Occupy MN Wednesday evening potluck meetings are at 4200 Cedar Ave. S. at 6 p.m. Stopping the expansion of MN Tar Sands Enbridge Pipeline 67 is one focus. This pipeline goes from Alberta Tar Sands to Superior, Wis., and Enbridge is seeking to expand its capacity to carry more tar sands oil than the Keystone XL will carry if completed. A new National Energy Board of Canadia report shows Enbridge has over 180 safety violations at pumping stations on its pipelines. Comments to the U.S. Dept. of State are due by Monday to Enbridgelinefirstname.lastname@example.org. Please write general comments concerning Tar Sands oil coming across MN. Everyone is welcome!
Participants needed for U of M Research Concerning Airport Noise
A study is being conducted in neighborhoods surrounding the airport to learn more about airport noise and how it affects neighbors on a day-to-day basis. Individual interviews will be approximately 30 minutes (1 session only). To sign up or simply learn more about the project, please contact Dudley Bonsal, Ph. D. candidate, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota: 612-625-6080 or by email at email@example.com.
City of Minneapolis Expands Recycling Program
As a result of a successful pilot project with the Eastside Food Co-op, the City of Minneapolis has expanded its recycling program to now include all numbered plastics #1-7. Newly accepted items include containers such as pudding and fruit cups, and margarine, yogurt and cottage cheese containers. Also accepted are paper-based boxes such as those from broth, wine, milk and juice.
Free Home Security Audits
Is having your house or garage broken into a constant worry for you? Stop home burglaries before they happen with a free home security audit conducted by Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Roethele. Contact Sue at the 3rd Precinct by calling 612-673-2839.
Venice in Powderhorn Registration Now Open
Registration for the July 28 Adventures in Cardboard’s Kids Summer Workshops is now open! Adventures in Cardboard (brought to you by the same people who do the Art Sled Rally in Minneapolis) will be working with kids in Powderhorn to build Venice in Powderhorn: magnificent castles, giant mazes, suits of arms and armor, functional cardboard boats and play houses. Working side by side with artists, kids will unveil an actual floating cardboard city anchored out in the middle of Powderhorn Lake. The only way to explore the canals of our city will be in cardboard boats built by our students. Contact Julian for more info at 612-532-6764.
Thursday, May 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hiawatha Elementary School
4201 42nd Ave. S.
Please join us for our Hiawatha PTO Annual Fiesta! Fun for all ages (rain or shine)! Games, prizes, inflatables, activities, ponies, raffle items, silent auction, photo booth and great food!
Longfellow Garden Club – Plant Swap
Saturday, May 25, 12 p.m.
Sanford Middle School parking lot
3524 41st Ave.
Whether you have give-away bags of too-successful perennials or are looking for flower bed or boulevard fillers, this is the place to come. Rain or shine you can bring your plants beginning at 11 a.m. Plants are usually gone by 12:30 p.m. Garden clubs are free and open to the public.
Worldwide March Against Monsanto
Saturday, May 25, 1 p.m.
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul 55155
More than 1,000 Minnesotans will gather at the State Capitol and take the streets, marching in protest of an agribusiness giant’s practices. The rally will take place a 2 p.m., featuring speakers and bands. Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, continue to be released into our food supply and eco system, without regulated testing. The list of countries with GMO bans or regulations grows, but the U.S. remains unsuccessful in the fight to regulate GMO products. Rejecting agribusiness’s neglect of environmental health and long-term food security in favor of short-term profits, the TC March stands in solidarity with worldwide outrage, but is operated by local farmers, food activists and concerned citizens. The group is dedicated to total public transparency and nonviolence.
Memorial Day Blues Bash
Saturday, May 25, 9 p.m.
The Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave. S.
Come check out Curtis Blake and the Greazy Gravy Blues Band! He’s an award winning harp player teamed with other critically acclaimed blues musicians. No cover.
Seward Concert Band
*Monday, May 27, 9:40 a.m.
Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery (entrance on Cedar)
Lake St. & Cedar Ave. S.
*Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
Roosevelt High School (auditorium)
4029 28th Ave. S.
Suggested donations are $6, adults; $5, seniors; $4, students/children. Refreshments following.
*Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m.
Minnehaha Falls Park (bandstand)
4801 S. Minnehaha Park Dr.
The Seward Concert Band is a nonprofit organization comprised of amateur brass, wind and percussion players from the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Under the direction of John Stewart, the group works to promote music education and appreciation.
4th Annual Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Corner of 48th St. & Chicago Ave./ between Elliot & Columbus Ave.
Free for all. Many styles of cars, beer garden for adults, jumper for kids all day, trophies, food and door prizes! For more info contact Mike Kmiecik at BikesandPieces-.com or 612-203-6077.
Arts on Chicago
Saturday, June 8
32nd to 42nd Streets on Chicago Ave.
Almost 40 artists involved with the 20 art projects of Arts on Chicago will come together to celebrate the year-long initiative. Residents from Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant and Central neighborhoods encourage Minnesotans from across the metro area to take part in activities that knit together the creative assets of the historic corridor in South Minneapolis. For more information, visit artsonchicago.org.
Brake for Breakfast
Wednesday, June 12, 7 to 9 a.m.
28th St. & 21st Ave./near Lake & Hiawatha
Join the bike-to-work breakfast in the parking lot right off the Midtown Green-way to celebrate Bike Walk Week! Serving pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, yogurt and muesli, granola bars and Peace coffee and juice. The HUB bike co-op is also offering a free bike check clinic and handing out free bike patch kits. Additionally, Eureka Recycling will be working with us to compost and make this a zero-waste event. For more info and to register for the free event go to http://brakeforbreakfast2013.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The American Swedish Institute (expanded campus)
2600 Park Ave. S.
This day-long outdoor festival is inspired by similar celebrations held across Sweden and Europe marking the arrival and joy of summer. Family activities will feature singing, dancing, flower head-wreath making … and even a mini golf course! Includes museum admission and can be purchased the day of the event.
|Art | Music | Dance | Theater
| Community | Museums | Comedy
2948 Chicago Ave. S.
Thor Eric Paul has a painterly approach somewhere between Frank Stella’s compositional dimensionality and a melting cartoon’s reductive signifiers. The viewer negotiates their organic building blocks with senses somewhere between fly-over and skyscraper. Thor will be making a collection of reasonable monsters for the gallery and displaying some of his large tableaux in the Smuda Studio. Through May 30
All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Ave.
I’m Not Your Indian Anymore
Featuring the photographs of the late Roger Woo in black and white and the color photographs of Dick Bancroft along with photos by Keri Pickett, the art will be interspersed with posters from the American Indian Movement’s history, documents and booklets from various periods in the organization’s history, and personal items from collections.
The FrameWorks Gallery and Custom Framing
2022A Ford Parkway, St. Paul 55116
Life at the Pace of Pigment
Featuring oil painters Dereck Davis and Tom McGregor. The exhibit will consist of Plein Air landscapes as well as still life and figurative work.
Opening reception, May 25, 7 - 9 p.m.
Through July 6
Highpoint Center For Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition
Join us to celebrate the culminating exhibition of the 2012-2013 Jerome Residents, Jonas Criscoe, David Frohlich and Caitlin Warner. The exhibition will feature works they created during their nine-month residency at Highpoint, funded by the Jerome Foundation.
May 24 - July 3.
Jean Stephen Galleries
917 Nicollet Mall
Dr. Seuss New Prints and Sculpture
Like Norman Rockwell, Theodor Seuss Geisel created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing and final line drawing for each page of every project he illustrated. Dr. Seuss’s rough drawings provide a deeper glimpse into the creative process and often reveal that elusive middle ground between conception and final execution.
Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave.
