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Patrick's Cabaret says goodbye, temporarily

Patrick’s Cabaret, which has been a site for figurative and literal cutting edge work for the past 16 years, including this hip hop dance by Amirah Sackett, is down to its final week in its home in a former firehouse adjoining the Third Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department.

The building was sold and the cabaret has to vacate the premises.

Patrick’s will move on Saturday, 3-7 p.m., to offices at Intermedia Arts while it plots its future. They’re seeking volunteers to help with the move (contact coordinator Mike Curran,

In the meantime, executive artistic director Scott Artley has announced that Patrick’s has “gone fishin’ for June,” to return with programming in the fall.

In that fallow time, Harry Waters, a performer and chair of the theater department at Macalester College, will lead an effort to re-imagine the company’s future.

Patrick’s also has been picked to participate in ArtsLab, a program in which it will do strategic planning with peer organizations.

As it reorganizes, Patrick’s also will seek new members for its board and advisory committee. Contact

Aretha Franklin postpones Saturday concert at Treasure Island Casino



While Queen Bey had to wait out a threat of lightning this week before performing at TCF Bank Stadium, the Queen of Soul has postponed her show Saturday at Treasure Island Casino due to illness.

Aretha Franklin has an undisclosed illness. Her agent told Treasure Island officials that a rescheduled date will be announced in the coming weeks and will most likely be in the fall.

Aretha, 74, who last performed in the Twin Cities at the State Fair in 2014, maintains a limited touring schedule, partly because she travels via bus since she reportedly has a fear of flying. She has two concerts scheduled in June, two in July and one in August.

Beyonce, of course, travels by private plane for her 41-concert Formation World Tour of stadiums.

Treasure Island officials said Aretha tickets can be held for the rescheduled concert or refunds are available at place of purchase.