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Thursday February 22nd 2024

February ’24 Events

Keith Braveheart, Buffalo Nation: Creating Community, from the exhibit Okizi (To Heal), on view at All My Relations Art through April 13th. CREDIT: All My Relations

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers
Through March 16
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Avenue S

Dreaming Our Futures marks the launch of the University of Minnesota’s George Morrison Center for Indigenous Arts, and features work in a wide variety of painting media and esthetic approaches by 29 artists. An opening program will be held on February 3rd from 4-8pm. For more information and gallery hours, go to

Okizi (To Heal)
Through April 13
All My Relations Arts
1414 E Franklin Avenue

Okizi (To Heal), is a partner exhibition with the American Swedish Institute in response to the traveling exhibition, Arctic Highways: Unbound Indigenous People. Okizi highlights the revitalization efforts that reconnect this generation and future generations of Native peoples to our language, land, and culture as a means of healing. The exhibition includes works by Sami artist Tomas Colbengtsson and Stina Folkebrandt’s Mygration collaborative alongside work by American Indian artists Keith Braveheart, Karen Goulet, Courtney Leonard, and others. For gallery hours and additional programming, go to

Community Connect: Lunar New Year
Friday, February 2
6:30 – 8 PM
East Phillips Park
2307 17th Avenue S

Join your neighbors at East Phillips Community Center as we celebrate the year of the dragon. Crafts, activities, refreshments, and time to enjoy this season with friends. We will end the evening with our own dragon dance!

Hinterhands Puppet Theatre presents Penguin in My Pocket on February 3rd as part of the Wish Work Puppet Series. CREDIT: Hinterhands

Wish Work Puppet Series
February 3, 10, and 17
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Hinterhands Puppet Company
2742 15th Avenue S
$5 – $10

Join Hinterhands Puppet Company for three special puppet performances created especially for young audiences! Penguin in My Pocket (February 3rd) tells the story of collaboration between an artistic monkey and a penguin scientist who has crash-landed in the jungle. Wish! Wonder! Wow! (February 10th), will present a series of wish-ful, wow-ful, wonder-ful puppet shorts created by community members, and Lupita Doesn’t Want to Sleep (February 17th), performed in Spanish and English, is the tale of a feisty little girl who always finds a way to keep playing when it is time to go to sleep. $5-$10 is a suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds! More information at

Arctic Highways: Unbounded Indigenous People
February 3 – May 26
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
$6 – $13
Free: Thursdays 3 – 8 PM

This February, the American Swedish Institute will host a special traveling exhibition featuring the artwork and duodji handcrafts of 12 Indigenous artists from Sápmi and North America. Arctic Highways shares stories of Indigenous People who live on different continents yet regard themselves as kindred spirits. Each artist tells their own stories, through their own forms of expression, inviting opportunities to explore what it means to be unbounded—not just for Indigenous People, but for all of us. For hours, information, and related events, go to

Historjá – Stygn för Sápmi
Tuesday, February 6
6 – 8 PM
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue

Artist Britta Marakatt-Labba has for decades depicted the Sámi people’s mythology, relation to nature and political struggle in her art. Now she is facing one last fight: the battle for the survival of her indigenous culture against the threats of climate change. Join ASI for a special screening of this documentary film to mark Sámi National Day and to celebrate the opening of the exhibit Arctic Highways: Unbounded Indigenous People.

Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dragon!
Saturday, February 10
12 – 3 PM
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake Street

Join the Midtown Global Market and CAAM Chinese Dance Theater on February 10th to celebrate the first day of the Year of the Dragon! People born in dragon years are thought to be charismatic, intelligent, confident, and natural-born leaders. This event will feature performances, music, kids’ crafts and more!

Youth Community Connect: Valentine’s Day
Tuesday, Feb 13
4 – 6 PM
East Phillips Park
2307 17th Ave South

Youth ages 6-17, come celebrate Valentine’s Day at East Phillips! We will be snowshoeing a big heart in the park, making heart art, and playing pizza tag. Come share your love with the community!

Drop-In Snowshoeing
Monday, February 19
6 – 7:15 PM
Stewart Park
2700 12th Avenue S

Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside and enjoy the winter! A naturalist will be available to show you the basics and then you are free to explore the park on your own. Bring yourself, your neighbors, your friends, and even your kids!

Youth Movie Night: Black History Month
Tuesday, February 20
6 – 8 PM
Phillips Park Community Center
2323 11th Avenue S

Youth ages 12-17, this movie night is for you! Attendees will pick a film to watch, discuss, and reflect on for Black History Month. Just show up, no registration necessary!

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