Category Archives: Past Event

Gender Reel Film Fest

Gender Reel is dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender diverse and trans people, identities and experiences in film and media. Gender Reel’s 8th Annual Twin Cities Film Festival will take place at two St. Paul, MN venues, from Thu, Oct 11 – Sun, Oct 14, 2018.

Metropolitan State University
Founders Hall – 700 E 7th St, St Paul
Thursday, Oct 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and
Friday, Oct 12 from 4:00-9:30 p.m.

Dreamland Arts
Saturday, Oct 13 from 10:00 am – 9:00 p.m. and
Sunday, Oct 14 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.



The Shadow Box

Dates: Sep 27-30, 2018 (Thu-Sat at 7:00 p.m. & Sat-Sun at 1:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $10-$15
Ages: 13+.
Duration: 2 hrs., plus one intermission.

Applause Community Theatre presents
The Shadow Box
by Michael Cristofer

In this dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter’s dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian’s new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe’s impending death and its effect on their teenager.


One World Ensemble

Date: Fri-Sat, September 14-15, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $5 at the door by cash, check or credit card.

Ages: For ages 13+
Duration: 90 minutes

One World Ensemble presents
One World Ensemble

Concerts by the One World Ensemble: Shahriyar Jamshidi, kamanche (Kurdish spike fiddle) and vocal; and Alex Lubet, mountain dulcimer, guitar, and ukulele.

The One World Ensemble, comprised of Toronto-based Kurdish-Canadian Shahriyar Jamshidi and Minnesotan Alex Lubet, was formed in 2016, for a series of performances in Ontario. We are reuniting for Shahriyar Jamshidi’s US debut. The program consists of music inspired by Kurdish, Jewish and other traditions, original compositions, folk music, and improvisations.



Exposed Brick Theatre

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10. SOLD OUT
Ages: Ages 13+ (Please note that one story involves themes of sexual violence)
Duration: 90-120 minutes, with intermission.

Exposed Brick Theatre presents
by Ashawnti Sakina Ford
Directed by Joy Dolo

Edges is a new play about the hair stories of African American women, past and present. The staged reading culminates a workshop week of play development.

Exposed Brick Theatre is dedicated to telling the untold stories through theatre and performance art. We create opportunities for audiences and artists to grow beyond their own personal experience and view their world from new and multiple perspectives. By creating original work that dissects unexamined subject matter, we give voice to silenced issues and populations with the overall intention of fostering an authentic understanding across divides.

Exposed Brick Theatre is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Nicolas Carter Harp Journey

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15. SOLD OUT.
Ages: All ages
Duration: 60-75 minutes, with intermission.

Nicolas Carter Harp presents
Nicolas Carter Harp Journey

Harpist Nicolas Carter makes a special visit to his home state of Minnesota, bringing magical melodies on the Paraguayan harp and sharing stories of his adventures harping in the world. Come and relax, renew, refresh with nurturing soul music and touching stories.

Nicolas Carter is a talented and versatile International harpist, born in Minnesota and raised in Paraguay where he learned to play the Paraguayan harp. Carter creates unique performances blending his musicianship with his skills as a theatre artist/storyteller. His authentic, warm and friendly interaction creates an intimate experience bringing inspiration, motivation and joy. Carter has been composing, recording, teaching and performing for over 25 years and has played all over United States, Latin America, Europe and Israel.