2nd Annual Lit Crawl - The Loft Presents Life Advice from Poets
Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

2nd Annual Lit Crawl - The Loft Presents Life Advice from Poets

Adulting can be hard. Life advice can help. Submit and ask your Big Life Questions to our panel of esteemed poets who will enlighten, amaze, or at least make you laugh with their responses.  www.loft.org

Free!

Trapeze (next door) at Barbette
1600 W Lake Street, Mpls

Lit Crawl MN boasts a roster of local authors, artists, and performers at 10+ different events that range from readings, improv, games, interactive story-building, and a hands-on workshop. A celebration of the vibrant literary scene in the Twin Cities, this lively crawl will have something for everyone.

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2nd Annual Lit Crawl - Word Sprout Presents Story Slam MN! Crawl
Sep
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

2nd Annual Lit Crawl - Word Sprout Presents Story Slam MN! Crawl

Join some of the best competitive storytellers in the Twin Cities for a hilarious set of real life stories. Stories of crawling home at the end of the night, crawling up the hope ladder of dreams, slinking away in shame and more. Entertainment at it's best. www.wordsprout.org.

Free!

Trapeze (next door) at Barbette
1600 W Lake Street, Mpls

Lit Crawl MN boasts a roster of local authors, artists, and performers at 10+ different events that range from readings, improv, games, interactive story-building, and a hands-on workshop. A celebration of the vibrant literary scene in the Twin Cities, this lively crawl will have something for everyone.

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2nd Annual Lit Crawl - Beep Boop Laugh Cry presented by Button Poetry
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

2nd Annual Lit Crawl - Beep Boop Laugh Cry presented by Button Poetry

The Twin Cities are a hub for some of the most exciting and viral poetry on the internet. It turns out all that writing is even better live! Help us celebrate the physical source of all that digital love! These are poems that will make you laugh, cry and everything in between.  Presented by Button Poetry.

Free!

Trapeze (next door) at Barbette
1600 W Lake Street, Mpls

Lit Crawl MN boasts a roster of local authors, artists, and performers at 10+ different events that range from readings, improv, games, interactive story-building, and a hands-on workshop. A celebration of the vibrant literary scene in the Twin Cities, this lively crawl will have something for everyone.

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2nd Annual Lit Crawl - Making Im/Migrant Joy in the North
Sep
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

2nd Annual Lit Crawl - Making Im/Migrant Joy in the North

A handful of funny and smart Twin Cities-based writers of color (all born and raised outside of Minnesota) will read from their work and chat about how they conjure joy as artists and members of various literary communities.

Participants - Roy Guzmán, Su Hwang, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Sun Yung Shin, and Jordan Thomas

Free!

Trapeze (next door) at Barbette
1600 W Lake Street, Mpls

Lit Crawl MN boasts a roster of local authors, artists, and performers at 10+ different events that range from readings, improv, games, interactive story-building, and a hands-on workshop. A celebration of the vibrant literary scene in the Twin Cities, this lively crawl will have something for everyone.

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2nd Annual Lit Crawl - Black Poets on Building A Spaceship to Get the Fuck Out
Sep
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

2nd Annual Lit Crawl - Black Poets on Building A Spaceship to Get the Fuck Out

An evening of conjuring and creation as we travel with 2 poets to other worlds in black time and space. In 2017 America we need spaces that are centered on conjuring other worlds this event will be a stomping ground for such work. Come join us as we search for magic through lines and language to celebrate, survive and fight.  Readings by Keno Evol and Fatima Camera.  Presented by Black Table Arts.

Free!

Trapeze (next door) at Barbette
1600 W Lake Street, Mpls

Lit Crawl MN boasts a roster of local authors, artists, and performers at 10+ different events that range from readings, improv, games, interactive story-building, and a hands-on workshop. A celebration of the vibrant literary scene in the Twin Cities, this lively crawl will have something for everyone. 

 

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MSP Magazine Restaurant Week
Feb
19
to Feb 24

MSP Magazine Restaurant Week

Celebrate the best of Twin Cities dining with a week's worth of great deals in the Twin Cities' trendiest and best restaurants.  Barbette is featuring a 2 course lunch for $15 and 3 course dinner for $30. Menus below!

Now taking reservations for Winter Restaurant Week!  Call 612.827.5710.

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B-Lectric: A Celebration of Art and Light
Jan
29
4:30pm 4:30pm

B-Lectric: A Celebration of Art and Light

Barbette and Northern Spark present B-Lectric: A Celebration of Art and Light.  Featuring outdoor projections and film screenings on ice, DJ Jake Rudh (89.3 The Current and Transmission), Art Shanty Projects, Infiammati Fire Circus, Indeed Beer, a whiskey & bourbon winter cocktail bar, oysters, kefta, and more!  This is a FREE and ZERO WASTE EVENT!  

Through careful planning and the participation of everyone attending, this event can generate no waste.  By eliminating, reusing, recycling and composting all the discards generated here, we are greatly reducing our impact on the environment!

A big thanks to our event partners Indeed Brewing, BeamSuntoryCity Pages89.3 The CurrentThrifty HipsterYelp, and Uptown Association!

B-Lectric is proudly part of The Great Northern Festival, 10 days of signature events and new programming in the Twin Cities.  Showcasing the North at its wintery best, this collaborative festival aims to give residents and visitors a reason to get outside, get active, and enjoy the incredible winter season.

Northern Lights.mn, the producers of the Northern Spark festival, sees winter as a defining key to our cultural imagination, one that must be cherished even as its existence is threatened by global climate change.  For B-Lectric, Northern Lights will construct custom ice walls that at sunset will become projection screens for a variety of light-based projects. Highlights include Joshua McGarvey's Ice Fall-Feel the Change, which allows audiences to feel glaciers calving as they lean back into sound beds, and a documentary compilation by local curator Graci Horne, which will showcase new footage from the ongoing pipeline resistance at Standing Rock, North Dakota.

Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which relatively unregulated public spaces can be used as new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of what art can be.  B-Lectric will feature a sample of shanties that will be part of the On-Ice Program each weekend from February 4-26 in White Bear Lake.

Chef Shanty (Artist: Jeremy Bue) - This shanty, inspired by cooking and craft, brings art and food together with interactive projects, demonstrations and tastes in one inspired space.  At B-Lectric, Chef Shanty will combine art & food featuring maple syrup lollipops made on site, winter libation samples and a creative outlet to warm your artistic soul.

The Dance Shanty (Artists: Brady Clark, John Each, Bethany Hall, John Pederson, Stu Ralston, Mike Rasmussen, Jake Ryan) - Dancing, a universal language, seeps into the corners of our beings not touched by light, but rather felt by sound and vision.  We open our floor to all and continue to break down boundaries between strangers through dance.

Sensa-station Story Shanty (Artists: Krista Beier, Andy Fischer, Laura Olson, Asfia Rizwy) - A sensory experience with two unique dreamscapes.  One is soft, wispy and whimsical.  The other is a rough landscape much like Martian territory; spiky, sharp and corroding.  Following the exploration of the rooms, participants will engage in community story writing, inspired by the environments within the shanty.

Vehicle of Expression (Artists: Valerie Borey, Matthew Everett, Christine Jaspers, Jaymee Kjelland, Elizabeth Snowden) - A shanty with a literary bent: a vehicle for writers and readers of poetry, drama, and literature in its many forms.  The bus will be host to a variety of writing activities, readings, and even theatrical performances.

 

 

 

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