Ujima: Black Artist Talk & Pop-Up Market
Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Ujima: Black Artist Talk & Pop-Up Market

CANDO & Obsidian Arts are proud to announce a collaboration! We invite you to come to Ujima: Black Artist Talk & Night Market on December 19 from 5:30 to 8pm at the Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. This will be a live-broadcasted talk with artist Monroe O'Bryant followed by a local black artist market, just in time for the holidays! This educational, interactive, family-friendly event will provide a break from the busy holiday schedule while allowing a special opportunity to support black artists and get last minute shopping done!

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Cookie BUffet!
Dec
22
12:00 PM12:00

Cookie BUffet!

cookies, Cookies, COOKIES! All the cookies, bars, candies and sweet treats you could want will be available for purchased by the pound, buffet style! All money raised will be donated to area trans youth programs.

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A Winter Haunting: Ghost Stories at The Bookstore!
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

A Winter Haunting: Ghost Stories at The Bookstore!

before there were jingle bells, before frosty, before rudolph, there were terrifying christmas specters that haunted in the dead of winter. it's a tradition dating back hundreds of years to tell their stories around the solstice, the longest night of the year, to honor that time when the living and the dead sit close together in the darkness. 

bring food or drink to share, a pillow or blanket to sit on*, a flashlight, and bring a story! a good ghostly story to tell around a darkened circle of boneshakers. or bring yourself and that will be plenty!

*there will be chairs for accessibility and comfort

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Queer art and love - TQH February
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Queer art and love - TQH February

Featuring local artists in multiple mediums. Artists are to be determined. Spend time creating your own art after being inspired by featured artists.

How has art shaped who you are, how you see yourself as a LBGTQ+ person, what you know of LGBTQ+ history? How has art been used as cultural holders, creators and for activism? 

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Adorn Your Self: Jewelry Making
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Adorn Your Self: Jewelry Making

Cultures all over the world have powerful traditions of adorning their bodies with jewelry to express themselves, tell stories, and claim their identities. Each person will be able to make an item of jewelry that feels powerful and meaningful to them.

Are you a 13-26 year old queer and/or trans youth wanting a space to express your identities, feelings, and self-care through art? Come to our FREE art workshops lead by RECLAIM's art therapist Quinn!

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Free Groceries from Sisters Camelot
Dec
13
12:30 PM12:30

Free Groceries from Sisters Camelot

Sisters Camelot will be at Family Tree, providing free groceries and produce to the community. There is no need to qualify or prove anything, just come get some food!* Please bring a bag to carry your groceries. Due to chilly weather we will be indoors. 

*While supplies last. Supplies are limited.

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TransFabulous Workshops
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

TransFabulous Workshops

TransFabulous is a series of monthly art workshops at Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central led by artists who identify as transgender (trans) or gender non-conforming (GNC). The series is funded in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. It occurs the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Library Commons, 1st floor Minneapolis Central Library.

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Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group

Come to Family Tree’s free Gender Support Group. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday beginning October 8th. Light snacks will be provided including GF and vegan options.

The group is open to all Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming and other people questioning their gender. This is a peer to peer support group - all facilitators identify as something other than cisgender. 

Interpreters will be provided when requested.

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Healing Queer Bodies December Storytelling
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Healing Queer Bodies December Storytelling

Join Telling Queer History at the Hennepin County Central Library (downtown MPLS) for storytelling across generations and LGBTQ identities. 

Theme: Healing Queer Bodies 
Systems of oppression and trauma live in our bodies. How have we and do we heal our bodies/hearts/spirits as queer people and communities?

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Video Variant Episode 4!! (FREE)
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Video Variant Episode 4!! (FREE)

Video Variant is screening a selection of incredible local filmmakers from the LGBTQIA+ community! Join us at the Quatrefoil Library for a cozy evening of movie watching, discussion with the filmmakers, and connection to your local community. This event is FREE. The Quatrefoil Library has a ramp, and gender neutral bathrooms.

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Relaxation: Make A Galaxy Jar and a Plushie
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Relaxation: Make A Galaxy Jar and a Plushie

We all could use some relaxation in challenging times. Join us to make your own galaxy jar and soft fabric plushie to take home with you.

Are you a 13-26 year old queer and/or trans youth wanting a space to express your identities, feelings, and self-care through art? Come to our FREE art workshops lead by RECLAIM's art therapist Quinn!

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Embody Your Truth: T-shirt Decorating
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Embody Your Truth: T-shirt Decorating

Starting with a simple cotton t-shirt, learn techniques for modifying and decorating it into your specific style. Puff paints and bedazzling supplies will be provided!

Are you a 13-26 year old queer and/or trans youth wanting a space to express your identities, feelings, and self-care through art? Come to our FREE art workshops lead by RECLAIM's art therapist Quinn!

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Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group

Come to Family Tree’s free Gender Support Group. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday beginning October 8th. Light snacks will be provided including GF and vegan options.

The group is open to all Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming and other people questioning their gender. This is a peer to peer support group - all facilitators identify as something other than cisgender. 

Interpreters will be provided when requested.

