LTOG Rehearsal 2  

Sept. 17-30 Keeb Kwm:Stories of Our Life

Working with Hmong Elders for over 6 months, theater makers and lead artists May Lee-Yang and Robert Karimi led Hmong elders from the Hmong Elders Center through a variety of theater games, physical exercises, and food storytelling experiences to get participants to create an original theater performance.


At the Hmong Elder Center
1337 Rice St., St. Paul, 55117
Sept. 17th and Sept. 30th at 1pm (RSVP required)

at the Arlington Hills Library
1200 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN 55130
Sept. 18 at 7:00P (Public)

at the Hmong Elder Center
1337 Rice St., St. Paul, 55117
Sept. 23rd at 7:00P (Public)

on Hmong Radio 690AM (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Sept. 26th 4:00PM-5:00PM

on Hmong FM – KFAI  90.3 (Minneapolis)/106.7 (St. Paul)
Sept. 26th 6:30-7:30 

All performances are free.
Please call 336-612-3663 to reserve for all Performances.
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August 30th – Holding Court part of the 2014 Holding Court Counter Revolutionaria Residency

Working with Ellen Chang from amazing Oakland restuarant FuseBOX, Robert Karimi will perform a new work entitled Viva La Lunchbox: From what is missing, we find abundance/ our hands up, we make force fields, Karimi will weave poetry, smacktalking, D&D dungeonmastering and food to talk about remembering the power of those have touched our lives nourishes us. This is the final installment of FuseBOX’s and ThePeoplesCook collaboration and homecoming for Karimi, who will celebrate his birthday at the restaurant all night.


2014 Sheboygan Residency

Robert Karimi of ThePeoplesCook will work with community residents to activate the Culinary Art Car as part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Culinary Art Car Residency. The residency, which starts from February to October will feature events, workshops, potlucks, classes, and anything that can get people engaged with the participatory meme that nourishment comes from the community, and the Culinary Art Car is its symbol.


2013 Past Events

The Center for Community Arts Partnerships presents

¡VIVA LA SOUL POWER! in Chicago Residency

The Peoples Cook will take on Chicago for a month-long residency hosted by CCAP from October 9 – November 8, 2013. Inviting audiences to feed and be fed, The Peoples Cook encourages participants to take an active role in an exchange of food, stories, and recipes. Follow the revolution via Twitter (@ThePeoplesCook) and stay up to date on all of the workshops, events, and happenings during the residency or go to CCAP’s website for more details.

¡Viva la Soul Power! Pop-up Cocina

Hokin Gallery – 623 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

A revolutionary culinary experience featuring the talents of The Cooking Comrades:  Leigha Horton,  Eric “Pogi” Sumangil, DJ D Double & Columbia College students and the CookingComradesCrew: Melissa Vang, David Dimaano Energize your appetite! Get ready for a hilariously delicious evening guided by Mero Cocinero, host of The Cooking Show con Karimi & Comrades. Free full meal with your  show ticket!

Oct. 24, 25, 26, 31 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm Nov. 2, 5, 6, 7 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

6:30 pm doors open; be prompt! Tickets includes dinner Seating is limited; advance reservations recommended. Visit the Eventbrite page to register!

Feed & Be Fed

(Alimenta & Alimentarán) a nourishing art exhibit Explore this cross-cultural Día de los Muertos wonderland where each artwork invites you on an interactive journey, encouraging you to feed & be fed. Featuring the work of local Chicago & national artists:   Robert Garcia, Nicole Infinity, Laura Kina, Victor Sanchez, Kao Lee Thao, . October 18 – Nov. 17th M-F & S at the Hokin Gallery Opening Reception October 17; 5-8pm Featuring music, live performance, special guests & free food

Delicious Live Events

Hosted by Mero Cocinero & The PeoplesCook crew LGBTQ Taco Wedding Black Panther Free Breakfast Party Lunchroom Takeovers Community Nourishing Community BBQ Feed the Spirit/Alma of the Workers/Trabajadoras BBQ Cooking “Demonstration” Public events that bring Free Food to the People with sides of consciousness and humor in secret locations through the Twin Cities. follow @ThePeoplesCook for up-to-date info on time/location or go to CCAP web site for more details

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Viva La Soul Power is a project of Creative Capital. ¡Viva la Soul Power! is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Intermedia Arts in partnership with Kaotic Good Productions, Asian Arts Initiative and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: