Ksenia Gorinshteyn

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There’s no place like home for ‘Ruby Slippers’ production

The “Wizard of Oz” is often associated with innocence and fairytale — a story about a girl trying to find her way back home. This well-known film is about to get a makeover with Jazzercise, an exploration of its connection to white supremacy and stolen ruby slippers.

Culture compass: Herbal tea, building bridges and a cappella

The "A Capell-Off" returns for another year, with five a capella groups competing for a $250 cash prize. The night will be jam-packed with a capella renditions of your favorite classics. 7Days A Cappella, Urban Sound, The Enchantments and Basses Wild will compete against last year’s winners, Vocal U. The event is completely free and open only to University of Minnesota students.  

Northeast coffee shop serves up local music

Five Watt Coffee’s Northeast location, which opened about a year ago, is quickly becoming a hub for local musicians to gather and share their work. The shop’s “Bummer Strummer Sessions” feature heavyhearted acoustic tunes that invite everyone in the room to find camaraderie through what's described as “intimate feels.”

TransFabulous provides creative outlet — one medium at a time

With blank pages in front of them, participants sat at tables organized in a tight, intimate circle. Observing the different charcoal tools available to them, they listened to the artist describe their various uses. TransFabulous workshops create a space for trans youth — though all are welcome — to express themselves through different artistic mediums while connecting the Twin Cities trans community. This month’s workshop ran last Wednesday and presented charcoal as an artistic outlet.