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Thanksgiving with J. Selby's
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Thanksgiving with J. Selby's

We are hosting a Thanksgiving event where you can come grab a warm and delicious meal for free. This will include: mashed potatoes, stuffing, rice pilaf with seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce and a roll. Drinks available for purchase. Our menu will not be available to order from.

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MTHC Trans Support Group
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

MTHC Trans Support Group

WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30pm All Trans Support Group at our new location, Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave S in Mpls. All trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning folks are welcome no matter where you are in your transition. Hope to see folks there to explore our new site! For more info check out the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition FB page

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Vector 9 XIV - Izell Pyramid takes the stage
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Vector 9 XIV - Izell Pyramid takes the stage

All Ages! Comedy+ open mic sign up at 8pm
Doors @ 8:00 pm, Showcase @ 8:30pm, $5-15 sliding scale
A COMEDY+ OPEN MIC for people of color, queer, womyn, transgender, and non-binary folk. Six, 5 minute slots in a chill and supportive space. With feedback if you come ask us. Sign up at 8pm, if you perform in the open mic, you get to see the show for free! Open mic at 8:30pm.

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Trans History: Honor Trans Role Models
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Trans History: Honor Trans Role Models

Make an altar or image to honor your favorite trans role model(s), while learning about the legacies of those who have gone before and how they've paved the way for trans youth.

Are you a 13-26 year old queer and/or trans youth wanting a space to express your identities, feelings, and self-care through art? Come to our FREE art workshops lead by RECLAIM's art therapist Quinn!

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TransFabulous Workshops
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

TransFabulous Workshops

TransFabulous is a series of monthly art workshops at Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central led by artists who identify as transgender (trans) or gender non-conforming (GNC). The series is funded in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. It occurs the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Library Commons, 1st floor Minneapolis Central Library.

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MTHC Trans Support Group
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

MTHC Trans Support Group

WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30pm All Trans Support Group at our new location, Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave S in Mpls. All trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning folks are welcome no matter where you are in your transition. Hope to see folks there to explore our new site! For more info check out the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition FB page

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Q-Quest High School Day
Nov
14
8:30 AM08:30

Q-Quest High School Day

  • Crosswinds Arts and Science Middle School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be our 14th Annual Q-Quest Youth Festival and Conference. Q-Quest is a day-long event for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, and Allied youth. There are workshops, food, entertainment, conversation, and art with several hundred other LGBTQA youth from across the Metro and Greater MN area.

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Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Family Tree Clinic's Gender Support Group

Come to Family Tree’s free Gender Support Group. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Monday beginning October 8th. Light snacks will be provided including GF and vegan options.

The group is open to all Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming and other people questioning their gender. This is a peer to peer support group - all facilitators identify as something other than cisgender. 

Interpreters will be provided when requested.

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The Spectrum of Blackness
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Spectrum of Blackness

The Spectrum of Blackness is a New Play Series featuring new work from Minneapolis playwrights Eshay Brantley and Ricardo Beaird. 

This is Ambiance Theatre Company's first public event. Ambiance Theatre Company is a new collective of passionate voices dedicated to nurturing unchained imaginations. Here we dive into folklore, science fiction, memoir, history, and community narrative in order to support a haven of creative minds often left on the margins of the theatre world. 

Ambiance Theatre Company's founder, Atlese 'LeLe' Robinson is a writer from Saint Paul, MN by way of Chicago, IL. Raised in a household that emphasized literature, LeLe can write anything her inspiration and imagination leads her to. Her current genres of specialty include poetry and playwriting. Her current writing goals include writing her first sci-fi film and expanding her portfolio as an arts journalist. In summation, LeLe writes because it's who she is and it allows her to inspire others. 

MEET THE CAST: 

DESTINY ANDERSON (Yoni Light) is a 20 year old community activist and artist from St.Paul, MN. She attended SPCPA, Perpich Center for Arts Education and High School for Recording Arts. She was given a full ride scholarship to The TU Dance Center in St.Paul where she trained for 3 years. Destiny co-founded a Crew/Collective called New Black City their mission is to change the world one booty cheek at a time. Destiny has worked for Minneapolis Public Schools for over 4 years working on student voice and also teaching in after school programing. She is also a co-founder of The New Society an online multi-media platform that highlights the extraordinary P.O.C, Femme, & Queer revolutionaries of our lives. 

TALIEF TICKER is a Twin Cities based performing artist. He specializes in West African Based Movement and Hip Hop. He's been dancing since age four, gaining formal training in (West African Based Movement, Contemporary, and afro diasporic movement) at TU Dance and Penumbra Theatre Company's Summer Institute. His mission for performance is to bring diversity in theatre, dance, and screen for Black Youth

RICHARD 'DOC' WOODS has been in numerous stage plays in the Twin Cities over the years. Cocaine (Cold Lake Productions, 2017), Redemption (Nimbus, 2016), Langston Hughes from the original stage play Warm Dark Dusk (2016, 2018 Urban Spectrum Theater), Officer Jack Stone from Miles Between Us (2015, II Films) and Jabari in the stage play Man in Her Dreams (Freshwater Theatre, 2014). Doc has also appeared in a few web series, short films and a few tv commercials around the Twin Cities. Doc would like to thank God and his family and friends for their continued support.

