Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Stand-Up for RAINN

Stand-Up for RAINN: A Night of Minnesota Women in Comedy! • We welcome everyone in the Twin Cities to join us for a great night of stand up comedy! The shows proceeds will be donated to RAINN - The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. (800.656.HOPE).

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Charity Show for Franklin Hiawatha Encampment
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Charity Show for Franklin Hiawatha Encampment

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From the Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors:

Minneapolis is built on Dakota land, and has long been home to a significant Native American Indian population. The Native people here are resourceful, resilient, and committed to our families, communities and cultures. Centuries of genocide and forced assimilation have created a range of challenges for 21st century American Indians. Native people make up a disproportionate number of the homeless population in Minneapolis. Causes of homelessness are related to economics, domestic violence, addiction, mental illness, and many other causes.


In recent weeks many people joined together to create a safe encampment near the Franklin/Hiawatha corridor. This community is comprised primarily of Native people, many with significant housing challenges. A broad coalition of partners and stakeholders are coming together to address the short-term, mid-term and long-term barriers to housing for the residents of this camp. Working together, we hope to find housing for the camp’s residents by the end of September, and certainly before the weather turns cold.
https://www.franklinhiawathacamp.org/ 

From us:

The Twin Cities comedy community is hilarious, powerful, and compassionate. We are going to harness these qualities to help another group of people in our community who really need it. 

We are having a ONE NIGHT charity show with several AMAZING talents and we will be accepting donations and/or donated items (Water, utensils, hot cups, and Plastic Bins are in high need). Let's call that your ticket - please come and give what you can.

So come join our community gathering and experience:

Mayyadda (Musician, singer, song writer)

* Gay/Straight Alliance (Improv duo Doug Neithercott and Tim Hellendrung)

Gregory Parks (Silent & physical comedy solo improv artist)

* Kind Of Funny But Also A Little Sad (Improv duo Rita Boersma and Mike Fotis)

* Burn It Down Improv (Improv crew Will Roberts, Ellen Jaquette, and Chico Carlucci/Eric Heiberg)

Beyond the show, the Our Cities on Our Stages committee will be collecting donations through the end of October at select locations to be announced.

THANK YOU FOR READING THIS FAR! PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU'RE "GOING"......AND pass it on. ;)

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House of Fabulous @ House Of Comedy
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

House of Fabulous @ House Of Comedy

Come to the House Of Comedy on September 11 for our "House of Fabulous" show! Featuring all hilarious LGBTQ comics! Also, a portion of the proceeds will be going to OutFrontMN. Have some laughs and support a great cause! https://www.outfront.org/

1) MC - Wendy Berkowitz
2) Matt Iverson
3) Madi Tentinger
4) Jason Schommer
5) Xochi de la Luna
6) Jakey Emmert
7) Sarah McPeck
8) Jacob Randall
9) Dena Denny
10) Ashli Henderson
11) Riley Cosgrove
12) Kate Anderson
13) Dontrell Townsend

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The BIG FAT Comedy Hour @ Lush
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

The BIG FAT Comedy Hour @ Lush

Come experience one of the best comedy shows in the twin cities! A true variety show!

Produced by local favorite, Sarah McPeck!

THIS MONTH:

Khadijah Cooper
Patrick MacCool
Azalia Iman
Jakey Emmert
Colin Reed
Megan Anderson
Harrie Bradshaw
Bad Karma
Jacob Randall
Champagne Jamboree
Nate Abishire

Only $5 | 18+
doors 6:30p
show 7:00p

Full food and beverage menu available in the show lounge. Free parking. Drink specials by Bacardi and Grey Goose.

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Pride Comedy
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Pride Comedy

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This is a stand up comedy show To celebrate LGBT pride! Walk to Loring Park!

Hosted by Maggie Faris (Advocate Magazine funniest queer in America) and presenting THE BEST LGBT comedians from in and around MN

Buy tickets here: https://pridecomedy.bpt.me

Performances by:
Jakey Emmert
Sarah McPeck
Wendy Berkowitz
Madi Tentinger
Jacob Randall
Jan Syverson 

Showtimes at 7:00 pm and 9:00
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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The BIG FAT Comedy Hour PRIDE SHOW @ Lush
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

The BIG FAT Comedy Hour PRIDE SHOW @ Lush

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Don't miss this great line up, hosted by funny gal, Sarah McPeck in this special PRIDE Edition of this monthly comedy night at LUSH!

Sunday, June 17th | 6:30p doors | 7:00p show

18+ | $5 tickets

A super fun event to bring DAD to for Father's Day or fun date night to kick off Pride Week!

This month's line up includes:

Kate Anderson, featured comedian
Jason Schommer, hilarious headliner
with special guests:
Jacob and Norah
Caleigh Rose Gumbin
Bad Karma
Colin Reid
Mesheka Shadows
Jakey Emmert
Harrie Bradshaw
Kimmy Hull

Get you tickets early! Full food and beverage menu served in the cabaret. Free parking.

