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Jump Cut: Bringing a Story to the Screenfeatures filmmaker Michael Forstein and playwright Deborah Yarchun, as they investigate the fascinating art of telling a story in film at IFP-MN onSunday, April 30(2 p.m.).Tickets for thisRimonArtist Salon are available at952-381-3449or atwww.rimonmn.org.
SPECIAL DEAL -Get a discount on any of the nine Jewish-interest films at the MSP International Film Festival in April by mentioningRimonat the box office. This deal does not apply to online purchases. The films are profiled in this month’s e-guide. See below.
SAVE THE DATE-P'Chotchkareturns onMonday, June 5, 6 p.m., at the Metropolitan Ballroom. This entertaining, very popular benefit forRimonis a fast-paced evening of art, food, and ideas, featuring eight outstanding artists whose work has received support byRimon. Reserve your tickets atwww.rimonMN.org.
Saturday, April 1, 3 p.m.Check out the exquisite photographs byAnn Ginsburgh Hofkinat the opening of Nash Frame Design's new gallery showroom in the Miller Textile Building (861 E Hennepin Ave, Mpls). The show runs throughMay 31. FFI: NashFrame.com
Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m.The Yiddish Vinkl presentsPassover Potpourriat the Sabes JCC (4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls). Come listen, learn, sing and nosh before you start your own Pesach preparations! FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m.The St. Paul JCC (1375 St. Paul Ave) screensComplaints of a Dutiful Daughter, Deborah Hoffman’s poignant, sometimes funny, account of coping with her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease. Rabbi Morris Allen and Dr. Richard Heinrich will lead a post-film discussion. FFI:651-698-0751
Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m.St. Catherine's University hosts an evening of musical magic with St. Louis Park native and Grammy-winning master guitaristSharon Isbinand Grammy Award-winning mezzo-sopranoIsabel Leonard. The concert takes place at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium (2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul). FFI:oshag.stkate.edu/event/isbin
Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m.The Minnetonka Choral Society's spring concert,Springtime is Love, features "Five Hebrew Love Songs" by Eric Whitaker and Hila Plitmann based on Hebrew poems. The venue is Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (301 County Rd 19, Excelsior). FFI:minnetonkachoralsociety.org/spring.html
Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.Shaul Shenhav of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University visits Adath Jeshurun Congregation (10500 Hillside Ln W, Minnetonka) to discussThe Stories of Israel, based on a series of studies exploring storytelling strategies employed by Israeli leadership and national stories embraced by Israelis. FFI:email@example.com
Tuesday, April 4.West Side Story, the musical masterpiece by Broadway legends Bernstein, Sondheim, Laurents and Robbins, opens at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (345 Washington St, St. Paul). The show runs throughApr. 16. FFI:ordway.org/event/west-side-story
Friday, April 7, 6 p.m. If the soulful sound of the clarinet is the way you want to welcome Shabbat, head over to Temple Israel (2323 Emerson Ave S, Mpls) to listen toAlexander Fitersteinwho will participate in the evening service. Fiterstein was born in Belarus, raised in Israel, and has recently lived in the Twin Cities, playing with the SPCO. FFI:612-377-8680
Friday, April 7.The Edina Cinema (3911 W 50th St) opens its screening ofIn Search of Israeli Cuisine, an exploration of the Israeli people told through their food, profiling chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from more than 100 cultures. Check with the theater for the length of the run. FFI:www.israelicuisinefilm.com/see-the-film
Friday, April 7.The St. Paul JCC Gallery Walk (1375 St. Paul Ave) unveilsLoss and Beauty: Creating Solace in a Land of Infinite Sorrow, featuring photographs by Keron Psillas. Layering photos of Holocaust sites, Psillas illustrates a conversation between fear, searching and sadness, showing the power of beauty and love to overcome darkness and evil. The show runs throughJune 1. FFI:www.stpauljcc.org/programs/adult-programs/arts-culture/gallery-walk
Friday, April 7.Featuring works from survivor Fritz Hirschberger's Sur-Rational series found in the U of M's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ permanent collection,[Re]Tellingpairs Hirchsberger’s paintings with newly commissioned works by local artists who deal with related matters. The show is on view at the Sabes JCC's Tychman Shapiro Gallery (4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls) throughJune 1. FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 7.The Sabes JCC's Shared Walls (4330 Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls) displays works fromSix Chairs: A Holocaust Survivor's Story, an illustrated book produced by St. Paul artist Rowan Pope and students from Breck School.Six Chairsconveys 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Grosnacht's harrowing experience in numerous work camps and concentration camps. The opening reception is onApr. 19(6 p.m.), and the exhibit runs throughJune 1. FFI:email@example.com
