… at least for as long as it takes you to get to a nice, warm bar. Salon Saloon: Twin Cities Art & Culture review , hosted by Andy Sturdevant (at left) is a live, onstage variety show (or variety-show concept, if you will), whose inaugural “Icebreaker”-themed show takes place tonight at the Nomad World Pub in Cedar/Riverside.
You may not know Sturdevant by name, but if you get out much, you have probably seen him around town. The range of places where he might be spotted reflects his many and varied talents: he’s an artist, he’s writer on art, a contributor to the Electric Arc Radio series, a curator and dedicated volunteer at the Soap Factory. He’s also a dandy and aficionado of facial hair, as well as an amateur historian (one who greatly favors Minneapolis over the twin city across the Mississippi). And yes, he does have a blog.
In turn, Salon Saloon’s eclectic lineup reflects its host’s many and varied interests; if you’re looking for precedents for this kind of event, a good one might be the erstwhile Little Gray Books Lectures Series that John Hodgman produced for a few years earlier in this decade at a club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (before encountering wider-spread fame in those PC vs. Mac ads). But given our previous encounters with Mr. Sturdevant, we’re certain that he will bring his own distinctive personality to bear on Salon Saloon (which continues on the first Tuesday of each month).