Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then Some
Now, ever since I started working here at the splendid Patrick’s Cabaret, I’ve heard countless stories about the somewhat-scandalous shows we’ve had. When we say we put it all on stage, it’s the truth. This is definitely shown in this weekend’s programming: Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then Some!
It’s exactly what it sounds like — wet nudes. And then some.
And don’t lie, you’re intrigued!
Now, here at the Cabaret we try to not censor in any way, so we generally don’t see acts before they’re on our stage, in front of our lovely audience. So, true to form, I have next to no idea of what’s going to be happening on Friday and Saturday. But I’ll give you the low down of what I do know.
Nude models. Cheese cloth. Photography. A shower.
This show features photography Robert John Guttke, a sculptor and photographer. In his twenty years of work, the use of water and the human figure is a common theme. The models will be nude with clothing elements. He uses cheesecloth on of the human body to create an “almost gossamer spider web effect that shimmers beneath the silver rain from above.” Excited? So am I!
Robert Guttke’s Wet Nudes and Then Some
Friday and Saturday
February 15th and 16th
Tickets are $10, and there will be a concession with cookies, coffee, tea, soda, etc.
Photographer: Robert Guttke
Video Stream: Hal Lovemelt
Co-Curators: Dennis Yelkin and Tom Cassidy
Models: Daniel Flohr, Nina Saarem, Molly Copeland, Jerome Bowden, and Dustin Haug.
Hope to see ya’ll there!
The Calof Series!
We here at the Cabaret are always searching for something new to put on our stage, and thanks to a generous grant, we’ve been able to introduce the Calof Series into our programming!
Each evening of the Calof Series will consist of two singer/songwriters and two poets, presenting some of their works in progress. After each performance, the audience is encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback, an amazing opportunity for any and all of the amazing artists we’ve had the pleasure of hosting on our stage. And the best part? Admission is free!
This past week we hosted our first of the Calof Series, with donated goodies from Peace Coffee and New French Bakery. It was quite the hit - and fresh-baked bread, plus hot coffee, plus some amazing performances made the night one to remember! All of our thanks goes out to those wonderful businesses, as well as KFAI and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, which helped to sponsor the event.
Plans are in the works for another Calof Series sometime soon, so keep an eye out!
Mark your calendars, everyone! We recently got word that we’ll be receiving MRAC funding for some new 2013 programming at Patrick’s Cabaret… The Calof Series.
Joan Calof performed monologues and plays, and often sang at Red Eye Theatre, Cheap Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, and Patrick’s Cabaret. She won several awards for her work, including a Loft Creative Nonfiction Award and a Playwrights’ Center Jones Commission. She was adventurous in her performances, her many travels, and in all her intellectual pursuits. When she passed away last winter she left a generous gift to Patrick’s Cabaret with instructions that it support programming and not be spent on a tribute. By naming this new series after her we’re able to do both.
As for the event itself, I wanted to give you a little more information so that you have a good understanding of what we’re trying to do with this series. Each evening will feature two spoken word artists and two singer/songwriters to present works-in-progress to an audience that will be encouraged to offer feedback via dialogue with the performers. Performers bring 10-15 minutes worth of new or works-in-progress material that they will present to an audience. Our host for the evening will then ask them to talk through their process, information about their pieces, etc. Then we will invite the audience to give feedback, make suggestions, or just say something about what the piece(s) meant to them. We would have a short intermission between each of the 4 artists in which we encourage the artists to mingle with the audience. It’s at this time we will offer free coffee, provided by Peace Coffee, along with free baked goods from a different local bakery each month.
There is no admission charge for audience members, but each artist will be paid $75 for being part of the night. For more information about the performers in our first Calof Series show on February 7th, please visit: http://www.patrickscabaret.org/cal/event.php?calendar=1&category&event=9494&date=2013-02-07
And a special thank you to MRAC, Peace Coffee, and KFAI for sponsoring us!
Hello there, Cabaret lovers! For the past five months I’ve been writing to you as the latest Patrick’s Cabaret intern, but things have changed. I am now the Cabaret’s Productions Manager! I know, not very exciting for you. But know what is exciting? THIS FRIDAY. AND SATURDAY.
It’s exciting for me since these will be my first two shows as an official employee, but it should also be fun for you since, as everyone hopes, we are having yet another of our wonderful music series! So c’mon down to the Cabaret, pull up a chair (or a floor space if we end up being standing room only…), get some soda or coffee, and chill with us for what looks to be an amazing start to our 2013 season!
Now this weekend is in two parts. Firstly: The Singer/Songwriter Series. Secondly: The Eclectic Electric Music Series.
Friday, January 11th 2012
ECLECTIC ELECTRIC MUSIC SERIES
Saturday, January 12th 2013
I promise, you will not want to miss either of these nights! Not only for the joys of seeing me run around like a chicken with its head cut off, but also our amazing musicians!
SINGER/SONGWRITER SERIES featuring:
ECLECTIC ELECTRIC MUSIC SERIES featuring:
Kent Burnside and the New Generation
Mississippi Hill Stomp
And if you see a rather frazzled college kid running around, don’t forget to say hi!
Happy Holidays, lovely people!
Here at the Cabaret, we truly believe that the holidays are a time to help others and celebrate, and what better way to spend the season than by connecting and working with others? Home and comfort are at the top of everyone’s list as they consider the things they are thankful for. This year, Patrick’s is teaming up with St. Stephen’s Human Services to present The Art of Ending Homelessness. We are providing the venue, beverages are being provided by the local liquor stores, and all proceeds will benefit the programs for the homeless run by St. Stephen’s Human Services.
