Guest-Curated Cabarets


CabarABLE is Patrick's Cabaret's annual show featuring artists with disabilities, and 2017 will mark the fourth year we will have hosted this event. Previous years' themes included "Love," "Work," and "Rights/Responsibilities." This year's show is all about embracing the weird and awkward moments of our disabilities and in our lives. How do we understand being weird as a good thing? How can we create a more inclusive world?

Anything But English

Pangea World Theater co-present’s Patrick’s Cabaret’s "Anything but English" – a multilingual cabaret featuring artists whose native language is “Anything but English." On the surface, language is a tool that helps us communicate and think. But language can also pull forth memories, sentiment, and sometimes discomfort. In this multilingual cabaret, we invite performers to explore what happens in a multilingual space where the connections formed between people are forced to move beyond mere words. 

Lightning Rod


Socially engaged performance created and performed in a single week—THEATER in a FLASH!

“An artist is a lightning rod, and has a responsibility to catch that electricity in the listen to the world and provide opportunities for reflection, perspective, catharsis, resistance. This is our protest.” - Guest Producer Kat Purcell


Come join us for a TWO NIGHT event! A super ensemble of black queer magic!

Be in the room as we cultivate volume in black literature that celebrates black queer life. This event is a collaboration between BlackTableArts and Patrick's Cabaret, and will take place at the Phoenix Theater in South Minneapolis. You will hear from eight brilliant black queer writers. We invite you to participate in an evening of conjuring and creation as we travel with these poets to other worlds in black time and space.


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.

Nativeret: “Chases the Dream”

An evening of native humor, music, poetry spoken word, and dance.

A performing art pow wow with a full range of native artists, young and old. Host Tom LaBlanc ‘Old Dakota’ performing poetry. Isabella LaBLanc will join her father with a fancy shawl dance. If you are a native come enjoy laughing and hear about yourself. If you are a non-native come and share, become a friend. Become a blood relation without shedding any blood.

Circulation: Connecting Through Embodying Rhythm (Guest Curator: Erinn Liebhard)

This cabaret features work by Erinn Liebhard with BrassZilla AND Steven Hobert, the Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Karla Grotting, SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE, Dameun Strange, Darrius Strong, THE SUMMER COATS and Magnolia Yang-Sao-Yia. Classic jazz, rock, tapping, acid jazz, funk, house, swing and other approaches to rhythm will circulate through this evening, connecting styles and people through deeply-felt aural and kinesthetic experiences.


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