Camp Cabaret Archive

Current Cabaret Shows

March 1

Presented by the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences
Doors at 6pm | Program starts at 7pm
Live music and an interactive bio-themed
game precede the program.

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street, Saint Paul, MN

Tickets:

Pay What You Can, $5 minimum
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

A different kind of science event. No Powerpoints. Just live music, trivia and lots
of lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts, exploring how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future.

A Revolution in the Making

Insights into new genetic engineering technologies with the potential to radically reshape medicine

Over the last decade, scientists made huge strides in boosting our ability to synthesize large fragments of DNA (i.e. genes) and use them to program living organisms. We can now design new genes on a computer and get them printed and shipped to their lab a few days later. This technology, coupled with tools that allow us to precisely edit the genomes of both simple and complex organisms, has the potential to reshape the way we think about life and nature, and opens the door to new treatments for cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and more. Our panel will discuss these scientific developments and their implications for the future of medicine and public health.  

Panelists include Michael Smanski (2015 Damon Runyon Breakthrough Scientist award recipient) who studies microbial genomes in search of natural products with medicinal value, viral immunology expert Ryan Langlois, and Heather Zierhut, associate director of the U’s Genetic Counseling graduate program.

Moderator: Alex Eilts

Bye Bye Liver, the Twin Cities Drinking Play, is a high octane comedy adventure centered around one of the Twin Cities’ favorite past times—drinking. With outrageous sketch comedies mixing drinks, interactive drinking games and male versus female inebriation, Bye Bye Liver is a play premised on the simple joys and complex consequences that indulging in a drink or two or three can bring.

Under the direction of John Haynes, director of the Creative Institute at Actors Theater, the Bye Bye Liver cast features a team of comedy stalwarts. The hour-and-15-minute show premiered in Nashville and was originally created by producer, writer and director Byron Hatfield.

Star Tribune says, “Show has been knocking them back”

City Pages says, “A-list event!”

TC Daily Planet says, “Bye Bye Liver hits the sweet spot”!








Back for Another Round!

See calendar for dates and times

Tickets:

General Admission: $24.50
Groups of 6 or more: $19.50
Groups of 10 or more: $14.50

BrownPaperTickets.com
or 800-838-3006

*MUST BE 21+

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

 






April 5

Presented by the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences
Doors at 6pm | Program starts at 7pm
Live music and an interactive bio-themed
game precede the program.

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street, Saint Paul, MN

Tickets:

Pay What You Can, $5 minimum
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

A different kind of science event. No Powerpoints. Just live music, trivia and lots
of lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts, exploring how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future.

Beyond Velcro

Taking cues from nature to design solutions to big challenges and drive innovation

Design inspired by biology is nothing new. Think Leonardo da Vinci’s “flying machines.” Or consider Velcro, an oft-cited example of “biomimicry,” which copies the clinging prowess of burrs. From sonar (bats) to nanowires (bacteria) to polyurethane swimsuits (shark skin), the list inventions premised on emulating patterns and processes that already exist in nature is long and getting longer. What’s new is the scale and complexity of the problems. Explore the bio-based approach informing innovative applications in far-flung fields from medicine to robotics and beyond.

Panelists include evolutionary biologist Emilie Snell-Rood, Marc Swackhamer, head of the U’s School of Architecture, and Abbendour Abbas, who leads the Biosensors and Bionanotechnology Lab.

Moderator: Limnologist Jim Cotner

February 1

Presented by the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences
Doors at 6pm | Program starts at 7pm
Live music and an interactive bio-themed
game precede the program.

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street, Saint Paul, MN

Tickets:

Pay What You Can, $5 minimum
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

A different kind of science event. No Powerpoints. Just live music, trivia and lots
of lively, curiosity-driven conversations on timely topics with University of Minnesota experts, exploring how biology affects our lives and what it means for our future.

Where Do We Go From Here?

