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Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Gregg Inhofer

The fourth Fridays have been the night to be at butter as Gregg settles in for his evening to share his love of music and to share his talents. 

Join us for songs full of soul, love and fun.

http://www.gregginhofer.com/

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#mynameisbriggsy
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

#mynameisbriggsy

Robert Briggs - performing as Briggsy  - will join us August 3 to bring a lively folk music as an acoustic pedal loop guitar player.  Briggsy is a singer/songwriter from MN, who has been living in the desert teaching Spanish to kids who know the language better than he does.  

https://www.facebook.com/mynameisbriggs/

https://soundcloud.com/briggsyismusic

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Gosamer Strings performing on tour
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Gosamer Strings performing on tour

In town from Eugene Oregon - playing another show later in the evening -- catch them here at Butter for an intimate welcome to the cities!

Gossamer Strings is an old timey duo with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin (no, not all three at the same time), and haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova Lis. They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt singing that exposes the emotion hidden in the verse. Their tight instrumentation brings each song to another level, as the pair breathes together, not just in their harmonies, but also through their instruments. Don't miss a chance to see them live; the pair invites listeners into their world with warm conversation like old friends.

www.GossamerStrings.com

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Kamp Welch Third Saturdays
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Kamp Welch Third Saturdays

Kamp Welch offers a Christian rock-blues style to his storytelling and witness.

  A veteran performer, Kamp is looking to make a regular go of First and Third Saturdays at Butter.  Kamp also offers to be available to just talk with folks about their experiences and is willing to share his story of life's ups and downs including time on the street without a home.

Kamp has a double cd called LET THERE BE LIGHT that contains his KFAI broadcasts and can be purchased at his performances for $20

Kamp seeks to raise awareness for Hepatitis C (HCV) testing.  Tawn Mastrey (Cara's sister)  was a famous heavy metal radio disc jockey who died in 2007.  She wrote a cookbook called "Eat This." The Tawn Mastrey Foundation Hepatitis C (HCV) Awareness was created to make a lasting mark and a positive difference in helping eradicate the Hepatitus C Virus and to stamp out the ignorance about this disease while raising critical awareness worldwide.

https://www.facebook.com/kamp.welch.9

https://www.reverbnation.com/kampwelch

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Kamp Welch Second Saturdays for the summer
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Kamp Welch Second Saturdays for the summer

Kamp Welch offers a Christian rock-blues style to his storytelling and witness.

  A veteran performer, Kamp is looking to make a regular go of First and Third Saturdays at Butter.  Kamp also offers to be available to just talk with folks about their experiences and is willing to share his story of life's ups and downs including time on the street without a home.

Kamp has a double cd called LET THERE BE LIGHT that contains his KFAI broadcasts and can be purchased at his performances for $20

https://www.facebook.com/kamp.welch.9

https://www.reverbnation.com/kampwelch

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Emily Sonne performs at Butter
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Emily Sonne performs at Butter

Emily Sonne is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter in the Twin Cities and a future student of Berklee College of Music. Inspired by 60s folk, jazz, and modern contemporary styles, her songs range from coming of age perspectives, self-discovery anthems, and shady songs about boys that just deserve it.

Emily studied classical and contemporary vocal performance at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists while also taking private lessons. Besides vocal training, she has 8 years of classical piano training and plays self-taught guitar. 

Outside of school, Emily is working with Kaity Heart of Heart's Performing Arts, performing as a soloist in the Apple Valley High School R&B Band, writing music, and playing shows with other artists around the Twin Cities. Currently, she is writing and recording an EP with Chris Scott.

https://emsonnemusic.wixsite.com/emilysonne

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Kingfield's Green Team meets at Butter
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Kingfield's Green Team meets at Butter

Join neighbors and Kingfield friends with environmental justice on their minds! We're gathering to plan and host events in the Kingfield Neighborhood to bring awareness, change habits, and create a culture of green lifestyles. Bring your passion and ideas, connect with others who share that passion and be part of the solution!

