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GoSeeDo: December 2019

12/14 — Women’s Art Festival

Artwork by Jaana Mattson, needle felted wool landscape

Founded in the early 1990s, the Women’s Art Festival offers a welcoming, non-juried atmosphere for over 130 exhibitors of all experience levels. Free. 9:30am – 4:30pm. Colin Powell Center, Mpls. Details: womensartfestival.com


12/15 — Kolyada: Winter Songs From the Black Sea

Mila Vocal Ensemble will be singing as part of Kolyada.

Kolyada, a supergroup of local Eastern European folk music ensembles and artists, will join voice and traditional instruments to perform sacred and secular songs in honor of the winter season. $20-25. 7pm. The Cedar Cultural Center, Mpls. Details: thecedar.org


12/21 — “Bring the Sing” on the Solstice

The Current and Classical MPR are teaming up to celebrate the longest night of the year with an outdoor community singalong. All ages and singing abilities are welcome. Free. 4-8pm. The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park, Mpls. Details: classicalmpr.org/sing


Through 12/22 — Black Nativity

Jennifer Whitlock returns in Black Nativity

A time-tested celebration of joy, community, and spirit, Penumbra Theatre’s holiday production features the Kingdom of Life Church Choir and choreography by Alanna Morris- Van Tassel under the direction of Penumbra  founder Lou Bellamy and musical direction by Sanford Moore. ASL  performance  on 12/21. $15-40. Penumbra  Theatre, St.  Paul. Details: penumbratheatre.org


Through 1/5 —Elemental  Entanglement

“Warrior Trout” by Kim Shuck, glass seed beads on brain-tanned hide

Artists Kim Shuck and Elizabeth Jolly exhibit multimedia  work  that hone in on the essential and archetypal components of nature. The show seeks to characterize nature as viewed from multiple perspectives into a single harmonized voice. Free. North Gallery at Landmark Center, St. Paul. Details: landmarkcenter.org


Through 7/5 — Hennepin History Museum Suffragist Exhibit

Voting Machine, c.1909. Gift of Albert G. Bastis, Hennepin History Museum Collections

An exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which extended the right to vote to white women. Items on view include  a Minnesota voting machine from 1899. “Suffrage Saturdays” take place on the third Saturday of each month and feature presentations and activities related  to  the  suffrage   movement. In 2020, the museum will host “Centennial Conversations,” to explore life for women in Hennepin County 100 years after winning the right to vote. $8. Hennepin History Museum, Mpls. Details: hennepinhistory.org