Our events

PLAID FRIDAY
Nov
23
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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Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Gregg Inhofer performs

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.

Gregg joins us for a special PLAID FRIDAY performance as we celebrate small independent businesses and local artists!

Wear PLAID and get a free bakery treat!

http://www.gregginhofer.com/

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Greta Ruth performs
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Greta Ruth performs

Greta is a local singer/songwriter joining us for her first performance at Butter -

from her website —

“poem & tone. guitar & voice. language & harmony. 

song as a way to sit with, move through, & heal from experience. 

softness & dissonance. reflection & dynamic stillness. 

the tension of opposites & the alchemy of internal work.”

Join us to welcome Greta!

gretaruth.com

ig: @greta_ruth

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Meet and Greet (and Laugh) with our Current Gallery Artists
Nov
7
4:30 PM16:30

Meet and Greet (and Laugh) with our Current Gallery Artists

Join Sarah and Cherryl to learn more about Cherryl’s “PASS ALONG” project, hear about their work as artists, and enjoy Sarah’s gift of Laughter!

A great opportunity to pick up a great gift - direct from the artists!

And yes, you’ll also get to enjoy some free Butter treats!

www.throughsarahseyes.com

www.passalonggifts.com

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Andy Nelson performs
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Andy Nelson performs

Andy is a performer from Rice Lake Wisconsin - and we're happy to have him join during a bit of touring in Minnesota!  A talented acoustic musician/performer, it's our joy to welcome Andy to town!

https://www.reverbnation.com/andynelson

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Crushed Into Place Performs
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Crushed Into Place Performs

Crushed Into Place formed about 2 years ago at McNally Smith College of Music. We are an alternative/rock/pop band. We've written a collection of songs that express the importance of being yourself as well as some of the struggles that come long with it! 

Instagram

Solo Page: @jazicality 

https://www.instagram.com/jazicality/ 

Band Page: @crushedintoplace

https://www.instagram.com/crushedintoplace

Facebook

Solo Page: Jaz

https://www.facebook.com/Jaz1455/

Band Page: Crushed Into Place

https://www.facebook.com/CrushedIntoPlace/

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 Book Release Event for Julia Singer
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Book Release Event for Julia Singer

We close the shop early on September 20 - to set up for a book release party to celebrate with Julia Singer (owner, Dan's sister) - who is offering her latest collection of poems - Elemental - into the world!

As a member of the writing group Ink and Stories, Julia has release several collections and will be reading from this new book - poems based on the Periodic Table of Elements!

her brother is so very proud.

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Elliot Roche and his guitar
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Elliot Roche and his guitar

Elliot has a way of making his guitar sing.  Join us for a night of rock, blues, soul, jazz and more from this guitar player/singer.  If you missed him at the Open Streets event, come in from the cold and get an indoor show that will warm you up.

https://myspace.com/elliottroche

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Kamp Welch performs at Butter
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Kamp Welch performs at Butter

Kamp Welch offers a Christian rock-blues style to his storytelling and witness.  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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Kingfield's Green Team meets at Butter
Aug
13
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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Kamp Welch performs
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Kamp Welch performs

Kamp Welch offers a Christian rock-blues style to his storytelling and witness.  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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Meet and Greet with Ilhan Omar
Aug
8
7:00 AM07:00

Meet and Greet with Ilhan Omar

State Representative Ilhan Omar is setting aside time to meet with Butter Bakery Cafe neighbors.  Ms. Omar is running for the US House of Representative Seat for Butter's congressional district.  Bring your questions, concerns, and curiosity! 

https://www.ilhanomar.com/

Born in Somalia, Ilhan and her family fled the country's civil war when she was eight-years-old. They lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years before coming to the United States, eventually settling in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis in 1997.

Ilhan’s interest in politics began at the age of 14 when she was as an interpreter for her grandfather at local DFL caucuses. Watching neighbors come together to advocate for change at the grassroots level made Ilhan fall in love with the democratic process.

As a student at Edison High School in Minneapolis, she became an organizer and has been a coalition builder ever since. She worked as a community educator at the University of Minnesota and has been a devoted progressive activist in the DFL party for many years. Before running for office, Ilhan was a Humphrey Policy Fellow and served as a senior Policy Aide for a Minneapolis City Council Member. Through advocacy work with which she’s been involved, she’s advanced important issues, including support for working families, educational access, environmental protection, and racial equity.

In 2016, Ilhan became the first Somali-American, Muslim legislator in the United States. With the help of her committed campaign team, they increased voter turnout by 37%. She was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 60B, where she’s lived for the past 20 years and where she and her husband Ahmed are raising their three children.

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Matteo Palmer guitar
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Matteo Palmer guitar

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

Gossamer 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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#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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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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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

Butter Gig May 2018.jpg
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