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This small storefront in the Glenwood Arts District is an experiment in transformational generosity. Housed rent free and run by a group of “key holders” who donate their time and labor and share utility and supply costs, Mess Hall hosts meetings, workshops, art exhibits, and other events, including film series and an ongoing “sewing rebellion.” An attempt to “establish a model of redistribution based on cultivating relationships,” this new take on a cultural center aims to “breach capitalism’s definition of social relations” with “fellowship, mentorship, kinship, and friendship.” The exchange of money is forbidden; all events are free. They’ll be soliciting new ideas for the space at a five-year anniversary party on Sun 2/15, 7-10 PM. No phone, no regular hours; check the Web site for events.

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