COMMUNITY VOICES | May 2013 Phillips Powderhorn community calendar



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.

Al Nakba Protest

Wednesday, May 15, 4:30 p.m.
Federal Building
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

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 Contact 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

Powderhorn Park

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.

Obsidian Arts

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.
Through May

Intermedia Arts

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.
May 16-18

Guthrie Theater

818 S. 2nd St.
Nice Fish
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

Interact Theater

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

Jungle Theater

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


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 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

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:
May 18 & 19