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Through September 2.Last chance to seeHere's To Summerat Wendy Frieze Gallery at Nash Frame Design (861 E. Hennepin Ave, Mpls). Paintings, prints, and photography byAnn Ginsburgh Hofkinand others. FFI:651-328-7762.
ThroughSeptember 4. PhotographerDebra Fisher Goldstein's annual photographic scavenger hunt at the State Fair (1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul) continues with her photo blogBeyond The Stick: The Peculiar, the Poignant, the Ironic and the Iconic. Make sure to grab your favorite stick snack and view her vibrantly colorful and masterfully framed images. FFI: BeyondTheStick.com
ThroughSeptember 4. Artists Beth BarronandMarty Harrisare included in theState Fair's Fine Arts Competition Exhibit(1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul). Both got first place in their category - Barron in textiles and Harris in prints. FFI: mnstatefair.org
Wednesday, September 6, 7:30 p.m.Riv-Ellen PrellpresentsA Campus Dividedat Temple Israel (2324 Emerson Ave S, Mpls). Discussion with the co-curator about the exhibit on the 1930s at the University of Minnesota explores both the inspiring and disturbing story of segregated campus life. The exhibit runs throughNovember 30, at the Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery. FFI: continuum.umn.edu
Saturday, September 9, 6 p.m. Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts (250 Third Ave N, Mpls) hosts a reception forIn Search of the Glass Slipper, San Francisco, 1974, an exhibition of photographs byPerci Chester. Chester’s photographs offer a window into the gay pre-AIDS era in San Francisco. This work is an exploration of identity that reveals the seldom seen and recalls a unique moment in time.ThroughSeptember 29th. FFI:trafficzoneart.com
Saturday, September 9, 8 p.m.The newly reopened Matchbox Theater (5415 1/2 Nicollet Ave. S, Mpls) will present Willard Simm's play,Einstein: A Stage Portrait. Giving audience a better picture of the twentieth century genius, the play will run at8 p.m.Friday andSaturdaynights, and2 p.m.Sundayafternoons,September 9 - October 1. FFI:thematchboxtheater.com
Sunday, September 10, 10 a.m.Or Emet will host Donald Larsson, a retired English Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, who will lead a discussion about recent Israeli cinema, including Rama Burshtein’sFill the VoidandThe Wedding Plan.A Discussion on Contemporary Israeli Cinema is free and open to the public at the Jewish Cultural School (768 Hamline Avenue S, St Paul). FFI: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 10, 12 p.m.Eddie Estrinperforms live sets of ambient music at Polli*NATION Festival (10020 Norell Ave N, Stillwater). Live improvisation with an array of electronic percussion, synths, and specially recorded sonic fields of insect drones to benefit Bees. FFI:pollination.bpt.me/
Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m. Stop by a reception at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (1011 Washington Ave. S. #100, Mpls) forNew Patterns/Breaking Patterns, an exhibit featuring new works byRobyn S. AwendandRobin Schwartzman. The work explores various forms of gender identity through dimensional paintings and handmade paper fabricated from clothing.Wardrobe patterns and clothing scraps inspire these works in obvious and subtle ways commenting on gender stereotypes and softening the binary divide that has, in many ways, informed our current culture. FFI: mnbookarts.org/new-patterns-breaking-patterns/
Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m.TheYiddish Vinklpresents a Yiddish musical parody from their 2005 archives. Hum or sing along as you watch singerAmy Olsonand Vinklers learn how to say "bagels" instead of "biagels" from Professor TutVey Nick. English synopsis of scenes and song sheets will be available. Light refreshments to follow at the Sabes JCC Theater (4330 Cedar Lake Road, Mpls). FFI: email@example.com
Sunday, September 10. View Marty Harris' one-man showSidewalk to Superioron display in the Redepenning Gallery at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The exhibit features acrylic and ink collage paintings that elucidate stories from the artist’s childhood backyard and recent travels to the North Shore. FFI:hopkinsartcenter.com
Tuesday, September 12, 7 p.m.Ink and Story author Alison Morse and others presentNO TIME TO BE TIMID, a reading of their poems and stories to honor the Women’s Prison Book Project. This free event will be held at Butter Bakery & Cafe (3700 Nicollet Ave, Mpls), and all donations will go to The Women's Prison Book Project which provides women and transgender persons in prison with free reading materials. FFI:butterbakerycafe.com
Wednesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.During the 1930s racism and antisemitism were sanctioned and political surveillance was a part of campus life at the University of Minnesota. Hear co-curator Riv-Ellen Prell and other panelists discuss various works in the exhibit Reflections on A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942at the Elmer L. Andersen Library (222 21st Ave. S., Mpls). FFI: continuum.umn.edu
Thursday, September 14, 7 p.m.Don't miss the reading ofUnspeakable Acts: Writing Memory and Traumaby writersLeslie Morris,Margie Newman, andMadelon Sprengnetherat Eat My Words Bookstore (1228 NE 2nd St, Mpls). The evening will also feature special musical guest David Harris. FFI:eatmywordsbooks.com
ThroughSeptember 15. The Sower Gallery in Chaska (145 Engler Blvd) features a range of interfaith artistic expressions inSpirit: An Interfaith Art Exhibitshowing a mix of diverse works from Lucy Rose Fischer and 20 other artists that stimulate reflection and discussion on the meaning of spirit and faith. FFI:chaskachurch.com
