Hook and Ladder Theater to open in Cabaret’s old location

South Minneapolis will have its own destination live music, performance, and entertainment venue this fall.

The Hook and Ladder Theater formally opens its doors in the rehabilitated, historic firehouse at 3010 Minnehaha Ave. S., just off Lake St. in Longfellow. The Hook is operated by a newly-formed nonprofit arts organization, Firehouse Performing Arts Center (FPAC), in the space formerly occupied by Patrick’s Cabaret.

FPAC describes itself as a mission-driven arts organization and performance space welcoming all artistic genres, all levels of experience and providing an intimate environment to showcase talent. FPAC will strive to be a place where artists of all classes, cultures and origins can begin, grow and mature as artists. FPAC hopes to foster creativity and community through arts and music.

The Hook, which boasts a pair of indoor performance stages, is designed to offer dual presentations and accommodates audiences of various sizes. The organization intends to present an eclectic mix of original, community, and special event programming in addition to ticketed performances.

The Hook announces a series of grand opening ticketed events throughout September and October as they prepare for the launch of regular programming in mid-October.

Tickets are on sale at www.TheHookMPLS.com for all the events listed below.
—Sept. 2 – An Intimate Evening with Charlie Parr, $8/10, doors at 8pm, music at 9pm
—Sept. 10 – The Pistol Whipping Party Penguins and The Evergreen Grass Band, $7/10, doors at 8pm, music at 9pm
—Sept. 17-18 – LoLa Art Crawl, 10am-5pm (free)
—Sept. 17 – LoLa After-Party and 1st Annual First Responders Chili Cook-off, 5pm-8pm (free)
—Sept. 21 – Hellbound Glory (Reno, NV) and Eleganza, $8/10, doors at 8pm, music at 9pm
—Sept. 30 – Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders, $6/9, doors at 7:30pm, music at 8:30pm

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