Single Sort Recycling
When you get your cart, please continue to rinse your recyclable containers. Please do NOT put the following into your recycling bin: yard waste, Styrofoam, plastic foam or plastic bags. These steps will help the city keep costs down and retain the value of the recyclables. The money from the sale of the recyclables helps fund recycling services.
Gandhi Mahal in the Global Market on Lake
Join Friends of the Market on the second Wednesday of every month at Gandhi Mahal between 5 and 8 p.m. Ten percent of your meal will go toward building a community-based food system that assures equitable access to healthy, locally-produced food, supports reinvestment in the community and provides for the long-term viability of our food shed.
Beer for a Better World
Tuesday, May 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
414 6th Ave. N.
The English Learning Center, a nonprofit school for adult immigrants and refugees in the Phillips neighborhood, will be hosting a fundraiser and social event. Music, 1st drink, light food and door prize entry included. All proceeds to benefit the English Learning Center. Learn more or register at www.oscs-mn.org.
Through May 11, every Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave.
Every other week will feature “playshops” where youth can explore different topics and skills. The “in-between” weeks will feature art-making activities and informal social time for youth and families.
Recommended ages are 5-14. Playshops will be mixed age, encouraging older kids to help younger ones, with suitable projects for any age. Registration is free. To register or for more information please call 612-217-0578 or visit http://minnehaha-freespace.org.
Annual Dowling Community Garden Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dowling Community Garden
39th St. and 46th Ave. (P.O. Box 6757)
Along with many favorite garden varieties, this sale features many heirloom vegetables and flowers.
Al Nakba Protest
Wednesday, May 15, 4:30 p.m.
212 3rd Ave. S.
May 14, 1948, marks Israel’s declaration of independence. To Israelis it’s a day of celebration. For Palestinians and Arabs it commemorates a time they call Al Nakba—Arabic for “the Catastrophe.” May 14th remembers a period during the 1948 war when at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women and children were ruthlessly attacked, massacred and driven from their homes into refugee camps by Zionist terror groups, and have never been allowed to return, which is a violation of international law.
Israel has received since 1948 $115 billion in U.S. aid, which they use to occupy Palestine. In 2012 the Israeli military used U.S.-made and U.S. taxpayer-funded F-16s and Apache helicopters to attack Gaza. The Israeli offensive killed at least 115 Palestinians and injured some 840, including 225 children.
Today, Israel holds 4,517 Palestinians in its jails, almost 200 of them being held without charge or trial; 170 are children. Palestinian prisoners have organized hunger strikes to protest their injustice and have sparked a solidarity movement in Palestine and around the world.
Al-Nakba, 2013, marks 65 years of Israeli occupation. Show your solidarity with Palestine! Say NO to U.S. aid to Israel.
Organized by the Anti-War Committee. For more info visit antiwarcommittee.org.
You’re Invited to a Neighborhood Energy Party
Saturday, May 18, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Stewart Park multi-purpose room
2700 12 Ave. S.
Our Power campaign will be hosting a party for Midtown-area residents involved or looking to get involved in local energy solutions. We will be discussing updates on neighborhood efforts, information on support and opportunities, activities and ways to get involved. RSVP at http://-midtownenergyparty.eventbrite-.com. Contact mnourpower@-gmail.com or 612-548-1333 for details. Please invite your friends!
Rain or Shine Community Sing
Saturday, May 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Powderhorn Park Community Center
3400 15th Ave. S.
Come help create a 1,000-voice community sing. Songs will be led by Bret Hesla and Mary Preus of Minnesota Community Sings with guest José Antonio Machado. Bring the family and a picnic; community picnic after the sing. $5 donation requested as you are able to cover song sheet printing, venue rental and songleading.
Back in the 1920s and 1930s, people gathered in Minneapolis parks by the thousands to sing together. Crowds of 5,000 – 10,000 and more were not uncommon. We’ll (re)make history when we get 1,000 folks together to sing. No rehearsals, no auditions, everyone sings, all songs led.
We’re booking both the gym and a space outside. So if it pours, we’ll head indoors.
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.
|Art | Music | Dance | Theater
Community | Museums
Adventures in Cardboard’s Kids Summer Workshops
Registration 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 magnificent castles, giant mazes, suits of arms and armor, functional cardboard boats and play houses. The featured event for the summer will be “Venice in Powderhorn,” Saturday, July 28, where kids working side by side with artists 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 the cardboard rowboats built by our students. Contact Julian for more info at 612-532-6764.
Highpoint Center For Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
Look/See & Access/Print
The exhibit features work by hundreds of students that visited our classroom studio in the past year to learn about printmaking as part of our school partnership program. Access/Print teen project will be on display in the adjoining gallery. These young talents each spent over 70 hours at Highpoint working with artist mentors to develop a series of prints in this exhibition.
Through May 11
1501 Hennepin Ave. S
Method: MCTC Design Portfolio Show
A display of creative professional work produced by this year’s print and web design graduates.
May 7 & 8
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave.
