Arts and Culture for Oct. 1 – 8


Martina’s Broadway Cabaret: Bender-Gending!!!
October 3, 4 & 5 @ 7pm tickets: $10 in advance / $12 day of show

You have to believe this show is MAGIC!!! Martina Marraccino and Gabe Gabriel are back with a fresh new cast of talent from around the Twin Cities! Martina’s Broadway Cabaret is celebrating its 6th year at “the Bowl” and we’re pulling out all the stops this time. “Bender-Gending” is a collection of songs from off-Broadway hits, Broadway flops, Block-Buster classics, and the obscure never before heard anthem. The cast will be flipping the lid, and blurring the lines of traditional gender roles, performing songs written for and typically performed by the opposite gender. Featuring songs from shows like “Pippin”, “Xanadu”, “The Life”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Newsies”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Falsettoland”, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, “Grease”, “Shrek” and many more. In this year of revolutionary freedoms and tolerance in Minnesota come enjoy a night of wonderful songs and hearty laughs, and don’t forget to always “Let your Freak Flag fly!” This hilarious new cabaret will keep you humming each and every song for weeks to follow!

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The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
There’s plenty of LGBT artists and themes in this year’s selections. The festival runs from Oct. 3 to 6 at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. For more information visit the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival website.

The Calof Series at Patrick’s Cabaret
Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30pm
Free to the public!

Spoken Word/Storytelling Artists:
Katherine Glover and Howard Lieberman

John Fenner and Nikki Matteson

Joan Calof performed monologues and plays, and often sang at Red Eye Theatre, Cheap Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, and Patrick’s Cabaret. She won several awards for her work, including a Loft Creative Nonfiction Award and a Playwrights’ Center Jones Commission. She was adventurous in her performances, her many travels, and in all her intellectual pursuits. When she passed away last winter she left a generous gift to Patrick’s Cabaret with instructions that it support programming and not be spent on a tribute. By naming this new series after her we’re able to do both.

Each evening will feature two spoken word/storytelling artists and two singer/songwriters to present works-in-progress to an audience that will be encouraged to offer feedback via dialogue with the performers. In addition, throughout the evening we’ll be offering free coffee and baked goods from our wonderful neighborhood sponsors: Peace Coffee & Birchwood Cafe

Free parking in both of the Patrick’s Cabaret parking lots, and on Minnehaha Avenue and Snelling Street. And a special thank you goes out to our wonderful, community sponsors: MRAC, KFAI, Peace Coffee and Birchwood Cafe!

Patrick’s Cabaret presents “No Safety Net”
An Open Call Cabaret
Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th at 7:30pm
$8 tickets in advance from artists or $10 at the door (cash or check only)

Amy Salloway – Storytelling
Pam Colby – Film
Nikolas Martell – Spoken Word
V. Paul Virtucio – Dance/Photography
Venus DeMars – Performance Art
KOZ91 – Music

The core programming at Patrick’s Cabaret consists of our Open Call Cabarets, each show generally consisting of six acts with a mix of experience levels and artistic disciplines. Each Cabaret is carefully curated to offer a diverse range of performances, while at the same time striving to maintain accessibility for the artists we target with our outreach. We put it all on stage – video, dance, performance art, comedy, spoken word – you name it, it happens here!

Friday at 9:30pm – Saturday, October 5 at 12:00am

Join Bippy’s Burlesque at the Bryant Lake Bowl for a fun filled variety show featuring Burlesque, Belly Dancing, Cabaret, Comedy, and Drag!!!
Performances by: Pouty Petals, Pepper Sunshine, Mona Montague , Barbara Gordon, Red Austere
Special Guests: Pedi Bourgeois, Benjamin Domask, Vince V Vice, Pandora
Hosted by The Boss of Burlesque FOXY TANN !!!
Also appearances by the lovely Moonshine Matinee.
Doors at 9:30, show kicks off right at 10:00!
Ages 18+
Tickets: $12 at the door, $10 in advance.
Purchase Advance Tickets at the link below
More info: Visit!

Sponsored by:
Smokin’ Girls of Burlesque
Foxy Tann’s HardCore Pasties

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Cirque du SoGay V
Saturday, October 5 at 4:00pm – Sunday, October 6 at 12:00am
Peace Coffee Roastery, 2801 21st Avenue South Minneapolis , MN 55407

visit for the back story/complete details
On-line pre-registration open through Friday, 10/4.
*On Site Registration starting at 4pm*
*Launch at 5pm sharp-ish*
*Party at Heart of the Beast 1500 E Lake St whenever you finish but officially at 8pm!*
You get:
-a kitschy queer scavenger hunt by bike with two different route options
-a choice opportunity to oggle hotties
-a missed connections board
-a goodie bag
-multiple chances to win bike/queer gear, including a shot at a SURLY disc trucker
-some dancing
-music by DJ JAM-EZ
-food & refreshments
-probably some other fun stuff

This year will be “beyond marriage” themed. Bring $5 (or contact us for a scholarship) and your sass to throw a temper tantrum for CdSG’s 5th birthday.
Also bring your a-game, water, helmet and possibly a map.

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Cabaret and Auction with One Voice Mixed Chorus

Oct 6, 2013
Tickets $65 and $95
The Metropolitan Ballroom 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416

One Voice’s annual Cabaret features top Twin Cities talent, great silent auction prizes, and a fabulous dinner. All proceeds from this event support the One Voice mission: Building community and creating social change by raising our voices in song!
Join us for an unforgettable evening with returning emcee, Greta Grosch, director, James Rocco, and producer, Shannon Pierce of Stagetime Productions. The fun starts at 4:30 pm on October 6, 2013 at the Metropolitan with a silent auction and continues with dinner and a cabaret program featuring exciting Twin Cities performers who donate their time to this fundraising event.
Tickets $65 and $95, or purchase a table of ten seats and bring your friends and colleagues.

For more information, visit One Voice Mixed Chorus.

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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, 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.