Friday, April 7.The Eiger Zaidenweber Holocaust Resource Center (4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls) hostsCall & Response, an exhibition of student artwork as well as art from David Feinberg'sVoice to Visionproject. The exhibit runs throughJune 1. FFI:www.sabesjcc.org/tychman-shapiro-gallery
Saturday, April 8, 2:00 p.m.Don't missEisner's Klezmorimfamily concert at Augsburg Park Library (7100 Nicollet Ave, Richfield). FFI:eisnersklezmorim.com
Saturday, April 8, 6 p.m.Enjoy a private concert of works by Chopin and other piano masterpieces performed byLoren Fishmanat a benefit for the MN Sinfonia,An Evening of Music & Magic, hosted at the former Weequah Canoe Club (1492 E Shore Drive, St. Paul), now the home of Romi Slowiak and Bill Zajicek. FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 8, 7 p.m.HeidiHouse (1916 S. 8th St., Mpls) presentsThe Blossoming Unknown — Great Stories, Music and Food!, featuring stories, music and food to celebrate rebirth, hope and the Pink April Moon, featuring Heidi Arneson, Amy Salloway, Jessica Zuehlke, and more. FFI:https://www.facebook.com/events/1859321224311466/
ThroughApril 8.Form + Content Gallery (210 N 2nd St #104, Mpls) brings to a closePatterns of Dialogue, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Howard Oransky and Clarence Morgan. FFI:www.formandcontent.org
Saturday, April 8. David Feinberg presents the newest installment of his project Voice to Vision in the exhibitResilience and Resistance: The Boat People of Vietnam and Latin American Activistsat Vine Arts Center (2637 27th Ave S, Mpls). The exhibit runs throughApril 29. FFI:email@example.com
Sunday, April 9, 3 p.m.Share the beauty and joy of classical music with children of all ages at a family concert of theSt. Paul JCC Symphony(1375 St. Paul Ave.). The musicians will play abbreviated versions of their favorite works from their 90th season's repertoire. FFI:www.stpauljcc.org/programs/adult-programs/arts-culture/symphony
Friday, April 14, 9:40 p.m.Alejandro Jodorowsky’s second autobiographical film,Endless Poetry, with his son Adan playing the director as a young poet screens at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls) as part of the Mpls-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF). Catch repeats onApr. 18 and Apr. 19. FFI:Purchase tickets
Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m.MSPIFF’s 2017 Master Honoree is Frederick Wiseman, accomplished filmmaker, documentarian, and theatrical director. Head to St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls) to view his 2009 film La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet.Two more of his films can also be viewed at St. Anthony Main Theatre—Boxing Gym(Apr. 19) andCrazy Horse(Apr. 26). FFI: Purchase tickets
Saturday, April 15, 7:40 p.m.Don't miss the documentary film All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone, at once a warm reflection of muckraking journalist I. F. Stone and a blistering indictment of mainstream media that will make you question virtually every news source. The venue is St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls); additional screenings take placeApr. 18 and Apr. 27. FFI:Purchase tickets
Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m.A 12-year-old girl must help her mother care for her two younger sisters in France’s neutral zone after her father is arrested by the Nazis. When that becomes too dangerous, she is hidden away in Italy before being forced to flee to Switzerland.Fanny's Journeyscreens at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls) as part of the MSPIFF; repeat onApr. 23. FFI:Purchase tickets
Sunday, April 16, 12 p.m.The MSPIFF screensIn Betweenat St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls). This rollicking debut comedy by Maysaloun Hamoud followsSalma, Laila, and Nur, three women in Tel Aviv living life to the fullest and confronting society’s expectations. Catch repeat viewingsApr. 24 and Apr. 27. FFI: Purchase tickets
ThroughApril 16.ArtistKeren Kroulexplores layered cut paper pieces inTopographies of Wonder, a continuation of her meditation on time and memory, at Bethel University's Johnson Gallery (3900 Bethel Dr, St. Paul). FFI:bethel.edu/galleries
Wednesday, April 19, 2 p.m.Shipped to a concentration camp, Russian aristocrat Olga is forced into a life of sheer hell, but to her surprise, she crosses paths with high-ranking German SS officer Helmut who once fell madly in love with her and still harbors feelings for her. A stunning examination of the depths that people go through to survive,Paradisescreens three times as part of the Int'l Film Fest at the Uptown Theatre (2906 Hennepin Ave, Mpls) and St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls). FFI:Purchase tickets
