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February ’23 Events

Thursday Evenings at ASI


3 – 8 PM

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue


Explore the ASI with free museum admission from 3-8pm. There will be live music on select Thursdays.

Heart of the Beast Shaping Change Workshops

February 5, 19 and 26

Online or at The Avalon Theater

1500 E. Lake St


Heart of the Beast’s Art Shaping Change puppetry workshops explore social justice themes through art. This year’s focus is on climate justice. Workshops are taught by local artists Ifrah Mansour and Graci Horne (virtual workshops), and Sofía Padilla and Davey Steinman of Paradox Teatro (in-person workshops).

Participation of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Kids will need an adult with them to assist for both virtual and in-person workshops. Workshops are free, but registration is required. To see a schedule and to register, go to, or email questions to

Phillips Street Safety Improvements Open House

Tuesday February 7

6 – 8 PM

Phillips Community Center

2323 11th Ave S


Meet in the Aquatics Center Dining Room to provide feedback on proposed street safety improvements for Chicago Avenue and 24th, 26th, and 28th Streets. Complimentary dinner provided.

Sad Song Sing A Long

February 9 – 14

Open Eye Theatre

506 East 24th Street

$10 – $18

Michael Sommers revisits the Open Eye stage for a solo show with a Sad Proposition. An animated discourse with objects, images, fellowship, and refreshments!

Open Eye’s co-founder is renowned for animating the inanimate, with a body of visually driven work that incorporates elements of live performance, puppetry, music, clever puzzles and wordplay. Join Michael for a pitch-perfect artistic event sure to enliven your winter doldrums! Age recommendation: 14 and up.

Youth Performance Company:

Inspired by Claudette & Rosa

February 10 – 26

The Conn Theatre

1900 Nicollet Ave


Sonia and some of her classmates struggle navigating issues of race in their everyday life. After learning about Civil Rights Activists Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, Sonia is inspired to take a stand in her own life and inspire them into action. In 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks became known as a civil rights icon, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a racially segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Claudette’s story of resistance, and her relationship with Rosa reveal the role she played in sparking a movement for racial justice. Tickets and information:

Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic

Sunday February 12

12 – 4 PM

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue


Bring your small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more to this February’s Fix-It Clinic, co-hosted by Hennepin County and ASI! Guests will receive free guided assistance from handy volunteers to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items. All sorts of things from antique radios to zippers have been fixed at previous clinics, which also teach repair skills, build community connections, and reduce waste.

No pre-registration required. Items must be carry-in-sized. Bring any parts and supplies that might be helpful. This event is family friendly! See for more info.

Wish Work Puppet Series:

The Three Little Pigs and Other Puppet Fun

Saturday, February 18

1 – 2 PM

Hinterhands Puppet Company

2742 15th Ave S

Suggested donation: $5-$10

Come see Scott Sorenson’s version of the Three Little Pigs followed by a few short performances, then make a simple take-home paper puppet stage (materials provided).

Wish Work, a program of Hinterhands Puppet Company, is a puppet theatre for young audiences. We wish to do the work of hammering the stardust of our world into the shape that is best for young audiences, giving them the chance to shape the stardust they are given into their wishes in the future.

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