.end of the world.
Aug
19
to Aug 20

.end of the world.

its been quite the year in why world and now here in these final moments
Idle Empress
https://idleempress.bandcamp.com/releases

on the brink of environmental collapse while fascism rages on with renewed strength in america it really feels like the end
Todd Luffa
https://toddluffa.bandcamp.com/

through it all we laughed, cried, danced, sang, hugged and so on but now the credits are rollin.
Able Baker
https://ablebaker.bandcamp.com/

and when something dies it allows for new growth to begin
Wealthy Relative
https://soundcloud.com/wealthyrelative

we can still be thankful for music and friendship right?
Peter Campanelli
http://subaquaticrecords.com/album/are-you-ever-even-there

++dancable selections by lush grotto and louie christ++

lets get together, feel it and dance 1 more time yall! 

respect each other, respect the space, respect ur self

plz stay out of the nighbor's yards/smoke out back
no harassment of any kind is tolerated. report any innappropriate behavior to a host.

fight fascism in your daily life and mind/be vulnerably

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And and end // Wealthy Relative // Birthing Hips (bos)
Aug
14
9:00 PM21:00

And and end // Wealthy Relative // Birthing Hips (bos)

a night of off kilter pop musical stylings

and and end
kaleidoscopic kindness and exuberance with a trombone from Andrew Thoreen 
https://andandend.bandcamp.com/

Birthing Hips
all that sassy angular guitar shred goodness from boston
https://birthinghips.bandcamp.com/

Wealthy Relative
the lonely mage of sad raps emerges to drop alchemical bars
https://soundcloud.com/wealthyrelative

5-10 usd suggested donation//help support touring artists ♥

respect the space ~ respect each other ~ respect your self
please notify any host or artist with any concerns / harassment of any kind is not tolerated. 

try to smoke out back so the cops dont come

respect our neighbors they are v chill but dont pee in their yards plz

this is the second to last why world event come chilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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Primal Feelings � astral samara � Sun Young � Crag Mask
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Primal Feelings � astral samara � Sun Young � Crag Mask

friends from other places rolling through to play some tunes

Primal Feelings
seriously silly duo of cuties, brilliant and somehow so carefree

Sun Young
one time a while ago these peeps let me sleep in their house and every room was filled with really cool instruments and they hung real chill

astral samara
playing a solo set idk come see what its like, all new tunes

Crag Mask
nice n sludgey but still kinda soft n pretty

$5-7 suggested donation

~ respect the self, respect each other, respect the space ~

- contact hosts with any safety issues, msg for address -

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Elemental Explorations
Jul
31
5:55 PM17:55

Elemental Explorations

EVERY MONDAY OF JULY!!!!

Elemental explorations! 🌎💧🔥💨💫🌀
Are you curious about the universal elements? 
Earth Water Fire Air Space/Ether Wood Metal Ice Slime Candy (if you’re feeling adventurous)

Elements exist as reality, yet many philosophies conceptualize them into various contexts and give them symbolic meaning. This can be both confusing and fascinatingly curious.

Let’s put it to the zest, for we can always keep learning and open our minds to the potential of discovery! What can we discover? There are ab infinite amount of angles that we can take peer into and out from in considering the elements and how they exist within and around us.
🌐
Let’s peep into the landscapes of our mind and see what grows!

