Remembering Lauren Maker
A gathering will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. on Boom Island—the small pavilion closest to the river. Friends are invited to share her words and our memories while acknowledging her contributions to the City of Minneapolis, her community, her family and friends. Please bring a lawn chair, garden flowers (we have vases) and an appetizer to share. Donations to the Lauren Maker Fund, c/o Northeast Bank, 77 N.E. Broadway St., Mpls. 55413, will be used to place a Remembrance Memorial Gift in a park along the river.
Minneapolis Monarch Festival
Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lake Nokomis, next to the Nokomis Nature-scape Gardens
Enjoy Monarch activities and education, live music and dance, art and fun activities.
Hiawatha Community School Garage Sale
Saturday, Sept. 8,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4201 42nd Ave. S.
Donations will be accepted behind the school from Sept. 4 to 6, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be signs. Call the Hiawatha PTO at 612-668-4639 with questions.
Proceeds will benefit school enrichment programs.
HPDL Neighborhood Garage Sale
Saturday, Sept. 8,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The area is from 35W to Cedar Avenue;
Minnehaha Creek to 62nd Street/ Highway 62. Each household may extend its sale additional days or hours.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 3 to 5 p.m.
Riverside Park, Mississippi Gorge
Working alongside ecologist Carolyn Carr, who developed this park’s restoration plan, and river stewardship coordinator Karen Solas, volunteers will help improve local wildlife habitat and watershed health by replacing invasive species with primarily native shrubs and possibly some trees and forbs as well. These native species will help improve wildlife habitat, control erosion and contribute to watershed health. To complete required sign-up, send an e-mail to kclower[@]-fmr.org (add the address to your contact list so when you receive a reply your computer will know it’s not spam). Include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and number in your party.
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Saturday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.
(Refreshments); 10 a.m. (Film)
Hennepin County Library
7001 York Ave. S., Edina 55435
This 90-minute film, narrated by Susan Sarandon, explores the richness of Islamic art. It is sponsored by Middle East Peace Now (MEPN). For more information: 952-941-1341 or www.mepn.org.
Transition Longfellow Free Movie Night
Friday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. (Potluck); 7:15 (Movie); Community Discussion
Bethany Lutheran Church
3901 36th Ave. S.
“Dive, Living off America’s Waste” is one in a three-part series on waste and consumption. This film shows dumpster diving in Los Angeles. 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.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m.
3400 15th Ave. S.
Ideawerks is a production studio, a nonprofit company for over two years, where interns teach production and recording to kids. The concert, featuring students and artists like Toki Wright and Maria Isa, is part of an event geared for the youth of the community to learn about the program.
WAMM Silent Auction
Sunday, Sept. 23, 5 to 8 p.m.
St. Joan of Arc Church
4537 3rd Ave. S.
Sandwich and salad buffet, the all female “Voices for Peace” choir and one of the Twin Cities’ largest silent auctions. Over 300 items include stays at vacation homes, theater tickets, artwork, gourmet dinners and much more. Suggested donation of $10 to $30 (no one turned away). Reserve a table for eight in advance (call the WAMM office for details). Payment by cash and check preferred. WAMM: 612-827-5364.
Art • Music • Dance • Theater • Community • Museums
Mentoring Peace Through Art is a unique and ingenious program through which impressionable teens are responsible for the creation and development of graffiti-resistant artwork on tagged building in identified gang neighborhoods. This summer, they have worked to create several murals around Minneapolis to combat gang graffiti, including an outstanding mosaic on the outside of Café SouthSide, 3405 Chicago.
All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Ave.
Ded Unk’unpi – We Are Here
2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the largest mass execution in the history of the U.S. On Dec. 26, 1862, 38 Dakota warriors were sentenced and hung as a result of the U.S./Dakota wars. This timely and important exhibit features works by Native American artists whose work responds to the legacy of these events.
Through September 28
25 Groveland Terrace
Respite by Jean Gumpper
Salvage by Michael Kareken
Opening Reception September 7,
5 – 8 p.m.
