March 22 • 3–5:30 p.m.
The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis • 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis
An annual rite of spring, Freedom Jazz’ Spring Swing, is right around the corner. Come dance and mingle and listen to the music of the 15-piece big band jazz ensemble, the Freedom Jazz. They will knock your socks off. Specialty drinks, cash bar, and a whole lot of swanky fun all in the beautiful ballroom at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis. There’s plenty of free off-street parking. This event continues to be a smashing success that you don’t want to miss! Order tickets through www.eventbrite.com.
ARENA Dances 20th Anniversary Season Kick-off
March 28 • 5:30 p.m.
The Cowles Center for Dance • 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Kicking off ARENA Dances 20th Anniversary Season is Plastic Language, an evening length trio that deconstructs everyday moments to investigate their simplest form. Inspired by the surrealist works of painter Joan Miró, this work undulates between confined and open spaces as dancers attempt to establish communication between each other. This thought-provoking work is conceptually challenging, as it is technically stunning. Your ticket includes a ticket to the closing night performance of Plastic Language, heavy appetizers, a cash bar, craft cocktails, and a sneak peek of performances that make up the 20th Anniversary Season. Tickets are available through www.thecowlescenter.org.
Women’s Author Event
March 28 • 1–4 p.m.
Elmer L. Andersen Library • 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis
The Quatrefoil Library in conjunction with The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection is happy to announce our annual March Women’s Author Event. For almost ten years, this event has been one the Quatrefoil Library’s most popular and well attended. This year’s author line-up is the biggest one yet. All authors will speak, and a question and answer session will follow. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a list of authors scheduled to appear, visit www.qlibrary.org or www.lib.umn.edu/scrbm/tretter.
Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend
It’s the first annual Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend, an event about celebration, education, and fellowship. The weekend will also feature the inaugural contests for Minnesota Leather Sir, Minnesota Leather Boy, and Ms. Minnesota Leather Pride. Celebrate people in leather who play without inhibitions! Embrace the expanding traditions of erotic and kink play! A preview of the weekend schedule and more information are available by visiting www.mnleatherpride.org.