Now I know anyone connected with a nonprofit has heard about Give To The Max Day over and over and over again. But hear us out…
As I hope everyone recalls, all of our box office proceeds go directly to the artists - we don’t make any money simply by putting on shows. The Cabaret is kept alive thanks to you beautiful, wonderful, artsy, innovative, generous people!
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. And the Cabaret has something a very special going on this year for Give to the Max Day. Current and past board members will match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,000! That would be $6,000 in support for Patrick’s Cabaret in ONE DAY!
We absolutely want to take advantage of this challenge and appreciate your donations that will help us get there. Thank you in advance for your support!
VOGUE|TRASH: Costume Fashion Ball 2013
A Patrick’s Cabaret Benefit Show
Saturday, October 19th
7:15pm-11pm / VIP Entry at 6:30pm
Sneak peek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnrgJvdr6vY
SEXY! FREAKY! LOUD! Join us this fall at our 4th annual VOGUE|TRASH: Costume Fashion Ball. Experience local avant-garde fashion and performance art while supporting local non-profit arts organization, Patrick’s Cabaret, as we prepare for our upcoming 2014 season. Twin Cities’ designers and performers will be strutting their wildest, craziest, most innovative costumes on our unique runway - you won’t be able to see this anywhere else! Attendees are also encouraged to wear something crazy to flaunt for the cameras. The benefit will feature a silent auction and funky fashion show, along with various live art elements and in-house DJs dropping dirty electro and house beats. Bring your dancing shoes in order to keep up!
Tickets will be available in advance online. General admission tickets are $15, while VIP tickets will be available for $40, which includes two drink tickets and the best (and only!) seats in the house. (Limited availability).
Once again, we have secured a short-term liquor license for our event. In other words, there will be beer and wine to enjoy, so remember your ID to enjoy spirits.
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, Oct. 19th 2013
We’re well under way planning the 3rd annual Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival - we cannot wait to present one of the area’s most diverse and entertaining musical lineups of the summer! The next thing we need to focus on is rounding up a good amount of volunteers to make it all happen. Please consider joining our team of volunteers who help make this such an incredible event. You can schedule to work with friends, request time to see favorite acts, and in exchange for working receive free entrance and an incredible behind-the-scenes experience.
If you’re interested in helping out before the festival (with poster distribution, getting the word out, and festival setup), or during the festival (with ticket sales, wristband checks, takedown, etc.) please contact me, Sara Jo Lehrer: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information, and I will get back to your about your reservation to volunteer. Volunteer slots are just 3 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all the fun this day has to offer. Thank you in advance for your support - whether volunteering or not, we look forward to seeing you in July!
Sara Jo Lehrer
Communications & Volunteer Coordinator
The Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival
The Meat Puppets
Chastity Brown Band
Spider John Koerner
Kenneth Brian Band
Mississippi Gabe Carter
Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders
Kent Burnside & The New Generation
Ten Foot Pole Cats
The Fattenin’ Frogs
Only Living Boy
Joe Novelli (Marvin & The Cloud Wall)
Fireroast Mountain Boys
Bootstrap Family Band
The Erik Koskinen Band
Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures
Jeff Ray & The Stakes
Lonesome Dan Kase
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