The science, policy and politics of addressing and adapting to global-scale environmental change

Everything we do has an impact on the environment. Climate change is top of mind for many, but our carbon dioxide emissions are only the beginning of the story. The ecological outcomes of our activities take myriad forms and have far reaching implications. Add to the mix a new political landscape, and questions of how to mitigate our impact and adapt to the changes in climate, biodiversity, and nutrient availability take on a new urgency. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion about the science, politics and policy driving our complex relationship with our planet’s systems.

Panelists include ecologist Elizabeth Borer, co-founder of the Nutrient Network global ecology network, climate and energy policy expert Gabriel Chan, and Tracy Twine, who studies how our activities on land impact the atmosphere.

Moderator: Jessica Hellmann, director of the U’s Institute on the environment

Valentine’s Day:
February 14, 7:00 p.m.

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, Saint Paul, MN

Tickets

General Admission: $19.50
VIP Reserved Seating: $24.50
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006.

Bring your Valentine for an evening of love songs with:

Cookie Coleman, vocals
Adi Yeshaya, keys
Dave Karr, saxophone
Nathan Norman, drums
Tony Axtell, bass

Cookie Coleman has delighted audiences across the country with her cabaret performances. Singing jazz standards in a timeless fashion, she has performed in nightclubs and theaters including New York’s Greene Street, Catch A Rising Star and is a regular at the Dakota Restaurant in Minneapolis. She has also performed with the internationally renowned Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

For 10 years, Coleman led a 12-piece orchestra, Club Lucky. With that group she performed for distinguished guests such as Hillary Clinton and George Bush. The band opened for the great Aretha Franklin and performed for hundreds of corporate, special events and weddings.

As an award-winning event planner, Coleman has bridged her experience with events and music, combining her talents as a producer with her in-depth knowledge and love of music. Coleman has produced and performed in Pops shows for the Minnesota’s Orchestra Hall: “A Tribute to Movie Music”; “Frank Sinatra: The Songs and the Singer”; and “Songs of the Century.

Coleman has recorded 4 compact discs: I Thought About You; One Night In Paradise; Cookie Coleman Live and Chestnuts Live. About “I Thought About You”, critic Bob Protzman said “this may be the best recording to ever come out of the Twin Cities by anyone.”

March 3 - April 2, 2017

View calendar for dates and times

Tickets:

VIP Reserved Table Seating: $34.75
General Admission: $24.75
Reserved Table Seating for 8+: $24.50

BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

Location:

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

Flanagan is dead, but don’t be sad because remembering his life is all about laughs! Back by popular demand, it’s Flanagan’s Wake, the hilarious, interactive Irish funeral. Come celebrate the life of our dear friend, Flanagan, by hoisting a pint and joining in on the tales that unfold.

Join the villagers of the beautiful Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and toast the memory of one of their own. Pay your respects to glowering Mother Flanagan and to the poor grieving fiancée, Fiona Finn. Listen to a eulogy written by County Sligo’s best-known writer, Mickey Finn, and tip a pint with Brian Ballybunion, himself a weaver of tales. Share memories of your own experiences and misadventures with dear, old Flanagan, or simply enjoy the stories and songs of the locals as they recall Flan’s life. Cross yourself with the blessings from St. Gregory’s parish priest, Father Damon Fitzgerald, or cross your fingers that local pagan Kathleen Mooney doesn’t cast a spell on you. Mayor Martin O’Doul will preside over the proceedings with an iron hand (and a parched throat) as he leads in grieving as only the Irish can.

“A Great Party!”- Chicago Tribune
“Roisterous & Boisterous!” - L.A. Times
“A Hoot!” - The Boston Globe
“A great time…” - The Chicago Sun Times
“One of the funniest shows you’ll ever see”- NBC
“Crisp comic timing!” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge. This Christmas, it will be Scrooge's chestnuts roasting over an open fire...

Tickets:

General Admission: $19.50
VIP Reserved Seating: $24.50
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006.
For group rates and info, call 651-290-2290.

