12/20/2012 Fresh Fruit


Scott Breyfogle, Mitch Marks, Quatrefoil Library

The Quatrefoil Library, one of the oldest GLBT lending libraries in the country, is moving to the new Spirit On Lake building located at S. 13th Ave and East Lake Street in Minneapolis. Spirit On Lake is an LGBT senior affordable apartment house scheduled to open in 2013. It is the brainchild of Barbara Satin, a 78 year old transwoman and member of Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ, whose members helped initiate the project. Spirit On Lake is the first of its kind for LGBT seniors in the upper Midwest and will have 46 one and two-bedroom apartments. The project is a collaboration between the non-profit developer PRG Inc and Everwood Construction with continued involvement by members of Spirit of the Lakes Church.


Cat Brindisi, actress, singer


Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, a co-production presented by Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust and directed by nationally acclaimed director Peter Rothstein, The  musical is based on the Giuseppi Verdi opera and tells the dramatic love story between Radames, the captain of the Egyptian army, and Aida, the captured Nubian princess.

Pantages Theatre, January 3, 2013 to January 27, 2013


Philip Bither, Senior Curator of Performing Arts

Out There 25: Reality/Identity/Myth

Over the past 25 years, Out There has brought startling, vital, provocative, and often joyous new forms of theatrical expression to the Twin Cities. Beginning as a modest two-weekend series held during the depths of Minnesota’s winter at the Southern Theater, Out There grew into a full-fledged monthlong festival featuring new global performances, workshops, dialogue sessions, salons, and other activities. In 2013, audiences will see how theatrical artists today are interrogating the form of theater itself, blurring lines between reality and theatrical fiction, exploring the creation and transformation of identity, and reimagining the mythic.

Walker Art Center, every weekend in January 2013


Keith “Margie” Pederson, creator, author, HIV activist & Ryan Colt, creator, photographer

Face Off HIV is a project intended to bring the rich and diverse stories of Minnesotans living with HIV and AIDS to a living document beginning with a coffee table book, and then use multimedia and the Internet to communicate these stories. By doing so, it will demonstrate that HIV is preventable and that those living with HIV or AIDS are everyday folk. This is ultimately a project to educate and support people living with or affected by HIV. A percentage of all proceeds will go to benefit the Aliveness Project in Minneapolis.

Creators: Keith Pederson & Ryan Coit
, Photography by Ryan Coit
, Cinematography by Brittany Gustafson
, Directed and Produced by Richard Louprasong

Promo trailer 


Donovan Harmel, Secretary/Treasurer of Out Twin Cites Film Fest

Out Twin Cites Film Fest hosts Monthly Movie Nights as well as a yearly festival. The proceeds are split 50/50 with a different local GLBTQ-not-for-profit each month. Out Twin Cites Film Fest celebrates the diversity of the community through the art of cinema by producing an annual Film Festival showcasing Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Filmmakers.



Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed, DDC, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky & Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit 3rd Thursday Theme
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self release
Dixie Treichel, producer - Spirit On Lake, LGBT Senior Housing
Album: 10,000 Fresh Voices, MN Legacy Project; Label: KFAI
Elton John and Tim Rice; Sherie Rene Scott, vocalist - Every Story Is A Love Story (Reprise)
Album: Aida (2000 Original Broadway Cast) ; Label: Walt Disney Records
Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer; Original Australian Cast - It’s Raining Men
Album: Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical [Original Australian Cast Recording] ; Label: Rhino Records
Cass Elliot - New World Coming
Album: Dream A Little Dream: The Cass Elliot Collection; Label: MCA
Scott Breyfogle & Mitch Marks - Quatrefoil Library board members
Topics: Quatrefoil Library moves to Spirit on Lake in Minneapolis
Cat Brindisi - actress, singer
Topics: Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice directed by Peter Rothstein at Pantages Theater
Philip Bither - Senior Curator of Performing Arts
Topics: Out There celebrates 25 years at the Walker Art Center
Keith Pederson & Ryan Coit - Face Off HIV creators
Topics: Face Off HIV book and multi-media project
Donovan Harmel - Out Twin Cities Film Fest board member
Topics: Out Twin Cities Film Fest Monthly Movie Nights