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November ’23 Events

2023 Naked Stages fellows Dakota Blankenship, snem DeSellier, and Yoni Light will present new works at Pillsbury House + Theater November 9 – 18. PHOTO: Pillsbury House

Creative Expression Sessions:
Theater Workshops Tailored for Unhoused Individuals
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19
Downtown Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall

zAmya Theater Project announces its fall session of weekly drop-in theater workshops for individuals looking to learn about performance, working together, and creative play. People who have experienced housing instability are especially encouraged to attend. Workshops are produced in partnership with Hennepin County Library.
Workshops are free and open to anyone, and zAmya provides coffee, snacks, and bus tokens. No experience is required, and participants may attend just one or come to all!

The Box King
Saturday, November 4
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Hinterhands Puppet Company
2742 15th Ave S
$5-$10 sugg. donation

Told with hand carved marionettes and a transforming cardboard box, The Box King is a family show following two kingdoms joined together through the marriage of their leaders. But what happens when the king loses the queen and cannot remember who anyone is any longer? Is putting everything and everyone into boxes the way to keep things organized, or is there more to an organized kingdom?

Aabijijiwan / Ukeyat yanalleh, by artists Karen Goulet and Monique Verdin, will be showing at All My Relations Arts through January 13th. MEDIA: All My Relations Gallery

Aabijijiwan / Ukeyat yanalleh
Through January 13
All My Relations Arts
1414 E Franklin Avenue

All My Relations Arts is pleased to present Aabijijiwan / Ukeyat yanalleh, a collaborative exhibition reflecting on the Misi-ziibi (Big River, Ojibwe) by artists Karen Goulet and Monique Verdin, who have created multimedia artworks inspired by their research, past residencies, and cross-cultural conversations about how the Big River or Misi-ziibi Headwaters and Delta Mississippi have been in conversation with each other for thousands of years. This exhibition is a moving contemplation about our place near the water and under the stars. For gallery hours go to

Diwali Celebration
Saturday, November 4
12 – 3 PM
Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street

Experience the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at a free family friendly community celebration. Dance performances, art activities, a fashion show, music and more!

Faraway Home: Tibetans in Minnesota, now showing at the Hennepin History Museum, highlights Tibetan culture and resettlement
experience in Minnesota. PHOTO: Keri Pickett

Faraway Home: Tibetans in Minnesota
Through Spring 2024
Hennepin History
2303 3rd Avenue S
Pay As You Can

This exhibit highlights the Tibetan refugee and resettlement experience and the Tibetan community in Minnesota today through Tibetan history, Buddhism, and art. Photographs by both local Tibetan photographer Tenzin Phuntsok Waleag, and nationally acclaimed photographer Keri Pickett are featured in the exhibit. For visitor hours and information on other exhibits go to

2023 Naked Stages
Fellows Performances
November 9 – 18
Pillsbury House + Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue
$5 – $30

The PH+T Naked Stages program provides mentorship and support to early career performance artists in Minnesota. This year’s performances by fellows Dakota Blankenship (Why Am I Here?), snem DeSellier (grief hole : round hole), and Yoni Light (A girl finding the Goddess) highlight their personal and unique talents honed over the course of the 7-month fellowship. For information about dates, times and programs, go to, or contact

Enjoy the Season with Senior Community!
Thursday, November 16
9:30-11:30 AM
Banyan Community
2529 13th Avenue S

Banyan is hosting a fall themed gathering for neighborhood seniors 55+. Enjoy creative activities, community building conversation and delicious treats, and go home with your very own pumpkin spice mix! For more information on Banyan Community, go to

Following My Spirit Home
Saturday, November 18
2 – 4 PM
Quatrefoil Library
1220 East Lake St
Free – Registration Req.
Join two spirited author and artist Sam Zimmerman / Zhaawanoogiizhik as they share their work Following My Spirit Home, which features more than 80 vibrant and colorful images accompanied by stories, mostly based on tales Zimmerman’s grandfather told him or from his own experiences in nature along the north shore of Lake Superior. The stories are presented in both English and Ojibwemowin with the goal of advancing language revitalization. Eventbrite registration via

No Coast Craft-O-Rama
December 1 – 2
Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street

Join us for another amazing shopping weekend at No Coast Craft-O-Rama! We have 60+ fantastic local artists and makers for your shopping pleasure. Come ready to shop and eat! Hours are Friday 4 pm – 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

Our Lives, Our Books:
A Short History of LGBTQ Publishing
Saturday, December 2
2 – 4 PM
Quatrefoil Library
1220 East Lake St
Free – Registration Req.

Enjoy a discussion with queer writer, editor and publisher Catherine Lundoff on the history of LGBTQ+ publishing in the US, using examples from Quatrefoil’s collection. The publishing process itself is often one that takes a back seat to the writing and the creative portion of making a book, but it is important in and of itself. The ability to publish books with our communities in mind is critical to keeping queer voices available for the future. Event includes a discussion and live Q&A. Eventbrite registration via

Advent Procession: A Service of Lessons & Carols
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Avenue South
Sunday, December 3
4 PM

Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts presents its annual Advent Procession Service with Mount Olive Cantorei and David Cherwien, Director & Organist. Mark the season with a solemn procession and a series of lessons and carols for Advent and enter this season of hope in the darkest time of the year. Candles, incense, and beautiful music all invite the listener to engage in this profound liturgical season. For further information on this event, and on the Music and Fine Arts program, please email, or go to

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