Arts & Performance

Community Ed with a Side of Just Nancee

Once upon a time, Community Ed was performing at HUGE and Nancee was in the audience. Amy and Pat started improvising about kissing fish; after Nancee recovered from a bout of laughter, she was hooked. “I have got to work with those two!” Nancee exclaimed to herself.

Emily Scott Robinson

North Carolina native Emily Scott Robinson has traveled a quarter million miles and counting, paying her dues along the dusty highways of America’s wild country in the RV she calls home.

Crosswalk: a variety drag show

“Crosswalk” is variety showcase putting light on all forms of queer performers here in the Twin Cities, from burlesque to drag Kings/ Queens and every form of crossdressing in between. Our goal is to show people all types of drag, gender identity and self-expression to become more understanding and open as a community. So come out, be loud and support the amazing show we've put together for you! Our August show will be dedicated to celebrating the weird, gross, and horror forms of drag in honor of Dragula season 3.

Rose Winston, Dreamspook, and Smellkin Ernesto

Rose Winston is a lo-fi electronic pop act from Pittsburgh. Rose Winston's resume includes performances all over the US, visual art installments in the US and in Ireland, and a feature on Jack Johnson's non-profit compilation album. In her new debut album Quartz, Rose Winston writes lushly layered songs about walking in solidarity, needing each other, and our desires to live vibrantly. She organically colors her sonic space with beats, piano, synthesizers and voice, inspiring claims to harmonious living within a noisy world.

BAND Cabaret: Pansy

West Hollywood, 1941. The last remaining performer of the Pansy Craze holds court at a nightclub frequented by Hollywood stars, celebrating the great drag performer Julian Eltinge. A tribute to the oft-forgotten crusaders of the gay underground cabaret movement of the 1930s, Pansy is a story about singing out when the world demands your silence. Pansy is written and performed by Max Wojtanowicz, with Bradley Beahen at the piano.

Kids Do Comedy

Once upon a time, the producer of Kids Do Comedy started performing stand-up as a child at the middle school’s talent show; Nancee told her classmates jokes about the Muppets and loved making people laugh!

Then Nancee grew up and worked in insurance! “Ick! This is boring!” Nancee said to herself. So Nancee went back to school, changed careers, and performed stand-up again, this time at the church festival in 2011. She said, “Yay! This is more like it!”

Get Off My Lawn: Vilification Tennis Retires

Vilification Tennis has been around for a while now and we are getting tired of you crazy kids. We're going to do things the way we did them in the old days when we had to walk uphill in a snowstorm just to get to your mom. Both ways! Please note - we are not actually retiring. It's just a show theme. If you want to bring us retirement gifts, though, we won't turn them down.

Friday, August 16 at 10:00pm (doors at 9:30) $15/$12 in advance, with Fringe button, or CONvergence badge

Circle of Impact

Join presenting sponsor, CircleRock, for an unforgettable evening in support of College Possible students. Enjoy handcrafted hors d'oeuvres and beverages, inspiring stories and an exclusive performance by Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Chuck Lazarus and Grammy Award-winning family quintet The Steeles. Proceeds from Circle of Impact will support College Possible programming that empowers St. Louis Park students from low-income backgrounds to earn admission to college, complete their degrees and prepare for the workforce.

Uptown Art Fair

The diverse urban community at the intersection of West Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue welcomes you to experience the unique creations of more than 350 artists from across the nation. While cultivating their inner artists from within, visitors can also enjoy a variety of food vendors, live entertainment and hands-on activities.

Stillwater Flea & Crafter’s Market

Hunt through the tents of local vendors for hidden and antique gems. Treasures abound at this outdoor market, whether you’re hunting down the perfect addition to your man cave or searching for cabin décor. New and used, restored and refurbished, come to find all your flea market needs from A-Z.

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