Art in Bayfront Park – Aug. 17-18, 2013 at Bayfront Festival Park, S 5th Ave W., Duluth, MN 55802. begins Saturday at 10 a.m. with the free Art Fair and Kids Corner art activities. The Artini Art Class for Adults starts at 2 p.m., $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Pre-order tickets to ensure availability of supplies needed to make your own creation at www.artinbayfrontpark.com. Art of Brewcraft from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with beer tasting event, $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Free Sunday events include Worship in the Park, Art Fair and Kids Corner.
Walker Art Center’s Summer Music & Movies: Roadways at Loring Park, Minneapolis, Monday evenings with films selected by Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas. DJ hosts from 89.3 The Current spinning between the music and films. Free, music begins at 7 p.m., Movies at Dusk-around 8:45 p..m.
• Monday, August 19
Music: Zoo Animal + Aby Wolf, Grant Cutler
Movie: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
Back to School Jam – Minneapolis Public Schools annual event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 in the parking lot of the Davis Center, 1250 W. Broadway Ave. Families and students can learn more about school enrollment, educational programs, family resources and community partners. Entertainment, refreshments, games, prizes and giveaways will also be available. Find out what’s in store for the 2013-2014 school year.
West Bank Music Festival celebrates its fourth festival as part of its mission to strengthen and celebrate the neighborhood by promoting connections between residents, businesses, institutions and organizations on Aug. 17, 2013. Live music, theater and spoken word, street festivities, food vendors, cultural activities, three outdoor stages, eight indoor venues, 30+ bands, artists market. Sspecific times TBA, $5 wristbands or $10 after 10 p.m. Cedar Avenue / the West Bank. westbankfestival.org
Frogtown Fall Festival – Aug. 17, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Park and Rec. Center, 685 W. Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul. Support youth programming by joining this community event. There will be fun for all ages, including youth football scrimmages, community resources, K9 unit, fire and police vehicles, jump castle, climbing wall, senior bingo, basketball tournament, entertainment, concessions. Sponsor a table or donate. Call 612-462-1720 or visit frogtownconnections.com.
Architecture Tour of the State Capitol, Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m., 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul MN 55155. Join a 90-minute guided tour of the Minnesota State Capitol, one of the grandest and most architecturally appealing public buildings in the United States. Reservations: required, register online at www.mnhs.org/statecapitol. $9 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6 to 17. Call 651-296-2881 or mail [email protected]
Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival, Aug. 18, 3:30 to 9 p.m. at Como Park, St. Paul. Japanese art, dance, Bonsai, martial arts, Ikebana, singing, dancing, drumming, food and lantern lighting in the Japanese Garden pond and the Frog Pond. Admission is $5 per adult (13+), $3 per child (ages 3-12) and free to seniors over 65 and kids under 3. Free shuttle bus from Midway Stadium, 1771 Energy Park Drive.
Human Trafficking – Globally and Locally – Tuesday, Aug. 20; registration 5:30 p.m. and program from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cowles Auditorum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis. A panel discussion will follow a screening of the documentary film, “Not My Life” from Oscar nominated director Robert Bilheimerto, which depicts the dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. The panelists: Jeff Bauer, director of public policy, The Family Partnership; Vednita Carter, executive director, Breaking Free; John Choi, Ramsey County attorney; and Bukola Oriola, host of Imprisoned Show. The Moderator is Kathleen Smith Ruhland of DLA Piper, a leading law firm in pro bono work for human trafficking victims. The event is free and open to the public with advance registration requested via www.micglobe.org.
Outdoor Concert & Summer Sizzle on Summit, Aug. 21, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free Concert. Beautiful BBQ. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on-the-hill, 1524 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Advance BBQ Tickets: Children $5, Adults $8, Seniors $6 (Walk-up prices: $7, $10, $8) Ticket price includes a Hawaiian-Style BBQ dinner, tropical beverages & choice seating. Advance BBQ tickets at http://kimsueoka.com
Adieu Summer Concert with Ticket to Brasil and Friends, Sunday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Historic Lake Como Pavillion, Black Bear Crossings 1360 Lexington Parkway North, Roseville, MN 55103. Admission: Adults $10, children under 12 free. Info/Advance Tickets www.tickettobrasil.com Adieu Summer Concert 2013 features a great lineup of Bossa Nova, Hawaiian, Native American, Latin, Gypsy Jazz, and Samba music styles.
Iraqi Life art exhibit – The Macalester Helping Open Peaceful Exchange and the Iraqi American Reconciliation Project present the Daily Iraqi Life art exhibit to observe and understand the connection the St. Paul/Minneapolis community maintains with our sister city of Najaf, Iraq andlocal Iraqi refugees. Included on display from Sept. 9-30, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Macalester College Fine Arts Building, Second Level, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105. There will be paintings by artists from Najaf and the greater Najaf area, books created by local Iraqi refugees, “Letters for Peace” involving local middle school children and children with cancer from Baghdad, and ceramic pieces on display for a limited time from Sept 19 – 22. A reception will be held Sept. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, First Level. The reception is to celebrate International Peace Day with local Iraqi artists and a program with a short film created by a local Iraqi filmmaker.
