Powderhorn Art Fair Jury Selection
Powderhorn Art Fair is now accepting resumes for the 2012 jury. Resumes must be received by Feb. 15 and selected jurors will be notified by March 1. The judging will be held Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $100 stipend. Send resumes to: PPNA, 821 E. 35th St., Minneapolis, MN 55407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Feb. 11 to 14 The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Marketplace will offer a 5-day 10% off on all items in the shop. Artists will demonstrate their work from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info call 612-965-8581.
Minnehaha Free Space
Everyone is invited to 3458 Minnehaha Ave. either for Art Night on Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. or to the Icarus Project on Saturdays from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Art Night is for anyone wishing to work on art projects in the company of others. The Icarus Project is a radical mental health collective interested in sharing experiences of navigating “dangerous gifts,” commonly bound down by medical definitions as “illness.” Through building community and openly discussing mental health in a personal way, we help inspire, support and strengthen each other. For more information see http://theicar-usproject.net/.
Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Monday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m.
Corcoran Park Building
3334 20th Ave. S.
The dinner and program will feature an awards ceremony honoring Corcoran’s Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Volunteer.
Longfellow Garden Club
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7 to 9 p.m.
Epworth United Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave. S.
Jason Fischer, local expert and orchid breeder, will talk about caring for orchids.
Support Restorative Justice: Sweethearts and Spirits
Saturday, Feb. 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Minneapolis Eagles Club
2507 E. 25th St.
It’s the second annual Sweet-hearts and Spirits: Beer, Liquor and Wine Tasting hosted by Zipp’s Liquor! All proceeds benefit Seward Longfel-low Restorative Justice Partnership. Since 2004, SLRJP has provided an alternative to juvenile court for youth committing misdemeanor offenses in Seward and Greater Longfel-low. SLRJP works with the youth, their parents and community members to explore how the youth’s actions caused harm and to develop with the youth a contract to repair the harm. Tickets are available from SLRJP, Zipp’s, at the door or online at www.localwineevents.com. For more information, contact Michele at email@example.com or 612-338-6205, ext. 108, www.sng.-org/justice.html or www.facebook.com/SLRJP.
Hue-MAN Partnership Project Community Forum
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center
310 E. 38th St., #216
The Hue-MAN Partnership Project exists to address the health crisis among our young and middle aged men, primarily men of color, in Minneapolis.
The Community Forum will consist of a panel of experts from health care, social services and health & wellness. The forum includes a partner/vendor fair, free brunch, live entertainment and helpful information.
Coffee With Jack Nelson Pallmeyer
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.
Van Cleve Community Center
901 15th Ave. S.E. 55414
Nelson Pallmeyer will present his initiative:
“Minnesotans Buil-ding a Movement to Shift Funding from War to Meet Pressing Needs.” Sponsored by the Women’s Inter-national League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m. to Noon
Walker Methodist Church
3104 16th Ave. S.
The Women’s Prison Book Project is an all volunteer organization that sends free reading material to women and transgender prisoners all over the country. The project depends on donations of free books, volunteers filling book orders, and fundraisers like the pancake breakfast to pay for book postage.
The cost is $6 – $10 sliding scale and $3 for children. Books available for $2 – $3.
The Arab Spring, Iran and the U.S. Future in the Middle East
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. (Refreshments), 10 a.m. to Noon (Program)
The Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer
5440 Penn Ave. S. 55419
The tensions between the U.S. and Iran are not new, but they are currently at a very high level. The relationship bet-ween Iran and the U.S. and the Arab Spring will both affect future U.S. policy in the Middle East. Professor William Beeman, chairman of the anthropology department at the U of M and internationally kn-own expert on the Middle East and the Islamic World, will discuss the future of the U.S. in the Middle East. Sponsored by Middle East Peace Now (MEPN).
Free Symphony Concert
Sunday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m.
2324 Emerson Ave. S.
The Minnesota Sinfonia offers a free concert, featuring Canadian cellist Soo Bae, who will play “Cello Concerto No. 1” by Camille Saint Saens. Also on the program is Randall Davidson’s piece commissioned by the Minnesota Sin-fonia. No tickets are necessary. It’s first-come, first seated; arriving early is recommended. Children are welcome. More info at 612-871-1701 or www.mn-sinfonia.org.
