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Wednesday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. The Minnesota Orchestraperforms Bernstein, Ives, and Gershwin in a South African tour send-off concert at Orchestra Hall (1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls). The soloist in the Gershwin is Inon Barnatan. FFI:minnesotaorchestra.org
Through August 2. A shy and talented German baker travels to Israel inThe Cakemakerto find out what happened to his deceased lover and ends up working in a cafe run by his lover’s widow. The film screens at the Lagoon Cinema (1320 Lagoon Ave, Mpls). FFI: 612-823-3020
Friday, August 3, 7 p.m.There's good news & bad news. The bad news: you're dead. The good news? You can live forever! It's confusing, but the cast members ofThe Member of Some Godswill guide you through it. With music by Joshua Weinberg and playing at the Casket Arts Building (681 17th Ave NE, Mpls) throughAugust 11. FFI:minnesotafringe.org
Friday, August 3, 8:30 p.m. Revolt of the Beaversis a fun, topical adaptation of the Federal Theatre Projects' controversial 1937 "children's play" about labor exploitation, inequality, the power of collective action, and the importance of unions. This Fringe production by Kit Bix plays at Mixed Blood Theatre (1501 S 4th St, Mpls) throughAugust 11. FFI:minnesotafringe.org
Saturday, August 4, 5:30 p.m.Leaders. Lovers. Killers. Mothers. Rebels. Prophets. Women's stories from the Bible are transformed for modern voices and challenges today. Directed by Chava Curland,The Womyn's Mysteriesis told by a diverse ensemble through storytelling, song, and movement at the Minnsky Theatre (1517 Central Ave NE, Mpls) throughAugust 12. FFI:minnesotafringe.org
Saturday, August 4, 7 p.m. Rosalux Gallery (1400 Van Buren St NE #195, Mpls) hosts an opening reception forThe Small Parts: Shana Kaplowin which Kaplow presents a new series of experimental ink paintings, photographs, and found objects. The exhibition runs throughAugust 26. FFI:rosaluxgallery.com
Saturday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. The annual Summer Chorus sponsored by the Oratorio Society of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota School of Music honorsLeonard Bernstein at 100.The concert takes place at Ted Mann Concert Hall (2128 S 4th St, Mpls). FFI:https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10210785
Saturday, August 4, 8:30 pm.Weaving in original pop musical numbers and sci-fi romantic comedy,Proof!follows lonely office temp Zoe, as a bad date, too much to drink, and an alien abduction forces her to rise up and save the world. It’s playing at Augsburg University’s Foss Theater (625 22nd Ave S, Mpls) throughAugust 12. FFI:minnesotafringe.org
Saturday, August 4, 10 p.m.Improvisational storytellers Howard Lieberman and Loren Niemi riff on the day’s news inAnimal, Vegetable, Politicalat Augsburg University’s Mainstage (625 22nd Ave S, Mpls). FFI:minnesotafringe.org
Sunday, August 5, 2 p.m. Don’t miss a one-day pop-up exhibition featuring the evocative paintings ofLeon Sorkinat the Sabes JCC (4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls). Sorkin excelled at portraiture and landscapes depicting the Minneapolis North Side neighborhood of his youth and adult years. FFI:sabesjcc.org
Through August 5.ContemplateAnn Ginsburgh Hofkin's photography in her solo showGathering Lightin the Atrium Gallery at Artistry (1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington). Ginsburgh Hofkin uses black and white infrared film to capture both the visible spectrum and the infrared light. FFI:artistrymn.org
Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.The one-and-onlyKinky Friedmanis back in town at the Turf Club (1601 University Ave W, St Paul), bringing his singular musical and comedic voice to anyone who will listen. FFI:turfclub.net
Wednesday, August 8, 7 p.m.Beth Jacob Congregation (1179 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights) screensThe Women’s Balconyin which an accident during a Bar Mitzvah leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. Highly recommended. FFI:beth-jacob.org
ThroughAugust 9.If you’re looking for a bright light in dark times, seeRBG,an inspiring documentary about the life and career of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgh. Contact the Edina Cinema (3911 W 50 St) for showtimes and possible extensions of the film’s run. It’s been screening all summer. FFI: 952-920-8796
ThroughAugust 10.Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art (250 3rd Ave N, Mpls) hosts a reception forWallpaper: An Altered Book Experiment, which features twelve artists known for their creative engagements with the art of the book. FFI:trafficzoneart.com
Saturday, August 18.Alice, an infertile Jewish woman in her forties, discovers a hard lump in her abdomen. After months of tests, a doctor finally determines that she is pregnant. InWhat I Thought I Knewby Alice Eve Cohen, premiering at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul), Kim Kivens plays nearly 40 different characters. The production runs throughAugust 30. FFI:mnjewishtheatre.org
Sunday, August 19, 7 p.m.Help celebrate the installation ofHazzan Joanna Dulkinat Adath Jeshurun (10500 Hillside Ln W, Minnetonka) by attending a concert in her honor. She’ll be accompanied by musician colleagues from the Cantors Assembly. FFI:adathjeshurun.org
Tuesday, August 21, 7 p.m.MusicianBen Sidrancelebrates his 75th birthday with a concert at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club (6161 Hwy 65, Fridley). He repeats the performance onWednesday, Aug 22. If you’ve never been to Crooners, here’s your excuse. FFI: 763-760-0062
