GoSeeDo: April 2020

Editor’s Note: Many events are postponed in April because of the social distancing required to curb the spread of COVID-19. Please check websites for these activities prior to attending to get up-to-date information.


How to Support Local Performers

Among the groups hit hard by the social distancing requirements of a pandemic are musicians and actors who earn money with performances in front of audiences. Live streams are being set up to offer some entertainment options.

City Pages created a guide to options for support, including:

  • Donate through crowdfunding sites like Patreon.
  • Buy merchandise from online stores.
  • Buy album downloads from Bandcamp and other sites.  
  • Springboard has compiled resources for artists  and has expanded its emergency relief fund. Donate at springboardforthearts.org
  • The Twin Cities Community Trust’s Entertainment Industry relief fund will disperse funds to members of the local music industry. twincitiesmusiccommunitytrust.org

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4/25 — Minnesota Black Rock Coalition

Jazz punk group Black Velvet Punks, North Minneapolis hip-hop and punk rock group Blvck Madonna, post-punk rock group Hard Looks, and rapper deM atlaS present a night showcasing how Black soul and hip hop molds the roots of modern rock music. $15-$20; discounted tickets available for college students. 8pm. The Cedar Cultural Center, Mpls. Details: thecedar.org


4/26 — Feminist Authors

Artist and writer Glenda Reed hosts a reading and panel discussion with feminist authors Ann Bancroft, V.V. Ganeshananthan, Carolyn Holbrook, Ellie Krug as part the Loft Literary Center’s Boundaries & Border Crossings  series.  $5-$10.  2-4pm.  The Loft at Open Book, Mpls. Details: loft.org/events


Right to Vote Exhibit

To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the League of Women’s Voters Minnesota created a traveling exhibit to recognize the organization’s mission and history over the past century.

The 12-panel exhibit has been traveling around the state. Some of the scheduled destinations in the coming months (please check for updates):

  • May 1-30: Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids
  • May 2-June 30: History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester
  • May 3-23: Woodbury Stafford Library, Woodbury
  • May 27-June 30: Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud
  • June 2-30: Murray County Historical Museum, Slayton

Details: lwvmn.org