Pangea World Theater, Patrick's Cabaret and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School invite Lake Street businesses, organizations, and residents to join us for the upcoming Lake Street Cultural Connect. These gatherings are held every other month with the goal of bringing stakeholders and community members of Lake Street around the same table to engage in conversation about the future and sustainability of Lake Street as a vibrant cultural and artistic corridor.
Patrick’s Cabaret and the Aliveness Project, a nonprofit community center for people living with HIV, culminate a year-long residency with a final performance at the Pillsbury House Theater. Aliveness Project Members have spent the last year working with Teaching Artists drawn from Patrick’s Cabaret’s vast network of artists to develop and refine their ability to tell stories about their own lives. This special afternoon event, free to Aliveness Project Members, brings together Teaching Artists and Aliveness Project Members for readings and performances about resilience and healing.
The Big Gay Mexican, with his trademark unrepentant fabulousness, brings together artists for a night celebrating the cross-currents of Queer and Latinx identities. In a world where being queer is still unwelcomed, and in a political context that marginalizes Latinx people daily, “Latinx-Q” highlights and honors artists who find beauty and resilience in who they are.
Now in its third iteration, “Anything But English” is a multilingual cabaret about mother tongues, global appetites, and the ways we are lost and found in translation. This series has already presented 46 artists speaking 13 different languages. For a second year we partner with Pangea World Theater for this production curated by Margaret Ogas.
In a time when the political environment seeks to erase our most marginalized citizens, writer Gabriela Santiago invites artists on the edge of culture to imagine and claim the future through science fiction.