February 2018

[IMAGE]Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art offers a glimpse into the rich cultural legacy of the planet’s frozen frontiers. International in scope, the exhibition traces the impact of glaciers, icebergs, and fields of ice on artists’ imaginations — giving another perspective on why ice matters. A world without ice holds profound consequences for plant and animal habitats as well as human culture. One quarter of Earth’s population (1.9 billion people) relies on glacier-fed rivers for life-sustaining water. Through 5/13 at Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, 333 E. River Road, Minneapolis. Information at 612-625-9494 or wam.umn.edu.

  • Landmark Center: Information on programs and tours at 651-292-3225 or landmarkcenter.org — 75 Fifth St.
  • The Broadway Boys at The Ordway: 2/9-10, 7:30pm in the Ordway Concert Hall. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. By adding elements of pop/funk/gospel/jazz to traditional show tunes, The Broadway Boys have redefined the musical theater genre through their dynamic vocal prowess and re-imagined arrangements. Performing in groups of six, the Boys are able to explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers.
  • Mini Masterpieces: Art Workshops for the Very Young: The St. Paul Public Library will focus on encouraging creativity and fostering artistic confidence in a series of drop-in art workshops for preschoolers and their parents. These workshops build basic art skills and introduce children to new art forms, including puppetry and the book arts. For complete details, locations and schedules see sppl.org/masterpieces.
  • Beginner Square Dance Classes: Mondays, 6:15-8:15pm at West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St. Dakota Grand Squares, a St. Paul area square dance club, offers weekly beginner classes with the first two lessons free. Thereafter, $5. Children half price when accompanied by an adult. Dress is casual. Preregistration not required. These are fun group classes — bring a partner or come alone. For more information, call 651-225-9709.
  • “I’m New Here” — An Introduction to the Gale Family Library: 2/3, 10, 17 & 24, 9:15-10:15am at the Gale Family Library, Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. For information contact 651-259-3300 or reference@mnhs.org. All events are free.
  • Tuesday Pax Salons: 6:30-8:30pm at Mississippi Market Community Room, 1500 West 7th. Call for information 651-227-3228. Salons are free; donations appreciated.
  • Co-ed Intro to Hand Drumming Workshop: 2/10, 10am to 12pm at the Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave. W., St. Paul. This fun introductory workshop will teach you basic techniques that make the drum come alive. Drums provided. Fee: $30.00. Info and registration at womensdrumcenter.org. Women’s Drum Center is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for women and girls to learn, teach, and play percussion together and to energize the community at large through performing.
  • Ramsey County Volunteer Services Frequent Filer (Office Assistant): File — don’t pile! Provide supplementary clerical services to agency staff. Tasks may include photocopying, filing, faxing, scanning, data entry, mail handling and other general office duties. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, be able to respect confidential information, able to read and write in English, posses a cooperative attitude, be willing to learn new skills, and be punctual, dependable and reliable. Benefits include: Orientation and training; Limited parking/bus reimbursement; Eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to the Omnitheater at the Science Museum of Minnesota. For additional information, contact at 651-266-4090, or e-mail to HumanServicesVolunteer@co.ramsey.mn.us. Visit us on the web at ramseycounty.us.
  • Renewing What They Gave Us: Native American Artists in Residence through 4/22/2018 at the Minnesota History Center. Five artists from the Upper Midwest show their original beadwork, birch bark and textile artwork, on display alongside the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) artifacts that inspired them. Exhibit text will be presented in Ojibwe, Dakota and English. The exhibit is free with regular History Center admission of $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, veterans/active military and college students, $6 ages 5 to 17, free age 4 and under and MNHS members.
  • Caregiver Support Groups: Alton Memory Care, 1306 Alton St., third Wednesday of every month from 5-6 p.m. Contact Kristen Edson, 651-695-2384. Sholom Home East, 740 Kay Street, second and fourth Monday of every month from 3-4 p.m. Contact: Chris Rosenthal 651-690-8920.