Here is a time and pace: Monday afternoons/evenings ~ during the course of this beloved summer month of July. A wonderful way to start or end your week ♥ 
For the purpose of finding some structure, each week will be centered around a new element. We’re suggesting focusing on the 5 elements of: 
~~~~~Earth Water Fire Air Space~~~~~
Different schools of thought recognize different elements. These are the elements recognized in Ancient Greece and Ayurveda (a system of holistic living and healing through mindful exploration of one’s self relative to the elements, Ayur:life Veda:knowledge). Chinese medicine and Feng Shui on the other hand recognize Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal, and Water.
It is not our aim to suggest a right set of elements. Howbeit, we feel it’s important to bend Air into the mix, calling all Avatars. 
Air: how bout a breath of fresh life?

What to expect:
Nothing
And everything
Of course ;)

We’re exploring!
Welcome, spontaneous adventures! 
You can also come with a plan, at any point peeps are welcome to disperse go internal, study mode, or interact and share outlooks/inlooks etc. 
How ever it be, the conversation continues. 
There are many ways to scope the elements through expression: movement, yoga, dance, sound, song music, materials, drawing, words, writing, art! Choose your pick, pick your groove, and go with it. 
🐳
We’re considering it a freeflow, it may evolve into a collective improv jam so you’re welcome to bring your instrument(s) of choice. We’ll also provide some, and as will you by simply arriving. We are our own and each other’s instruments, ya dig? Let’s harmonize and unearth the essential constituents of nature. Starting with Earth, on Earth 💚🌎💚

What on earth can we get ourselves into?
Exploring elements:
What do they mean to our own body mind spirit soul system, what does it mean in and for the environment, what are their roles in the universe, what kind of personality do they reveal convey portray, how do we relate to the elements and in what ways are they reflected in our personality? Why would we search for deeper meaning from them?
Where do we find the elements taking flight firing up and or flowing through our behavior? How can we examine our tendencies in the context of elements? Can this help us be insightful toward the consequences of our behavior?
How often do we jump from one task to another flying out of focus and flopping into another locus of living. How far can the wind carry us before we fly into a cloud? What are the benefits of settling down and finding clarity with each resting sediment of thought? How many particles can we stir up in our minds? How long can we stand our ground, when do we become stuck and mucky, and when do we decide it’s time to move on or go with the flow? Why do we ask so many questions and how can we find the answers? 

(some food for thought) 

Tomorrow we embark upon Earthly explorations, clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose

Please and love,
respect the self, respect the space, respect each other

☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎

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☽ whyworld SPACE PROM ☾
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

☽ whyworld SPACE PROM ☾

Φ θ ó ò Ó ◑ Ô ô Ö ö Õ 

☽ SPACE PROM ☾

Ø ø ю О ◐ ט ο Ό Ο ό Θ

All aboard the Why World SpaceStation

❊ ❉ ✲ ✩ ✫ ✬ ✭ ★ ✪ ¤ ☼ 

As earth recedes, we reseed the star garden to grow new bioluminescent corsages for yor 8 tentacled d8! Aliens, SuperDivaNovas, and UncommonComets all welcome. Our former planet of war, plastics, and gender constructs is a mere blip out the window, so let’s get fancy n dancy~

Zero gravity lounges on every floor!
Get your picture taken for the official Why World Yearbook!
Don’t forget to pack ur freeze-dried ice cream!

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irl performances by:

~Ecca Echo~ earth’s favorite ecosexual pop star duo

~Symone Smash It~ 'the space siren' hailing from the 'Symulation'

comedy bending in timeNspace / from:
Xochi De La Luna ~ 

~dance performances!~
Annika and Abigail move and groove their galaxy bodies
Kristina and Marggie interface with an invisible band

(invisible band:
Alma Engebretson- bass
Ivan Cunningham-sax
Joe Peterson -Viola
Edmund Catlin -drums
Will Kjeer - piano)

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dig thru ur closet's black hole and DRESS UP in ur most outrageous!

PHOTO BOOTH by Dallas Thompson & Alec Lossiah

Oh hey, does anyone knoooow how to drive a spaceship? 
We need to stop at the gluten-free cake constellation to pick up somethin for Paige Carlson's birthday!

$5-7 suggested donation

**respect the self, respect each other, respect the space, respect outer space
**it will be impossible to breath outside the spacestation so no need to pack ur ciggys ;)
**if u litter butts or cans they will spin softly in space 4ever so pls find a receptacle
**contact hosts with any safety issues, msg for address

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Do Yrself A Favor and Sweat Your Eyes Clean
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Do Yrself A Favor and Sweat Your Eyes Clean

calling all music fans and portable floor fans!

tears of joy or beads of sweat
dedicate yrself to the heartwarmth of the dancefloor
the energy of sweeties boogying in synchronicity
why cut a rug when u can burn one?

heat rises
so step on downdown into our basement for C0000L GR000VES
by

JUST ANNOUNCED: the Rodney Ruckus band will be starting off the night!

DJ LOUIE CHRIST
DJ LUSH GROTTO
CLICKBAIT

whyworld (in its current como house form) dissolves on aug31
so, slurp in these last moments of summer magic
spin round n round w us like the balletic blades of a magic bullet
let's chill deep until we evaporate

~$5 suggested donation~
comeover at 9pm

what's what:
*why world aims to be a safer, healthier space
*zero tolerance for harassment or violence
*wear ur helmets when u bike over
*do not litter ur butts, be cognisant of ur 2ndhandsmoke
*find a recycling bin / bring ur own cup
*talk to hosts w/ safety concerns, msg host for address
*respect the self, respect the space, respect each other

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Elemental Explorations ~water week~
Jul
10
5:55 PM17:55

Elemental Explorations ~water week~

💧🌈💧
Water you feeling right now?
What's current? 
Let’s bond and flow in each others presence
Embodying water
From ice we thaw,
How do we snow where to go?
Perhaps it’s a falling, a collective rush of life
Gravity grounds our water
Softening into a variety of forms, feelings, and fun
Waterbeings earthbound, yet so flowy fluid and floatable
External forces may melt us, how can we make our internal forces melt us?
What’s our temperature? our temper nature? How do we regulate it?
Oh us waterbodies,
We tend to evaporate, what can we let float away and why do we accumulate? 
How much can we store in our cloud? Eventually it’ll precipitate
From the condensate, it can be a stormy one
Lightning or lightstrings
Can we string it together, make rainbows?
To see what mystifies our minds
Cohesive awareness
Pooling together thoughts, ideas, moves and grooves
Swirling into affinity and beyond!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Elemental explorations! 🌎💧🔥💨💫🌀
Are you curious about the universal elements? 
Earth Water Fire Air Space/Ether Wood Metal Ice Slime Candy (if you’re feeling adventurous)

Elements exist as reality, yet many philosophies conceptualize them into various contexts and give them symbolic meaning. This can be both confusing and fascinatingly curious.

Let’s put it to the zest, for we can always keep learning and open our minds to the potential of discovery! What can we discover? There are ab infinite amount of angles that we can take peer into and out from in considering the elements and how they exist within and around us.
🌐
Let’s peep into the landscapes of our mind and see what grows!

Here is a time and pace: Monday afternoons/evenings ~ during the course of this beloved summer month of July. A wonderful way to start or end your week ♥ 
For the purpose of finding some structure, each week will be centered around a new element. We’re suggesting focusing on the 5 elements of: 
~~~~~Earth Water Fire Air Space~~~~~
Different schools of thought recognize different elements. These are the elements recognized in Ancient Greece and Ayurveda (a system of holistic living and healing through mindful exploration of one’s self relative to the elements, Ayur:life Veda:knowledge). Chinese medicine and Feng Shui on the other hand recognize Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal, and Water.
It is not our aim to suggest a right set of elements. Howbeit, we feel it’s important to bend Air into the mix, calling all Avatars. 
Air: how bout a breath of fresh life?

