Morningside After Dark: "Grace"
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

Morningside After Dark: "Grace"

Morningside After Dark’s third and final event in its 2019 series is entitled “Grace” and will feature 12 under-5-minute performances by a variety of performers and storytellers, including KARE 11's Jana Shortal, author/musician/composer Mark Mallman, screenwriter Rob Perez, writer Karin Miller, comedian Allison Broeren, The Wildling student-storyteller Avery Strong and musicians Brian Laidlaw, Annie Mack, Robert Wilkinson, Julia Douglass, Joyann Parker and Heartfelt. Dissonance board member Katy Vernon is a host for this series, and we have resources available at each event.

It’s a FREE event and beverage/coffee bar, with donations always appreciated to help cover costs. Doors open at 7 p.m. for best seating.

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HazelFest 2019
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

HazelFest 2019

Dissonance is excited to host the #LifeTake2 Stage at HazelFest for the second consecutive year. The annual celebration of life, recovery and music — now in its seventh year — takes place on the Hazelden Betty Ford campus in Center City, Minn., about 45 miles north of the Twin Cities. It’s a sober, family-friendly music festival, with two stages, fantastic food trucks, inspiring speakers, helpful resources and more. Proceeds provide financial support to people who need addiction treatment. Children 12 and under always get in free. Stay tuned for lineup and ticket info here and at www.hazelfest.org.

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Katy Vernon "Suit of Hearts" Album Release Concert
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Katy Vernon "Suit of Hearts" Album Release Concert

Help us celebrate the release of "Suit of Hearts,” the new album from Dissonance board member Katy Vernon! The recording, produced by Kevin Bowe, is all about change and recovery. Katy has documented parts of the journey that led to its creation on our Dissonance blog. “These songs came from my lowest personal point. I wanted to write honestly about the challenges but also with uplifting lyrics about my experiences navigating them,” Katy says. “I hope people hear these tunes and realize you can always hit reset and should never give up on yourself.”

The all-ages show will be held at the newly remodeled Parkway Theater in Minneapolis. Dan Israel and his full band will open, along with Tori Evans. Also featured will be the Laurel Strings Quartet and the Prairie Fire Lady Choir. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door. We’ll be there with a resource table and are looking forward to a fantastic evening.

Doors: 7 pm
Music starts: 8 pm

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Dissonance Social
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Dissonance Social

While many are parading around the festivities on West 7th for St. Patrick's Day in St. Paul, it might be that you're looking for something different. Something celebratory yet alcohol-free, supportive and completely informal -- a come-as-you-are type of gathering. If so, seek us out at our Dissonance Social on March 16 from 2-4 in the downstairs space of Claddagh Coffee on West 7th. Look for the Dissonance t-shirts and join us for a cup of coffee -- perhaps a green matcha tea -- and conversation.

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Morningside After Dark: "Fight or Flight"
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Morningside After Dark: "Fight or Flight"

  • Edina Morningside Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Morningside After Dark’s second event in its 2019 series is entitled “Fight or Flight” and will feature 12 under-5-minute performances by musicians Jonatha Brooke, Matt Wilson and John Munson of The Twilight Hours, Larry Kirby, The Teardowns, Paul Seeba, Niki Beverly and Laura Hugo along with writers Marya Hornbacher, Liz Welle, John Mrachek, Colleen Kruse, Sally Franson, Patrick DuPaul and Courtney Cushing Kiernat. Dissonance board member Katy Vernon is a host for this series, and we have resources available at each event. Stay tuned for an update on the performers curated for this date.

It’s a FREE event and coffee bar, with donations always appreciated to help cover costs. Doors open at 7 p.m. for best seating.

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Morningside After Dark: "Changing Lanes"
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

Morningside After Dark: "Changing Lanes"

  • Edina Morningside Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Morningside After Dark returns for a seventh season of warming up your winter with the Jan. 28 show "Changing Lanes." Dissonance board member Katy Vernon is one of the hosts for this series, and we have resources available at each event. Enjoy a mix of music and storytelling, featuring 12 under-5-minute performances by the likes of Star Tribune music critic Chris Riemenschneider; Moth StorySlam storyteller Sue Searing; New York Times critically acclaimed poet Michael S Bazzett; award-winning writers Rosanna Staffa and Amy Widmoyer Hanson; author Will McGrath with accompanying music by recording artist Cade Bittner; singer-songwriter Niki Beverly; Minnesota Orchestra's Tim Zavadil; hip-hop artist Jayso Creative; singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Doug Collins; and singer-songwriter Vicky Emerson-Wallace.

