Urban Farmer's Almanac

Aug 18 - 20, 2017

Hosted and curated by Dan Chouinard.

Dan Chouinard hosts a variety show on creative living, raising food in the city, and the many ways of living a greener, earthier urban life. 

Through music, comedy, stories and interviews, the show aims to entertain and inspire a live theater audience, as well as a future radio audience that may listen to the recorded show via a radio broadcast or a podcast.

A variety of guests will bring songs, stories and first-hand how-to. Akin to a CSA box, you'll get a different mix of guests during every show—you don't know what’ll be in it, but you know it’ll be fresh and good.

Guest line-up (subject to change):

Friday, Aug. 18
Jeff Zeitler, co-founder of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
Yao Yang, Hmong-American Farmers Association
Terry Webster, MN State Fair Eco Experience
Michele Manske and others from 24th Street Mashkiikii Gitigan Medicine Garden
Calamity and the Owl (band)
Prudence Johnson (singer)
Mitch Walking Elk (singer)
The cast of Mixed Precipitation's Philemon and Baucis – Planet in Peril: A Picnic Operetta

Saturday, Aug. 19
Jeff Zeitler, co-founder of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
Yao Yang, Hmong-American Farmers Association
Kevin Kling, author and storyteller
Dane Stauffer (actor, singer)
Beth Gilleland (actor, singer)
Bradley Greenwald (actor,singer)
Gary Rue (songwriter)
Laura MacKenzie (celtic multi-instrumentalist)
Peter Johnson (percussionist and songwriter)
Joe Savage (songwriter and multi-instrumentalist)

Sunday, Aug. 20
Beth Dooley, author and Star Tribune food writer
Organizers from 24th Street Mashkiikii Gitigan Medicine Garden
Chiara and Travis Bolton, founders of Bolton Bees
Patricia Hampl, author
Calamity and the Owl (band)
Mitch Walking Elk (singer)
Diana Grasselli (singer)

About Dan Chouinard

For three decades Dan Chouinard has been pianist and accordionist of choice for a who’s who of Twin Cities performers, an enabler of community singalongs and a writer of hit shows for public radio, concert hall and theatrical stage. Read more.

$18 — General Admission
Pay-as-able option available at all performances. 

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Performance Schedule
August 18, 7:30pm
August 19, 7:30pm
August 20, 7:30pm 

Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Reservations or pre-purchase strongly recommended.

Contact Open Eye at peter.rusk@openeyetheatre.org or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information.