Tuesday, March 21, 2017

7 pm

Café Scientifique

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$5 - $12 sliding scale
Call 612-825-8949
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Presented by The Bell Museum of Natural History
  • Storytelling

The Bell Museum's Café Scientifique is a happy hour exchange of ideas about science, environment and popular culture that features experts from a variety of fields on diverse and often provocative topics.



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Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre

7:30 pm

84 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by Northrop
  • Dance

Northrop Presents
Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre
Tue, Mar 21, and Wednesday, Mar 22, 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage at Northrop


A gripping and visually arresting journey through the maze of trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit exemplifies what can happen when theater and dance combine to achieve what neither could accomplish alone. Choreographer Crystal Pite and Electric Company Theatre’s Jonathon Young—two of Canada’s most innovative artists—have combined talents to create a searing work that recalls the shock and bewilderment of sudden disaster. Based on true events, this dance/theater hybrid integrates original music, text, and movement with puppetry and rich visual design to probe the depths of despair and the uphill battle to reclaim a life violently derailed.

Presented in partnership with the University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

*Audience advisory: Due to adult themes, this show is recommended for ages 16 and up.

“A stunning testament to what can happen when life turns into art.” –The Globe and Mail

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7:30 pm

  • Opening night

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Call 612.326.1811
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Presented by Live Action Set
  • Dance

You can dance (if you want to)! Unset invites YOU to play: expressively, significantly, with the company, as part of the company. Each evening consists of a series of improvised dances scored by live music in which Live Action Set invites you to be co-creator as a guest star of the company. You choose how you want to engage: the performance is as much for the audience-participant on stage as it is for the audience members in the seats.

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8 pm


8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$65 - $89
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

After a decade, the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ history returns to the Main Stage!

Join Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 1950's.  Don't miss the unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”  It’s a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!

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The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-Mic (featuring special guest SHANAN CUSTER!)

8:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Kieran's Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$5-10 sliding fee scale
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Presented by Word Sprout
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt.

March 21st, 2017: feature performer SHANAN CUSTER

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction,its essence, the concept around which it revolves, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."

- Isaac Asimov, My Own View

Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.”

– Hitara, Secrets of the City

“…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.”

Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

“…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.”

“I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.”

“…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.”

– five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival)

8pm doors/open mic sign-up
Show at 8:30pm

Full bar and menu served during show
Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
All ages venue, but we do not censor content!
$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button
Cash or credit

Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity
Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low

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