TUESDAY, 11/1/2016
Feminist literary Britain

Shelley Dewees offers a feminist history of literary Britain, "Not Just Jane," which explores the extraordinary lives and work of seven long-forgotten female authors and asks what we miss because their creativity was allowed to fade away. 7 p.m. Book launch. Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: magersandquinn.com.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY 11/4-5/2016
Exploring the underbelly

"Underbelly" returns this fall with a movement piece by Magnolia YSY, a multidisciplinary investigation of depression by Queen Drea, and a theatrical experience exploring identity and freedom by Brianne A. Hill. The Intermedia Arts Catalyst Series is curated by Shá Cage and examines isolation, visibility, voice, identity and freedom. $12 advance, students, seniors; $15 door. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. 7:30 p.m. FFI: 800-838-3006 or www.IntermediaArts.org

FRIDAY/SATURDAY 11/4-5/2016
Threads that connect us

Threads Dance Project celebrates the threads that connect us. "Progressions" features work from its five years of exploration, such as Childless Mother, Dust-to-Dust and other re-staged and expanded performance of movement, sight and sound. $24-29. The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. 7:30 p.m. FFI: 612-206-3600 or bit.ly/progressions5


Women and money events
11/5 & 11/12/2016

Several events explore women's economic issues. A screening of documentary films explores the current status of women's work and the worsening conditions in exploited communities. Sat., Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. A conversation about "The Caring Economy: Transcending the Status Quo," about women's invisible labor as central to our understanding of the caring economy; Sat., Nov. 12, 1-4 p.m. Free. Both at InFlux Space, 405 21st Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: 612-624-7530 or z.umn.edu/14tl

11/10 & 11/15/2016
The Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women has two remaining listening sessions about women's economic issues, which have been held around the state. The unstructured discussion, used to gather information for legislators, asks: "What are the primary economic issues for women in your area?" "What are the economic success stories of women in your area?" and "What are barriers to women's economic success?" Thurs., Nov. 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Battle Creek Community Recreation Center, 75 Winthrop St. S., St. Paul. FFI: 651-296-0711 or https://.goo.gl/7FsBDb; Tues., Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. St. Joseph's Hall at the Church of the Assumption, 305 E. 77th St. #1, Richfield. FFI: goo.gl/4Echs7

OPENS 11/10/2016
Nordic arts and crafts in Duluth

Duluth Art Institute opens a Nordic-themed exhibition and series of programs, "4North," about a sense of place and Scandinavian heritage. The exhibition includes painting, textiles and sculpture and runs until February 2. Opening reception Nov. 10 (free, 5-7 p.m., Duluth Depot); Artists' talk Nov. 13 (free, 1-3 p.m., Norway Hall), and more programs. Exhibition at Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. FFI: www.duluthartinstitute.org

THURSDAY, 11/10/2016
Rural mothers and daughters

Bonnie Jo Campbell, an observer of life and trouble in rural America, reads from "Mothers, Tell Your Daughters," a collection of stories about strong but flawed women who negotiate a sexually charged atmosphere as they love, honor and betray one another against the backdrop of the men in their world. 7 p.m. Free reading. Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: www.magersandquinn.com

THURSDAY, 11/10/2016
A treaty of mutual defense

Kathleen Vellenga continues her "Strangers in Our Midst" storytelling about Wampanoag and Pilgrim young women with her newly published sequel, "In the Midst of Bounty." The St. Paul writer will present a reading at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. 7 p.m. FFI: 651-225-8989 or www.commongoodbooks.com

FRIDAY 11/11/2016
SATURDAY 11/20/2016
At age five

A five-year-old should be playing dress-up and hopscotch, not learning how to lie, distrust and count beer bottle caps. "Five" is a new performance by 20% Theatre Company that explores the intersections of gender expectations, queer identity, family fragility, and substance abuse, created by artistic director Claire Avitabile. Seating limited to 40. $5-25 sliding scale. Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul. FFI: 612-227-1188 or brownpapertickets.com/event/2594765

MONDAY 11/14/2016
Harlem on my mind

Vocalist Catherine Russell taps the golden age of Harlem. $40-45. 7 p.m. Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Ave., Mpls. FFI: 612-332-5299 or DakotaCooks.com

THROUGH 12/2/2016
The conversation of art

"Opening Night: The Conversation," an exhibition of paintings by Bonnie Heller, honors those who are curious about the art world and each other. It is about connections between those who have a physical, psychological urge to create art and those who view, question, learn and enjoy the art. Free. Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, 250 Third Ave. N., Mpls. M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FFI: trafficzoneart.com

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Look for the MWP at these November 2016 events:
• Art Therapy and Self Empowerment, Oct 11.-Dec. 13, 2016
• New Ulm Women's Expo & Craft Fair, Nov. 5, 2016
• Ladies Night/Hunter Widow's Weekend at Buffalo Rock Winery, Nov. 5, 2016
• NAMI Minnesota's State Conference, Nov. 5, 2016
• FEW: Annual Business Meeting & Facilitated Member Connecting, Nov. 9, 2016
• Ladies Night Out, Stillwater, Nov. 10, 2016
• Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Nov. 10-12, 2016
• Salute to Women Veterans Northern MN, Duluth, Nov. 12, 2016 • Girls Are Powerful: 1st Annual Mother/Daughter event: Creating a Community of Empowered Girls, Nov. 12, 2016
• Natural Healing Expo, Mankato, Nov. 12-13, 2016
• 5th Annual Women in Public Service Conference at Hamline University, Nov. 18, 2016 (sold out)
• CanCan Wonderland events
• Association of Black Women in Higher Education-MN events
• League of Women Voters-South Tonka events
• Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute film series
• NAWBO-MN events
• PACER Center Workshops and events
• Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women
• U of MN Women's Center events
• Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota events
• Women Leading in Technology events
• Women's Environmental Institute (WEI) events
• Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) events