Plan It October 2021


'HUMAN TOLL: A public history of 35W' opens Oct. 2
A new exhibit at Hennepin History Museum (HHM) explores community resistance and resilience and illustrates how freeway construction destroyed and divided Black communities across the United States, amplifying the effects of systemic racism still felt today. With photographs, maps, oral histories, and archival documents, "HUMAN TOLL: A Public History of 35W" foregrounds the experiences of Black residents of South Minneapolis by exploring stories about displacement, housing discrimination, neighborhood division and environmental justice.
“The frustration and the anger that older South Minneapolis residents who lived through watching their friends and neighbors sell their homes, watching the houses being torn down, those are experiences and memories that the older people never forgot,” said Sharon Sayles Belton, activist, community leader, and former mayor of Minneapolis, who was interviewed for the project.
The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are requested:
HUMAN TOLL was researched and developed over a period of two years by a diverse team of South Minneapolis community members and advisers working in collaboration with students and faculty of the University of Minnesota Heritage Studies and Public History program.
The exhibit runs through Oct. 1, 2022. Throughout its duration, HHM will offer in-person and online events to deepen the understanding of systemic racism in Hennepin County.

Latino Film festival opens
The MSP Film Society is pleased to announce the complete lineup for the 2021 CINE LATINO Film Festival, which returns Oct. 8 – 14 as a hybrid festival to present an selection of films from the world’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming filmmakers from U.S. LatinX, Latin American, and Iberian communities and regions.
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'The Hound of the Baskervilles'
Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company will return to their artistic home, Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, 1620 E 46th Street in the South Minneapolis Nokomis neighborhood.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" will be performed for four performances, Oct. 15-16 and Oct. 22-23. All performances are at 7 p.m. Audiences are required to follow the Protocols in place for the COVID-19, which include using hand sanitizer, wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. The cast includes Stephen Greenhalgh as Sherlock Holmes, Hazen Markoe as Dr. John Watson, Eni Ogundipe as Beryl Stapleton, Dean Hardland as Sir Henry Baskerville, Coral Bastien as Mrs Hudson and Lydia Lyons, Don Larsson as Dr. Mortimer, Maureen Trepp as Mrs. Mortimer, Tony Gillen as Mr. Barrymore and Charles, Candy Dyke as Mrs. Barrymore, Alex Renshaw as Jack Stapleton, Greg Bastien as Mr. Frankland, Merwin Gomes as the Coroner and the Train Conductor, Noreen Brandt as Clayton and Adam Fox as the Carriage Driver and Selden. For more information, contact or

Trunk or Treat Oct. 31
Children and families are invited to a Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. at Trinity of Minnehaha Falls. Put on those festive costumes and come for treats handed out from decorated vehicles on our circle drive (corner of 52nd Street and 40th Avenue). Call 612-724-3691 with questions.

Lutefish dinner Nov. 6
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church at 4101 37th Avenue South is hosting it’s Lutefisk Dinner on Nov. 6 with seating at 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and children 10 and under are $10. There will be lutefisk with white sauce and butter, meatballs, potatoes, gravy, rutabagas, coleslaw, cranberries, lefse and angel food cake with lemon topping along with (of cours)e coffee Reservations are a must, so please call the church at 612-722-9527 to reserve your time.

Holiday Bazaar Nov. 20
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church at 4101 37th Avenue South will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m until 2 p.m. There will be a lunch of flotegrot and ham sandwiches along with cake and coffee. Enjoy raffles and a large bake sale with a variety of cakes, cookies, pies, candy and home canned items available for sale. And Lefse, too. Grandma’s Attic, the outside vendors and our large Silent Auction are always a hit.

Advent Procession Service
Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts (3045 Chicago Ave. S.) presents its annual Advent Procession Service. Mark the season with a solemn procession and a series of lessons and carols for Advent, and enter this season of hope in the darkest time of the year. Candles, incense and beautiful music all invite the listener to engage in this profound liturgical season.
The free event takes place at 4 p.m. This is the first event in the 2021-2022 Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts season. For further information, contact Dr. Cherwien at 612-827-5919,, or online at


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