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December 2013
Riverside Community Calendar


Find Like-Minded Goat Enthusiasts
Like goats, us humans are social animals. Want to simply find out more about goats? Or want to learn how you can take action to help legalize them in the city? So why not get together and ruminate over these wonderful ruminants. Join Minneapolis Alliance for Goats, the group working to make Minneapolis the next major city to legalize goats, for an informal meet-up Thursday, Dec. 19, at Common Roots Café, 2558 Lyndale Ave. S. Stop by for 5 minutes or all night! All are welcome. Spread the word and bring a friend.
Holiday Potluck
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
Fuller Park Recreation Center
4800 Grand Ave. S.
Celebrate the holidays with the Twin Cities Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network by bringing a favorite healthy dish and recipe(s) to share, and a healthy appetite. Relax with free chair massages by a certified massage therapist provided by Mow Bodyworks. Holistic Moms Network is a nonprofit national organization that connects parents who are passionate about holistic health and green living.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner and South Singer Showcase
Thursday, Jan. 9, 5 to 6:45 p.m. (dinner); 7 to 9 p.m. (show)
South High School
3131 19th Ave. S.
The South High Foundation and South Music Department present South Jazz Ensemble & Pop Singers, featuring guest artist Rachel Holder. Cost is $20 for dinner and show; student price $8 (student ID required). Spaghetti or pizza is catered by Carbone’s Pizzeria. To make reservations call 612-668-4344 or visit Reservations taken
until Jan. 5.

Taming the Technology Monster in Your Home
Thursday, Jan. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Minnehaha Academy
4200 W. River Pkwy.
Do you have a student in preschool through grade 8? If so, please join Minnehaha Academy for a special free presentation. Jim and Lynne Jackson of Connected Families will be speaking to parents. This workshop will impart powerful principles and practice tools, equipping parents to address screen time, internet and cell phone use, and their impact on children’s values and beliefs. Open and free to the public. For more information visit or email

10th Annual Book
and Bake Sale
Saturday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CNO Office
3451 Cedar Ave. S.
All proceeds benefit the community work of CNO. Before the sale, however, we need books, bakers and volunteers! CNO welcomes quality book donations dropped off between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. If you have books to donate and are unable to bring them to the office, please contact Elizabeth Logas at or 612-724-7457. For those who love organizing, we need help sorting books, running the event, set-up and clean-up. Also looking for delicious donated baked goods for the day of the sale. And, finally, for creative- minded individuals, come assist with painting lawn signs to advertise the event. For more details contact Elizabeth Logas.

Potluck: Building a Movement Against Drones
Saturday, Jan. 11, 5 to 7 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave. S.
Bring a dish to share and come hear from Anti-War Committee members Misty Rowan and Sophia Hansen-Day about the Code Pink Drone Summit they attended in Washington, D.C. Then we’ll have a discussion about what to do to continue to build a grassroots movement against drones. Families welcome. Organized by the Anti-War Committee.



Art | Music | Dance | Theater
Community | Museums

Nimbus Theater • 1517 Central Ave. NE • 612-548-1380

A wife, a drink, a future. In a squalid boarding house the hopes and desires of a collection of society’s castoffs swirl and collide. Morality is tested, compassion and empathy struggle against cruelty and greed. The characters’ struggles show the very essence of what it is to be human, what defines you and what can be lost in an increasingly stratified society. Directed by Josh Cragun. Running through December 22.


All My Relations Gallery
1414 E. Franklin Ave.
Featuring the work of contemporary American Indian artists C. Maxx Stevens and Henry Payer. Both artists’ practices are largely influenced by the use of found and re-appropriated materials. These two artists utilize the embedded pasts of the found objects to create works that draw from history, aesthetics, meaning and stories that the materials carry. They then reorganize the materials to create fresh, thought-provoking expressions.
Through January 18, 2014

Gage Family Art Gallery
Augsburg College
22nd Ave. at Riverside Ave.
Love is more talked about than surrendered to (for Charles Wright)
What barriers do we create to inhibit our access to the things that will provide meaning and fulfillment in our lives? Charles Matson Lume’s installation explores systems that limit illumination despite our desires that state otherwise.
Through December 19

Highpoint Center
for Printmaking
912 W. Lake St.
Prints on Ice
An exhibition of prints by members of its artists’ studio cooperative. This winter’s cooperative show features the work of 40 local printmakers currently working in Highpoints facilities. More than 70 pieces were selected including lithographs, relief prints, intaglio prints and screenprints.
Through January 25, 2014

Instinct Art Gallery
940 Nicollet Mall
God’s Sketchbook for Creation
This exhibition is revelation of the sketches, demo versions and rough-cut designs for earth’s animals that were edited out before creation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get behind the scenes of creation and observe the working models, preliminary designs, a few outright failures, and some critters that simply did not “play well with others.” The sketchbook contains renditions of creatures that exist today, and perhaps more interestingly, the fantastical ones that might have been.
Through January 11, 2014

Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis-based artist Monica Rudquist explores the interplay and patterns between the interior and exterior of forms and the spaces created between the forms when they are set side by side. Making multiples and working in series is part of her working process and vocabulary, an integral part of how Rudquist works through ideas. The show will exhibit wall, pedestal and floor pieces, creating both large and small vignettes within the spaces.
Through January 5, 2014

