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Autumn openings and other options

Congratulations to the good people of North Minneapolis – after nearly two decades of political struggle, the new Webber Park Library is open!  (http://www.hclib.org/about/locations/webber-park)  Writing in the Strib, Rick Nelson honors the perseverance of neighbors and advocates – and describes the elegant new library as “a jewel!”  (http:www.startribune.com/rick-nelson/10645521/)

– October 25 – Hmong Cultural Center exhibits and tour:  (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hmong-101-exhibits-tour-and-presentation-tickets-38512809851?ref=ecal) 5:00 PM

-October 25-28 – Members of friends of the Western Literature Association are meeting in Minneapolis.  (http://www.westernlit.org/wla-conference-2017/)

-October 26 – Out of Pocket, a reading that features Juliet Patterson, Rachel Jendrzewjewski and Brianna Johnson and the poems of Otis Powell.  Sponsored by Spout Press and East Side Freedom Library.7:00 PM. at ESFL (info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org)

-October 27 – Opening Reception, AutumNE, NEMAA member art show. Solar Arts Building. 711 15th Avenue NE. (http://www.nemaa.org/autumNE)

-October 30 – Thousand Star Hotel: Poetry reading with Bao Phi.  7:00 PM, ESFL Library (info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org)

-November 2 – Chris Riemenschneider, Strib music reporter, will celebrate the launch of his book First Avenue: Minnesota’s Mainroom will be joined by Danny Sigelman and Daniel Corrigan, creators of Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis.  Talk of the Stacks.  Free and open. Minneapolis Central Library, 7:00 p.m. (https://www.supporthclib.org/chris-riemenschneider)

-November 3-5 – The 20th annual Art Attack at the Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis.  Over 300 visual artists, live music, interactive art experiences, food trucks and free parking. (http://www.northrupkingbuilding.com/artattack)

– November 6 – Minnesota Archives Symposium. (https://tcartmn.org/minnesota-archives-symposium/) Minneapolis Central Library.

– November 6 – Reclaiming lives: Pursuing justice for six innocent men.  A book talk with Joan Treppa. ESFL. 7:00 PM.  (info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org)

– November 9 – Women from the Center Writers: Poetry in action with special guest Taiyon J. Coleman, Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen and Jna Shelomith.  ESFL 7:00 PM  (info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org)

– December 4 – James Wright: A Life in Poetry is a sweeping biography by Jonathan Blunk, based on extensive research by Blunk in the James Wright Papers, held at the U of M Libraries’ Upper Midwest Literary Archives. (https://www.lib.umn.edu/mss)  Note: Reading and discussion of James Wright on Monday,7:00 PM at the Elmer L. Andersen Library. (https://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/james-wright-life-poetry/)

-December 4 –The Axe Lectures, a book release event. Readings by Brianna Johnson, Katie Ka Vang, and Shanai Matteson. Sponsored by Spout Press and Moon Palace Books.  7:00 PM, Moon Palace Books, 3023 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.  Free and open. (https://www.facebook.com/MoonPalaceBooks/)


What the world needs now – Peace, love and Art Attack

Though the words echo from another musical era, the thought has never been more timely — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cW8Alo_5uI

Now you’re in the mood — for this year’s Art Attack! The 19th annual Art Attack at the Northrup King Building is this weekend – Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6. And the theme is love and peace – precisely what the world needs now.

During the Art Attack visitors will have a chance to browse and buy from the private studios of over 250 artists at the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street, in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Art District. (http://northrupkingbuilding.com)

The mood setting will continue with the “smooth jazzy sounds” of Ben Carlson playing on his 1914 Vega Alto saxophone. You will have a chance to take part in the “One Billion Acts of Peace” campaign (https://www.billionacts.org) – Bring your own creativity and learn if your design will be part of the Peace Paper a wrapping with a peace theme. Proceeds of the sale of the Peace Paper will be donated to Peace Jam, an organization promoting the “One Billion Acts of Peace campaign. (http://www.peacejam.org)

On Saturday visitors will have a chance to paint a portion of the Peace and Love mural designed by Jane Elias of Simply Jane/Artable. The mural will be a permanent installation at the Northrup King Building. There will also be peace and love themed canvases available for the artistically inclined to paint and take home. Those who paint with words will have a chance to write their thoughts about peace and love – their thoughts will be assembled and on display in one of the building’s galleries. Or view works of art inspired by Beatles music while listening to Beatles songs on headphones.

Throughout your visit you’ll have a chance to explore and enjoy a feast of art demos including glass blowing, weaving, oil paintings, globe ice lanterns and more.

Hours are Friday 5:00-10:00 p.m., Saturday, Noon–8:00 PM and Sunday, Noon-5:00 PM.

This beautiful day of peace and love, music and visual art is shared without charge to all who seek refuge from a turbulent world.