Special Events & Programs
  • E.C.F.E Baby FUNdamentals: Drop-in classes. To register for fall program go to ecfe.spps.org. Further information available at 651-793-5410.
  • St. Paul Central Library Saturday Live! Programs: All programs start at 11:15am. See sppl.org for details.
  • West End Enhancement Coalition: 2/1, 11am at Terrace Horticultural Books, 503 St. Clair. Discussion items will be neighborhood beautification, transportation, issues of the day. Contact Kent Petterson at terrace@winternet.com or 651-222-5536. All welcome to this group dedicated to improving the West End.
  • Landmark Center: Information on programs and tours at 651-292-3225 or landmarkcenter.org — 75 Fifth St.
  • Drinking Problem? Alcoholics Anonymous: Contact aaminneapolis.org (952-922-0880) in Mpls or aastpaul.org (651-227-5502) in St. Paul. You may call 24/7.
  • Women for Sobriety: Meets every Monday, 10am, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church library, 1935 St. Clair Ave. For information, contact Jill at 651-235-1935.
  • International Institute of Minnesota Programs: Citizenship classes; communication & computer English for work; Spanish language; English language. Call 651-647-0191 or see iimn.org for schedules & details.
Support Group Information
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG): 800-514-5454.
  • Emotions Anonymous: 651-492-7100.
  • Overeaters Anonymous: 612-888-0262. Do you worry about the way you eat? OA may have the answer for you. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Meetings every Friday 6:30pm at 900 Summit Ave.
  • Free Breastfeeding Support Meeting: First Fridays, 2/2, 9:30-11am at Minnesota Birth Center, 624 Smith Ave. S., hosted by La Leche League International St. Paul Metro Group. Drop in to ask questions, share information, and receive support for breastfeeding and mothering with La Leche League Leaders and other breastfeeding mothers. Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, breastfeeding/chestfeeding parents, and their children and support people are invited. For more information e-mail LLLStPaulMetro@gmail.com or visit lllofmndas.org/st-paul-metro.html.

Church Bulletin
A feature that lists special church events for the month. Call 651-665-0068 or e-mail items to editor@communityreporter.org.
  • Whatever…keeping your heart in tune with whatever life brings — meets the first Saturday of every month (February 3). Fellowship, 8:30 a.m.; Bible Study, 9-10 a.m. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 530 Victoria St. S. Information at 651-228-1482.
  • Humble Walk Lutheran Church: Worship on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. at Art House North at 793 Armstrong Ave., St. Paul. Monthly gathering at Shamrock’s, 2/14 at 7 p.m.

West 7th Community Center Services
265 Oneida, 651-298-5493. Center Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.
The Center will be closed on Monday, February 19, for President’s Day

Ongoing: Support, Referral and Care Management Services: For individuals & families to access community resources for crisis or emergency situations, family issues, housing, employment, education and training program, food shelves, health care and medical insurance, and immigration consultation. Call Center for information.
• Fare for All Discounted Grocery Distribution: 2/2, 10am-noon. Complete food packages from $10-30. For information, call Cathalina Young: 651-298-5493, ext. 218. NEW: Free blood pressure checks available at Fare for All 11am to noon.
• Family Lawyer: 2/14, 8:30am. David Burns Law Office LLC offers free one-time legal advice regarding family law issues. Must call to preregister: 651-298-5493.

Youth Activities
• West 7th Community Kids After School Program: Serves students in grades K-10, Mon.-Fri., 2:15-6pm. Enrolling now for the 2017-18 school year. Call Julie Murphy, 651-298-5493 ext. 214, or jmurphy@west7th.org. Homework help, tutoring is reading and math, social skills, enrichment activities such as arts, science, sports, field trips, healthy snacks and more. Sliding fee scale: free for income eligible families. Transportation available within our neighborhood. Register now! Space is limited.
• West 7th Movie Night: 2/16, 6-8:15pm, featuring Nut Job 2. Movie is free with low-cost concessions (popcorn and pizza). Children must be accompanied by someone age 13+.

