Events October ’22 | the alley diary


WOVEN: of life itself

On view until October 30

House Norway

913 Franklin Avenue East


Inspired by Norway House’s Minnesota Peace Initiative, WOVEN: of life itself celebrates pride of disability in canon along with other identities. By showcasing the diverse cultural and ethnic community that surrounds Norway House in the Ventura Village neighborhood, WOVEN offers a unique voice in describing peace and coexistence.

Soul Photo Gallery

On view until December 10

Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota (East)

405 21st Avenue South


The Katherine E. Nash Gallery presents A gallery of images from the soul, a group exhibition of more than 100 black American artists from the 19th to 21st centuries whose practice incorporates the medium of photography, including Phillips’ Walter Griffin. The exhibit honors, celebrates, studies, and interprets black history, culture, and politics in the United States. For gallery hours and related event information, go to

Free Thursday evenings at the ASI

Thursdays, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue


Explore the ASI with free admission to the museum from 3pm to 8pm! There will be live music on some Thursdays.

Phillips Community Cleanup

Saturday October 8

9:00 a.m.: breakfast and grocery pick-up

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Garbage collection

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and resource fair

2438 Bloomington Avenue South OR

2400 Park Avenue South (enter on 24th Street)

Do you live or work in Midtown Phillips, Ventura Village, Phillips West or East Phillips? Meet neighbors, pick up litter and get organized! Check in at the Ace Welna Hardware parking lot or at Lutheran Social Services. Minneapolis Garbage Trucks will provide free pickup of furniture, household construction waste, old tires, mattresses, appliances and electronics between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Items must be out by 9 a.m. ). It’s always a great neighborhood party!

Block party and inauguration ceremony

Saturday October 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Norway House car park

913 Franklin Avenue East


Norway House is hosting a family block party and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate our newest addition to campus! The event is free (food and drink for purchase) and open to the public. Enjoy children’s activities, music, and special guests, including the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. We will even unveil a new sculpture. The program and the inauguration begin at 11 a.m.

Wish Work Puppet Series: How to Know a Whale

Saturday October 15, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

2742 15th Avenue South

Suggested donation: $5 to $10

How to recognize a whale is a whale of a time and a (very) loose homage to Moby-Dick (if Ishmael was a hyper-curious eleven-year-old girl and the whale was a little friendlier!) with the help of his submarine stuck, she explores perspective in isolated circumstances, a maker’s approach and our relationship to the ocean. Join us underwater for shadow puppets, object performances and original music by Juliana Carr, as we search for a whale. Brought to you by Hinterhands Puppet Company.

Carissimi Together Consortium

Sunday, October 16, 4 p.m.

3045 Chicago Ave South


Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts presents the early music ensemble Consortium Carissimi, led by Garrick Comeaux, in a concert highlighting the secular music of Dowland and Gesualdo. A reception will follow if pandemic conditions permit. For more information, contact the church office at 612-827-5919, or see the Mount Olive website.

Full Moon Puppet Show

October 21, 22 and 23, 7:30 p.m.

open eyes theater

506 East 24th Street


Join us under the full moon for a rowdy adult puppet cabaret with performances by some of the Twin Cities’ most innovative puppet artists and live music between acts! Age recommendation: 14+ for adult content/language/themes.

Bare Bones 2022 Extravaganza

October 28 to 31, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Downtown Greenway

2828 11th Avenue South

$20 (No one declined for lack of funds)

2022 welcomes the return of the traditional BareBones puppet show, an outdoor drama featuring larger-than-life puppets, stilts, dancing, fire, singing and music. Space is limited, for advance tickets and to learn more, or to get involved, visit


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