Saturday, September 16, 9 p.m.Beth Jacob Congregation (1179 Victoria Curve, St Paul) features a screening of the filmWrestling Jerusalemprior to its Selichot service. In a tour de force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. FFI:beth-jacob.org
ThroughSeptember 17. Whether you are a cat person or a dog person, or even a reptile lover, we are often better human beings for having these many-legged friends in our midst.Companionship, In Celebration of Animals,on view at the Minneapolis Photo Center (2400 N 2nd St, Mpls), is a juried exhibit with images by Debra Fisher Goldstein and others. FFI:mplsphotocenter.com
Sunday, September 17, 3 p.m.In celebration of the New Year, violinistJudith Eisnerpresents newly composed Yiddish music. Additional healing thoughts and prayers will be provided by Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff.Space is limited at the Butter Cafe (3700 Nicollet Ave. S, Mpls), RSVP bySeptember 12. FFI: 612.822.9236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 21, 10 p.m.Singer/songwriterTamar Eisenman, an icon of Israel's evolving indie/alternative pop-rock scene, will be performing at the Icehouse (2528 Nicollet Avenue S., Mpls) with Javier Santiago. FFI: icehousempls.com
ThroughOctober 29.The Minnesota Museum of American Art (141 East 4th Street, Suite 101, St Paul) hosts the provocative event,WE THE PEOPLE. Presenting artworks in a variety of media byPerci Chester and other national artists, this shows disparate cultural points of view. FFI:mmaa.org
ThroughNovember 12.Painting with watercolor on paper, Israeli artist, Keren Kroulcreates dense and detailed organic formations. Vibrant and colorful, her paintings contain clusters of meticulously drawn geometric shapes, rhythmically twisting and expanding, moving forward and away, revealing depth as they overlap. This large-scale work can be seen at the Rochester Art Center (40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester). FFI: rochesterartcenter.org
1.Rimon's semi-annualProject Supportgranting program supports activities in one of four ways: 1. artistic development and/or production; 2. community planning and collaborations 3. research or administrative assistance 4. marketing and outreach assistance. Projects must be realized in Minnesota. (Out of state applicants must collaborate with a Minnesota artist or institution and realize the project in Minnesota.) Requests of up to 50% of the total project cost, with a maximum award of $3000. Fall deadline:September 15, 2017.FFI: jewishminneapolis.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Rimon-application.pdf
2.Sunday, September 24, 1 p.m.Join Hadassah Minneapolis and the Sabes JCC for a moving experience with the Butterfly Project.This Butterfly Project is a gentle and loving way to introduce the subject of the Holocaust to our children giving each participant a caring way to think about the lost children and giving them something positive that they can do. Each participant will receive the biography of a child and a ceramic butterfly to be painted at the event. the butterflies will be on permanent display at the JCC. this is a multigenerational event, children 8 years and older are welcome to attend. Cost is $5.00. Registration bySeptember 8is highly suggested to make sure we have enough butterflies. Please be sure to bring your ID to the event. FFI:email@example.com
3. Creating Holy Spaces from the Inside Out with Insights from Kabbalah and Mussar. Join Joy Gordon for creative, interactive sessions with meditation, texts, storytelling, art, sharing insights, and practices. Within the context of philosophy, you will learn practical ways to apply the teachings to your everyday life. Wednesdaymornings10:00 - Noon:October 4, 11, 18, 25 andNovember 1 and 15. The Kabbalah class will be held at Sharei Chesed Congregation (1712 Hopkins Crossroad, Minnetonka); $90 course fee. To register contact Joy Gordon:763-559-7029or firstname.lastname@example.org
4. The Metropolitan Regional ArtsCouncil's Community Arts program provides grants of up to$5,000in project support for groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline to communities within the seven-county metropolitan area of Minnesota. Deadline for applicationsMonday, October 9by 4:30 pm. FFI: mrac.org/grants/community-arts
5.Join remarkable Jewish musicians, writers, visual artists, curators, and performing artists who have already registered for this powerful retreat led by Arlene Goldbard, nationally known writer, speaker, and cultural activist. The retreat is limited to 20 artists of all disciplines—visual, performing, literary, multimedia, or your own definition—who identify as Jewish. It will feature discussions; lively, interactive group study; hands-on workshops using many art forms; opportunities to collaborate; studio/solo time; and sessions focusing on participants' own concerns and aspirations. The approach is pleasure and purpose aligned: fun, stimulating, mind-opening, and meaningful at once.December 3-7in Sante Fe, NM. Sign up at sfai.org/jar/
6.Whether you write for voices, electronics or instruments, are a singer/songwriter or improviser, hip-hop artist or sound designer… Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply with a single composition in any genre or style toThe American Composers Forum's NextNotes® High School Composition Awards. Each year, six NextNotes Composers receive: mentorship from professional composers and musicians over a two-day workshop, flights to/from the workshop, room/board during the workshop, a public concert of the winning works, a scholarship of$1,000to be used for formal composition studies, a recording of the culminating concert, free Finale software, and more. Deadline:January 8, 2018, 11:59 PMCentral. FFI: composersforum.org/education/nextnotes/
