Peace Vigils on the Bridge
The Wednesday vigils throughout March are dedicated to speaking out against the threat of a U.S. war on Iran. Join any of the vigils to SAY NO! to a new U.S. war, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge over the Mississip-pi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The vigil is sponsored by Twin Cities Peace Campaign and Women Against Military Madness. The special March emphasis against a war on Iran is endorsed by Anti-War Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and Veterans for Peace. For more information call 612-522-1861 or 612-827-5364.
Seward Band’s Winter Concert
Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Roosevelt High School
4029 28th Ave. S.
The group works to promote music education and appreciation and is under the direction of Christina Chen-Beyers.
Refreshments are served after the concert. Suggested donations are Adults $6, Seniors $5 and Students/-Children $4.
GLBT Host Home Program
Saturday, March 10, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Midtown Exchange/The Chicago Lofts, 14th Floor Party Room
2929 Chicago Ave. S.
The GLBT Host Home Program is a community-based program that pairs volunteer hosts with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth who are experiencing homelessness. All proceeds from this special event will benefit the program. Bring your checkbook and your friends, all donations will be doubled by a $5,000 challenge grant. Co-hosts are Senator Scott Dibble and Dick Senese. Appetizers and refreshments.
The Compassionate Rebel Revolution
Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to Noon
Van Cleve Community Center
901 15th Ave. S.E.
Women’s Inter-national League for Peace & Freedom invites the public to hear Bert Berlowe discuss his latest book, “The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World.” Also participating are two of the heroes whose stories appear in the book: Chante Wolf, a veteran of the first Gulf War, an active member of Veterans for Peace, and a well-known politically engaged photographer; and Brandon Madsen, an organizer of Youth against War and Racism while in high school, now part of the Occupy Minnesota movement.
Benefit Concert for Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership
Sunday, March 11, 2 to 4 p.m.
Faith Mennonite Church
2720 E. 22nd St.
Since 2004 Seward Longfellow Rest-orative Justice Partnership has provided an alternative to juvenile court for youth committing misdemeanor offenses in Seward and Greater Longfe-llow. The concert features Linda Breitag, Sophia Breitag, Chris Jones, Ray Makeever and Robin Nelson. Freewill donations are gratefully accepted. For more information contact Michele Braley at SLRJP, 612-338-6205, ext. 108, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Ave. S.
The Minnesota-based chamber group Accordo shares its love of classical and contemporary chamber music. Works by Beethoven, Cotton and Dvorak. Order tickets at schubert.org/accordo or 651-292-3268.
Transition Longfellow Free Movie Night
Friday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. (Potluck); 7:15 (Movie)
Bethany Lutheran Church
2900 36th Ave. S.
“Introduction to Permaculture Design” encapsulates some of the most significant aspects of Permaculture—leaving the viewer feeling more confident about how to capably wield the design tools Permaculture utilizes. Expert gardener Russ Henry will be on hand to answer questions.
Cocktails for a Cause
Friday, March 16, 7 to 10:30 p.m.
215 W. 24th St.
Park on Pillsbury or Pleasant and bring some green to support the Anti-War Committee and our grassroots peace work. Enjoy green cocktails and mocktails and tasty appetizers while helping fund continued activism against U.S. war threats against Iran, occupation in Afghanistan and FBI repression. FFI: antiwarcommittee.org and https://www.facebook.com/events/3244110080927689.
Occupy Women’s Rights Rally
Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m.
Hennepin County Government Center
300 S. 6th St.
Celebrate the historic and heroic struggles of women for democratic rights. Throughout history, women have taken to the streets, organizing and leading movements for the abolition of slavery, for union rights, civil rights, education rights and for women’s voting rights, to name a few. Women suffragists engaged in a 70-year struggle for the basic right to vote, in the largest pro-democracy movement of its time. African American women had to fight for the full entitlement to vote for 45 years longer. Come hear speeches and join in the celebration and conversation about women’s historic struggles. Our right to vote is under attack! Don’t let politicians push us back! Stand firm against the MN Voter ID amendment! Organized by Occupy Minn-eapolis Events Committee.
Hot Beds and Cold Frames Workshop
Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to Noon
Oliver H. Kelley Farm
15788 Kelley Farm Rd., Elk River 55330
This workshop will teach how to make hot beds and cold frames to expand the Minnesota gardening season in the spring and fall. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. There is an $18 fee for materials. For more information: 763-441-6896 or http://www.mnhs.org/kelleyfarm.
210 N. 1st St.
Ceramics, Maren Kloppmann
Oil Painting, Ellen Richman
Opening Reception, March 9, 5 – 8 p.m.
March 9 – April 14
210 N. 2nd St. 55401
Dialogue in Place, Volume II
Joyce Lyon, from St. Paul, and Andrea Thoma, from Leeds, England, have maintained a transatlantic studio conversation about different notions of place for more than 10 years. Their new work considers place in relation to time, intimacy, pilgrimage and dwelling.
Through March 17
Franklin Art Works
1021 E. Franklin Ave.
Wonder and Woe, Shawn Cheng
The Collagist, Amy Lockhart
Blood Meteor, Matt Wiegle
Through April 28
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
Stand Out Prints 2012
Highpoint’s National Juried Exhibition
Selected prints from nearly 800 entries.
Through April 14
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
U of M, 405 21st Ave. S. 55455
Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place
Seventy extraordinary works by 19 Native American artists. This expanded exhibit includes two full-size tipis and artist-video biographies.
