Sound + Vision [Premiere]
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Sound + Vision [Premiere]

Please join us for the premiere of a rich and powerful night of spoken word artistry and music inside the Hill Valley Cafe & Coffee space, with night shopping happening at the adjacent Z Amore and The L Spot. The very wise and wonderful, Sarah Penn, will be offering mini-tarot card readings throughout the evening.

Please note: The cafe will NOT be open for business. We are simply using their space. A modest selection of wine, beer and n/a beverages will be made available for purchase or donation. Event cover is $5 and will be shared by the artists. Please follow on FB for updates and details about respective artists, and share with friends! Please follow and share the event on Facebook.
 
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Adina Burke is a Spoken Word artist, writer and open mic night aficionado living and working in Minneapolis.

Sound
Soul Reflect Soul Reflect hails from Minneapolis MN and is the creator behind BurginBeat. Making her own beats and being a lyricist as well, gives her a unique and original sound unlike anything out there today. Her debut solo album, Plato's Theory is out this year, and promises to bring originality with conscious lyrics. Soul Reflect has also joined with a band to form Shadow Souls for an excellent mix of live music and lyrics.

Artists/Musicians
[scheduled order and times are soft]
6 pm Charlotte Glass is an emerging songwriter and performer originating from Minneapolis, MN. After studying vocal performance and music business for three years at McNally Smith College of Music, Glass is focused on writing and recording. Charlotte's first single release is set for fall 2018.

6:45 pm Fayise Abrahim Raised in rural Minnesota by a family of East African refugees, factory workers and farmers, Fayise wonders where can refugee hearts rest? Now writing memoir, sci-fi, and poetry from the Minneapolis, Fayise inherits oral art forms while weaving stories of the land with the laughter of those who tend to the soil. Fayise is a 2016 Emerging Writer with The Givens Foundation for African American Literature and works as a community organizer. She is a recipient of the 2017 VERVE Spoken Word grant and  alumni of the 2017 MN VONA Regional workshop. Fayise is currently a CURA Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative grantee where she is writing ancestral song accompanying MN Oromo oral history. You can find her writing in Black Beat Poets Anthology Volume 2: Black Girl Magic. 

7:30 pm Jada Brown is a two-spirit earthy soul vocalist & spoken word poet who is passionate about engaging in creative resistance work. Rooted in soul, r&b, and alternative sounds, they reclaim the embedded empathy that we are gifted with and use to navigate the various spaces we exist in, both as burdens and liberation. 

7:45 pm Allegra Hernandez [they, them, their] is multi-instrumentalist based out of the Twin Cities and originally from Des Moines, IA. Their music is layered with intricate dynamics and rich, melodic instrumental guitar on top of heartfelt, honest vocals. Previously the lead guitarist in active and touring punk band, niiice, they are looking forward to new musical endeavors. They previously attended McNally Smith College of Music and now are enrolled at Berklee College of Music. Their passion is to make music accessible for women, POC, and LGBTQ+ indentified folk. 

Interested in participating in the Sept 29th Sound + Vision event? Please contact me!

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FEmn FEST 2018
Sep
21
to Sep 23

FEmn FEST 2018

  • Sacred Heart Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The L Spot will be a returning vendor this year! Get your tickets and come support womxn artists and businesses.

FEmnFEST is an unapologetically feminist festival brought to YOU by a team of womxn-identified bosses.

A weekend of music, art, workshops, education, film, and connection.

The festival starts Friday September 21th and runs through Saturday the 22th in downtown Duluth in/around Sacred Heart Music and Arts Center.

Three stage-areas will inhabit the downtown area. Amidst the musical and educational activities, there will be a maze of various womxn-owned vendors, artists, and art installations. 

In it's second year, FEmnFEST aims to bring folks together to enjoy ourselves, enrich ourselves, and connect as a community. This time with even more womxn. More feminism. More voices. More Sacred Heart. & even more accessible than before.