Adult 55+ Programs & Events
265 Oneida Street. Call 651-298-5493 for more information on all programs. Register for programs at least one week in advance.

Wellness Programs
  • Fit and Fabulous Exercise Class: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-9:45am. With Instructor Mon. & Wed. $10 per month.
  • Heavy-Weight Yoga: Wednesdays 10:45am. Cost $10 per class.
  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan: Thursdays 9-10am. Cost $12 per class.
  • Foot Care Clinic: 2/4, 9:30am-2:30pm — call for appointment.
  • Caregiving Services: Contact Holly Brackett, ext. 206.
  • Block Nurse Program: 65+ in-home nursing & health aide through Recover health. Medicare certified.
Adult 55+ Programs
  • Square Dancing, Mondays, 6:15-8pm, $5. Lessons offered.
  • Fiberazzi: Knitting & Crocheting Group Tuesdays: 1-3pm.
  • Retirement Income & Pension Counseling: 2/20, 11am-noon.
  • Medicare Counseling: 2/8, 10am-noon. Call for appointment.
  • Ask the Lawyer: 2/15, 3-4pm, provided by Melanie Liska.
  • Lunch ’n Bingo: 2/15, 11:30am, Skinner’s pizza, salad & dessert, $7 lunch; $1 Bingo cards.
  • Cribbage: Mondays, 12:30-3pm.
  • Cribbage/500/65: Fridays, 12:30-3pm.
Special Programs
  • Coffee with the Coordinator: 2/6 and every Tuesday, 1-2pm. Nothing is better than friends sharing fresh coffee and conversation. Come to our weekly gathering: we provide the coffee and treats.
  • TED Talks: 2/8, 11:30am-1pm. Each month we will watch a collection of preselected TED Talk videos with a common theme, and then have time for discussion. February theme: the Many Faces of Love.
  • Drive Smart Full Course: 2/6, 9am-5pm, $20.
  • Third Age Yoga with Andy Gilats: Four-week beginner’s class starting 2/27 through 3/20. Third Age Yoga is an age-appropriate, body sensitive approach to the life-enhancing wellness practice of yoga. Cost is $32 for the four weeks.
  • Valentine Party: 2/9. 12:15-1:45pm. Celebrate with new friends and old at our first West 7th Community Center Valentine Party. Wonderful music provided by the Golden Tones, a W7 community favorite. Our meal will be lasagna, salad, bread sticks and a delicious dessert. Cost $8. Please sign up at 651-298-5493.
Nutrition Programs
  • Fare for All Discount Groceries: 2/2, 10am-noon. Meals on Wheels, Dietary Choices; daily check-in.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Meals on Wheels delivery: Once a month, 11am to noon.
  • Friendly visitors needed: Visit seniors in our neighborhood who need companionship.
  • Drivers needed: To occasionally bring senior neighbors to medical appointments, grocery shopping, other small errands.
Special Announcement: Oneida Scholarships for Adults
The Oneida Scholarship Fund for Adult Students makes grants available for use toward a degree or certificate-granting post-secondary education or training program. Applicants must be at least 18 years old before September 2018 and reside in the West 7th neighborhood. Contact Julie Murphy, 651-298-5493 ext. 214, or jmurphy@west7th.org with questions. Applications available by e-mail or at the West 7th Community Center front desk.

Art on West Seventh
  • Claddagh Coffee Exhibition Space. We will have Ben Greilanger's historical photography project "Then in Now," up through the first week of the month. The paintings of Jane Weis will be up from the second week of February through the rest of the month. 459 West 7th 651-600-3400
  • Fresh Grounds Exhibition Space Photography by Cameron Williams 1362 West 7th 651-224-2348
  • Stuart Loughridge Fine Arts Paintings and Etchings 265 West 7th, third floor…stuartloughridge@gmail.com
  • Saint Paul Gallery 943 West 7th… 651-227-2511
  • Artista Bottega 937 West 7th…651-493-0861; artbottega.com; artistabottega@artbottega.com.
