NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | November 2013 Phillips Powderhorn community calendar



Covet Consign & Design (3730 Chicago Ave. S.) features a different artist every month. Openings are on the second Thursday of the month! This month’s artist is Alex Poepping, with a collection of his most recent work exploring the concept of esotericism. The collection combines scientific, spiritual, occult and nostalgic ideas to create esoteric imagery that the viewer will wish they were in on. We are pleased that this second Thursday the Blue Ox Coffee Shop will present live music and Joyface Arts Collective, in the Fox Egg Gallery, will also be open! Put on your snowshoes and join us Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy some refreshments, hear some music and chat with your neighbors!


Hip-Hop Dance Class
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Powderhorn Community Center
3400 15th Ave. S.
OUT in the Backyard and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board invite you to join us for a free Hip-Hop dance class!

The Town Hall Forum: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
Westminister Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave.
Howard Buffett is a farmer, conservationist and philanthropist. He has served on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund National Council, National Geographic Council, the Africa Foundation and Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., where his father, Warren Buffett, is the primary shareholder. He has traveled to over 95 countries, supporting initiatives to improve agriculture, nutrition and access to clean water. In his new book, “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World,” he explores creative approaches to building food security for people around the world.

Parent Expo
Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon
Green Central Gym
3416 4th Ave. S.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will present a seminar and exposition for parents and guardians of Minneapolis youth involved in gang and drug activity as well as youth who display negative behavior. The event will feature nationally renowned Freedom Fighter Spike Moss, who will share current trends in gang violence and how this violence directly affects Minneapolis youth. In addition to the informational seminar, local agencies will have booths set up to provide futher resources. Free and open to the public. No preregistration is required. For more information call 612-370-4918.

Meet the Author
Saturday, Nov. 9. 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Roosevelt Library
4026 28th Ave. S.
Local illustrators/authors Mike Wohnoutka and David LaRochelle will talk about their new book, “Moo!” Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser at Gaia
Sunday, Nov. 10, 12 to 4 p.m.
Gaia Democratic School
3954 Pleasant Ave. S.
This new K-12 independent school is raising money for people who don’t have enough food. The occasion is also a meet-and-greet for folks who are curious about the new school, which believes in academic freedom, youth empowerment, democratic education and environmental stewardship. The school is located in the Center for Performing Arts. For more information contact 612-823-0154 or visit

Longfellow Garden Club Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 to 9 p.m.
Epworth Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave. S.
Let’s gather to talk about what the summer brought, and show what our flower, fairy and vegetable gardens did or did not do. Come with what you’d like to share: pictures, stories, questions, Japanese lantern/money plant branches, crafts you made for your yard, your extras of stems and stalks so lovely they must be dried. Bring your extra dahlia bulbs, canna roots, sweet potato vines and 4-o’clock tubers to give away. Garden Club events are free and open to everyone.

Minnehaha Stamp Club Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Pearl Park
414 E. Diamond Lake Rd.
Meet with experienced postage stamp collectors to learn about starting or restarting a lifetime hobby.

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale for Social Justice
Saturday, Nov. 16, noon to 4 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave. S.
Support local social justice groups by buying great holiday gifts and tasty treats. Participating groups include: Anti-War Committee, Communities United Against Police Brutality, MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, and the Exchange: A Queer Community Space. The Anti-War Committee table will have baked goods, cards, jewelry and political T-shirts for sale.

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

Walk it Off! Post-Thanksgiving Day Nature Hike
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.

