Schedule

All evening events are ticketed. All daytime discussions are FREE and open to the public.
All events are held at the Red Eye Theater unless otherwise noted.

FRI JUL 28 


HAPPY HOUR 4pm
Kick off the weekend at a low key happy hour with other artists and audience members. Location TBD.

WELCOME 6pm

COMEDY
THIS | Adrienne Truscott 7pm
Adrienne Truscott presents an unapologetically feminist one-woman comedy about the female body that is as funny as it is brash.
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CABARET
LALA CABARET | Hosted by Paige Collette
9pm
Paige Collette hosts an evening of short work an eclectic group of local artists. Grab a hotdog and a PBR from the cooler and settle in.
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SAT JUL 29


ACTIVITY
ARTIST SPEED DATING 10am
Coffee, donuts, and 1-on-1s with each of the artists in LALA Festival.

ARTIST TALK
Mtume Gant 
10:30am

ARTIST TALK
THE BURDEN OF IDENTITY: I PREFER NOT TO | Jess Barbagallo 
10:45am

DISCUSSION
MAKING…THINGS…AND MAKING THINGS 11am
A frank group discussion about art, making art, and making art in America in 2017. Why do we keep retelling the same stories? How do we tell and support new stories? What is the role of live art in a digital culture? How do we grow together as artists and audiences?

LUNCH BREAK 1:30pm
Explore the Walker Sculpture Garden or Minneapolis’ famous Eat Street on your way to Fresh Oysters Performance Research, 512 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

ARTIST TALK (AT FRESH OYSTERS PERFORMANCE RESEARCH)
LESSONS FROM THE WILD BORE | Adrienne Truscott
3:00pm

DISCUSSION (AT FRESH OYSTERS PERFORMANCE RESEARCH)
CRITICS, CRITIQUES, AND CRITICISM
3:30pm
Let’s get Minnesota mean! Local artists Shannon Gibney, Jason Ballweber, and Sheila Regan join the group to discuss the structures underlying modern criticisms, how we decide what is good, how feedback changes our perceptions and priorities as artists, when and how we use art to critique culture, how artists can better handle giving each other feedback, how social media changes formal and popular criticism, and how our lessons in handling and using criticism might be helpful tools to teach to the general public in this socio-political moment.

INSTALLATION
SPIRITUS | Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin
 All Evening
Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin capture text as a volume of breath.
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DANCE
THE PAINTED FACTORY | SuperGroup
 7pm
SuperGroup’s exploration of canonical movements and current events.
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FILM
WHITE FACE | Mtume Gant
8:15pm
Visually-striking satirical short film about a man who hates his Black skin and all the hardship that comes with it.
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COMEDY
THIS | Adrienne Truscott 
9pm
An encore performance by Adrienne Truscott.
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COCKTAILS 11pm
Artists mingle at a local restaurant. Location TBD.

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SUN JUL 30


DISCUSSION
ART & FAMILY 
10am
A conversation about the intersection of art and family. How do we better support parents of small kids who are working artists? How do we help kids engage with challenging ideas from art and culture? How do we live creatively as families? In what was do kids become collaborators/challenges when making things? Presenting artist Jessica Almasy talks about her work, and her son Ben, and how the two have impacted each other. Family Tree Clinic’s executive director, Alissa Light leads a dialogue about how to talk to children about current events, and teaching children about activism. Alissa’s daughter Ada will also be there with her protest signs. Kids are welcome, and will be making signs of their own while parents participate in the discussion.

LUNCH 12pm
A light lunch will be provided for festival pass holders and presenting artists.

VIRTUAL REALITY
SPACES FOR HEALING |
 LaJuné McMillian 12pm
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FILM
WHITE FACE | Mtume Gant
12:30pm
Visually-striking satirical short film about a man who hates his Black skin and all the hardship that comes with it.
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READING
THE WOMAN, DESTROYED or HOW TO [NOT] GET PUNCHED IN THE FACE | Jessica Almasy
 1pm
Playwright/performer Jess Almasy reads her new play about being an alien mom.
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READING
ANALOG INTIMACY | Jess Barbagallo
 1:30pm
Local Twin Cities performers read playwright Jess Barbagallo’s new play.
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CLOSING PARTY 5pm (AT BOX FACTORY)
Come to the creative studio of organizers Chantal Pavageaux and Billy Noble to continue the conversation at a backyard cookout with local DJs. How can home and work spaces interweave? How do we live and find space to make things? How do we pay for living, space and making things? Local presenting artists SuperGroup and Springboard for the Arts executive director Laura Zabel discuss money and local funding models, and Houston-based presenting artists Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin introduce their work and their shared studio space, Box 13.

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(Schedule subject to change.)