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April 2021

Lead This Way

April 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us virtually on April 15 from 12 pm - 1 pm for an honest discussion about leadership during COVID-19 and civil unrest. Hear from Donna Robinson, CEO of Collective Measures, Orlee Tatarka, Head of Production at Carmichael Lynch, and Emily Pritchard, CEO of The Social Lights. Tickets are free! We hope you can join us. About Ad 2 The Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed) is a non-profit, professional trade association that has served the Minnesota advertising community including agencies,…

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The 2021 Minnies Awards

April 29, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Listen, some media people just get it. And by “it,” we don’t just mean free booze, concert tickets and 50-pound fruit baskets (although they definitely get plenty of those too). No, we’re talking about those teams who absolutely kill it at strategizing, planning and running innovative, groundbreaking ad campaigns—and we’re excited to celebrate their success again in 2020! Join us in honoring the most innovative media campaigns of the year. You will not want to miss this! This year's panel…

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May 2021

RIKKI DUCORNET

May 6, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Join Rain Taxi for a journey through outer space and inner longing with acclaimed author Rikki Ducornet as she discusses her new novel Trafik (Coffee House Press). A mind-bending picaresque, Trafik reinvents science fiction as fabulist lyricism, showing the ever-inventive Ducornet at the height of her powers. “Surrealism meets space opera in Trafik, Rikki Ducornet’s startlingly original look at a post-human and non-human pairing wandering through space while obsessed with the scattered fragments of a world they never knew. At…

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CHRIS BOHJALIAN

May 10, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Please join us for a special event with Chris Bohjalian, the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives (a selection of Oprah’s Book Club), Trans-Sister Radio (a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award), and The Flight Attendant (now a Golden Globe-winning HBO series), among many other smash hits. Bohjalian will be in conversation with Minnesota Book Award winner Sheila O’Connor about his new novel Hour of the Witch (Doubleday), a historical thriller set in 1662 that may also be the…

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CHARLES BERNSTEIN with TONYA M. FOSTER

May 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Join us for a conversation and reading with Charles Bernstein, to celebrate his new collection Topsy-Turvy (University of Chicago Press) —a book that speaks to our time of “covidity” in a lyrically explosive mix of comedy and melancholy that showcases the much-heralded Bernstein at his best. With a jumble of forms ranging from horoscopes and sea shanties to translations and screenplays, Topsy-Turvy captures the tenor of our times while giving readers an instruction worthy of Beckett: “Continue / on, as…

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ADRIAN MATEJKA

May 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Join us as we celebrate the launch of a new work by acclaimed poet Adrian Matejka! A collaboration of visual art and poetry inspired by two classic Funkadelic albums, Standing On the Verge & Maggot Brain (Third Man Books) offers a chorus of poems and visual art that is psychedelic and bright, full of quarter notes disguised as words. The poems bend Funkadelic’s glitter and funk into a deep exploration of the poet’s own radiances and shadows. The collection also…

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June 2021

Be My Guest: Religious Celebrations

June 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Be My Guest is a multi-course engagement project, combining interactive events that center around food as an invitation for storytelling and short form media, creating conversation and connection between Muslim and non-Muslim communities across Minnesota. Join Twin Cities PBS for a virtual dinner dialogue on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. to explore religious celebrations between Muslim and non-Muslim communities across Minnesota. The community is invited to join this event from the comfort and safety of home.…

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September 2021

Dish: Cuisine for Change

September 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join us virtually to celebrate the 18th anniversary of Dish: Cuisine for Change on Thursday, September 23, 2021. As Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala, Dish: Cuisine for Change brings the community together to raise funds and awareness to help end hunger in our local communities. This one-of-a-kind virtual event features impressive online auction items, inspiring messages, and entertainment from Kat Perkins and The Blenders. Registration for Dish is free and opens on Sunday, September 19 at 12:00 p.m. The…

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Dish: Cuisine for Change

September 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join us virtually to celebrate the 18th anniversary of Dish: Cuisine for Change on Thursday, September 23, 2021. As Second Harvest Heartland’s signature fundraising gala, Dish: Cuisine for Change brings the community together to raise funds and awareness to help end hunger in our local communities. This one-of-a-kind virtual event features impressive online auction items, inspiring messages, and entertainment from Kat Perkins and The Blenders. Registration for Dish is free and opens on Sunday, September 19 at 12:00 p.m. The…

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October 2021

Be My Guest: How can food bridge discord and difference

October 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join Twin Cities PBS for an interactive virtual event that explores how food weaves together the mundane and the holy. We examine the various reasons why communities pray and bless their food. We learn how two chefs of different faiths find common ground through food, and we reflect on our own individual food practices. And what better way to talk about food than by eating together! Join us as we share a meal and explore these questions and more with…

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