Art | Music | Dance | Theater

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
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
Augsburg College
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.
November 8 – 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 is revelation of 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 oberve 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.
November 9 – January 11

Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave.
This exhibit will feature the artworks of Minneapolis-based artist Monica Rudquist, exploring 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.
November 17 – January 5

Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave. S.
In the Windows
Featuring Julia Elizabeth Babb, a multi-disciplinary artist focusing on broad concepts and deeper philosophical meanings. A professional calligrapher’s daughter, Julia developed an early love of letters and the letter arts and later, an understanding of the history and mystery behind them. The pieces then, are her contribution to an ongoing conversation about letters, words, language and ideas.
Through November
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.
November 30

The Ghosts of Jeju
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave. S.
An independent film documenting a long resistance to the construction of a military base on Jeju Island, South Korea. The film describes the nonviolent resistance by residents of a small village on Jeju Island to the South Korean government’s construction of a gigantic naval base.

Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St
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.
Women in Soviet Art
An original exhibition in the Main, Mezzanine and Fireside Galleries brings together over 60 paintings by approximately 50 major Soviet artists, examining the visual depictions of the Soviet woman after the Second World War, from 1948 to 1991. Avoiding traditional portrayals of the cloistered feminine world, Soviet art passionately propagated the image of women as active contributors to socialist economy. These magnificent canvases reveal a Soviet fascination with women at work.
Through November 10

Guthrie Theater
818 S. 2nd St.
Billy is a young man born deaf and raised in a loud, opinionated family. His parents and siblings have never bothered to learn sign language, which has required him to adapt to the hearing world on his own. When he meets Sylvia, a young women from a Deaf family who introduces him to sign language, Billy suddenly feels confidence and a sense of belonging to a “tribe” he’s never known before.
Through November 10

Jungle Theater
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.
November 8 – December 22

O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave. S., St. Paul 55105
Potted Potter
Potted Potter takes on the challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. This fantastic show features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic!
November 20-23

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
The Late Night Series: Non English Speaking Spoken Here
A celebration of new work with the best underground artists from New York and Minnesota, the show explores the cross-currents of contemporary culture through music and sound, text and images, movement and dance.
November 9 & 16

Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S.
Twin Cities Horror Festival II: The Revenge
Seven accomplished local performance groups present seven new works exploring the theme of horror through theater, music, dance and storytelling. More than 30 performances will take place over two weekends with a bonus Recycle-Your-Halloween-Costume part on Friday, Nov. 8. Tickets, festival passes and full show descriptions currently available at
Through November 9

Stagedoor Theater
Whitney Fine Arts Center
Metropolitan State University
1424 Yale Place
Three Viewings
Directed by Scott M. Rubsam, “Three Viewings” are three darkly funny and touching short plays that take place in the funeral parlor of a small Midwestern town. In the first, we enter the private thoughts of a respectable married mortician, lost in passion for a beautiful real estate broker who markets to the bereaved. In the second, we meet Mac, the attractive daughter of an upper class WASP family who frequents the Viper Room and steals jewelry from corpses. And finally, a newly widowed suburban matron finds her world crashing about her only to be rescued by love from beyond the grave. $10 suggested donation.
November 7 – 9

Theater Unbound
P.O. Box 6134
Joy and her mother, George, struggle to preserve their close-knit relationship as George’s cancer and dementia worsen. An insightful hospice nurse enters their lives and teaches Joy a thing or two about life, loss and the process of letting go.
Through November 10


Senior Volunteers Needed
The Lutheran Social Service Foster Grandparent Program offers an opportunity to seniors 55+ to mentor and tutor elementary aged children at schools in South Minneapolis. Stipend, mileage and other benefits. Contact Sara Koch, 651-310-9448 or

Hosmer Library
347 E. 36th St.
** Hosmer World Music Series Presents Pooja Goswami
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
A longtime Hosmer favorite returns to the concert series with North Indian classical and folk music. Great vocals and accompaniment will make this a memorable concert experience.

** Computer Class for Complete Beginners
Tuesday, Nov.19, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Learn the difference between hardware and software, practice using a mouse and keyboard. Find out more about computer training resources at the library. For students with little or no experience using a computer.
** Hosmer World Music Concert Series Presents the Ukrainian Village Band
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m.
Students from the University of Minnesota Guitar Studio will display their talents and skills with guitar music from around the world and through the ages.