Minneapolis now has a brand-new theater for poetry, sketch comedy, spoken word, and storytelling right in the heart of Northeast. After raising over $45,000 on Kickstarter (exceeding their goal by $10,000), Strike Theater opens this weekend. Three showcase events, taking place on Friday and Saturday, will feature the likes of Four Humors, Ferrari McSpeedy, Blackout improv’s Khary Jackson, storyteller Javier Morillo, and the Strike’s first regular sketch group, the Assembly. Strike was founded by Allison Broeren, director of Word Sprout and SlamMN, along with local improv artists Mike Fotis and Joe Bozic. They partnered with SEIU Local 26 (the union for janitors, window washers, and security) when putting together the space, which is unusual and also awesome. So stop by to wish the Strike team well, check out the space, and raise a glass.