Category: Arts

  • Queering the Tarot: The Five of Pentacles

    Queering the Tarot: The Five of Pentacles

    Last month we looked at greed and uncertainty in the pentacles, and I promise the Pentacles get cheerful again! Just, uh, not right now. Fives in general are our cards of duress and heartbreak, and this one specifically speaks to financial loss and poverty. Pentacles are Earth energy, and Earth is anything that keeps us […]

  • Pride Month Must Sees: Smaller Events You Still Won’t Want to Miss!

    Pride Month Must Sees: Smaller Events You Still Won’t Want to Miss!

    I struggled with what I wanted to cover and how for this month’s Queer Arts Must Sees. There are obviously a lot of big, important events happening all over the Twin Cities. That includes out of towners dropping by and a host of regular events (see the list of recurring events at the end of […]

  • Policy and Laughter Blend Beautifully With The Theater of Public Policy

    Policy and Laughter Blend Beautifully With The Theater of Public Policy

    If you’ve never been to a show at the Theater of Public Policy, you should go–soon. This part Town Hall, party comedy show brings conversations about government, policy, and reform to Bryant-Lake Bowl audiences in an accessible and fun format. The theater invites experts in a field related to government, policy, or social justice to […]

  • Queering the Tarot: The Four of Pentacles

    Queering the Tarot: The Four of Pentacles

    The Four of Pentacles denotes success, but it’s one I’ve always had a hard time connecting with. The figure pictured in a traditional Rider Waite tarot deck is holding on to his coins tightly, refusing to let anyone else touch them–and refusing to take chances or move forward in his own life for fear of […]

  • Uprising Theatre Company’s Twisted Deaths Tackles Death Head-on

    Uprising Theatre Company’s Twisted Deaths Tackles Death Head-on

    “I just want to live my life and die my death.” -Ryan Brown in Twisted Deaths In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll start by saying that I’m a deathworker. Part of my spiritual work is helping people prepare, both emotionally and administratively, for their own and their beloveds’ deaths. Honest conversations about death, in […]

  • A Different Kind of Intimacy Comes to the Walker

    A Different Kind of Intimacy Comes to the Walker

    Many of us remember the ‘80s and ‘90s as being a time of hilariously bad (but comforting) clothes, music, and TV shows. It’s easy to forget through rose colored nostalgia glasses that these were also incredibly charged and polarized times socially and politically. Conservative lawmaking tried to push marginalized people even further into the margins, […]

  • Minneapolist St. Paul International Film Festival Brings Queer Content to the Big Screen

    Minneapolist St. Paul International Film Festival Brings Queer Content to the Big Screen

    The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) does a wonderful job annually of bringing the best and brightest in independent and foreign film to the Twin Cities, right at St. Anthony Main in the heart of Minneapolis. There are always some “must sees” for the LGBTQ+ crowd, and this year MSPIFF has included seven […]

  • Queering the Tarot: The Three of Pentacles

    Queering the Tarot: The Three of Pentacles

    The Three of Pentacles is a tarot card that show up to assure us that step by step methods of gain pay off. It’s a card where collaboration is queen. It’s a card where slow and steady really, really does win the race. After an Ace of sudden news and opportunity and a Two where […]

  • April Showers Bring…Mermaids! (Among Other Queer Arts Magic)

    April Showers Bring…Mermaids! (Among Other Queer Arts Magic)

    April is upon us and once again Spring’s sense of joy and renewal brings us some really, beautiful solid options for queer and queer led art and entertainment throughout the month. Plays about mermaids, fashion shows for the rest of us, and Patrick’s Cabaret’s Sunset season are all taking a spotlight this month, promoting queer […]

  • Lightning Rod is Back At Patrick’s Cabaret This March Only

    Lightning Rod is Back At Patrick’s Cabaret This March Only

    Last year Patrick’s Cabaret took their already radical mission and added a unique spin on flash theatre to their mix, creating a night of pressing and important theater. Lightning Rod was a magical night as several different one act plays took stage, each with its own viewpoint, aesthetic, and agenda. As an audience member I […]