April Phillips Powderhorn community calendar

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New Rules on Yard Waste Collection
Starting in spring of 2012, yard waste must be bagged in compostable plastic bags, Kraft paper bags or reusable containers that are less than 33 gallons in size, with sturdy handles. Plastic yard waste bags are banned.

Events

Forum on NATO and the Wars and Interventions of the 1%
Saturday, April 7, 3 p.m.
May Day Books
401 Cedar Ave. S.
Activists from all over the world will be converging in Chicago on May 20 to oppose the NATO summit in Chicago. Come hear from local leaders in the anti-war movement why they are against NATO and why you should travel to Chicago to voice your opposition in person. Speakers include:
April Knutson, WAMM—the history of NATO, including its imperialist beginnings; Sarah Martin, WAMM—the role of NATO in the war on Yugoslavia; Jess Sundin, Anti-War Committee—the role of NATO in the war and occupation of Afghanistan; Mary Beaudoin, WAMM—the new stage of NATO in its war on Libya and its potential new targets. Organized by the Anti-War Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, and Women Against Military Madness. For more info on the protest in Chicago go to cang8.org. For more info on the buses traveling from Minneapolis go to antiwarcommittee.org or call April at 612-823-5989.

Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged
Tuesday, April 10, 7 to 8 p.m.
Seward Co-op
2823 E. Franklin Ave.
This film tells the story of a small group of loud-mouthed, over-educated, under-employed activists and a massive group of ordinary people with average incomes who revolutionized healthcare services by using large empty rooms, old recliner chairs and 2-cent needles. Ten years after the first Community Acupuncture (CA) clinic opened in Oregon, this social movement has since spread to over 200 clinics nationwide and created a multi-stakeholder cooperative. The film follows six patients and shows the impact of affordable acupunture on their lives and communities. Jessica Hanson of Southpoint Community Acupuncture will lead the discussion following the film showing.

Gardening for Birds
Wednesday, April 11, 7 to 9 p.m.
Epworth United Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave. S.
Longtime DNR birding expert Carrol Henderson will speak at the Longfellow Garden Club’s meeting about birds and the plants they love. Bid on something and/or bring something for the Silent Auction, which benefits the club’s Speaker Fund. The meeting is free and open to everyone.

Eyes in Gaza
Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E. 31st St.
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.
Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church
5400 Penn Ave. S.
Eyes in Gaza is a detailed and harrowing account by the Norwegian doctors Mads Gilbert and Erik Fosse of their experiences in al-Shifa Hospital during Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza in December 2008-January 2009. For a time they were not just the only Western doctors in Gaza, but among the handful of Western witnesses to what they repeatedly call Israel’s massacre of some 1,400 Palestinian men, women and children. Dr. Gilbert’s testimonies were broadcast worldwide on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN and more. The events are free and open to the public. Book signings to follow lectures. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Committee of WAMM, Middle East Peace Now, Al Aqsa Institute of Minnesota and endorsed by the Anti-War Committee. FFI call 612-827-5364.

Called to Serve: Stories of Men and Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft
Sunday, April 15, 4 p.m.
Majers and Quinn
3038 Hennepin
Tom Weiner, author of “Called to Serve,” will be reading from his oral history. The book is the first to include testimonies representative of all of the responses to the draft and war in Vietnam with such chapter titles as “Those Who Served,” “Those Who Left,” “Those Who Resisted,” “Those Who Beat the Draft,” “Those Who Chose Conscientious Objection” and “Those Who Loved, Counseled and Consoled” (interviews with women). The product of seven years and 61 interviews, 30 of which are contained in the book, the author’s hope is that his work will promote long overdue healing among those who lived through those turbulent times as well as awareness for those confronted by our current wars of the toll war takes on us all.

