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Thursday
Oct262017

October 26, 2017, Thursday - Faces of Minnesota Opening Reception at Mill City Museum

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

"Faces of Minnesota" Opening Reception

Attend a reception and talk about the new Minnesota Public Radio exhibit, “Faces of Minnesota,” a collection of 50 images from the last decade that document our state and the people who live here. The exhibit is presented as part of the celebration of MPR’s 50th anniversary in 2017.

Join Regina McCombs, senior editor for visual news at Minnesota Public Radio, and MPR photographers in a discussion of how craft and ethics combine to make photojournalism different from other forms of photography. After the discussion, meet the photojournalists and MPR staff members, and enjoy light refreshments.

The exhibit is located in the museum’s central Mill Commons, and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours from October 19 through November 12, 2017.

Thursday
Oct262017

October 26, 2017, Thursday - Ten Thousand Things presents: Euripides’ Electa at Open Book (4 nights)

Location: Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South

Ten Thousand Things presents: Euripides’ Electra

Dates: October 26 – 29 and November 2 – 5

Ten Thousand Things opens its 2017–18 season with Euripides’ Electra, the story of a young woman who cannot rid herself of her desire for revenge. Electra is directed by Rebecca Novick, who has worked with TTT’s model at California Shakespeare Theater. The show features Michelle Barber, Kurt Kwan, Audrey Park, Thomasina Petrus, Mikell Sapp, Ricardo Vazquez and Karen Wiese-Thompson. Tickets are $30. Pay what you can for audiences under age 30. Please present ID at the door.

Wednesday
Oct252017

October 25, 2017, Wednesday - 2017 Haunted Basement (thru Oct 31)

Time: Check nightly schechules on below link

Location: Building 9 of 2010 East Hennepin Avenue (map)

2017 Haunted Basement 

Tickets: http://www.tempotickets.com/hauntedbasement

Now in its eleventh year, the Haunted Basement is an annual horror experience which marries artist-driven installations with immersive theater performance in an environment which is at turns surreal and psychologically unsettling. 

This year’s run will begin on Friday, September 29 and run through Halloween; with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of each week, and a final show on Tuesday, October 31 (of course). All shows begin at 6:30 p.m., with performances running later into the night on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween.

Tickets for the Haunted Basement are $25 for Thursdays and Sundays, and $27 for Fridays, Saturdays, and Halloween. The Haunted Basement is an 18+ with I.D. event.

Tuesday
Oct242017

October 24, 2017, Tuesday - DMNA Annual Meeting at Open Book

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Open Book, 1101 Washington Avenue S

The 2017 Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association (DMNA) Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Open Book in the Performance Hall. 

The feature of this year's meeting will be a Public Forum on 800 Washington Avenue S., also know as the Guthrie Liner Parcel. Previous development proposals for this site have failed to come to fruition. The City intends to redraft and reissue an RFP for 800 Washington Avenue S., at some point in the near future. The DMNA wants to know what your vision is for this unique and highly visible vacant property in Downtown East. Come to the DMNA Annual Meeting to express your thoughts and opinions. Representatives from CPED and Council Member Jacob Frey's office will be at the meeting to hear from you.

Elections to the DMNA Board of Directors will take place at this meeting. If you have an interest in running for a seat on the DMNA Board, please send an email with your name, address, contact email and phone and a statement explaining why you would like to sit on the DMNA Board to DMNA Neighborhood Coordinator Christie Rock Hantge at christie@thedmna.org.

Monday
Oct232017

October 23, 2107, Monday - Mississippi Minute Film Festival at Mill City Museum

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

Mississippi Minute Film Festival

In the midst of the Twin Cities is one of the greatest natural wonders in the world: the Mississippi River. The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership invites you to celebrate the river by attending the 2017 Mississippi Minute Film Festival.

Entrants could use their cellphone or video camera, shoot something simple or complex, while telling a story that showcases an appreciation for the riverfront in Minneapolis - all within 60 seconds!