Wednesday, April 19, 9:50 p.m.Performed entirely in Yiddish,Menasheis the story of an orthodox Hasidic Jew in Brooklyn’s Borough Park, who hopes to prove himself a suitable man of faith and and a good father to his impressionable son following his wife's death. Part of MSPIFF, this highly anticipated film plays at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls); repeatApr. 24. FFI:Purchase tickets
Thursday, April 20, 2:15 p.m.The Int'l Film Festival presentsAusterlitz, a film that explores the phenomenon of "Holocaust tourism" by following several groups as they tour through the concentration camps of Dachau and Sachsenhausen. The venue is St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls); catch a repeat showingApr. 26. FFI:Purchase tickets
Thursday, April 20, 4:40 p.m.A strict disciplinarian, Dr. Baruch Milch has raised two daughters who are now full grown in the late 1970s: Nana who is a brilliant liberal journalist, and the younger sister Sephi, an aspiring classical composer and singer. But when a Polish woman confronts Sephi after a concert in West Berlin and accuses her father of murder, the two women go on a quest to unearth some family secrets.Past Life(part of MSPIFF) screens at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls); a repeat screening takes placeApr. 26. FFI:Purchase tickets
Thursday, April 20, 7:20 p.m.One Week and a Dayis the story of Eyal, a grieving father who decides to retrieve his son’s medical marijuana to get properly stoned and turns to his neighbor's son for a lesson in how to roll a joint. This Int'l Film Fest offering screens once more onApr. 29at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls). FFI:Purchase tickets
Friday, April 21.AuthorFred Amramspeaks from the pulpit at Temple Israel, Duluth (1602 E 2nd St) on "A Holocaust Survivor Looks Back...And Forward". Amram also reads from his memoir,We're In America Now: A Survivor's Stories, to the Temple Book Group onApr. 23. FFI:www.fredamram.com
Saturday, April 22, 1:45 p.m.Beyond the Mountains and the Hillstells the story of a Lieutenant Colonel who, after finishing his stint in the Israeli army, takes a job at a dietary supplement company and falls under the tutelage of a morally corrupt salesman. The film screens at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls) as part of MSPIFF; a repeat takes place onApr. 25. FFI:Purchase tickets
Saturday, April 22, 4 p.m.David Feinberg’s ground-breaking projectVoice to Visionturns its attention to Greek Holocaust survivor Esther Winthrop in a film documentary screening at Vine Arts Center (2637 27th Ave S, Mpls). FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m.Wendy Kout'sWe Are The Levinsonsmakes its world premiere at the Highland Park Community Center (1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul). The play, which runs throughMay 14, tells the story of a family's ability to revel in the artifacts and rituals that help us survive despite death, dysfunction and delusions. FFI:mnjewishtheatre.org/we-are-the-levinsons
Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.The St. Paul JCC (1375 St. Paul Ave) screensAlive Inside, a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to re-awaken our souls. A post-film discussion will be led by Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker and veteran music therapist Jim Miller. FFI:651-698-0751
Sunday, April 23, 3 p.m.The Musical Offering takes the stage at Hamline University's Sundin Music Hall (1531 Hewitt Ave, St Paul) to performEmigrés and Mentors, featuring the jazzy Parisian-American sound of Darius Milhaud among others. FFI:musicaloffering.org/46-4/
Sunday, April 23, 7 p.m.The local Jewish community observes Yom HaShoah withThe Theater of Witnesses, featuring local Holocaust survivors and teens from the Yachad program. The venue is Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St W, St. Louis Park). FFI:email@example.com
Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.A lineup of favorite local songwriters and storytellers, includingAmy Sallowayand more, take over Edina Morningside Community Church (4201 Morningside Rd, Edina) to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Morningside After Dark series. FFI:https://www.facebook.com/events/253808045028865/
Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.Mark Bloom performs a benefit for theChai-Light Choruswith well-regarded chanteuse Maud Hixson at Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St. W, St. Louis Park). FFI:612-270-1705
Monday,April 24.In observance of Yom HaShoah, participate in the grand opening ofSandra Brick'sart exhibition,Lest We Forget, on view at the Duluth Art Institute (Historic Union Depot, 506 W Michigan St) throughJune 15. FFI:218-733-7560
