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Feb 14th

Zany Sample Night offers smorgasbord of area artistry

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samplenightSample Night Live presents its next monthly show Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at History Theatre in downtown St. Paul. A dozen arts organizations will offer ten-minute previews of upcoming or ongoing works. The first act, at 7 pm, is G-rated and family friendly. The second act, at 8:15 pm, is unrated and uncensored. Tickets to the show range from $5-$20, and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at (651) 788-5992. All performances are ASL interpreted.

Now in its third season, Sample Night Live connects high-quality local arts organizations to new audiences with a fun rock-and-roll-style show the first Wednesday of every month. Since its inception in 2008, Sample Night Live has connected more than 300 high-quality arts organizations with more than 4,000 new fans.

Audience members have the opportunity to opt-in to the mailing lists of organizations they like and are automatically entered to win free tickets to The Guthrie and The Ordway, as well as numerous other prizes contributed by the evening's performers. They also receive a swag bag filled with freebies and discount coupons to arts events across the Twin Cities. There are even special goodie bags for kids!

Sample Night Live's 2010 season is sponsored by Travelers and supported by the Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program, The F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Ecolab, Padilla Speer Beardsley, The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Western Bank, and the Saint Paul Foundation. More information about Sample Night Live and links to the websites of all past and current participating arts organizations are available at

Performance Line-up:

Hosted by: Lounge-asaurus Rex

House Band: The Smarts

Visual Arts Installation: Lauren Strom

A portion of the ticket sales from this performance will benefit The Human Rights Campaign

Act One - G-Rated - 7 p.m.

The 48 Hour Film Project (Film)

50Fifty Reel Challenge (Film)

Jazz Ensemble (Wonder Kids)

Lounge-asaurus Rex (Improv)

The Dregs (Vocal Ensemble)

Act Two - Unrated - 8:15 p.m.

Sam Cook (Spoken Word)

Twin Cities Jazz Festival (Jazz)

Skylark Opera (Classical Music)

Richard Griffith (Lutenist)

The Twin Cities Improv Festival featuring

The Mustache Rangers (Improv)

The Brutes (Rock Band)


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