Sunday 12/13: Sunday Art Party with Forks and Sporks


Sunday, December 13 from 1-6pm

It’s time for another ALL AGES SUNDAY ART PARTY, this time in conjunction with the December Craft Fair! By popular request, we are going to make the upstairs space kid-centric and intergenerational and super artsy. We will be upstairs, they will be downstairs. We will have craft supplies galore. Bring your fabulous selves for some intergenerational awesomeness!

The December Craft Fair is here:

Community Craft Night


Thursday, December 3 from 5-8pm

Spend an evening making crafts and hanging out with friends. Work on that project you’ve been meaning to get to, it’s more fun making things and learning with others! If you don’t have a project, we will have supplies for making ironwood chopsticks, stencils, fiber arts, and silk screens. Everyone is welcome, this is a kid friendly event and child care will be available. More details at:

Friday 11/13: Introverts Dinner

Friday, November 13th 6-8pm

No facilitated discussion during dinner this week! Come by and you can bring something you wanna do, like a book you’re reading, or a puzzle or whatever it is you feel like doing. We can talk to each other if we want, but we don’t have to!! There will be art supplies in case people feel like drawing.

Tuesday 11/10: Zine Making

During open hours (4-8pm) Tuesday November 10th

make zines at the free space!
if you don’t know how that is okay,
we’ll teach you the way!
art supplies provided,
but feel free to bring your own!

Full Definition of ZINE
: magazine; especially : a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter <a feminist zine>
(from Merriam Webster)

Saturday, November 14th: Alter Ego (dance party)


Real-life fake alter-egos Diffmo and Bumpus guide you through a fraudulent, funkadelic, and fun filled evening of four-to-the-floor freakitude. All electronic, all original, all ready to make you lose your mind and find a new (counterfeit) one.

Bring your friends, bring the funk, bring…



Sat. the 14th
7-10 pm
$5-10 cover (suggested)


…Alter Ego is a brand new dance party by the organizers of Transgression Mn. In the same vein, it is a sober event which is intended to be a safe(r) space for Trans and gender nonconforming artists, especially those who identify as trans feminine/trans women, to play, and a safe(r) space for people who are trans, queer and allied to come and dance.

Sunday November 8th-Beating Burnout: Sustaining Ourselves, Sustaining our Movements

Sunday November 8th 1pm-5pm

Have stress or anxiety related to your racial justice, economic justice, queer justice, animal rights, environmental justice, educational justice, or other activism resulted in such severe impacts on your emotional or physical health that you have wondered whether you needed to walk away from your activist work, at least temporarily? If so, you might be like the 50 to 60% of activists who have experienced activist burnout—a condition some people have argued is the most formidable barrier to the success of social justice movements. In this workshop we will discuss the most common causes, symptoms, and consequences of burnout, both to individual activists and to the movements in which they participate. But we will also share strategies for self-care and community-care—strategies that can bolster our effectiveness as activists and help sustain our movements for social justice.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dallas Rising, long-time animal rights activist with experience in organizing, direct action, and coaching activists, and Paul Gorski, a long-time racial justice and economic justice activist and professor of social justice and human rights who has been studying social justice activist burnout and its impact on social justice movements for the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University.

* This event is supported in part by a grant from The Pollination Project and both Dallas and Paul serve on the Council of Sustainable Activism with In Defense of Animals.

* If you have accesibility needs of any kind, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accomodate them. (facilitators can be contacted through facebook or e-mail and a MARS Collective member can relay the message to the facilitators)