ENCORE! in Concert. A small ensemble made up of members of The Twin Cities Women’s Choir, will present their first full-length concert on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 3901 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis. ENCORE! is an exciting and dynamic group of women from all over the Twin Cities who are passionate about a cappella music and sharing the joy of singing with anyone who will listen. For information visit www.twincitieswomenschoir.org.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Carnatic Vocal) with Mysore V Srikanth (Violin) and Tanjore K Murugaboopathi (Mridangam) on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at 5 p.m., in the Recital Hall of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
How Can “Pimp’s Manual” Be Used by Social Services to Help Recognize Human Trafficking Victims in Minnesota?, Oct. 9, 2014, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at Harborside 303, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth MN 55802. Linda Miller, executive director, Civil Society, will present on the dynamics of victimization between pimps or traffickers and their victims, as part of the 32nd Annual St. Louis County health and Human Service Conference. The presentation will combine accounts of victims and research results that will give social service workers a foundation with which to identify trafficking victim traits and simple methods to begin appropriate intervention. Miller will explore the demographics of victims, types of victimization, and the approaches and resources essential for their safety. For information call 651-291-0713 visit www.civilsocietyhelps.org.
AWUM From the Heart
Friday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Asian Women United of Minnesota’s annual gala. Appetizers, cash bar, silent auction, with a special artistic presentation by Lenora Lee, a San Francisco based dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Lenora Lee Dance. Partner with AWUM in their mission to end domestic violence by promoting safe abd healthy relationships in the Asian-Pacific Islander community. This fundraising event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required. Each guest will be asked to make a gift to support families dealing with domestic violence. Free parking in the adjacent lot with an overflow area one half block east on Oak Grove. Street parking also an option. RSVP to [email protected]
SCORE “Mentors to America’s Small Business” will hold a seminar “Financing Your Business” on Friday, Oct. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Sunrise Bank, 200 University Ave. West, St. Paul, MN. The seminar covers sources of financing and loan alternatives, SBA guaranteed loans, and cash flow management. To register go to the SCORE website www.stpaul.score.org or call 651-261-1429 for additional information. Fee is $59.00 which includes seminar, booklets and other materials.
Shakuntala Design presents the 5th Long Lake Area Art Show, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Orono High School Cafeteria, 795 Old Crystal Bay Rd. N., Orono, Minn. A fun filled, free family event featuring local and regional artists, large variety of art, all price ranges, live music, free coffee from Long Lake Caribou Coffee. If you are an artist and like to participate please email longlakearea[email protected] and visit facebook.com/longlakeareaartshow, and longlakeart.wordpress.com.
For the first time in history, the Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition travels to the United States, with a Lecture and Gallery Reception on Oct. 15, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Concordia University’s Art Center, 1301 Marshall Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104. The event is co-sponsored Japan America Society of Minnesota and the Concordia Leaders of Design Series. For tickets and exhibition details please visit online at http://tokyotdc-stp.squarespace.com. The exhibition will run a the Concordia Art Center from Oct. 13-31, 2014.
Asian American Journalists Association — Minnesota chaper, presents, Trivia Bowl, with former WCCO anchor Don Shelby hosting Trivia Bowl on Oct. 16, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at Brit’s Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. All proceeds benefit AAJA-MN’s scholarship, grant and internship programs. Register at www.aajamn.com/trivia-bowl.html. Cost is $100 per team of five.
SCORE “Mentors for America’s Small Business” will hold a seminar “QuickBooks Basics” on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Sunrise Bank, 200 University Ave. W, St. Paul. This seminar discusses the importance of a good accounting system and how to set it up. To register go to the SCORE website www.stpaul.score.org or call 651-261-1429. Fee is $59.00 which includes seminar, booklets and other materials.
5th Top Chef delicious fundraiser to benefit Catalyst Foundation’s community development and water programs in Vietnam, on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Blue Apartments Party Room, 2922 Aldrich Ave. S., Minneapolis 55408. Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese dinner and a watch a friendly competition for the title of “Top Chef Vietnam”. Reigning “Top Chef Vietnam” Duy Tran, past winner Kathy Culley, and new competitor, Audrey Phan, will present Vietnamese inspired appetizers. Your vote will determine the winner. Also, a silent auction will feature beautiful gallery prints from Vietnam. Cost to attend, $30 for adults and $20 students and children. Buy your tickets at www.catalystfoundation.org/fundraiser.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Anupama Bhagwat (Sitar) with Nitin Mitta (Tabla) on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at 5 p.m., in the Recital Hall of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
“Gaza & Israel: Past, Present, Future”, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 7:15 p.m., at Macalester University, Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St, Paul, Minn. Free and open to the public. Jeff Halper, a Hibbing native who emigrated to Israel in 1973, is co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He is an advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He spent 10 years as a community worker in Jerusalem aiding low-income Mizrahi families. In 2006 Halper was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Call 651-696-6142 for more information.
