Cocktails at the Castle, the “museum party done right,” returns to the American Swedish Institute with Chroma Craze
This fall bash is inspired by the bold colors and progressive perspective of the Gudrun Sjödén – A Colourful Universe exhibition, drawing energy from the renowned Swedish fashion/textile designer’s vibrant installations displayed throughout the Turnblad Mansion. We're spinning the color wheel for an indoor/outdoor celebration chock full of live music and performance with plenty of hands-on activities. FIKA Café is serving fine food and cocktails. It's a night full of chromatic craziness.
The night kicks off with music by the FiAMMA Disco Queens, followed by Tacky Annie’s irresistible, indie mash-up of rhythmic bass, cello quartets and electro-driven poetry and Mina Moore’s mixed groove of soul, R & B and pop. Stir the color waves with the Bollywood Dance Scene and hook up with the Science Museum of Minnesota for a color burst experiment. Juxtaposition Arts will be doing live mural painting and there will be a photo booth on site. Pair your FIKA food and crafted cocktails with a Swedish Åh Snaps drinking song session and you have yourself a party. Top the night off toeing the dance line with Hennepin County Disco Authority.
An encore performance!
Truly one of the greatest records of its time, Back to Black almost perfectly captures the soul and wit of the extraordinary singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse. Juxtaposing coloquial-ridden lyrics with the retro sound of Black American soul music, the London born singer left an impact and legacy that will not readily be shaken.
In the 12 years since its release, Back to Black and Ms Winehouse have inspired musicians and music lovers around the world, singer-songwriter Mina Moore not excluded. The idea to perform the record in its entirety from start to finish came to a reality shortly after Moore performed with Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar) as part of his tribute to soul legend Sam Cooke. “I had been dreaming of performing Back to Black with a big, full band for over a year, “ says Moore. “In between sets at the Dakota with Har Mar, I noticed a cocktail on the menu called ‘Amy Winehouse.’ I gave the universe a wink, and we booked the show.”
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 8:30 :: Music 9pm :: 21+
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show
Doors Open – 7:00 | Music Starts – 7:30
You can do amazing things at the library – like enjoy live music and craft beer in the middle of the stacks. Come get LOUD at the Library this winter in downtown Saint Paul with local bands and local brews. Tickets help support all the amazing things you can do at the library.
All attendees over 21 who bring a current library card from any system will receive one free beer, courtesy of sponsor Summit Brewing.
$8 AT THE DOOR
Royal Blood, a monthly dance night curated by femme artists Haley McCallum & Serita Colette featuring powerful wymyn in the dj scene whose reputation to elevate will make you sweat! This monthly dance night is for all those who desire to move their illustrious essence in a space without having to navigate a world that doesn’t see us. Dance. Respect. Sweat. Consent. Laugh. Breathe. Repeat.
Ultra Suede is a collective of sorts, music and art at its roots, production team as branches, but also a commune of ideas under the umbrella of its symbol, protection. The point is to create an atmosphere of creativity and build a community. Its purpose is to create and cultivate an environment of culture. It is a protected place for artists and thinkers to collaborate and grow. Protection X Connection.
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$25 IN ADVANCE/$30 AT THE DOOR
PRESENTED BY LIVE NATION
Fresh off a two-week tour in France, Anonymous Choir brings you a special performance as a quartet. We will sing our tributes to the Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, plus several original songs written by Nona Invie. Her solo 7 inch record will be available here for purchase.
Joined by Mina Moore, a singer-song writer from Minneapolis. Her music draws from that of her upbringing, leaning heavily on soul, R&B, and inevitably, pop. Like so many of us, Mina's pallet is ever growing, and her live performances aim to educate as much as entertain. She and her band have opened for some of their greatest influences, including Haitus Kaiyote, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Morris Day & The Time. Mina Moore will release her debut album this spring.
$8 advance/$10 doors
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist.
From the publisher about “Light of the World”:
Elizabeth Alexander found herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband’s death, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss.