ICON SAM: Temple Dances
Jun
14
to Jun 24

ICON SAM: Temple Dances

  • Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mistress Ginger appears in this historical, hysterical romp that takes place in the doorways, studios, alleys, and hallways of 528 Hennepin Avenue. Now The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, this building has been many things, most notably a Masonic Temple. The roaming show features choreography by award-winning local dancemakers Wynn Fricke, HIJACK, Lise Houlton, Judith Howard, Judith Brin Ingber, Sally Rousse, and others; and explores notions of transition and inclusiveness.

ICON SAM: Temple Dances is a traveling experience/promenade performance throughout the eight marbled floors of The Cowles Center. Due to the site-specific nature of the performance, there is very limited capacity for each show. RESERVE TICKETS

June 14-17; 21-24
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 6:00PM
Sundays at 3:00PM


 

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The Great, Big, (Gay, Happy, Spontaneous, Outrageous) Cabaret Show
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Great, Big, (Gay, Happy, Spontaneous, Outrageous) Cabaret Show

  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free performance featuring Mistress Ginger and an all-star lineup of dazzling musicians, actors, and cabaret performers. (Plus, Ginger debuts her new hairdo!)

To celebrate the run of Kinky Boots, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is turning The Marzitelli Foyer into a festive nightclub experience for a little “Music on the Mezzanine!”

The Great, Big, (Gay, Happy, Spontaneous, Outrageous) Cabaret Show will happen on two evenings, March 26 and 28. Each evening features a fresh lineup of artists as well as musical material. This outrageous affair will feature some of the area’s favorite musicians, actors, and cabaret performers, including Erin Schwab, Rachel Holder, Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Doug Anderson, and Mistress Ginger!

Musical director and pianist for the night will be Lori Dokken.

So mark your calendars and get ready for two phenomenal evenings featuring music made famous by some of our favorite artists, including Bette, Cher, Barbra, Judy, Lady Gaga — with a good dose of Broadway hits thrown in and a little song and dance!

No tickets necessary! In fact, the Ordway will be giving away some Kinky Boots tickets during the night to a few lucky patrons.  Guests will be able to purchase theme-inspired cocktails and some light food items.

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The Great, Big, (Gay, Happy, Spontaneous, Outrageous) Cabaret Show
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Great, Big, (Gay, Happy, Spontaneous, Outrageous) Cabaret Show

  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free performance featuring Mistress Ginger and an all-star lineup of dazzling musicians, actors, and cabaret performers. (Plus, Ginger debuts her new hairdo!)

To celebrate the run of Kinky Boots, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is turning The Marzitelli Foyer into a festive nightclub experience for a little “Music on the Mezzanine!”

The Great, Big, (Gay, Happy, Spontaneous, Outrageous) Cabaret Show will happen on two evenings, March 26 and 28. Each evening features a fresh lineup of artists as well as musical material. This outrageous affair will feature some of the area’s favorite musicians, actors, and cabaret performers, including Erin Schwab, Rachel Holder, Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Doug Anderson, and Mistress Ginger!

Musical director and pianist for the night will be Lori Dokken.

So mark your calendars and get ready for two phenomenal evenings featuring music made famous by some of our favorite artists, including Bette, Cher, Barbra, Judy, Lady Gaga — with a good dose of Broadway hits thrown in and a little song and dance!

No tickets necessary! In fact, the Ordway will be giving away some Kinky Boots tickets during the night to a few lucky patrons.  Guests will be able to purchase theme-inspired cocktails and some light food items.

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Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée

Mistress Ginger has got to find love—and fast! Valentine’s Day is almost here, and she’s not yet recovered from her last torrid affair. Now this cabaret diva is hosting a little soirée to make her mission known: heal the heart and find THE ONE. Could it be you? Straddling ribald and romantic, Ginger and her stellar band serve up a sparkling mishmash of story, song, and dance, guaranteed to send you giddy and gleaming into an eternal lovefest.


