The annual Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast and Book Sale is Feb. 9
The annual Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast and Book Sale is Feb. 9

Saturday, 2/2 — Songs That Bridge the Divide

Twin Cities Women’s Choir offers “Be The Change: Songs That Bridge the Divide,” in collaboration with Emma’s Revolution. A 2pm public workshop ($10) will focus on how to use voice to address social change. The 7:30pm concert ($27.25) will feature music to inspire meaningful action. O’Shaughnessy Theatre, 2400 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. Details: 612-286-1717, twincitieswomenschoir.org 


2/3, 2/4, 2/10, 2/11 — Open Tract 

The gut and organs manifest the physiological experiences of rage, revolt, and regeneration. The audience is invited to participate in a strange, whimsical ritual, supporting the dismantling of whiteness, and building of resilient community. $6-15. 7pm. Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls. Details: bryantlakebowl.com 


Saturday, 2/9 — Pancake Breakfast and Book Sales 

The annual Women’s Prison Book Project Pancake Breakfast and Book Sale supports the all-volunteer organization that has sent reading material to women and transgender prisoners across the country for 25 years. All-you-can-eat buttermilk, vegan, and gluten-free pancakes, with southern-style grits and fruit salad. 8am-Noon. $6-10 adults, sliding scale, $3 children. Books $1-3. Walker Community United Methodist, 3104 16th Ave. S., Mpls. Details: wpbp.org 



Wednesday, 2/13 — New Poets of Native Nations

Heid E. Erdrich & Gwen Westerman offer a reading from an anthology of 21 poets of diverse ages, languages, and tribal affiliations. As part of the Fireside Reading Series of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, the series also asks authors to talk about what “home” means to them, to complement an intergenerational reading program. Free, with ASL interpretation. 7pm. Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave., St. Paul. Details: thefriends.org/fireside 


Sunday, 2/10 — Healing Trauma Across Communities 

In this conversation “More Than a Single Story,” participants discuss how sharing stories, not just of pain, but also of beauty and strength, has allowed marginalized people to survive the practice of divide and conquer. Featuring: Shannon Gibney, IBé, Neri Diaz, Kao Kalia Yang and Diane Wilson. Moderator: Carolyn Holbrook. $5-10. 2-4pm. The Loft at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Mpls. Details: loft.org/events 


2/14-16 — A World on Fire

“Controlled Burn” is a space for queer revolution, aimed at regeneration. This three-day cabaret festival, hosted by 20% Theatre Company, has a unique lineup each night. $5-25 sliding scale. 7:30pm. Phoenix Theater, 2605 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. Details: tctwentypercent.org 


2/16-3/10 — “Actually” 

“Actually,” written by Anna Ziegler, is a Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company production about a white Jewish woman and a Black man who must recount their intimate evening together to a university panel charged with assessing whether sexual assault took place. $23-38. Varied times. Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul. Details: 651-647-4315, mnjewishtheatre.org 



2/23 — Rochester Expo 

Women’s Expo honoring Black History Month, featuring vendors in beauty, fashion, health, home. Organized by Recovery Is Happening, which serves long-term recovery from substance abuse in an 11-county area of southeastern Minnesota. Free. 10am-3pm. 25 16th St. N.E., Rochester. Details: tinyurl.com/RochesterExpo 


Sunday, 2/24 — VocalEssence: Yet They Persist 

Atlanta’s Spelman College Glee Club will perform with VocalEssence in a concert intended to recognize the odds faced by Black female activists, to celebrate changemakers, and to encourage the fighting spirit in the next generation. Special guests will include U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, Minneapolis City Council Vice-President Andrea Jenkins, and former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton. $10-40. Pre-concert conversation 3-3:30pm, concert 4pm. Orchestra Hall, Mpls. Details: minnesotaorchestra.org 


Look for the Minnesota Women’s Press magazine at these events in February:

 
• Women’s Self Help Book Club (North Dale) Jan. 17 - May 16 


• U of MN College of Design 51st Annual Apparel Design Fashion Show, Feb. 2 


• Twin Cities Women’s Choir (TCWC) —  Be the Change Concert, Feb. 2 


• Button Poetry Live Featuring Denice Frohman, Feb. 4 


• Points Unknown Women’s Dog Sledding, Feb. 7 - 10 


• 9th Annual Tucker Center Film Festival, Feb. 12 


 International Women’s Day With Yael Pepper, Presented by the St. Paul Jewish Federation, Feb. 12 


• Penumbra Theatre presents:  benevolence, Feb. 12 - March 10 


• FEW of St.Cloud: Having the Courage to Lead Through Action, Feb. 13 


• Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference, Feb. 16 


• Festival Of Angels and Light at Earthway Farm, Feb. 16 


• Farm Table with Cultural Wellness Center presented by Seward Community Co-op,  Feb. 19 


• MN Cup presents: 6th Annual Women in Entrepreneurship Conference, Feb. 21 


• Literature Lovers’ Night Out — Stillwater, Feb. 21 


• Women’s Expo Honoring Black History Month — Rochester by Recovery is Happening, Feb. 23 


• Women on Wednesdays — Women’s Center St. Cloud State University 


• Marriage Geek Workshops 


• Art of Counseling Workshops 


• Irene Greene, MSED Workshops & Events 


• Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) Events 


• Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute Film Series  


• Women Leading in Technology Events 


• Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women 


• PACER Center Workshops and Events 


• NAWBO-MN Events 


• League of Women Voters — South Tonka Events 


• Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota Events 


• Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) Events 


• TeamWomenMN Events 


• U of M Women’s Center Events 


• Business Development Mastermind Group Events by Rich Chicks