Arts and Culture calendar for Oct. 8-15

Here’s our list of exciting LGBT-themed, produced, or created art and culture events for Oct. 8 to 15. If you have an event to promote, let us know!

October discussion of Silver Moon by Catherine Lundoff

Tuesday, October 8
Event for North Country Gaylaxians
Quatrefoil Library
1619 Dayton Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

The North Country Gaylaxians will be discussing Catherine Lundoff’s novel “Silver Moon” on Tuesday, October 8th at 7PM at the Quatrefoil Library (St. Paul location 1619 Dayton Ave.). She’ll be there for the discussion to make it extra exciting. 🙂

For more info visit Facebook.

Bippy’s Burlesque
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Doors at 7:30, show starts at 8:00pm
at the Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 N Robert St. Saint Paul
TICKETS: $6.00 at the door

Once a month, Bippy’s Burlesque performs a thrilling night of burlesque, cabaret, belly dancing, and more. With beauty, laughs, and acts that words can’t describe, Bippy’s carries on the tradition of dramatic fun.

For more info, see Camp’s website.

Sound Unseen Presents: BROADWAY IDIOT
Wednesday, October 9
Trylon microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

Sound Unseen continues its monthly film series, Wednesday October 9, 2013 at the Trylon microcinema with the Midwest premiere of the 2013 SXSW selection, “Broadway Idiot.” Thanks to our monthly sponsors 89.3 the Current, Aloft Hotels, Take-Up Productions and OUT Twin Cities Film Festival with their continued co-sponsorship with Sound Unseen.
Official Selection: 2013 SXSW & Newport Beach film festivals
From punk rock mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to the Great White Way, this electrifying documentary follows Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as he transforms his mega-hit album, “American Idiot,” into a staged Broadway musical. The film goes behind the scenes to reveal the creative choices and challenges made by Billie Joe and Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer to create the thrilling and one-of-a-kind musical experience. Allowing access to rehearsals and more, “Broadway Idiot” provides a unique window into the art of theater, as rock stars and stage stars collide. See how Green Day transformed Broadway, and how the world of theater transformed Billie Joe.
Broadway Idiot (dir. Doug Hamilton, US, 2013, HD, 80 min.)
Film Trailer:
Out Twin Cities Film Festival
Only TWO DAYS away! Get your tickets to see ‘Broadway Idiot’ first on Oct 9th at Trylon Microcinema , before everyone else! A Sound Unseen exclusive screening & co-sponsored by OUT Twin Cities Film Festival, 89.3 The Current, Aloft Hotels and Take Up Productions:

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BOOM! Theater presents: Based on a Totally True Story
Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm – Saturday, October 26 at 7:30pm
People’s Center
425 20th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

A contemporary comedy that moves at the speed of lightning, BASED ON A TOTALLY TRUE STORYchronicles the hilarious, bittersweet misadventures of twenty-something New Yorker Ethan Keene. A semi-successful comic book writer by day (he writes The Flash for DC Comics) and struggling playwright by night, Ethan’s world is turned upside down when a veteran Hollywood producer decides she wants to turn one of Ethan’s unproduced plays into a big-budget horror movie — possibly starring Nicole Kidman. With that tasty carrot clouding his vision, Ethan struggles to be a loving, supportive, giving partner to his boyfriend, Michael Sullivan, a Village Voice reporter and budding novelist. On top of which Ethan’s lovable dad announces that he’s leaving Ethan’s mom for a married woman — and can he please stay with Ethan and Michael until he finds a new place to live? Hearts are broken, lessons learned, and dreams deferred in this quirky, offbeat romantic comedy of manners.
Show Times:
Friday Oct 11th – 7:30pm
Friday Oct 12th – 7:30pm
Monday Oct 14th – 7:30pm*
Friday Oct 18th – 7:30pm
Saturday Oct 19th – 7:30pm
Sunday Oct 20th – 2:00pm
Friday Oct 25th – 7:30pm
Saturday Oct 26th – 7:30pm

*Pay what you can night

For more information, visit Facebook.

Mrs. Smith Live: Some poeple have no business… in show business
Now – October 13th
Thursday – Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
at the Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 N Robert St. Saint Paul
or 800-838-3006

Mrs. Smith is back with a jazzy, snazzy evening of story and song about the heart-stopping highs and perilous lows of fame, fortune and cat ownership! From the comic imagination of actor David Hanbury, the inimitable antics of Mrs. Smith and her beloved cat Carlyle are on full display in her latest one-woman musical-comedy at Camp Cabaret.
The cat lady’s got her claws out when it comes to describing her experience on America’s Got Talent during this story- and song-filled evening of entertainment, while she and her Broadway Boys belt out some of Broadway’s biggest hits, including “Cabaret,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “The Cat That Got Away” and “The Ladies Who Lunch.” And the grand dame has also been known to shred a few electric guitar solos as well.

For more information, visit the Actors Theater of Minnesota.

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