"Home and Abroad"

Artist Jane Weis displays her extensive travels on canvas in her oil-painting series. Free. Frameworks Gallery: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Highland Shopping Center, 2022 Ford Pkwy., #A, St. Paul. FFI: 651-698-3372 or

Gender meltdown

Elise Forier Edie's award-winning "The Pink Unicorn" chronicles the limits of a mother's traditionally gender-colored love and faith in a conservative Texas town when her child announces they are genderqueer and starts a Gay/Straight Alliance at a local high school. $10-$20 (sliding scale). 7 p.m. Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls. FFI: or 612-825-8949 or

9/13/2015 SUNDAY
Bee fete

Pollinator Friendly Alliance, the all-women conservation organization, throws a party to preserve the dwindling bee, butterfly and other pollinator populations which provide us food. Featured bands include local favorite Jillian Rae, (left). $12. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Lift Brewhouse & Park, 1900 Tower Dr. W., Stillwater. FFI:

Recovering Ana Mendieta

"Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta," the largest gathering of films by the acclaimed feminist multimedia artist, and offer presentations that chart her influences, from Afro-Caribbean aesthetics to present Latina artists. Dates, times and locations vary at the Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota. 405 21st Ave., Mpls. FFI: 612-624-7530 or

"Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art," an exhibit at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, 4th floor, Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, 309 19th Ave. S., Mpls. Noon - 5 p.m. Free. FFI: 612-624-3321.

9/19/2015 SATURDAY
Giving concert
Ellis, (above), joins Common Ground Meditation Center's concert line-up to celebrate the Buddhist practice of dana, or free reciprocity, with the proceeds going to five social-justice organizations. Free, though donations are welcomed. Common Ground Meditation Center, 2700 E. 28th St., Mpls. FFI: 612-722-8260 or

9/24-25/2015 THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Pen Pals

Renowned author Judy Blume and rock star librarian Nancy Pearl share a scintillating chat about - what else? - books. $40-50. Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 25, 11 a.m. Hennepin County Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. FFI: 612-543-8112 or

9/27/2015 SUNDAY
"As Curated By: More than a Single Story"

Writer Carolyn Holbrook hosts the first in a series of panel discussions about Black women writers' multiple narratives, starting with African American women. Free, with suggested donation. 2:30 p.m. The Loft at Open Book, 1011 S. Washington Ave., Mpls. FFI: 612-215-2575 or

9/29/2015 TUESDAY
Gilbert brings "Big Magic"

"Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert reads from her manifesto, "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear." $30. 7 p.m. Hennepin Avenue United Methodist, 511 Groveland Ave., Mpls. FFI: 651-696-2788 or

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Look for the Minnesota Women's Press at these events:
• Women, Money and Healing - Resources for Caregivers, Sept. 8, 2015
• FEW (Forum of Executive Women) Presents: Kimi Werner, Creating Your Own Success: Lessons from Nature, Sept. 9, 2015
• Girls Just Want 2 Have Fun Bike Ride, Sept. 11-12, 2015
• Empowering Hmong Women 4th Annual Conference, Sept. 12, 2015
• Lean In Together Conference, Sept. 12 , 2015
• Voices for Victory, Sept. 17, 2015
• Step Out Twin Cities, Sept. 26, 2015
• NAMI Walks, Sept. 26, 2015
• Native Voices For Planet Earth - The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Sept. 26, 2015
• League of Women Voters - South Tonka events
• NAWBO-MN events
• PACER Center workshops and events
• U of MN Women's Center events
• Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota events
• Women's Environmental Institute events
• Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) events