Until March 17
2948 Chicago Ave. S.
Renko’s minimalist work echoes Arte Povera in its use of rubbings, pressings, lamb’s blood and other organic materials and procedures.
Through April 12
514 2nd St. S.E.
Artists on the Verge
New work from five Minnesota-based artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture.
Opening Reception, March 3, 7 – 11 p.m.
Artist talks: March 23 & 30, 8 p.m.
Ends April 15
Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave. S.
Longing for Home
Reception and Celebration of Artists, March 16, 7 – 10 p.m.
March 16 – April 26
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Dance Works I
The extraordinary partnership between legendary artists Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) and Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) is the foundation for this installation of backdrops, props and costumes created for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The show showcases one of the richest examples of their collaborative approach, inaugurating a series of exhibitions exploring Cunningham’s work with leading visual artists.
Through April 8
Poison & Candy, Frank Gaard
Monumental tableaux paintings from the ’70s and ’80s, signature portraits of friends and fellow art-world denizens, a raucous installation of new work, a selection of his diaristic and at time salacious sketchbooks, and issues of his cult zine *Artpolice*.
Through May 6
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 S.E. Main St.
edCuban 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.
Thursdays through March 29
The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
The Singing Revolution: Songs from the Baltic Awakening
Performed by Cantus. Single tickets $10 – $25.
March 15, 7:30 p.m.
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Featuring Drew Peterson, Jack Klatt, John Fenner and Venus DeMars. Hear these stars in the newly renovated space.
March 9, 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
Through March 10
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Outside the Circle
By Andrea Assaf and Samuel Valdez. The funny and heartbreaking experimental play about the trials of love and limits of social constructs examines queerness, disability and our common experiences across identities and communities.
March 15 – 17
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 Lake St. E.
Puppet Shows for Kids
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Make ‘n’ Take Workshops
Saturdays, 11 a.m.
PuppetLab: The Pollen Road; meet me in the heart caves
Two works created under the tutelage of Alison Heimstead.
March 9 – March 11
MayDay Community Planning Meeting
March 27, 7 – 9 p.m.
2951 Lundale Ave. S.
Dial M for Murder
A psychological tale that has thrilled audiences for decades.
Tickets are $20 on Tuesdays. Rush tickets are available every night of the week 30 minutes prior to the performance for $10 off the regular price.
Through March 18
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
Written by A. Rey Pamatmat and directed by Randy Reyes. Performed by Mu Performing Arts (www.muperformingarts.org).
Three kids are all but abandoned on a farm in remotest Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go. But when Kenny’s and Benji’s relationship becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn’t shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in whether they want it to or not.
Tickets: Adults $23 – $25; Children and Students $10.
March 16 – April 1
1517 Central Ave. N.E.
612-237-9810, (612-548-1380 Tickets)
A infinite library, tended by a reclusive order of librarians. Since the biblical tower fell, they have labored to rediscover lost secrets. One man searches for the key to the greatest secret of all.
Through March 25
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th St.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Adapted for the puppet stage, this story takes a look at youth and aging, the allure of power, and the beauty of a life well lived. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Tickets, Adults $15, Students and seniors $12, Children under 12 $10. FFI contact Susan Haas at 612-226-0402.
Through March 11
4814 Chicago Ave.
An expanded bilingual version of Mixed Blood Theatre’s celebratory Chicano story written by Joe Minjares. Radical hospitality means a no-cost admission, first come, first served. Guaranteed admission is $15 at 612-338-6163, www.mixedblood.com.
March 15 – March 24
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
A Special Cabaret Celebrating Accessibility
Interact Theater Company will highlight segments of its upcoming original spring production (at the Lab Theater in April and May). See a unique drum-line floor show and a one of a kind integrated wheelchair dance.
March 15 – 17, 7:30 p.m.
Not Guilty! (Your honor, it’s the laws that are wrong)
Featuring a roster of seasoned Twin Cities performers who still know how to shake things up!
March 23 – March 31 (Weekends)
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.
Through March 18
Stepping Stone Theatre
55 Victoria St. N., St. Paul 55104
Raven Stole the Sun
New Native Theatre presents a children’s play from an acclaimed Toronto company, written by Canadian Ojibway author Drew Hayden Taylor. It’s a dance theater piece for all ages, based on a traditional Tlingit story.
Tickets are $7 at the door. Also available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/211820
March 23 – 25
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.
Ends March 11
The Warren – An Artist Habitat
4400 Osseo Rd., Mpls. 55412
Workhouse Theatre Company presents a charming love story.
Until March 11
FEMA Has Moved and Changed
What used to be the women-only Feminist Eclectic Martial Arts, based at Patrick’s Cabaret for 11 years, has now become the open-to-all-genders Five Element Martial Arts and Healing Center, located at 3743 Cedar, 612-729-7233, www.femamartialarts.org.
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 email@example.com, call Allison at 651-251-9110 or visit www.mnliteracy.org/volunteers/opportunitites/adults.
300 Nicollet Mall
Teen Job Fair takes place Saturday, March 24, noon to 3 p.m.
Homeless GLBT Youth Resources
Third Thursday of the Month, 4 – 6 p.m.
Youth Opportunity Center
41 N. 12th St.
For youth who are homeless or living in unstable and temporary situations, life can be pretty scary. Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning and homeless complicates things even further. The Youth Opportunity Center hosts a hot meal, entertainment, and a place to gather in an informal, youth friendly and barrier free space, while connecting to and accessing GLBTQ resources and mainstream resources for homeless youth.
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.