February 22nd Phillips West Winter Social Invite!

Phillips West Community Members & Supporters,

Please join us Thursday February 22nd from 5 to 8 p.m. for the Annual Phillips West Winter Social Celebration. Please note the event was originally scheduled for Thursday January 25th but due to the record bitter cold temperatures we have rescheduled the event to February 22nd.

The Winter Social will be held at the Lutheran Social Service Center for Changing Lives Building at 2400 Park Avenue on the 1st floor. There is free parking adjacent to the Building (Oakland Avenue & 24th Street).

The event is free for everyone who lives, works & plays in the neighborhood to attend!

If you would like to have a free informational resource table at event you can reply to this email or call Crystal at 612-879-5383.


Crystal Windschitl, Executive Director
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
Fax: (612) 879-5217

Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
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Constance In the Darkness: A Musical in Miniature — a new, spectacularly ep ic “miniature” production!

January 2018
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Happy New Year! We hope you had a joyous holiday season. We’re back in the theatre, planning the next big production. Join us in February for Constance In the Darkness: A Musical in Miniature—a new, spectacularly epic “miniature” production created by Michael Sommers and long-time Open Eye collaborator Joe Evans.

A marvelous and magical world premiere!


Open Eye Presents
Constance In the Darkness: A Musical in Miniature

February 22 – March 11

Conceived and created by Michael Sommers
Book and music by Joe Evans
Directed by Annie Enneking
Performed by Emily Zimmer and Maren Ward

e1b5d15b-9c76-4160-829b-4838cd2a7b80.jpegThis all-ages adventure short-circuits the trappings of Disney ‘Princess’ culture and plumbs the mysteries of the constellations in a funny, fanciful, and poignant hero’s journey about a mother who has gone missing and an astronomer-daughter determined to find her.

Aided by her trusted sidekicks Bobo the Bear and Lamby-Lamb, Constance must first confront the evil Queen Harmonica and her dreaded army of saxophones!

Filled with ingenious puppetry, lavishly orchestrated songs, and madcap performances featuring Open Eye regulars Emily Zimmer and Maren Ward, Constance celebrates a new kind of princess who navigates a complicated past and uncertain future as she trains her telescope out to the stars as well as into the human heart.

Photos by Evan Frost.

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The Love Show soon will be making another run


The O’Shaughnessy Presents
The Love Show

February 14

All aboard for a new episode of The Love Show! Did you miss Kevin Kling last summer at Open Eye? See his annual Love Show at The O’Shaughnessy! Join all of these great artists who’ve performed at Open Eye as they set off on another voyage over the high seas of love. Kevin Kling, Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Simone Perrin, Claudia Schmidt and Dane Stauffer are your trusted crew this Valentine’s Day!

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Recognition for The Red Shoes!


The end of the year brings many lists of favorite theatre performances and we’re honored to have been included in many of them for last year’s production of The Red Shoes! Kimberly Richardson was recognized as Performer of the Year by Lavender Magazine, The Red Shoes was on the Star Tribune‘s top 10 list for best Twin Cities plays of the year, Cherry and Spoon listed The Red Shoes as one of the year’s best plays, and Joel Sass and Sean Healey were just nominated for favorite scenic design and favorite sound design respectively for The Red Shoes by the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers Awards! Stay tuned for more of The Red Shoes this fall!

35W Construction

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We recommend using a map app and following detour routes when traveling to our theatre.

Please allow for extra time to get to Open Eye.

Visit the Department of Transportation website for updates about street closures.

Support our 18th season!

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Midtown Weekly Crime Report, Map and Community Announcements, Week Ending January 8, 2018

Hello again after 2 weeks away! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 1-8-18. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Portions of the Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, Central, Powderhorn Park and Corcoran neighborhoods are included in Midtown.) The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

I’ve also attached a Midtown crime map for January 2-8.

There were 13 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week.

There were 2 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week- a rape and a robbery. This is a low total for violent crimes over a 7 day period.

MPD officers arrested a total of 19 suspects in Midtown. 11 were booked into jail and 8 were cited and released.

Officers arrested 7 people for felony crimes this week, not counting those arrested for felony warrants.

