Friday, November 10, 2017

10 am

Balloonacy

10:30 am

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

October 3- November 12, 2017

Balloonacy
By Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by preschoolers

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. It starts so simply: A balloon drifts through the window of a lonely old man’s home on his birthday. Then something surprising happens—then something silly, wonderful and so blissfully fun that you barely notice you’ve learned something special about friendship along the way. Perfectly designed with the preschooler in mind, rediscover play in this back by popular demand production!

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7 pm

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Cabaret at Camp
490 N Robert St, St. Paul, MN 55101

$29 - $39
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Zenith City Horror in partnership with Actors Theater of Minnesota
  • Drama
  • Musical

Hedwig and her punk rock band The Angry Inch are traveling to the wicked little town of St. Paul, MN, after a successful three-year encore performance in Duluth, MN. Following the beautifully tragic story of East German-born Hansel Schmidt, this powerful rock musical will speak to those who understand what it’s like to desperately be searching for your other half.

Winner of the 2014 Best Show of the Northland and Best Actor and Actress of the Northland by The Reader Magazine, this sold-out show packed the house at The Underground Theatre, located on the shore of Lake Superior. Zenith City Horror is excited to bring this debut production to The Cabaret at Camp Bar and share some of Duluth’s best talent with the metro.

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Screen shot from film KIN-DZA-DZA!

Petri Dish: Screen - KIN-DZA-DZA!

7:00 pm

Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN

$5 (Free for Skewed Visions members)

Presented by Skewed Visions
  • Film

PETRI DISH is Skewed Visions' regular and perpetual series of discussions about the relationship between specific works of art and the process of thinking about and creating new work.

SCREEN is our ongoing series of private screenings of fascinating films with discussions (with food and drink). Each month an artist chooses a film to stimulate all of us into a conversation about art.

This time Boris and Katya Oicherman present Georgiy Daneliya's 1986 Soviet sci-fi dystopian black comedy cult film KIN-DZA-DZA! You can see what Boris and Katya's have to say about this film here:
http://www.skewedvisions.org/screen-2/

LOCATION:
Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 East 24th St
https://goo.gl/maps/rsUDy

Doors at 7:00pm
Film at 7:30pm
Art: forever

$5 suggested donation, but Members always get in free

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'Harvey' by Mary Chase

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Twin Oaks Middle School
15860 Fish Point Road SE Prior Lake, MN 55372

Presented by Prior Lake Players Community Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit.

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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

November 7, 2017-January 7, 2018

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Choreographer Linda Talcott Lee
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by everyone

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who, oh who will save Christmas? CTC’s all-time audience favorite musical brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain—and woo-hoo! for a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to grow anyone’s heart three sizes.

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Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.

7:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.

$13-$25
Call 715.386.8409
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Phipps Children's Theater
  • Musical
  • Kids

“Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.,” with the book by Kevin Del Aguila, and original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan, will be produced by The Phipps Children’s Theater October 27-November 19 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis.

This faithful musical adaptation of the popular DreamWorks animated film is filled with outlandish characters, adventure, and an upbeat score. 

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world. They find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

John H. Potter directs a cast of 26 talented area students in grades 10-12, Erin Maher is the music director, and Mackenzie Lewis is the choreographer.

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Sound Unseen Festival #SU18

7:15 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Mineneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949

Presented by Sound Unseen
  • Musical
  • Film

Do you like Music Films? Cool Parties? Live Music? Let's party. "This is what all film festivals should aspire to be: less pomp and circumstance and more chances for the community to party. What separates Sound Unseen from its film-fest peers is not just its immersion in the local scene, but its dedication to living in the spirit of independent film." -Tony Libera, Vita.mn

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Katie Kaufmann in Keeper of the Light

Keeper of the Light

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night
Presented by Katie Kaufmann
  • Drama
  • Experimental

This new physical theater piece from devised theater creator and performer Katie Kaufmann follows an unlikely bond between a modern woman and Ida Lewis, the first woman lighthouse keeper made famous for her heroic rescues at sea in the 1800s. Incorporating physicality, song and shadow puppetry, KEEPER OF THE LIGHT explores isolation, obsolescence, and perseverance, finding parallels motherhood and the duty of light keeping. 

 

This work was developed as part of Savage Umbrella’s Night of New Works program in 2016.

Katie Kaufmann is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative 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.

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Ghost-Writer

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama

When famous novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, his secretary Myra continues to take dictation, somehow, in this romance-meets-mystery-meets-ghost story. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than just an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Woolsey’s legacy now that she cannot have his love, or might she truly possess a gift the world can’t understand? The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Ghost-Writer a “tantalizing, understated and lovely” romance about the power of the written word and the wonder of creativity.