Fighting the Invasion of the Body Snatchers workshop on how evidence based, trauma informed victim services for sex trafficked victims and trainings for high school and college youth can strengthen our children where trafficking is occurring, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Training Center, First National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. A donation of $15 per person for workshop materials is suggested. Please register for a workshop at 651-291-0713 or [email protected]
The 17th Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at Oak Ridge Country Club, 700 Oak Ridge Road, Hopkins, MN 55305. Dinner is $115 for non-JASM members until Oct. 3, and $135 thereafter until the Oct. 26 deadline to register at http://mn-japan.org/2014/08/the-17th-annual-mondale-award-dinner-gala. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department. Proceeds will enable JASM to to offer a merit-based Mondale Scholarship and fascinating social and educational programs that promote cultural exchange between Minnesota and Japan. For information call 612-627-9357 or email [email protected]
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Kaushiki Chakraborty (Hindustani Vocal), with Kedar Naphde (Harmonium), and Shubhajyoti Guha (Tabla) on Sunday, Nov. 9 2014, at 5 p.m., in the HHH Cowles Auditorium of the University of Minnesota, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
The Edmund Fitzgerald Commemorative Beacon Lighting, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, from Noon to 6 p.m. at Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, in Two Harbors, Minn. $7. This popular annual event commemorates the 1975 sinking of the freighter “Edmund Fitzgerald” and the loss of her 29 crew members. The lighthouse, fog signal building and visitor center will be open from noon to 6 p.m. A film about the Fitzgerald will be shown in the visitor center continuously throughout the afternoon. At 4:30 p.m. the lighthouse will close temporarily while the names of the crew members are read to the tolling of a ship’s bell. Following the ceremony, the beacon will be lit and the tower once again opened for visitors to tour. This is the only opportunity each year when visitors can climb to the top of the tower after dark and see the beacon lit and revolving. For information call 218-226-6372.
Mu Daiko in Concert, with a World Premier performances, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov. 13-15, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., at Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Mu’s brand of heart-pounding rhythms and high-flying movement returns to its Twin Cities community roots in an innovative concert at Mixed Blood Theatre. The nationally recognized taiko drumming ensemble celebrates its 18th season of taiko with reimagined pieces from the repertoire and several premiere pieces, including director Jennifer Weir’s brand new collaboration with celebrated local director/choreographer Joe Chvala (Flying Foot Forum, Guthrie Theater). Stepping Up was underwritten by the American Composers Forum’s Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. General Admission: Adults $25
Students $10 (w/valid ID)
Groups: 10% off groups of 10+. Call Mu Box Office at 651-789-1012 or visit muperformingarts.org.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents The 19th Annual Aradhana, musical tribute to the great composers of Carnatic (South Indian) Classical Music by Twin Cities’ vocalists and instrumentalists, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota Community Center Auditorium, 10530 Troy Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55311. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. For information contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911, or email [email protected] Visit online at www.imsom.org.
Hmong dance, old and new, featured at Hennepin Gallery. Asian Media Access tells the story of Hmong dance, from its origins in China and Southeast Asia to the sometimes conflicting role it has played in both preserving history and embracing new cultures here in Minnesota. The exhibit will be on display in the Hennepin Gallery and on the Public Service Level of the Hennepin County Government Center through July 28. Two performances on the Government Center North Plaza from noon to 1 p.m. on June 2, Hmong Dance Performance; June 26, Hmong Costume Show. Gallery is free and open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 300 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis.
Mandarin Chinese Storytime now meeting on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. twice a month at Saint Anthony Park Librarym 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.
The Minneapolis Petanque Club meets to play the popular game of Southeast Asia. Individuals who would like to play and compete with others are invited to join or even host a game in their neighborhood. You do not have to be a member and we do have extra boules to play. Contact Don Holzschuh at [email protected] or visit www.minneapolispetanqueclub.com.
Ancient Buddhist practice of following and returning to Amida Buddham, also called the “Universal Buddha.” Through the practice of Nembutsu Chanting, heighten spiritual awareness and healing on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 5015 14th Ave. S, Minneapolis 55417. Contact Gadu at [email protected], 612-703-7501 or HOTResonanceArt.com.