The 3rd Precinct maintained 2 Focused Enforcement Areas within Midtown this week.

I haven’t had much time to work on the weekly report this time so there is only 1 announcement included: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is offering 3 different celebrations of the life of Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr on Monday, January 15.

Please let me know if you have an announcement you’d like me to include in an upcoming report.

I always appreciate your comments on these weekly reports. Please let me know what you would like to see added or removed. I want the reports to be as useful as possible.

Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 1-2 to 1-8-18

By CPS John R. Baumann, Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct

Midtown Community Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave S, 612-825-6138

Midtown is the area between Highway 35W and Hiawatha Ave, from 28th St E to 32nd St E


· There were 13Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, up from 11 from the week ending 12-18-17.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (1), robbery (0), aggravated assault (1), burglary (4), auto theft (3), arson (0) and larceny/theft (4). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all the other crimes excluding larcenies.

· There were 2violent crimes reported-1 rape and 1 aggravated assault. This is the same for the week ending 12-18-17.

· There were no homicides, robberies, or arsons reported during this week.

· There were 0 business robberies and 0 business burglaries reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested a total of 19 suspects in Midtown. 11 were taken into custody and 8received citations and were released.

· Officers arrested 7 people for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow. (This does not include offenders arrested for felony warrants.)

Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)

Rape (1)

1-3, 4:30 to 5:15 pm Lake St E & Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)The listed Victim was raped by Suspect at the above address in a portable potty. Victim was transported by Emergency Medical Service to Hennepin County Medical Center. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Aggravated Assault (1)

1-7, 8:33 to 8:39 pm 29xx Bloomington Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to the above address for an Order for Protection Violation; later changed to a Domestic Assault 5. Suspect was suspected of being under the influence of narcotics and alcohol. Suspect was uncooperative and resisted officers. Suspect assaulted Victim; Victim completed the domestic violence supplement. Victim was provided a blue (victim resources) card. Suspect was initially placed under arrest and assisted into the squad for Domestic Assault; mobile video recorder was activated. Suspect spit on and at officers several times, Suspect had burn marks and sores in her mouth. Suspect was ultimately transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by Emergency Medical Service. Domestic hotline was contacted and advised. The enhancement list was checked; zero results. Charges pending formal complaint. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Burglary (4)

1-6, 1:00 to 7:40 pm 28xx Portland Ave S (Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was apparently made through a ground level window that can’t be locked. Loss was checks and 2 rings. No suspect information.]

1-8, 2:35 to 2:55 pm 31xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was made through an unlocked back door. Loss included X-box, cash and a knife. No suspect information.]

1-8, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm 31xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Method of entry unknown. Loss included a computer and a wallet. No suspect information. Same address as above case.]

1-8, 9:00 to 10:00 pm 30xx Chicago Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was made by forcing garage service door. Loss included tires. No suspect information.]

Auto Theft (3)

1-3, 10:00 to 10:35 pm 29xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim left the car running to warm up with doors unlocked. No suspect information.]

1-5, 9:00 pm 17xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim left the car running to warm up with doors unlocked. No suspect information.]

12-16, 10:20 to 10:25 am 29xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim left the car running to use restroom. It is possible a passenger took the vehicle.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown (19)

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (Unless Noted)(7 Felony, 11 Total)

1-3, 11:04 pm2xx Lake St E Devon J Lussier: Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony); Shaunte Rose Kangas: Stolen Property Offense (Felony).

1-3, 1:07 pm 21xx Lake St E Samoeun Moeuth: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

1-3, 4:00 pm 17xx Lake St E Ja’quann De’von Williams: Other Vehicle Theft (Felony).

1-4, 12:00 pm30 xx & 22nd Ave S Victor Joseph Nelson and Karena Lynn Rathman: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

1-5, 3:09 am 31st St E & Bloomington Ave S Sonae Larshell Harris: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

1-6, 3:30 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S Nicole Shannon Columbus: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

1-7, 2:32 am Lake St E & Park Ave S Abdikarin Bashir Mahamed: 1 Felony Warrant.

