Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., will host online discussions with authors Joseph Tachovsky and Cynthia Kraack and their history, 40 Thieves on Saipan: The Elite Marine Scout-Snipers in One of WWII’s Bloodiest Battles, at 7 p.m. Friday, October 2; Scott Dominic Carpenter and his memoir, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris, 7 p.m. Friday, October 9; Thomas Maltman and his novel, The Land, 7 p.m. Tues­day, October 13; William Souder and Mad at the World, his biography of John Steinbeck, 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 14; and David Leavitt and his novel, Shelter in Place, 7 p.m. Thursday, October 15. The programs are free. To register, visit or call 651-225-8989.

Mindy Greiling will discuss her new memoir, Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s Fight for Her Son, in free online programs at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 8 (to register, visit; at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 (visit; and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 (visit The book chronicles Greiling’s efforts as a legislator to address problems in Minnesota’s mental health system, including insufficient funding for care and research and obstacles to parental access to information.


“1.5,” an exhibit by seven artists from South­east Asia who arrived in the U.S. as children and their descendants, is on display through January 3 in the sidewalk and skyway windows of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, 350 Robert St. A conversation among Chanida Phaengdara of the Southeast Asian Diaspora Project and participating artists Kat Eng, Van Hai, Chantala Kommani­vanh, Sisavanh Phouthavong and Xee Reiter will be pre­sented online from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, October 8. Visit

“Gone but Never Forgotten: Remembering Those Lost to Police Brutality,” a juried exhibit of 28 quilts honoring those who have been killed due to the negligence of law enforcement officers, is on view through December 24 in the Joan Mondale Gallery of the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE. in Minneapolis. The exhibit is curated by Carolyn Mazloomi , cofounder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Admission is free, but reservations may be required. The exhibitions may also be viewed online. Visit or call 612-436-0464.

Landmark Center has reopened to the public to browse its exhibits and peruse its historic architecture. Visitors may reserve a 90-minute slot.  Entry times are 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and noon and 2 p.m. on Sundays. For reservations, call Jenny at 651-292-3237 at least 30 minutes prior to arrival or by noon on Friday for Sunday tours. Visitors must wear face masks and observe physical distancing. Touchless sanitation stations will be available. Landmark Center staff will regularly sanitize high-touch surfaces.

Solidarity Street Gallery, an exhibit by more than 50 artists, will be held on October 1-3 at close to 20 sites along Payne Avenue between Maryland Avenue and Hopkins Street. Some sites are art studios or galleries, but most are storefronts, outdoor walls and parking lots. Children’s activities, live music, skateboarding demonstrations, interactive poetry and a photo contest will also be featured. The event will run from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 1-10 p.m. on Saturday. Face masks are required. PPE and hand sanitizers will be available. To see the virtual exhibit, visit

Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., will reopen to the public on October 1. Visitors can tour such exhibits as “First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota’s Mainroom” and “Prince: Before the Rain.” New hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Entry will be limited to maintain physical distancing. Ad­mis­­sion is $8-$12, free to members of the Min­ne­­sota Historical Society. For reserva­tions, call 651-259-3015 or visit


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Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Pkwy. in Minneapolis, will reopen to the public on October 1. Among the featured exhibitions are “Harriet Bart: Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection” through November 29; “More is More: The Lyndel and Blaine King Collection” through February 14, 2021; and “The Persistence of Mingei: Influence Through Four Generations of  Ceramic Artists” through March 21, 2021. New hours are noon-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free and reservations are not required, although no more than 120 people will be allowed in the museum at one time (25 percent capacity). Face masks are required and physical distancing is encouraged. Visit


The MSP Film Society’s eighth annual Cine Latino Film Festival will return from October 15-22 as an online showcase of the best new U.S. Latino, Latin American and Iberian narrative and documentary films. More than two dozen films from 11 countries will be screened. For a festival schedule or to access the films, visit Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 1.


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Minnesota author William Souder will discuss his new biography of novelist John Steinbeck on October 14. For details, see Books listings at left.


The men’s vocal ensemble Cantus will present online from October 2-4 “There Lies the Home,” a concert honoring the courage, yearning and despair of those who travel the high seas seeking opportunity or adventure, fleeing persecution or being held captive. Tickets are priced at what you can afford with a suggestion of $20 per household. Visit

Highland Park Harmonies, a family-friendly concert, will be held from 1-6:30 p.m. Sat­­ur­­day, October 10, at the Highland Park Pavilion, 1200 Montreal Ave. Four bands will perform: Sawyer’s Dream from 1-2 p.m.; Oh Sister, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Foragers/Cabin of Love, 4-5 p.m.; and Funk N Spuds, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available from two food trucks. The audience is asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food for Secondhand Harvest.


Modern Zionism and the Pro-Israel Voice on Campuses will be addressed by Valeria Chazin of Students Supporting Israel in an online program from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4. The free program is sponsored by Or Emet, a congregation for humanistic Judaism. A Sukkot celebration will follow. To register for the virtual pro­gram, email

The Biblical Temple: Where Man Meets God will be discussed in a six-week Bible study from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 6 through November 10, in the gymnasium at Saint Mark’s Church, 1954 Marshall Ave. Led by Deacon David Hottinger, the program will delve into what Scripture says about the various temples in salvation history and its implications for humanity. The cost is $10 per person. COVID precautions will be taken. A livestream option is also available. To register, visit or call 651-645-5717. 


Sweetland: The Musical will be streamed online from October 9-22 by the History Theatre. Written by Perrin Post and Laurie Flanigan Hegge with music by Dina Mac­ca­bee and choreography by Joe Chvala, the 2017 production tells of a German woman who immigrates to America to marry a bachelor farmer sight unseen in the years following World War I. It is based on a film by the same name by Ali Selim and on Will Weaver’s short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat.” For tickets, visit

Wilson’s Girl, a work in progress based on the memoir Packinghouse Daughter by Cheri Register, will be presented online from October 2-8 in a staged reading by the History Theatre. Playwright Eva Barr adapted this emotional recounting of the 1959 Wilson meatpacking strike in Albert Lea. The production is part of “Raw Stages,” a series of readings of new scripts by Minnesota artists. The Zoom program includes the reading, a short interview with the creative team and a live discussion with the audience. Tickets are $15-$50. Visit


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