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Music
Live Music Fest
February 24, 2017 | Friday | 6-9PM
$3 Cover

 

Live performances by multi-genre young musicians. Check out middle-, high school, and college-aged musicians performing live on stage. Live-Music-Fest is the only all-ages venue for teen performers in the Twin Cities!
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Workshop
Dance Workshop with Michael Sakamoto
March 1, 2017 | Wednesday | 5-6:30PM | Free
This workshop is open to dancers, theater-makers, and movement enthusiasts wishing to explore Butoh, Hip-Hop, and more. All participants get a free ticket to the Saturday performance of FlashDress for movement.
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Dance
Flash
Written, Choreographed, and Performed by Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto
March 3-4, 2017 | Friday-Saturday | 7:30PM

A Hip Hop / Butoh dance duet addressing the intersection of urban and environmental crisis, social resistance, and identity. More Info



 

 
Workshop
Master Movement Workshop in House Dance
With Rennie Harris
March 3, 2017 | Saturday | 1-2:30PM | $5-25

Learn and explore the rigorous technique rooted in House and the cultural context of Rennie Harris' work rooted in Hip Hop. This is a master level adult class intended for intermediate and advanced movement artists. All participants get a free ticket to the Saturday performance of Flash.
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Teen
Open Stages
March 27, 2017 | Monday | 6-9PM

Free
Open Stages is a free show hosted by youth performers, for youth performers at the Intermedia Arts Theater! The stage is yours ... What will you share?

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Literary
Queer Voices

An LGBTQIA+ Reading Series
Curated by Andrea Jenkins and John Medeiros
March 28, 2017 | Tuesday | 7:30PM


The longest running series of its kind in the nation, Intermedia Arts’ Queer Voicesreading series has been creating a safe space for LGBT writers and audiences to explore the day-to-day material of life without internal or external censorship for nearly a decade. More Info




Multidisciplinary
UNDERBELLY
Experimental, Multidisciplinary Works Featuring Emerging Ideas and Artists
April 7-8, 2017 | Friday-Saturday | 7:30PM

Intermedia Arts’ multidisciplinary, artist-centered performance series returns this Spring with a Hip Hop theater experiment by TruthMazea collection of songs and stories from the mouth of a candy witch by Emily Zimmer, and an interdisciplinary one-woman show sifting the elusiveness of Black Girl Magic by Vie BohemmeMore Info



Music
Live Music Fest
April 28, 2017 | Friday | 6-9PM
$3 Cover

Live performances by multi-genre young musicians. Check out middle-, high school, and college-aged musicians performing live on stage. Live-Music-Fest is the only all-ages venue for teen performers in the Twin Cities!
More Info






Performance
Testify!
By Shá Cage with Jayanthi Kyle
May 20, 2017 | Saturday | 1PM
Sliding Scale $5-25

Testify! is a theatrical work in progress exploring truth-telling and testimony using puppetry, song, and story. More Info






Dance
You, Myself, and Others
Featuring Ananya Chatterjea and  Marcus Young
May 20, 2017 | Saturday | 4PM
Sliding Scale $5-25

A participatory experience based in Ananya Chatterjea and Marcus Young's respective practices in contemporary Indian dance in the social justice movement and behavioral art as expression of belonging and community. This participatory dance takes place outdoors. More Info





Literary
Queer Voices

An LGBTQIA+ Reading Series
Curated by Andrea Jenkins and John Medeiros
May 23, 2017 | Tuesday | 7:30PM


The longest running series of its kind in the nation, Intermedia Arts’ Queer Voicesreading series has been creating a safe space for LGBT writers and audiences to explore the day-to-day material of life without internal or external censorship for nearly a decade. More Info






Teen
Open Stages
May 28, 2017 | Monday | 6-9PM

Free
Open Stages is a free show hosted by youth performers, for youth performers at the Intermedia Arts Theater! The stage is yours ... What will you share?

