Feb 21, 2013- Hip Hop Against Homophobia, Soul Beautiful, Queer Voices, MPLSFF


Fresh Fruit Celebrates Black History Month 

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Guests: Kaoz, Jess Pierce, Ozzy Dahlstrom, John Medeiros, Kaira Hogle


Kevin Kaoz Moore, hip hop artist

Hip Hop Against Homophobia, Curated by Guante

FEATURING: Guante, See More Perspective, Kaoz, Desdamona, DJ Saul Goode, Poet Aimee Renaud

After a wildly successful series of shows around MN (including St. Cloud, Brainerd, Northfield and more) leading up to the marriage amendment vote, the HHAH concert series returns to Minneapolis at Patrick’s Cabaret. Featuring LGTBQ-identified artists and straight allies, established hip hop acts and up-and coming artists, music to make you dance and lyrics to make you think, HHAH is all about breaking boundaries, highlighting collaboration and having fun!

Patrick’s Cabaret, Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm


Jess Pierce, singer/songwriter from Soul Beautiful & Ozzy Dahlstrom, Manager/Producer, Limerick Media

Soul Beautiful is a 5-piece R&B group featuring the vocals of Jess Pierce. Jess Pierce. Jess is an African-American lesbian who works at a youth shelter during the day and pursues her musical dreams at night. 

Soul Beautiful on Facebook


John Medeiros, co-curator of Queer Voices reading Series

 For more than 9 years, Intermedia Arts' Queer Voices reading series has been creating a safe space for GLBT writers and audiences to explore the day-to-day material of life without internal or external censorship. Curated by John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins, Queer Voices is the longest running series of its kind in the nation.

FEATURING : Alison Bergblom Johnson, Aaron Lichtov, Lane McKiernan, Barbara MacKay Simmonds 

February 26, 2013, 7PM at Intermedia Arts


Kaira Hogle, Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival Director

The MPLSJFF Celebrates 20 years! It endeavors to present the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world on themes of Jewish culture and identity. It is through contemporary film that we move beyond our usual boundaries to experience different ideas, cultures and lifestyles.

MELTING AWAY, Minnesota Premiere!, Thursday, March 14 at 7pm, Sabes JCC Theatre

"Melting Away" is a heartfelt Israeli drama follows the story of a Tel Aviv family drawn into crisis after the parents discover their son is secretly a cross-dresser and expel him from home. Years later, when the father is diagnosed with cancer, the family is reunited when the son, now a young woman earning a living as a cabaret singer, reappears in their lives. Melting Away is the first Israeli feature film dealing with parents learning to understand their transgender child. Directed by Doron Eran I Israel 2011 I 86 minutes I Hebrew with English subtitles Producers: Doron Eran, Moshe & Leon Edri, Billi Ben Moshe

Full Film Festival- FEB 28 - MAR 17, 2013

Sabes Jewish Community Center