Story Club Minneapolis is a live monthly storytelling show featuring both an open mic segment and a curated set of performers from all over the Twin Cities arts scene and beyond. Story Club showcases true, autobiographical stories -- especially stories that are bold, vulnerable, unexpected, and connected to the complexity of our cultural environment. No two Story Club evenings are ever alike, but each month when we wrap up the show, we feel like we’ve witnessed a new, unique little community coming together.
Arts & Performance
"There's this invention that takes carbon out of the air and sequesters it and can do it on a massive scale. It's friendly to people -- anybody can use it. It was invented 300 million years ago, and it's called a tree." - Lee Frelich on Minnesota Public Radio
Two fearless comedic polymaths appear together for an unpredictable evening of stand-up comedy in Live from the Gutter! Jamie Loftus, host of feminist movie podcast The Bechdel Cast, brings her “absurdism for the modern woman” (Forbes). Sarah Sherman, AKA Sarah Squirm, continues her “never-ending mission to find and celebrate the beauty of the grotesque and weird” (Vulture).
Celebrating its 10th year, the Twin Cities Film Fest highlights the talents of independent filmmakers in Minnesota. The festival includes the Changemaker Series, which this year focuses on environmental responsibility. Walk the red carpet and view over 100 films from shorts to feature films.
Looking for a unique way to spend a fall afternoon? Mixed Precipitation presents The Clemency of Tito’s Records: A Picnic Operetta. The production will include classical music arias from Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, satire, food and new-wave and synth-pop music. Mixed Precipitation promises “backstabbing, bitterness and a murderous revenge plot.” With this mix of métiers, there should be something to please everyone in this edible opera. Perfect for a September afternoon when you want something out of the ordinary.
Join the Guthrie Theater for its 2019-2020 season kick-off with Tennessee William’s lyrical family drama The Glass Menagerie. Director Joseph Haj takes this classic to the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Recommended ages 12 and up. Prices vary. Show times vary.
Artist Theaster Gates is taking over the Walker’s galleries for an immersive artistic experience. Originally trained in ceramics, Gates has expanded his practice to include performance, installation and archival conservation. He is best known for his 2009 project Dorchester Project in Chicago, which recycled a two-story property on the South Side, turning it into a performance space, library and archive. All ages. Prices vary. Gallery hours vary. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls.; 612.375.7600;
Join us for the 2nd Annual ‘Shout Out Loud’ Suicide Prevention and Resource Awareness event! Our main goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Our goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources.
The second St. Louis Park Art Fair is made possible by a St. Louis Park Arts and Culture Grant received by St. Louis Park resident Alysha Boie. As a local maker, she envisioned organizing a local event to celebrate local artists and build community pride. There will be artists, food trucks, and a community art project. The event is continually looking for additional community participation via financial sponsorships, volunteers and of course, artists and fair attendees.
Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice on the third Wednesday of each month at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater. Valerie Deus programs a lineup of 4-5 locally made video projects (20 minutes or less) per screening, which includes anything and everything: narratives, documentaries, music videos, web shows, animation and experimental. After each film is screened, you meet the mind behind the film, as host Maret Polzine conducts a short Q-and-A session with the filmmakers.