5/19/2011 Fresh Fruit

 

Dixie Treichel & John Townsend, hosts

Mary Finnerty, director
OPUS
Park Square Theatre
May 6-May 29, 2011

A celebrated string quartet has their backs against a wall on the eve of their White House debut. They’ve had to replace their violist with gifted, inexperienced Grace, who’s never played Beethoven's difficult Opus 131. OPUS explores the power and pettiness of collaboration... and what a girl's gotta do to play with the big boys. Dorian and his lover Elliot, the first violinist of the quartet, have frequent outbursts, which have slowed the quartet’s progress to the point that Dorian is fired because he "steals" an expensive Lazara violin that was given to the group and is played by Elliot.

Jeffrey Peterson, co-choreographer/co-director
Fe/Male
Intermedia Arts
Thursday June 2nd, 8pm Preview (pay what you can)
Friday - Saturday June 3rd and 4th at 8pm
Sunday June 5th at 4pm

Fe/Male choreographically hypothesizes on gendered power, intimacy, and joy. Repeating the same dances twice: once by an all-female cast and once by an all-male cast, Fe/Male seeks to uncover our preconceptions about the nature of gender. Choreography and direction by Jeffrey Peterson and Melissa Rolnick.

David Cummers, Join the Impact
Harvey Milk Day March & Rally
Sunday, May 22 · 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet at 1pm @ Uptown Walker Library,
2880 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
1:00PM Meet at Walker Library in Uptown and march to Loring Park
2:00PM Rally in the Park

Celebrate Harvey Milk's birthday to remember him and other important figures from the LGBTQ rights movement, and demonstrate to Minneapolis that there is a strong movement in the Twin Cities fighting for full equality/safety/freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. Bring your own sign, banner, drum etc to the march.

Confirmed speakers include Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak, and LGBT political leaders like Councilmember Gary Schiff, Senator Scott Dibble, Representative Karen Clark. Youth leader Sean Simonson, Representatives from OutFrontMN, MN-NOW, Marriage Equality Minnesota, Javier Morillo-SEIU President local 26, local faith leaders, outspoken advocates from Greater Minnesota, and other LGBT heroes and leaders from our community! Music by Minnesota Freedom Jazz Band, Wild Colonial Bhoys, David Kottke, and Khari Jackson poetry slam champion.

Bill Burleson, Writer, activist

Author of Bi America:Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community

His newest book, Avenue of the Lost and Found is eight vignettes of life on the seedy side, framed around one particularly infamous block in Minneapolis at a very particular time, 1979. While the situations and characters are fiction, the places are real, famous and notorious.


Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed,DD/C, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit Theme 3rd Thursdays
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self release
Romanovsky Phillips - Homophobia
Album: Trouble in Paradise; Label: Fresh Fruit
Zoë Lewis - Harvey
Album: Sheep; Label: Dog Called Dog Productions
Nhojj - Fighting for Love
Album: Someday Peace,Love,Freedom; Label: Nhojj
MJ Kroll - Believe
Album: Resonate; Label: Rocknkroll Records