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Things to do this weekend: Learn about Rep. John Lewis, support the arts, check out the Fringe Festival
Andrea Carlson’s piece at the Walker Art Center’s new exhibit, “Don’t let this be easy.”

John Lewis: Good Trouble

What: Film showing from Minneapolis Film Society, conversation with Attorney General Keith Ellison
When: July 30-August 3
Where: Minneapolis Film Society website

In honor of the late Rep. John Lewis, the Minneapolis Film Society is screening John Lewis: Good Trouble as a part of their society, justice, and culture series “We the People: Required Watching.” After watching the documentary, tune into a conversation with MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice and Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison on August 3 at 7 p.m. Register here.

Minnesota Fringe Virtual Festival

What: Free live performances
When: July 30-August 9
Where: Minnesota Fringe Festival website

While artists and audiences can’t join in-person this summer, the Minnesota Fringe Festival has brought together over 70 artists for over a week of performances. Free live shows will take place nightly, and additional perks are available by purchasing a Fringe button.

“Don’t let this be easy” opens at the Walker Art Center

What: Exhibition featuring female-identifying artists and feminism
When: July 30-July 4, 2021
Where: 725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis

In conjunction with the Feminist Art Coalition, the Walker Art Center is showcasing work from over 30 female-identifying artists spanning 50 years. Centering on themes of equity and feminism, “Don’t let this be easy” includes visual works of art, moving pieces, and materials from archives. Additionally, the Walker is dedicating funds from the show to increase capacity to feature female-identifying artists online.

Guthrie Theater Virtual Benefit

What: Livestreamed fundraiser for Guthrie Theater programming
When: August 1, 7 p.m.
Where: Guthrie Theater website

The Guthrie Theater is hosting a fundraiser to support their programming as the lack of live performances and ticket sales threatens their work. With an online auction and a livestream of appearances from around the country, Twin Cities actress Sally Wingert will be hosting. Registration is free, and it is necessary for access to the livestream.

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