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Laughing Liberally, Saturday at the Ordway

I got an email via the Minneapolis Drinking Liberally mailing list about a Laughing Liberally event this Saturday at the Ordway.

(I’ve never actually attended a Drinking Liberally event, but it seems interesting in theory.)

(Laughing Liberally “showcases the brightest progressive comedians from across the nation.”)

So I read the email and I was all, “That’s nice. Wait, that’s in St Paul, not Minneapolis. RNC ongoing? Traffic? Anyway.” In spite of that gut reaction, I clicked through to the Ordway’s Laughing Liberally event page and saw that my man Baratunde Thurston is going to be performing. Dude, you didn’t even tell me you were going to be here!

So, if you like your comedy and your progressive politics all mixed up together, this should be worth a trip to St Paul during the RNC (in case you, like me, were trying to stay far far away from it).

Saturday, August 23, 2008
$15.00 (plus fees)

Purchase tickets by calling the box office at 651.224.4222
Or online at Promo Code: DRINK

Make sure you use the promo code, whether you call or order online. My girlfriend bought ours today and found out those seats are normally $45. Ticketbastard charges still apply.

This is part of the Ordway’s Urbanites series, so you can also use the promo code URBAN, though I don’t know how much of a discount that is.

(And yes, I know that the RNC doesn’t actually start until September 1.)

Twin Cities for RENT

That’s right, we’re to be more for RENT than anywhere else in the country. Rent, the musical that is. It’s returning to St. Paul for its eighth visit, whose Ordway Center for the Performing Arts holds the record for the number of times hosting the show. Each time it comes, some of the shows sell out, but there are still tickets available this time around. It’s a short visit, only showing from the 17th to the 22nd of June (that’s Tuesday through Sunday), before continuing on to Stamford, CT. If you’re a fan of American Idol, Anwar Robinson, one of the finalists from Season 4 is in the cast, as well as the winner of South African Idol, Heinz Winckler. Kevin McCollum, the producer of Rent, is the former president of the Ordway Center, from 1995-2002, when he stepped down to become the artistic producer for the Ordway. I’m sure that means that the performances at the Ordway get that little extra touch, and why it keeps coming back here.

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