This is an amazing opportunity to both show your holiday spirit, as well as help out those who have a little less to be thankful for! It will be quite the night, featuring a wide variety of music and readings, including poetry and other works.
Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Spider John Koerner
Doors open at 7:30, with the show starting at 8 PM. Tickets are $15
VIP tickets are $25, with a pre-show reception with artists, a signed poster, and preferred seating.
Can’t afford to make it? Let us know! If we’re still in need for volunteers, you can help out with selling tickets, working concessions, or setting up for this amazing show - and thus get in for free!
This Friday and Saturday is our LAST open-call cabaret of the season!
Open call cabarets form the core of Patrick’s Cabaret programming, featuring six acts with a variety of artistic mediums and experience levels. We strive to present the widest range of acts as possible, increasing the fun for both the Cabaret and the audience! At Patrick’s Cabaret, we put it all on stage. Name it, and it happens here!
One of this intern’s favorite stories is how a board member showed up for her first interview at the Cabaret, only to find her interviewer, our founder Patrick Scully, doing a naked interpretive dance. When I say we feature it all, I’m serious! Though there usually isn’t nudity involved. A common joke is that Patrick Scully doesn’t much like clothes - though he does like body paint!
Open call cabarets were truly the start of Patrick’s Cabaret, when Patrick Scully in 1986 invited a variety of his friends to do a performance of experimental and in-progress works. The evening was such a hit that he knew there needed to be a venue for things like that - and our Patrick’s Cabaret was born! Two weekends each month we have an open call cabaret, and over the years we’ve featured thousands of local artists. Video, dance, poetry, music - we’ve seen it all, and would love to go even further!
If you’re interested, come check us out this weekend!
Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st.
7:30 PM both nights.
$10 entry fee, all of which goes to the artists
Amy Wolf and Andrew Fleser - Music
Rachel Nelson - Storytelling/Music
Amy Salloway - Storytelling
Fontana Cabaret - Dance
Khary Jackson - Poetry
This is just a little preview of a video that was shown last year when the Poonies came to Patrick’s Cabaret!
And guess what.
The Poonies are Coming, the Poonies are Coming!
Get it? It’s like the British are coming, but it’s the Poonies…alright, that’s the last attempt this lowly intern makes to try and be funny.
But seriously, the Poonies are actually coming to Patrick’s Cabaret again!!
As in, November 2nd and 3rd, at 8 PM.
It’ll be the usual $10 at the door, with all ticket money going directly to the artists.
Don’t miss out! We fully expect this to be one AMAZING show, with a huge cast, a wide variety of performances, and, as always, the typical insanity that you can expect at Patrick’s!
If you’re interested, check out the facebook event for it!
Now, anyone connected with a non-profit has heard about Give To The Max Day almost ad naseum. But looking at it from a lowly intern’s point of view, I quickly realized I had next to no idea what the actual point is. Why do we need one specific day for donating? When did it start? How much have people donated in the past? What are the benefits of having this particular day set out? And why is it in November? Now, I’m not sure if any of you, our friends, have wondered the same things, but I’m going to fill you in, just in case!
According the givemn.org website, over the years they have made over $50 million in donations. Started in 2009, Give to the Max Day is aiming to “increase giving to nonprofit organizations across the state” and “showcasing Minnesota’s unparalleled generosity!” Sounds pretty cool. Last year alone, $13.4 million was donated.
Anyone who has been to Patrick’s Cabaret understands how grateful we are to everyone who chooses to slip a few dollars into the basket mid-show, or buy a soda or cookie during intermission. As I hope everyone recalls, all of our box-office proceeds go directly to the artist - we don’t make any kind of money simply by putting on the shows! Patrick’s is kept alive thanks to you beautiful, wonderful, artsy, innovative, generous people.
Give to the Max Day is in November to help nonprofits begin their planning for the new year - with hopefully just a bit more cash to invest back into the community. Any money given to a nonprofit isn’t just for us to play with. Particularly here at Patrick’s, money you donate goes to keeping the lights on, the heat running, and to advertising for upcoming shows!
VOGUE|TRASH was just a few days ago. You’re probably thinking, why should I give more money, when I already went this amazing event, probably bought a few drinks, got my picture taken, bought awesome stuff at the silent auction? Maybe you shouldn’t. But if you’d like to see VOGUE|TRASH bigger and better next year (actually, if you’d like to see ALL of our shows bigger and better next year) donating on the Give to the Max Day might be just for you. Or what if you couldn’t make it to VOGUE|TRASH and still want to support the splendid organization that has been entertaining you on Friday or Saturday nights?
AND the Cabaret has something a very special going on this year for Give to the Max Day. There’s a challenge! If we manage to get 50 different donations, past and current board and staff will give an additional $500. If we can get 75, they’ll give $1000, and if we can get an amazing 100 donations, they’ll give $1,500 to the Cabaret! Any gift of any size counts towards this challenge
Give to the Max Day isn’t until November 15th - you’ve got time to think about it!
If you’re interested in investigating what Give to the Max Day is all about check out giveMN.org.
I know, I have been horribly remiss in updating the tumblr blog, and to all our loyal Cabaret friends, I apologize. But, here are some amazing pictures from last year’s VOGUE|TRASH to make up for it!
Can you believe it? VOGUE|TRASH is less than a week away! And if you think these costumes are innovative (and a bit scary!) just wait till you see what’s on the line-up for this year! As always at Patrick’s Cabaret, we are simply competing with ourselves to make this year’s show bigger and better than last year’s!
Don’t forget - we encourage YOU to dress up too! Wouldn’t it be fun to be mistaken for a model?
VOGUE|TRASH is October 20th, at 7 PM. Check out our Facebook event page for more information.
A brief video of September 22nd’s Kinetic Kitchen Dance Show!