Shoebox Gallery
2948 Chicago Ave. S.
It’s Good in the ‘Hood
Thaddeus Jameson’s colored drawings are mosaics of contradiction: What seems to be drawn from life comes from different historical eras and locations. Some of his work is informed by his photographic memory and sometimes gritty ‘70’s movies as they can caricature where you live into something beguilingly far out.
Through January 10, 2014

Patrick’s Cabaret
3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Davina and The Vagabonds Holiday Show
Davina and The Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism and Davina Sowers’ commanding stage presence. Based out of the Twin Cities, they play hot jazz-blues-cabaret-soul-lounge-rock that warms the soul and just plain makes you want to dance! $10 at door (cash or check only).
Dec. 21, doors at 8 p.m.

Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 55401
From Mill to Museum: The Hidden History of the Washburn Complex, 1965-2003
An exhibit of dramatic images and words about the Washburn A Mill during the years it sat abandoned; after General Mills shut down the mill in July 1965, this National Historic Landmark sat unused except for a few tenants, curiosity seekers and homeless people.
Through December 31

The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
The Romanovs: Legacy of an Empire Lost
In 1613, 16-year-old Mikhail Romanov was elected Tsar of Russia, inaugurating a 300-year dynasty. This exhibition provides an overview of the three centuries of Romanov rule, focusing on the tragic end of
the dynasty in 1917-1918 and
the dispersal of the remaining
family members and their
treasures after the Bolshevik
revolution. The events that
led to the collapse of imperial rule in Russia are well known, but what happened to their
scattered property after the Bolsheviks seized power is a story still being unearthed.
Through March 23, 2014

Guthrie Theater
818 S. 2nd St.
Born Yesterday
In a deliciously witty screwball comedy about a corrupt businessman trying to get ahead, Harry Brock, a junk-dealer
millionaire on the rise, hunkers down in a lavishly decorated hotel room in Washington with his brassy chorus girlfriend
Billie Dawn in tow. Hoping to influence a senator in some
personal business dealings, he soon gets advice suggesting that the seemingly dim-witted blonde will need a little polish
to get ahead in D.C. society. Brock hires a newspaperman for the task but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a little bit of learning can be a dangerous thing.
Through January 5, 2014

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Driving Miss Daisy
In this affecting story, Daisy, an independent, aging Jewish widow—stubborn and set in her ways—reluctantly surrenders the driver’s seat of her car to Hoke Colburn, a proud, soft-spoken black man. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.
Through December 22

Open Eye Theatre
506 E. 24th St.
The Longest Night
Celebrating the longest night of the year goes back to Stonehenge and Machu Picchu, Roman Saturnalia and the Viking Yule, whose traditions defined when, and how, Christians celebrate Christmas. This eclectic program of text and music, as kaleidoscopic as the season, is created and performed by Bradley Greenwald. The show celebrates Christmas, the holiday blues, excess and the soul’s need for rebirth.
December 19-22




Taste of FRN Cookbook Fundraiser
FRNNG is collecting recipes
now through the fall for a fundraiser cookbook. Help us
by submitting your favorite recipes to the cookbook committee at or
to the FRNNG office at Along with
your recipe, please list your name as you would like it printed in the cookbook along with the neighborhood you live in.

Senior Nutrition Program
Monday through Friday the Volunteers of America host a free/reduced price lunch for area seniors aged 60+. The suggested contribution is $3.50, however they just ask people to pay what they can afford. No one is ever denied a meal because they cannot pay. Meals are at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1720 E. Minnehaha Pkwy. For more info call 952-945-4157 or 612-729-6668.

Free Home Security Audits
Is having your house or garage broken into a constant worry
for you? Stop home burglaries before they happen with a free home security audit conducted by Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Roethele. Contact Sue at
the Third Precinct by calling

Safe Place Homework Help
Monday – Friday, 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Congregation
2001 Riverside Ave.
Adults, students and children all welcome. Tutors available for all levels. Interested in being a
volunteer or tutor? Need more information about the program? Contact 612-333-2561. (Will be closed from Dec. 22 until Jan. 5.)
Senior Volunteers Needed
The Lutheran Social Service Foster Grandparent Program offers an opportunity to seniors 55+ to mentor and tutor elementary aged students at schools in South Minneapolis. Stipend, mileage and other benefits. Contact Sara Koch, 651-310-9448 or

Legacy-Work of Art Classes
Spring Board of the Arts
East Lake Library
2727 E. Lake St.
Register online or call for all events
**Brodini Comedy Magic Show
Friday, Dec. 27, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
For families. Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids’ powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other magician’s props in a perplexing “now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t” performance!
** Career Planning for Artists
Wednesday, Jan 8. 10:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? This session concentrates on examining your career and developing a career plan. Learn how to define your goals, identify strategies for achieving your objectives and developing your career path.
** Time Management for Creative People
Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Are you a right-brained person living in a left-brained world? Learn approaches for getting control of your day, creating work time and reaching your artistic goals.
(see more classes online)





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