the sleeping beauty in the wood
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

the sleeping beauty in the wood

Justin Leaf plays the title role in the collective unconscious performance production of the sleeping beauty in the wood.

Directed by David Hanzal with text by Katharine Sherman, this adult adaptation of the classic fairy tale has two initial work-in-progress showings at Savage Umbrella on Thursday, April 7 and Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm.

The full production will be presented at the Red Eye Theater in December 2016.

Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée
Feb
12
Feb 14

Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in all its torrid glory with Mistress Ginger and her hunky band of heartthrobs. Ginger croons while you swoon to the strains of George Gershwin, Stevie Wonder, and Britney Spears, filtered through a klezmer beatboxing thingamajig. This sparkling mishmash of music and dance evokes a V-Day gone wild, straddling ribald and romantic, tawdry and tender, sassy and classy. Be Ginger’s Valentine and let her send you giddy and gleaming into an eternal lovefest.

Presented by Junkyard Theater

The Band: Charlie Smith on piano and guitar and Dustin Jensen on drums

Directed by Joey Clark

  • Friday, February 12 at 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
  • Saturday, February 13 at 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
  • Sunday, February 14 at 7pm (Doors at 6pm)

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

 

 

Billie & Billy
Nov
30
Dec 1

Billie & Billy

Mistress Ginger sings the music of jazz legends Billie Holiday and Billy Strayhorn in this spellbinding centennial tribute. With her very own jazz trio, the Junkyard Jive, Ginger takes on the classic tunes that Holiday and Strayhorn brought to life, everything from “God Bless the Child” to “Lush Life.” Soaring with melodies, sprinkled with dance, and brimming with stories, this cabaret show will transport you to an intoxicating world, somewhere between Billie and Billy.

The Junkyard Jive: Rick Carlson, piano and musical direction; Keith Boyles, bass; Nathan Norman, drums

Sunday, November 29 & Monday, November 30 at 7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)

$15/$10 at the door or with Fringe button

To reserve tickets, call 612-825-8949 or visit bryantlakebowl.com.

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

Billie & Billy
Nov
29
7:00 pm19:00

Billie & Billy

Mistress Ginger sings the music of jazz legends Billie Holiday and Billy Strayhorn in this spellbinding centennial tribute. With her very own jazz trio, the Junkyard Jive, Ginger takes on the classic tunes that Holiday and Strayhorn brought to life, everything from “God Bless the Child” to “Lush Life.” Soaring with melodies, sprinkled with dance, and brimming with stories, this cabaret show will transport you to an intoxicating world, somewhere between Billie and Billy.

The Junkyard Jive: Rick Carlson, piano and musical direction; Keith Boyles, bass; Nathan Norman, drums

Sunday, November 29 & Monday, November 30 at 7:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)

$15/$10 at the door or with Fringe button

To reserve tickets, call 612-825-8949 or visit bryantlakebowl.com.

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

 

 

Portland VegFest
Nov
14
Nov 15

Portland VegFest

Mistress Ginger gives a cooking demo and signs copies of her cookbook, Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone.

Portland VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone!

Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR
TICKETS: $8 admission/day; Kids 12 and under free; $5 with valid student ID




 

Twin Cities Veg Fest
Nov
1
10:00 am10:00

Twin Cities Veg Fest

Mistress Ginger gives a cooking demo and signs copies of her cookbook, Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone.

Twin Cities Veg Fest offers lots of amazing food, great speakers, and cooking demos. This festival welcomes everyone, whether omnivore, vegetarians, or vegan.

FREE to the public!

Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Fargo-Moorhead VegFest
Oct
18
10:00 am10:00

Fargo-Moorhead VegFest

Mistress Ginger gives a cooking demo and signs copies of her cookbook, Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone.

The first annual Fargo-Moorhead VegFest is FREE to attend and features exhibitors selling and sampling food, speakers, and vegan cooking demos.

Moorhead Center Mall, Moorhead, MN

Broadway, Circa 1986
Sep
26
10:00 pm22:00

Broadway, Circa 1986

Join Mistress Ginger on a cabaret cruise through the 1980s, when Broadway was teeming with shoulder pads, roller skates, and frisky felines. With Joey Clark on piano, Ginger lets loose on all your show-tune faves, including hits from Cats, Phantom, Les Miz, and more. Listen up! Your Mistress is calling.

