Arts & Performance

Taste the Waste Happy Hour

Featuring a happy hour menu transforming recovered food into small plates by The Bird and speciality cocktails from Marco Zappia (Beverage Director, Colita and Martina) for an incredible experience.

Hear from JoAnne Berkenkamp (Senior Advocate, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at NRDC), Bertrand Weber (Director, Culinary and Wellness Services for Minneapolis Public Schools) and April Rog (Director of Food Rescue, Second Harvest Heartland) about their work to reduce food waste.

Free to attend, happy hour food & drink menu available for purchase.

Cinema Lounge

Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice. Short Films. Indie Filmmakers.

The Local Music Scene presents: Russ Parrish

The Local Music Scene is a rotating cast of some of the best improvisors in the Twin Cities who use the music of local artists as inspiration for improvised scenes. August’s guest is Russ Parrish, an award-winning singer/songwriter and Nashville native. Influenced by artists like Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, and NEEDTOBREATHE, his desire is to write and play songs of hope, bringing everyone together with his music.

Cellular Cinema 48: EDIT Media

EDIT Media presents a screening of international short experimental works that engage issues of representation and social justice and illuminate marginalized perspectives and experiences. The screening is curated by Jen Proctor and Caitlin Horsmon from works suggested by members of EDIT - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching Media.

Admiral Fox, Half Wolf, and Jacob Whalen

Synth pop, art rock, and singer-songwriter ballads collide in this awesome rock show featuring three unique Minneapolis artists!

Admiral Fox is a Minneapolis-based synth pop outfit. Their homemade style of recording recalls Neutral Milk Hotel, Fleet Foxes, and a lo-fi Radiohead. 

Hannah Wolf started out as a musician 7 years ago doing vocals and percussion in local band “Shape Than Shift” at the young age of 15. She is a past recipient and prestigious main stage performer in Fargo’s Celebration of Women and Music. 

"But it was cold last week!" And other sins against climatology

Some people think the climate cannot change because it’s “too old” (someone actually said that!). Others think every tornado, raindrop, and puffy cloud is evidence that the climate is changing. We have those who think any cold day means that scientists are incompetent liars, but also those who believe a warm day in December means we’re all victims of an elaborate government mind-control campaign. And let’s not forget the guy who took a geology class 27 years ago; he usually has a lot to say.

VilTenCon 2019

Come enjoy Vilification Tennis as we smugly celebrate our geekiness! It will be like your favorite science fiction convention only way more exclusive! There will be panels, anime, cosplay, Guests of Honor, and all sorts of other neat convention-type things. Only it won't last four days. We might even provide skittles. Probably not, though. We aren't made of money. 

Friday, July 26 at 10:00pm (doors at 9:30) $15/$12 in advance, with Fringe button, or CONvergence badge

Gershwin, Ravel & Jazz: Hear the 20s Roar

Hear some of the most vibrant music from the 1920s as a kid from Brooklyn and a gentleman from France meet, connect, and inspire each other. An American in Paris, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, Rhapsody in Blue, and more jazz newly arranged for a clarinet trio. Join us for an evening of Gershwin and Ravel with The Ebony, Ivory & Spruce Trio (clarinet, piano, violin).

Performed by The Ebony, Ivory & Spruce Trio

Friday, July 26 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $15

9x22 SOLO

Twice a year, 9x22 SOLO will present the work of a single choreographer in a 30-minute piece of new, original choreography in any style to help further their work through extended in-depth discussion and a share of the door. The third edition of 9x22 SOLO will feature the work of Margot Bassett Silver. 

Presented by Laurie Van Wieren

Featuring Margot Bassett Silver

Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00pm (doors at 7:00) $6-$15 sliding scale

The Buffalo Show

Tatanka Ohitika (“Strong Buffalo”) is a Dakota elder and poet from the Sisseton- Wahpeton Oyate. He is a decorated Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and American Indian Movement (AIM) activist who has traveled around the world performing his work, collecting a million stories and writing a “zillion” poems, advocating for indigenous peoples across the globe. Strong Buffalo join forces with host Leech Laker Al Gross, to deliver much needed love medicine to a world in need, with wise words and dirty grooves, and interspersed with thoughtful conversation.

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