Maskhunt Motions (San Juan) offers “The Macanuda,” featuring a magical caretaker of journeys. Performed July 18, 4pm and 9pm.
Maskhunt Motions (San Juan) offers “The Macanuda,” featuring a magical caretaker of journeys. Performed July 18, 4pm and 9pm.

7/6 and 7/8 — Half the Sky

“Half the Sky” will be presented as part of a Theater Latté Da festival, with music by Tidtaya Sinutoke, and book and lyrics by Isabella Dawis. A Thai-American woman sets out to fulfill her dream of summiting Mount Everest in the company of a precocious teenage Sherpa and other hopeful mountaineers from around the world. $15. 7:30pm. Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave NE, Mpls. Details: Latteda.org


7/7 — Lanesboro’s Ukuleles
A concert of 50 ukuleles will play old-time music to celebrate Lanesboro’s 150th Anniversary. Noon community potluck picnic, followed by the concert. Details: Lanesboro.com


7/11-13 and 7/18-20 — Momentum
A dance program features new works by four artists performed over two weekends. A solo study by Judy Shu. Xi.n, about communal experiences specific to people of trans feminine identity, will be one of the performances offered the first weekend, with a post-show dialogue on July 12. On the second weekend, Leslie Parker offers a performance inspired by Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s “spill: scenes of black feminist fugitivity” and Octavia E. Butler’s “Wild Seed,” with postshow dialogue July 19. $20 advance, $25 door. 8pm. Frey Theater, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul. Details: 651-690-6700, theoshaughnessy.com 




7/15 — Misogynoir
This free, all-ages event by Black Table Arts offers testimony from active healers, artists, empaths, intellectuals, and mothers, in order to think critically about what is required to love all Black women and femmes in the work toward freedom. 6-8pm. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. Details: blacktablearts.com


7/18-21 — National Puppetry Festival
Puppeteers of America is hosting a national conference of 400 puppet artists, including 90 workshops and ticketed performances. Free Puppets and Community Day July 20. Most ticketed events ($15 individual, $20 adult/child pair) are at the University of Minnesota Rarig Center, 330 21st Ave. S., Mpls. Details: puppeteers.org


7/19-21 — National NOW Conference

Native activist Sarah Deer will be one of the featured speakers at the National Organization for Women national conference, “Feminist Agenda Rising.” She is author of “Maze of Injustice” and “The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America,” and will be inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame this fall.

Minnesota Women’s Press will host a NOW workshop on Friday, July 19, 4pm, with De'Vonna Pittman, Nelima Sitati Munene, and Chris Stark. We will share what we have learned about how to amplify and inspire the leadership of powerful, everyday women who recognize that we are all part of a greater whole.

Hilton Airport/Mall of America, 3800 American Blvd. E., Bloomington. Details: now.org/conference