GoSeeDo November Calendar: Choreographer and theater artist Rosie Herrera performs at the O'Shaughnessy ... and other women-focused events happening in November
11/29/2012 THURSDAY Rosie Herrera performs
Miami's leading cutting-edge
choreographer and theater artist combines modern dance, ballet, drag, burlesque, hip hop and opera. $18 adults. 7:30 p.m. The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. FFI: 651-690-6700 or www.theoshaughnessy.com
CLOSES 11/25/2012 'I am doing the best I can'
Exhibit of two- and three-dimensional works by environment artist Alis Olsen and mixed-media artist Laurie Kigner. The exhibit title is inspired by a story told by Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize-recipient, about a hummingbird attempting to put out a forest fire while larger animals watch and discourage its tiny efforts. Free, Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Maple St., Mahtomedi. FFI: 651-426-2369.
OPENS 11/2/2012 'In the Next Room'
(or The Vibrator Play)
Comedy set in the Victorian era about the early history of the vibrator, when doctors used it as a clinical device to treat women for "hysteria." 2010 Tony-nominated play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Sarah Rasmussen. Through Dec. 16. Times/prices vary. The Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: 612-822-7063 or
11/8/2012 THURSDAY Women in construction
"On Equal Terms," a presentation and discussion framing the effort to open construction industry careers to women, presented by Susan Eisenberg, artist/author/activist/ electrician. Followed by a panel discussion with women working in the construction trades in the Twin Cities. Free, 7 p.m. 278 McNeal Hall, University of Minnesota,
1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul. FFI: http://design.umn.edu
11/8/2012 THURSDAY Poetry and peace
A panel of award-winning Minnesota poets discusses the role of poetry as a voice for justice and peace. Participants include Heid Erdrich, Carol Connolly, Mary Rose O'Reilley and Sun Yung Shin. $20, 7 p.m. Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. FFI: 651-696-2788 or www.wisdomwayscenter.org
11/10/2012 SATURDAY Sing songs of peace
Come sing peace songs with Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) and Community SINGS! A benefit for WAMM. $15 adults, $5 kids, $25 family. 7-8:30 p.m. The Minneapolis Eagle's Club 2507 E. 25th St., Mpls. FFI: 612-827-5364 or www.worldwidewamm.org
11/12 & 11/13/2012 Bettye Lavette sings
Classic soul singer celebrates 50 years in the business. Her new CD is titled "Thankful n' Thoughtful"; her new autobiography is "A Woman Like Me." $45, 7 p.m. Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. FFI: 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com
11/28/2012 SATURDAY 'Before the Lights Go Out'
Science blogger and journalist Maggie Koerth-Baker reads from her book about energy consumption issues and solutions. The book draws from her more than two years of research on our electrical grid, electric cars, fracking, passive buildings and more. She is joined at this event by Ellen Anderson, senior advisor to Gov. Mark Dayton on energy and environmental issues. Co-sponsored by Women's Environmental Network. Free, 7 p.m. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. FFI: 651-225-8989 or www.commongoodbooks.com
See more calendar listings online atwomenspress.com DIY: Enter your women-specific events, performances and exhibits into the MWP online calendar yourself. See the "Add an Event" form on the MWP website.
Look for the Minnesota Women's Press at the following events:
Home Improvement & Design Expo-Maple Grove, Nov. 3, 2012
Breaking Free's 3rd Annual Breakfast, Nov. 10, 2012
Booked for the Evening, Nov. 12, 2012
Girlfriend's Getaway & Expo, Nov. 16-17, 2012
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Events
Dakota Jazz Club performances
League of Women Voters-South Tonka Branch Events
MN Women In Networking (WIN) Events
U of MN Women's Center Events
Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) Events
Women Wisdom and Wine Events