Art Hounds recommends photography on the fight for racial justice

Nekima Levy Armstrong, civil rights lawyer, activist and founder of the Racial Justice Network, appreciates the work of freelance photojournalist KingDemetrius Pendleton, who has long documented social justice protests and events. Levy Armstrong said he was known on the streets as Black CNN, “because he’s always there, always documenting.”

His photography exhibit, The Movement Never Stops, runs Friday through Sunday at Block Portrait Studios in St. Paul. Pendleton’s exhibit will include photographs taken across the Twin Cities after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officers.

“I think people will be truly surprised, just to see the breadth and depth of what he was able to capture through his lens, and through his dedication and unwavering commitment to the fight for racial justice and search for an end to police violence,” said Levy Armstrong.

Minneapolis-based dancer Erin Thompson called the Riverside Park Sound Garden installation last spring a “delight for the senses,” and she’s looking forward to attending it again this weekend.

The outdoor family event features dance and poetry along with an immersive soundscape created by JG Everest.

“I just found out that kind of stopped time for me,” Thompson said. “It just combines nature and art in such a beautiful way. And it’s very healing.

The Riverside Park Sound Garden operates from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the northwest corner of the park in Minneapolis. The event is free, but reservations are required.

Comedian Tane Danger wants people to know there’s still time to catch Fearless Comedy Productions’ production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ before it closes on Saturday.

Delayed by the pandemic, the comedy features the epic battle of wits and witticisms between Beatrice and Benedick, who are perfect for each other – if only they could stop arguing long enough to get over it. realize. Director Duck Washington sets the play in the post-war 1940s. The production is staged at the Mounds Theatre, a renovated art deco movie theater in St. Paul.

The Mounds Theater requires proof of full vaccinations, including CDC-recommended boosters, as well as masks when not eating or drinking. Danger recommends checking out the themed cocktails the theater associates with its shows. The shows take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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