This is a task force of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association and helps support efforts with the neighborhood's Bread Oven, Community Garden, Residential/Business Composting efforts, safe biking,  and support for Zero Waste events held in our neighborhood.

Coming up in the next months - A training session for block leaders - The Compost Cafe and efforts to make Arbor Day and Earth Day great events for our neighborhood!

for more information connect with Sarah at KFNA

https://kingfield.org/category/project/gardens-and-greening/

https://www.facebook.com/events/145567722783495/

 

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Matteo Palmer guitar
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Matteo Palmer guitar

Our first Saturday guitarist will be on a break this month until he drops in to join us for PORCHFEST on Thursday evening, June 21!

Matteo returns with his finger-style acoustic guitar talents to Butter.  Matteo has been training on guitar since he was 8.  Expect an awesome afternoon treat of guitar music!  With current support from Will Ackerman of Windham Hill records - Matteo has a big future ahead of him!

check it out!  https://www.matteopalmermusic.com

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Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Butter Staff Night @butter

This month the walls of the cafe are adorned with visual art from the staff at Butter - but tonight it will be the performing arts of the Butter staff that get highlighted.  Come to hear a baker, a cook, a barista, or perhaps even the owner share their musical, performance, movement, and poetic talents!

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KINGFIELD PORCHFEST!
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

KINGFIELD PORCHFEST!

We're setting up on the front patio for a night of music as Kingfield opens its porches to local musicians.  Hop on a bike or stroll around the neighborhood and hear lots of music!

6-7:30 PM and Southwest High School Strut Fest Players

7:30 - 9 PM Daisy Forester is performing

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Artist-Designed T-Shirt Series Launch and Pre Orders!
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Artist-Designed T-Shirt Series Launch and Pre Orders!

Butter Bakery Café is pleased to announce the release of our first design in a series of on-going artist-designed t-shirts to celebrate Butter Bakery Café and our community-building mission.  We are partnering with Inclusivi-Tees to produce these high quality organic shirts, with a portion of each sale donated to organizations dedicated to social justice and human needs.

You can pre-order a shirt for our June 16 Launch Event by stopping by the café or by completing an online form on our website.  Pre-orders will be taken through June 4, 2018   Initial printings will be limited, so we are encouraging pre-orders.  We will be offering a new design quarterly by a new artist.  Start your collection!

 

 

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Van Nixon performs at Butter
May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Van Nixon performs at Butter

Van Nixon has been a recognizable performer around Minneapolis for many years, a reggae singer, a member of the Maroons, and currently with Positive Vibrations.  We're honored to have him with us to share his love of music, his talented guitar work and his commitment to building community!

Van is playing an "early show" so that he can head off to another gig Friday night - and talk about a busy weekend - you can also catch him performing Saturday MAY 19 at our KFNA Neighborhood Pizza Oven Event - at the Center for Performing Arts - 5:30 to 7:30 PIZZA AND VAN NIXON - there's a match for a Saturday night!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjuTReviqkI

 

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Daisy Forester with Howard Libes and Siren Sounds
May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Daisy Forester with Howard Libes and Siren Sounds

Original songs by Daisy Forester, author Howard Libes reading from his new SCI FI thriller "When All Else Fails," and selections from Southwest High School's literary magazine "the Siren" will make for a lively and entertaining evening!  

check out the book at http://www.howardlibes.com

check out the literary magazine at http://southwest.mpls.k12.mn.us/the_siren

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Ry Edwards performs
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Ry Edwards performs

Ry Edwards joins us for a special noon time event - to celebrate his own birthday!  Acoustic singer/songwriter - Ry Edwards is a teacher/learner striving to bridge the cultural gaps that weaken communities.  Expect the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPy1ovPV1WI

https://www.tradeschoolculture.com/music

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Social Enterprise Alliance Shout Outs Night
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Social Enterprise Alliance Shout Outs Night

What’s Your Social Enterprise Story? 

