Minneapolis’ Peavey Plaza Listed in National Register of Historic Places
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) learned that Peavey Plaza, a modernist urban park plaza in downtown Minneapolis, has been officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The plaza, designed by M. Paul Friedberg and opened in 1975, was documented to have national significance. In June 2012, PAM and the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) filed a lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis in an attempt to halt the city’s planned demolition of Peavey Plaza. PAM and TCLF filed a lawsuit under the Minnesota Enviro-nmental Rights Act (MERA), which includes historic resources among types of resources protected under the act. According to the National Park Service, “the National Register of Historic Places is in the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.” Over 7,000 historic places in Minn- esota are listed in the National Register.
Feb. 23 to 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 , and with suitable projects for any age. Registration is free. To register or for more information, please call 612-217-0578 or visit http://minnehahafreespace.org
CommUNITY Health Fair
Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trinity First Lutheran School
1115 E. 19th St.
Looking for a way to stay healthy and start out the New Year right? Get a head start on making healthy decisions and getting to know the resources available in your community. Everyone is welcome to participate; there will be booths, food and activities for community members of all ages including lots of new information and giveaways! Some of our vendors include Comm-unity University Health Care Center, American Heart Association (with free blood pressure/heart rate checks), Hennepin County Health Department, and the YWCA Minneapolis campus! We will also be having a beautician’s booth with hair care tips and styles and a family photo booth to remember the day. But that’s not all! There will be two raffle drawings throughout the day—which you can register for when you arrive. These raffles include two health-themed gift baskets both valued at $75 and include goodies for all ages. We will also be offering healthy snacks and giving away healthy and wholesome recipes to share. Please join us for a day of family fun centered around living and pursuing a healthy lifestyle!
Minnesota Fighting Lions Blind Basketball Team Fundraiser
Saturday, March 9, 5 p.m.
311 W. 84th St., Bloomington 55420
Join the Minnesota Fighting Lions Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Party fundraiser. Cost is $10 per ticket. Funds raised are desperately needed for the traveling team to get to this summer’s World Series of Beep Ball near Atlanta, Ga. Our Minnesota Millers finished 10th in the world last summer in Ames, Iowa. Our recreational beep ball team plays at Cretin-Derham Hall High School on Saturdays starting April 13. More information is available at dennisstern@hotmail-.com. Please send checks for tickets to Marlene Hayman, 4322 Beaver Dam Road, Eagan, MN 55122. Make checks out to Minnesota Fighting Lions. You can contact Marlene at 651-452-4297 for more information.
Nature and Garden Journaling Garden Club
Wednesday, March 13, 7 to 9 p.m.
Epworth United Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave. S.
From cave painters to Thoreau to Jim Brandenburg, we humans have recorded and journaled interesting things in our backyard and beyond. Greg Lecker, Master Naturalist and Master Gardner, can help you find a rewarding way to journal your garden and natural world. Greg will show how to increase the accuracy and depth of your observations. Even if you don’t journal, you’ll see and be aware of much more! Garden Club events are free and open to the public.
Climate Change Forum
Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
106 E. Diamond Lake Rd.
The League of Women Voters of Minneapolis will present a free forum on climate change and its worldwide impact. Many devastating events have occurred in the recent past as reported by news organizations all over the world. The forum will explore and discuss reasons for climate change and measures to consider in dealing with it. Many organizations with an interest in climate change will be present the hour before the forum when local restaurants and caterers provide food samples.
Neighborhood Energy Party
Saturday, March 16, 4 to 7 p.m.
Midtown Global Market
920 E. Lake St. (basement Community Meeting Room)
The Our Program campaign will be hosting a party for Midtown-area residents involved or looking to get involved in local energy solutions. Enjoy free food and music, get to know your neighbors, learn from people across Midtown who are helping neighbors cut their energy bills, generate clean energy, create local jobs, and share your own actions and ideas. The party will include hands-on how-to activities and information about support you can get to start your own neighborhood energy team. RSVP at http://bit.ly/11JrJZw. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-548-1333 for details. Please invite your friends!
MayDay Parade Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 26, 7 to 9 p.m.
1500 E. Lake St.
Planning has begun for the 2013 MayDay Parade and Festival and we need your input! Everyone is invited to our second open brainstorming meetings. Bring your ideas, concerns, hopes and dreams about building a sustainable future. Tell your friends and neighbors! Contact Laney Ohmans, marketing associate, marketing-AThobt.org, 612-721-2535.
Stop the Wars!
Ground the Drones!
Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. (gather along the sidewalks on Lake St. from 22nd Ave. S. to Hiawatha); 1:45 p.m. (march); 2:15 p.m. (program at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2836 33rd Ave. S.)
Stop U.S. wars, interventions & drone strikes; End the War in Afghanistan—Troops and Drones—Out Now! No U.S. drones in Mali; No new wars on Iran & Syria; End U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine; Funds for housing & jobs, not wars; End drone surveillance at home.
During April 2013, actions will be held across the U.S. against the growing use of drones as an instrument of U.S. military intervention around the world. Join the protest to say no to U.S. wars and interventions and no to dones!