More Info






Film
Brown CINEMA Café: Waist Up - Short Films About Youth
June 1, 2017 | Thursday | Free, but RSVP Required
6:30PM | Music Mixer + Snacks
7PM | Film Screening


June's Brown CINEMA Café features a series of short films created by and about youth.





PAST SHOWS + EVENTS

Dialogue
5x10 Circle
August 18, 2016 | Thursday | 4-6PM

5 people talk and 10 people listen. Then mix. Then repeat. Join us to offer perspective, engage in dialogue, and come together to listen and learn. Sign up to be a contributor/listener.









Film
Brown CINEMA Café: Selections from theAmerica Now! Film Programme

Presented in partnership with IFP Minnesota and Tru Ruts
August 30, 2016 | Tuesday | 6:30PM
August’s Brown CINEMA Café features selections from the America Now! Film Programme which premiered at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland. More Info






Dialogue
5x10 Circle
September 1, 2016 | Thursday | 8-9AM

5 people talk and 10 people listen. Then mix. Then repeat. Join us to offer perspective, engage in dialogue, and come together to listen and learn. Sign up to be a contributor/listener.








Healing Event
Carry the Stones

An Interactive Visual Art Installation
By Ellen Hinchcliffe
Healing Ritual: September 22, 2016 | Thursday | 7PM
Installation Dates: September 22-25, 2016 | Thursday-Sunday


A living installation for grief and healing. More Info 






Music + Spoken Word
NuSkein Jazz Ensemble

Featuring J. Otis Powell, Davu Seru, and Donald Washington
September 22, 2016 | Thursday | 7:30PM

Sliding Scale: $5-25 per person

These three artists create work around the transformation and identity shifts that occur throughout life, producing new skin and enlightened consciousness. More Info



 


Cabaret
P
2P Outta The Park

Power to the People pop up exhibition and cabaret
Co-presented by RARE Productions

September 23, 2016 | Friday | 6:30PM
Sliding Scale: $5-25 per person

For the past 15 years, this intentional people of color performance space has lived within the framework of Twin Cities Pride. Don't miss this rare opportunity featuring Queer and Trans artists of color, by artists of color! More Info




Interactive Performance
The (Fabled) Life and (Imaginary) Death of Eric F. Avery

Created and Performed by Eric F. Avery 
September 24, 2016 | Saturday | 6:30PM
Sliding Scale: $5-25 per person

Join the fictional (or maybe not-so-fictional) guide Eric F. Avery as he does his best to navigate the changing landscape of an unsure world. From celebrating at his wedding, to creating a new civilization, to witnessing his death(s), audiences experience and share in the rituals, milestones, and moments that connect us. More Info

 

 

Film
The Sankofa Film Festival: Shorts

Films from the African Diaspora
Presented by Tru Ruts and Intermedia Arts in partnership with IFP Minnesota, the MSP Film Society, and the Walker Art Center

September 24-25, 2016 | Saturday-Sudnay | 2PM
Sliding Scale: $5-25 per person

The Sankofa Film Festival features films that showcase narratives of the divergent and dynamic stories of Black life in the US and internationally. Saturday's program For the Fam features short films for families and younger audiences. Sunday's program Lens Afrique features short films from the Diaspora. More Info





Literary
Queer Voices

An LGBTQIA+ Reading Series
Curated by Andrea Jenkins and John Medeiros
September 27, 2016 | Tuesday | 7:30PM

Suggested Donation

The longest running series of its kind in the nation, Intermedia Arts’ Queer Voicesreading series has been creating a safe space for LGBT writers and audiences to explore the day-to-day material of life without internal or external censorship for nearly a decade. September's readers include Dale Gregory Anderson, Wendy Brown-Báez, Alan Lessik, and Ralph Winkelmeyer. More Info



 
 