Tuesday, April 25, 4:50 p.m.Family secrets and generations of contemporary history are uncovered inAida's Secrets, an international story that begins with World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st century family reunion. This MSP Int'l Film Fest showing takes place at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls) and is repeated onApr. 29. FFI:Purchase tickets
Tuesday, April 25, 7:15 p.m. Life-long schemer Norman Oppenheimer is left without any meaningful income until one of his contacts surprisingly becomes the Prime Minister of Israel, giving him a brief and modest rise before culminating in a sudden fall when his blundering ways put him in the cross-hairs of the Israeli justice system. Catch the one-time presentation ofNorman(part of MSPIFF) at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls). FFI:Purchase tickets
Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m.Illusion Theatre (528 Hennepin Ave N, Mpls) hosts a touring production of Tom Dugan’sWiesenthalwhich brings to life the story of Simon Wiesenthal, the "Jewish James Bond," who devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. The play runs throughApr. 30. FFI:www.illusiontheater.org/wiesenthal/
Wednesday, April 26.Yehudit Shendar, retired Museum Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator at Yad Vashem, gives a talk and virtual tour of Israel’s Holocaust memorial inYad Vashem: Beyond the Museumat Influx Space, Regis Center for Art (405 21st Ave S). FFI:cla.umn.edu/chgs/programming/lectures-conferences-symposia
Friday, April 28, 1:30 p.m.Tracking Edithis the story of Edith Tudor-Hart, who lived a double life as a brilliant photographer and one of the most notorious spies for the Soviet Union. This MSPIFF screening takes place at St. Anthony Main Theatre (115 SE Main St, Mpls); an additional screening takes placeApr. 29. FFI:Purchase tickets
Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m.FilmmakerMichael Forstein(2016 recipient of a McKnight Media Artist Fellowship) explores the complex art of telling a story in film with playwrightDeborah Yarchun— along with excerpts from Forstein’s critically-acclaimed short filmMeat— at IFP-MN (550 Vandalia St #120, St. Paul). FFI:rimonmn.org
Wednesday, May 3, 6 p.m.Don't miss the opening reception forThe Joy Of The Human Spirit, photographerDebra Fisher Goldstein'sfavorite State Fair images at Jimmy Wilson Gallery (4304 Upton Ave S, Mpls). The show runs throughMay 31. FFI:www.jimmypicture.com
Saturday, May 6, 5:30 p.m.Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art (250 3rd Ave N, Mpls) invites all to anOpen Studioto view new drawing, installation, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. This year 50-100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to the buyer's choice of either the American Civil Liberties Union, (ACLU), Planned Parenthood, or the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Some of the artists include Harriet Bart, Perci Chester, Bette Globus Goodman, Bonnie Heller, Howard Oransky, and Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin. FFI:www.trafficzoneart.com
1.The St. Paul JCC hostsThoughtful Viewing: Beauty & Sadness, a Studio J Event, with a guided viewing of the Gallery Walk exhibitLoss And Beautyon Thursday, April 20, at7 p.m.Participants will discuss the ways that our knowledge of tragic events informs how we look at photos. The tour will be followed by an opportunity for participants to create their own reflections.Participants must register byApril 10.FFI: www.stpauljcc.org/events/studio-j-thoughtful-viewing-6626/
2.The Sower Gallery at Shepherd of the Hill Church(145 Engler Blvd, Chaska) is hosting its first Biennial Spirit Show Invitation of The Sower Gallery fromJune 12 to September 15, 2017. Artists from all cultures, ethnicities and religious practices are invited to select or prepare suitable works to submit for display. The show's aim is to include visions of the Spirit and the Sacred through divergent expressions.Applicants must submit JPEG images, updated Artist's biography and statement byMay 1.FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Kol HaOtinvites visual artists to apply for an artist-in-residency at our new center in the inspiring Chutzot HaYotzer Artists’ Colony, outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls. Kol HaOt is seeking visual artists who align with our organization’s mission to integrate Judaism’s rich sources and themes, and Jewish history, into their artistic works. Artists will have access to an inspiring, spacious studio space in this prestigious artists colony, for the duration of their residency. Artists are invited to use this residency to profoundly express the intersection of Jewish sources and heritage in their artwork and artistic vision, as well as be a part of the Kol HaOt initiative. Additional considerations in the selection of artists include: the quality of the artworks; the artist’s willingness to contribute to the Kol HaOt mission; and the significance of the studio space for the artist’s practice. FFI:www.kolhaot.com