1-7, 8:45 pm 2xx Lake St E Yair De Jesus Simon Rodriguez: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

1-7, 11:15 pm 31st St E & Bloomington Ave S Walter Ramon Urgiles: 2 Misdemeanor Warrants (Driving After Revocation, Disorderly Conduct).

Arrestees Issued Citations and Released (8)

1-2, 8:35 pm 28xx 14th Ave S Jessica Ivon Huerta Morales: No Valid Driver’s License.

1-4, 9:15 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S Victorino Campano Ibarra: No Valid Driver’s License.

1-4, 10:00 pm Lake St E & Cedar Ave S Ugaso M Abdi: Driving After Revocation, Violation Child Restraint, Traffic Law Enforcement .

1-6, 4:49 pmLake St E & 17th Ave S Juan Flores Hurtado:No Valid Driver’s License.

1-6, 6:03 pm31xx Cedar Ave S Luis Alberto Mena:Driving After Revocation.

1-7, 8:45 am28th St E & Bloomington Ave S Rosendo Ponce Uriza:No Valid Driver’s License, No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

1-8, 1:00 pm10xx Lake St E Janay Antoinette K Fletcher:No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

1-8, 3:15 pm8xx Lake St E & 3rd Ave S Abdigani Hassan:Shoplifting.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 2 focused enforcement areas for violent crime this week:

Lake Street #1 (29th St E to 31st St E, I-35W to Portland Ave S)

Proactive enforcement results: 13 stops, 13 directed patrols, 1 arrest.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.

Lake Street #2 (29th St E to 31st St E, 12th Ave S to 17th Ave S

Proactive enforcement results: 39 stops, 25 directed patrols, 7 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 1 aggravated assault.

Strategies (both areas) used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

• Day Beat and Evening Beat: Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.) Business checks at Taco Bell and McDonalds.

• Midwatch: Suspicious person and suspicious vehicle stops around outer edges of focus zones.

• Dogwatch: Directed patrol, foot beats, suspicious person stops, suspicious vehicle stops and traffic law enforcement focused on bus stops in Focus Zone #2.

• Foot beats at Taco Bell & McDonalds parking lots

• CRT conducting routine targeted details in the 17th & Lake area.

• Additional directed patrol around the Park & Lake area.

Investigative Tactics

• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.

• Evening beat details with Probation.

Update on Suspects Charged with Crimes in Midtown

Abdulkadir Farah-Hassan 28th St E & 17th Ave S: Charged with Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle, Auto Theft and Stolen Property Offense in a crime that occurred on 1-1-18.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Celebrates Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) at one of three Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations on Monday, January 15.

Powderhorn Recreation Center

11 am to 2 pm Celebrate the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances and lunch. Doors open at 11 am. Be sure to join us for this free, family friendly event. Volunteers are welcome!

Central Gym

3 to 4 pmCome and celebrate the life and movement of Dr. King. This event will be open to the public with recitals, choirs, music, dance, a guest speaker, and an old fashion soul food dinner.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center

6:30 to 7:30 pm

The annual celebration will be emceed by Chad Jackson, Senior Account Executive with the Minnesota Twins. Toki Wright, MC/Producer/Writer/Radio Host; Two Time Emmy and Clio Award Winner, will be the keynote speaker. Performances that evening will feature, STA FRUiT, award winning singer/songwriter.

Performances and guest speakers also include: Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Youth.

The MPRB will present its “Living the Dream” award, which honors an individual, business, or community group who has demonstrated dedication and distinguished service to the MPRB and the lives of Minneapolis residents. This year’s recipient is the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Legacy Council.

The celebration will also mark the conclusion of the ninth annual “Feeding the Dream” Food Drive. Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at their local MPRB Recreation Center through January 15.

The community service project was initiated in the fall of 2009 and since then more than 11,000 pounds of donations have been collected. This year, all donations will go to the Aliveness Project and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is free and open to the public

Refreshments will be available following the program

Attendees to all events are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. For more information, please visit www.minneapolisparks.org or call 612-230-6400.

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MnDOT I-35W@94 Minneapolis project update


This is an update about the I-35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown project. The web page is here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

MnDOT is going to do some work to provide an additional lane into downtown as the Super Bowl approaches while work continues on I-35W and the Franklin Avenue bridge. It will need some closures this week to get that work done.