  • Brake Bread Photos of Cuba by Julie Redwine. 1174 West 7th…651-300-9136
  • Schmidt Artist Lofts 900 West 7th. Free parking.

  • Actors Theater of Minnesota: Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar, 490 N. Robert St. Information at ActorsMN.com.
  • Anodyne Arts: 651-642-1684 or anodynearts@gmail.com, 825 Carleton St., St. Paul. Anodyne Theatre presents Random Acts on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Random Acts is a platform for established and emerging artists to present new and tried works. Admission is $5, or $4 with the donation of a nonperishable item for the local food shelf. Anodyne Artist Company is a nonprofit, inclusive organization comprised of artists with and without disabilities collaborating, creating, learning and growing together. Anodyne is committed to an environment where the arts belong to everyone. To find out more visit anodyneart.org. If you are interested in performing in Random Acts, please contact anodyneperformingarts@gmail.com.
  • Bucket Brigade at Art House North: Tickets and information at bucketbrigadetheater.com.
  • Children’s Theatre Company: Information at childrenstheatre.org or 612-874-0400. Located at 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis. The Wiz, through 3/8. Corduroy, 3/6-5/13.
  • The Fitzgerald Theater: 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul, fitzgeraldtheater.org, 651-290-1200. Call for details on Talking Volumes; National Geographic Live; and other featured programs.
  • Gremlin Theatre: 2400 University Ave. 888-718-4253; gremlin-theatre.org.
  • Guthrie Theater: Information at 612-377-2224 or guthrietheater.org. Indecent, a theatrical play with music, 2/17-3/24. Familiar, 3/10-4/14. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 4/7-5/27.
  • Hennepin Theatre Trust: Call 1-800-859-7469 or visit hennepintheatretrust.org.
  • History Theatre: Information at 651-292-4323 or historytheatre.com. History Theatre, 30 E. 10th Street, St. Paul. A Crack in the Sky, 2/10-3/4, World Premiere. Dance ‘Til You Drop, 3/24-4/15.
  • Illusion Theater, located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-339-4944 or online at illusiontheater.org. Dancing with Giants World Premier: 2/8-24 (preview 2/7) at Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. Dancing with Giants is an optimistic tale of dangerous lies and stronger bonds, starring Broadway/Film/TV star Tovah Feldshuh.
  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, 1500 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis: Box Office/Information: 612-721-2535 or www.hobt.org.
  • Jungle Theater: Tickets and information are available at 612-822-7063 or online at jungletheater.com. About the Jungle Theater: The Jungle Theater, headed by Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen, is a neighborhood theater with a national impact. As one of the region’s most dynamic theaters, the Jungle is known for its definitive productions, exquisite design, masterful acting and compelling storytelling. Since its founding in 1991, the Jungle has been a flagship example of the transformative power of the performing arts, playing a vital, continuing role in the economic, social and cultural life of its Minneapolis Lyn-Lake neighborhood. Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. Ishmael, through 2/4. My Mother has 4 Noses, 2/10-3/4. The Wolves, 3/31-4/29.
  • Lex-Ham Community Theater: lexhamarts.org/theater, 1184 Portland Ave, St Paul. Phone: 651-644-3366.
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College Theatre on the Park: Whitney Fine Arts Center, 1424 Yale Place, Minneapolis: For information call 612-659-6122.
  • Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company: For 2017, programs see mnjewishtheatre.org or phone 651-647-4315. Performances at Hillcrest Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway. Collected Stories, 2/24-3/18. Natasha and the Coat, 4/21-5/13.
  • Mixed Blood Theatre: Mixedblood.com or 612-338-6131 — “At the intersection of virtuosity and social change” — 1501 South 4th St., Mpls. Two Mile Hollow, 2/16-3/4. World Premiere.
  • Nimbus Theatre: See nimbustheatre.com; 1517 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis.