Thank you for supporting great queer entertainment at LUSH!

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Drop the Mic - Ultimate Lip Sync Battle!
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Drop the Mic - Ultimate Lip Sync Battle!

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Drop the Mic Ultimate Lip Sync Battle
Produced By LUSH, Sarah McPeck and Ayesha Adu

Featuring Judges:
Megan Anderson from Dykes Do Drag
Mikko Blaze Bordeaux
Steph Hedrick
Abisha Uhl
Plus a special guest judge to be announced!

SUGGESTED DONATION AT THE DOOR IS $10
THERE WILL BE RAFFLES, SO BRING EXTRA MONEY!

COMPETE!
Contestants will have a chance to battle each other for awesome prizes. Groups are welcomed! The suggested donation to compete is $10. This will place you on our roster of contestants performing that night. Please contact Sarah McPeck for more details.

WHAT THE FUNDRAISER IS FOR:
DTMULSB is a fundraiser for the short film, “Little Men,” written by the filmmaker, Ayesha Adu. During the spring of this year, Ayesha Adu will produce and direct the film. 

FILM SYNOPSIS:
Set in 1989, Little Men is a compelling tale of two endearing 10-year-old boys, Andre and Marcus. Their friendship is tested after they discover a dead body on the way to school. An existential crisis occurs when one of the boys steals money from the victim’s wallet. What happens after they find the body, challenges them to think about their outlook on themselves, each other, and the world they live in.

The screenplay placed quarterfinalist at the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition and was also awarded a grant from the MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to complete the filming of it. 

YOUR SUPPORT:
Right now, we need to raise additional funds to complete the shooting of Little Men. The amount needed is $5,500.00. This pays for the crew, props, costumes, locations, insurance, and additional equipment.

18+ | Free Parking | Happy Hour 4p - 7p
Taco Tuesday Food and Drink Speicals ALL NIGHT!
Thank you for supporting LUSH!

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The BIG FAT Comedy Hour @ Lush
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

The BIG FAT Comedy Hour @ Lush

The BIG FAT Comedy Hour!!
Always a great night out!  

Join Sarah McPeck and a monthly rotating cast of FUNNY!
3rd Sunday of every month.

This month features:

Harrie Bradshaw
Anaise DesBises
Jakey Emmert
Champagne Jamboree
Madi Tentiger
Kimmy Hull
Maggie Faris
Virgin Sacrifice: Colin Reid Tokheim

Every show supports a local charity.  
Our partner this month is The Trevor Project.

Sunday, February 18th
6:30p doors | 7:00p show
$5 at the door or in advance

sponsored by Bacardi and Grey Goose
Great drink features ALL NIGHT!

Happy Hour Appetizers and full menu served
in the show lounge!

Thank you for supporting great queer comedy at LUSH!

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Gay For Good Twin Cities | Clare Housing Bingo & Breakfast
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Gay For Good Twin Cities | Clare Housing Bingo & Breakfast

Let’s play bingo! Brunch and bingo with Clare Housing residents. Their mission is to provide affordable housing, supportive services and compassionate care to people living with HIV/AIDS. The goal is simple...to provide a continuum of housing and services designed to empower people of low-income and to maximize their health, independence, dignity and quality of life.

There are two sites available! Sarah will be calling bingo at the 929 Central Ave location. Click the link below to sign up for either location!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4fafa92da1f49-clare

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OUTspoken Featuring Champagne Jamboree
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

OUTspoken Featuring Champagne Jamboree

OUTspoken is a monthly open mic for queer and trans artists to share their voices! Eight 7 minute slots are available, come early to sign up and do whatever (within reason), the stage is yours! 

Doors at 7, Show at 7:30
Suggested donation $5 - $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

This month our special guest is Champagne Jamboree!

OUTspoken strives to be a safer space. Gender neutral bathrooms are available.
Food and beverages (na and otherwise) available for purchase, happy hour specials available!

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Girlpond Night Live!  feat. Sarah McPeck
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Girlpond Night Live! feat. Sarah McPeck

Join Nikki & Paula Scavo, hosts of the locally-grown, internationally- popular lesbian talk show podcast – Les Talk! Girlpond  -for the premiere of Girlpond Night Live! – a fun & sexy (early) night of rubbing up against 40+ lady-loving ladies and watching the very first, live production of the Les Talk! Girlpond podcast.

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Whose F*king Line Is It Anyway
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Whose F*king Line Is It Anyway

50% of  funds raised will go to The Seville Fund, a scholarship fund named after drag performer Sadie Seville who helped in many ways throughout the GLBTQ community. The fund assists GLBTQ youth facing homelessness to be able to pursue their dream of continued education and career advancement.

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