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GoSeeDo December 2017
Calendar: Mother Banjo, 2D/3D, "Bend" and other women-focused events happening in December
2D/3D Dialogue

Josie Winship, a 3-D artist, and Anne Parker, a 2-D collage and mixed-media painter, explore the relationship between shapes, colors, textures and gravity in this joint exhibit. The exhibit includes an opening reception, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m., as well as a satirical "spoof critique" event, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Artista Bottega, 937 7th St. W., St. Paul. FFI: artbottega.com

Compiled by Quinn Dreasler

Leslie Barlow

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery hosts an exhibit of Leslie Barlow's paintings of interracial families that explore the complexities of race, identity and visibility. Paintings are featured from her "Loving" exhibit, as well as a further exploration of the topic including portraits of her own family. 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. FFI: 651-690-6637 or gallery.stkate.edu/exhibitions

12/1 FRIDAY/2017
Visions of Mary

"Visions of Mary: Ancient Images with Modern Relevance" is the title of Jill Geoffrion's new book on the story of Mary through nine centuries of artistic work, theological reflection and faith. Celebrate the book's release with the author, a labyrinth walk and a short program. Labyrinth walk begins at 1 p.m., program at 5 p.m. $15. Wisdom Ways, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. FFI: 651-696-2788 or wisdomwayscenter.org

Crown of the Holly Queen
Gadfly Theatre presents a modern, queer re-telling of the Holly King and Oak King myths. This show integrates Druidic lore with real, pressing questions about climate change and clean energy. Evening shows 7:30 p.m., matinees 3 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St. NE, Mpls. FFI: gadflytheatre.org

12/2/2017 SATURDAY

Local author, Nancy J. Hedin signs her debut novel, "Bend," at Magers and Quinn. "Bend" tells the story of a young queer person navigating life in a small Minnesota town. 2 p.m. Magers and Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: 612-822-4611 or magersandquinn.com

12/3/2017 SUNDAY & 12/7/2017 THURSDAY
Play Like a Girl

Magers and Quinn hosts Ellie Rocher, promoting her new book about the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy, a school in Kenya committed to educating young women in poverty. 12/3, Noon, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: magersandquinn.com

Rocher will also appear at Common Good Books on 12/7, Noon, 38 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul. FFI:commongoodbooks.com


Exposed Brick Theatre presents a blend of theatre and performance art about women and their relationship to cloth, clothes and textiles. Written by Aamera Siddiqui, this piece explores the emotion, oppression and freedom that women associate with cloth. The Southern Theatre, 1420 S. Washington Ave., Mpls. FFI: exposedbricktheatre.org

12/9/2017 SATURDAY
25th Annual Women's Art Festival

Over 130 local women artists come together to showcase their work and to sell their wares. Entries include fiber arts, photography, pottery, printmaking, jewelry, glass and more. Free. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Colin Powell Center, 2924 4th Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: 612-250-5097 or womensartfestival.com

12/14/2017 THURSDAY
The "Yo Ho Ho" Show

Yolande Bruce, a member of the award-winning jazz vocal group, Moore by Four, performs solo. Bruce has opened for Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughn, and is the choir director at the Penumbra Theatre. $15. 7:30 p.m. Crooner's Lounge and Supper Club, 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley. FFI: 763-571-9020 or croonersloungemn.com

12/15/2017 FRIDAY
Mother Banjo

Minneapolis-based artist Mother Banjo, along with Ben Cook-Feltz, present a holiday show and songs from their EP, "Christmas Came Early." The show features both originals and covers done in a folksy, bluegrass style of everything from haunting carols to rollicking Americana tunes. 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. FFI: 651-292-3233 or landmarkcenter.org

See more calendar listings online at www.womenspress.com
Look for the MWP at these events in December:
• PowHERful Foundation: 2017 Enrichment Conference, Dec. 9, 2017
• WINspired Breakfast: Setting Your GPS for Success in 2018, Dec. 12, 2017
• Calliope Women's Chorus Winter Concert, Dec. 16, 2017
• WINners Circle luncheon: Make 2018 YOUR Year!, Dec. 20, 2017
• Art of Counseling workshops
• CanCan Wonderland events
• Forum of Executive Women (FEW) events
• Irene Greene, MSED, Growth & Training workshops & events
• League of Women Voters-South Tonka events
• MN Women in Marketing & Communications (MWMC) workshops & events
• MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute film series
• NAWBO-MN events
• PACER Center workshops and events
• Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women
• 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

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