Miyazaki Kiki Ball | PDXBall
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Miyazaki Kiki Ball | PDXBall

  • Vitalidad Movement Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors. This kiki ball aims to further the pacific northwest’s knowledge of categories within the ball culture. Join us to experience, learn, and participate in this electrifying event! 

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Jolby & Friends Women's Day Art Show
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Jolby & Friends Women's Day Art Show

Jolby & Friends is proud to present an International Women’s Day Fundraising Spectacular! On Saturday, March 10th our studio will be transformed into an Art Gallery, Silent Auction and Shop featuring work from over 40 artists from across the country who have generously donated pieces that they feel represent the theme of: WOMEN. All proceeds will be donated to Rose Haven, a Portland-based shelter serving women and children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, loss of home and poverty. 

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Creative Mornings with Robyne Robinson
Aug
25
8:30 AM08:30

Creative Mornings with Robyne Robinson

A Creative Mornings talk with my friend and one of my favorite Twin Cities denizens, Robyne Robinson. Robyne is best known as an Emmy-winning news broadcaster in the Twin Cities – she was the first African American prime time anchor in Minnesota. Robyne also produced and hosted the first nightly arts and entertainment segment in a major newscast. She is only the second African-American to run for higher office in the state of Minnesota as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

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MidWest Mixed Conference
Aug
4
to Aug 6

MidWest Mixed Conference

On August 4th-6th, artists and community organizers from the Twin Cities will host the first MidWest Mixed Conference, to explore themes connected to multiracial identities & families with art at the center. In a nation and world that has a growing number of people who identify as mixed race, we see the urgency of shining light on the diverse experiences of mixed people and families, as well as putting forward stories that can both unite us, and also deepen our analysis of the state of racial issues in this world. 

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Now by Susan Boecher
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Now by Susan Boecher

Placing her cancer interior and exterior into a creative context, NOW is a series of photographs, sculptures, and design work that presents the physical and emotional transitions Boecher encountered during her cancer treatments in 2015. It presents a nontraditional perspective of living with cancer that is not only cathartic and direct, but also provocative, playful, and at times irreverent.

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#LikeABoss | Collaboration
Jun
7
8:00 AM08:00

#LikeABoss | Collaboration

Join Pollen on June 7 to hear from those who are navigating this new way of doing business and have emerged from collaborative work environments relatively unscathed. They’ll share their insights about what works and what doesn’t, how to navigate the power dynamics at play, what obstacles you can expect along the way, and how to handle it all #LikeABoss.

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Unraveled Network: Confronting White Supremacy in the Workplace
May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Unraveled Network: Confronting White Supremacy in the Workplace

Too often, definitions of white supremacy are limited to visceral association to the KKK and neo-Nazis. But white supremacy is far more complex. Pollen’s Unraveled Network series has been asking white-led organizations to peel back their bias and fragility to dissect how institutional racism and white supremacy are barriers to equitable network building and community engagement.

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JXTA presents Move the Crowd
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

JXTA presents Move the Crowd

Move the Crowd is an occasion to celebrate and double down on 22 years of impact on youth, art and community in North Minneapolis. Get ready for a special evening of new art exhibits including works by JXTA alumni, an intimate live performance from 2016 City Pages artist-of-the-year ZuluZuluu, and sets by Chicago-based DJ Ayana Contreras. Proceeds from Move the Crowd support Juxtaposition’s award-winning artistic and educational programming. 

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Culture Piece Magazine presents Melatonin
Apr
29
to Apr 30

Culture Piece Magazine presents Melatonin

  • Le Meridien Chambers Hotel (map)
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Culture Piece is bringing the culture and color to Fashion Week MN with all POC (people of color) models, designers, hairstylists, MUA, and production. In this eerie and futuristic fashion presentation, Culture Piece Magazine will be showcasing local designers, in a way Minnesota has yet to see. Culture Piece is an editorial & high fashion magazine featuring art, culture, music, and life as a Millennial.

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Black Hearts Ball
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Black Hearts Ball

  • American Swedish Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Black Hearts Ball is a glamorous black and white formal engagement and fashion event that celebrates opera and the immensely diverse Twin Cities fashion scene by showcasing often unsung designers that thrive to uplift our communities.
Help us celebrate diversity and culture.

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Black Magik Woman III
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Black Magik Woman III

Black Magik Woman is an ALL FEMALE photography and artist event, highlighting and empowering every woman we can reach. Through collaborative images and art pieces we hope to bring positivity to the view of the female form and change the generalizations and stereotypes that women are faced with on a day-to-day basis. The future is female.

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Work Redux | Consequences
Mar
28
8:00 AM08:00

Work Redux | Consequences

On March 28, 2017, Pollenites came together to push a sincere conversation about why we deserve more than to fall back into “business as usual” after life comes crashing into us. To prepare for the future of work, we must construct a new architecture where every rung of scaffolding is reinforced to protect and support all women from the aftershocks of their gender implications.

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Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle

Join us on March 9 as Impact Hub MSP ushers in a new era of relentless, unapologetic celebration of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, challengers, makers, and trend-pushers. Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle will feature a runway show of 30 of MSP’s most innovative and inspiring social entrepreneurs in food & health, technology, energy & environment, community building, creativity, and youth services, styled by local artrepreneurs.

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Welcome Table Dinner hosted by Eat for Equity
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Welcome Table Dinner hosted by Eat for Equity

I have the honor of being one of four cooks at the second Welcome Table dinner hosted by Eat for Equity and benefiting the American Refugee Project. Courses will celebrate and reflect each cook’s personal heritage and immigration story. Each guest will be invited to share their own experiences, to find connection and empathy in a shared meal. 

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Reviving Sisterhood presents Muslim Women Rising!
Mar
4
7:30 AM07:30

Reviving Sisterhood presents Muslim Women Rising!

Reviving Sisterhood presents Muslim Women Rising! An inaugural Women's Leadership Conference featuring a keynote speaker Linda Sarsour. The conference includes workshops on Networking, How to Tell Your Story, and Public Speaking and will include a Resource Fair including nonprofits, foundations, and other community organizations to help you find ways to plug in and develop leadership skills. 

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17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival
Nov
10
to Nov 13

17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival

Sound Unseen is thrilled to announce its entire film line-up along with venues for the upcoming 17th annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival taking place November 10-13, 2016 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. Sound Unseen will screen over twenty films (documentaries, narratives and short films) at three locations: McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, the Trylon microcinema and Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.

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