PLAN IT July 2022


“Something wicked this way comes” as Shakespearean Youth Theatre presents Macbeth at the Crane Theater, 2303 NE Kennedy St. in Minneapolis, July 22-July 31. Shakespeare’s masterpiece of ambition, murder, and civil war tells the timeless story of Scottish general Macbeth, whose theft of the crown unleashes tragedy for his country and those he loves most. Founded in 2004, Shakespearean Youth Theatre offers youth ages 13-19 professional level training and performance opportunities, as well as workshops and camps for young people 7-19. They believe young people have original and vital perspectives to share – perspectives that enrich the lives of everyone who watches them unfold onstage. Visit for tickets and more information.

Jehovah Lutheran Church will host its annual National Night Out festivities from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the parking lot of the church at 1566 Thomas Ave. It will include food and drink, music, activities for kids and a giveaway table featuring gently used clothing, toys and household items. Police and firefighters are always invited, and may make an appearance as well.

A two-day rally, Midway Summer Splash, is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6, at Jehovah Lutheran Church, 1566 Thomas Ave. The free event, open to all, features Bible stories, crafts, activities and refreshments for children ages 3 years and older. Participants can register at the door the first day they attend. More information at or 651-644-1421.

A vegan food shelf with Eureka Compass is held regularly at Zion Lutheran Church (1697 Lafond Ave.), and the next one is on Thursday, July 28 from 5-8 p.m. There will be a bunch of food, a free meal, and art from Arts on Lafond, including paintings on display by Wen Brovold and long exposure, candle lit portraits by Jerry Sedgewick. The church is also home to the Second Tuesday Community Dinner from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. As always, half of all contributions benefit the Zion Lutheran Church Food Justice Initiatives. On Thursday, July 21, attend the Community Dinner at Heritage Park Apartments from 5-8 p.m. (1000 Olson Memorial Highway).
On Tuesday, July 26, the 4th Tuesday Community Dinner is at Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Ave.) from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Use the “south entrance” near the garden located off the drive connecting their parking lot with Asbury St. This dinner will benefit Protect Minnesota.

B-Art-BQs on alternating Thursdays
Connect with your neighbors through art and food at the regular B-Art-BQs at Victoria Theater Arts Center. Events are every other Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 825 University Ave. The next ones are Aug. 4 and 8 and Sept. 1. “For each B-ART-BQ, we will partner with a local business to provide free food, highlighting the cuisine in our neighborhood, as well as a fun, simple art activity that everyone can enjoy,” say planners. “From origami to friendship bracelets to murals to hand crafts, you can get creative in a relaxed environment, enjoying good food and good company. Events are free.


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