A good friend to the show for years now, Joe Spencer is the Arts & Culture Liaison for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. Fancy schmancy title, to be sure, but the bottom line on Joe's gig is that he tries to make fun stuff happen in the Capital City. He fills us in on all things St. Paul every Friday, so if you're looking for weekend fun on the east side of the river - you'll find it here!
Wrestlers take over skyways - you can't help but notice all of the high school kids with cauliflower ear in downtown Saint Paul this week. If you see folks trying to navigate their way through - welcome them to the Capital City and offer to help them find their way around.
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Larry Yazzie at SteppingStone Rainbow-colored headdresses, pulsating drumming, and fancy footwork are part of the excitement of a Native American powwow. World Champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers perform flamboyant movements passed down by their ancestors and sacred songs from the
Enjoy the beauty, athleticism, and majesty of the Fancy Dance, featuring
freestyle movement with focused energy, dance regalia, and traditional
songs from the Northern Plains. Enhanced by indigenous vocal and flute
music, other dances like the Buffalo, Eagle, Hoop, and Round Dances
celebrate various animals, crops, the sun, and the wind.
Rollergirls - Assault on Nice: MN Rollergirls Allstars vs. Montreal
Featuring half-time entertainment by Beatles cover band, A Hard Day’s
Night. GET A BLACK EYE OR SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT
Get old fashioned black eyes for a buck at our Black Eye Booth ... OR
support your favorite home team for just a $2 donation. (Kids always
free!) If you think we’ve done an exceptional job, a more generous
donation is always appreciated. All proceeds go to Highwood Hills
Small Cities, No Bird Sing, and Zoo Animal at Amsterdam
On Saturday, we’ve got CD release in the hall stage. Small Cities is
celebrating a new disc with our very own Holly Newsome (of Zoo Animal)
and the energetic No Bird Sing.Doors are at 8pm. Cover is $7.
My Mother's Jewish Lesbian Wican Wedding at Minnesota Jewish Theater
Claire is a 37-year old divorced mother from Nebraska who has moved to
Canada for a university teaching position. Her son, David, soon joins
her, and as she discovers a new life as a single mom, lesbian, and
Jewish woman, David’s journey takes him through his teen years into
adulthood. This true story embraces the realities of today’s world in a
joyful new musical comedy that takes a look at equality, same sex
marriage, and the changing American family.
Coco's Diary at History Theater
Young Clotilde “Coco” Irvine, is the daughter of a lumber baron living
in a fashionable Summit Avenue mansion during the Jazz Age. For
Christmas she is given a diary in which she faithfully chronicles the
ups and downs of the rollercoaster that is her thirteenth year of life,
1927. Coco’s Diary leads audiences on a winsome romp alongside our
smart, adventurous, mischievous heroine surrounded by the beguiling
music of the 1920s. It is charming, funny and delightful entertainment
for the entire family.
Lori Dokken and Erin Schwab at Town House - Sat nights
This standing gig at Saint Paul's oldest queer bar is not to be
overlooked just because it happens on a regular basis. their poster
boasts that its different show each week - which is obvious if you've
ever seen these two hilarious performers. The Town House is an
institution in our fare city, yet I know I have a lot of friends who've
never been. If you are in that camp - get yourself over there and check
out a terrific show on Saturday nights.