Past Allied Events

See below for a list of past allied events. 

Click here for details of our upcoming allied events.

2018 Spring Season Kick-Off

Hosted by Patrick's Cabaret

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30 at 6 PM - 8 PM

WHERE: Carley Coffee, 821 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Join us for a coffee drink or tap beer at Carley Coffee for an informal chance to meet-n-greet with members of the Patrick’s Cabaret family as we kick-off the Cabaret’s Spring Season. 

Co-hosted by our new cohort of Curators and team of Ambassadors.

Cover photo: Artists from Controlled Burn 2017 (Photo: Ari Newman)

Sober Queer History with Addison Sharpe

Hosted by Steamship Coffee & Tea, Gadfly Theatre Productions & Universe Games

WHEN: Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WHERE: Steamship Coffee & Tea, 711 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Inspired by the TV show "Drunk History" and the strength of the Minneapolis LGBTQ+ sober community, Gadfly Theatre Productions is proud to present "Sober Queer History." "Sober Queer

History" is a night of historical storytelling and improv that sheds a necessary spotlight on LGBTQ+ history you've forgotten or never knew at all. 

Storyteller Addison Sharpe is an actor, storyteller, and overall radical performing artist. On January 28th at Steamship Coffee/Universe Games in the LynLake neighborhood of Minneapolis, they are taking us on a journey through queer history for this event, using their natural humor and love of queer community to spur them on.

Buffalo Show

Presented by Oyate Hotanin

WHEN: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7 PM - 9 PM

WHERE: Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Join our friends at Oyate Hotanin for the first Buffalo Show of 2018! 

Featuring traditional storyteller COLIN WESAW, with 

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. Joined by several other special guest artists, The Buffalo Show showcases important work by Native artists seeking to restore balance to our world.

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Contemporary Experiments: Processes

with Leslie Parker

WHEN: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 1:30pm - 3pm 

WHERE: Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Avenue 400, Minneapolis MN 55403


Join Leslie in a rigorous physical exploration of the intersections between thought and movement, the real and the representational, the past and the present, freestyle and improvisation, flow and disruption. This class is informed by contemporary forms of the African Diaspora – an investigation of embodied performance states that are multi-layered and multi-faceted to generate empathetic choices in dance-making… and while dancing them.

Get engaged with Minneapolis 2040 – share your thoughts on City planning!

Co-hosted by Tangletown, Kingfield, Armatage and Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association

WHEN: Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Martin Luther King Park multi-purpose room, 4055 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Over the past year, City planners have been doing a lot of listening about the future of Minneapolis. One resounding theme is that everyone must benefit from a growing city. Done right, population growth can help the city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all.

Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan will cover topics such as housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.  City planners would like to hear your thoughts. 

Dine Out for Racial Justice

Hosted by Voices For Racial Justice and Birchwood Cafe

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm

WHERE: Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

Dine out and do good -- Birchwood Cafe is donating 35% of our proceeds from dinner to Voices for Racial Justice!