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Southern Theater Holds Benefit Event for Krista Langberg, Terry Chance, and Family 12/4

This day-long celebration features two separate events: An afternoon of great food, kid-centered activities and performances, and a silent auction. Then on to an evening of performances by some of the Twin Cities' finest dance talent and a Hipshaker Dance Party.

The entire event is a benefit for Krista Langberg, Terry Chance, and their family. Krista, a longtime member of the Minnesota dance community, and her husband Terry are both battling cancer. This event is a 100% volunteer effort, including the generous contribution of the Southern Theater as a venue. All donations go directly to Krista and Terry and their family.

Krista's dancing lit up the Zenon Dance Company and the New Dance Ensemble Laboratory in the 1980's and 90's. She then left for New York, where she danced with Susan Marshall & Company. Krista and Terry returned to Minnesota in 2003 where they have been raising their two daughters, Ava and Zaiga, ages 9 and 7. Terry started Site Assembly ( a small-volume construction company specializing in unique, high quality residential and commercial building projects.

Meanwhile Krista joined the faculty of Macalester College, continued performing in the works of local choreographers, created her own work, and helped out with Terry's business. Terry was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009, and Krista with breast cancer a few months ago. Their friends and colleagues have organized this benefit.

The FAMILY FRIENDLY DAY is the perfect way to give both kids and parents a hip holiday kick-off. While the event is free, there will be opportunities to donate through food and art purchases and silent auction donations. Chef prepared food by the likes of Lucia Watson of Lucia's and Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma and Brasa should satisfy grown-up appetites, while family activities include cooking workshops and films for kids. Silent auction items include countless gift certificates to top quality theater events, shops and restaurants (The Jungle Theater, Alma, Brasa, Gallery 360 and more!). And there will be plenty of live music.

The EVENING EVENT blasts off with performances by Zenon, Hijack, Karen Sherman, Mad King Thomas, Morgan Thorson, Chris Schlichting, Jane Shockley, Mathew Janczeski, and the films of Phil Harder. Then it's Everybody Dance to hipster Greg Waletski spinning Vintage 60's and 70's Soul and Funk until 11 PM.What: Benefit Event for Krista Langberg, Terry Chance, and Family.

What: Benefit Event for Krista Langberg, Terry Chance, and Family


Daytime Event: 2-6 PM.

Benefit Performance: 8 PM

Dance Party: 9:30 PM

Where: Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

Tickets: The Daytime Event is free of charge. The Evening Event is a suggested donation admission.

Reserved seats to the evening concert need to be acquired through the website before Dec. 3rd.

There will also be seats held for a $25 suggested donation at the door. More details at 612-568-4496.



A Family Friendly Day held throughout the lobby and the theater of the Southern Theater on the West Bank in Minneapolis!

Live Music. Clementown, The Okee-Dokee Brothers, Adam Levy and more!

Chef prepared food. Lucia Watson, Lucias

Mike Phillips Green Ox Foods Alex Roberts Restaurant Alma and Brasa Joe Hatch-Surisook Sen Yai Sen Lek Jenny Breen, Good Life Catering Vendors from Midtown Global Market Tracy Singelton, The Birchwood Cafe

Silent Auction items.

The latest and greatest in Liz Pambeck's Universal Pants! Countless gift certificates to top quality theater events, shops and restaurants: The Jungle Theater, Alma, Brasa, Solera, Gallery 360 and more

Family Activities.

Hands on Cooking workshop for Kids with chef Jenny Breen. Unique Children's Films playing in the theater. Films are compiled by Deb Girdwood and Isabelle Harder of The Childish Film Series.


Benefit Dance Concert followed by Hipshaker Dance Party

8pm Concert:

Many of Krista's favorite dancers will perform: Zenon, Hijack, Karen Sherman, Mad King Thomas, Morgan Thorson, Chris Schlichting, Jane Shockley, Mathew Janczeski, the films of Phil Harder and MORE!

9:30pm Dance Party

Hipshaker Dance Party with Greg Waletski spinning Vintage 60's & 70's Soul and Funk til 11pm.


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