  • Open Eye Figure Theatre, 506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN: 612-874-6338 or boxoffice@openeyetheatre.org.
  • The Orpheum Theatre: The Orpheum, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis — 612-455-9500 or hennepintheatretrust.org.
  • Park Square Theatre: For schedule and ticketing call 651-291-7005 or see parksquaretheatre.org. Located at 20 West 7th Place in the Hamm Building. Cardboard Piano, through 2/18. The Pirates of Penzance, 2/9-3/25. A Raison in the Sun, 2/22-3/24.
  • Penumbra Theatre: 270 North Kent, St. Paul, 651-224-3180, penumbratheatre.org.
  • Pillsbury House Theatre: 3501 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis. Call 612-825-0459 or see pillsburyhousetheatre.org for information.
  • Sample Night Live: Sample Night Live: resumes in the fall at Landmark Center, Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. It offers a dozen high-quality samples of performing and visual arts in one evening. See SampleNightLive.com.
  • St. Catherine University Department of Music and Theater:
  • At the O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph, 651-690-6700. See oshag.stkate.edu or call 651-690-6700.
  • SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development: See steppingstonetheatre.org or call 651-225-9265 for details. Located at 55 Victoria St. N. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, 2/7-3/2.
  • Ten Thousand Things Theater Company: 612-215-2650, tenthousandthings.org.
  • Theater Latté Da: For information and tickets see latteda.org or call 612-339-3003. Assassins, 2/7-3/18. Five Points, 4/4-5/6. Both at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis.
  • Theater at The Ordway: 345 Washington St., ordway.org or 651-224-4222. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present two distinct Family Series offerings: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! on February 13, and the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers for two performances on March 3. Tickets start at $33 for Dinosaur Zoo Live! and $16 for the Okee Dokee Brothers, and can be purchased online at ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. Kinky Boots, 4/3-8.
  • Theatre at Normandale: Fine Arts Theatre, Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave. S., Bloomington. Call 952-358-8884 for information. Steel Magnolias, 2/22-24, 7:30 p.m., 2/24, 2 p.m., 2/28-3/2, 7:30 p.m. at Black Box Theatre. Spring Awakening, 4/18-21 & 25-28, 7:30 p.m., 4/21, 2 p.m. at Premanand Fine Arts Theatre.
  • Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis: 612-333-3010. Admin@TheatreintheRound.org. Emma (adopted from Jane Austen), 2/9-3/4. Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost, 3/16-4/8.
  • Trademark Theater celebrates its inaugural year: See trademarktheater.org.
  • Walker Performing Arts Season: For information see walkerart.org or call 612-375-7600.
  • All My Relations Gallery and Two Rivers Gallery: Information at 612-235-4970 or arts@nacdi.org; 1414 E. Franklin and 1530 E. Franklin, Minneapolis. Bring her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island, features original works by 18 visual artists highlighting the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. 2/2, 6-8 p.m. Opening Reception. 2/13, 5-8 p.m. Artists’ Workshops. 2/14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. march for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at Minneapolis American Indian Center. 4/5, 6-8 p.m. Talking Circle with the artists. At All My Elations, 1414 E. Franklin, open Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • American Association of Woodturners; AAW Gallery of Wood Art: Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., 651-484-9094. Tues-Fri 11am-4pm; Sun. 12-3pm. Touch This! On-going hands-on exhibition. Vintage & reproduction lathes, lathe history. On-going. All ages.
  • James J. Hill House Art Gallery, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul: Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.
  • Metropolitan State University — Gordon Parks Gallery: Located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 E. Seventh St. Information: 651-793-1212.
  • MIA — Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 2400 Third Ave. S. Mpls, 888-642-2787, artsmia.org.
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum: Information 651-225-6000 or mcm.org. At 10 W. 7th St.
  • Minnesota History Center: 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., minnesotahistorycenter.org. Then Now Wow: Minnesota history that kids of all ages can touch, step in, climb on and talk about.