Lori Dokken, piano
Dustin Jensen, drums
Noah Welter, bass

Directed by Joey Clark

Presented by Junkyard Cabaret
in association with Actors Theater of Minnesota
 
Friday, February 9
Saturday, February 10
7:30pm
 
 
The Cabaret @ Camp
490 Robert Street North, St. Paul

 
General admission: $29
VIP reserved table: $39

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Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée

Mistress Ginger has got to find love—and fast! Valentine’s Day is almost here, and she’s not yet recovered from her last torrid affair. Now this cabaret diva is hosting a little soirée to make her mission known: heal the heart and find THE ONE. Could it be you? Straddling ribald and romantic, Ginger and her stellar band serve up a sparkling mishmash of story, song, and dance, guaranteed to send you giddy and gleaming into an eternal lovefest.


Lori Dokken, piano
Dustin Jensen, drums
Noah Welter, bass

Directed by Joey Clark

Presented by Junkyard Cabaret
in association with Actors Theater of Minnesota
 
Friday, February 9
Saturday, February 10
7:30pm
 
 
The Cabaret @ Camp
490 Robert Street North, St. Paul

 
General admission: $29
VIP reserved table: $39

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Dykes Do Drag
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Dykes Do Drag

  • The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of this wild variety show, Mistress Ginger sings two songs made famous by the legendary Dusty Springfield.

Dykes Do Drag features performers of all genders and orientations, celebrating an expanding continuum of gender expression and performance in the Upper Midwest for nearly 20 years. This edgy performance art cabaret features traditional Drag, burlesque, live music, boi-lesque, modern dance, video and visual art, and lip-syncing.

3 shows at 10pm!
Thursday, November 16
Friday, November 17
Saturday, November 18

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Facebook LIVE: Flaunt It
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Facebook LIVE: Flaunt It

Join Mistress Ginger for a LIVE Facebook event—direct from her dressing room (aka The Gay Bat Cave). She wants to talk to you about soup. And about earrings. And she will answer all your burning questions, which may include but are not limited to the following topics:
• Vintage glamour
• Jazz-pop cabaret
• Vegan nosh
• Flaunting it

Make sure to give Mistress Ginger's Facebook page a "LIKE" to get an alert when she goes live.

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Veg-End at the Linden Hills Farmers Market
Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

Veg-End at the Linden Hills Farmers Market

Find Mistress Ginger at the Linden Hills Farmers Market on Sunday, August 20. The "Veg-End" is their vegan weekend, featuring farmers, vegan foods, food trucks, chef demonstrations, and more!

Ginger will have cookbooks for purchase along with samples of her Moroccan Broccoli—just for you! Plus, she'll be looking as fabulous as ever. Come and get it!

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Mistress Ginger: Facebook Live!
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Mistress Ginger: Facebook Live!

A lady must LIVE! Mistress Ginger is hosting her very first LIVE Facebook event—direct from her dressing room (aka The Gay Bat Cave). She'll be making a couple big announcements and will answer all your burning questions, which may include but are not limited to the following topics:

• Vintage glamour
• Jazz-pop cabaret
• Vegan nosh

Make sure to give Mistress Ginger's Facebook page a "LIKE" to get an alert when she goes live.

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40 Ways to Flaunt It
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

40 Ways to Flaunt It

Join Mistress Ginger for a rousing evening of soulful song in the lounge at the Town House. With Lori Dokken on piano and Dustin Jensen on drums, Ginger serves up a delicious mishmash of jazz-pop cabaret to set your spirits free.

Through her stories and songs, Ginger shows you (at least!) forty ways to flaunt all that you are for all the world to see—because now is no time to hide! And the lovefest grows only more lovely when a blast from Ginger’s past comes to visit. (Who will it be?...)

This evening of cabaret coincides with the Northern Spark art festival, happening in neighborhoods along Metro Transit’s Green Line starting at sunset. Conveniently, the Town House is also located along the Green Line. Start off your night of magic with this evening of heart-opening music.

$5 cover
The Piano Lounge at The Town House Bar
Facebook event page

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Dykes Do Drag
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Dykes Do Drag

  • Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mistress Ginger sings two vintage songs in this wild variety show.

Dykes Do Drag are performers of all genders and orientations, celebrating an expanding continuum of gender expression and performance in the Upper Midwest for 18 years. This edgy performance art cabaret features the Twin Cities best as well as newcomers in traditional Drag, burlesque, live music, boi-lesque, modern dance, video and visual art, and lip-syncing in enticing and exciting hilarity.

