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.
Arts & Performance
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
The Wheel of DOOM returns! Join the geekiest cast of cabaret performers around for a night of belly dance, burlesque, drag, live music, and hilarity as the TC's premier geek-centric cabaret returns...with a TWIST! Our performers have a night of delicious numbers planned but will also have to spin the wheel of random performance, and no one knows what will come up. It's geek cabaret with a whole lot of surprises!
From the Minnesota Goodbye to queer narratives to public transit, “Mini Plays for Minneapolis (+ St. Paul)” showcases a series of new works from emerging playwrights across the Twin Cities. With a team of entirely young artists, Hedge Theatre presents their own take on where the Twin Cities are at, where they’re going, and what they need to hear.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 19, 20, and 21 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $14/$10 in advance or with student ID