Stop FBI Repression: Dinner and Concert
Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Walker Community Methodist Church
3104 16th Ave. S.
Have a meal with local activists targeted by the feds for their anti-war and international solidarity work! Get an update on the case. Vegan and gluten free options will be served. Kids welcome. No charge. FFI: StopFBI.net.
Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. (Doors); 8 to 11 p.m. (Show)
300 Cedar Ave. S.
CD release party for “Hands Off the Movement.” All proceeds go to the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. CDs available at the concert. 18+ show. $5 donation requested.
On facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/306717666045899/
Minnehaha Park Family Nature Quest
Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The Minneapolis Park and Recre-ation Board invites the whole family to meet at the park pavilion for a nature based scavenger hunt. Delicious treats afterward. Call 612-313-7725 for more information.
Warm-up Shows for South Minneapolis Housing Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.
5100 34th Ave. S.
Homeowners who would like to get more usable space from a home without expanding its footprint can see how a designer does it.
Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.
East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
“When should I contact a contractor?” for homeowners who are thinking of tackling a DIY project.
The Housing Fair itself takes place Saturday, March 10, at South High. www.housingfair-.org.
Meridel LeSueur Book Release Party
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. (Film); 7:15 p.m. (Performances)
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake St.
“This with my last breath,” the previously unpublished last poem of renowned Minne-sota poet Meridel LeSueur, will be celebrated in a book release party on what would be her 112th birthday. Her poetry will be performed by well-known Minnesota singers, writers and artists. A film on her life, “The People Are My Home,” will be shown.
African American Night of Unity
Tueday, Feb. 28, 5 to 8 p.m.
Green Central Park School
3416 4th Ave. S.
Put on by the school, this celebration is open to the community. MC’d by Robyne Robinson, it includes a step team competition, Gary Hines from Sounds of Blackness performing with the high school choir, spoken word, a rap group, a keynote speech, and a soul food dinner provided by Jesse’s from Sabathani ($5 suggested donation).
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Not About Bombs
Contemporary art by Iraqi women explores and challenges expectations.
Through March 3
2501 Stevens Ave.
Intersections: Women, Leadership, and the Power of Collaboration
Ends February 26
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Ave. S.
Optical Effects: 1970s Printed Textiles
Through February 26
2948 Chicago Ave. S.
NO DANCING 1990 – 97
This collaborative installation by Minneapolis-based artists Sarah Ann and Chris Hontos provokes patrons and passersby to question its premise and deploy their collective subjectivity.
Through March 1
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 S.E. Main St.
Cuban Film Festival
See Cuba as Cuba sees itself. All films in Spanish with English subtitles. Each film will be followed by a discussion at Pracna on Main.
through March 29
The University of Minnesota School of Music will present Benjamin Britten’s contemporary masterpiece “War Requiem” on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Ted Mann Concert Hall. This concert is part of the School of Music’s Britten Peace Project, an unprecedented international collaboration, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Britten’s “War Requiem,” a large-scale, non-liturgical setting of the Mass for the dead with poems by English poet and fallen WWI soldier Wilfred Owen interwoven throughout the piece. Tickets are $35/$29/$21; $11 U of M students. Reserved seating at 612-624-2345 or tickets.umn.edu.
Ted Mann Concert Hall
University of Minnesota
200 Ferguson Hall
2106 4th St. S., Mpls. 55455
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
The concert is in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and features orchestral and choral groups from the university, the Twin Cities, the Midwest and Europe.
$35/$29/$21; $11 U of M students
March 1, 7:30 p.m.
677 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul 55104
The Hebrew Lesson
Written and performed by Esther Ouray. Directed by Zaraawar Mistry. Live music by Tim O’Keefe, Maryam Yusefzadeh and Greg Herriges. The performance is a “rite of return” about the right of return, and weaves myth, history and humor into the story of a Hebrew schoolteacher and her thwarted attempt to spread her father’s ashes in Jerusalem, a land twisted by conflict.
Tickets $15 with a Pay-As-Able option
March 1 – March 10
Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave. S. at 6th St.
