"Portrait of Khadra," Pamela Gaard
THROUGH 3/7/2014 FRIDAY
Pamela Gaard portraits Minneapolis artist Pamela Gaard's new exhibition of portraits of Somali elders and friends is titled "Shalom/Nabad," for "peace" in both Hebrew and Somali. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri., Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Mpls. FFI: www.trafficzoneart.com
2/3/2014 MONDAY THROUGH 3/23/2014 SUNDAY
How to Be a Feminist Artist The exhibit "How to Be a Feminist Artist: Investigations from the Women's Art Institute" features interviews with and artwork by Carolyn Halliday, Karen Wilcox, Laurie Phillips, Sarah Kass, Nicole Drilling, Paige Tighe, Hend Al-Mansour, Camille Gage, Kat Corrigan. Curated by Elizabeth Erickson and Patricia Olson from their in-progress book. Free. Reception: 6-8 p.m., 2/8. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. FFI: 651-690-6637 or email@example.com
Honoring female athletes Accomplished student-athletes, coaches and athletic leaders will receive awards in five categories at the annual Minnesota Girls and Women in Sports Day. The event is in conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which recognizes the individuals for promoting and advancing girls' and women's sports. Free. 12-1 p.m. State Capitol Rotunda, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
St. Paul. FFI: www.ngwsd-mn.com
Women in Coaching The fourth annual Tucker Center Film Festival, celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day, will screen "Pat XO" and "Coach"- about famed women's basketball coaches Pat Summitt and Vivian Stringer, respectively. 7 p.m. $5 registration. TCF Bank Stadium, DQ Club Room, 2009 University Ave. SE., Mpls. FFI: tuckercenter.org
2/6/2014 THURSDAY AND 2/24/2014 MONDAY
Nicole Helget reads Minnesota author Nicole Helget reads from her new novel "Stillwater," set in the frontier logging town during the Civil War. Free.
7 p.m. 2/6, Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. FFI: 651-225-8989 or commongoodbooks.com
7 p.m. 2/24, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: 612-822-4611 or magersandquinn.com
2/7/2014 FRIDAY, 2/14/2014 FRIDAY
Neko Case, Amanda Shires Two acclaimed alt-country performers are the musical guests paired with comedians for episodes of American Public Media's live radio show "Wits." On 2/7, it's Neko Case, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, and 2/14 has Amanda Shires - fiddler, singer and songwriter. $35-45. 8 p.m. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. FFI: witsradio.org
2/7/2014 FRIDAY THROUGH 3/23/2014 SUNDAY
Shakespeare's Will Regional premiere of this one-woman play portrays Anne Hathaway (Cathy Fuller), Shakespeare's widow, who made tremendous sacrifices for love and life. $25-43. 7:30 p.m., Tues.-Thur.; 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun. Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave S., Mpls. FFI: 612-822-7063 or www.jungletheater.com
2/24/2014 MONDAY AND 2/26/2014 THURSDAY
Black History Month book talks St. Paul Public Library book clubs (open to new members) are observing Black History Month. Free.
2/24: "Copper Sun" by Susan Draper, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., 6:30 p.m.
2/26: "Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward, Hillcrest Recreation Center, 1974 Ford Pkwy. 7:45 p.m.
FFI: Merriam Park Library, 651-642-0385; Hillcrest Recreation Center, 651-695-3706.
See more calendar listings online at www.womenspress.com Look for the MN Women's Press at these events in February 2014: Tucker Center's Fourth Annual Film Festival, Feb. 6, 2014
Tucker Center's 2014 We Coach U: A Women Coaches Symposium, Feb. 7, 2014
Points Unknown Women's Dog Sledding Adventure, Feb. 6-9, 2014
Conversation With Books, Feb. 22, 2014
Women's Voices at Work Workshop, Business & Prof. Women, Feb. 22, 2014
Corsages & Boutonnieres, Feb. 24, 2014
Grape Divas events
League of Women Voters-South Tonka Branch events
Theatre Unbound performances
U of M Women's Center events
Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota events
Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) events