4. The American Guild of Judaic Artcelebrates the rich diversity and sacred beauty of Judaic art around the world. Its goal is to establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of hiddur mitzvah by creating, collecting, and exhibiting Jewish art. The Guild hosts an artists roster of international talent and offers online educational opportunities. Among the artists whose work is featured at its website is Minnesota-based glass artist Claude Riedel. FFI:jewishart.org
5.Looking for a summer filled with fun in the sun? Do you want to make a difference in a child's life?Camp Olami at the Sabes JCCis looking for qualified young men and women to serve as staff for the summer. Positions available: Junior Counselors (ages 16-18); Special Needs Advocates (age 18 and up); Senior Counselor (age 19 and up); Specialists (age 20 and up; in Arts & Crafts, Drama, Judaism, Sports & Games, Music, Garden) and Program Director (age 21 and up). Staff must be availableMondaythrough Friday fromJune 12 to August 11(8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.); some late nights and overnights are required, depending on assignment. Applicants should have previous experience working with children. Applications are available online. FFI:email@example.com.
6.St. Mary’s University offers aMaster's in Arts and Cultural Management, offering flexible part-time or full-time options with evening and weekend courses available. Gain real-world knowledge and experience from faculty and guest speakers who work in the field. Classroom learning covers the full spectrum of responsibilities that confront those who work in the culture sector, from fund development and marketing to nonprofit legal issues. Move through the program with a cohort of fellow students and build a network of professional colleagues along the way. Courses include a long-term residency where students gain management-level experience in the Twin Cities arts community. FFI:www.smumn.edu/graduate-home/areas-of-study/graduate-school-of-business-technology/ma-in-arts-cultural-management
7. Do you know someone with a passion for the arts and Jewish culture? Someone who is eager to translate that passion into a career? If so, consider enrolling in George Washington University’sMaster's in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts program, a unique degree program that brings together faculty from Museum Education and Judaic Studies to train the next generation of professionals in the growing field of Jewish arts and culture. Qualified applicants may also receive up to 85 percent tuition support with a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Masa Israel Journeyconnects Jewish young adults to gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs. Some Masa Israel programs of note include the Rimon Music Experience, WUJS Israel Arts-Tel Aviv and Dance Jerusalem. Through these immersive experiences, lasting between five and twelve months, participants develop a deep, personal connection to Israel and Jewish life. FFI:email@example.com
9. Springboard for the Arts’ Emergency Relief Fundexists to help cover unexpected emergency expenses due to loss from fire, theft, health emergency, or other catastrophic, career-threatening events. Artists who can demonstrate an artistic history and need, may access up to $500 to meet or defray such expenses. Payment is made directly to the creditor, not to the artist. FFI:651-379-0871
10.The St. Paul JCC hosts a weekly class ofIsraeli folkdancing taught by master teacher Shira Schwartz. The class is open to both novice and expert everyTuesdayevening at7 p.m.FFI:651-255-4736
11.For those with little to no prior art experience but who wish to learn or perfect their techniques, join the Sabes JCC ongoing art class“Let’s Paint, Draw and Have Fun,”led by instructor Lou Kotlarz. The class meets everyMondayat10 a.m.FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul JCC Symphony 2015-2016 Season
One of the oldest community ensembles in the country dedicated to classical repertoire, the St. Paul JCC Symphony performs three free concerts each season. Guests are encouraged to meet the conductor in the JCC Library prior to performances. Special bonus this year: an afternoon concert especially for the young (and the young at heart).
Enjoy classical music without having to pay for parking. The St. Paul JCC Symphony season generally runs September through May with three performances: fall, winter and spring. Tickets are FREE!
Hillcrest Center Theater 1978 Ford Parkway St. Paul, MN
Our venue is the recently refurbished theater in the Highland Park Community Center. Parking is free and easy in the lot outside the theater. Street parking is also readily available. The theater is fully accessible. Contact us for information on audio-described and ASL performance dates.