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This Mother's Day weekend: Treat her to something special

Why take your mother to brunch when there are so many other great options out there? 

Drawing of a crowd of diverse women marching for equality.
Artwork by Tammy Ortegon

Produced by the ColorWheel Gallery in South Minneapolis, “Fight Like a Mother!” features more than 20 artists creating works through the lens of motherhood. The event, which takes place this Saturday from 1-7pm is meant to “celebrate and honor mothers while they express their hopes, fears, frustrations, triumphs, challenges, demands, love and joy of motherhood through visual art and spoken word.” Artwork includes painting, collage, textiles, photography, jewelry, sculpture, music, and poetry.

A Black man sits in a chair and holds a cane, unsmiling. There is a colorful mural on the wall behind him.
Kamasi Washington

Widely considered responsible for a renaissance in contemporary jazz, legendary saxophonist Kamasi Washington returns to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul this Saturday at 8pm with his unique blend of soul jazz, funk, electronic and hip-hop.  Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. 

A digital collage of a tiger dressed as a Hmong woman, wearing an ornate headdress and jewelry.
Artwork by Angel Lee Yang

Stop by the opening reception of a month-long showcase in honor of Hmong American Day at the XIA Gallery in Saint Paul. The reception includes an arts and crafts fair from noon - 5 p.m., and an opening ceremony featuring community performances, a short film showcase, and an artist Q&A starting at 5 p.m. 

A Black woman walks down a fashion runway wearing a bright orange dress and several long strands of pearls along with other jewelry.
Minnesota Met Gala

The Minnesota Met Gala produced by BFWMN is an opportunity to dress up, witness the creations of diverse local designers and dance the night away. The gala is this Saturday, May 11  from 4-6 p.m. with an after party from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Minneapolis American Swedish Institute. Tickets range from $30 - $150.

An Indigenous woman leans over a table at an outdoor powwow. The table features beaded earrings and a hat decorated with ornate traditional beadwork.
Mother's Day Powwow

The annual Mother's Day Powwow centers not only mothers, but Mother Earth. A sober and all age space, this event features drumming, dancing, food, and more. The powwow takes place Saturday at Cedar Field Park; Grand entry is at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and dinner is served at 5 p.m. 

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