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.
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 three, or $26 for family of four 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.
Southpoint Community Acupuncture Donation Day for the Anti-War Committee
Sunday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Southpoint Community Acupuncture
3745 Bloomington Ave. S.
Take care of yourself and help out the Anti-War Committee!
Acupuncture is a great way to relieve stress, reduce pain, boost your immune system … Support yourself and those that are working for a better world. $5 donation. We will be providing acupuncture treatments and all proceeds will go to the Anti-War Committee. Make an appointment at www.southpointcommunityacupuncture.com or 612-724-3891.
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.
Join Us for the 22nd Annual Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
South High commons area
3131 19th Ave. S.
Plan on attending this great South High get-together. All you can eat pancakes, along with scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, milk and coffee make up the menu priced at $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. There will also be items for sale and lots of door prizes. Please contact the South High Foundation office at 612-668-4344 with questions.
Young Dance 25th Anniversary
Friday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
345 13th Ave. N.E.
Young Dance celebrates its 25th anniversary season of “transforming lives through movement” with two events: A Gala Concert and Reception featuring Kevin Kling and Dean Magraw as well as the Young Dance troupe on May 3 (tickets are $40), and “Stomping Grounds,” an evening of dance investigating how we create and impact our communities,” on May 4. The 2 p.m. performance is geared toward families with young children and children under 5 get in free. Otherwise, tickets are Adults, $15 and Student/Seniors, $8. Box office is 612-436-1129. For more information: 612-423-3064 or email@example.com.
Award Winning Art Sale and Student Show Over May Day Weekend
May 3-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Laughing Waters Studio
3718 E. Minnehaha Pkwy.
Laughing Waters Studio hosts its 10th annual “Spring has Sprung” Art Sale. The sale includes original paintings, Chinese calligraphy, scrolls, prints, cards, art lamps, art objects for the home—all from the brush of Bob Schmitt. Much of Schmitt’s painting interprets familiar Minnesota scenes but in the manner of Asian brush painting.
Concurrent with the annual sale is Laughing Waters Studio’s sixth annual student show of Chinese calligraphy and paintings. Come see the students’ work, try your own hand at Chinese brush painting, take a walk in the spring gardens! For more info call 612-333-1881.
Annual Dowling Community Garden Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dowling Community Garden
P.O. Box 6757
Along with favorite garden varieties, this sale features many heirloom vegetables and flowers. On the corner of 39th St. and 46th Ave.
Rain or Shine Community Sing
Saturday, May 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Powderhorn Park Community Center
3400 15th Ave. S.
Come help create a 1,000-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.
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Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd., 55416
A photo exhibition illustrating Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, in their homes, in full color. Each individual is a story of life and hope. From Europe to Minnesota, it was here they fashioned their dreams, their futures, and their families—their lives are a constant reminder to the value of freedom and the enduring human spirit. May 12 - June 9
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
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.
Look/See & Access/Print
Look/See exhibit features work by hundreds of students that visited our classroom studio in the past year to learn about printmaking as part of our school partnership program. Access/Print teen project will be on display in the adjoining gallery. These young talents each spent over 70 hours at Highpoint working with artist mentors to develop a series of prints in this exhibition.
Through May 11
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.
2520 26th Ave. S.
“Punk Bowl Monday”
Prizehog (Portland), Lungs, Dentist, B Arthur
“Rock N’ Bowl”
Rapedoor, GooDBars,Urges from Elsewhere
“Rock N’ Bowl”
Your Dad’s Band
“Punk Bowl Monday”
Vampirates (NV), Terrordactyls, Mordwulf
All shows free admission.
All shows 10 p.m.
3010 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Elements in Translation
Join us for an evening of Hip-Hop, Modern Dance, Spoken Word, House, Waacking, Live Music, Live Electronica, Tutting and Freestyle! $10 at the door (cash or check only).
April 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m.
3037 Lyndale Ave. S.
Each week, The Theater of Public Policy tackles a different issue through live, improv theater. Leading experts, or opinion-shapers, on particular issues open the shows with on-stage interviews. Then a team of most talented improvisers craft unscripted theater scenes based on the interview with the guest.
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.
The play centers on two men who have gone ice fishing on the last day of the season; the ice is melting and the DNR is watching. They are hoping for something essential, immortal, when a construction worker roars across the ice on his snowmobile, spear, dynamite and fancy dress in hand! And the last blizzard of the season is about to begin …
Through May 18
212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 140
By the Seat of Our Pants
Interact’s wildly comedic romp, stomp, tweet and post through pop culture is an original, nothing scared production that’s as wonderfully wacky as we are! Tickets are $18.
Opening night, April 25
Through May 18
Hillcrest Center Theater
1978 Ford Parkway, 55116
651-647-4315 (box office)
Handle With Care
The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company is closing its 18th season with a comedy!
Ayelet, a young Israeli woman, is dragged by her grandmother on a road trip through America in search of a dream. A strange itinerary through small Virginia towns, a botched DHL delivery, a surprise blizzard, and a strong language barrier all eventually lead Ayelet to find what she was looking for: her destiny.
Through May 5
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
Lowry Lab Theater
350 St. Peter St., St. Paul 55102
It’s 1965. Dylan is going electric, the Beatles’ soul is rubber and The Furies, a girl-group, just want to rock and roll. Some revolutions are harder than others.
Through April 28
Macalester College Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul 55105
RATIONS: A New Performance about Food and Eating
RATIONS is a performance assemblage of many interrelated histories. The production is a devised work for the stage, meaning its participants have co-created the piece through reading, discussion, movement experimentation, and original writing. The 26-member ensemble brings students trained as actors and dancers together, exploring shared vocabularies and concerns.
Though April 19
Volunteer In-Class Tutors are Desired in Adult Basic Education
Would you like to assist motivated students and a licensed teacher in an English (ESL), math, computer basics, writing or reading class? Minneapolis Adult Education has morning and evening volunteer needs M-F at 2225 E. Lake St. For more information, see mpsabe.mpls.-k12.mn.us/volunteer_opportunities or call Ellen at 612-668-3984.
Experience is not needed. Training is provided.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org