Tax Day Rally: Tax the Rich! No Cuts to Poor and Working People!
Monday, April 16, Noon
Minnesota State Capitol
We are in an economic crisis. We are losing our jobs and our homes. There are huge cuts to education, health care and other services that we have been paying into for years. Working people are under attack. Still the politicians are talking about more attacks on us. Meanwhile, the wealthy have been getting huge tax cuts year after year. The MN Coalition for a People’s Bailout and the Welfare Rights Committee have a bill to TAX the RICH. Make your voice heard!! Sponsored by MN Coalition for a People’s Bailout. Mnbailout.wordpress.com and Welfare Rights Committee, 612-822-8020.

XL Pipeline Film Screening
Thursday and Sunday, April 19, 7 p.m. and April 22, 12:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E. 31st St.
The 40-minute documentary “Pipe Dreams” traces the proposed path of the Canadian Keystone XL pipeline across the Ogallala Aquifer and the fragile Sandhills of Nebraska with interviews with the ranchers and farmers whose land lies in the pipeline’s path. Free will offering for refreshments. All are welcome. FFI: 612-729-8358 or www.htlcmpls.org.

Art

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
612-871-1326
www.highpointprintmaking.org
Stand Out Prints 2012
Highpoint’s National Juried Exhibition
Selected prints from nearly 800 entries.
Through April 14

Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
612-821-9045
tmora.org
Taille Directe: Sculptures by Naum Mogilevsky
Mogilevsky was a prominent member of the celebrated 1920s – 30s artist group in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) known as the Krug Khudozhnikov (Circle of Artists). His work was influenced by a modernist European movement known as Direct Carving, or “taille directe” in French.
Through September 9

Shoebox Gallery
2948 Chicago Ave. S.
612-825-3833
the shoeboxgallery.blogspot.com/
Abraham Renko
Renko’s minimalist work echoes Arte Povera in its use of rubbings, pressings, lamb’s blood and other organic materials and procedures.
Through April 12

Soap Factory
514 2nd St. S.E.
612-623-9176
www.soapfactory.org
Artists on the Verge
New work from five Minnesota-based artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture.
Ends April 15
FLO(we){U}R
Opening reception, April 28, 7 – 11 p.m.
April 28 – May 27

Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave. S.
612-722-2324
www.susanhenselgallery.com/
Longing for Home;
The mathematics of art
Through April 26

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
612-375-7600
www.walkerart.org
Dance Works I
Examples of collaborative work between legendary artists Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg.
Through April 8
Poison and Candy, Frank Gaard
Monumental tableaux paintings from the ’70s and ’80s, signature portraits of friends and fellow art-world denizens, a raucous installation of new work, a selection of his diaristic and at time salacious sketchbooks, and issues of his cult zine *Artpolice*.
Through May 6

Dance

The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
612-206-3600 (box office Tu – F, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
www.thecowlescenter.org
Voices
Presented by artists from Shapiro and Smith plus guest artists in a physically delirious new work with live music by the Orange Mighty Trio.
Tickets, $24.
April 6 – 8
James Sewell Ballet
“The evening,” according to Sewell, “will be like a meal consisting of the Beethoven as a main course complemented nicely with the tango as a dessert.” Live music by the Parker Quartet.
Tickets, $32, $26, Students $16.
April 13 – 22

Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
612-724-6273
www.patricksca-baret.org
SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance
See the work of Angharad Davies, Allie Hankins and Laurie Van Wieren.
Tickets, $15 at the door, cash or check only.
April 19, 20, 21, 7:30 p.m.

