May/June 2019

It’s finally real spring—even if the calendar tells us it started in March, and summer is right nearby. That’s enough to make anyone want to break out in song, and in this issue, we talk to several of our neighbors who do exactly that! Our themes for this issue are senior living and music and entertainment, and we’re honored to shine the spotlight on members of our community, younger people and elders, who do so much good in so many ways, including healing through music.

Creative Mornings’ February event at Minneapolis Institute of Art featured speaker Joe Horton, Mia’s artist-in-residence for 2019 as well as local musician and artist.

Rincon 38, home chefs, home cooking

Rincon 38 co-owner Hector Ruiz offers tips for home chefs.

RINCON 38, tapas, tapas restaurants, Sergio Millan, Hector Ruiz, Spanish food, Spanish restaurants

At Rincon 38, the menu is all tapas all the time, but the complexity of the flavors, intense in all the right ways and places, will put you in mind of French cuisine.

MayDay Parade, MayDay, Heart of the Beast Theatre, Powderhorn park

Even if there’s still the odd trace of snow on the ground, there’s no more magical way to celebrate the arrival of spring in the Twin Cities than taking part in the annual MayDay Parade led by In the Heart of the Beast Theatre.

American Swedish Institute's Museum Store, Nordic gifts, mother's day gifts, father's day gifts, gifts for mom, gifts for dad

Whether you love shopping or are the kind of person who’d rather do almost anything else, the Museum Store at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a great place to get gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other occasion.

MacPhail, Music for Life, MacPhail Center for Music, Sing for Life, Play for Life, the Giving Voice chorus

MacPhail's Music for Life program focuses on bringing music to elders wherever they are.

Ta-Ta Quartet, all women quartet, all female quartet, St. Louis Park High School, Roseville String Ensemble, Miriam Zien Edgar

The female foursome met when they were members of the Roseville String Ensemble.

Cantor Yossi Ben Harush, DJ Yossi Ben Harush, bar mitzvah dj, bat mitzvah dj, cantor, Sephardi Minyan - Shaarei Rahamim

Yossi Ben Harush isn’t your average DJ. While he does spend time spinning tunes at parties, he reserves part of his weekends to observe Shabbat—the Jewish day of rest.

VocalEssence, Vintage Voices, vocal groups, elder singing groups, elderly choirs

Minneapolis-based VocalEssence started Vintage Voices, an initiative to engage elders in choral music, four years ago.

Lee Reinharz, Alternatives to Violence, inmate workshop, workshops for inmates, friends for a nonviolent world

Once a month, St. Louis Park resident Lee Reinharz cofacilitates a group of inmates in exercises designed to help participants transform their power so that it can be used in a more positive way.

TC Trainspotting blogger Lisa Hoff stands at the US Bank Stadium stop of the light rail.

Lisa Hoff is the woman behind TCTrainspotting, the Facebook blog that documents life on the Twin Cities’ light rail system.

Grapefruit Mojito, Drinks, cocktails, mojito recipe, summer cocktails, summer drinks, liquor boy

This light but flavorful cocktail recipe serves two - perfect for a spring or summertime date night!

All My Goodbyes, The Gilded Wolves, Magers & Quinn, book recommendations, books to read, Mariana Dimópulos, Roshani Chokshi

"All My Goodbyes" and "The Gilded Wolves" will delight fans of diverse, deeply readable fiction.

Azeka. Inc/Brush Studio, Date Night, painting, art and alcohol

Looking for something different for date night? Try an evening at Brush Studio, where art and alcohol happily meet.