Join Social Enterprise Alliance TC for a unique opportunity to share your social enterprise story, engage with like-minded community, and fuel your inspiration to launch you into 2018. This ever-popular open mic style event invites established social enterprises, socent start-ups, and anyone who is still dreaming about that social enterprise idea to take the stage. 

With the theme “I AM OPEN…”, attendees are given a 3 - 5-minute spotlight opportunity to tell your story and let the enterprise community know what you are working on this year. 

You are also invited to tell us what you’re OPEN TO in 2018 – whether you are open to collaborating, looking for help, information, or inspiration -- this is your space to share. There’s time to connect and network over great food and treats by Butter Bakery Cafe, a social enterprise in South Minneapolis. Come meet the SEATC board members and the ever growing social enterprise community. 

With limited spots on the schedule, we encourage you to sign up for time! A few walk-in spots will be available that evening, so invite a friend to join.

Any questions can be directed to Ashleyn at ashleyn.przedwiecki@seatwincities.org. If you aren’t able to make it to this event but would like to be included in future events, just let us know!

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Teghan Devon performs
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Teghan Devon performs

Teghan returns to join us as she completes an album recording - 

Teghan Devon is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, who graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. Her music is often inspired by social causes and she performed in New York City at the "Going Noisy" event at the International Summit to End Sexual Violence.  She's performed in Colorado, Michigan, Texas, and Australia and has also been performing lately in Shephardstown and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Teghan Devon has released one EP called the Heart of Things, including a song entitled Christopher she wrote about the movie The Imitation Game. She hopes to write songs for movies and television shows and was pursuing that further at McNally Smith College of Music in Minnesota until it closed recently.  

What's next?  come find out!

https://www.facebook.com/TeghanDevonMusic/

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Gabe Harris performs
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Gabe Harris performs

This will be Gabe's first visit to Butter - please join us to help welcome Gabe!

Gabriel Harris Group is a Rock/Blues influenced band that rely on powerful vocals, heavy groove and soulful guitar improvisation.

https://www.facebook.com/events/504400309930011/

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PLAID FRIDAY
Nov
24
7:00 AM07:00

PLAID FRIDAY

It's back again!  PLAID FRIDAY - your opportunity to tell the BIG BOX's and ON-LINERS that LOCAL IS the best economy.  Join us for deals on great retail merchandise that support LOCAL artisans.

Wear PLAID and let us treat you to beverages and snacks while you shop (or between shop hopping along our LOCAL avenues!

Shop where it matters - right here in your neighborhood - where you can SHOP YOUR VALUES!

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Climate Justice Event
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

Climate Justice Event

 MN350 will be the host for this bi-monthly Welcome Event for people who are interested in getting involved in the climate movement.

We sometimes have music, there's a slideshow, and small group conversation, and at Butter, this will be a zero waste event running on wind energy.

Come make the connections - join the force to restore the earth.

Contacts: Ulla Nilsen, MN350, 612-787-7110, Ulla@MN350.org

 

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Gaby Castro returns to Butter
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Gaby Castro returns to Butter

Gaby is back in town!  Gaby has been out on the west coast in the San Francisco Bay Area, but this McNally Smith alum still has roots in the Twin Cities and she's back to reconnect! 

We're excited to have her back with us for a short visit. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this creative singer-songwriter.

www.gaby-castro.com

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National Novel Writing Month South Minneapolis Writing Tour
Nov
11
1:30 PM13:30

National Novel Writing Month South Minneapolis Writing Tour

November is National Novel Writing Month!  Have you started yours?

The National Novel Writing Month South Minneapolis Writing Tour is happening on Saturday, November 11. Participants in the National Novel Writing Month go to a series of coffeeshops and write for a few hours at each.
 

Join us for good food, good beverages, wifi, power outlets, and a large table.

Bring your novel writing efforts and be inspired!

https://nanowrimo.org/regions/usa-minnesota-twin-cities

Katie Clapham
Kayte66@msn.com

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