Coming Attractions 660: The Pulse Gets Stronger


Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist, guitarist and songwriter. Photo courtesy of Crooners Supper Club

As we reach September in the year 2020, we are actually starting to see some normalcy. Some of our favorite places are starting to surface again, with proper social distancing guidelines. Whether it’s being six feet apart and wearing a mask, or streaming an event from home that is brought to you by a theatre here in the Twin Cities, they are slowly coming. Organizations are getting more and more creative on how they can connect with their patrons, and it’s lovely to see. 

Daleko Home Invasion
Daleko Art
Through 2020 – 2021 season

Daleko Arts is one of the first companies I’ve seen that may truly be onto something in the age of the COVID pandemic. They have recently launched Daleko Home Invasion, a virtual subscription box. Each month, subscribers will get a “box” that is sent to their email. The box will include a variety of things each month, like produced readings of plays, a reality show, live readings of plays where actors are watching with you, Daleko After Dark, a cabaret series, and more! They even have taken the extra step to include a variety of content for all ages, whether that be children’s shows or more date night shows for the evening. Sign up at the link above!

The Music of Patsy Cline with Joyann Parker
Wednesday, September 9
Crooners Lakeside Cafe

I grew up listening to Patsy Cline. My dad is a huge fan so I knew all of her hits by heart by the time I was ten years old. For fathers day, my sister and I got him tickets to see Joyann Parker sing a tribute to Patsy Cline and he absolutely loved it. If the biggest Patsy fan gives her a stamp of approval, then she must be good. Parker has actually performed this similar concert over a dozen times at Crooners and continuously comes back by popular demand because she usually sells. Parker is a phenomenal vocalist and has her own jazz music on Spotify so you can give it a listen before the concert!

Dining In for Life
Thursday, Sept. 24
Restaurants across the Twin Cities

Established in 1991, Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraising event where communities come together to eat out at restaurants that are committed to donating a percentage of their profits to HIV/AIDS service agencies in their city. Due to the pandemic, this year they are encouraging people to participate by ordering online for pickup or delivery. This is an incredible program where you can also donate, volunteer, or sponsor.

Colin & Brad: Stream of Consciousness
Friday, Sept 11
Stream from Home

Originally, these two comedic and improv legends were set to come to MN in person but they’ve since moved their show online. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, from the long-running television series Whose Line Is It Anyway? will perform an all-new improv show via Zoom, that promises an interactive experience fueled by audience suggestions. One ticket allows viewing for one device, so the whole family can watch!

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