Teen
Up And Out: Revolution of Self
October 1-2, 2016

Free
A free, multidisciplinary festival celebrating the artwork and identities of LGBTQIA+ youth. More Info




 



Reception
Skin(s) Exhibit Reception
October 21, 2016 | 6:30PM

Skin(s) is an exhibition of artworks by Minnesotans who express multi-dimensional identities from Dakota, Ojibwe, Ponca, Lakota, Navajo, and other indigenous nations. These paintings, prints, sculptures, and films ​​revealing the power and diversity of urban Native artists.
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Dance
Skin(s)
October 21-23, 2016 | 7:30PM

$15 in advance, for students and seniors | $12 at the door
Skin(s) shares the beauty and diversity of how urban Native people identify, examining the contradictions, pride, joy, pain, and sorrow that arise out of our multi-dimensional identities.
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Film
FREE CECE!
October 29, 2016 | Saturday | 8PM
$7 Advance, Student, Senior | $9 at the Door
On her way to the store with a group of friends, CeCe McDonald was brutally attacked. While defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists committed to exploring the role race, class, and gender played in CeCe’s case. In the end, CeCe emerged not only as a survivor, but also as a leader. This documentary pushes past the everyday narratives of victimhood surrounding the lives of transgender people, to spotlight the way CeCe and other trans people are leading a growing movement fighting for the rights of transgender people everywhere.

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Family
Family Art Day in Celebration of Día de los Muertos

Dia de Arte Familiar en Celebración del Día de los Muertos
October 30, 2016 | Sunday | 12-2:30PM
30 de Octubre, 2016 | Domingo | 12-2:30PM

Suggested Donation | Donación Sugerida

Join visual artists, performers, musicians, storytellers and more at this bi-annual, family-focused event! All ages and abilities welcome! Participen conartistas visuales, músicos, danzantes, narradores de cuentos y más en este evento bi-anual enfocado en la familia! Todas las edades y habilidades son bienvenidas! Presented in partnership with Tlalnepantla Arts' Festival de las Calaveras. | Parte del Festival de las Calaveras de Tlalnepantla Arts 


 

Performance
UNDERBELLY
Featuring Magnolia YSY, Queen Drea, and brianne a. hill
November 4-5, 2016 | Friday-Saturday | 7:30PM
$12 Advance, Student, Senior | $15 at the Door
A multidisciplinary, artist-centered performance series featuring a new movement piece by Magnolia YSY, a multidisciplinary investigation of depression by Queen Drea, and a theatrical experience exploring identity and freedom by brianne a. hill. More Info | Get Tickets



 

 
http://www.pangeaworldtheater.org/indigenous-voices-sings

Performance
Indigenous Voices Sings

Part of Pangea World Theater’s Indigenous Voices Series
Curated by Oyate Hotanin and Indigenous Roots
Co-presented by Pangea World Theater and Intermedia Arts
November 19, 2016 | Saturday | 7:30PM
November 20, 2016 | Sunday | 2:30PM

Indigenous begins with the Creator and ends with Infinity. A cabaret-style performance curated by Indigenous Roots and Oyate Hotanin for the 16th year of Pangea World Theater’s Indigenous Voices Series. More Info | Get Tickets

 

 

Teen
Open Stages
November 21, 2016 | Monday | 6-9PM

Free
Open Stages is a free show hosted by youth performers, for youth performers at the Intermedia Arts Theater! The stage is yours ... What will you share?

