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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 
AL GROSS
STRONG BUFFALO
DAKOTA BLUE AND MYRON THORNE
BEN WEAVER
BETHANY LACKTORIN

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!

Night of Theater for Puerto Rico - Noche de Teatro Para Puerto Rico

Hosted by Beliza Torres Narvaez and Javier Morillo

WHEN: December 1st and 2nd at 7:00pm

WHERE: Strike Theater, 824 18th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

 

Beliza Torres Narvaez’s “Resabios de Amargura or that bitter cabaret” and Javier Morillo’s “Broken English, Mother Tongue.”

A Benefit Performance for the Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota, which will use all funds to support continuing efforts for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican community of Minnesota has rallied to help our island recover from the disaster of Hurricane Maria. In this benefit double-billing, two local Puerto Rican artists will perform their solo shows about island and its relationship to the United States.

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Thanks and Giving Comedy Benefit For Pepitos Owner Joe Minjares

Hosted by comedians Louie Anderson and Joel Hodgson

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:30pm and 2nd show starting at 10:30pm
Where: Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Av. S.

Comedian Louie Anderson and Joel Hodgson (the creator of “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) announced that they are throwing a comedy benefit on Nov. 25to support Minjares and his family. The show will be held at the adjacent Parkway theater, which Minjares’ family also owns.

 

Joe Minjares, who opened Pepitos near the corner of 48th and Chicago in 1971, suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive incurable lung disease, and is recovering from a lung transplant.  Joe, who has helped so many others over the years, now is in need of help both medically and financially. A group of friends and associates have established a GoFundMe effort as one way of meeting some of his financial needs.  You can make a donation here.