Guest-Curated Cabarets

Anything But English

Building on the first Anything But English event produced by Patrick's Cabaret in 2015, we're partnering with Pangea World Theater to bring a brand new energy to this truly multicultural cabaret. Anything But English invites artists whose first language is Anything But English to present work about mother tongues, global appetites, and the ways we are lost (and found) in translation. Produced in partnership with Pangea World Theater, and curated by Pangea's own Sarah Tan.

Lightning Rod


Socially engaged performance created and performed in a single week—THEATER in a FLASH!

“An artist is a lightning rod, and has a responsibility to catch that electricity in the listen to the world and provide opportunities for reflection, perspective, catharsis, resistance. This is our protest.” - Guest Producer Kat Purcell


Come join us for a TWO NIGHT event! A super ensemble of black queer magic!

Be in the room as we cultivate volume in black literature that celebrates black queer life. This event is a collaboration between BlackTableArts and Patrick's Cabaret, and will take place at the Phoenix Theater in South Minneapolis. You will hear from eight brilliant black queer writers. We invite you to participate in an evening of conjuring and creation as we travel with these poets to other worlds in black time and space.


Following two years of successful events thanks to a partnership with VSA Minnesota, the state organization for arts and disability, the third iteration of this annual cabaret for performance artists with disabilities will be guest curated by storyteller Alison Bergblom Johnson. People with disabilities have rights laid out in such legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These phrases may, as unlikely as it may seem, come tripping off our tongues as people with disabilities.

Nativeret: “Chases the Dream”

An evening of native humor, music, poetry spoken word, and dance.

A performing art pow wow with a full range of native artists, young and old. Host Tom LaBlanc ‘Old Dakota’ performing poetry. Isabella LaBLanc will join her father with a fancy shawl dance. If you are a native come enjoy laughing and hear about yourself. If you are a non-native come and share, become a friend. Become a blood relation without shedding any blood.


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