MN Writes Reads

Go See Do: September 2019

9/3 — U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

Celebrate the U.S. Women’s National Team 2019 FIFA World Cup victory as they play against Portugal on Allianz Field. The St. Paul game is the team’s third stop on their national victory tour and will be broadcast live on ESPN 2. $125+. 7pm. Allianz Field, St. Paul. Details: tinyurl.com/y4nktd5r


9/8 — Minnesota Women’s Suffrage Day Celebration

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Minnesota’s ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, join the League of Women Voters of Minnesota at the Minnesota State Capitol for a day of special programs commemorating that legislation. Activities are for all ages and include a marching band and parade, a Minnesota suffrage history exhibit, voter registration services, and food trucks. Free. 12pm-5pm. Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul. Details: tinyurl.com/y43f5yuv


9/10 — A Conversation with Patty Wetterling

In 1989, Patty Wetterling’s son Jacob was abducted near St. Joseph, Minnesota. Since then, Patty has become an advocate and activist for missing and abducted children. Patty will speak about her experience with President-elect Linda MacLeod of the St. Cloud area branch of the American Association of University Women. $18. 5:30pm-7pm Courtyard by Marriott, St. Cloud. Details and RSVP: tinyurl.com/yxlvbz8x


9/10 – 12/7 — Queer Forms

Queer Forms encompasses multidisciplinary group exhibitions and public programs centered on the history, politics, and culture of LGBTQ+ Liberation movements. A reception on Sept. 21 features a fashion show of work by Twin Cities-based queer Hmong French American multidisciplinary artist Oskar Ly — a pioneer in Hmong American fashion. On Sept. 26, exhibition artists Michela Griffo and Alma López will give an artist talk. Free. Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Details and gallery hours: z.umn.edu/nash


9/15 — As Only Women Can: A Day of Music

Fifteen women-led acts celebrate the experiences,
perspectives, and creativity of women in America at this daylong festival taking place across three stages. Featured acts include The Annie Mack Band, The Jennifer Grimm Band, and the Lucia Sarmiento Quartet. $15 – $45. 3pm-10pm. Crooners Supper Club, Minneapolis. Details: croonersloungemn.com


9/20-21 — Ananya Dance Theatre

Ananya Dance Theatre is an innovative creator of contemporary Indian dance focused on global arts and social justice movements. Sutrajal imagines the story of a poet living in a multidimensional post-apocalyptic world. The “Sutrajal: Revelations of Gossamer” performance is part of the Women of Substance series at the O’Shaughnessy. On September 3, attend a free audience empowerment workshop with Ananya dancers who will discuss and perform elements of the show. $5-$32. 7:30 PM. The O’Shaughnessy, St. Paul. Details: tinyurl.com/yy9g6nv3; workshop — tinyurl.com/y427t2pk


9/20-22 — Women and Spirituality Conference

The 38th annual Women and Spirituality Conference comprises 44 talks and workshops dedicated to spirituality, feminism, healing, and activism. Onsite vendors and exhibitors offer art, jewelry, and therapeutic bodywork. $38; single-day registration is $28. Scholarships are available. Mayo Clinic Civic Center, Rochester. Details: tinyurl.com/y4469wjf


9/20-29 — Ten Days Free From Violence

Twin Cities Nonviolent partners with organizations around Minnesota to present a menu of events that foster storytelling, music, and wisdom centered on healing from and preventing violence. This year’s line-up of organizations includes the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project; The Minnesota Zen Meditation Center; Black Storytellers Alliance; Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, and more. Costs, times, and locations vary. Details: twincitiesnonviolent.org