7:00 pm19:00

Breathing Through Dissonance

  • CorePower Yoga

Join Johnny Solomon, Dissonance Board Member and singer-songwriter from Communist Daughter, and a panel of artist-yogis for a night of discussion, education, breathing, and movement. The panel will talk about how they came to practice Yoga and the ways it has benefited them personally and creatively. All are then invited to participate in an all-level Vinyasa Yoga class led by Amelia of CorePower.

Whether this is your first experience yoga, an introduction to the greater yoga community, or just a chance to hear local artists share their personal journey toward wellness, we hope to see you.

Yoga mats and towels will be available. This class is limited to 65 people. Suggested donation of $10 will offset costs to the artists. Please register to reserve your space. 

4:30 pm16:30

Alternative St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour

  • Five Watt Coffee

Looking to get away from the rowdy crowds and green beer? Join the Dissonance crew for an alternative celebration at Five Watt Coffee in South Minneapolis. We'll have...coffee! and other good things along with conversation and a chance to get out of work a little early without the pressure to drink. 

6:30 pm18:30

Staying Positive in the Music Business

  • Landmark Center (room 326)

Staying Positive in the Music Business is the next in the Workshop Wednesdays series with MN Music Coalition and the American Composers Forum. Dissonance is proud to co-sponsor this conversation about how to stay positive in the increasingly challenging music business. We'll hear from mental health counselors and musicians and learn usable tips on how to cope with and move beyond negativity. Hosted by local artist Adam Levy, the panel will include: 

John Ostby, MA, LMFT - founding member of Spymob / Pharell Williams / N*E*R*D

Traci Valentine, M.Ed, LMFT - internationally published poet

Jeremiah Gardner, MA, LADC - Dissonance Board Member, Hazelden Betty Ford Public Affairs and Advocacy Member, Journalist, Musician

This event is open to the public and free to students. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/staying-positive-in-the-music-business-tickets-31431532560

Unhappy Holidays
6:00 pm18:00

Unhappy Holidays

  • Open Book Minneapolis

Dissonance and Open Book present a panel discussion with some of our favorite musicians and authors on getting real about the stressors and the joys of the holiday season. There will also be a resource fair and a chance to mingle with the panelists. Doors at 6:00 with refreshments and mingling. The panel will begin at 6:30. 

This event is free, and donations are graciously accepted. Please reserve a ticket through Eventbrite.

Give to the MAX
12:00 am00:00

Give to the MAX

We partner with GiveMN.org to raise money for Dissonance events, resources, and artist stipends. GiveMN is "Minnesota’s front door for charitable giving". The goal of Give to the MAX Day is to create an unparalleled state of giving in Minnesota. They make it easy to give. Just search for Dissonance at givemn.org and make a donation. GiveMN provides organizations like us the tools we need to share our story, connect with more donors, and accept and track charitable contributions. All donors receive a receipt for tax purposes. 

A gift to Dissonance helps us offer programming and outreach for artists and wellness advocates in our community and beyond. To donate, click here: https://www.givemn.org/organization/dissonance

Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend
5:00 pm17:00

Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend

  • Kaddatz Gallery

Join Dissonance and Springboard for the Arts for a conversation about the role of creativity in mental health and wellness. The roundtable will feature several Minnesota artists who are interested in de-stigmatizing and de-mystifying some of the prevailing cultural norms around what it means to be an artist, create supportive, healthy communities, and connect people to resources to support their creative lives. Artists will share some of their own creative work around these topics, and the round table will end with a visioning session about the role of creativity in mental health efforts in a rural part of our state.

10:00 am10:00


Dissonance will be at Hazelfest! Look for us at this fun, family-friendly, sober event featuring music from the Honeydogs, Cloud Cult, and more. We will be handing out information about our organization and leading an interactive community-building activity. Come take a break and chat with us!