November 2012 Phillips/Powderhorn community calendar



AIOIC is Now Takoda Institute of Higher Education

The American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (AIOIC) recently changed the name of its accredited post-secondary institution from School of Business and Office Technology to the Takoda Institute of Higher Education.
Takoda is a Dakota word meaning “friend to all,” and communicates both the school’s roots in the American Indian community and the idea that all individuals, no matter their cultural background, are welcome to come through its doors to learn.
The Takoda Insititute of Higher Education is the largest provider of post-secondary education to the Native community in the region. Last year 460 students from a variety of backgrounds completed a training program and over 300 individuals secured employment following their experience at Takoda.

Photography from Gulf Region of Middle East

The new website opened its online gallery in July to showcase photography by emerging and established artists from the Gulf region of the Middle East. By primarily featuring the work of bold women artists who have broken through multiple barriers and challenged cultural norms, Gulfography amplifies the unique voices of these photographers and their visions of the Gulf’s beauty, traditions and lifestyles


Meet Brian Terrell: Presenting “No to DRONES!”

Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Cedar Center
4200 Cedar Ave. S.
Brian Terrell is a Catholic Worker based in Maloy, Iowa, and co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. He was convicted on Oct. 11 for trespassing at Whiteman Air Force Base, one of the stateside bases where predator (weaponized) drones are remotely operated to fly the skies over Afghanistan and Pakistan. Brian will begin a 6-month prison sentence on Nov. 30.
Sponsored by WAMM-Ground All Drones Committee & Twin Cities Peace Campaign.
FFI: WAMM 612-827-5364

Community Sing with WAMM

Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 to 9 p.m.
Eagles Club, Minneapolis
2507 E. 25th St.
Come sing the great songs of peace with song leaders Bret Hesla, Mary Preus and Larry Dittberner and special guest, WAMM’s resident songwriter, Bridgid McDonald. The event is a fundraiser for WAMM. Suggested donations are Adults, $15; Kids, $5; Family, $25.

Washburn Fall Arts Gala

Saturday, Nov. 10, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave. S.
Washburn Arts Council and the Washburn Foundation announce a fundraiser supporting the renovation of the Washburn High School Auditor-ium. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through Event Brite at Vocalists Ginger Commodore and Charmin Michelle will perform throughout the night. There will be a cash bar and appetizers from Pepitos.

OCCUPY LIVE! Building a World That Works for All

Tuesday, Nov. 13,
6 p.m. (Displays); 7 p.m. (Program with David Rovics)
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave.
Join the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers for an uplifting and informative evening.
Occupiers will be at tables before and after the program to provide information, answer questions and sign up people who want to become active. Displays include informational tables and an assembled Ger, the meeting space of Occupy’s Whealthy Human Village.
This event celebrates the spirit of Occupy and encourages the whole activist community to identify its own inner Occupy while supporting our local occupiers. $5, sliding fee. Free tickets at the door for Occupiers. To buy tickets in advance call 612-522-1861.

Nokomis Healthy Seniors

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1:30 p.m.
Nokomis Square Cooperative
5015 35th Ave. S.
Seniors will receive information on writing their healthcare directives. A kit will be provided for each participant.

What is the “Truth”?

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
The Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave. S.
The Society of Professional Journalists and the Loft co-sponsor a panel exploring the choices writers make when writing the “truth.” Top Twin Cities journalists Sasha Aslanian (MPR); David Hanners (St. Paul Pioneer Press); Boyd Huppert (KARE); and Steve Marsh (Mpls. St. Paul Magazine) will be on hand.

Transition Longfellow Free Movie Night

Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m. (Potluck); 7:15 (Movie)
Bethany Lutheran Church
3901 36th Ave. S.
“What Would Jesus Buy?” (2007) is back by popular demand. Fun, moving and humorous, it focuses on the commercialization of Christmas, materialism, overconsumption, globalization and the business practices of large corporations, as well as their economic and cultural effects on American society, as seen through the prism of activist/performance artist “Reverend Billy,” and the “Church of Stop Shopping.”A discussion follows the screening. No childcare is provided, but toys are available and children are welcome. Most movies are appropriate for children over 7, but check the movie website. A free will offering of $2 is suggested. For more information, 612-221-0131, www.tctransition .org.

