire, Silver Slipper Productions brings their signature blend of comedy and music to Bryant-Lake Bowl this holiday season for their third year.

This year we are visiting the Island of Misfit Toys!
I’m so excited for our hilarious and talented cast.
Seth Gabriel-Mayotte
Becky Gebhart
Jesse Frankson
Zakary Morton
Boo Segersin
Katie Jenson
and
Martino Gabriel-Mayotte
as Martina Marraccino

“I really do love Christmas, that’s why it’s so fun to crap on. So, Merry Friggin’ Christmas, and please come see our show!” – Martina Marraccino –

Martina Marraccino is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/dancer Martino Gabriel-Mayotte. Martino grew up outside of Detroit and attended the American Musical and Dramatic academy in New York and is a stage actor in the Twin Cities.

Martina has been gracing stages since 2004 and has been seen at Heaven (NY), Gigi’s Nightclub, Stilettos, The Malebox, Menjos (Detroit), Caesars, Distractions, and R House (Toledo). Here in Minnesota she has Performed and Emceed all over the cities, Sequin Sundays, Drag and Dance, Dykes Do Drag, Dragged Out, Lip Service, Pumps and Pearls, Dragmanity, Esme’s Traveling Gender Show and Tell, and this October will be the 7th Anniversary of Martina’s Broadway Cabaret at Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre. Come see Martina and her cast of amazing Twin Cities singers and actors in Martina’s Broadway Cabaret and Thank You for supporting local art!!!

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Date: Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7pm
Location: Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Admission: Via Bryant Lake Bowl
For more information, visit Facebook[/sws_blue_box] [sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Dinner With The Divas [/sws_yellow_box]

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Please join us at the new LUSH event center for a night of spectacular illusions.

Nina DiAngelo , Bebe Zahara Benet and Cee Cee Russell have an amazing line-up of Mega-Diva tributes…. Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross, just to name a few !

We will even be adding some holiday flare for the season, so get your tickets today.

$35 per person includes an amazing meal and a star -studded night of illusion !

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Date: Saturday, Dec. 19 at 6pm
Location: LUSH, 990 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Admission: Tickets via Lush
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