This show is part of the Music For Free tour. To learn more and follow the weekly blog updates, visit https://benweaver.net/music-for-free
The East Side Freedom Library and the St. Paul Almanac invite you to:
RESISTANCE, RESILIENCE, RENEWAL: A GATHERING OF POETRY AND SONG CELEBRATING THE ENDURING LEGACY AND INSPIRATION OF MERIDEL LESUEUR
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Meridel LeSueur, one of the great voices of the 20th century, was born on this day in 1900. Her writings were grounded in the grassroots experiences and stories of women, working people, the disenfranchised and dispossessed. Her immense love and respect for the power of the people and the power of the word was ever present in her poetry, novels, and essays. Meridel’s work touched generations of artists and activists, from Minnesota and the Midwest to the wide expanse of this country and this world. Join us to celebrate her long and inspiring life as a witness, a chronicler, and a defender of people’s lives and struggles.
Join us for a program of presentations and performances of Meridel’s work as well as original work by established and emerging artists.
Free and open to all. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul
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A Special “Ely Winter Fest” Kick-Off Weekend Event
Love Wild Places & Wildlife? Please join us for a very special evening at Ely’s International Wolf Center. From the comfort of IWC’s indoor viewing center, you’ll enjoy IWC’s highly acclaimed “What’s for Dinner?” interpretive program featuring the weekly feeding of the wolf pack in it’s outdoor woodland enclosure. Following that 1-hour program, you’ll continue to observe the wolves while entertained with live music by composer/song-writer Ben Weaver whose music is infused with passion for the natural world.
Tickets: Adult IWC Member $5, Adult Non-member $7.50; Child Member $3, Child Non-member (4-12) $5;, Children 3 and under free,
PLUS suggested $10/adult free-will contribution towards the concert
Join us for Episode 7 - 1st for 2018! - of the Buffalo Show! Featuring traditional storyteller COLIN WESAW,
DAKOTA BLUE AND MYRON THORNE
Tatanka Ohitika (“Strong Buffalo”) is a Dakota elder and poet from the Sisseton- Wahpeton Oyate. He is a decorated Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and American Indian Movement (AIM) activist who has traveled around the world performing his work, collecting a million stories and writing a “zillion” poems, advocating for indigenous peoples across the globe. Strong Buffalo join forces with host Leech Laker Al Gross, to deliver much needed love medicine to a world in need, with wise words and dirty grooves, and interspersed with thoughtful conversation. Joined by several other special guest artists, The Buffalo Show showcases important work by Native artists seeking to restore balance to our world.
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Join chef/owner of Red Table Meat Co. Mike Philips, Salsa cyclo-touring troubadour Ben Weaver, and Angry Catfish bike shop for a snow/dirt ride, lunch and concert in the urban wilds of the Twin Cities. More info and tickets here!
Back in April we held a conversation and performance in which we shared experiences and stories as a group about how to foster deeper connections to our land, water and community. As with all living things change is constant and unavoidable. We felt it would be insuring and useful to revisit this conversation. Please join us, Tickets available here.