What to expect:
Nothing
And everything
Of course ;)

We’re exploring!
Welcome, spontaneous adventures! 
You can also come with a plan, at any point peeps are welcome to disperse go internal, study mode, or interact and share outlooks/inlooks etc. 
How ever it be, the conversation continues. 
There are many ways to scope the elements through expression: movement, yoga, dance, sound, song music, materials, drawing, words, writing, art! Choose your pick, pick your groove, and go with it. 
🐳
We’re considering it a freeflow, it may evolve into a collective improv jam so you’re welcome to bring your instrument(s) of choice. We’ll also provide some, and as will you by simply arriving. We are our own and each other’s instruments, ya dig? Let’s harmonize and unearth the essential constituents of nature. Starting with Earth, on Earth 💚🌎💚

What on earth can we get ourselves into?
Exploring elements:
What do they mean to our own body mind spirit soul system, what does it mean in and for the environment, what are their roles in the universe, what kind of personality do they reveal convey portray, how do we relate to the elements and in what ways are they reflected in our personality? Why would we search for deeper meaning from them?
Where do we find the elements taking flight firing up and or flowing through our behavior? How can we examine our tendencies in the context of elements? Can this help us be insightful toward the consequences of our behavior?
How often do we jump from one task to another flying out of focus and flopping into another locus of living. How far can the wind carry us before we fly into a cloud? What are the benefits of settling down and finding clarity with each resting sediment of thought? How many particles can we stir up in our minds? How long can we stand our ground, when do we become stuck and mucky, and when do we decide it’s time to move on or go with the flow? Why do we ask so many questions and how can we find the answers? 

(some food for thought) 

Please and love,
respect the self, respect the space, respect each other

☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎☮♥︎

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Idle Empress, Cheap Fantasy, Mulligrub (Canada) at Why World
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Idle Empress, Cheap Fantasy, Mulligrub (Canada) at Why World

A nice show on a Thursday!
gunna start this one early, like 8:30! 

Kill Palace 
grungy guitars n gritty groans
https://killpalace.bandcamp.com/

Idle Empress (Eau Claire, WI )
Rock sock hop type oh folky bits of meloncholy you gonna dig it :)
https://idleempress.bandcamp.com/

cheap fantasy
drivin around in a dream convertible at night
https://cheapfantasy.bandcamp.com/

Mulligrub (Winnipeg, Canada)
Bittersweet but mostly bitter. Angry on the outside and tender on the inside, like a burnt marshmallow. 
https://mulligrub.bandcamp.com/

why world does not tolerate harassment of any kind - if anyone is making you feel uncomfortable report them to a house member
*respect each other*respect yourself*respect the space

5$/ message for address :)

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Shield Your Eyes & Deep Improv Jam (at) Why World _soon_
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Shield Your Eyes & Deep Improv Jam (at) Why World _soon_

Shield Your Eyes, a noise duo featuring composers, audio engineers, and instrument builders Michael Duffy and Schuyler Tsuda will give a concert featuring live electronics and mechanical instruments designed and built by the group themselves. 

https://shieldyoureyes.bandcamp.com/

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Hosted by 113 Composers and Why World

✰ ✰ ✰

the performance will be followed by a why world improv jammmmm - bring your voices, your bodies, your instruments, your openness, your ear plugs

~free / donations appreciated~
~msg host for address / email rllimerick@gmail.com for more info~

why world does not tolerate harassment of any kind - if anyone is making you feel uncomfortable report them to a house member
*respect each other
*respect yourself
*respect the space

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 Fiji-13 ~ Real Dom [IA] ~ Salad [OH] ~ Gully Boys
May
6
to May 7

Fiji-13 ~ Real Dom [IA] ~ Salad [OH] ~ Gully Boys

oh an event . reaching across so u can feel it with me . shared expierence of occurence musical and encouraging . friendship and

Fiji-13
https://fiji-13.bandcamp.com/releases
punk party dream sequence beach scene

Real Dom (Fairfield, Iowa) 
https://realdom.bandcamp.com/releases
theoretical treadmills/deconstructed inkwells

Salad Salad (Athens, Oh) 
https://saladsalad.bandcamp.com/releases
wandering into the weird n windy wilds

Gully Boys
surfing the waves of new emotions remebered

~5-10 usd donations plz (support touring artists!)~

.why world does not tolerate harassment of any kind.
if anyone is making you feel uncomfortable report them to a house member

plz dont litter ur cig butts in the yard we have ash trays and trashbins on the porch/stay out of the neighbors yards/driveways and dont pee on their houses... ♥

*respect each other * respect urself * respect the space*

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Earth-morning Yoga/Sound-bath (at why world)
Apr
22
10:30 AM10:30

Earth-morning Yoga/Sound-bath (at why world)

