Women of Habitat Hope Builders
The Women of Habitat Hope Builders Fundraising Luncheon on October 8 will feature a panel discussion on affordable housing.

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10/4-14 — Art That Changes the World

A series of conversations about trauma, with exhibits, will be held by Art to Change the World. Oct. 7: Black/Brown youth rights and justice discussion with law enforcement and ACLU experts. Oct. 9: Body image and creation of self in the age of social media, performance of choreography, spoken word, and classical violin. Oct. 13: “Truth, Healing and Reconciliation” discussion with thought leaders from Native, African-American, Jewish, Hmong, and Muslim communities. Most are pay-what-you-can events, ADA accessible. Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave. S., Mpls. Details: 612-669-8712, arttochangetheworld.org, squirrelhausarts.com



10/5-21 — History With Police

“Making It Real: Our History with Police and Our Future Without Them,” an art exhibit, explores the narrative arc of a community-led performance review of the 150 years of the Minneapolis Police Department. How might Minneapolis change if the millions of dollars spent on punishing crime instead went toward preventing it? Oct. 5-21, New Rules, 2015 Lowry Ave. N., Mpls. Opening event Friday, Oct. 5, 6pm-10pm with performances and panel discussion. Closing event Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-5pm with discussion and resource sharing.



10/8 — Habitat of Hope Builders

The Women of Habitat Hope Builders Fundraising Luncheon will feature a panel discussion on affordable housing. Featuring Tawanna Black, Center for Economic Inclusion; Delores Henderson, former St. Paul public schools administrator; Mary Giuliani Stephens, mayor of Woodbury. 12pm lunch. Hilton Minneapolis, Grand Ballroom, 1001 Marquette Ave., Mpls. For $50 tickets and details: 612-305-7108, tchabitat.org/luncheon18



10/10 — “When Everything Was Everything”

The first Lao Minnesotan picture book published in Minnesota launches with a reading and artist conversation. It is written by St. Paul poet Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, who was born in Thailand’s Nongkhai refugee camp, and is illustrated by Cori Nakamura Lin. The book explores the Lao refugee experience from memories of hauling everything her family owned in trash bags to swapping food shelf fares with neighbors. 4-6pm, Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 E. 7th St. St. Paul. Details: indigenous-roots.org



10/10 — The Innocence Project

“The Innocence Project: Exonerating Wrongful Convictions,” is a focus on those who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes and the reform movement to prevent future injustice. 7-8:30pm; Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Ave., 103 West Hall, St. Paul. Free. Details: 651-695-7621, worldwithoutgenocide.org



10/11, 20, 21 — Northern Minnesota Conversations

“Angry Black Woman and Well Intentioned White Girl” is a performed conversation between Amoke Kubat and Jen Johnson that expresses the daily "unsaids" between Black and white women. Free. 

• Thursday, Oct. 11, 5:30pm; Encore Performing Arts Center, 2035 Frontage Road, Cloquet. Details: 218-878-0071

• Saturday, Oct. 20, 6:30pm; Old School Arts Center, 214 Eagle Drive, Sandstone. Details: 320-245-6799 

• Sunday, Oct. 21, 1pm; Common Ground United Methodist, 404 Cypress St N, Cambridge. Details: 320-245-6799 



10/13-28 — Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere

Freshwater Theatre is producing an original comedy by local playwright Ruth Virkus, “Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere.” The production features an all-female cast and production staff, sharing a cycle of three plays that take place in one evening in the women's restroom of a posh Minneapolis restaurant. Special package price of $30. Individual show discounts for students, seniors, and those with Fringe buttons. The Crane Theatre, 2303 Kennedy Ave. NE, Mpls. Details: 612-816-8479, freshwatertheatre.com 


10/14 — Mixed Race Experience

Sharon Chang reads from her “Hapa Tales” memoir, alongside multiracial queer artists Marcelle Richards and Nicolah Koh, and City Pages 2017 Artist of the Year Meghan Kreidler. In the last 10 years, the number of multiracial-identifying people in Minnesota jumped 75 percent in metro-area suburbs. This is part of a conversation about what it means to be mixed race. 7-8:15pm, Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls. Details: sharonhchang.com


Through 10/27 — Home Inside Out

This exhibit explores the ideas of home as both a shelter and a barrier — a place of both inclusion and exclusion. An installation from Sarah Sampedro examines vulnerability within power structures. The trauma of inheritance and national loss is explored by Lamia Abukhadra. The ideology of home as commodity and consumable good is part of curator Katayoun Amjadi’s approach. Waiting Room @ Gallery 71, 71 France Ave., Edina. Saturdays 1-4pm. Details: Gallery71mpls.com