Wednesday, August 22, 7 p.m.And there’s a second opportunity to see the new animated short film"Feygel The Pigeonkeeper"(inspired by Eddie Estrin's album The Golem) at the Walker Art Center (725 Vineland Pl, Mpls). FFI:walkerart.org
ThroughAugust 23.The Jewish Artists' Laboratory is a diverse group of artists exploring the relationship between Jewish thought and creativity inCrossing the Threshold.This exhibit at the Sabes JCC (4330 S Cedar Lake Rd, Mpls) showcases a large array of media and subject matter around this expansive theme. FFI:sabesjcc.org
ThroughAugust 26.No musical is more iconic in depicting the friction between cultures in American cities thanWest Side Story,created by four Jewish super-talents: Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents. Word has it that the Guthrie’s production (818 S 2nd St., Mpls) is very strong. FFI: 612-377-2224
Monday, August 27.If you’re anywhere near St. Joseph, MN, don’t miss fiber artistLaurie Wohl’sexceptional exhibitBirds of Longing: Exile and Memoryon view at the Benedicta Art Center Gallery (37 South College Ave, St Joseph). Wohl interweaves her beautiful textiles with Christian, Jewish, and Muslim poetry from the Spanish convivencia as well as texts from the contemporary Middle Eastern world. The exhibit runs throughOctober 28. FFI: csbsju.edu/jay-phillips-center-for-interfaith-learning
Wednesday, August 29.Mossad agent Peter Malkin embarks on a covert mission to Argentina in 1960 to track down Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps, in the filmOperation Finale.Oscar Isaac and Sir Ben Kingsley star. Check the newspaper for specific times at most major theaters.
Wednesday, September 5, 3 p.m.In conjunction with her Benedicta Arts Center exhibit“Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory,”fiber artist Laurie Wohl joins musical ensembleVoices of Sepharadand guest musicians at the Gorecki Family Theater (37 South College Ave, St. Joseph) for a concert drawing on music from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions. FFI:csbsju.edu/news/welcomingthestranger
Thursday, September 13, 6 p.m.In Inhabit at St John’s University (37 South College Ave, Collegeville) artistShana Kaplowhas created a multi-media solo exhibition of thought-provoking ink paintings, wall installations, and videos. Stop by for an artist reception at the Alice R. Rogers Gallery. The exhibit runs throughSeptember 23. FFI:shanakaplow.com
2. The MN Sinfoniaprofessional chamber orchestra hosts its 2018 Minnesota Composers New Works Competition. Five new works will premiere during the 2018-19 season with winning composers receiving compensation ranging between $500 and $6,000. The Adult Composer Division deadline isSeptember 1.FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Have you ever wanted to get a new project off the ground? Do you want to start something special, but just don’t have the resources? Then the YALA Grassroots Mini-Grant is for you! Thanks to the vision, guidance and support of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Federations, there is now a way to get funds and resources into the hands of the individuals in the Twin Cities Jewish communities. These grants are being made available for young professionals and college students. FFI:email@example.com
5. Kol HaOt--a Jerusalem-based organization that combines the arts with Jewish themes, history and ideas--welcomes visual artists who are fascinated with Judaism’s rich sources to apply to its Artist in Residence program. The artist will be given a spacious working space at no cost to work on creative artwork(s) that explore the intersection of the arts, Judaism and Jewish sources. The Kol HaOt center is located in the `Chutzot HaYotzer Artists Colony’, just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls, in a quiet, yet urban atmosphere. Kol HaOt staff will provide logistic and administrative assistance and familiarity with the local artistic cultural and religious scenes. The artist will work daily in an artistically, culturally and historically rich environment and will interact with gallery visitors and the Kol HaOt team. No deadline: applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Short term residency, from 1 to 4 months. FFI:kolhaot.com
6.The American Guild of Judaic Art celebrates the rich diversity and sacred beauty of Judaic art around the world. Its goal is to establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of hiddur mitzvah by creating, collecting, and exhibiting Jewish art. The Guild hosts an artists roster of international talent and offers online educational opportunities. Among the artists whose work is featured at its website is Minnesota-based glass artist Claude Riedel. FFI:jewishart.org
7. St. Mary’s University offers a Master's in Arts and Cultural Management, offering flexible part-time or full-time options with evening and weekend courses available. Gain real-world knowledge and experience from faculty and guest speakers who work in the field. Classroom learning covers the full spectrum of responsibilities that confront those who work in the culture sector, from fund development and marketing to nonprofit legal issues. Move through the program with a cohort of fellow students and build a network of professional colleagues along the way. Courses include a long-term residency where students gain management-level experience in the Twin Cities arts community. FFI:www.smumn.edu/graduate-home/areas-of-study/graduate-school-of-business-technology/ma-in-arts-cultural-management
8.Do you know someone with a passion for the arts and Jewish culture? Someone who is eager to translate that passion into a career? If so, consider enrolling in George Washington University’s Master's in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts program, a unique degree program that brings together faculty from Museum Education and Judaic Studies to train the next generation of professionals in the growing field of Jewish arts and culture. Qualified applicants may also receive up to 85 percent tuition support with a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org 202-994-6281
