Dec, 20, 2012-Scott Breyfogle, Mitch Marks, Cat Brindisi, Philip Bither, Keith “Margie” Pederson, Ryan Coit, Donovan Harmel

Fresh Fruit, December 20, 2012, 7-8pm

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Guests: Scott Breyfogle, Mitch Marks, Cat Brindisi, Philip Bither, Keith “Margie” Pederson, Ryan Coit, Donovan Harmel


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. Promo trailer 

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

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..