Hmong Women’s Conference, Sat., Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m at Concordia University, St. Paul Campus. Sponsored by Empowering Hmong Women and Concordia University’s Hmong Culture and Language Program. Free and open to the public and is in Hmong. Lunch is provided. For information call Bauz Nengchu, 651-643-2514.
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Sandipan Samajpati (Hindustani vocal) with Kamlesh J. Desai (Harmonium) and Hindole Majumdar (Tabla) on Sun., Sept. 15, 5 p.m. in the Recital Hall of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave. – St. Paul, MN 55105. For information on tickets visit www.imsom.org or contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or [email protected]
Citizenship Classes – Learn about American history and government in a free eight week class to study questions commonly asked on the Citizenship test used by the Immigration and Naturalization Services. open to immigrants who can read, write and speak basic English.Class begins Monday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pike Lake Education Center, 2101 14th St. NW., New Brighton, MN 55112. Sign up now by calling the Adult Basic Education office at 651-621-7410.
Seeing Poverty – A conversation and update hosted by MayKao Y. Hang, President and CEO of Wilder Foundation Wed., Sept. 18, starting with a pancake breakfast prepared by chefs from Union Gospel Mission’s Daily Diner from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Pkwy N., St. Paul, MN 55104. Being poor is not just about lack of money. It is also about having limited social connections, being invisible, and not having the access, skills or opportunity to do better. www.wilder.org
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Akkarai Sisters (Subhalakshmi and Sornalatha) (Carnatic Violin Duet) with Sherthalai Ananthakrishnan (Mridangam) and V. Karthick (Ghatam) on Sun., Sept. 29, 5 p.m. in the Dr. V. Premanand Theatre and Concert Hall, Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431. For information on tickets visit www.imsom.org or contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or [email protected]
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents Sugato Nag (Sitar) with Subhankar Banerjee (Tabla) on Sun., Oct. 13, 5 p.m. in the Dr. V. Premanand Theatre and Concert Hall, Normandale Community College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431. For information on tickets visit www.imsom.org or contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or [email protected]
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents V. K. Manimaran (Carnatic Vocal), H. N. Bhaskar (Violin) and Tanjore K. Murugaboopathi (Mridangam) on Sun., Oct. 27, 5 p.m., in the Recital Hall of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave. – St. Paul, MN 55105. For information on tickets visit www.imsom.org or contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or [email protected]
Indian Music Society of Minnesota presents the 18th Annual Aradhana: A musical tribute to the great composers of Carnatic (South Indian) Classical Music by Twin Cities’ vocalists and instrumentalists on Sat., Nov. 16, in the Nath Auditorium of The Hindu Temple of Minn., 10530 Troy Ln N, Maple Grove. For information on tickets visit www.imsom.org or contact Durgesh Manjure at 612-360-1911 or [email protected]
Rondo Exhibit, inside the “Then Now Wow” exhibit at the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul. The story of Rondo, a thriving St. Paul African American community torn apart by I-94, is a permanent exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.
North East Healing Circle (Spring Forest Qigong Practice Group) every Wednesday 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at Grain Belt Studios, 79 13th Ave. NE, Suite 201, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Everyone is welcome and admission is free with a $5 gift greatly appreciated. This healing circle is a place to learn to help yourself and others to heal physically, mentally and spiritually. By using the simple and effective techniques of Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ), this group will have a profound and positive impact on your health, energy and peace of mind. Contact Gadu [email protected] or call 612-703-7501.
Deep Roots, Lush Leaves: Transformation of Hmong Dance in Minnesota is a gallery exhibit that will transport you from the origins of Hmong dance in China and Southeast Asia to its current role in America of preserving the Hmong community’s rich history and embracing new cultures and traditions. Currated by Iny Xiong, artistic director of Iny Asian Dance Theater, and coordinated by See Xiong and Ange Hwang, this exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Visit the exhibit from May 20 through July 28, 2013 at UROC – University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Avenue N., Minneapolis, MN 55411. Featured activities include a Gallery Reception on Thursday, June 27th, from 5 to 6 p.m., and Community Dance Classes 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday from June 3 through Aug. 19 (All abilities welcome). A Fashion show and Discussion Panel will be held Saturday, July 27 at 12 p.m.
Support Sessions for SE Asian Youth are offered on Wednedays at Brooklyn Center High School from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. We host a safe and fun environment with food, gift cards for steady attendance and provide great resources and sup- port. If you are or know someone who needs help and support with drug or alcohol use, please con- tact Ying Lee at chem- [email protected]
Trancendental meditation, Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., 399 Ruth Street N., St Paul, MN 55119. Call 651-714-0254 or visit www.TM.org/twincities.
Poetry Jam/Rap Battle on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m., Apple valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Youth ages 12 to 18 express themselves at an evening of poetry, rap, dancing and singing Open Mic on the first Tuesday of the month. Free food, door prizes, rap battle, poetry performances and free creative writing workshop. $4 at the door, or $3 in advance, and $2 each for groups. 952-953-2385.
Transmissions: Art work of prominent regional Native American artists, will open July 7 and run through Aug. 24 at the Cargill Hall Gallery in Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall. On, July 9, 7 to 8 p.m., acclaimed artist Jim Denomie (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe) will discuss his paintings.