9.Masa Israel Journey connects Jewish young adults to gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs. Some Masa Israel programs of note include the Rimon Music Experience, WUJS Israel Arts-Tel Aviv and Dance Jerusalem. Through these immersive experiences, lasting between five and twelve months, participants develop a deep, personal connection to Israel and Jewish life. FFI:email@example.com
10.Springboard for the Arts’ Emergency Relief Fund exists to help cover unexpected emergency expenses due to loss from fire, theft, health emergency, or other catastrophic, career-threatening events. Artists who can demonstrate an artistic history and need, may access up to $500 to meet or defray such expenses. Payment is made directly to the creditor, not to the artist. FFI: 651-379-0871
11.The St. Paul JCC hosts a weekly class of Israeli folk dancing taught by master teacher Shira Schwartz. The class is open to both novice and expert everyTuesdayevening at7 p.m.FFI: 651-255-4736
12.For those with little to no prior art experience but who wish to learn or perfect their techniques, join the Sabes JCC ongoing art class “Let’s Paint, Draw and Have Fun,” led by instructor Lou Kotlarz. The class meets everyMondayat10 a.m.FFI:firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul JCC Symphony 2015-2016 Season
One of the oldest community ensembles in the country dedicated to classical repertoire, the St. Paul JCC Symphony performs three free concerts each season. Guests are encouraged to meet the conductor in the JCC Library prior to performances. Special bonus this year: an afternoon concert especially for the young (and the young at heart).
Enjoy classical music without having to pay for parking. The St. Paul JCC Symphony season generally runs September through May with three performances: fall, winter and spring. Tickets are FREE!
Hillcrest Center Theater 1978 Ford Parkway St. Paul, MN
Our venue is the recently refurbished theater in the Highland Park Community Center. Parking is free and easy in the lot outside the theater. Street parking is also readily available. The theater is fully accessible. Contact us for information on audio-described and ASL performance dates.
Via Dolorosa Limited run: August 19 - August 27, 2017 Robert Dorfman (Lenny in We Are the Levinsons) is at center stage of this solo-performance.
Tickets $39.00, on sale Friday, August 4th
At the age of 50, playwright, screenwriter and director David Hare decided to travel to Israel to explore the 50 year old state and write about it. His conversations with politicians, artists, settlers and historians in Israel and Palestine provocatively reveals the ideas, hopes and dreams of those living amidst the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Church & State October 21 - November 12, 2017 by Jason Odell Williams Good-natured and popular Republican Senator Charlie Whitmore is up for re-election in North Carolina. Just three days before voting is to take place, he lets slip to a blogger his new and not-so-popular thoughts on God and the second amendment. As his bible-thumping wife, Sara, works to retain religion in their marriage, Alex, his New York Jewish liberal staffer, fights to keep the campaign from spinning out of control. Hailed as “gripping entertainment” (LA Times), this new comedy looks at America’s political system today.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins December 7 - 19 2017 By Shari Aronson, based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel Directed by Shelli Place
Hershel of Ostropol has been walking long and hard with growing anticipation for the Hanukkah holiday. Tired and hungry, he imagines the smell of latkes and the bright lights of the menorah. But when Hershel arrives in Helmsbergville, the village is silent. Goblins have been preventing Hanukkah in Helmsbergville for years. Can this visitor help bring Hanukkah back? Enlisted by the townspeople, Hershel agrees to spend eight nights in the old synagogue to try to defeat the goblins. Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is a fun and interactive for the whole family!
Collected Stories February 24 - March 18 2018 By Donald Margulies
“What, because I haven't lived it I can't write it?" -Lisa, Collected Stories Ruth Steiner is a respected author in the autumn of her career when she hires LIsa, a graduate student, to be her assistant. Under Ruth's mentorship, Lisa's talent is unleashed, but when Lisa writes a novel based upon her teacher's past, their friendship explodes with questions about intellectual property and the ownership of experiences. The gem of a play, by one of today's most admired playwrights, displays "tangled connections between creativity and ideology...thick with ideas like a stockpot of good stew." (Village Voice)
Natasha and the Coat April 21 - May 13, 2018 by Deborah Stein
“You can spend your whole life saying 'what if'?" -Natasha and the Coat Natasha has just begun a fashion internship in an atelier in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When she clumsily spills coffee on a vintage fur coat, she takes it to a dry cleaner where the work of Yossi, an Hasidic Jew, results in beautiful restoration. As Natasha, eager to please her unknowing boss, brings more and more items for cleaning, the very different lives of these two 2-somethings intersect, opening up possibilities for what their futures may hold. Join MJTC for the world premiere of a poignant play about independance, self-exploration, and defining your dreams.