More Info







Literary
Queer Voices

An LGBTQIA+ Reading Series
Curated by Andrea Jenkins and John Medeiros
November 22, 2016 | Tuesday | 7:30PM


The longest running series of its kind in the nation, Intermedia Arts’ Queer Voicesreading series has been creating a safe space for LGBT writers and audiences to explore the day-to-day material of life without internal or external censorship for nearly a decade. More Info


 

Performance
#sayhername

Performed by Shá Cage
Directed by E.G. Bailey

November 28, 2016 | Monday | 6:30PM and 8:30PM
 

#sayhername is an immersive, multi-sensory theater performance in response to our media-saturated contemporary times against the backdrop of racially motivated violence against women. Theater, puppetry, song and testimony tell the story of a girl named womyn who demands that somebody, anybody say her name! More Info | Get Tickets


 


Reception
Dimensions of Indigenous &
Cultural Identity Politics

Curated by Gordon Coons, Ojibwa, Lac Courte Oreilles, and Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, Xinka-Lenca, El Salvador
Presented in partnership with Ce Tempoxcalli, and Electric Machete Studios
November 28, 2016 | Tuesday | 5:30-6:30PM

Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Dimensions of Indigenous and Cultural Identity Politics curated by Gordon Coons, Ojibwa, Lac Courte Oreilles, and Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, Xinka-Lenca, El SalvadorMore Info
 

Tour
Behind the Walls

Free
December 15, 2016 | Thursday | 5:30-6:30PM
Join us for an inside look at the art and artists of Intermedia Arts. This is a free, one-hour tour where you'll learn more about Intermedia's mission, values, history, and future while meeting artists, staff, youth and more. More Info | RSVP




 

Film
Brown CINEMA Café: Women's Work
Co-presented with Tru Ruts
December 15, 2016 | Thursday | 6:30PM Mixer + Snacks | 7PM Film Screening
FREE
December's Brown CINEMA Café will feature a series of short films created by and about women. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the full line up! More Info





Music 
Live Music Fest
December 16, 2016 | Friday | 6-9PM
$3 Cover

Live performances by multi-genre young musicians. Check out middle-, high school, and college-aged musicians performing live on stage. Live-Music-Fest is the only all-ages venue for teen performers in the Twin Cities!
More Info





Literary
Queer Voices

An LGBTQIA+ Reading Series
Curated by Andrea Jenkins and John Medeiros
January 24, 2017 | Tuesday | 7:30PM


The longest running series of its kind in the nation, Intermedia Arts’ Queer Voicesreading series has been creating a safe space for LGBT writers and audiences to explore the day-to-day material of life without internal or external censorship for nearly a decade. More Info



 

Teen
Open Stages
January 27, 2017 | Friday | 6-9PM

Free
Open Stages is a free show hosted by youth performers, for youth performers at the Intermedia Arts Theater! The stage is yours ... What will you share?

More Info




 

Film
Sunakali

Directed by Bhojrat Bhat
February 3, 2017 | Friday | 7:30PM
February 4, 2017 | Saturday | 2PM 

$7 in advance | $9 at the door | $5 for groups of 8 or more

A documentary film telling the story of a group of teenage girls in Nepal’s most remote district, Mugu, who overcome towering obstacles to pursue their passion of playing soccer. 
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Performance
In the Kitchen: BLACKapella

February 19, 2017 | 7-10PM

BLACKapella is a unique opportunity to celebrate true lyricism during Black History Month. Hosted by S.W.A.G.G. (Super Women Achieving Great Goals) as part of the In the Kitchen series, BLACKapella aim to leave the audience edified, inspired and proud to be BLACK.
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Reception
FOOR Folx

February 23, 2017 | 6-8PM

Twin Cities artists and community leaders Adja Gildersleve, Anna Min, and Tina Cho explore the experiences of FOrmerly PoOR Folx in personal, cultural, and historical contexts. Join artists and curators as we celebrate the opening of this new exhibition. Guests will enjoy food, connect with artists, and view a short documentary film.
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ABOUT THE CATALYST SERIES
The Catalyst Series is a platform for transformative, socially engaged new work. Through performing, media, and visual arts, the Catalyst Series sparks lasting dialogue in provocative and visionary ways, showcasing work by artists whose voices are in motion. The series offers a pathway for traditionally underrepresented artists, emerging local changemakers, and projects that ignite innovation.


 


These presentations are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.