From Council Member Cam Gordon
The Council’s Community Development Committee has voted to apply for $635,000 in grant funds for environmental investigation and cleanup for Phase III of the Seward Commons development. The granting agencies are the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program, the Metropolitan Council’s Tax base Revitalization Account Grant Program and the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund. The old Tri-State building at 34th Ave. S. and 25th St. E. is moving to a public auction. The underlying zoning of the building is residential, and it may have lost its nonconforming rights as an industrial building. Future use of the building may require rezoning to a low-density “office residence” district. My office has been in contact with Seward Redesign, and it sounds like there are several people interested in turning this building into something that benefits the broader neighborhood and fits in well with the uses along 25th St. E.
Grocery Distribution Volunteers Needed
3rd Thursday of every month, 4 to 7 p.m.
3100 E. 28th St.
In partnership with Target, Second Harvest Heartland is coordinating monthly grocery distributions through a mobile food pantry at 11 elementary schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul. This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals and small groups looking to give direct, personal service in a fun, energetic environment. Call 651-282-0901 for details.
Hiawatha Senior Club
Tuesdays, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hiawatha School Park
4305 42nd St. E.
We have snacks and then play cards and games. This is a perfect event for you to come out and interact with other adults in your neighborhood. Ages 19 & older. Free.
Holistic Moms Network Twin Cities Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 to 9 p.m.
Fuller Park Recreation Center
4800 Grand Ave. S.
Would you like your partner or family to be more supportive of your holistic lifestyle? Are holiday get-togethers stressful because of differences in lifestyle choices? Christina Robert, PhD, LAMFT (Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist) will join us to discuss how to work with your partner and family members to communicate in a positive way, overcome the challenges, and build stronger relationships. All are welcome.
The Town Hall Forum: The Nature of Consciousness
Thursday, Nov. 21, noon
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave.
Eben Alexander is a neurosurgeon who has served on the medical staff at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, Duke University Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is the author of the
bestseller “Proof of Heaven:
A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into
the Afterlife,” which recounts his near-death experience and his subsequent commitment to researching the nature of human consciousness.
17th Annual Holiday Bazaar & Noon Meal
Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Bethel Lutheran Church
4120 17th Ave. S.
Featuring cookie walk, crafts, bake sale, Granny’s attic, krumkake and lefse demos. For more information call 612-724-3693 or visit www.bethel-mpls.org.
Volunteers needed: End of the Year Mailing
Saturday, Nov. 23, noon
Anti-war Committee Office
4200 Cedar Ave. S.
Help us send out our end of the year mailing to our supporters. Many hands to make the work go fast! You are welcome to come for any sized shift you can do. We’ll bring the snacks. You bring your hands and a friend!
Christmas Tree Sales
Friday, Nov. 29 (M – F, 5 – 8 p.m.; Sat & Sun, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Hiawatha Y Service Club and YMCA
E. 42nd St. & Hiawatha Ave.
The Y Service Club helps provide programs at the Hiawatha YMCA. Profits are used to support youth programs, usually camp scholarships. For more info call 952-890-1740.
Walk it Off! Post-Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 29, 1 to 3 p.m.
Fort Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Rd., St. Paul
Join us after your feast! We’ll wander, waddle, meander our way through the park exploring animal signs and work off some of our Thanksgiving Day treats.
Seward Winter Frolic:
Art in the ‘hood
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 12 to 5 p.m.
All day long, Seward
neighborhood businesses will be offering specials and local artists will display their work
at several venues. There will be pedicabs driving shoppers all over the neighborhood. At 5 p.m. Saturday shoppers, residents and businesses are invited to gather in Triangle Park (26th Ave. & E. Franklin Ave.) to light up the park, creating a symbol of our warm community spirit during the cold days of winter.
21st Annual Women’s Art Festival
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2121 E. Lake St.
The festival features art made and sold by local women. This year there are over 125 artists participating, selling jewelry, photography, pottery, textiles, food and much more. There is live music by women throughout the day. Come browse, shop, listen , visit with friends, enjoy!
|Art | Music | Dance | Theater
Community | Museums
The Toys Take Over Christmas
Old Arizona Theater • 2821 Nicollet Ave. S.
The long-standing Urban Spectrum Theater Company will again bring to the stage its most well-received holiday children’s show. This delightful tale about toys who come to life is directed by Judy Cooper Lyle, written by Patricia Clapp and choreographed by Penny Masuku. The toys, consisting of a Captain Soldier, two musketeers, Tina the “Barbie type” doll, a Harlequin doll and a rag doll, display some outrageous antics and some dance moves as they rebel against the Toymaker in favor of Santa Claus. This is a fun show for all ages, and, as always, the show is “suggested donation.” Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
November 21 & 22, 7:30 p.m.; November 23, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Ave.
Featuring the work of contemporary American Indian artists C. Maxx Stevens and Henry Payer. Both artists’ practices are largely influenced by the use of found and re-appropriated materials. These two artists utilize the embedded pasts of the found objects to create works that draw from history, aesthetics, meaning and stories that the materials carry. They then reorganize the materials to create fresh, thought-provoking expressions.
Through January 18, 2014
Gage Family Art Gallery
22nd Ave. at Riverside Ave.
Love is more talked about than surrendered to (for Charles Wright)
What barriers do we create to inhibit our access to the things that will provide meaning and fulfillment in our lives? Charles Matson Lume’s installation explores systems that limit illumination despite our desires that state otherwise.
Through December 19
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
Contemporary Prints from Central Taiwan
Featuring a variety of prints by artists living and working in the Taiwanese cities of Taichung and Miaoli. Free and open to the public.
