Want a break from studying? Check out these amazing events going on around the twin cities and greater Minnesota!
Heroes: A Celebration of Women Who Changed History and Changed Our Lives
When: April 14 - 7:30pm
Location: Crossings at Carnagie
320 East Avenue
Description: Tributes performed by Ann Reed, Aimee K. Bryant, Leslie Ball, Dan Chouinard, Joan Griffith, Thomasina Petrus and Denise Tabet
Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door, $12 for students
Sister Spit Spoken Word
When: April 15 - 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Bell Museum Auditorium
Description: Sister Spit began in 1994 through the efforts of co-directors Sini Anderson and (2004 Lambda Literary Award Finalist) Michelle Tea. Sini and Michelle gathered together a group of some of the most notorious, talented, and frickin’ interesting women and dykes, and went on tour all over the U.S. This year Sister Spit will be joined by BOTH the artist and star of John Cameron Mitchell’s film, Short Bus, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, and acclaimed author and activist Dorothy Allison (author of Bastard out of Carolina and Trash). Check out the Sister Spit website for more information on all performers! This event is FREE and open to the public (donations will be collected at the door to support CeCe McDonald). Co-sponsored with the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies & Campus Life, Women’s Student Activist Collective (WSAC), and Queer Student Cultural Center. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Gibson (Spoken Word)
When: April 16 - 7:30-9:30pm
Location: University of Minnesota, The Whole Coffman Memorial Union
Description: Spoken word artist Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. Come listen to the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam and her powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Co-sponsored w/Women’s Student Activist Collective.
When: April 17 - 7:15pm
Location: Beth El Synagogue
5224 West 26th Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Description: Beth El Synagogue is proud to announce that Ms. Gloria Steinem will be our next Inspiring Minds Speaker. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Tickets: $60 general admission
Performance by Hip-Hop Artist Dessa
When: April 20 - 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: St. Catherine's University, O'Shaughnessy
Description: Described as one of the "most diverse and talented artists in indie rap ..." (URB) and a "one-woman powerhouse ... with a literary sesibility and an aversion to genre cliches" (Utne Reader), Minnesota native Dessa has emerged on the national scene as a rapper, singer, and a potent, imaginative lyricist. For the first time, Dessa hosts, curates, and headlines this one-of-a-kind event, and will collaborate with a visual artist - the award-winning figure theater artist Michael Sommers. The evening will also include new, commissioned music from some of Minneapolis’ finest- Jeremy Messersmith, Cecil Otter, Aby Wolf, Crescent Moon, Black Blondie, and Robert Robinson.
Tickets: $17 general public, $12 students