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GoSeeDo: October 2019

10/5 — Fermentation Workshop: Sauerkraut and More 

As the harvest season comes to an end, learn about the fermentation process and practice preserving summer produce such as cucumbers and cabbage with Master Gardener Dianne Patras. $35. 9am-12:30pm. Women’s Environmental Institute, Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, North Branch. Details: w-e-i.org


10/5-6 — All-Women Hackathon

Hack the Gap invites women and nonbinary coders to a two-day hackathon. The event will foster innovation in tech while providing relief from the pressure of the inherent bias and sexism prevalent within the industry. $25; scholarships available. 7:30am-4pm. Techstars Farm to Fork, St. Paul. Details: hackthegap.com


10/6 – Women of Nations Fun Walk/Run5K

Raise funds for Women of Nations’ Eagle’s Nest emergency shelter, which services women and children who have suffered trauma from domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking. The run will follow trails along Lake Phalen and all ages are welcome. $20. 8am. The Amphitheater at Lake Phalen, St. Paul. Details: tinyurl.com/yyahtvev


Through 10/11 — Possibilities

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Artwork by Elizabeth Garvey (courtesy photo)

The objects presented in this exhibit are unfinished and  meant  to serve as inspiration for future artistic endeavors. Visitors are invited to imagine how a scribbled note, a photograph, a painted rock, and others may alchemize into complete works. Free. Wed.-Fri. 11am-2pm. Alt Space, Mpls. Details: 612-240-2317


10/16 and 10/17 — HIJACK Dance

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Itch Princess/ Katelyn Farstad peforms with HIJACK (photo by Jonia Whitney)

HIJACK dance, Cowles Center, and The Cedar Cultural Center co- present new work from Mexican choreographer Galia Eibenschutz, featuring Minneapolis dancers. Eibenschutz integrates visual art and utilizes swaths of floor and wall to perform this experimental work. $15. 7pm. The Cedar Cultural Center, Mpls. Details: thecedar.org


Through 10/19 — Women’s Art Institute Anniversary

Sixty artists display work in a variety of mediums to grapple with the question: What is forbidden? The exhibit explores what it means to be a working female artist who must navigate the contemporary art world. Free. Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul. Details: gallery.stkate.edu


Through 10/20 — Gloria: A Life

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Photo by Warren K. Leffler

The History Theatre stages a theatrical adaptation of Gloria Steinem’s life as a feminist. Written by Tony Award-winning playwright Emily Mann and directed  by Risa Brainin. $20-$48. History Theatre, St. Paul. Details: historytheatre.com


10/25 — I Am Woman Hear Me Roar

Lori Dokken, longtime Twin Cities pianist, vocalist, and arranger, presents an evening celebrating women singers and songwriters such as Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Annie Lennox, and more. $25. 7pm. Dakota Jazz Club, Mpls. Details: dakotacooks.com


10/26 & 11/3 — A Novel in Fragments

Sheila O’Connor blends fact and fiction in the story of V, a 15-year-old singer in 1930s Minneapolis. Her book, “Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions,” is a hybrid based on the author’s family history, photographs, social commentary on juvenile incarceration, feminism, adoption, and generational trauma. 7pm, Oct. 26, Moon Palace Books, Mpls.; 2pm, Nov 3, Next Chapter Booksellers, St. Paul.


Through 11/3 — Reclaiming Our Grandmothers

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“Grandmothers” by Zamara Cuyún; acrylic (courtesy photo)

Artistry Theater and Visual Arts presents the work of local artist Zamara Cuyún, who combats violence born from stereotypes with vibrant and dreamlike paintings of Indigenous women. Free. Center for the Arts, Bloomington. Details: artistrymn.org


Through 12/15 — Strong Women, Full of Love

"Tradeswomen: Get Serious!" 1976 pigment inkjet print. Photo by Meadow Muska
“Tradeswomen: Get Serious!” 1976 pigment inkjet print. Photo by Meadow Muska

In the 1970s and 1980s, Carolyn “Meadow” Muska photographed the everyday lives of American lesbians during a time of extreme prejudice against members of the LGBTQ+ community. This Mia exhibit is the first to show Muska’s work, and includes 30 of her black- and-white photographs, along with historic feminist publications. Free. Minneapolis Institute of Art. Details: new.artsmia.org


Look for the Women’s Press magazine here:

Thanks to Brian Simonson (Stroke to Success) for sharing the Minnesota Women’s Press at the “I AM Conference & Boutique” on Sept 28