Have fun at Founder’s Day this Friday, but don’t miss all the other great events this week.
Alternative Motion Project
$15 at The Southern Theater, Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 at 8p.m., Sunday, March 10 at 2p.m.
In its second season, this show of dance, spoken word, and original music is returning to its adoring audience. The show, from local composer Dameun Strange and NYC Band Genesand Machines, exemplifies the “Move BIG” style that is “unique, physical and dynamic,” and its choreography works with funky-blues music to produce a dazzling show.
2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam: Championship Finals
$25 at Aria at the Jeune Lune, Saturday, March 9 at 7p.m.
See the world’s best female slam poets at this event hosted in Minneapolis! Saturday night will be the culmination of the week long series of bouts and workshops ending with the top 12 poets competing in a three round poetry slam.
Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability
Free at the University of Minnesota’s McNeal Hall Gallery, Saint Paul Campus, Tues-Fri 10a-5p, Weekends 1:30-4:30p (through May 26th)
Environmental, economic, and social concerns led to the creation of this fashion exhibit of recycled, up-cycled, re-purposed, and reclaimed sustainable clothing. These designs are beautiful and innovative, moving notions of sustainable clothing into the 21st century.
Erin Sayer Solo: Everything All Together
Free at Cult Status Gallery, Saturday, March 9 at 7p (with exhibit showing through the end of March)
This gallery opening will showcase Cult Status Gallery owner Erin Sayer’s giant pieces. Craig Lambert and Disco Devils will provide the music for the event, which marks a brief hiatus in the gallery’s shows while Sayer moves to a new location which will be opened this summer. The gallery has teamed with street artists and groups like Guerrilla Girls in the past, and commits itself to exhibiting multicultural and international work that promotes dialogue between artists and the local community.
“She’s Not There: The Myth of the Muse”
Free at Gallery 122 at Hang It, Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9
Check out the last weekend of this photography exhibit which features 20 artists’ work all focusing on one model: Marlene Tupy. This show offers a perspective from the other side of the camera lens. Exhibited photographs are the result of workshops at the Minneapolis Photo Center and with Vision Quest in Wisconsin and the Badlands. MUSIC//
Fluorescent Fridays presents 10 Kaves
Free at 10K basement of Dupre, Saturday, March 9 at 9:15p
It’s awfully snowy out there. Do yourself a favor this Saturday night and stay on campus to see Macalester’s underground (literally) hip hop scene in one of our most underrated spaces. The Offense, Word on the Street, and Slick Rock + Trick Shot will bring a ruckous and hilarious time, while Fluorescent Fridays launches their mixtape Lagoon Rats.
One Among Thousands
$6 with student I.D. at St. Anthony Main Theater, Thursday, March 14 at 7p
This 77 minute documentary is the fourth of six documentaries being shown at the Fourth Minnesota Cuban Film Festival. This film tells a bittersweet story “about Sante Fe musician Victor Alvarez, one of the ‘Peter Pan’ children, who revisits the Cuban homeland for the first time in 43 years.” Alvarez will be making an appearance at the film screening.
$8-12.50 at (Landmark) Uptown Theater, Friday, March 8 – Thursday, March 14 at 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:35p
When Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is forced to hold a vote of YES or NO regarding his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders convince a young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to create a campaign to vote NO. This film has won many international film festival awards, and Gael Garcîa Bernal of “The Motorcycle Diaries” has an inspiring on-screen presence.