Past Shows & Events

Sideshow Soo: SooVAC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

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Opening Reception: Closing PARTY: Friday June 17-7-11pm
Show Runs: June 4 - June 19

Sideshow Soo: Interactive Carnival in Celebration of SooVAC 10th Anniversary
CLOSING PARTY, 7pm to 11pm

Hours of Operation through June 19th:
Saturday June 4: 4pm to Midnight
June 5: 12-5pm
June10: 2-7pm
June 11: 12-5pm
June 12: 10-5pm
June 17: 7-11pm
June 19: 12-5pm

Participating Artists: Amelia Biewald, Aaron Dysart, Jaime Carrera, Will Grant, Mary Johnson, P.J. Maracle, Levi Murphy, Mark O’Brien, Chris Pennington, Liseli Polivka, Amy Toscani and Eric Veldey.

Join Soo Visual Arts Center to explore oddities of the artistic kind with Sideshow Soo. In celebration of SooVAC’s 10th anniversary we have invited local artists to create carnival inspired games and other curiosities. Come and experience the wonder and mischievous fun as we celebrate 10 years of serving the Minnesota arts community.

Carnival goers will have the chance to rescue stranded unicorns, spear stuffed animal weiner-dogs with antlers, reconstruct the natural order of things, play constrained table tennis and much, much more.

There will also be special appearances by Zoraya, Lady of Mysticism (performance artist Jaime Carrera). Raised in the mountains of Moldavia, internationally renowned fortune teller Zoraya ("The Enigmatic") returns to her plebeian roots and makes a rare appearance at this year's Sideshow Soo event to predict the future of the local commoners. Don't miss your chance to have the dire circumstances of your life revealed explicitly in this life-altering experience with the one & only premiere Lady of Mysticism.

Foxy Falafel will be outside offering up tasty treats on June 4th...yummy chickpeas are so delicious.

Join Soo Visual Arts Center to explore oddities of the artistic kind with Sideshow Soo. In celebration of SooVAC’s 10th anniversary we have invited local artists to create carnival inspired games and other curiosities. Come and experience the wonder and mischievous fun as we celebrate 10 years of serving the Minnesota arts community. Carnival goers will have the chance to rescue stranded unicorns, spear stuffed animal weiner-dogs with antlers, reconstruct the natural order of things, play constrained table tennis and much, much more. And no carnival experience would be complete without some traditional cuisine, so throughout the day on Saturday June 4 the Chef Shack will be serving up hot dogs, bison burgers, tacos, nachos and other tasty treats. We have to keep to some secrets though so come by to see for yourself and have some fun as we celebrate 10 years of SooVAC.

A special thank you to the sponsors of Sideshow Soo:
World's Strongest Man: Ciceron, The Herkimer Pub & Brewery, Phillips Distilling Company and Zeus Jones.
Fire Eater: Foxy Falafel, CITYDESKSTUDIO, French Meadow Bakery & Cafe
Bearded Lady: L’Etoile

 

Escape from Unicorn Island by Amelia Biewald Tree Resuscitation by Aaron Dysart Zoraya (The Enigmatic) by Jaime Carrera Feed the Gnar-Lac by Will Grant and PJ Maracle Buns and Weiners by Mary Johnson and Amy Toscani Box Ball by Levi Murphy and Mark O'Brien SkeeBOT by Liseli Polivka, Chris Pennington and Eric Veldey EMPHASIZING MAGIC by Jack and Jake

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