The following closures are needed:

*I-35W north from 26th into downtown will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday and again from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

*The ramp from I-35W north to I-94 west will be closed during that same time period.

Detours will be posted.

Vehicles going north will have to stay on I-35W instead of taking the access road into downtown or exiting to I-94 west.

When the road reopens, the MnPASS shoulder on I-35W into downtown will be available again.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

You’re invited to a relocation Q  & A on Jan. 9!



Good Grocer, 122 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN, 55408

Dear Patty,

You’re invited to an informational meeting at Good Grocer on January 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m!

We want to know what questions haven’t been answered yet about Good Grocer closing while the Nicollet store is being built, so please join us for an informal dialogue.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Phillips Wellness 50+ January Schedule

Exciting line up of topics and opportunities to connect

Join us on Tuesday night
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Join Phillips Wellness 50+
to learn, connect,
build our community

Tuesdays – 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Ebenezer Tower, 2523 Portland Avenue

(Ebenezer bus will pick up at Park Apts. and Loren on Park at 5:10)

Walkers gather outside 2700 Park Ave
January 9
Who Needs a Buddy? We All Do!
with Sandra Smith

January 16
Life & Death Planning
with Lee Cunningham

January 23
Questions & Answers about Making the Most of Your Money
with Lee Cunningham

January 30
Bit & Bites: Tasty Tidbits for Health
with Rachel from The Food Group

This is for everyone in the Phillips community.
Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Donna Nordin at

612-741-5180 or

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MnDOT: I-35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown update

I want to provide some updates about some lane closures related to MnDOT’s I-35W project going on south of Downtown in Minneapolis.

Here is the project web page. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/

Please encourage people connected with your organization, group or business to sign up for updates on this project.

You will find an updated schedule for all four years of the project linked at the bottom of the page.

MnDOT and a consultant working for the construction company on MnDOT’s behalf have been speaking to groups about the project and about the need to encourage employees to arrange for alternative transportation or telework during this project. If you would like to have someone speak to your group, please let me know and we will schedule it.

MnDOT is working closely with Metro Transit, Move Minneapolis to promote alternative forms of transportation and eWorkplace to provide employers with resources to help employees work from home once or twice a week.

MnDOT can help you set up meetings with these organization if you would like.

Construction updates:

MnDOT and the city of Minneapolis are working to modify a city street to allow another access to I-94 east while the Super Bowl street restrictions are in place. The plan is to make some signal and curb changes to 13th Avenue South. This will allow access to the ramp to eastbound I-94 using Eighth Street and 13th Avenue.

To make the changes, 13th Avenue between Sixth and Eighth streets will be closed starting today until Jan. 13.

*The stretch of highway from I-35W to the downtown exits for Fifth Avenue Southeast and Grant Street and the ramp from I-35W north to I-94 west will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. A detour will be posted.

*Crews will be paving in the same area next week and will need to close a lane leading to downtown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for several days.

*MnDOT is working to open the dynamic MnPass shoulder leading to downtown in time for the Super Bowl festivities, which start Jan. 26. This will provide three lanes into downtown.

*With the exception of I-94 access from Eighth Street and opening the MnPass shoulder on the access road from I-35W to downtown, I-35W should look like it does now when the Super Bowl events begin.

You can stay up to date with all MnDOT projects on its web site. Here is the link to current projects: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/current.html

Here is the web page to see the MnDOT projects that start this year: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/future.html

Please let me know if you have other questions.



Dave Aeikens

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Metro Communications and Engagement

Phone: 651-234-7511

Cell: 651-775-1261

Neighbors in Action January 2018 Schedule

If you want to improve community safety and work together to help reduce crime, please get involved!

January 2018
Neighbors In Action

Safety Team

Neighbors In Action Safety Team is a group of volunteers who are interested in meeting other neighbors and working together to address community safety issues that affect our quality of life in South Minneapolis.

Safety Team patrols walk together as a watchful, positive and peaceful presence in the community.

To participate, meet up with us at the start of a patrol shift or contact us.