Friday 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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Dianna Hunter "Wild Mares" Memoir Reading & Reception
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dianna Hunter "Wild Mares" Memoir Reading & Reception

The L Spot and Quatrefoil Library are thrilled to present a rare and intimate evening with activist, educator and memoirist, Dianna Hunter, who will read from her recently published memoir, "Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life" (University of Minnesota Press). 
"Wild Mares" provides a firsthand view of the lesbian feminist movement in the 1960's and women's community at and after the moments of inception. Also, the point of view of a young woman’s life lived, literally, on the ground, in the fertile soil of struggling small farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 
In her appraisal of "Wild Mares", Finn Enke, author of "Finding the Movement" wrote, “Dianna Hunter’s engaging memoir thoughtfully recounts a feminist era, ethos, and way of life that has been, until recently, largely lost to the historical record. Told with nuanced self-reflection and respect for wider contexts, Hunter’s stories will challenge any narrow assumptions about what it was like to create and live the ‘second wave.’

Dianna Hunter is the author of the book and radio series "Breaking Hard Ground: Stories of the Minnesota Farm Advocates", along with numerous articles, essays, short stories, and poems, both printed and performed. She contributed writing and drawings to "So’s Your Old Lady", the journal of the Lesbian Resource Center from its first issue, and she has taught writing and women's and gender studies at four universities, including the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where she was a lecturer and director until she retired in 2012.

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23rd Annual Art-A-Whirl
May
18
to May 20

23rd Annual Art-A-Whirl

Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 23 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country. Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May.

This event is free and open to the public.

2018 DATES AND HOURS:

Friday, May 18th – 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19th – Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20th – Noon-5:00 p.m.

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Talking Creative Series
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Talking Creative Series

Come celebrate Earth Day with Lou Lou of Loulure! Lou Lou is a wildly gifted, and prolific Minneapolis artist (painter, muralist, jewelry maker) who exhibits regularly at local establishments, art shows, and art crawls throughout the greater Twin Cities area.

12 pm-3 pm Meet Lou Lou, Mingle & Shop

1 pm "Women and Nature: A Call for Reclamation" , a brief talk by the artist

Loulure art will be available to purchase - paintings, prints and gift cards. Want to learn more about Loulure - Lou Lou's Art Business now? Visit www.loulure.com. 

Light refreshments and prosecco will be provided.

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The Girl on Girl Gameshow @ The Chef Shack Ranch
Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

The Girl on Girl Gameshow @ The Chef Shack Ranch

The Girl on Girl Gameshow is back!

Join the Scavos for another POWERFUL night of Sapphic hygge, healing and laughter! Come eat, drink and have loads of fun with us at the fantastic Chef Shack Ranch!

Three volunteer “couples” compete by answering GP original questions created to challenge and celebrate Sapphic & Queer relationships. Three couples compete to show that they are the most honest and knowledgeable about themselves and each other. The most in sync couple WINS the Grand Prize!

The real prize is shared by all: The Girl on Girl Game Show gives the contestants and the audience the rare opportunity to expressly display, flaunt, relish and share the magic and strength of our relationships in a safe space.

3pm-4pm Pre-show mingle, Sound & Vibrations by GP's very sexy, very powerful new partner & Master of Ceremonies - Soul Reflect, adult coloring, and mini tarot card readings by Northern Lights Witch.

4pm-5:30pm Game Time! Interested in being a contestant couple? You need to hurry - spots fill up quickly! Read about what is involved and how to apply here.

Tickets $10 at the door.
All GP events are lesbian, bi, trans, queer-loving.
Follow the event on Facebook for updates here.

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Annual Women Who Write Event
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Women Who Write Event

Co-presented by The Quatrefoil Library The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies.

The popular annual get-together of women writers and their fans returns Sunday, March 18. Hear from novelists, poets, essayists and short story writers in literary fiction, creative non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, essay, Young Adult and romance.

The free reading at The Elmer L. Andersen library is followed by a chance to meet the authors, get books signed and browse the Girlpond Pop-Up Shop.

Authors in attendance will be:

Catherine Friend, Catherine Lundoff, M B Panichi, Melanie Hoffert, Rachel Gold, Stephanie Maari Booker.

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Girlpond Pop-Up Shop @ Quatrefoil Library Used Book Sale
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Girlpond Pop-Up Shop @ Quatrefoil Library Used Book Sale

About The Quatrefoil Library Used LGBTQ Book Sale:

To help reduce our supply of surplus books, we will offer thousands of volumes at unbeatable prices: $1 for paperbacks (or 12 books for $10) and $2 for hardcover books (6 for $10). Excluded are large-format, art and photo books.
If you have never been to Quatrefoil Library, this is a great opportunity to stop in, shop for some books, take a tour, and buy a membership ($40 annually for individuals, $25 for students). 

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