September 7 – October 13
Goldstein Museum of Design
1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul 55108
Quest for the World’s Best Baskets
Over 200 baskets collected by Nancy Schermer during her world travels, from colorful South African telephone wire baskets, to split ash and sweet grass baskets fashioned by artists in America’s
Through September 9
Jean Stephen Galleries
917 Nicollet Mall
The Knotty Problem on Capitol Hill, Finding a Way to Raise Taxes Without Losing a Single Vote
Dr. Seuss humorously depicts Congress hard at work using plumb bobs, T-squares, surveyors’ transits, scales and drawing compasses.
According to a PBS documentary on the “political Dr. Seuss,” his true genius may lie in the fact that all of this was done with such humor and finesse, that few realized he was being political at all.
Ends October 31
Northern Clay Center
2424 E. Franklin Ave.
American Pottery Festival
September 7 – 9
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Ave., St. Paul 55114
Reencuentro, Together Again
Amigos for more than three decades, Guillermo Cuellar and Jorge Provenza share their passion for nature in their respective mediums, ceramics and photography.
Ends September 28
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s
Throughout the 1980s, a series of ruptures permanently changed the character of the art world. Art veered between radical and conservative, capricious and political, socially engaged and art-historically aware. Even as Reaganomics dramatically expanded art as a luxury commodity, postmodernism further challenged the very status of representation and shifted artists’ sense of their role in society. This contentious exhibition counters the cynicism and irony with which art of this period is sometimes viewed. It presents a vivid portrait of artists struggling with their wants, needs and desires in an era of political and aesthetic urgency and situates our contemporary moment within the history of art of the recent past.
Until September 30
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 History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102
1934: A New Deal for Artists
A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian American Art Museum features 56 vibrant paintings depicting American drive and determination created under the New Deal’s 1934 Public Works of Art Program. The concept was to challenge artists to depict the “American Scene.”
The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Exhibit
“No series of events in Minne-sota history is as important as the chain of events that led to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and its terrible aftermath,” said Stephen Elliott, Minnesota Historical Society Director and CEO. “These shocking events are central to the story of Minnesota. They produced historical traumas that still echo in those living today.”
Through June 30, 2013
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. S.
Fanfare Ciocarlia, North American Tour
The brass orchestra from Romania is one of the world’s foremost live Gypsy bands. Besides their own indigenous music, they also play popular Western standards with a Gypsy spin. The winds, bass drum and percussion ensemble was first introduced to North America in 2001 and 2003.
The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
Germany’s most successful a cappella export. Their passion is an art almost lost in the entire vocal scene: performing a cappella without microphones, conveying the feeling and verve of 80 years of musical entertainment in its most authentic way—purely acoustic. Their repertoire covers pop and rock music from the past eight decades.
Tickets are from $20 to $30 + fees.
2520 26th Ave. S.
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Alex “Crankshaft” Larson, Drew Peterson (Dead Pigeons), Rena Haus, Mark Keating.
Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance from one of the musicians.
8 p.m. (7:30 doors)
818 S. 2nd St.
The Brothers Size
Following last year’s “In the Red and Brown Water,” Pillsbury House Theatre continues Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sister Plays trilogy in the Dowling Studio.
September 7 – 29
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Waiting for Godot
Samuel Beckett’s “tragicomedy in two acts” is widely considered one of the most significant plays of the 20th century.
Ends September 30
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th St.
Inspired by “Alice in Wonderland,” Michael Sommers explores the unknown and the unknowable, wandering into thoughts and questions that manifest in a miniature world from curiouser and curiouser.
September 22 – 30
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
The “Vote NO” Show
The staff and board of Patrick’s Cabaret believe that marriage is a fundamental freedom that shouldn’t be denied to anyone. Vote NO in November.
347 E. 36th St.
Conversation Circles, Saturdays, through Nov. 24, Noon – 2 p.m.
Non-native English speakers: Practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too. Call 612-543-5669 for more information in English or, in Hmong, 612-543-8845; in Somali, 612-543-8756; in Spanish, 612-543-8510.
Hosmer World Music Series, Saturdays, Sept. 8 – Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m. “Opera Jawa,” a dazzling visual narrative of the Hindu epic “The Abduction of Sita” (in Indones-ian, English subtitles); Sunday, Sept. 23,
1:30 p.m. “Whisky,” a sophisticated, dry comedy from Uruguay (in Spanish, English subtitles).