  • Minnesota Museum of American Art: Project Space in the historic Pioneer Building at 141 E. 4th St. For information call 651-797-4168 or see mmaa.org. Project Space Phone: 651-797-2571; Hours: Thurs. & Fri.: 11am-6pm; Sat. & Sun.: 10am-4pm. We need volunteers! If you or someone you know is interested in joining the MMAA team, please contact Samantha Grangaard at 651-797-2571 or sgrangaard@mmaa.org. Admission to the space is free.
  • Museum of Russian Art, 5500 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis. Information at tmora.org or 612-821-9045.
  • Saint Paul Gallery, 943 West Seventh, 651-230-4811.
  • Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., 651-221-9444 or smm.org. Sportsology, a new permanent exhibit. Omnifest offers five features, including Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, a Science Museum of Minnesota original production, along with Journey into Amazing Caves, Wolves, The Magic of Flight, and Rocky Mountain Express, through 3/1.
  • The Schubert Club Museum, Landmark Center, 75 West 5th St. Information at Schubert.org/museum or 651-292-3267. Open Sunday-Friday, noon-4 p.m., free.
  • Two Rivers Gallery
  • Now positioned as one of the premiere Native galleries in the Twin Cities, Two Rivers is bringing in and supporting new work from local emerging Native artists. Two Rivers Gallery, 1530 E. Franklin, Minneapolis. Contact: Maggie Thompson: cthompson@maicnet.org. Gallery Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment.
  • All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. Hours Tues-Fri, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon closed. Contact 612-235-4970 or e-mail arts@nacdi.org.
  • Walker Art Center: 1750 Hennepin, Mpls. 612-375-7600; walkerart.org.
  • Weisman Art Museum (WAM) at the University of Minnesota. Hours Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 pm. Weekends, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday. Parking available in Museum garage, 333 East River Road. For information call 612-625-9494 or see wam.umn.edu. Drop-in public tours Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Accordo: Minnesota based chamber group holds concerts in the National Historic Landmark Christ Church Lutheran designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, 3244 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis.
  • Bach Society of Minnesota: See bachsocietymn.org for details, or call 651-428-5170.
  • The Baroque Room, 275 East 4th St., 651-705-6772 or thebaroqueroom.com.
  • Cantus Vocal Ensemble: For information see cantussings.org or phone 612-435-0055. At the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin (612-206-3600 or thecolwescenter.org).
  • Caritas Vocal Ensemble: Now in its 13th season, Caritas has raised over $140,000 for diverse, local charitable organizations. For additional information and April concert schedule, visit caritasvocalensemble.org or e-mail to caritasvocalensemble@gmail.com.
  • Cerulean Fire 2018 concerts: see ceruleanfire.org for details.
  • Chamber Music Society of Minnesota: information at 651-450-0527 or chambermusicmn.org.
  • Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts: 528 Hennepin, Minneapolis. Information at 612-206-3600 or thecowlescenter.org.
  • Illusion Theater at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 612-339-4944; illusiontheater.org; info@illusiontheater.org.
  • InVocation (A Capella Vocal Ensemble): For more information, see InVocationSingers.org or contact Laurie Zaepfel at 651-690-1768. Concerts are free and open to the public, and proceeds from free-will offerings will benefit this season’s charity partners, Minnehaha Food Shelf, and the food shelf of Community Emergency Service.
  • Jazz MN: Enriching Life with Jazz: See jazzmn.org for full details.
  • Ladyslipper Ensemble: See ladyslipperensemble.org for details.
  • Landmark Center: Information on programs and tours at 651-292-3225 or landmarkcenter.org — 75 Fifth St. Ballet Tuesdays, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/1 from 12-1 p.m., free.
  • Lex-Ham Community Band: For information contact Anthony Parrish at Anthony@LexHamArts.org or 612-590-9523 or see LexHamArts.org/band.
  • Lyra Baroque Orchestra Family Concerts: Call 651-321-2214 or see lyrabaroque.org for information and tickets. Concerts at The Baroque Room, 275 East Fourth St. Ste. 280.
