Cut the Cheese: A Night of Laughs and Storytelling
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Cut the Cheese: A Night of Laughs and Storytelling

Your Mistress is telling stories! Read all about it:

It might be cheesy, but it’s true - breaking up is hard to do. More people than ever are considering a plant-based diet for their health and the planet. But research shows cheese is the hardest addiction to break.


Don’t worry, curd-lovers, help is here. Join us for an evening of story-telling, wisdom-sharing and a few laughs from those who’ve bravely cut the cheese for good.

Hosted by comedian Bruce Leroy Williams (Minnesota’s “2017 Artists of the Year” by City Pages and featured on Comedy Central's “Hart of the City”).

Storytellers (more to be announced):
Dotsie Bausch: Olympic Medalist, 8x USA Cycling National Champion & 2x Pan American Champion
Mistress Ginger: Cabaret Diva and plant based cookbook author from the Twin Cities
Dr. Milton Mills: Associate Director of Preventive Medicine with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave — Episode 4
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave — Episode 4

Mistress Ginger is going LIVE on Facebook, and you're invited!

For the fourth episode, "Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave" promises to be very gay indeed. Ginger is joined by two of her very favorite boy toys: Oron Stenesh and Joey Clark. Both are performers, and Joey is a director, too. You may have seen them in some touring musical, on the cabaret stage, or even at a nursing home.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, tune in via Mistress Ginger’s Facebook page at 8pm CST on Sunday, November 18. And be sure to follow Ginger's page so that you get a notification when they go live.

In each episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends," Ginger meets up with a different Twin Cities artist down in the Gay Bat Cave (Ginger’s dressing room). They chat about their creative adventures, answer your burning questions, and then talk about god knows what else. After all, it’s live—anything could happen. (!!!)

If you're a Twin Cities artist who'd like to be interviewed for a future episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends," contact Ginger at ginger@mistressgingercooks.com. Don't be shy. Mistress Ginger is an equal opportunity showgirl.

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Dykes Do Drag
Nov
15
to Nov 17

Dykes Do Drag

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

Mistress Ginger brings a couple sizzling songs to this wild and uproarious variety show.

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 15
Friday, November 16
Saturday, November 17

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Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave — Episode 3
Oct
22
8:00 PM20:00

Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave — Episode 3

Mistress Ginger is going LIVE on Facebook, and you're invited!

For the third episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave," Ginger meets up with singer-songwriter Mary Bue.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, tune in via Mistress Ginger’s Facebook page at 8pm CST on Monday, October 22. And be sure to follow Ginger's page so that you get a notification when they go live.

In each episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends," Ginger meets up with a different Twin Cities artist down in the Gay Bat Cave (Ginger’s dressing room). They chat about their creative adventures, answer your burning questions, and then talk about god knows what else. After all, it’s live—anything could happen. (!!!)

If you're a Twin Cities artist who'd like to be interviewed for a future episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends," contact Ginger at ginger@mistressgingercooks.com. Don't be shy. Mistress Ginger is an equal opportunity showgirl.

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A Night with Mistress Ginger
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

A Night with Mistress Ginger

Come on out for an evening of soulful music and good laughs. Mistress Ginger be singing up a storm with Franco Holder on the keys. She might even throw a fan kick in there.

Stop by anytime. No reservations necessary.

The Black Hart (formerly the Town House)
1415 University Avenue West, St. Paul

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Storytime with Mistress Ginger
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Storytime with Mistress Ginger

Children of all ages are invited to spend a magical hour with Mistress Ginger at the Minneapolis Central Library. With her everlovin' brand of glitter and glam, she'll be reading aloud colorful stories to inspire love, laughter, and imagination. Some of her stories are songs, and Franco Holder will be there to provide piano accompaniment.

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The Twin Cities Veg Fest After-Party
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

The Twin Cities Veg Fest After-Party

For the Twin Cities Veg Fest 21+ After-Party, Ginger and her band are serving up the songs of the pop-rock goddesses you know and love. Think Stevie Nicks, Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Pink and more. With Franco Holder on keys, Jenny Case on bass, and Dustin Jensen on drums.

Mary Bue plays the first set, and then Ginger and band take the stage. With DJ Wagz mixing tunes here and there.

Learn more about the after-party at tcvegfest.com.

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Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave — Episode 2
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave — Episode 2

Mistress Ginger is going LIVE on Facebook, and you're invited!

For the second episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave," Ginger meets up with Cassandra Snow, freelance writer, tarot reader, and Artistic Director of Gadfly Theatre Productions.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, tune in via Mistress Ginger’s Facebook page at 7pm CST on Sunday, September 9. And be sure to follow Ginger's page so that you get a notification when they go live.

In each episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends," Ginger meets up with a different Twin Cities artist down in the Gay Bat Cave (Ginger’s dressing room). They chat about their creative adventures, answer your questions, and then talk about god knows what else. After all, it’s live—anything could happen. (!!!)

If you're a Twin Cities artist who'd like to be interviewed for a future episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends," contact Ginger at ginger@mistressgingercooks.com. Don't be shy. Mistress Ginger is an equal opportunity showgirl.

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Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave — Episode 1
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave — Episode 1

Tune in for the launch of Mistress Ginger’s Facebook Live video series, “Mistress Ginger & Friends: LIVE from the Gay Bat Cave.”

In each episode, Ginger meets up with a different Twin Cities artist down in the Gay Bat Cave (Ginger’s dressing room). They'll dish about upcoming projects, answer your questions, and then talk about god knows what else. After all, it’s live—anything could happen. (!!!)

For the premiere episode, Ginger meets up with one of her besties, David Hanzal, Artistic Director of Collective Unconscious Performance. They’ll talk about David's upcoming theatre piece, “Le Cirque Féerique," sip cosmos, nibble on cupcakes, and have some unrehearsed repartee. Bring your questions!

Whoever you are, wherever you are, tune in via Mistress Ginger’s Facebook page at 4pm (CST) on Sunday, August 5. And be sure to follow Ginger's page so that you get a notification when they go live.

If you're a Twin Cities artist who'd like to be interviewed for a future episode of "Mistress Ginger & Friends," contact Ginger at ginger@mistressgingercooks.com. Don't be shy. Mistress Ginger is an equal opportunity showgirl.

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Tarot Readings with MG at Planet Glitter
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Tarot Readings with MG at Planet Glitter

Mistress Ginger is giving tarot readings at this hot Pride party! Little did you know, aside from being a cabaret diva, she's a sometimes sorceress at your service. The readings are free, but tips are appreciated!

Planet Glitter w/ Gaga-Rama + Asia O'Hara

Three floors of glitter filled fun!

  • ROOFTOP: Gay anthems by DJ Fancy Restaurant + Pop-Up Drag with Asia O'Hara (RuPaul's Drag Race)
  • BASEMENT: Gaga-Rama. All GAGA. All Night. Pop-Up Drag. Music by DJ IZZIE P
  • FIRST FLOOR: Glitter makeovers, chill zone and tarot readings!

21+

RESERVE TICKETS

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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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