3 shows at 10pm!
Thursday, April 20
Friday, April 21
Saturday, April 22

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Be My Nasty Valentine: Songs of Love and Liberation
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Be My Nasty Valentine: Songs of Love and Liberation

Mistress Ginger is on a mission. This fierce femme is gonna sing and dance her way into your hearts and into your pants, saving the world while she’s at it. With the one and only Lori Dokken on the keys and the Hunky Heartthrobs on bass and drums, Ginger takes you on a jazz-pop cabaret adventure celebrating the glorious nasty in us all. Yes, love does win, and Ginger’s here to prove it!

Mistress Ginger, vocals
Lori Dokken, piano
Dustin Jensen, drums
Noah Welter, bass

$15 at the door
$10 in advance or with Fringe button

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Be My Nasty Valentine: Songs of Love and Liberation
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Be My Nasty Valentine: Songs of Love and Liberation

Mistress Ginger is on a mission. This fierce femme is gonna sing and dance her way into your hearts and into your pants, saving the world while she’s at it. With the one and only Lori Dokken on the keys and the Hunky Heartthrobs on bass and drums, Ginger takes you on a jazz-pop cabaret adventure celebrating the glorious nasty in us all. Yes, love does win, and Ginger’s here to prove it!

Mistress Ginger, vocals
Lori Dokken, piano
Dustin Jensen, drums
Noah Welter, bass

$15 at the door
$10 in advance or with Fringe button

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Be My Nasty Valentine: Songs of Love and Liberation
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Be My Nasty Valentine: Songs of Love and Liberation

Mistress Ginger is on a mission. This fierce femme is gonna sing and dance her way into your hearts and into your pants, saving the world while she’s at it. With the one and only Lori Dokken on the keys and the Hunky Heartthrobs on bass and drums, Ginger takes you on a jazz-pop cabaret adventure celebrating the glorious nasty in us all. Yes, love does win, and Ginger’s here to prove it!

Mistress Ginger, vocals
Lori Dokken, piano
Dustin Jensen, drums
Noah Welter, bass

$15 at the door
$10 in advance or with Fringe button

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The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
Dec
2
to Dec 11

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

Mistress Ginger plays the title role in this adult adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Presented by collective unconscious performance

World Premiere
Directed and Designed by David Hanzal
Written by Katharine Sherman
Choreographed by Justin Leaf


Cursed at birth by an evil fairy, Beauty is destined to prick her finger and sleep for 100 years at the age of 16. But what were the dreams that Sleeping Beauty had before she woke up? Through her active dream-life, Beauty's fairy tale past is unspun from the deeply familiar and woven anew, as she experiences love, loss, and the possibility of a waking life. The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood is a new, ensemble-created performance work that integrates puppets, masks, movement, and music to evoke Beauty's dark, sensual, and subversive world of dreams.

Friday, December 2 at 8pm
Saturday, December 3 at 8pm
Sunday, December 4 at 7pm
Friday, December 9 at 8pm
Saturday, December 10 at 8pm
Sunday, December 11 at 7pm

The Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Twin Cities Veg Fest
Oct
29
to Oct 30

Twin Cities Veg Fest

 

Meet up with Mistress Ginger at Twin Cities Veg Fest. She'll be there throughout the weekend, autographing copies of her cookbook and selling her famed Gingersnatch Cookies. At 12:30pm, she'll rev your compassionate engine with an all-new presentation, Compassion with a Fan Kick, in which she'll delve into the glittering goodness of making kind choices—no matter who you are!

Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30, 11am - 4pm
Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
 

 

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Fargo-Moorhead VegFest
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Fargo-Moorhead VegFest


Meet up with Mistress Ginger at Fargo-Moorhead VegFest. She'll be there all day, autographing copies of her cookbook and selling her famed Gingersnatch Cookies. At 1pm, she'll rev your compassionate engine with an all-new presentation, "Compassion with a Fan Kick," in which she'll delve into the glittering goodness of making kind choices—no matter who you are!