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Of Mice and Men

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new production, driven by music and the clashing cultures of Latino, white and black migrant workers, puts you in the gritty palm of the American spirit. John Steinbeck's classic drama, directed by Annie Enneking.

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Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

7:30 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
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Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Musical

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New Year’s resolutions with exciting new exercise tips (the 12 Days of Housework); hear the Loonies extol the virtues of their new Cuisinart 12 speed mixers; and learn the secret to getting on Santa’s “nice list” (hotdish, anyone?) Whether your in-laws have overstayed their welcome, or the furnace is acting up, take a break from the stress of the season by celebrating the holidays with the Looney Lutherans. (And, of course, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em.)

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The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox and Facility

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Sabes JCC Theater
4330 South Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis

$10 - $20
Call 612-987-5356
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Presented by Imagined Theatre
  • Drama

Two productions in one evening! Imagined Theatre presents the remounts of two award-winning dramas from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Presented back-to-back: The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox by The Winding Sheet Outfit, and Facility by Imagined Theatre.

THE MEMORY BOX OF THE SISTERS FOX: A circle. A séance. A story. A memory. A tale of two sisters who spoke to the dead. “Theatrical Stage Storytelling at its Best."

FACILITY: A father who forgets. A daughter who remembers. The cold place where too many of us end our story. “A Show Everyone Needs to See."

Two different stories. One in the past. One in the present. Both haunting. Please join us for an intimate evening of theatre-in-the-round of two critically acclaimed productions.

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A Gone Fishin' Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

Yellow Tree Theatre brings back A Gone Fishin’ Christmas Nov. 10th – Dec. 31st

“Comedy and heart combine in Yellow Tree’s A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Mpls. Star Tribune

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas–Yellow Tree Theatre is bringing back Jessica Lind Peterson’s latest hilarious holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Peterson’s newest Minnesota holiday comedy takes place in her hometown of Duluth and is jam-packed with enough ridiculousness and holiday charm to woo even the grumpiest Grinch.

Featuring: Jessica Lind Peterson, Mary Fox, Matt Wall, Zachary Stofer & Gracie Anderson

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Drama

Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog, setting into motion a series of events that expose far greater mysteries. As the clues fall into place, they reveal a community of disparate characters, a family with secrets, and a gifted mind in complicated relationship with the world.

This 2015 Tony Award winner is sponsored by Magenic.

Admission: There are two ways to see a mainstage performance: 1) Through Radical Hospitality, admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show! 2) Advanced reservations are available online or by phone for $25 per person.

Complimentary guaranteed admission and transportation to and from the theatre is available for persons with disabilities and their companions. Contact the box office at (612) 338-6131 for details.

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Roller Derby Queen

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia St, St Paul, MN 55114

Presented by S.O.S. Theater
  • Comedy

Due to her compulsive consumerism, Florence Alvine Turchin’s house has become, according to her eldest daughter, Ellen, hygienically uninhabitable and financially unsustainable. For Florence, it will be her lucrative retirement fund once she gets “all these treasures up on that there eBay thing-a-ma-jigger”. Florence’s housemate and younger daughter, Mary Elizabeth, just wants to make everyone happy and maintain her personal status quo of work, Wheel of Fortune, Charleston Chews, Mallow Cups and Saturday dates with Abe. When Ellen realizes that her precarious financial situation no longer allows her to carry the cost of her mother’s house, she arrives ready to take charge and move Florence out to greener pastures. Florence doesn’t take too kindly to the intrusion of her bossy daughter, has no intention of abandoning her treasure trove of retirement goods, and is ready to go to battle to prove it.

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Moby Dick, an original adaptation

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3
2601 2nd Ave S

$18-$40
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Moby Dick, a new original adaptation from the novel by Herman Melville, performing November 3 - 20, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has been called the “greatest American novel”. This adaptation illustrates what truly makes America great - diversity, inclusion, and hard work. Coup d’Etat’s Moby Dick is the story of a diverse crew of sailors working during the height of the whaling industry, as told through the eyes of a callow narrator, Ishmael. The hunt this time, however, is for the leviathan that took the leg and splintered the mind of Captain Ahab, a man haunted by demons of his own making. Under the wisdom and guidance of the great harpooner Queequeg, Ishmael gives us a lens into a world of cultural unity, moral and ethical conflict, and what it means to depend on the person next to you in a dangerous world where each day could be your last.

Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this world premier in the Twin Cities. Combining actor-driven movement, live sound-scaping and music, and the intimate seating of Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Moby Dick is another can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 is located at 2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408.