Ballad of the Pale Fisherman
A re-imagining of the Irish/Scottish folktale of the seal woman—or selkie—and the fisherman who falls in love with her.
Tickets at 612-339-4944 or www.illusiontheater.org. $15 – $20.
February 10 – 25 My Antonia
Willa Cather’s tale of European immigrants living on Nebraska’s wind-swept prairie. Single tickets $20, 612-206-3600.
February 16 – 19
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 Lake St. E.
MayDay Planning Meeting
February 6, 7 p.m.
Guest Performance: Hard Headed Heart
Based on the writings of Federico Garcia Lorca, Wallace Stevens and a traditional New Orleans blues song. Recommend-ed for ages 14 and up.
Tickets are $10 or Pay What You Can.
February 11, 8 p.m. & February 12, 2 p.m.
Monkey Mind Pirates
Puppets, rock and yoga combine mindfulness with playfulness—and pirates. For ages 2 and up.
February 18, 19, 25 & 26
Four works created under the tutelage of Alison Heimstead.
Melting; Ain’t Heard Tell
March 2 – March 4
The Pollen Road; meet me in the heart caves
March 9 – March 11
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Dial M for Murder
Through March 18
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Crashing the Party
World premiere comedy by Josh Tobiessen. Actors Sally Wingert and Joe Minjares lead a milti-ethnic, multi-generational family as they pursue the American Dream.
February 10 – March 4
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th St.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Tickets, Adults $15, Students and seniors $12, Children under 12 $10. FFI contact Susan Haas at 612-226-0402.
February 8 – March 4
Pillsbury House Theatre
35th and Chicago
A young lawyer buys a home in his old neighborhood.
World premiere by Tracey Scott Wilson, co-commissioned with the Guthrie Theater, directed by Tony-nominated Marion McClinton.
Regular ticket price is $25. Every performance is Pay What You Can.
February 17 – March 18
Ten Thousand Things
The Open Book
1011 Washington Ave. S.
As You Like It
The company brings its signature approach to Shakespeare’s tale of those who have suffered great loss.
February 16 – March 11
Theatre in the Round Players
245 Cedar Ave. S.
By Jean Anouilh and adapted by Lillian Hellman. St. Joan of Arc is condemned and sent to the stake, but, in this surprising staging, Joan and her story are not finished.
February 10 – March 4
Open the Door to Education
Volunteer two to three hours per week to help adults reach their educational goals and earn their GED. Tutor, teach or assist in a classroom with the Minnesota Literacy Council. Training and support provided. To find out more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call Allison at 651-251-9110 or visit www.mnliteracy.org/volunteers/opportunitites/adults.
1314 E. Franklin Ave.
4-H Mentoring Club, Tuesdays, Feb. 7 – 28, 5 – 7 p.m. . Learn about urban ecology, health and nutrition, sustainable agriculture and related careers in food science from adults and peer mentors. You also will maintain a community garden and visit local food enterprises.
Family Storytime, Wednesdays, Feb. 1 – 29, 10:30 – 11 a.m. For children age 2 and up. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement with your children.
347 E. 36th St.
Black Art Jeo-pardy, Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m. In celebration of Black History Month, there will be a jeopardy game with the following categories: Black Poets, African American Novels, Black Playwrights, Black Muralists, Black Women Visual Artists and Black Photogra-phers. Organized by Obsidian Arts and the Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature. $250 worth of prizes are up for grabs. Register individually or in teams by Feb. 15 at Obsidian Arts, 612-787-3644.
Free Tax Preparation
For more information about free tax preparation and/or a list of Hennepin County free tax preparation sites, contact Hennepin County Tax Assistance at 612-348-4100 or visit www.hclib.org/http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/2012taxprepsites.pdf.
Citizens Academy Registration Deadline Friday, March 2
The Citizens Academy will help residents better understand the scope of county government by giving attendees the chance to interact face-to-face with county leaders and elected officials. Sessions take place throughout the county on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., April 4 to May 23. There are 35 available seats; first come, first served. Register at 612-348-5130 or Hennepin County Citizens Academy — Hennepin County, Minnesota.