Through November 23
Instinct Art Gallery
940 Nicollet Mall
God’s Sketchbook for Creation
This exhibition reveals the sketches, demo versions
and rough-cut designs for earth’s animals that were edited out before creation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes of
creation and observe the
working models, preliminary designs, a few outright failures, and some critters that simply did not “play well with others.” The sketchbook contains
renditions of creatures that exist today, and perhaps more
interestingly, the fantastical ones that might have been.
Through January 11, 2014
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis-based artist Monica Rudquist explores the interplay and patterns between the interior and exterior of forms and the spaces created between the forms when they are set side by side. Making multiples and working in series is part of her working process and vocabulary, an integral part of how Rudquist works through ideas. The show will exhibit wall, pedestal and floor pieces, creating both large and small vignettes within the spaces.
Through January 5, 2014
3501 Chicago Ave. S
I Was / I Is: A Mile in My Shoes
Artist Esther Osayande hosted a series of story telling and story sharing sessions for women. The small group sessions allowed
sisters to share, laugh and learn with other women about the
life-moments that have shaped us. The creative outcome was
the creation of small art works from shoe casts that tell each women’s story.
Through December 1
2948 Chicago Ave. S.
It’s Good in the ‘Hood
Thaddeus Jameson’s colored drawings are mosaics of contradiction: What seems to be drawn from life comes from different historical eras and locations. Some of his work is informed by his photographic memory and sometimes gritty ‘70s movies as they can caricature where you live into something beguilingly far out.
Through January 10, 2014
Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave. S.
In the Windows
A professional calligrapher’s daughter, Julia Elizabeth Babb developed an early love of the letter arts and later, an
understanding of the history
and mystery behind them. The pieces are her contribution to an
ongoing conversation about
letters, words, language and ideas.
Third Place Gallery
3730 Chicago Ave. S., Studio B
Objects from Community Engaged Art: A Holiday Show
Features physical objects created by eight artists working on
various forms of public practice in South Minneapolis. Many of the works featured are the result of community-based objects—
gorgeous works of art and poetry that have played a supporting role in community building,
public art and social engagement. These photographs, prints, drawings and books, which are a part of each artist’s broader practice, are works of art in their own right.
November 30, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2520 26th Ave. S.
“Rock N’ Bowl”
Twin Star Rocket
“Rock N’ Bowl”
Melody & the Dramatics
Isadore (Members of Black Blondie + Black Diet), Hardcore Crayons, guest DJs
All shows free admission.
All shows 10 p.m.
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 55401
From Mill to Museum: The Hidden History of the Washburn Complex, 1965-2003
An exhibit of dramatic images and words about the Washburn A Mill during the years it sat abandoned; after General Mills shut down the mill in July 1965, this National Historic Landmark sat unused except for a few tenants, curiosity seekers and homeless people.
Through December 31
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
The Romanovs: Legacy of an Empire Lost
In 1613, 16-year-old Mikhail Romanov was elected Tsar of Russia, inaugurating a 300-year dynasty. This exhibition provides an overview of the three centuries of Romanov rule, focusing on the tragic end of the dynasty in 1917-1918 and the dispersal of the remaining family members and their treasures after the Bolshevik revolution. The events that led to the collapse of imperial rule in Russia are well known, but what happened to their scattered property after the Bolsheviks seized power is a story still being unearthed.
Through March 23, 2014
818 S. 2nd St.
In a deliciously witty screwball comedy about a corrupt businessman trying to get ahead, Harry Brock, a junk-dealer millionaire on the rise, hunkers down in a lavishly decorated hotel room in Washington with his brassy chorus girlfriend Billie Dawn in tow. Hoping to influence a senator in some personal business dealings, he soon gets advice suggesting that the seemingly dim-witted blonde will need a little polish to get ahead in D.C. society. Brock hires a newspaperman for the task but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a little bit of learning can be a dangerous thing.
November 23 - January 5, 2014
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Driving Miss Daisy
In this affecting story, Daisy, an independent, aging Jewish widow—stubborn and set in her ways—reluctantly surrenders the driver’s seat of her car to Hoke Colburn, a proud, soft-spoken black man. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.
Through December 22
The Playwrights’ Center
2301 E. Franklin Ave.
612-332-7481, ext. 2
Just when things start to go right in his life, bestselling mystery writer Brian Hanson is forced to face the reality that he might lose the brother he always longed for. He starts a computer business to keep his best friend, who’s like a brother to him, in the country, a business they really don’t want. All forces seem to be against him. His brother’s girlfriend is jealous of them, his wife hates the girlfriend, and the government has its own conniving plot to rob Brian of the closest thing he’s ever had to a family. Free and open to the public.
November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Safe Place Homework Help
Monday – Friday, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Congregation
2001 Riverside Ave.
Adults students and children all welcome. Tutors available for all levels. Interested in being a volunteer or tutor? Need more information about the program? Contact 612-333-2561.
East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
** Conversation Circles
Sundays, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8 & 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library. Call 612-543-5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 612-543-8845; in Somali, 612-543-8756; in Spanish, 612-543-8510.
** Job Search Assistance
Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17 & 31, 3 to 5 p.m.
Are you seeking new employment or re-entering the workforce? Do you need help looking for a job, filling out applications or writing your resume? Stop in for free one-to-one assistance with a job search representative.
** East Lake Gallery: “Faces of Minnesota”
Through Dec. 14
Photography by Richard R. Thompson explores the vision into the study of human
behavior and expression.