Sunday, October 15, 10am - 5pm
Moorhead Center Mall, Moorhead, MN

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Hello My Name Is Mistress Ginger
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Hello My Name Is Mistress Ginger

Celebrating her 10th anniversary as a cabaret chanteuse, Mistress Ginger goes on a musical journey inspired by her colorfully checkered past. A mélange of soulful song and storytelling has Ginger retracing her steps from backwater showgirl to rockin’ dominatrix to cabaret diva. With the help of her band The Hunky Heartthrobs, Ginger reimagines classic tunes from the worlds of Jazz, Broadway, and Top 40, asking the age-old question: Who am I?

The Band:
Charlie Smith, piano
Dustin Jensen, drums
Noah Welter, bass

Directed by David Hanzal

Presented by Junkyard Theater at The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm)
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
$10 in advance/with Fringe button
$15 at the door
bryantlakebowl.com or 612-825-8949

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Hello My Name Is Mistress Ginger
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Hello My Name Is Mistress Ginger

Celebrating her 10th anniversary as a cabaret chanteuse, Mistress Ginger goes on a musical journey inspired by her colorfully checkered past. A mélange of soulful song and storytelling has Ginger retracing her steps from backwater showgirl to rockin’ dominatrix to cabaret diva. With the help of her band The Hunky Heartthrobs, Ginger reimagines classic tunes from the worlds of Jazz, Broadway, and Top 40, asking the age-old question: Who am I?

The Band:
Charlie Smith, piano
Dustin Jensen, drums
Noah Welter, bass

Directed by David Hanzal

Presented by Junkyard Theater at The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm)
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
$10 in advance/with Fringe button
$15 at the door
bryantlakebowl.com or 612-825-8949

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Lori & Ginger at The Town House
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Lori & Ginger at The Town House

Spend the evening with piano bar legend Lori Dokken and cabaret diva Mistress Ginger and let them delight you with two sets of song and off-the-cuff banter. Lori and Ginger will draw willy-nilly from their vast repertoire of tunes, a mix of pop, jazz, theater, and more.

For the first time ever, these two dazzling dynamos come together, and just in time for Pride!

$5 Cover

The Piano Lounge The Town House Bar
1415 University Avenue West in St. Paul
Free parking to the west of the building

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Dykes Do Drag 2016 Pride
Jun
16
to Jun 18

Dykes Do Drag 2016 Pride

Mistress Ginger performs in another round of Dykes Do Drag, a wild and woolly performance art cabaret comprised of queers of all genders and orientations. She'll be serving up a couple glittering numbers, and there will be lots of other naughty and bawdy bits on the program to celebrate Pride.

This show is sure to sell out. Get your tickets today!

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

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the sleeping beauty in the wood
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

the sleeping beauty in the wood

Mistress Ginger plays the title role in the collective unconscious performance production of the sleeping beauty in the wood.

Directed by David Hanzal with text by Katharine Sherman, this adult adaptation of the classic fairy tale has two initial work-in-progress showings at Savage Umbrella on Thursday, April 7 and Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm. Reserve tickets today!

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the sleeping beauty in the wood
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

the sleeping beauty in the wood

Mistress Ginger plays the title role in the collective unconscious performance production of the sleeping beauty in the wood.

Directed by David Hanzal with text by Katharine Sherman, this adult adaptation of the classic fairy tale has two initial work-in-progress showings at Savage Umbrella on Thursday, April 7 and Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm. Reserve tickets today!
 

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Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Mistress Ginger's V-Day Soirée

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in all its torrid glory with Mistress Ginger and her hunky band of heartthrobs. Ginger croons while you swoon to the strains of George Gershwin, Stevie Wonder, and Britney Spears, filtered through a klezmer beatboxing thingamajig. This sparkling mishmash of music and dance evokes a V-Day gone wild, straddling ribald and romantic, tawdry and tender, sassy and classy. Be Ginger’s Valentine and let her send you giddy and gleaming into an eternal lovefest.

Presented by Junkyard Theater

The Band: Charlie Smith on piano and guitar and Dustin Jensen on drums

Directed by Joey Clark

  • Friday, February 12 at 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
  • Saturday, February 13 at 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
  • Sunday, February 14 at 7pm (Doors at 6pm)

The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

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