The Minneapolis Riverfront categories are:
 - River Gorge: Ford Dam to Washington Ave. Bridge
 - Downtown Riverfront: Washington Ave. Bridge to Plymouth Bridge
 - River North: Plymouth Bridge to Lowry Bridge
 - Upper Harbor: Lowry Bridge to city border

Sunday
Oct222017

October 22, 2017, Sunday - Vikings vs. Baltimore at US Bank Stadium

Time: Noon

Location: US Bank Stadium

Vikings

Saturday
Oct212017

October 21, 2017, Saturday - Bike with a Ranger at The Commons

Time: 10:00am

Location: The Commons, Minneapolis, 425 Portland Ave S

Bike with a Ranger at The Commons

Hop on your own bike or grab a Nice Ride to take a tour with a National Park Service Ranger, in partnership with Mississippi Park Connection and National Park Service. Tour the neighborhoods and learn more about flora and fauna, the Mississippi River or a variety of topics.

Meet at NiceRide – 4th Street and Portland Avenue.

Saturday
Oct212017

October 21, 2017, Saturday - Indigenous Cooking Demos with Sean Sherman at Mill City Museum

Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

Indigenous Cooking Demos with Sean Sherman

Join Chef Sean Sherman, the Ogalala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef, for a series of cooking demonstrations based on his new book "The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen," an introduction to the modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories. 30-minute demos will take place at 12:30 pm and 2 pm. 

In his cooking, Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare—no fry bread or Indian tacos here—and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. The Sioux Chef’s healthful plates embrace venison and rabbit, river and lake trout, duck and quail, wild turkey, blueberries, sage, sumac, timpsula or wild turnip, plums, purslane, and abundant wildflowers.

Chef Sean Sherman was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and has been cooking in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana for the past 27 years. He works as a caterer and food educator across the country through his business, The Sioux Chef, based in South Minneapolis. He has earned plaudits and profiles in such venues as National Public Radio, Guardian UK, Saveur, and the New York Times.

Saturday
Oct212017

October 21, 2017, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 704 South 2nd Street

Today at Mill City Farmers Market: Update coming soon!

Saturday
Oct212017

October 21, 2017, Saturday - The Mill City Singers Rehearsal at the Guthrie

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30Pm

Location: Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd Street  (8th floor)

The Mill City Singers Rehearsal

It's a new season, and a new name for The Mill City Singers (formerly The Friends of the Mill District Singers). Everyone is invited to come and sing. Rehearsals are open to all and directed by the talented musician JD Steele, and the accompanist, Fred Steele.

Do you enjoy singing? Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community? Attend 1 rehearsal, or every Saturday, you will be hooked! For more information, please contact Claudia Kittock at cjkittock@gmail.com.

*Note: All rehearsals will be held at the Guthrie Theater on the 8th floor. We'll notify you via email of any changes.

Saturday
Oct212017

October 21, 2017, Saturday - Pillsbury A Mill Tour

Time: 10:30pm - Noon

Location: A-Mill Artist Lofts, 415 Main Street SE

Pillsbury A Mill Tour

Future date: October 29

Discover the story of the National Historic Landmark Pillsbury A Mill, the largest flour mill in the world for many years, which recently reopened as the A-Mill Artist Lofts. A Mill City Museum guide will lead a tour of the former milling complex, including the rooftop deck and the basement waterpower facilities. Visitors will explore parts of the largest and best-preserved waterpower system in Minneapolis (with views straight down a 50-foot drop shaft); discover how the building functioned during the flour milling era and learn about the new hydroelectric plant that helps to power the complex.

The Pillsbury A Mill was the flagship mill of the Pillsbury Flour Milling Company. The A Mill was not only the largest flour mill in the world when it opened in 1881, it was one of the few architect-designed mills in Minneapolis, designed by Leroy S. Buffington. As such it was an industrial show piece and tourist attraction from the start. The Pillsbury A Mill ceased operation in 2003, and in 2015, the complex was redeveloped as affordable lofts for working artists by Dominium, a Minneapolis-based developer.