  • Minnesota Bach Ensemble: see mnbach.org.
  • Minnesota Boychoir Public Performances: Information at boychoir.org or 651-292-3219.
  • Minnesota Concert Opera: See minconcertopera.org.
  • Minnesota Opera: See mnopera.org or call 612-333-6669. Dead Man Walking, through 2/3. Rigoletto, 3/17-31.
  • Minnesota Orchestra: Information at; box office 612-371-5656. All at Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall. Movies & Music: Live musical performances accompany major motion pictures. 2/15-17, West Side Story.
  • Minnesota Sinphonia: information at mnsinfonia.org or 612-871-1701.
  • Minnesota Youth Symphonies: info at mnyouthsymphonies.org, 651-699-5811.
  • Mobile Dance Project, Suite 318, Landmark Center, 651-274-9956, mobilejazzproject.org. Offers concerts and special events throughout the community.
  • Music and Dance at The Ordway, 345 Washington Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-4222, Ordway.org. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, 2/10. The Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6, 2/15. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 2/23.
  • Music and Dance at The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University: 2004 Randolph, 651-690-6700. For more information and tickets, contact The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office at 651-690-6700; business hours are Mon.-Sat. 12-6pm; ticket office is located on the main campus of St. Catherine University at 2004 Randolph Ave. Tickets can also be purchased online 24/7 at oshag.stkate.edu.
  • Normandale Community College Musical Events: Information: 952-358-8200; 9700 France Ave. S. Bloomington.
  • Northrop at University of Minnesota. University Park Plaza, 2829 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Information at Northrup.umn.edu or 612-625-6600. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo perform Romeo and Juliet, 2/27-28, 7:30 p.m. Company Wang Ramirez, Borderline, 3/3, 7:30 p.m. Houston Ballet, Swan Lake, 4/7, 7:30 p.m. & 4/8, 1:30 p.m.
  • PipJazz at the Landmark Center: See pipjazz.com for future programs. For more information, please call the Oratorio Society at 612-432-7398.
  • The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is an auditioned 80-voice choral ensemble based in the Twin Cities. Celebrating its 37th year, OSM challenges and delights its audiences through dynamic and diverse choral music performed with skill and passion. Society members are of all ages and from all walks of life and have considerable choral singing experience. Its civic engagement and educational programs foster lifelong choral singing. More information at oratorio.org.
  • The Orpheum Theatre: The Orpheum, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Information at 800-982-2787 or hennepintheatretrust.org.
  • The Rose Ensemble: Information and tickets: 651-225-4340 or roseensemble.org.
  • The Schubert Club: Information at Schubert.org or 651-292-3268.
  • • International Artist Series: Avi Avital, mandolin & Sergio Odair Assad, guitar, 2/20, 7:30 p.m. & 2/21, 10:30 a.m. Jennifer Koh, violin & Shai Wosner, piano, 3/20, 7:30 p.m. & 3/21, 10:30 a.m. Steven Isserlis, cello & Richard Egart, harpsichord, 4/24, 7:30 p.m. & 2/25, 10:30 a.m. All at The Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St.
  • • Kids Jam (for home school families): Shake, Rattle and Roll in the Highlands of Ecuador, 2/28. Tools of the Trade: The Brass Family, 5/16. All events at Schubert Club Museum, Landmark Center at 10:30 a.m.
  • • Courtroom Concert Series: Thursdays at noon, Courtroom 317, Landmark Center.
  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: See thespco.org or call 651-291-1144.
  • St. Paul Civic Symphony: Information at saintpaulcivicsymphony.org.
  • St. Paul Conservatory of Music: 651-224-2205 or thespcm.org. A music-making community offering high quality music education to all segments of society.
  • Skylark Opera Theatre: Information at skylarkopera.org. Tickets and information at 612-343-3390.
  • Thursday Musical Artist Series: Local soloists and chamber ensemble musicians performing works by classical and contemporary composers. See thursdaymusical.org, e-mail info@Thursdaymusical or call 612-333-0313 for information and membership details. All programs begin at 10:30am at Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S. 2nd St., Mpls.