East Lake Street Safety Team Patrol Shifts:

Saturday, January 6th, 2018
Start & End Location: Midtown Global Market Security Desk
(920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407)
10:00am – 11:30am

Wedensday, January 10th, 2018
Start & End Location: Midtown Global Market Security Desk
9:00am – 10:30am

Friday, January 19th, 2018
Start & End Location: Midtown Global Market Security Desk
9:00am – 10:30am

Northrop Safety Team Patrol Shifts:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Start & End Location: MacRae Park Building
(906 E 47th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407)
6:00pm – 6:45pm

Friday, January 12th, 2018
Start & End Location: MacRae Park Building
6:00pm – 6:45pm

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Start & End Location: MacRae Park Building

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Safety Team patrols are scheduled based on peoples’ availability to participate. We welcome suggestions on days and times that work well for you. Please contact us with your February or March availability.

Neighbors In Action Safety Team participants mustagree to follow the Safety Team Guidelines.

Neighbors In Action Monthly Meeting

Monday, January 8th, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Guest Presentation by Stephanie from Valhalla Place about Opiates and Overdose Prevention
from 6:30pm to 7:15pm

Community Safety Meeting
from 7:15pm to 8:00pm

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
2742 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407

Join us on Monday, January 8th from 6:30-8pm to share what’s happening on your block, work on ways we can take action to reduce crime, improve community safety, and learn about the Neighbors In Action Safety Team.

Neighbors In Action, PO Box 7162, Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 886-3345 • info@niamn.org
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Get Out of the House – Go to ASI in January 2018!

Explore – Learn – Create! It all awaits you at the American Swedish Institute! Here’s what’s coming up!

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First Look – CraftBOWL

Exhibition Preview Party

Friday, Jan. 19, 7-10 p.m., doors open at 6:30

Join the American Swedish Institute for the opening night preview party for CraftBOWL, a new multi-part exhibition of work by three Swedish master craftspeople that launches the American Swedish Institute’s 2018 The Handmade, a year-long exploration of the handmade form. CraftBOWL examines vessel design through the work and careers of three acclaimed artists: Jögge Sundqvist who works with wood, Ingegerd Råman in ceramics/glass and Bertil Vallien in glass. CraftBOWL continues on view January 20 – April 8, 2018.

At First Look, experience Jögge Sundqvist in a “Rhythm & Slöjd” performance where “wood, sweat and woodchips” mix with rock n’ roll, meet Maja Heuer of Sweden’s The Glass Factory, listen to local musician Chris Koza, try some hands-on activities, watch demos from FOCI- Minnesota Center for Glass Art, Northern Clay Center and ASI’s spoon carvers, and browse a pop-up library from the American Craft Council. CraftBOWL also includes 101 Bowls, an eclectic display of creativity from organizations including American Craft Council, Minnesota Museum of American Art and the Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum, and Bowls for Open Arms, a non-profit benefit exhibition.

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here for tickets.

Small bites and beverages available for purchase from FIKA Café.

Related Programming:
Exclusive Tours with Artist Jögge Sundqvist

Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Meet acclaimed Swedish master woodworker Jögge Sundqvist (aka Surolle) in a moderated walking tour in the Turnblad Mansion.

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here to register for the 11 a.m. tour and click here to register for the 2 p.m. tour.

Exclusive Tour with Maja Heuer
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.
Join Maja Heuer, museum director of The Glass Factory, one of Scandinavia’s most prominent glass museums, for a tour of the Bertil Vallien glassworks in CraftBOWL. Vallien is one of Sweden’s foremost innovators in glass design and creation.
$15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Click here to register.

Curated Cocktail Tour with Artist Ingegerd Råman

Saturday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

Råman is a legendary designer who has worked with such prestigious glassworks as Orrefors and Johansfors and on a recent IKEA line focused on natural fibers. This walking tour of CraftBOWL comes complete with cocktails from FIKA inspired by her glassware creations.
$50 ASI members / $55 non-members. Click here to register.