Please meet at the gray door on Third Avenue SE at Main Street (around the corner from the A-Mill Artist Loft main entrance at 315 Main Street SE). The tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately-paced walking indoors and outdoors with some uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

This tour is presented in partnership with Dominium, A-Mill Artist Lofts.

Friday
Oct202017

October 20, 2017, Friday - Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference 2017 at The Loft (2 days)

Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference 2017

Location: The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave S

The Loft's Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference features a new format: Friday afternoon and evening, and a full day of Saturday sessions. The conference features Kate Messner, Kelly Barnhill, Anne Ursu, William Alexander, Geoff Herbach, and many others.

 

Thursday
Oct192017

October 19, 2017, Thursday - ART IS MY WEAPON opens at Gamut Gallery

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Time: 7pm - 9pm 

Location: Gamut Gallery, 717 South 10th Street

ART IS MY WEAPON
Featuring Spoken Word Artist:  Chadwick "Niles" Phillips of Avant Garde / 8pm

Pillsbury United Communities presents the local exhibit, Art is My Weapon at Gamut Gallery. Following the momentum of the national exhibit, Guns in the Hands of Artists that conceived of by artist Brian Borrello in the mid 1990's to create a conversation about guns in our society by bringing the discussion into the realm of art. In August of 2016, Pillsbury United Communities - in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department - conducted a gun buyback to remove guns from the street with no questions asked. We collected up to 250 guns that were decommissioned and disseminated to locally recognized artists to use as raw materials in their art.

Painters, glass artists, sculptors, photographers, poets, and other artists used the decommissioned firearms to make works of art that address the issue of guns and gun violence in America. Each artist used the guns in their medium to express a thought, make a statement, open a discussion and stimulate thinking about guns in our culture. Art is My Weapon features Betsy Alwin, Heather Doyle (Chicago Fire Arts Center), Allen D. Christen, George Roberts, Rachel Joseph, Bill Jeter (Youth Project), Nikayla Neal, Jeon Neal, Omarion Neal, Margie Rotondo, John Schuerman, Melodee Strong, Sean G. Phillips, David Goldes, Maria Cristina Tavera, Nikki McComb, Kenneth Caldwell, Ashley Fairbanks, Mike Klein, David Ekdahl, Julie Landsman, Marnette Doyle, Jason Ramey, Donny Gettinger, and Christopher Alday. “Art is My Weapon” is curated locally by Nikki McComb of Pillsbury United Communities and John Schuerman of Instinct Gallery.  

At Pillsbury United Communities we believe that art is a great medium with which to spark conversations about difficult and sometimes divisive topics. Our goal is to create safe places for respectful conversations about gun violence in our community and to work together to responsible solutions to reduce gun-violence.”

FINALE NIGHT
Friday October 27, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
Panel Discussion & Artists Talk 8pm

Follow Gamut on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for sneak peeks and special announcements leading up to these events.

Thursday
Oct192017

October 19, 2017, Thursday - Thursday Musical Concert at MacPhail

Time: 10:30am (Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10am)

Location: MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S 2nd Street

Thursday Musical Concert - October 19:

Thursday
Oct192017

October 19, 2017, Thursday - Preservation Alliance Benefit Gala and Minnesota Preservation Awards at Aria

Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Aria Minneapolis, 105 North 1st Street

Save the Date for our annual Preservation Alliance Benefit Gala and Minnesota Preservation Awards! We’ll be honoring Charlene Roise and John Rupp, as well as the best of recent rehabilitation and reuse projects throughout the state. Thursday, October 19 at Aria at the Jeune Lune.

As Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM), I am pleased to invite you to this year's 2017 Preservation Alliance Benefit Gala. Attending is a great way to support the programming and mission of PAM and honor exemplary individuals and projects from across the state through the 33rd Annual Minnesota Preservation Awards. This year’s event promises to be more memorable and dynamic than ever.

Tickets are now on sale and always sell out! Reserve your tickets now.

