Natalie Tran as the Princess in "The Princess Nightingale" Photo by Dan Norman/Dan Norman Photography
Natalie Tran as the Princess in "The Princess Nightingale" Photo by Dan Norman/Dan Norman Photography
TUESDAY 5/1, Minnesota Business Owners Hall of Fame
Nine leaders will be inducted into the Minnesota Business Owners Hall of Fame, which honors women who have made lasting contributions to Minnesota’s entrepreneurial community. This year’s honorees include Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Sharing & Caring Hands and Mary’s Place, a transitional housing complex for women and children. 5:30pm. Golden Valley Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Road. Details: 612-326-7772,

5/4 - 5/19, The Princess Nightingale
In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Nightingale” based in 18th century China — music, dance, and puppetry combine with a story about learning to see the world through open eyes. SteppingStone Theatre, in collaboration with Theater Mu. 55 Victoria Street N., St. Paul. See website for times and prices. Details: 651-789-1012,

SATURDAY 5/12, Undoing Racism Through the Arts
Mixed Blood Theatre invites Native artists, artists of color, and allies from all artistic disciplines to participate in a day of dialogue, performance, demonstrations, and creative workshops called “Living the Dream: Strategies for Undoing Racism Through the Arts.” The afternoon will include art-making workshops lead by multimedia artist Ifrah Mansour, poets Sun Yung Shin and Su Hwang of Poetry Asylum, gospel and soul singer Jayanthi Kyle, actor/educator Maria Asp, among others. $25, including lunch. 10am-4pm. Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th Street, Mpls. Details: 612-338-6131,

MONDAY 5/14, An Evening With Andrea Jenkins
Andrea Jenkins made history last year when she was elected to the Minneapolis City Council. She became the first openly trans African-American woman to be elected to office in the country. She will talk about life, politics, and poetry. 7pm. Free. Quatrefoil, 1220 E. Lake St., Mpls. Details: 612-729-2543,

SUNDAY 5/20, HerStory
Readers Houa Moua, Karina Yang, Alicia Thoj, Paj Zaub Vang, Houa Lor, and Christina Vang, are a group of Hmong storytellers moderated by host Mamie Xiong. It is part of the @MinneAsianStories campaign. 3-5pm. St. Paul Neighborhood Network, 550 Vandalia St., Suite 170. Details:, or Facebook @mnherstory

THROUGH 6/17, Japanese-American Nurses
“Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience” is an exhibit that highlights the release of young Japanese-American women from internment camps to attend St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Rochester. It was an effort led by local Franciscan nuns. 9am – 5pm, Tues.-Sat. History Center of Olmsted County, 1195 West Circle Drive SW, Rochester. Details: 507-282-9447,