It’s a FREE event and coffee bar, with donations always appreciated to help cover costs. Doors open at 7 p.m. for best seating.

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Brian Zirngible Debut EP Release
Jan
26
9:00 PM21:00

Brian Zirngible Debut EP Release

Help us celebrate the release of "The Elephant of Surprise,” Dissonance board member Brian Zirngible's solo debut EP! A soundtrack for love and hope — written at times during his morning meditations — Brian’s eclectic collection of six songs explores codependent relationships, the evolution of energy, escaping planetary destruction, and much more, providing an antidote to hatred, confusion and existential angst. It’s a FREE, 21+ show at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul, with doors opening at 8 p.m. and music starting at 9 p.m. Stick around after Brian’s solo set for more music. We’ll be there in force! Details on the Amsterdam’s website and also on Facebook.

8pm: doors open
9pm: Brian's solo set
10pm: j. bell & the Lazy Susan Band (Brian’s in this band, too, and his solo effort was produced by longtime friend and musical partner j.bell.)
11pm: The Nighthowlers

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Minnesota Music Coalition Workshop on Self-Care and Wellbeing
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Minnesota Music Coalition Workshop on Self-Care and Wellbeing

Dissonance is co-sponsoring the Minnesota Music Coalition’s first Workshop Wednesday to start 2019. Dissonance board member Brian Zirngible, a licensed therapist, will facilitate a group discussion around self-care, wellness and how to stay healthy during the dark, dreary days of winter. MMC’s monthly workshops are free for its members and students, and $5 for non-members. They are held on the third floor of downtown St. Paul's beautiful Landmark Center, in Room 326. See the Facebook event for additional details.

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Unhappy Holidays 2018
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Unhappy Holidays 2018

Join Dissonance for our third annual Unhappy Holidays event, an alternative holiday gathering during "the most wonderful time of the year." Bombarded by office gatherings, happy hours, awkward family dinners — or just feeling a little isolated? This no-alcohol, no-expectations, healthy-environment event is free and open to the public, and features some of the most interesting entertainers sharing their stories, comedy and music for a low-key event where you can come as you are. We also will provide light, healthy refreshments; a variety of resource tables from our community partners; and plenty of time to mingle if you choose.

This year's talented guests include musician Lydia Liza, comedian Brandi Brown, playwright Saymoukda Vongsay, and musician Christopher Tait. They'll perform and engage in brief conversations with the Dissonance hosts about their art, the dissonance they experience in their lives, and how they stay well. Portrait artist Katy Larson also will exhibit at the event. Everyone is welcome and the event is free, but capacity is limited so registration is necessary. Reserve your spot, and learn more about the featured artists, here. We pay our artists and vendors, and don't charge our guests. If you'd like to support this mission, you can make donations at the door or anytime online.

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Do You Drear What I Drear? (a hella miserable holiday concert)
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Do You Drear What I Drear? (a hella miserable holiday concert)

Every Holiday Season, we are inundated with happy, sappy, feel-good carols, but what about those of us who are homesick, depressed, or down-right curmudgeonly? Presented by the B-Sides Art Song Collective, this is a holiday concert for the B-Side of the Xmas spirit, and will feature music about displacement, loneliness and the holiday blues. Featuring the incredible talent of Waltzing On Waves (Jen Bluhm) and a special visit by Dissonance board member Katy Vernon. This is the perfect warmup to our annual Unhappy Holidays event. $10 suggested donation. RSVP on Facebook

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Give to the Max Day 2018
Nov
15
12:00 AM00:00

Give to the Max Day 2018

We partner with GiveMN.org to raise money for Dissonance events, resources, and artist stipends. GiveMN is "Minnesota’s front door for charitable giving." The goal of Give to the Max Day is to create an unparalleled state of giving in Minnesota. They make it easy to give. Just search for Dissonance at givemn.org and make a donation. GiveMN provides organizations like us the tools we need to share our story, connect with more donors, and accept and track charitable contributions. All donors receive a receipt for tax purposes. 

A gift to Dissonance helps us offer programming and outreach for artists and wellness advocates in our community and beyond. We are a volunteer board, so all funds go directly to helping us deliver on our mission. To donate, click here: https://www.givemn.org/organization/dissonance

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Post-show panel: Restaurant Reality
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Post-show panel: Restaurant Reality

A special post-show conversation after SOMETIMES THERE'S WINE, discussing the need for health, wellness, financial and legal services for people working in the restaurant industry as well as for artists and creatives. Panelists include Serving Those Serving Executive Director Sarah Norton, Dissonance board member Carl Atiya Swanson and actor/comedian Carolyn Pool.