The pre-Socratic philosopher Empedocles first proposed the idea that the world rests upon four fundamental building blocks: air, earth, fire and water. Ceramics has always had a special relationship to these elements because they are essential for all ceramic creation. The artists in this exhibition, Susannah Biondo-Gemmel, Del Harrow, Linda Swanson and Paula Winokur, offer contemporary responses to the ancient theme of the elements, with each artist focusing on a different element. Their works address a wide range of artistic and social concerns, from the metaphorical equation of ceramic vessels with the human body to the environmental linkage between “earth” and “the Earth.”
Through May 12
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
Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd., 55416
Transfer of Money
A photo exhibition illustrating Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, in their homes, in full color. Each individual is a story of life and hope. From Europe to Minnesota, it was here they fashioned their dreams, their futures and their families—their lives are a constant reminder to the value of freedom and the enduring human spirit.
May 12 - June 9
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.
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Saved By The Bell Show
Zack, Kelly, Jesse, Lisa, Slater and Screech are back with more episodes, more commercials and more lessons! The long running hit show returns where you and your friends become the “live studio audience”! Join the excitement as the gang strikes oil, the girls form their own singing group and everyone learns about the danger of caffeine pills! Don’t miss a special appearance by Patrick O’Brien—the original Mr. Dewey from the TV series. $10. Go Bayside!!
May 6 & 7 ($10)
May 9-11 ($15)
4200 Cedar Avenue South
Where Should the Birds Fly
Fida Qishta, a photojournalist from Gaza, Occupied Palestinian Territory, has produced a beautiful and compelling film about life in Gaza before and after the Israeli assault code-named Operation Cast Lead, December 2008 – January 2009. The film’s most tragic and eloquent star is a young girl, one of the few survivors of an apparent deliberate attack on about 100 civilians herded into an apartment building. Ms. Qishta will be leading a discussion after the film. $5 suggested donation.
May 12, 3:30 p.m.
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Who Cares? (Que Se Importa?)
What does it take to make a difference? Eighteen social entrepreneurs from around the world show us how everyday people can create global change through innovative enterprise.
818 S. 2nd St.
Centers on two men who have gone ice fishing on the last day of the season; the ice is melting and the DNR is watching. They are hoping for something essential, immortal, when a construction worker roars across the ice on his snowmobile, spear, dynamite and fancy dress in hand! And the last blizzard of the season is about to begin …
Through May 18
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave.
Free To Be … You and Me
This musical—based on an Emmy Award-winning television series and a bestselling book—encourages children to be who they are, however they are, rather than allowing others to dictate who they “should” be.
Through May 19
212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 140
By the Seat of Our Pants
Interact’s wildly comedic romp, stomp, tweet and post through pop culture is an original, nothing sacred production that’s as wonderfully wacky as we are! Tickets are $18.
Through May 18
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Bain Boehlke directs this ingeniously constructed play that pairs gasp-inducing thrills with copious laughter. Steve Hendrickson stars as Sidney Bruhl, with Cheryl Willis as Myra and Michael Booth as Clifford, both of whom were in the Jungle’s 2012 “Dial M for Murder,” another mystery masterpiece.
Through May 19
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
The Chicago Avenue Project: Once in a Blue Moon
Features 10 original, short plays written by professional playwrights, directed by professionals and performed by some of the Twin Cities’ top theater artists in partnership with South Minneapolis youth.
May 6 & 7
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/volunteer_opportunities or call Ellen at 612-668-3984.
Experience is not needed. Training is provided.
Want to Bring Professional Theater to Your Neighborhood Garage??
Off-Leash Area seeks hosts for the fourth Annual Neighborhood Garage Tour! Do you love the idea of bringing together people to enjoy a performance in your own neighborhood? Do you have a 2-car garage or similar space? The 2013 Garage Tour will run from August through October. For more information about hosting call 612-774-7372 or email offleash@offleash=area.org.
East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day: Art Open House and Puppet Show
—Boys and girls come enjoy the “Lupita no quiere dormir” puppet show! The puppet show will be presented in Spanish. Puppets will be on display in the children’s area through May 18.
Spring Book Sale
—Offers thousands of books for very cheap prices – hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are 50-cents. All children’s books are 50-cents!
Your extra books are welcome to participate! Send the Friends an email for a book pickup by May 10: email@example.com.
May 18 & 19
Raingardens and Beyond
Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Longfellow Park Rec Center
3435 36th Ave. S.
You can help keep our lakes, rivers and streams clean by making simple changes in your yard care choices. This workshop explores the latest in healthy yard care practices, including proper use of fertilizers, disposal and reuse of yard waste, keeping sidewalks ice free and managing runoff onsite. Sponsored by Metro Blooms and Hennepin County Master Gardeners, the $15 workshop will be offered until mid-June. To register visit www.metro-blooms.org or call 651-699-2426.
Plant a Monarch Garden this Year
Saturday, May 11, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Nokomis Community Center
2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway
Learn how to help increase the number of monarchs this summer (a critical year for our state butterfly) by planting the milkweed, nectar and shelter plants that they need for survival. Registration includes a “Garden-to-Go” kit with all the plants needed to start a small monarch garden. Registration fee is $25. Free without the garden kit. Registration forms are available at www.nokomis-east.org.