Stillness of Place
Keren Kroul presents a series of colorful watercolors on paper. Part of an exploration of narrative and abstraction, this recent work focuses on intricate organic and geometric imagery.
June 4 - July 1.
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
Five in Five
Five African photographers accepted the challenge of conveying visually, in just five images, the essential totality of their respective communities. Hailing from lands associated with the Congolese, the Liberians, the Ethiopians, the Somalians and the African Americans, these five photographers surprise, lecture and nurture a broader recognition of what is “the essential.”
Through June 30
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. S.
Eighteen artists united by their love of the human form have come together to create a fresh, thought-provoking show of drawings and paintings reflecting recent experiences with the live model. During the opening party on May 19 these experienced artists will be on hand to demonstrate their art by drawing portraits of visitors.
Until June 1
Fallout Arts Studio Space
2601 2nd Ave. S.
Jennifer’s Dancing Upside Down Classes
Classes and workshops take place at Fallout Arts in its beautiful, two-story back studio. Sliding scale $5-10.
Beg/Intermediate—Tuesdays, 6- 7:30 p.m.
Advanced—Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.
2520 26th Ave. S.
Block Party 2013
A free music festival. Music runs 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily. All ages welcome! Rain or shine. Visit website for lineup and set times.
May 25 & 26
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 55401
An Exhibition of Photos From “We Are Still Here”
A new book, “We Are Still Here: A Photographic History of the American Indian Movement,” features photography by Dick Bancroft, text by Laura Waterman Wittstock and a foreword by Rigoberta Menchú Tum. The photographs of Bancroft, an activist and a key documentarian of AIM, provide a stunningly intimate view of this major piece of American history, which dates from 1970 to 1981. Veteran journalist Waterman Wittstock has interviewed a host of surviving participants to tell the stories behind the images. The words of Russell Means, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Winona LaDuke and many more tell the stories. Through September 1
818 S. 2nd St.
The Primrose Path
Based on the novel “Home of the Gentry.” Theodore has come home! After years in Paris, he’s relieved to return to his Russian estate, despite the sullen greeting of his servant and the behavior of his silly cousin Maria. Yet he’s captivated by Maria’s daughter Liza, a sensible girl wise beyond her years. But where is Theodore’s adored wife – and are the rumors about his infidelity true?
Through June 15
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
A hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water was worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
June 7 - August 11
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th St.
The Driveway Tour
The tour includes three unique shows in the repertoire, “The Amazing Cow Boat,” “Molly and the Magic Boot” and “Tucker’s Robot,” which will be presented all over the Twin Cities.
June 7 - 22
1420 Washington Ave. S.
Local husband and wife duo Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan, known as Sossy Mechanics, play Danny David and Belle. He’s an unassuming, humble street vendor conned into becoming a boxer with the hope of getting rich. She’s a dancer who saw her unfortunate boxer brother fall for the same con. Don’t miss this opportunity to come see this FREE show and then pay what you think it’s worth afterward.
Girls Only/Boys Only Kids Book Club
June 12, July 10, August 7
East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
Girls and boys entering grades 4-6 are eligible. Girls join other girls and boys join other boys to talk about a great book! Lending copies may be picked up at the information desk. Registration begins May 15. Register online, www.hclib.org, or call 612-543-8425.
Master Gardener: Community Gardening
Thursday, June 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
A community garden is any space where plants are grown and maintained by a community to meet the needs of the community. Learn the pleasures and challenges of the collaborative project. Registration required. Register online, www.-hclib.org, or at 612-543-8425.
Volunteer In-Class Tutors are Desired in Adult Basic Education
Would you like to assist motivated students and a licensed teacher in an English (ESL), math, computer basics, writing or reading class? Minneapolis Adult Education has openings for morning and evening volunteers, M-F at 2225 E. Lake St. For more information, see mpsabe.mpls.-k12.mn.us/volunteeropportunities or call Ellen at 612-668-3984.
Experience is not needed. Training is provided.