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Hmong Film Fest: Best of the Fest Screenings

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Join us for free film screenings and discussions presented by Qhia Dab Neeg, an international film festival advancing filmmaking and storytelling in the Hmong community.

“Landlord” by John Vang, and “Waiting” by Sao Her
Hayden Heights Library on Nov 8 at 6 PM.

“1985” by Kang Vang
George Latimer Central Library on Nov 12 at 2 PM.

“Cotton Candy” by Yeej Moua, and “Peb Lub Neej” by Dan Yaj
Dayton’s Bluff Library on Nov 16 at 6 PM.

FREE Micro-concert @ Able Seedhouse + Brewery

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Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet
Thu Nov 16 7:30 PM

Now in its third year of events, Pint of Music brings Minnesota Orchestra musicians to local taprooms for a free sampling of music. No ticket required, but space is limited. Arrive early! Details >>

Hmong Tattoo Photo Exhibit

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Visit George Latimer Central Library for a special Hmong tattoo exhibit featuring photography from the Hmong Museum. Runs November 2–30. FREE.
Mondays, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Join us for a presentation by exhibit artists Melissa Vang and Tou Saiko Lee on Monday, November 6 • 6 – 8 p.m.

The Hmong Tattoo Exhibit has been organized by the Hmong Museum and the Hmong Tattoo Crew, an artist collaboration between Tou SaiKo Lee, Melissa Vang, and Touchaing Yang.

Culinary Fest Mezcal Dinner

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Mall of America and Open Arms of Minnesota are partnering together for Culinary Fest. Enjoy a great dinner while sampling Kimo Sabe Mezcal Tequila November 2-3, 2017, or a four-course meal at four different restaurants in one night during Progressive Dining nights November 6-9, 2017. 100% of the proceeds benefit Open Arms. Tickets are on sale here>>

The M After Hours: Closing Time


Thursday, October 26, 7–10 PM
VIP Pre-Party: 5:30–7 PM (Program begins at 6 PM)
Minnesota Museum of American Art | 141 E. 4th Street, St. Paul, MN (at the corner of 4th and Robert Streets)

The Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) will soon go dark for several months for construction of a new, expanded museum at the Historic Pioneer Endicott in downtown St. Paul. Help us close the joint down with a bang! Let’s celebrate a successful run for the provocative exhibition, We the People, and ring in the next exciting chapter for the M. Admission includes a drink ticket, small bites and signature cocktails by CRAVE and Twin Spirits Distillery, plus a performance by the magnificent Lady Midnight, and lots of fun goings-on in the gallery. At the VIP Pre-Party, you’ll have an open bar until 7 p.m., heavy apps, and a chance to leave your mark in the new museum’s “raw space,” with remarks by special guests State Rep. Carlos Mariani and St. Paul Director of Arts and Culture Joe Spencer.

Admission: $25 ($20 for M members)
VIP Pre-Party: 5:30–7 PM (presentation at 6 PM); $75 per person
Get your tickets: mmaa.org/closingtime

The M Presents a Conversation with Deana Haggag of U.S.A.

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Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Tickets: $10 ($8, students, artists, seniors)
Ordway Center for Performing Arts | Drake Rehearsal Hall
345 Washington St. | St. Paul, MN

Minnesota Museum of American Art presents Deana Haggag, CEO and President of the Chicago-based nonprofit United States Artists, joined by Public Functionary co-founder Tricia Heuring and Venessa Fuentes, a poet and arts advocate in the local philanthropy scene. They will discuss creative workers’ vital contributions to the nation’s civic and cultural life, funding accessibility, and artists’ power and vulnerabilities. Featuring an opening performance by Ananya Dance Theatre. Space is limited, so advance tickets are recommended. Tickets @ mmaa.org/deanahaggag

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Fri Oct 13 8PM

From the sounds of the Civil War to Clifford Brown and beyond, the Atrium Jazz Ensemble reveals how these ancient sounds have been brought up to the minute, featuring John Raymond (trumpet) and Kevin Washington (drums). Student tickets only $12 (2 tix w/one ID)! Buy now >>