Events Featured in East Side Review April 16, 2017

St. Paul Art Crawl

The St. Paul Art Crawl is April 28, 29 and 30. Exhibitions will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The East Side has added some additional stops for this year’s crawl. There will be exhibitors at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.; Flat Earth Brewing, 688 Minnehaha Ave. E.; Indigenous Roots Pop-up Gallery, 804 Margaret St.; Swede Hollow Cafe, 725 East Seventh St.; Village on Rivoli, 681 Rivoli St. N.; J.A. Geiger Studio, 1647 Beech St. 

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Record Store day

Caydence Records and Coffee is hosting a Record Store Day party at their shop at 900 Payne Ave.,  all day on April 22, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Caydence, along with A Greener Read Used Bookstore and art gallery Studio Payne, will have a sidewalk sale selling records, CDs, books and art. 

There will also be a variety of foods from local, East Side restaurants. From noon to 3 p.m., Oakdale’s Catrina’s mexican restaurant will be around serving food. Tongue in Cheek will be there from 3 to 6 p.m. and Brunson’s Pub will be serving food from 6 to 9 p.m. Gray Duck chai will provide samples of their chai from 9 a.m. to noon.

Live music will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Acts include: Alexander Kurt Tulp, Michael McGarthwaite, Abhi Ananda, Ash St. John, Mike Midwestern, Ryan Traster Music, Black Ramen, Mr. Submissive, Pleasure Wounds, Night of Joy, MPLS.


Khmer Rouge Genocide panel discussion

Cambodians from Rochester and the Twin Cities will gather at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave. E. on April 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to commemorate and discuss the atrocities and subsequent aftermath associated with the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia from 1975 through 1979. Nine survivors will testify about genocide, their refugee experience and their immigration to Minnesota. 

On April 17, 1975 the Khmer Rouge, a brutal communist movement, gained control of Cambodia promising peace and an end to the Vietnam War. After disarming the military, the entire population was ordered into the countryside to establish a communist agrarian society. Over 1.5 million people died due to starvation, disease, being overworked and systematic executions. 

The survivors from Minnesota will tell their stories and discuss, with the public, the effects of this horrific episode in world history. As part of the Sons & Daughters of Cambodia’s mission, this conference is intended to educate more people about this time in history, Southeast Asia, and help both the youth of these survivors and the Minnesota community learn about these events and each other. 

The program consists of two panel discussions. The first panel of five will discuss the events leading to and the tools used to perpetrate the atrocities. The second, four-member panel will focus on the refugee experience in Thailand and the voyage to freedom. A one-hour question and answer period will follow each panel. The public is welcome to attend and participate. Seating is limited, please RSVP at or call Scott Walker at 651-775-7560 (English), or  Ho Try at 651-366-2775 (Khmer). 

There is no fee required but donations will be accepted. 

Supporting organizations include the Cambodian Church of the Nazarene of Crystal and Rochester, Watt Munisotaram Buddhist Society of Minnesota, United Cambodian Association of Minnesota, and the Cambodian Community Council of Minnesota.


April events at Hayden Heights Library

The Hayden Heights Library, located at 1465 White Bear Ave., has a variety of events going on during April. For more information about upcoming programs, please call the Hayden Heights Library at 651-793-3934, or visit 

• Mondays in April, 6:30 - 7 p.m. - Jammie Storytime: Spend time sharing stories, songs, and rhymes in English with your child while building a foundation for reading success. Everyone is welcome. Jammies, blankets and stuffed animals encouraged. No registration is needed.

• Fridays in April, 10:30 - 11 a.m. - Family Storytime: Spend time sharing stories, songs, and rhymes in English with your child while building a foundation for reading success. No registration is required.

• Thursday, April 20, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Hayden Heights Book Club: Join this growing community book club as they read popular and unique titles each month.  Contact the library to find out more.

• Saturday, April 22, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Art Space Saturday: Celebrate Earth Day at Art Space Saturday. This is a drop-in arts program for youth of all ages and their families. Art materials and project ideas will be provided to create, have fun and get just a bit messy. No registration is required.



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