Arts on Chicago
Arts on Chicago announces its June 8 celebration on Chicago Avenue, from 32nd to 42nd Street. Almost 40 artists involved with the 20 art projects of Arts on Chicago will come together to celebrate the year-long initiative. Residents from Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant and Central neighborhoods encourage Minnesotans from across the metro area to take part in the activities that knit together the creative assets of the historic corridor in South Minneapolis.
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 to keep costs down and to retain the value of the recyclables. The money from the sale of the recyclables helps fund recycling services.
Celebrate National Arbor Day by Planting Trees
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees (red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, baldcypress, thornless honeylocust, pin oak, river birch, tuliptree, silver maple and red maple). The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in April or May with enclosed planting instructions. To become a member, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE SHADE TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 by April 30 or visit arborday.org/april.
Through 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, 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.
Panel Discussion with Congressman Keith Ellison
Wednesday, April 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
U of M’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Mpls. 55411
Please join us for a discussion on the proliferation of drone usage in military conflicts. Panel members include Robert Naiman (Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy) and John Radsan (Founder/Director, National Security Forum at William Mitchell School of Law). For questions please contact Bass Zanjani at 612-522-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 drones!
South Minneapolis Housing Fair at New Location
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Minneapolis Sports Center (behind Midtown YWCA)
2121 Lake St.
The Fair is free to the public and provides useful local contractor connections and neighborhood/consumer resources for homeowners and prospective homeowners. For more information visit www.housingfair-.org or pick up a program at the neighborhood offices and South Minneapolis libraries. To volunteer during the fair or to be notified of exhibitor opportunities for next year, contact Event Coordinator Margo Ashmore at MANAGER@HOUSINGFAIR.ORG or call 612-867-4874.
Sunday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
4100 28th Ave. S.
The Hiawatha Y Service club is a service organization to help provide programs at the YMCA and support youth in the community. The cost of the breakfast is $6 per person for persons over 5 years of age, or $20 per family. The proceeds from the breakfast are used to help sponsor youth programs at the Hiawatha and Blaisdell YMCA. For additional information call Arlo Pannkuk at 952-890-1740.
Troop 187 Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
106 E. Diamond Lake Rd.
The spaghetti dinner will help raise money for the troop to furnish camping equipment and other scouting needs. All community members are welcome. $8 per person, $21 for family of 3, or $26 for family of 4 or more.
The State of the Mississippi River
Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m.
3100 W. River Pkwy.
Can I safely swim in the river? Can I eat the fish I catch? Should I worry about Asian carp? The report highlights the status and trends of 13 key indicators of water quality and river health in the metro Mississippi River. Free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.stateoftheriver.com. This event is presented by the Longfellow Community Council in partnership with the National Park Service and Friends of the Mississippi River.
Save the Date and Bake the Pie!
Tuesday, April 23, 6 to 8 p.m.
3100 W. River Pkwy.
LCC’s 8th Annual No Pie Charts! Only Pies! Annual meeting, pie potluck and director elections. For more info, visit longfellow.org.
Rain or Shine Community Sing
Saturday, May 18, 5:50 p.m.
Powderhorn Park Community Center
3400 15th Ave. S.
Come help create a one-thousand voice community sing. All songs led by Bret Hesla and Mary Preus of Minnesota Community Sings. 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.
Art | Music | Dance | Theater | Museums
All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Ave.
Make it Pop
Twelve Native artists, whose work responds to, is influenced by, or incorporates aspects of popular culture, offer an exciting array of medium and style—from painting and printmaking to ceramics and metalsmithing, coupled with a wide range of tribal and geographical representation.
Through May 4
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.
Through April 6.
Franklin Art Works
1021 E. Franklin Ave.
Pao Houa Her
The solo exhibition by this Minneapo-lis artist will premier selected works from the artist’s expansive series of photographs completed within the past year. This recent set of images documents the artist’s family and wider examinations of Hmong Culture, including international internet dating and portraits of an aging generation of Vietnam war-era Hmong-American veterans, who have created an ad hoc veterans structure to recognize and award their own ranks, medal status and hierarchy.
Ends May 4
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
Recent work by MN Faculty.
Through April 6
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.”
Through May 12
2948 Chicago Ave. S.
Michael Mott: Go On In
Only one video will be playing in the window north of Lake Street on Chicago Avenue. The video will be seen at all hours, at your convenience. The image is of a window view across the street, and the entire program will repeat at approximately 10-minute intervals. The video was made as a portrait of the way time passes in the 3 o’clock hour of afternoon. Michael Mott lives in Minneapolis.
Through April 18
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.
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Young and Fearless: A Day in the Park
A set of sketch comedy for you and yours, hosted by Bill and Jena Young. What day in the park would be complete without pirates, flashers and IRS agents? Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door or $8 with a fringe button.
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.
Robot Apocalypse: Public Policy in the Cold Metallic Future
The Expedia of Healthcare: Insurance Exchange Party
Tax Debate! A Liberal and a Conservative Decide the Size and Scope of Government
Bees! Wait. Where Did They All Go?
The Minnesota Dream Act: Immigration Reform on the State Level
Every Monday at 6:30. Tickets are $5.
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
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave. S.
Jackie and Me
Joe Stoshack may not be the best baseball player on his Little League team but he does have one unparalleled advantage: With the help of the old baseball cards in his prized collection, Joe has the remarkable ability to time travel! When he’s given an assignment to write a school report about a famous African American, Joe travels back in time to meet one of the greatest baseball players ever—Jackie Robinson and learns what it was like for the man who endured more than his share of prejudice to break baseball’s color barrier. Joe plans to write a prize-winning report but never expects a temporary change in the color of his skin will forever change his view of history and courage.
Through April 14
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
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 email@example.com.
Make this: (Maga)Zines
Thursday, April 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
“Zines” are small publications to express yourself and share with friends. Zines come in a variety of formats and use different media. Learn this creative and unique medium to get what you have to say out there! Grades 7-12. Register online or call 612-543-6925.
ECFE Pajama Party
Friday, April 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Anne Sullivan Communication Center
3100 E. 28th St.
The East Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for MPS’ Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program will be sponsoring a Pizza and Pajama Party for families and kids. There is a suggested donation of $5 per family. There will also be a raffle and a silent auction including items from the local Longfellow businesses. Cash and checks accepted. All proceeds benefit the PAC, whose mission is to support ECFE in Minneapolis.