Ingegerd Råman will also participate in “Conversations on Craft and Form” on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Click here for more information and click here to register.
Film Screening: The Spoon, The Bowl and The Knife
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
With a talkback hosted by Jögge Sundqvist, the film’s producer, this documentary film is about his renowned craftsman father, Wille Sundqvist.
Cost: $5 ASI members / $10 non-members. Includes museum admission. Click here to register.

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Lake Country Pastel Society

On view now through March 4 in ASI’s Community Gallery

This exhibition of pastel art by members of the Lake Country Pastel Society raises awareness of pastel as a unique and beautiful art form, demonstrating the highest levels of the artistic expression in landscape, cityscape and portraiture.

  • Now to January 27: Lake Country Pastel Society’s Board of Director’s and Award Winners Exhibition
  • January 27 – March 4: Lake Country Pastel Society’s Membership Exhibition

Included with museum admission. $10 adults, $7 ages 62+, $5 ages 6-18 and students with ID, free for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under.

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ASI’s Language Courses

Open the door to Nordic culture!

Adult Language Classes
Swedish and Finnish language classes for adults start the week of January 8. Nine-week courses offered for beginning to advanced students
Tuition: $135. Shorter classes are also available. View course descriptions and call 612-871-4907 to register.

Svenska Skolan Winter Term – Fun learning for Kids! This Saturday morning language and culture program offers an opportunity for children ages 4-13 to learn Swedish while having fun. Classes meet seven times per term from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. starting January 20. View full schedule here.
Tuition: $125 ASI members / $145 non-members. Please call (612) 871-4907 to register.

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Nordic Craft & Nordic Table Workshops
Learn, discover and create through ASI’s Workshops

Please see individual listing for description, price information and registration link.
Nordic Craft

Jan. 27 – Felted Bowl Luminaries
Feb. 1 – Carving Wooden Kitchenware
Feb. 9 – Beginning Saami-Inspired Bracelets
Feb. 10 – Advanced Saami-Inspired Bracelets

Nordic Table

Jan. 13 – Classic Danish Aebelskiver
Jan. 24 – Swedish Pea Soup and Pancakes
Feb. 14 – Swedish Pizza, Date Night Edition
Thanks to Nordic Table Presenting Sponsor – Whole Foods Market

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Youth Nordic Craft Workshops
Jan. 28 – Hand-Carved Hearts with Paul Linden

Feb. 11 – Glass-Fused Valentines

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Frozen in Film
FREE film series returns!

Upcoming ASI screenings:
Arctic Superstar
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1 & 7 p.m.

A Holy Mess

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1 & 7 p.m.

The Girl Who Saved My Life
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 1 & 7 p.m.

Advance registration not required.

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Wednesday Wonderings
Afternoons at ASI

ASI’s new afternoon series invites artists, experts and other folk to share their knowledge with the community.

ASI Immigrant Trunk
With ASI’s Ingrid Nyholm-Lange, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1-2 p.m.

Ben Cooper Song and Piano Recital
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1-2 p.m.

Included with museum admission. $10 adults, $7 ages 62+, $5 ages 6-18 and students with ID, free for ASI members and kids ages 5 and under. Advance registration not required.

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Kids at the Castle: Cinnamon Buns and Bakery Fun
Friday, Jan. 19, 9 – 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 – 10 a.m.

Make a morning playdate for Kids at the Castle! Join creative activities inspired by Ulla’s Bakery – our children’s exhibit based on Anders Suneson’s picture books.

Cost: $8 per family. No registration necessary.

February’s Kids at the Castle is Love Monsters. Mark your calendars for the third Friday and Saturday of every month for creative playtime!

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It’s a Pop-Up Shop!
– Footwear & Jewelry
Wednesday, Jan. 10
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The ASI Museum Store is hosting a special shopping opportunity. Mark your calendars! We will be featuring:

Troentorp/Baståd footwear – all of the newest styles and traditional best-sellers.

IceBug – Icelandic footwear with special “cleated” soles.

Egos Copenhagen Felt Slippers and Shoes – 100% handmade from natural wool.

Larissa Loden Jewelry – local jewelry artist unveils her latest collection.

SPECIAL SALE – The ASI Museum Store’s ongoing post-holiday sale is offering discounts ranging from 20-75% off on selected merchandise. Stop by soon for the best selection!

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