50 Minnesota women

A newly released collection from the late photographer Ann Marsden, in partnership with the Ann Bancroft Foundation, features 50 DreamMaker portraits - champions of women's and girls' causes. Free. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Marsden/Gustafson Gallery, 550 Vandalia St., Suite 120, St. Paul. FFI:

A world without color

The youth ballet company La Danse Fatale will perform "A Clock of Curious Times," about a world heading into darkness. The story revolves around a young girl who is the only remaining human able to distinguish between color and dullness, racing against time to bring back the light. $13-17. Sat., March 4, 7 p.m.; Sun. March 5, 2 p.m. Eden Prairie Performing Arts Center, 17185 Valley View Rd. FFI: 612-562-6305 or

3/7/2017 TUESDAY
Healing from trauma

Trauma is often considered an event, but new studies reveal that trauma flows, carrying suffering and vulnerability across generations. What does healing from trauma mean? Dr. Shelly Rambo, theology professor at Boston University, will offer a keynote address in the two-day Mahle Symposium, titled "Resurrection in the Afterlife of Trauma: Making Sense of the Wounds That Mark Us." Free, registration requested. 7 p.m. Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, 1531 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul. FFI: 651-523-2878 or

MARCH 4-31/2017
Women of Schmidt

The 28 women artists of the Schmidt Artist Lofts in St. Paul will exhibit over 50 artworks at three galleries - Landmark Gallery, Tunnel Gallery and Pig's Eye Gallery, in the Schmidt Artist Lofts, 900 W. 7th St., St. Paul, use entrance door #1, the Brew House. Galleries open to public on weekends Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. by appointment. FFI:

3/17/2017 FRIDAY
Baptized in the blues

Annie Mack has been described as baptized in the blues, with roots tinged in gospel tunes and retro Motown soul, who shuffles easily into a classic country beat with the lonesome drone of a pedal steel. $10. 7:30 p.m. Crooners Lounge, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Mpls. FFI: 763-571-9020 or

3/17/2017 FRIDAY
Providing for family

Author Jung Yun, in conjunction with Riveter magazine, reads from her debut novel "Shelter." Free. 7 p.m. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. FFI:

3/25/2017 SATURDAY
Challenging Islamaphobia

The local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is hosting an event to kick-off a campaign to activate 10,000 Minnesotans in the fight against bigotry. The event will feature noted Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and civil rights leader Nekima Levy-Pounds. $0-10. 4-8 p.m. O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. FFI:

Slow movement over time

Inspired by the Icelandic term jokulhlaup (a glacial flood), as well as historical studies of glacial change and the philosophy of how our senses create our reality, Betsy Ruth Byers exhibits "Sensitive Indicators." Free. Artist reception March 25, 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Sat., Noon-4 p.m.; Thurs., March 2 and April 6, 5-9 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery, Studio 395, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Mpls. FFI: 612-208-7812 or

Pickets and peonies

Mixed-media artist Amy Rice uses inspiration from growing up on a Midwestern farm as well as her current urban community for art that draws on "collective endeavors that challenge hierarchy, acts of compassion and downright silliness." Free. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-10 p.m. Atrium Gallery, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. FFI: 952-563-8575 or

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Look for the MWP at these March 2017 events:
• Wine Women and Wolves, March 3-5, 2017
• 3rd Annual Women United Int'l Women's Day Celebration, March 5, 2017
• FEW: Kristen Brown, The Happy Hour Effect, March 8, 2017
• 2017 Women's Art Institute Sale for Scholarships, March 9, 2017
• Int'l Women's Day Celebration at Hamline University, March 11, 2017
• Pro-Choice Resources Bowl-A-Thon, March 23, 2017
• Brains, Bodies and Voices: The General Practitioner's Guide by MN Women in Psychology, March 30, 2017
• Art of Counseling workshops
• Association of Black Women in Higher Education-MN events
• CanCan Wonderland events
• Irene Greene, MSED: Growth & Training workshops & events
• League of Women Voters-South Tonka events
• MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute film series
• MN Women in Marketing & Communications (MWMC) workshops & events
• NAWBO-MN events
• PACER Center workshops & events
• Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women
• Theatre Unbound performances
• U of MN Women's Center events
• Women Entrepreneurs of MN events
• Women Leading in Technology events
• Women's Environmental Institute (WEI) events
• Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) events