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Frebella Fest
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Frebella Fest

Frebella is a music festival where everyone belongs. A place to celebrate the importance of friendship, community and shared experiences while bringing conversations and action around mental health into the light. All proceeds from this year's event support The Emily Program Foundation, a nonprofit working to eliminate eating disorders by empowering prevention, supporting recovery, and advocating for legislative change. We're among the sponsors of this first-time festival in Victoria, Minn., and hope to see you there. The lineup is fantastic! Tickets and details at www.frebella.com

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HazelFest 2018
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

HazelFest 2018

Dissonance is excited to be hosting the #LifeTake2 Stage at HazelFest this year. The annual celebration of life, recovery and music -- now in its sixth year -- takes place on the Hazelden Betty Ford campus in Center City, Minn., about 45 miles north of the Twin Cities. Read our blog for details on the incredible lineup and the role Dissonance will play. Tickets are just $15 in advance (wow!) and available at www.hazelfest.org. Children 12 and under get in free. 

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Morningside After Dark: "Second Chances"
Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

Morningside After Dark: "Second Chances"

  • Edina Morningside Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Morningside After Dark is a free winter storytelling and live music series warming up the coldest months in Minnesota with 15 live performances woven together by a monthly theme. Dissonance is proud to be a resource for the "Second Chances" event on January 29. The 2018 Morningside After Dark Live Music and Storytelling series now in its sixth year presents you with one winter night a month to come out of hibernation and find community with the amazing music and literary talents in our midst. Kicking things off on Monday, January 29th for "Second Chances" are stories by Nancy CarlsonIfrah MansourMaureen Millea Smith, Michael S Bazzett, Elizabeth Foy Larsen, Lester Batiste and Kate Anne Gjerde mixed with even more music by Adam LevySarah E MorrisWaltzing on WavesDoug CollinsRachelle LaNae SmithVicky Emerson-WallaceSteve Diedrich and the Morning Side Project, Paul SeebaAnnalise GlickEmily Youel, and our amazing sound engineer George Scot McKelvey with co-host - and Dissonance board member! - Katy Vernon. The event is FREE and donations appreciated. Doors open at 7pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm and runs continuously until 9 pm.

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Unhappy Holidays 2017
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Unhappy Holidays 2017

Join Dissonance for our second annual Unhappy Holidays event, an alternative holiday gathering during "the most wonderful time of the year". Bombarded by office gatherings, happy hours, awkward family dinners - or none of the above and feeling a little isolated? Join us for an opportunity to get away from all that and be in a safe space.

This year's guests include renowned singer-songwriter Charlie Parr, storyteller and podcast host Levi Weinhagen, playwright, poet, and activist Saymoukda Vongsay, and experimental classical violinist and vocalist Leah Ottman. They'll perform and engage in brief conversations with the Dissonance hosts about their art and how they experience dissonance in their lives.

Come together in a fun, alcohol-free environment with good food, good music, storytelling and community-building. Find resources from the community on how to live a balanced life whether you're in search of yoga classes, mental health services, support for eating disorders, or just more folks who don't find the holidays especially merry.

Admission is free but space is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Register here: www.tinyurl.com/unhappyholidays2017

We pay our artists, we don't charge our guests. All donations made to Dissonance go to supporting this mission, so if you'd like to support us you can make donations at the door or here: https://givemn.org/organization/dissonance

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Give to the Max Day 2017
Nov
16
12:00 AM00:00

Give to the Max Day 2017

We partner with GiveMN.org to raise money for Dissonance events, resources, and artist stipends. GiveMN is "Minnesota’s front door for charitable giving". The goal of Give to the MAX Day is to create an unparalleled state of giving in Minnesota. They make it easy to give. Just search for Dissonance at givemn.org and make a donation. GiveMN provides organizations like us the tools we need to share our story, connect with more donors, and accept and track charitable contributions. All donors receive a receipt for tax purposes. 

A gift to Dissonance helps us offer programming and outreach for artists and wellness advocates in our community and beyond. We are a volunteer board, so all funds go directly to helping us deliver on our mission. To donate, click here: https://www.givemn.org/organization/dissonance

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Dissonance Happy Hour
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Dissonance Happy Hour

Have you been wanting to learn more about what we are all about or how to get involved? Well, we have a new opportunity for you! 