Art | Music | Dance | Theater | Community | Museums
Christensen Center Art Gallery,
22nd Ave. S. at 7 ½ St.
This photographic portrait series by Xavier Tavera documents members of the Latino community on Lake Street in Minn-eapolis. After moving from Mexico City to the United States, Tavera learned what it felt like to be part of a subculture—the immigrant community. Subjection to alienation has transformed the focus of his photos to sharing the lives of those who are marginalized.
Images have offered insight into the diversity of numerous communities and given voice to those who are often invisible.
Through March 14
2022A Ford Parkway, St. Paul 55116
Recent Works by Rachel Rolseth
Rachel Rolseth is a Minneapolis artist who combines various materials including acrylic paint, textured fine papers, gold leaf, charcoal and ink to create her mixed media paintings. She is inspired by nature, alchemy, mysticism and folklore.
Open reception, February 23, 7-9 p.m.
1006 Marquette Ave. S.
Photography, sculpture, taxidermy, painting, digital arts and costumery by Bethany Birnie. This prolific collection spans her personal post-Iraq experience, in vignettes of reveries made real. Birnie creates daydreams from the blueprints of her imagination.
Through March 9
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
Recent work by MN Faculty
Through April 6
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Home Sweet Home Again: An Exhibition of Art & Poetry
Featuring visual artwork and poetry by local artists and poets on homelessness, affordable housing and the meaning of home.
Through March 30
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Ave. S.
The World At Work: Images of Labor and Industry, 1850 to Now
In an era marked by high unemployment and diminished organized labor, an exhibition celebrating workers is now on view. For centuries, artists have explored the world of work and workers, creating enduring impressions of the challenges, triumphs and life-affirming dignity of human labor. The exhibition showcases more than 50 original prints, drawings, and photographs by prominent American and international artists. Free.
Through September 1
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.”
Opening Reception, March 15, 6-8 p.m.
Through May 12
Shoe Box Gallery
2948 Chicago Ave. S.
100 Foreclosed Homes
Craig Martin Stellmacher is a photographer of aesthetics and politics and their truths and ironies—from covering over 25 gubernatorial debates to the project “100 Foreclosed Homes,” which he started by observing his neighborhood.
Through March 7
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.
3037 Lyndale Ave. S.
Each week, The Theater of Public Policy tackles a different issue through live, improv theater. Shows open with an on-stage interview with a leading expert or opinion-shaper on a particular issue. Then a team of most talented improvisers craft unscripted theater scenes based on the interview with the guest.
Nancy Jost: Early Childhood Initiative Coordinator, West Central Initiative
Richard Carlbom: Executive Director, Minnesotans United for All Families
Dr. Toben F. Nelson: Professor, university of Minnesota, Institute on Community
Nena Street: CEO, Global Robotics Innovation Park
April Todd-Malmlov: Exchange Director, Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange
Every Monday at 6:30. Tickets are $5.
March and April
Mill City Museum
704 South Second St.
Minneapolis Riverfront Then and Now, 1858 and 2008
Photographer Jerry Mathiason and the Mill City Museum have embarked on a project to document change on the Minneapolis riverfront, selecting historic photos from the city’s beginnings in the 1850s and 1860s and shooting photographs of the modern landscape from the same vantage point. The pairs of then and now photographs reveal dramatic changes to the city over the past 150 years. The exhibit is supported by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board and is located in the museum’s central commons. Free.
Through May 12
3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Davina and the Vagabonds
Enjoy an intimate evening with local rockstars based out of the Twin Cities playing hot jazz-blues-cabaret-soul-lounge-rock that warms the soul and just plain makes you want to dance! $10 tickets at the door (cash or check only).
March 15 & 16, 8:30 p.m.
St. Catherine University
The Recital Hall
2004 Randolph Ave.
The Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents a phenomenal Caranatic concert on flute by Shantala Subramanyam. She will be accompanied on the violin by Akkarai Sornalatha and on the mridangam by Sai Giridhar. Tickets $12-$20. For more information visit www.-IMSOM.org.
March 10, 5 p.m.
818 S. 2nd St.
Twelfth Night & The Taming of the Shrew
Two comedies full of mistaken identities, transformations and deception. Well known for communicating the genius of Shakespeare with a distinctive physical approach including the use of an all-male company, Propeller presents Shakespeare with clarity, speed and imagination.
Through April 6
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Venus in Fur
Inspired by the classic novel, this new play is a crackling and witty exploration of sexual control and desire.
Through March 10
Master Gardener: Advanced Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, March 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
East Lake Library
Learn how to read seed packets and plant tags, when to plant cool- and warm-season vegetables, which fertilizers work best for growth and production, and how intercropping and successive plantings of common vegetables help utilize available garden space.
Registration required online or call 612-543-8425.
Bike Maintenance Workshop
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
East Lake Library
Thad Cialek of Freewheel Bike will demonstrate basic bike maintenance and answer your questions. He’ll cover changing a flat tire, patching a tube, reinstalling a wheel and lubricating the chain, derailleurs and bike pivots. Registration required. Register online or call 612-543-8425.