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

$10 in advance or with Fringe button/$15 at the door

For tickets, call 612-825-8949 or visit bryantlakebowl.com.

Broadway, Circa 1986
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

Broadway, Circa 1986

Join Mistress Ginger on a cabaret cruise through the 1980s, when Broadway was teeming with shoulder pads, roller skates, and frisky felines. With Joey Clark on piano, Ginger lets loose on all your show-tune faves, including hits from Cats, Phantom, Les Miz, and more. Listen up! Your Mistress is calling.

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

$10 in advance or with Fringe button/$15 at the door

For tickets, call 612-825-8949 or visit bryantlakebowl.com.

 

9x22 Dance Lab
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

9x22 Dance Lab

Justin presents new choreography in the September edition of this monthly dance showcase. "Ginger Come Lately" is performed as Mistress Ginger with the music of Billy Strayhorn. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together.

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis

TICKETS: $6 - 15, sliding scale; call 612-825-8949 or visit bryantlakebowl.com

 

The Harvest Cabaret
Sep
12
7:30 pm19:30

The Harvest Cabaret

Mistress Ginger returns to Patrick's Cabaret! In this curated cabaret event, Ginger performs an excerpt from "Broadway, Circa 1986" with pianist Matthew Curney. The evening of diverse performance features 10 artists and a spectrum of music, dance, poetry, and short film.

Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

TICKETS: $8 in advance from the artists or $10 at the door (cash or check only)

The Harvest Cabaret
Sep
11
7:30 pm19:30

The Harvest Cabaret

Mistress Ginger returns to Patrick's Cabaret! In this curated cabaret event, Ginger performs an excerpt from "Broadway, Circa 1986" with pianist Matthew Curney. The evening of diverse performance features 10 artists and a spectrum of music, dance, poetry, and short film.

Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

TICKETS: $8 in advance from the artists or $10 at the door (cash or check only)

 

Tuesday Night Confessions: From Bessie to Brazil
Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Tuesday Night Confessions: From Bessie to Brazil

On the last Tuesday of every month, Mistress Ginger reveals a twilight confessional in song, from blues to Broadway to bebop and beyond. Musical gems are strewn together to create magical evenings that transcend high kicks and melodic licks. Prepare to be dazzled.

Mistress Ginger serves up a spectrum of song, from the blues of Bessie Smith to the grooves of the Brazilian bossa. With Charlie Smith on the piano, Ginger takes you on a musical journey sung from the heart and scintillating with soul.

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Tickets: $10, call 612-825-8949 or visit bryantlakebowl.com
 

Uptown Pride Block Party
Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Uptown Pride Block Party

Mistress Ginger performs with the Dykes Do Drag crew between 7:45 and 8:20pm. Catch her singing her heart heart out with a selection from "Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Love Songs to Turn Up the Heat."

Bryant Ave. & Lake Street, Minneapolis

Dykes Do Drag
Jun
18
Jun 20

Dykes Do Drag

Mistress Ginger performs in this edgy performance art cabaret comprised of queers of all genders and orientations. Get your tickets in advance. This one tends to sell out!

Thursday, June 18, Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20

10:00pm (Doors open at 9:30pm)

RESERVE TICKETS

Tuesday Night Confessions: Broadway, Circa 1986
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Tuesday Night Confessions: Broadway, Circa 1986

On the last Tuesday of every month, Mistress Ginger reveals a twilight confessional in song, from blues to Broadway to bebop and beyond. Musical gems are strewn together to create magical evenings that transcend high kicks and melodic licks. Prepare to be dazzled.

"Cats," "Phantom" and "Les Miz" are some of the guilty pleasures that you’ll be treated to in this month’s edition of Tuesday Night Confessions. With Matthew Curney on piano, Mistress Ginger transports you back to the 1980s, when Broadway was thriving with gorgeous melodies, high drama, shoulder pads and roller skates.

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Tickets: $10, call 612-825-8949 or visit bryantlakebowl.com