Moby Dick preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, November 2, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Moby Dick performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

November 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Monday, November 6 is a pay-what-you-can performance)

Cast

ISHMAEL - Eva Gemlo, FLASK - Craig James Hostetler, STUBB - Meagan Kedrowski, QUEEQUEG - Antonia Perez, STARBUCK - Kayla McCarthy, "CAPTAIN" PELEG - David Wasserman, TASHTEKOVA - Jacleen Olson, DAGGOO - Michael Terrell Brown, CAPTAIN AHAB - Adam Scarpello, PETER COFFIN - Sue Gerver, CAPTAIN GARDINER - Siddeeqah Shabazz, WHALERS - Kelly Nelson, Mikey Johnson, Lauren Diesch

Crew

MUSIC DIRECTOR - Jamie White Jachimiec, MUSICIANS - Alison Keller, Anna Leverett, Ze'ev O'Rourke DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Kevin Fanshaw, STAGE MANAGER - Quinn Forrest Masterson, DIALECT COACH - Jim Ahrens, DRAMATURGIST - Lanny Langston, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Lauren Diesch and Anne Brown

The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available. Following the show, audience members are encouraged to stay for a brief talkback with the the cast.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract and realizing their dreams of making it to the big time!

Hear hits like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on my Pillow, Unchained Melody, Runaround Sue, and of course, Life Could Be a Dream.

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Independence By Lee Blessing

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

$19-$25
Call 651-788-3701
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

Independence

by Lee Blessing

Directed by Callie Meiners

October 27 - November 12, 2017

In the Black Box at the Bloomington Center for the Arts

Three sisters converge on Independence, Iowa, the home of their ailing mother, to confront long buried grievances and resolve the issues that tore their family apart. A challenging domestic drama, Lee Blessing’s classic play is a heartfelt exploration of the knots that form in the ties that bind us.

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Singin' in the Rain

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Knight Performance Hall - University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Knight Performance Hall University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55113

$15-$18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by UNW Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927, and Don Lockwood and Lina lamont are the toast of Tinseltown until "talkies" come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film in the greatest movie musical ever made. But have you seen it live? Join us as we make a big splash with this spectacular and romantic musical comedy. There will be wonderful singin' and dancin' and, yes, it really will rain onstage.

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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered him – driving Hamlet to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Grand in scope, rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, ranks among Shakespeare’s finest masterpieces. A world premiere adaptation, adapted and directed by Joel Sass.

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The Mystery Of Irma Vep

7:30 pm

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN

$25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student
Call 6514295674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy

A hilarious mixture of farce, romance, melodrama, and suspense! Two actors play numerous different characters in this fast-paced whodunit that will leave you breathless!

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8 pm

Ludlow

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 Parking and entrance at the back of the building

$12-$15
Call 612-548-1380
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Presented by nimbus
  • Drama

The year is 1913. Progress runs on coal, but the immigrant miners from southern Colorado are being squeezed beyond endurance.
They work the seam while corporate forces arrayed against them spy, manipulate and disrupt, crushing any hint of “union.” Yet the
workers and their families lean on one another, wait, hope…and plan.

How far will the company go? When will the pawns realize that together they are strong? But the chess board squares are all coal
black in Las Animas County, near the River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory. And the flames are getting closer.

Nimbus brings you the fearsome saga of the Ludlow massacre, the deadliest labor dispute in American history.

Featuring Pedro Juan Fonseca, Meri Golden, Kayla Hambek, Siri Hammond, Tim Komatsu, Tara Lucchino, Marcelo Mena, Brian O’Neal, Nicholas Nelson, Stephanie Ruas, David Tufford, Richard D. Woods

Designed by Ursula K. Bowden, Jacob M. Davis, Jenny Moeller, Barb Portinga, Courtney Schmitz

Saturday, November 4 - 8pm - Opening Night
Sunday, Nobember 5 - 3pm
Thursday, November 9 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 10 - 8pm
Saturday, November 11 - 8pm
Sunday, November 12 - 3pm
Monday, November 13 - 7:30pm - Pay-What-You-Can Performance
Thursday, November 16 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 17 - 8pm
Saturday, November 18 - 8pm - Audio Described
Sunday, November 19 - 3pm

WARNING: This show contains gunshots, violence, and racially charged language

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9 pm

Sound Unseen Festival #SU18

9:45 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Mineneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949

Presented by Sound Unseen
  • Musical
  • Film

Do you like Music Films? Cool Parties? Live Music? Let's party. "This is what all film festivals should aspire to be: less pomp and circumstance and more chances for the community to party. What separates Sound Unseen from its film-fest peers is not just its immersion in the local scene, but its dedication to living in the spirit of independent film." -Tony Libera, Vita.mn

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