Elements in Translation

Hey, y’all, Arturo Miles has a new show this Friday and Saturday, Elements in Translation. Seeing as the last show he guest-curated filled up every available seat, necessitated a row of people sitting on the floor, and packed the lobby to the extent that I had to stand on the counter to see the show–I would definitely urge you to be there before 7:30.

The ’Elements in Translation’ series continues at Patrick’s Cabaret.
aneka mcmullen
debra mcgee
epitome no question
arturo miles
amy sackett
b-boy j-sun
kenna sarge
vocalist ashley gold

This time featuring choreographers-

an evening of hip-hop dance,modern, jazz, breakin,spoken word,and singing.







Oh, and by the way, last week’s Spirit in the House=FANTABULOUS. Have I mentioned how much I want to kill people astronomically more musically or physically talented than me? (So, so much.) But then I wouldn’t get to listen to them sing and play musical instruments and dance, so I guess they’re safe. For now. *cue spooky music* Oh, and attending an Amy Salloway performance is now an official item on my Things to Do Again Before I Die list. The evening ended with a short preview film about the role of the queer tribal elder; if the eventual full-length movie is half as good it will still kick ass. Please visit www.gaywisdom.org to see how your contributions can help finish this important film.

Fresh Fruit and Spirit in the House (Spirit in the House!)

So if any of you listened to Fresh Fruit last Thursday you’ll get my “Spirit in the House!’ reference. And if not, well, why didn’t you? Still, all is not lost. You can listen at http://www.kfai.org/node/89. Dean Seal gives detailed and eloquent background on Spirit in House (both the annual tradition and the show going on tomorrow and Saturday) and whoever invented the word “um” sues me for trademark infringement. I did have fun, though, and you should go check it out.

Also, on a completely random side note, my voice sounds more like that of my older sister’s than I ever realized.

But! Time for ‘Spirit in the House’ info. Ta da!

January 16th and 17th at 8 PM

3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis

Dean J. Seal presents

Spirit in the House

This time featuring:

Leslie Ball with Music of the Spheres.
Dean J. Seal with Backward Ecclesiastes.
Theater for the Thirsty presents ’Something Priceless for Cheap’
Steven Solberg with the film “Standing On The Bones of Our Ancestors”
Dance by Ransomed Messengers
and an
Original Monologue by Amy Salloway

Theater for the Thirsty presents

Something Priceless for Cheap
Songs and spoken word exposing broken hearts and bankrupt souls in the shadowed world of pornography.
With Vanessa Gamble and Kelley Larson

Ransomed Messengers is a inter-denominational Christian dance troupe seeking to share life journeys of struggle and hope through dance.

We dance in a variety of styles but mostly a mix of modern, jazz and interpretive dance. Our dances celebrate God’s glory and reflect the stuff of life – stories from the heart that can’t always be expressed just in words.

Amy Salloway
is the creator and performer of three original solo comedies — “Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?”, “So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!”, and “Circumference” — all of which began their lives at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and have gone on to tour to Fringes, theatres, colleges, festivals, conferences and events all over the US and Canada (and beyond!). She can often be seen in cabarets and group shows around the Twin Cities like Rockstar Storytellers, Cheap Theater, Balls, and Women Stand Up! For more info, check out www.amysalloway.com.

Steven Solberg presents “Standing On The Bones of Our Ancestors: Exploring The Role of The Queer Tribal Elder”

a 21-Minute Preview of a feature length documentary in progress that illuminates the altruistic and spiritual dimensions of what it means to be GLBTQ and the vital need for elders to emerge in our communities.

Fresh Fruit

No, I did not fall down a well without Lassie or a similar canine counterpart to rescue me. I had finals. Kind of like falling down a well, but more painful. And then I wasn’t in the Twin Cities for awhile, because I went home for winter break. But I’m back now! And exciting things are happening! Including that new sign in the little Patrick’s Cabaret garden! (If it turns out that said sign has actually been there for months, please don’t tell me. I tend to possess the observational capabilities of a concussed sea cucumber, and am therefore inordinately proud when I do manage to notice anything in a relatively quick fashion.)

But the most exciting new thing happening is that Leigh Combs has invited me to be on Fresh Fruit tomorrow to talk about the Cabaret! Fresh Fruit is a program aired on KFAI (90.3 Minneapolis, 106.7 Saint Paul) since 1978, making it the longest running Queer radio show in the country. It goes from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM every Thursday. So tomorrow I make my premiere. *gulp* All my previous radio experience consists of watching my friend Colleen win a bajillion radio medals on the Eureka High School Speech Team. But I’m still totally psyched. (Am I allowed to say ‘psyched’ anymore? Or did I just time-warp deep into the past?) I’ll be talking about our new online gift store (blog post to come, in case you don’t catch the show) and interviewing Dean Seal about the newest Spirit in the House Cabaret (again, blog post to come, in case you don’t catch the show).