Upcoming Events

Board Meeting

Steve Miller
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116

 MISF members welcome!


The Theatrical Experience

Nathaniel Fuller
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Distinguished Guthrie Theater actor Nathanial Fuller will lead an interactive dialogue about his experience as a performing artist as it relates to the experience of the audience.  Theater is the shared energy between the production and the audience.  The audience becomes part of the art.  Nat will talk about what actors as artists are aiming for, and how the audience can participate to heighten the experience. 

Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis

We will continue reading Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things that Matter by Peter Singer. This time we will cover the sections on Animals, Politics, and Global Governance. The discussion will be conducted under guidelines laid down by the United Nations Committee on Reasonably Adequate Verbal Exchanges (RAVE) as interpreted by the discussion moderator. It should be a blast.


Minneapolis and Tangletown Neighborhood Landmarks

Tom Balcom
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

What is a neighborhood and how does change make it better, lessen it, or make it a different world? Step into the past with a presentation illustrated by maps and photographs of historical interest.  The maps show what most of south Minneapolis looked like prior to urban development.  The photos are of early downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River, as well as historical and current-day images of Tangletown.  These maps and photos provide a sense of place, identity, and pride in the city where we live.