Art | Music | Dance | Theater| Community | Museums

Art at 801 Gallery

801 Washington Ave. N., in the Warehouse District
Urban Painting: Self, Surfaces & Memories
Featuring urban artists Pat Benincasa, Brad Nourala and Scott Seekins.
Through January 2013

Goldstein Museum of Design,  McNeal Gallery
1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul 55108
Circumstantial Evidence—Italy through the Lens of Balthazar Korab
In 1964, nine years after arriving in the United States and five years after opening his own architecture photography studio, Balthazar Korab was awarded the AIA Gold Medal for Excellence in Photography. He and his wife, Monica, decided to take their two children on a one-year sabbatical to Florence, Italy. This exhibition is drawn from his photographic portfolios from that year that bear witness to scenes of raw beauty, natural disaster, everyday urbanism, and the robust monumentality that composed the cultural and physical landscapes of Italy.
Ends December 16

The Gordon Parks Gallery

Metropolitan State University (Library Learning Center, 3rd Floor)
645 E. Seventh St., St. Paul 55106
Mahpiyato K’a Maka 2012: Dakota Earth-Sky Relationships at Wakun Tipi
This exhibit features artwork, artifacts and commentary by the following five Dakota artists and scholars, all from Minnesota: Annette Lee, St. Cloud; Jim Rock, Golden Valley; Gabe Siert, Mound; Cecile Taylor, Minneapolis; and Dr. Gwen Westerman, Mankato.
Until November 9

Groveland Gallery

25 Groveland Terrace
Anne DeCoster paints vibrant landscapes that connect to the energy and vitality of the natural world.
Upernavik: Springtime Place
Robert Dorlac exhibits new paintings and prints that emerged from a residency in Greenland and convey its volatile and ethereal landscape, as well as its formidable, yet vulnerable icefjords.
Through November 24

James J. Hill House

240 Summit Ave. St. Paul
Ded Unk’unpi—We Are Here
An exhibition of contemporary American Indian artists responding to the anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Until January 13, 2013

Shoebox Gallery

2948 Chicago Ave. S.
Mary Jane Mansfield: Drawings
Mansfield is a Minneapolis artist best known for her performance work with electricity and water, particularly at Franconia Sculpture Park, where she was a Jerome fellow. Documentary of Mansfield’s work, December 5, 7 p.m. Through December 6

Soap Factory

514 2nd St. S.E.
Why we do this
Andy DuCett stitches together fragments of pop culture, workaday symbols and collective memory to create a single 12,000 sq ft site-specific installation.
Until November 11

Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Ave.
The Renegades; American Avant-Garde Film
Six films that transformed our experience of cinema.
Showing in the Burnet and Perlman Galleries.
Now on view through January 6

Mill City Museum

704 S. Second St.
Bridge: A Gathering
Two years ago local artist Vance Gellert began to interview and photograph the survivors of the I35W bridge collapse, as well as families who lost loved ones, first responders and secondary helpers. He also collected images of twisted bridge parts as they sat on the landscape. Along the way, he discovered things to celebrate as well as be dismayed about, seeing selfless heroism among tragedy.
Through December 30

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987
The Photography of Jim Brandenburg
This exhibition is a “greatest hits” of this award-winning photographer’s work, the culmination of worldly travels on assignment for National Geographic. The masterfully composed images of wildlife, water and the environment are on loan from the Bell Museum in Minneapolis.
Through January 6, 2013

Patrick’s Cabaret

3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Singer/Songwriter Series
Katey Belville, Dustin Lee, Doug Collins and Chrys Laramy.
November 9, 7:30 p.m.
Eclectic Electric Music Series
An intimate evening with Steve Kaul & The Brass Kings and special guest Diet Folk.
November 10,
7:30 p.m.

