Glamboree, Community Cabaret: A-List Extra
This week we have a farmers' market worth the drive, an LGBTQ benefit party at Bedlam Theatre, and a performance evening celebrating Wing Young Huie's "University Avenue Project." Come and take a look.
Goose Lake Artisan & Farmers Market
(Goose Lake Farm & Winery, 6760 213th Ave. NW, Elk River, 612.209.1721, gooselakefarm.com)
As the weather warms up, the weekly farmers' markets come to life. Much like the daily one over at the Arboretum, this one is a little bit of a road trip. But those looking for a weekend adventure should find themselves pleasantly surprised. Each Saturday through October guests will be able to purchase and sample local foods from farmers and artisans, listen to live music, take kids to the petting zoo, and sample local wines. This location also hosts classes on wine making and beer brewing, so pick up information and sign up if interested. Free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through October 23.
The University Avenue Project: Community Cabaret
(University Avenue Project Site, 1433 University Ave., St. Paul, 612.375.0191 www.theuniversityavenueproject.com)
When Wing Young Huie puts together a photography show the neighborhood itself becomes a living canvas. His muse for this exhibit is University Avenue, a street that runs through the University of Minnesota all the way to the state's capitol in downtown St. Paul. For the duration of the project, there will be a series of performances from local artists and musicians at the main location site. Hosted by MPR's Jade Little, tonight's debut cabaret will feature sounds from hip-hop artist Kristoff Krane, country musician Erik Brandt, spoken word and Hmong poetry from activist Tou Saiko Lee and his grandmother, and the Pachamama Band, who combine sounds from Latin America with funk, rock, and hip hop. Other artists will also perform. Free. 6:30 p.m.
(Bedlam Theater, 1501 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, 612.341.1038, www.bedlamtheatre.org)
This benefit party and cabaret event should be a raucous good time. Tonight's performances include spoken word, storytelling, and live music from artists including Barton Stink, Nice Purse, Total Babe, Wonder Dave, and others. There will also be DJ sets for guests to dance to, an auction to bid on, and prizes awarded to the most glammed out David Bowie homage of them all. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Twin Cities Dyke March. $5-$10 suggested donation. 10 p.m.
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