Arts & Performance

The Local Music Scene Presents: Tori Evans

Every month a different local musician performs their original music. Between songs, a group of local improvisers, The Local Music Scene, improvises comedic scenes inspired by the lyrics. June’s guest will be Tori Evans, an amazing 17-year-old Minneapolis based singer/songwriter with a powerful voice that will leave you breathless. Her music complements heartfelt lyrics written well beyond her years.

Broadway, Circa 1986

Join Mistress Ginger for a queer musical romp through Broadway of the 1980s. Expect shoulder pads, roller skates, and frisky felines galore. All your fave showtunes will be there. Think Cats, Phantom, Les Miz and more. Meanwhile, Ginger regales you with tales of her adventures coming out as queer, leading one and all on a bedazzled journey to luscious liberation. Meow!

Research COUNCIL: Episode #8/Table

The agenda is bloated and the tables are covered with heaps of deadlines, to-do lists, unsigned contracts, appointment reminders, letter of recommendation requests, overdue applications, unedited bylaws, and a mission and values statement in dire need of overhaul. We don't know how it has reached this point (or maybe we do) and/but we're not sure what to do about it. The members of the Wellness Subcommittee are urging everyone to take breaks when needed, but the Managerial Taskforce is breathing down our necks.

"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.

An Evening with Perry Project: CD Release Show

Minnesota band Perry Project will be performing their sophomore album, Regardless of Everything, Are You Okay? in its entirety at this special CD release event. This is a rare opportunity to see them perform in an intimate setting. 

CELICA meets Butoh

CELICA (Sho Nikaido) is playing live music for Butoh dancer and McKnight Theater Artist Fellow Masanari Kawahara. At the performance they’ll also premiere CELICA’s music video by Nick Barbeln from Oakland, CA.

CELICA is the solo project of Sho Nikaido. Conceived in the winter of 2010, Nikaido recorded the lyrical, dystopian psych album “Bouquet for the Sunset U’ve Never Seen” in his bedroom. Lo-fi but meticulously arranged, it traverses folk, punk, pop, and electronic, and sounds like a synthesis of Vincent Gallo and Frank Ocean.

The Buffalo Show

Oyate Hotanin (“Voice of the People”) returns for another adventure, featuring Dakota elder poet and storyteller Strong Buffalo, hosted by bridge-builder and storyteller Al Gross. Featuring live music, poetry and comedy performances, plus video clips, live interviews, and special guests, The Buffalo Show is a unique showcase for Native and Indigenous Artists of all disciplines! (Live shows are filmed for later airing on the Oyate Hotanin YouTube Channel.) 

BAND Cabaret: What Are You?

What Are You? is a BAND Cabaret night of song and tales where performers tell their stories about being falsely boxed in to casting based on the color tone of their skin. Oftentimes theater and film producers and directors think in black and white terms ("what color are you?") when exploring diversity in their casting and hiring practices, but heritage and culture is deeper and more nuanced, and this night you'll experience meaningful stories and songs from performers about their heritage and the reasons it defines them.

Art Gallery Opening Reception - Edward Bock Art

Please join us for the opening reception at Everett & Charlie ​Art Gallery in Linden Hills on June 6 for Edward Bock's "Darkfield Biome" paintings.  The art is of an imaginary world of macro and micro overlapping views of his garden and pond at night.

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