Please note: Due to time constraints, December's Raw Material event is canceled. Please stay tuned for future Raw Material events, and contact us if you're interested in being part of one in the future.
Artists take aim at "the most wonderful time of the year" with this scathing, comedic anti-holiday event that might make even Scrooge cringe and the Grinch shudder. Bring the whole family so you can spend 2 hours not having to talk to one another!
Featuring: Paul Nemeth Akiko Ostlund Hector Chavarria aka "The Big Gay Mexican" Alyssa Perau Elliot Kafiya Ahmed
Open Call Cabarets provide an accessible platform for performing artists to share their work. Each show, typically consisting of six acts by independent artists, is designed to offer a mix of artistic disciplines, experience levels and creative viewpoints. Emerging artists of any genre or discipline and established artists who would like to explore a new part of their practice or share new work can find a supportive environment to bring new art to life.
Following two years of successful events thanks to a partnership with VSA Minnesota, the state organization for arts and disability, the third iteration of this annual cabaret for performance artists with disabilities will be guest curated by storyteller Alison Bergblom Johnson. People with disabilities have rights laid out in such legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These phrases may, as unlikely as it may seem, come tripping off our tongues as people with disabilities.
Inspired by Joan Calof, a beloved artist and tireless supporter of the Cabaret, the Calof Series shifts just slightly for a new era by adopting a new moniker. Raw Material: the Calof Development Series invites three performance artists of any genre to share work in progress and get feedback from the audience.
Learn how to fight the system--by doing your taxes!
Let's be real: Tax law is written, on the whole, to uphold the white patriarchy, and its benefits are overwhelmingly concentrated away from marginalized communities. Artists and other creative professionals, in particular, are underserved by this system. Until we can radically remake our economy, we've got to help each other navigate it.