  • Twin Cities Women’s Choir: see twincitieswomenschoir.org.
  • TU Dance: 2017-18 season at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin, Mpls. For information see tudance.org or call 612-605-1925. TU Dance Center, 2121 W. University Ave.
  • VocalEssence: information at vocalessence.org or 612-371-5656.
  • Zeitgeist Music Chamber Ensemble: 275 E. 4th St., Suite 200, St. Paul. Information at zeitgeistnewmusic.org.
  • American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art: 222 Landmark Center, 75 5th St. W. Phone: 651-484-9094; galleryofwoodart.org.
  • American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-4907. Info@ASImn.org; ASImn.org. A vibrant museum and cultural center.
  • Cathedral of Saint Paul, 239 Selby Ave., 651-228-1766. For hours and guided tour information see catherdralsaintpaul.org.
  • Concordia University Art and Cultural Events: Concordia University, St. Paul, Concordia Gallery, 1301 Marshall Ave. Information: finearts.concordia.edu or 651-641-8278.
  • Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, 10 East Exchange St., 651-290-1200.
  • Friends of the St. Paul Public Library: Thefriends.org or 651-222-3242.
  • Independent Filmmakers Project MN: Winter film and media classes. Information at ifpmn.org or 651-644-1912.
  • James J. Hill Center, jjhill.org or 651-265-5500, 80 West 4th St. Library Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am -5pm.
  • Landmark Center: Information on programs and tours at 651-292-3225 or landmarkcenter.org — 75 Fifth St.
  • Sundays at Landmark: free unless noted.
  • • The Carpathian Festival, which honors the Central and Eastern European cultures of the Carpathian Mountains, returns for a third and final year on February 18, 12-5 p.m., presented by Landmark Center and Ethnic Dance Theatre. Admission is $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for age 5 and younger.
  • • Urban Expedition: Japan, 2/11, 1 p.m. Urban Expedition: Iceland, 2/25, 1 p.m.
  • • Urban Expedition: Bolivia, 3/11, 1 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 3/17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5/$7. An Irish Day of Dance, 3/18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $5/$7.
  • Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., 651-259-3000 or minnesotahistorycenter.org. Then Now Wow: Minnesota history that kids of all ages can touch, step in, climb on and talk about.
  • Public Art St. Paul: See publicartstpaul.org or call 651-290-0921.
  • Ramsey County Historical Society: Landmark Center Gallery, 75 W. Fifth St.
  • St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery: for information, visit stkate.edu/gallery.
  • St. Paul Art Crawl: See SaintPaulArtCrawl.org.
  • St. Paul Jewish Community Center Arts Season: St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave. Information at stpauljcc.org or 651-698-0751.
  • Thomas Irvine Dodge Nature Center: For information on programs and events see dodgenaturecenter.org or call 651-455-4531.
  • SubText Books Events: SubText Books, 6 West 5th St., St. Paul. Call for further information: 651-493-2791.
  • University of Minnesota Press: 111 3rd Avenue S., Suite 290, Minneapolis, 55401. Information at upress.umn.edu or phone 612-627-1932; e-mail presspr@umn.edu.
University of Minnesota Libraries: lib.umn.edu.
First Fridays: A Series of Intellectually Stimulating Talks at Elmer L. Anderson Library: Free and open to the public; light refreshments 11:45am; presentations until 1pm., at Anderson Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, Room 120. Parking map at www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/EALib.
• 3/2, “Having a Nice Time at Camp, Wish You Were here,” and “To Include or Exclude?”
• 4/6, “On Vineland Place: Untold Stories from the Center Opera.”
• 5/4, “Pals Forever,” and “Archiving the Nice, the Not-so-nice, and Everything In-between.”
Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds: details at lib.umn.edu or continuum.umn.edu/friends.

Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center: 1750 Hennepin, Mpls. 612-375-7600; walkerart.org/performingarts.

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