SENNAMI GOZIEM is a creative producer that engages social outreach through media and community organizing. She started her career as a creative organizer in event planning and brand marketing. She later grew into event production and project management in various art industries, such as film and theatre. Outside of the creative scope, Goziem is a business professional. Goziem graduated with her Masters of International Business from Georgia State University and since then she consults and provides organizational and creative services to individuals and businesses. As a producer Goziem explores the arts through the lens and scope of a learner. 

NATANIAH WHITMORE is an artist that has been loving this work since I was 10 years old. I create copyright drawing and a few of my own creations. I like to sing, dance, act and photograph. My dream is open up my own photography studio one day and contempt passion til my last days. 
Sc: @raphiababe
Insta: @_photosbyraphia

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS: 

RICARDO BEAIRD is an actor, teaching artist, playwright, director and local cheese curd expert from Nashville, TN. You might have caught him in Peter and the Starcatcher with Theatre Latte Da, Conference of the Birds with Pangea World Theatre, Clybourne Park with Yellow Tree Theatre, or more recently in Dot and Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery with Park Square Theatre. If you didn’t, HAKUNA MATATA (it means no worries)! Ricardo is an Actor-Educator at The Science Museum of Minnesota. Immediate thanks goes to Connor Lane, Ricardo’s family back in TN, and Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter for their support and love.

ESHAY BRANTLEY is a Minneapolis Artist, Born in Chicago.
Eshay has participated in poetry 'slams' with TruArtSpeaks, done voice-overs for TPT, was cast as the lead mover for the music sensation Heiruspecs in their music video "On the Ground" making the City Pages Top Ten list.
She directed For Colored Girls with an all black cast. Presented an original play she both wrote and directed at Patrick's Cabaret in 2014.
She also starred in a documentary, called ‘’Believe in Black Youth;” a look into the lives of four black high school students and their personal thoughts on the education system. Eshay was also a production assistant and lobby specialist for U/G/L/Y at the Guthrie Theater (Fall of 2015). The show was written and performed by Sha Cage, whom she first worked with after being cast in The Blacker the Berry directed by Cage at Intermedia Arts.
In the year of 2016 , Eshay was one of three artist to create a performance at Augsburg Theatre. Directing What do they call me? written by Tamera Larkins, debuting their theatre company Brown Eye. In the same night was the lead actress for Blu Bone written and directed by Namir Fearce.
Launching her into the City of Chicago. She worked with the Rebirth slam team as an intern. Coaching performance during their time in the 2017 Louder than a Bomb slam series. Recited poetry for the Logan Center for Arts at the University of Chicago and has taught spoken word for the Universities Summer Arts Program (2017 and 2018).

Now a Program Instructor for Youth Guidance. She believes in empowering youth and gifting the world with art and healing.

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Mental Health First Aid: Portable Coping Skills
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Mental Health First Aid: Portable Coping Skills

When you go on a journey, there are certain things to carry with you to keep you safe and protected. Today we will create small boxes that contain coping tools for when life gets you down.

Are you a 13-26 year old queer and/or trans youth wanting a space to express your identities, feelings, and self-care through art? Come to our FREE art workshops lead by RECLAIM's art therapist Quinn!

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MTHC Trans Support Group
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

MTHC Trans Support Group

WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30pm All Trans Support Group at our new location, Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave S in Mpls. All trans, gender non-conforming, and questioning folks are welcome no matter where you are in your transition. Hope to see folks there to explore our new site! For more info check out the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition FB page

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Why Even VOTE?
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Why Even VOTE?

Election day is right around the corner, and like many people you might be wondering who should I vote for, or maybe even why should I vote? Come to PF on Nov. 1st and A.M.P. (Art Music Politics) will help you find all the reasons you'll need to get to the voter booth on Nov. 6th!

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WeWontBeErased Mpls-St.Paul
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

WeWontBeErased Mpls-St.Paul

Trans folks & allies, does anyone else just want to stand out in public with each other, in a never ending line and be seen? Not a protest, per se but a Trans visibility event. We could hold signs simply saying something like:
"I'm trans and I exist" 
Allies can hold signs saying something like:
"Someone I love is trans and they/she/he/ze exist"

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YouthMOVE Kickoff feat. Finding Novyon, Kokou Kah, Breeze Monet, Hosted by Terrence Shambley Jr.
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

YouthMOVE Kickoff feat. Finding Novyon, Kokou Kah, Breeze Monet, Hosted by Terrence Shambley Jr.

FREE CONCERT AND RESOURCE FAIR. Youth and families are invited to join us to kick off YouthMOVE Minnesota, a youth advocacy and support group for teens focused on ending the stigma around mental health problems. Come listen to music and hear artists share their stories, eat some snacks, get info about other local resources, and learn more about being a part of YouthMOVE. All are welcome.

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