~ colors and sounds are swirling around ({(@)}) pause for a moment and inhale ~

Join the curious earthlings of why world for a morning of curated celebration! 
Afton will lead a yoga flow
(as the mississippi flows downstream)
Alex will make resonance that resonates
(healing tones for our hol(e)y ozone) 
and Andrew's visual art will titilate our inner worlds
(as our world softly spins) 

10:30am on earth day
moms and plantsiblings welcome
BYO mat or meditation cushion
love & respect only
msg for address

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Sloslylove ~ Vundabar (bos) ~ Wealthy Relative ~ astral samara
Apr
14
9:00 PM21:00

Sloslylove ~ Vundabar (bos) ~ Wealthy Relative ~ astral samara

the hour is electric, flowers send their scents to our receptors once again – let's ride some waves 2gether

sloslylove
dreamin of days when dancing in a basement was enough
https://soundcloud.com/sloslylove

Vundabar
nuthin rlly hurts when everythings a joke; babey babes surfin in from the east coast to grace us with their rockin n croonin
https://vundabar.bandcamp.com/

Wealthy Relative
masterclass in reclusive tactics and "i'm ok" raps
https://soundcloud.com/wealthyrelative

astral samara
house band getting down with a couple new tunes just for u. 
https://astralsamara.bandcamp.com/

visual art by Andrew Swenson
http://www.colorneedsfoodtoo.com/

~5-10 dollar donation//support them hard workin tourers plz~

*whyworld does not tolerate harrassment of any kind*
respect eachother, the space + yrself.

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Spirits Having Fun (nyc/chi) ~ Pat Keen FBS ~ Larry Wish & HG ~
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Spirits Having Fun (nyc/chi) ~ Pat Keen FBS ~ Larry Wish & HG ~

Join us at WhyWorld for a sweet sunday night banger

Spirits Having Fun is the experience, excuse, epitome, the excitement! Brand new project of Andrew Clinkman and Jesse Heasly (ex Cowboy Band!), Katie McShane (Listening Woman) and Phil Sudderburg (Wei Zhongle, Grandkids, Barn Duet). 
https://soundcloud.com/spiritshavingfun/sets/1000-colors-ep/s-M5mVH

Pat Keen Full Band Sound will play the tunes of the tunes of the tunes
https://patkeen.bandcamp.com/releases

Larry Wish & His Guys will rip of the rip of the rip
https://larrywish.bandcamp.com/

+"Sweatlana's Revenge"+
a dance oriented performance by Hannah Antle Hebl

5 bucks for the tourers
Love for yourself and others

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ME eN YOU//CRASHprez//Jenna Cis//Tim Anderson
Mar
31
to Apr 1

ME eN YOU//CRASHprez//Jenna Cis//Tim Anderson

why world art & music

visual art from:
maggie lindman
breck hickman

music from:
ME eN YOU (Madison) 
ensemble in full bloom, a garden of jazzy azaleas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA1DhdYW6cY

CRASHprez
a rapper who may or may not have ghostwritten this sentence
https://soundcloud.com/crashprez

Jenna Cis
genuflexion genderfux

Tim Anderson
singing/glasses glisting

why world aims to be a safer space, harassment will not be tolerated

5-10 usd suggested donation, give it if u got it it goes to the artists.

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The Ruckus 25th Birthday Bash
Mar
4
to Mar 5

The Ruckus 25th Birthday Bash

rodney ruckus, minneapolis drumming royalty - bringing you movement to the movement!

a celebration of another revolution round the sun, let us move together to ring in his birthday and the beggining of his national tour!

a night of basement jazz, underground hip hop, and house party ruckus!

music from:

~zucchini fish~
~the ruckus hip hop/jazz~
~rob coleman mc cypher session w/ excel & niles~

-5 usd suggested donation-

why world aims to be a safer space
no harrassment or hate tolerated, all welcome
respect yourself, respect the space, respect each other

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Why Girls/Why Femmes/Why Womxn at Why World
Feb
14
to Feb 21

Why Girls/Why Femmes/Why Womxn at Why World

From where does your femme power resonate? Your body? Your mind? Your labor? The earth? The sun? A radiant spectrum? What are your lunar longings; your yonic yens? How can we respectfully pay tribute to the femmes of the past who paved our way? What assumptions do we still need to smash? How do we tease apart the intertwined systems of oppression? How can we collectively render an understanding of something as potent as femininity and womxnhood?

From Feb 14-21st, we will transform Why World into a living, breathing, oozing, bubbling body. Considering the space as both a traditional gallery, as well as recognizing the domestic connotations of the layered home, we hope to bring a conscious investigation of femme empowerment into every nook and cranny. Since femme power has many meanings, faces, genders and identities, we strive to embrace a wide spectrum of interpretations. Let's question our embodied ways of knowing TOGETHER!

Opening celebration ~Sat Feb 18th 7pm to Midnight~
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Live musical performances, installations, moving images, critical conversations in the femme library, cold yonic&tonics, listening, affection, connection
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Freeing the Nipple encouraged

$5-$10 suggested donation to support artists
cash or venmo please!
no one will be turned away due to lack of funds

WEEK OF EVENTS:

Tu 2/14: soft opening gallery tour + vday card making
send a valentine to your lover or local representative @ 7p-9p

We 2/15: collaborative creation of a temporary reading room
- lead by artist Anna Van Voorhis- bring your fav femme texts @ 4p-7p

Th 2/16: “pansy” podcast listening & figure drawing @ 6p

Fr 2/17: screenings of 2 shorts by local filmmaker Shiraz Mukarram @ 7p-8p

Sat 2/18: Why Girls/Why Femmes/Why Womxn opening! 
art installations, performances, and festivities from 7p - Midnight
celebration begins w/ a house tour @ 7:15

Sun 2/19: yoga @ 4:30, artist critique & discussion @ 6p

Mon 2/20: bring a friend to a gender discussion potluck @ 7p

Tu 2/21: closing night event & more tba

-open gallery hours during events- & -Pacify MPLS pop-up shop on Sat nite-

~performances~
8:30
Ari Newman
~spoken autobiography & amateur theory~

9:15
The Dahlheimer Family Band
~playing ambient baseball at the pagan circus~

10
Jenna Cis
~spooky sparkle specs. a dark drag debut~

10:30
Olivia Jane
~acoustic & nihilistic~

11:00
The Nunnery
~energetic loops, so pretty~

11:45
Reb L Limerick
~almost out of breath, we all share air~

~visual art~
Jesse Aylsworth
Afton Rose Brooks
Shana Brownell
Paige Carlson
Louie-Paulo Darang
Hannah Fazendin
Madeline Harpell
Helen Heinks
Breck Hickerman
Olivia Jane
Brittany Kieler
Lisha Kirpalani
Mckenzie Langston
Julie Limerick
Reb L Limerick
Alejandra McLure
Cassi Miesner
Macey Noel Meyer
Ari Newman
R. Novitch
Olivia Novotny
Allison Ruby
Jasmine Peck
Heather Peebles
Alex M. Petersen
Hillary Price
Sydney Provinzino
Sarah Sampedro
Erin Sandsmark
Ashley Schillings
Kelsey Schwartz
Evelyn Staats
Ashlyn Tingle
Anna Van Voorhis
Rose von Muchow

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why world aims to be a safer space
no harrassment or hate tolerated, all welcome
respect yourself, respect the space, respect each other
msg 4 address
/////

The event is occurring at Why World, but who are the organizers of this show? 
A group of self-organized artists, musicians, performers, feminists, and organizers from diverse backgrounds. Striving toward empowerment of all humans, as we embrace all ideas of femme power, creating a space for coexistence, safety and community.

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▼dream cruise 01: disco dèque▼
Feb
4
to Feb 5

▼dream cruise 01: disco dèque▼

calling all babies!
snap on your tiny lifevests!
the dream cruise is embarking upon it's maiden voyage, the skies might be dark, but we caught the wind in our sails and we're headed for a moonlit disco paradise~

watch out for the bougie buoys as u steer ur booty onto the dance floor

disco jams & thumpin thrivin deep sea divin
servin up a buffet of hits all nite

we don't want to escape the reality of our situation
or forget the work we have to do
we want to create the utopia of love, respect, and passion that we all know can exist!
-
dj lush grotto
-
dj louie christ

~5 usd suggested donation~

why world aims to be a safer space
no harrassment or hate tolerated, all welcome
respect yourself, respect the space, respect each other

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Why World Watches: The Act of Killing
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Why World Watches: The Act of Killing

What happens when the man who committed a mass genocide gets the chance to be a movie star?

AN INTIMATE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE NATURE OF EVIL ITSELF

This film is beautiful, twisted, and intense. Come watch, learn, and discuss in our downstairs gallery. We will begin promptly at 8PM

"I'm trying to understand how do we tell lies to ourselves to justify what we've done and what are the consequences of those lies? But actually maybe I also recognize that in turning empathy into a practice for many years, by turning, by forcing myself to separate at some level the humanity of a human being from his or her actions and recognizing that sometimes, even the moral aspects of a human being can contribute to immoral behavior."
- Joshua Oppenheimer, Director

The Act of Killing (2012) 2h 46m


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" Medan, Indonesia. When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city, a man named Anwar killed hundreds of people with his own hands.

Today, Anwar is revered as a founding father of a right-wing paramilitary organization that grew out of the death squads. The organization is so powerful that its leaders include government ministers, and they are happy to boast about everything from corruption and election rigging to acts of genocide.

The Act of Killing is about killers who have won, and the sort of society they have built."

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 Ø gather/bloom: astral samara tape release Ø
Jan
14
to Jan 15

Ø gather/bloom: astral samara tape release Ø

excellent ensembles giving off ephemeral artifacts of passion in place

feat.
astral samara
celebrating the release of a full length cassette/accompanying artbook of theoretical prose

Wealthy Relative
lyrical wit couched in secret methods of becoming

Devata Daun
neon vapors expand and envelope with entrancing aroma

Slow Pulp
where the edge of a dream meets the end of the party

Kelvin Wailey
beautiful and present memories of transcendent bodies in motion

Reb L Limerick
rhetorical power projected through glittering perspective

++gallery installs++ 
Martin Gonzales
watch it fading through to where we can sense it

Macey Noel Meyer
beautiful abjections arrayed and meaningful

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*show up a lil early for food sharing*
why world aims to be a safer place
harrassment/predatory behavior of any kind is not tolerated
plz stay out of the neighbors yard/driveway
mind ur litter/cig butts/where u pee
respect the space ~ respect urself ~ respect eachother
♥ 5-10 usd suggested donation ♥

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Silt Rifle: poetry at why world
Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Silt Rifle: poetry at why world

this is the only copy of the manuscript i have
i really only need it in brief intervals
otherwise i were it remain with you
soon i will be done with it _ but not rid of it
by the time i return it to you _ i will have
internalized it _ not eternalize _ a lengthening
16 short pages __ renamed numerous times
moving around in categories so as to be unfound
another 20 or so blank

ruby yacht makers guild presents a night of word

reading by:
Alexander Lloyd Kollman
Louie Darang
Miri Karraker
Alexis Politz

support Silt Rifle: https://www.patreon.com/siltrifle

 

5 $$ suggested donation

why world aims to be a safer place pls respect yourself, the space and one another

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Leisure Lesion
Dec
17
9:00 PM21:00

Leisure Lesion

leisure lesion: possibly a serious sunburn from ur floridian vacay or perhaps a festering wound in the decrepid body of capitalism that the concept of leisure seems to connote; a tear in the reality of commodified activity, free time (in all its accident prone glory). 

~feat. perf. by~

Wealthy Relative
https://soundcloud.com/wealthyrelative

Sniffle Party 
https://soundcloud.com/sniffleparty

Two Castles 
https://soundcloud.com/twocastles

Blvck Spirit
https://soundcloud.com/blvckspirit

+++the fine art of+++

Ruby June Tresch
http://cargocollective.com/rubyjeune/

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Whyworld watches: HyperNormalisation
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Whyworld watches: HyperNormalisation

Join us this thursday at 7:30pm for a screening and discussion of the film Hypernormalisation! 

Logics are shifting and we have to work for what we want to become our reality. A crucial part of a healthy and robust movement and society is education! 

This is the first showing in a new bi-weekly program at Whyworld for relevant radical film and documentary screenings followed by group disscusion. 

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William Within ~ Tabah ~ Kelvin Wailey ~ Straya at Why World
Nov
18
9:00 PM21:00

William Within ~ Tabah ~ Kelvin Wailey ~ Straya at Why World

a sublime showcase of superb skills

William Within
whispered wisdom through the expanse
http://williamwithin.com/

TABAH
light-touch timbral excellence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iBYGawU3iM

Kelvin Wailey
kinetic engagment with our extrasensory awareness
https://wamcollective.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/dancers/

Straya
striking wholeheartedly at something beyond you and me
https://straya.bandcamp.com/

+ taroh readings by Vik Mystic (Viktoria Joanem)

 

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Election Connection
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Election Connection

As the states light up blue and red, let's expose ourselves to the whole spectrum. Join us on the evening of our presidential election to be a part of the power of our community! Art, music, and people will be present and we want YOU to be a part of it! 

Snacks will be potluck style (don't stress out if you can't bring any there will be enough to go around)

Election coverage will be projected. 

Performance: ~ Speak Volume by Reb L Limerick ~ 9:30pm

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❁ ❁ Sadie Hawkins Dance ❁ ❁
Oct
22
9:00 PM21:00

❁ ❁ Sadie Hawkins Dance ❁ ❁

hey babes !! 

ladies & non-man-folk, ask the qt u got ur eye on to the Sadie Hawkins Dance !! You're guaranteed to win them over when you start jamming to these ~hot tunes~ 

❁ ❁ Rupert Angeleyes ❁ ❁

for sensitive other worldly cuties

https://rupertangeleyes.bandcamp.com/

❁ ❁ Wretch ❁ ❁

for passionate cuties with a wild side

https://wretchmpls.bandcamp.com/

❁ ❁ Rainbow Bruce ❁ ❁

for smart unapologetic cuties

https://rainbowbruce.bandcamp.com/releases

❁ ❁ Sass ❁ ❁

for cuties with XL dreams

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Glassworks Improv tour + Local AAActs
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Glassworks Improv tour + Local AAActs

Experience the moment
Feel your impulses
Sing-a-long song song

Glassworks Improv [minneapolis/eau claire]
organic long-form improv punks with thirty-thousand miles tracked on the road. it's improvised theater. it's improvised comedy. this show is only happening one time ever.

Adelyn Strei [minneapolis]
songs sing blossom and charm

Alex Adkinson & Leila Awadallah [minneapolis]
oh why world you're about to feel it. sound and movement you can hear it. feelings soft as a rug.

 

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Punctuate Actuality
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Punctuate Actuality

join us for an evening of annuling axiom and obvious interaction + ego death turns 2 years old! 

conversation/food @ 7:30, art all night

prints & drawings by artist DILLON RAPP
become intoxicated by the fumes of our collective waste
http://www.dillonrapp.com/

music @ 9:30

ego death
moving through a nightsky plain far away
https://vimeo.com/150278167

Haybaby (NYC)
immediate and underneath, just close enough to touch
http://www.stereogum.com/1826415/band-to-watch-haybaby/franchises/band-to-watch/

Drumbeat Red
glitter spilled flower petals the color of streetlights on concrete
https://drumbeatred.bandcamp.com/

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Yoga + Mediation w. Lisha Kirpalani
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga + Mediation w. Lisha Kirpalani

join us for a free and open movement based meditation session
feel the access points between the internal and external
fill the negative space with breath

led by Lisha Kirpalani an artist and lifetime practicioner of the art of yoga and meditation, trained in the Himalayas. 

live soundbath by Alex Adkinson

sessions are by donation. 
bring ur own yoga mat or pad!

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