Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival – Twentieth Year
From February 28 through March 17, the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival will offer a unique collection of films carefully chosen with an eye for quality and providing something for everyone. The MPLSJFF endeavors to present the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world on themes of Jewish culture and identity. Over 175 films were screened but the Film Review Committee and Film Festival staff, the final choices distilled to form the amazing 2013 program. For information on films, and schedules, visit www.sabesjcc.org.
Minnesota Freedom Band 30th Year Concert
“From Russia with Love” marks the Minnesota Freedom Band’s Thirtieth Anniversary Concert. Be at The Ritz Theatre in Minneapolis for the March 10 Sunday matinee to revel in pieces by the Russian masters: Shostakovich, Borodin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Kabalevsky, Mussorgsky, and Prokofiev. There will be a cash bar and food concession in the front reception area, and a pre-concert social reception at 1:30PM. For more information and tickets visit www.mnfreedomband.org or check the Band’s Facebook site.
Greater Tuna’s Coming – Go Fish!
Greater Tuna is a comedy about the third smallest town in Texas and its crazy citizens. Over the course of one day, through the programming at local radio station OKKK, from on-air to sign-off, you meet twenty-one of Tuna’s eccentric citizens, all played by actors Nick Kunz and John Pigate, portraying men, women, children, and animals with over forty-seven costume changes. Tickets are $25 (includes dinner). This is a fundraiser for MCC General Conference. 5PM Silent Auction, inner at 5:30PM, show 7PM. Order tickets at www.agcmcc.org.
Shades of Yellow (SOY) – Hmong GLBT
Join in the 9th Annual SOY New Year MasQUEERade and celebrate ten years of SOY, empowering Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander LGBTQ. A nonprofit organization working to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong LGBTQ, SOY is the only Hmong LGBTQ organization in the world, reaching out online to other Hmong LGBTQ. March 2, 5:30-9:3-0. DS Event Center, 415 Pascal St. N, St. Paul. Visit on Facebook or http://sny3013.eventbrite.com.
Fur Flee VI with the North Country Bears
February 28 – March 3 heralds the “Best Value Bear Event in the U.S.!” A fabulous repeat of last year’s off-the-hook pool party and light show. Two beer busts at local bars, Saturday dance party with open bar and midnight pizza, afternoon bearoake pool party and lunch and much, much more, including Alpine Slide at Spirit Mountain and 200+ bears. Host Hotel: Barkers Island Inn, 300 Marina Drive, Superior, WI. To book, must call and mention “North Country Bears.” Visit www.facebook.com/events/433233683391445/
Bi The Way and Sister Mary Double Feature
OUT Twin Cities Film Festival presents a Double Feature (movie night) on Sunday, February 24 at 6PM. Bi The Way, a film by Brittany Blockman and Josephine Decker, and Sister Mary, by Scott Grenke (and starring ANT, James Vallo, Bruce Vilanch and Judy Tenuta), will be co-presented by Bisexual Organizing Project at the Chatterbox Pub, 800 Cleveland Ave. S. St. Paul. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/314699428631284/