Film

St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 S.E. Main St.
612-311-4723
www.stanthonymaintheatre.com
Minneapolis St. Paul 2012 International Film Festival
April 12 – May 3

Theater

The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
612-206-3600
www.thecowlescenter.org
What’s the Word For
Illusion Theater, located on the 8th Floor (612-339-4944, www.illusiontheater.org), presents the story of an unconventional, heartwarming relationship.
Tickets are $15 – $28.
Ends April 21

Guthrie Theater
818 S. 2nd St.
612-377-2224
www.guthrietheater.org
Time Stands Still
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Donald Margulies and directed by Joe Dowling. This Tony Award-nominated, deeply human and witty play explores the lives of two couples coping with changes in life and the aftermath of trauma. Featured actors are Sarah Agnew, Bill McCallum, Mark Benninghofen and Valeri Mudek.
April 13 – May 20

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 Lake St. E.
612-721-2535
www.hobt.org
Puppet Shows for Kids
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Make ‘n’ Take Workshops
Saturdays, 11 a.m.
Public MayDay Parade Workshops
Saturdays: 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.; Tuesdays: 7 – 9 p.m.; Thursdays: 7 – 9 p.m.
April 7 – May 3

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
612-822-7063
jungletheater.com
The Birthday Party
Harold Pinter’s celebrated play, with its mix of humor and horror, appears at the Jungle for the first time.
April 6 – May 13

Lehr Theater
75 5th St. W., #522, St. Paul 55102
612-343-3390
spcpa.org/conservatory/lehr-theater/
Cirque de la Loon
An experimental work telling the unknown story of where clowns came from, why they are here, and why they now live in tents.
Through April 15, 7 p.m.

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
612-338-6131
mixedblood.com
Learn to be Latina
The poliitcs of ethnic and sexual identity take center stage in this comic, mercilessly off-color show, which offers a riotous take on cultural appropriation—and what makes a pop culture star.
April 20 – May 13

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th St.
612-874-6338
www.openeyetheatre.org
Toy Theatre after Dark
A two-week festival of puppetry and object theatre of miniature proportions.
Contemporary approaches to an old art form.
April 13 – 21

Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
612-724-6273
www.patrickscaba-ret.org
Open Call Cabaret
Six acts with a mix of experience levels and artistic disciplines.
Tickets, $10 at the door.
April 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m.

People’s Center Theater
3rd Floor – Elevator Available
425 20th Ave. S.
The Complete
Works of William
Shakespeare
(abridged)
Presented by the Swandive Theatre (www.swandivetheatre.org, 612-568-6780).
Tickets, $18.
April 14 – 28

Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S.
612-340-0155
www.southerntheater.org
The House on Mango Street
Presented by Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater. What does it mean to belong to an ethnic community? A young Mexican- American girl brings us into her world as she becomes conscious of the dangers and contradicitons of being a young woman growing up in Chicago’s “El Barrio.” The production is in English, with some Spanish.

Community

Free Classes for Adults
GED, computers, math, ESL (English language), college and career preparation, medical careers and citizenship. The Minnesota Literacy Council Lake Street Learning Center, 2700 E. Lake St., 2nd Floor, offers day and evening classes to accommodate adult work and family schedules. Registration sessions are held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m., with classes starting the following week. Phone 612-483-1763 with questions. Over 5,000 adults have attended the Lake Street Learning Center in the past eight years.

Energy Meeting
Please save the date for our next South Minneapolis Community Energy planning potluck on Tuesday, April 24, 6 to 8 p.m., at Kelly and Dab Wilder’s house, 2748 11th Ave. S. Please bring a dish to share if you can. All are welcome.
We will be gathering to discuss our energy future and ways to build on the great first steps residents and businesses have been taking to save energy, produce clean energy, and create local ownership and control over our energy dollars. If you have ideas for action, want to join the conversation, or just want to learn more, please join us.

Business watch
In mid-April Pupusería La Palmera will open at the corner of Cedar and 42nd Street in the former Stabby’s space. According to Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association staff member Bob Kambeitz, the new restaurant will be serving Salvadoran cuisine. The family-run restaurant expects to operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. serving traditional dishes, centered around the “pupusa,” a handmade tortilla filled with a blend of ingredients.

Citizen Café at 2403 E. 38th St. will be converting to a wine bar (www.thecitizencafe.com). The restaurant, which opened in June 2008, closed on March 25 and will reopen on April 10. During the closure, the front area of the café will be remodeled to accommodate the wine bar.