We received such great feedback last year that we are keeping the same format. The night will feature a “party” format with live music during two engaging receptions. That’s right, NO TABLES!! You will not be stuck at a table all evening with a very small choice of food to enjoy…or not enjoy! This format will offer more of everything - more food, more music, more entertainment, and more opportunities to meet and interact with industry leaders, peers, and incredible community members from all over Minnesota.

Following the auction and awards presentations, celebrate the lives and work of the award winners and the fundraising effort at our fabulous After Party right there in the main hall featuring even more delicious nibbles, plus desserts, and great music.

In addition to celebrating the work of eight projects, we are incredibly proud this year to be honoring two exemplary individuals:

  • The President’s Award – awarded this year to Charlene Roise - president of Hess, Roise and Company
  • The Executive Director’s Award – awarded to John Rupp – owner of Commonwealth Properties

To learn more about the event and the Minnesota Preservation Award recipients, click here

Wednesday
Oct182017

October 18, 2017, Wednesday - The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen Book Launch Event at Aster Cafe

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street (River Room)

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen Book Launch Event

Join Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley for an open house book launch event on Wednesday, October 18 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Aster Cafe to celebrate the publication of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen. Sean will speak briefly, once at the beginning of the event and again at the end. Samples of recipes included in the book will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Books will be available for purchase from Birchbark Books. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Wednesday
Oct182017

October 18, 2017, Wednesday - 2017 Haunted Basement (thru Oct 22)

Time: Check nightly schechules on below link

Location: Building 9 of 2010 East Hennepin Avenue (map)

2017 Haunted Basement 

Tickets: http://www.tempotickets.com/hauntedbasement

Now in its eleventh year, the Haunted Basement is an annual horror experience which marries artist-driven installations with immersive theater performance in an environment which is at turns surreal and psychologically unsettling. 

This year’s run will begin on Friday, September 29 and run through Halloween; with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of each week, and a final show on Tuesday, October 31 (of course). All shows begin at 6:30 p.m., with performances running later into the night on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween.

Tickets for the Haunted Basement are $25 for Thursdays and Sundays, and $27 for Fridays, Saturdays, and Halloween. The Haunted Basement is an 18+ with I.D. event.

Sunday
Oct152017

October 15, 2017, Sunday - Vikings vs. Packers at US Bank Stadium

Time: Noon

Location: US Bank Stadium

Vikings

Saturday
Oct142017

October 14, 2017, Saturday - Mill Ruins Park Volunteer Habitat Restoration with the National Park Service

Looking for something fun and rewarding to do on a Saturday morning? Consider joining the National Park Service (NPS) volunteer crew for habitat restoration activities in Mill Ruins Park.

Typical NPS Mill Ruins volunteer activities include invasive species removal, occasional planting, and caring for native species that have been planted by other volunteers. 

This drop-in volunteer event at Mill Ruins Park at 9am-12pm Noon.

Gloves, tools, and instruction will be provided. Volunteers bring a water bottle, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, and clothes that can get dirty. Chat with a ranger or NPS volunteer crew leader, play in the dirt, and feel good knowing that your efforts are helping to improve the national park in our backyard!

Questions? Contact Ranger Erin Steinhibel at erin_steinhibel@nps.gov. Per Erin, "We are so proud of our volunteers - they even won an award from the Minneapolis Park Board last season because of all their hard work!" 

Saturday
Oct142017

October 14, 2017, Saturday - The Mill City Singers Rehearsal at the Guthrie

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30Pm

Location: Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd Street  (8th floor)

The Mill City Singers Rehearsal

It's a new season, and a new name for The Mill City Singers (formerly The Friends of the Mill District Singers). Everyone is invited to come and sing. Rehearsals are open to all and directed by the talented musician JD Steele, and the accompanist, Fred Steele.

Do you enjoy singing? Are you looking for a way to get involved in the community? Attend 1 rehearsal, or every Saturday, you will be hooked! For more information, please contact Claudia Kittock at cjkittock@gmail.com.

*Note: All rehearsals will be held at the Guthrie Theater on the 8th floor. We'll notify you via email of any changes.