Enjoy! December 2021

Enjoy! December 2021

A Kevin Kling Christmas

Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage

The Guthrie Theater presents Kevin Kling’s Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log at 7:30 p.m. Tue, Dec, 7 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets are $28 and on sale through the box office. Kling’s celebrated one-man show delivers hilarious, often tender stories that have delighted audiences around the country. Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log features the Brass Messengers, Simone Perrin and Dan Chouinard. All ticket holders must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and a valid photo ID to attend a performance at the Guthrie. Ticket holders under age 18 may provide a school photo ID or an official school document with the student’s name. Masks that securely cover the nose and mouth are required regardless of vaccination status. (A complete list of Guthrie requirements for masking, vaccination and testing is available at www.guthrietheater.org/health.

FFI: 612-377-2224, www.guthrietheater.org

Call for performers

Off-Kilter is a new community program of Off-Leash Area to highlight and support performance work by artists with disabilities. Artists are sought to present work at Off-Kilter Cabaret June 9, 10, 11 and 12 at the Barbara Barker Center for Dance at the University of Minnesota, a fully accessible black box theater with a floor-level stage. The event will include accessibility accommodations such as sign language interpreting, captioning and audio description, as well as current health protocols. Artist proposals are sought on the theme of “organ recital,” pieces should be five to 10 minutes in length and are due Feb. 14, 2022. Seven artists or artist groups will be selected. FFI: www.offleasharea.org/off-kilter. 

2022 Arc Gala

The Arc Minnesota has set its gala date for March 5, 2022 at the Depot, Mpls. Save the date and join in for a night of celebration, acknowledgement, and commitment. Proceeds support Arc and its many statewide advocacy efforts and activities. Plan to attend the Arc Gala in person by purchasing tickets, or attend virtually for no charge. Tickets start at $175. Sponsorships available. FFI: www. https://arcminnesota.org/

Open Flow Forum

The Artists with Disabilities Alliance meets via Zoom 7-9 p.m. the first Thu of the month. Upcoming dates Thu, Dec. 7 and Jan. 6. Virtually join artists with disabilities and supporters to share visual art, writing, music, theater and artistic efforts or disability concerns. Facilitators are Tara Innmon, Kip Shane and Springboard for the Arts. The gatherings are fully accessible. Anyone needing special accommodations should contact Andy Sturdevant at host organization Springboard for the Arts. Funding is available for access needs. FFI: 651-294-0907, resources@springboardforthearts.org

Less to Enjoy!

Restrictions have eased in the entertainment world, but with the spike in COVID-19 cases, arts organizations are making contingency plans. It’s more important than ever to check on events and activities before heading out.

Some of the museums, arts and theater groups that typically have listings in the Access Press Enjoy! calendar have moved to online services or are offering in-person services with social distancing and safety measures. Others are offering their art in-person. Please check with a venue or organization before making plans. Check to see what classes and performances are offered online. See what is available through the Minnesota Access Alliance and its calendar, at https://mnaccess.org/