Jungle Theater

2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
In the Next Room
One of Broadway’s latest mega-hits, about marriage, intimacy and electricity. November 2 – December 16

Old Arizona Theater

2821 Nicollet Ave. S.
Dragon Feathers
Presented by The Urban Spectrum Theatre Company, this holiday show takes Alejandro through Spain, Portugal and Morocco to the Dragon’s castle in Senegal. Show times are at 10 a.m. on Friday for group homes, day cares and schools and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday for the general public.
November 16 & 17

Open Eye Figure Theatre

506 E. 24th St.
The Learning Fairy, Episode 2
Through November 11

Patrick’s Cabaret

3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
The Somewhat Sci-Fi Variety Show
An evening of dance, music, short film, and performance art inspired by science fiction culture. Local artists were asked to draw their ideas from sci-fi movies, literature, art and technology… the results should be trippy, to say the least! The evening’s schedule includes modern dance by Cathy Wright, comedian Bryce Davidson, music by Strange Perspective and dance from Arturo Miles. Set your digital watch and bring your robot friends! Tickets are $10 at the door (cash or check only!) or $8 in advance from artists.
November 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m.

Pillsbury House Theatre

35th and Chicago
Naked Stages
The show is the culmination of a seven-month training fellowship that provides emerging performance artists with the time, resources and mentorship they need to bring their distinctive visions to life on stage. Their final performances are raw, real and completely original.
December 5 – 8 & 12 – 15
Late Nite Series
Curators e.g. bailey and Laurie Carlos bring some of the best interdisciplinary performers from New York and Minnesota together to explore the cross-currents of contemporary culture through music and sound, text and images, and movement and dance. When you attend a Late Nite performance, you’re part of a family and every good family has a good meal. That’s why we always serve up great food before you digest some amazing art. Food from local chefs at no extra charge starting at 8 p.m. in the lobby where audiences can mingle with artists before the show.
Saturdays in November, 8 p.m.


Walking for Wellness

A Walking for Wellness group led by Jamee Tuttle, a neighborhood health and wellness coach, meets Tuesdays until Nov. 13 from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. at HealthPartners Nokomis Clinic, 4730 Chicago Ave. Participants will receive free wellness tips and recipes each week, plus pedometers to track their steps. Routes will vary but will be close to the clinic on paths around Minnehaha and Lake Nokomis.

Bulbs and Blooms and Winter—Oh My!

November’s Garden Club meeting will be an idea treasure chest of ways to keep a bloom or two—and a bit more green—in your home over the winter. Our Master Gardeners will demonstrate caring for amaryllis, cyclamens, orchids, paperwhites and more to get the maximum bloom and growth. Think your Auntie’s plant is a Christmas Cactus? Then why does it bloom at Thanksgiving or Easter? Learn the differences among these great plants and how to tell them apart. Longfellow Garden Club’s antidote for “winter withdrawal” is Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 – 9 p.m. Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave. S.

East Lake Book Sale

Make sure you and the kids you know have some good reads this Thanksgiving—stop by the East Lake Book Sale the weekend before and come home with a nice stack—or, for $5, a grocery bag full!
Adult hardcovers are $1, all children’s books are 50-cents. Lots of CDs and DVDs in this sale! Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($5 Bag Sale starts at 3 p.m.); Sunday Nov 18, noon to 3 p.m. (Bag Sale all day).

Hosmer Library

347 E. 36th St.
Hosmer World Music Series, Saturdays through Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
Hosmer World Film Series, Sundays through Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Computer Skills Workshop, Tuesdays through Nov. 27, 1 – 3 p.m. and Fridays through Nov. 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Work on projects and practice skills, from using the mouse and keyboarding to using e-mail and Microsoft Office with our software instructors and volunteer assistants.
Catalyst Math Tutors, Tuesdays through Nov. 20; Thursdays through Nov. 29 (except Nov. 22); Monday, Nov. 26, all 6 – 8 p.m.
K – grade 6. Need help in math? Get free math tutoring from qualified math teachers, mechanical engineers and students with advanced degrees in math. For all math abilities.

Franklin Library

1314 E. Franklin Ave.
The Franklin Teen Center, located at the Franklin Avenue Library, is a dedicated drop-in space for youth, offering daily programs and activities during out of school time. The center serves approximately 30 youths per day. Youthprise funds, recently awarded to the Hennepin County Library, will support staffing at the Teen Center and enable the library to hire a teen tech squad that will increase opportunities for youth leadership at the center.