7. Kol HaOt - a Jerusalem-based organization that combines the arts with Jewish themes, history and ideas -- welcomes visual artists who are fascinated with Judaism’s rich sources, to apply to our Artist in Residence program. The artist will be given a spacious working spaceat no costto work on creative artwork(s) that explore the intersection of the arts, Judaism and Jewish sources. The Kol HaOt center is located in the inspiring `Chutzot HaYotzer Artists Colony’, just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls, in a quiet, yet urban atmosphere. Kol HaOt staff will provide logistic and administrative assistance and familiarity with the local artistic cultural and religious scenes. The artist will work daily in an artistically, culturally and historically rich environment, and will interact with gallery visitors and the Kol HaOt team. No deadline: applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Short term residency, from 1 to 4 months.FFI:kolhaot.com
8. 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
9. St. Mary’s Universityoffers 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
10. 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 inGeorge Washington University’s Master'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:email@example.com
11. Masa Israel Journeyconnects Jewish young adults to gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs. Some Masa Israel programs of note include theRimonMusic 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:firstname.lastname@example.org
12. 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
13. The St. Paul JCChosts a weekly class ofIsraeli folk dancingtaught by master teacher Shira Schwartz. The class is open to both novice and expert everyTuesdayevening at7 p.m.FFI:651-255-4736
14.For those with little to no prior art experience but who wish to learn or perfect their techniques, join theSabes JCCongoing art class“Let’s Paint, Draw and Have Fun,”led by instructor Lou Kotlarz. The class meets everyMondayat10 a.m.FFI:email@example.com
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.
Via Dolorosa Limited run: August 19 - August 27, 2017 Robert Dorfman (Lenny in We Are the Levinsons) is at center stage of this solo-performance.
Tickets $39.00, on sale Friday, August 4th
At the age of 50, playwright, screenwriter and director David Hare decided to travel to Israel to explore the 50 year old state and write about it. His conversations with politicians, artists, settlers and historians in Israel and Palestine provocatively reveals the ideas, hopes and dreams of those living amidst the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Church & State October 21 - November 12, 2017 by Jason Odell Williams Good-natured and popular Republican Senator Charlie Whitmore is up for re-election in North Carolina. Just three days before voting is to take place, he lets slip to a blogger his new and not-so-popular thoughts on God and the second amendment. As his bible-thumping wife, Sara, works to retain religion in their marriage, Alex, his New York Jewish liberal staffer, fights to keep the campaign from spinning out of control. Hailed as “gripping entertainment” (LA Times), this new comedy looks at America’s political system today.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins December 7 - 19 2017 By Shari Aronson, based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel Directed by Shelli Place
Hershel of Ostropol has been walking long and hard with growing anticipation for the Hanukkah holiday. Tired and hungry, he imagines the smell of latkes and the bright lights of the menorah. But when Hershel arrives in Helmsbergville, the village is silent. Goblins have been preventing Hanukkah in Helmsbergville for years. Can this visitor help bring Hanukkah back? Enlisted by the townspeople, Hershel agrees to spend eight nights in the old synagogue to try to defeat the goblins. Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is a fun and interactive for the whole family!
Collected Stories February 24 - March 18 2018 By Donald Margulies
“What, because I haven't lived it I can't write it?" -Lisa, Collected Stories Ruth Steiner is a respected author in the autumn of her career when she hires LIsa, a graduate student, to be her assistant. Under Ruth's mentorship, Lisa's talent is unleashed, but when Lisa writes a novel based upon her teacher's past, their friendship explodes with questions about intellectual property and the ownership of experiences. The gem of a play, by one of today's most admired playwrights, displays "tangled connections between creativity and ideology...thick with ideas like a stockpot of good stew." (Village Voice)
Natasha and the Coat April 21 - May 13, 2018 by Deborah Stein
“You can spend your whole life saying 'what if'?" -Natasha and the Coat Natasha has just begun a fashion internship in an atelier in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When she clumsily spills coffee on a vintage fur coat, she takes it to a dry cleaner where the work of Yossi, an Hasidic Jew, results in beautiful restoration. As Natasha, eager to please her unknowing boss, brings more and more items for cleaning, the very different lives of these two 2-somethings intersect, opening up possibilities for what their futures may hold. Join MJTC for the world premiere of a poignant play about independance, self-exploration, and defining your dreams.