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Arts and Culture Calendar for Oct. 8

Arts and Culture Calendar for Oct. 8

Tons of great LGBT arts and culture on tap for this week!


[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]BOOM! Theater presents: NEXT FALL by Geoffrey Nauffts [/sws_yellow_box]


As a dedicated advocate for the LGBT community, Boom! Theater proudly presents NEXT FALL.
A witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. Featuring an exceptionally talented cast: Josef Buchel, Daniel Flohr, Amy Schweickhardt, Julie Ann Nevill, Hugh Bill Kirsch and Patrick Kozicky.

Get your tickets now! Online purchases, through Labor Day are only $10 dollars! What a deal!

To learn more about our production and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.boomtheatermn.org/up-next/

To make a donation to BOOM! Theater, please go to: http://www.boomtheatermn.org/donate/

Thanks everyone! See you at the theater!

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Date: Sep 26 at 7:30pm to Oct 11 at 7:30pm
Location: The People’s Center Theater: 425 20th Ave South. Mpls, MN 55454
Admission: $10
For more information, visit Facebook [/sws_blue_box]

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]OUTspoken presents MasQueerade for Reclaim! [/sws_yellow_box]

OUTspoken is celebrating its one year anniversary! Join us early for the costume party masquerade. Stay for an awesome show with a showcase of all our favorite features including Maggie Faris, Oliver Schminkey, Amy Salloway, The Concrete Seas, Lisa Brimmer of High Society, and more!!

Proceeds are being donated to Reclaim! an organization that provides health and mental support to lgbtq youth!

Suggested donation $5-10. Masqueerade – 6:30pm
Show – 7:30pm

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Date: Wednesday
at 6:30pm
Location: Fox Egg Gallery
3730 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Admission: Suggested donation $5-10
For more information, visit Facebook

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″] IMPROV at MUFFIN TOP [/sws_yellow_box]

6 weeks of FREE awesome improv starts now! Our mixer was great! A few people that couldn’t make it last week, should be coming for the rest of the time! SO CLASS IS GOING TO BE EVEN AWESOMER! Yes, AWESOMER IS A WORD. Good news is, if you didn’t make it last Thursday, you can still come, even better, bring a friend!

I will be there around 6:30 if you want to come early and chit chat, please be on time to class, starting at 7!

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Date: Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Muffin Top Cafe, 1424 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Facebook

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Shannon Drury presents The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century [/sws_yellow_box]


What does a feminist do when she becomes a middle class, stay-at-home mom? Fight even harder for the rights of women!

Through vivid tales of street action, political campaigns (both Michele Bachmann and Al Franken make appearances), school curriculum debates, SWAT officers, flame wars, ultrasounds, white-liberal guilt, feminists with no interest in children, moms with no interest in politics, and gay marriage, The Radical Housewife depicts the struggle of one woman to understand herself and her role as a well-educated woman who chooses—for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the “glass ceiling” that enables her husband to earn a greater salary than she could—to stay home and raise her children.

Ultimately, Shannon Drury asks the question: What does “family values” really mean? After reading The Radical Housewife, the answer may surprise you.

Shannon Drury is a Minneapolis-based writer, parent, and feminist activist. She writes a regular column for the Minnesota Women’s Press and has had essays published in the anthologies The Good Mother Myth and Atheist Voices of Minnesota. Her work has also appeared in Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, HipMama, and Minnesota Public Radio News.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Date: Thursday, October 9 at 7:00pm
Location: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Magers and Quinn

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]GIRLYWOOD [/sws_yellow_box]


Featuring two dance performances, BIG BABY and Jousting, exploring female archetypes, queer performance, the spectrum of gender, and feminism.

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Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 – Sat, October 11, 2014 at 7:30pm
Location: Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Admission: $12 advance, student, senior | $15 door
For more information, visit Intermedia Arts

[sws_yellow_box box_size=”100″]Ovation in Concert – Come Out Singing [/sws_yellow_box]


On Oct. 11th Ovation is putting on a concert with the UUFM choir. The performance will start at seven o clock.

Join OVation for a concert celebrating National Coming Out Day! The concert will feature songs of love, family and frivolity.

Ovation is an Outreach choir located in St. Paul. The choir is made up of LGBTQ and ally singers. Our own Wayne Schneider, our former Rev. Lisa Friedman’s husband, is a part of this wonderful choral ensemble.

Free Will donations will be going to a Homeless Youth Drop-In Center. The center is a place where young homeless people (up to age 21) receive non-judgmental support and assistance. It is a place where young people can look beyond their past and begin to plan for their future!

Come one, come all! Invite your friends and let’s REACH into our hearts and pockets and help out this wonderful cause.

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Date: Saturday, October 11
at 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Unitarian Universalists of Mankato
937 Charles Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001
Admission: Free will
For more information, visit Facebook

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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, Vita.mn 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.