Events:

 

Tuesday, November 3, 7:00am - 8:00pm

ELECTION DAY
Time to go to the polls and cast your vote!
If you need to know where to go to vote, or need help getting there, call us at 612-276-1213.

 

Thursday, October 29, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Ward 9 Candidate Debate

Sibley Park Building, 1900 E. 40th St.

Candidates Gary Schiff, Dave Bicking, and Todd J. Eberhardy, with MinnPost columnist David Brauer moderating.
Information about Ranked Choice Voting (the City's new election system) will also be available.
The Forum is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, East Phillips Improvement Coalition, Longfellow Community Council, and Corcoran Neighborhood Organization.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event (stacking chairs, welcoming people, etc) please contact Katie Dudzik at katie@ppna.org. A big thank you to Scott Travis for organizing this event.

 

Saturday, October 10, 6:00 - 9:00pm

The Yes Men Movie and dessert

May Day Book Store, 301 Cedar Ave. S. (in the basement)

With poker-faced impersonation as their weapon and World Trade Organization officials as their target, the story follows Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno pulling off one prank after another to raise political consciousness.

When their stunts succeed, the flimflam men in the film raise their satirical ante and push the art of public spectacle to hilarious new heights.

(This is the original 2003 "Yes Men" movie.)

Before the screening, hostess Lydia Howell will serve her renowned snacks and dessert, starting at 6 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 3, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Party with NOTA and Mary Metchnek

Walker Community Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave. S.

It'll only be 30 days to the election, and high time for a party! Campaign volunteers, past volunteers, friends and family of volunteers, wannabe volunteers, people who once volunteered for something somewhere, somewhere, people who just want to meet Dave, you're all invited! It's a potluck, so feel free to bring something tasty.

None Of The Above (NOTA) is a political rock band that does both originals and covers (Talking Heads, Wilco, Beatles, The Police, Devo, etc.). They've been playing a variety of rock genres including indy, classic, new wave, and more at clubs and parties since 2007.

Mary Metchnek plays Irish and Eastern European fiddle music.

PLUS, there will be a dramatic presentation, starring Dave. Don't miss it!

Join Dave to have fun, enjoy live music, AND support open and responsive city government!

 

Saturday, September 12, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Snacks, Desserts, and Live Music!!
Chuck Solberg Trio, blues and New Orleans style jazz.
With Bill Oldfather, jazz, Latin, and folk piano.

Mill City Music, 3820 E. Lake St.
(Use the door and stairs just to the left of the Blue Moon Café)

Chuck Solberg has toured here & abroad with Luther Allison, shared billing with legends such as Miles Davis, played with BB King's band, The Shirelles, Muddy Waters, & Chuck Berry, among others, & won the public admiration of Bob Dylan. The Chuck Solberg Trio also features vocals by his daughter Kristen Solberg and string bass and vocals by Sigurd Nordskog. Sensuous ballads, jazz standards, & the great rhythms of New Orleans R&B; tunes make this ensemble irresistible. The band's website has samples of their music.

Bill Oldfather (playing piano, he's also a professional bassoonist) performs improvisations on folk, Latin, original, and jazz tunes. His style is at once both fun and elegant.

What could be better? Join Dave to have fun, enjoy live music, AND support open and responsive city government!

Donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds

 

Sunday, August 30, 2:00 – 10:00pm

A Concert & Rally to Free Minneapolis
Dave Bicking will be there, will you?
Club Jäger, 923 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis,

The Coalition to Free Minneapolis Concert & Rally

Dave Bicking, Green endorsed candidate for Minneapolis City Council in Ward 9, invites you to a party!

A coalition of candidates for Minneapolis municipal offices, joined by many well-known local musicians and activists, is holding a free concert & rally this Sunday in downtown Minneapolis, to inform Minneapolis citizens of the problems in our city and the need to elect new leadership to Minneapolis government this November.

"The City of Minneapolis is a great city and my home for over 30 years" said Mayoral Candidate Papa John Kolstad, "but the city has significant problems that have not been addressed by the current mayor and city council, and as a result our residents and small businesses are hurting badly due to severe tax increases every year and aggressive inspection and regulation activities by the city."  Papa John was Green Party candidate for Attorney General in 2006.

"I believe the city has been mismanaged," he said, "and we need new leadership to solve the problems of our city.  If we don¹t make significant changes our city will continue to suffer more foreclosures and business closures.  We need to take our city back!"

Musical acts will include Javier Trejo, Willie Murphy, Eskit's Political Cabaret, Nikki & The Ruemates, Steve Kaul & The Brass Kings, and Papa John and His Hot Swing Band featuring John Devine.

As well as the music and the candidates, there will be presentations by various local activist groups like FairVote MN.

The concert & rally is free of charge.  A variety of food and beverages will be available to purchase.

 

Friday, August 14, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Dave Bicking for City Council campaign party and fundraiser, with snacks, deserts, and LIVE MUSIC. In the basement of Walker Community Methodist Church, 3104 16th
Ave. S, Mpls. (One block east of Bloomington Ave. and one block south of Lake St).

Music:
PAPA JOHN KOLSTAD, singer and blues guitarist. A Minneapolis legend - and
now, a candidate for Mayor of Minneapolis in 2009! Previously the Green
Party candidate for MN Attorney General in 2006. He will likely be joined
by one or more friends and fellow musicians.

ESKIT, amazing and unique songwriter of satire and general silliness.
Singer and piano player extraordinaire. Author of the Bicking for City
Council campaign song!

Suggested donation: $10 (more if you can please, less if you can't)