Location:

The Cabaret in Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, Saint Paul, MN

December 9 - 21

Friday, Dec. 9 at 10:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16 at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 8:00 p.m.
(ASL Interpreted Performance)

*This is a very adult production with strong language and not for those offended by modern roast humor. *Must be 18+

The Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge combines the oldest traditions from comedy—savagely mocking someone—and the holidays—imbibing in one too many ‘nogs and telling everyone what you really think. All the classic, beloved characters from A Christmas Carol finally get their chance to give Scrooge what’s coming to him in words that Charles Dickens never even knew.

Starring some of the Twin Cities’ funniest actors, this irreverent and raucous show is the perfect anecdote for those who prefer a little more spice and a little less nice to their holidays. This ain’t your average Christmas Carol!

“I had the best of times! Tis a far, far funnier thing than I did!” — Charles Dickens

“Exceeded even my expectations!” — Pip

“It was so funny, I peed my knickers!” — Mrs. Dickens

January 15–17, 2016

Friday at 7:00 pm
Saturday at 7:00 pm
Sunday at 4:00 pm

Tickets:

General Admission: $29.50
VIP Reserved Table Seating: $39.50
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006
Groups: Call 651-290-2290

Location:

Camp Caberet in the Camp Bar,
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

Renowned vocalist and actor Michael L. Walters takes the stage by storm in a unique, loving, and critically acclaimed parody of Dame Edna’s fabulous Broadway shows! This fun-filled evening of glamour, music, and side-splitting laughter features incredible glittering gowns, outrageous comedy, original musical numbers, and of course a floral finale with Edna’s signature gladioli! The show has been hailed as a “Theatrical tour-de-force” so get your tickets today!

Deer Camp: The Musical

This laugh-out-loud musical follows the guys from Elmwood, MN, on their annual hunting trip to deer camp where they do anything but hunt!

But this year is different; after 15 years of coming home with nothing but a hangover, the guys are under a threat from their wives to “get a deer or else.”

That means no more hunting trips if they come back empty handed again.

What to do: shoot one? Buy one? Steal one? They try it all with hilarious results!

January 8 - 30, 2016

See the calendar for specific performances

at the The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 North Robert Street, Saint Paul

TICKETS:

VIP Reserved Table Seating: $29.50 - $39.50
Reserved Seating: $24.50 - $29.50
BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006


February 26 - April 17, 2016

View calendar for dates and times

Tickets:

VIP Reserved Table Seating: $34.50
General Admission: $26.50
Reserved Table Seating for 8+: $24.50
General Admission for 8+: $18.50

BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

Location:

The Cabaret at Camp Bar
490 N Robert St, St Paul, MN 55101

Flanagan is dead, but don’t be sad because remembering his life is all about laughs! Back by popular demand, it’s Flanagan’s Wake, the hilarious, interactive Irish funeral. Come celebrate the life of our dear friend, Flanagan, by hoisting a pint and joining in on the tales that unfold.

Join the villagers of the beautiful Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and toast the memory of one of their own. Pay your respects to glowering Mother Flanagan and to the poor grieving fiancée, Fiona Finn. Listen to a eulogy written by County Sligo’s best-known writer, Mickey Finn, and tip a pint with Brian Ballybunion, himself a weaver of tales. Share memories of your own experiences and misadventures with dear, old Flanagan, or simply enjoy the stories and songs of the locals as they recall Flan’s life. Cross yourself with the blessings from St. Gregory’s parish priest, Father Damon Fitzgerald, or cross your fingers that local pagan Kathleen Mooney doesn’t cast a spell on you. Mayor Martin O’Doul will preside over the proceedings with an iron hand (and a parched throat) as he leads in grieving as only the Irish can.

“A Great Party!”- Chicago Tribune
“Roisterous & Boisterous!” - L.A. Times
“A Hoot!” - The Boston Globe
“A great time…” - The Chicago Sun Times
“One of the funniest shows you’ll ever see”- NBC
“Crisp comic timing!” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel