9/11 commemorations in Southwest

Lake Harriet Concert

A 9/11 Memorial Concert at Lake Harriet Bandshell, 1300 W. 42nd St., has more than 60 volunteer musicians and a new website, www.our911tribute.com.

The concert is being organized by Linden Hills business owner Bob Bayers to bring neighbors together on the anniversary. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to post memorials and reflections on the website and make donations for the costs of the production. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Bandshell, and will feature a full orchestra, chorus and soloists performing patriotic standards.

Gallery shows

Three galleries in the Lyndale neighborhood — Intermedia Arts, Soo Visual Arts Center and pARTs Photography Gallery — are opening shows inspired by 9/11 and its aftermath.

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., presents "Speaking Truths," a mixed-media show that documents the year after the events of Sept. 11, 2001. "Speaking Truths" runs Sept. 5–Nov. 3. A public reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. at Intermedia Arts; on Saturday at 3 p.m., the gallery will host a community dialogue "Has the Truth Changed?" For more information, call 871-4444.

In response to 9/11’s anniversary, pARTs Gallery, 711 W. Lake St. has curated a collection of works that express "people caught in between the anger, the perpetrators, and the response." Included are portraits of Americans and Middle Easterners responding to acts of terror. The mostly photographic exhibition includes the journal entries of Israeli and Palestinian teens written in 1995. "Promised Lands" will be on view at pARTs from Friday Sept. 13 through Sunday Oct. 27. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. and Thursday 12-8 p.m. For more information, call 824-5500.

Soo Visual Arts Center, 2640 Lyndale Ave. S., opens "Twins," a quiet memorial to Sept. 11 on the one-year anniversary. The work, created by mostly local artists, will explore the bond that exists between twins: Twin Cities, twin towers, eleven, etc. The artists invoke the differences and the similarities of doubling, entwined with death and life and with memorial and celebration. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday noon-6 p.m., Friday noon-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon-4 p.m. The exhibition runs through Sunday Nov. 3. Call 871-2263 for more information.

Interfaith remembrance

First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, 3400 Dupont Ave. S., is hosting an Interfaith Commemoration of Memory and Hope on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Local Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith leaders will participate in the service. The Shir Tikva Choir and Cantor will sing "Dona Nobis Pacem" in Latin, Hebrew and Arabic, and pianist John Jensen will perform an original work by Janet Chandler, composed to commemorate Sept. 11. Those assembled will be invited to name aloud persons, friends and family members known to have perished that day. For more information, call 825-1701.