June 28 at Intermedia Arts | 12 to 5 p.m. | $5 | 21+ |
Iíd love to see the looks on the faces who, back in 2005, figured an all-female Hip-Hop summit wouldnít fly. Or, at any rate, would not last. What the shortsighted dismissed as p.c. spark has so caught fire itís now the national and international beacon, B-Girl Be Summit. Artists and audiences literally flock from across the country and around the globe to get to this. For which one can thank Intermedia Arts and Desdamona. B-Girl Be is billed as a series of events, workshops, exhibits and performances celebrating women in Hip-Hop. Thatís kind of like saying the Amazons could fight. To merely take in the breadth of this event is to realize, like the fella said, there is no force so powerful as an idea whose time has come. Go to their website. Youíll see. The third annual B-Girl Be Summit is at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis and at other Twin Cities venues. June 28 thru July 1 with an exhibit that continues through Sept. 9. Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. 612-871-4444.