Come down to The Warming House, an alcohol-free listening room in South Minneapolis, to learn about the mission of Dissonance, the network of resources, and how to get hooked in. Refreshments and light snacks will be on hand, there will be music from Theyself, and a chance to connect. Come when you can and bring a friend. 

5:00 event start - mingling and connecting with Dissonance board members and attendees
6:00 brief remarks
6:30 Theyself performance
7:00 end
 

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Walk for Recovery
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Walk for Recovery

Come say hey at our table in the green space! We'll be out at the Annual Walk for Recovery is a National Recovery Month event to express gratitude, convey hope, and to celebrate all in recovery and those who help recovery happen! Bring your family and friends—wheelchairs, strollers, and even the family dog! There is NO REGISTRATION FEE to participate in the Walk for Recovery. Learn more here.

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Hazelfest 2017
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Hazelfest 2017

Dissonance will be back at Hazelfest! Look for us at this fun, family-friendly, sober event featuring some of Minnesota’s best musical artists. We will be handing out information about our organization and leading an interactive community-building activity. Come take a break and chat with us! 

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Breathing Through Dissonance
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Breathing Through Dissonance

Join Johnny Solomon, Dissonance Board Member and singer-songwriter from Communist Daughter, and a panel of artist-yogis for a night of discussion, education, breathing, and movement. The panel will talk about how they came to practice Yoga and the ways it has benefited them personally and creatively. All are then invited to participate in an all-level Vinyasa Yoga class led by Amelia of CorePower.

Whether this is your first experience yoga, an introduction to the greater yoga community, or just a chance to hear local artists share their personal journey toward wellness, we hope to see you.

Yoga mats and towels will be available. This class is limited to 65 people. Suggested donation of $10 will offset costs to the artists. Please register to reserve your space. 

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Staying Positive in the Music Business
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Staying Positive in the Music Business

Staying Positive in the Music Business is the next in the Workshop Wednesdays series with MN Music Coalition and the American Composers Forum. Dissonance is proud to co-sponsor this conversation about how to stay positive in the increasingly challenging music business. We'll hear from mental health counselors and musicians and learn usable tips on how to cope with and move beyond negativity. Hosted by local artist Adam Levy, the panel will include: 

John Ostby, MA, LMFT - founding member of Spymob / Pharell Williams / N*E*R*D

Traci Valentine, M.Ed, LMFT - internationally published poet

Jeremiah Gardner, MA, LADC - Dissonance Board Member, Hazelden Betty Ford Public Affairs and Advocacy Member, Journalist, Musician

This event is open to the public and free to students. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/staying-positive-in-the-music-business-tickets-31431532560

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Unhappy Holidays
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Unhappy Holidays

Dissonance and Open Book present a panel discussion with some of our favorite musicians and authors on getting real about the stressors and the joys of the holiday season. There will also be a resource fair and a chance to mingle with the panelists. Doors at 6:00 with refreshments and mingling. The panel will begin at 6:30. 

This event is free, and donations are graciously accepted. Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.

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Give to the MAX
Nov
17
12:00 AM00:00

Give to the MAX

We partner with GiveMN.org to raise money for Dissonance events, resources, and artist stipends. GiveMN is "Minnesota’s front door for charitable giving". The goal of Give to the MAX Day is to create an unparalleled state of giving in Minnesota. They make it easy to give. Just search for Dissonance at givemn.org and make a donation. GiveMN provides organizations like us the tools we need to share our story, connect with more donors, and accept and track charitable contributions. All donors receive a receipt for tax purposes. 

A gift to Dissonance helps us offer programming and outreach for artists and wellness advocates in our community and beyond. To donate, click here: https://www.givemn.org/organization/dissonance

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Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend

Join Dissonance and Springboard for the Arts for a conversation about the role of creativity in mental health and wellness. The roundtable will feature several Minnesota artists who are interested in de-stigmatizing and de-mystifying some of the prevailing cultural norms around what it means to be an artist, create supportive, healthy communities, and connect people to resources to support their creative lives. Artists will share some of their own creative work around these topics, and the round table will end with a visioning session about the role of creativity in mental health efforts in a rural part of our state.

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Hazelfest 2016
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Hazelfest 2016

Dissonance will be at Hazelfest! Look for us at this fun, family-friendly, sober event featuring music from the Honeydogs, Cloud Cult, and more. We will be handing out information about our organization and leading an interactive community-building activity. Come take a break and chat with us! 

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