Music

“Dulcian and Bassoon: First Rumblings,” Renaissance and Baroque sonatas by Antonio Bertoli and J. E. Galliard, will be performed live via Zoom on October 30 and 31 by Joseph Jones on dulcian and bassoon, Charles Asch on cello and Donald Livingston on harpsi­chord. The music begins at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10, $5 for students. Visit lyrabaroque.org.

The eight-man vocal ensemble Cantus will present on November 6-8 the second of three new concerts recorded this summer at COVID-free Camp Cantus. The online program “Brave” examines what it means to be a man in a society that prizes conformity over authenticity. It examines the evolving concept of masculinity through works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Sara Bareilles, Mari Ésabel Valverde and Sydney Guillaume as well as the world premiere of Griffin Candey’s “Protocol.” Tickets are priced at what you can afford with a suggested cost of $20 per household. To receive a link to the concert, good for 48 hours, visit cantussings.org.

Exhibits

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. Visitors must wear face masks and observe physical distancing. Touchless sanitization stations will be available on each floor. Landmark Center staff will regularly sanitize high-touch surfaces. For reservations, call Jenny at 651-292-3237 at least 30 minutes prior to arrival or by noon on Friday for Sunday tours.

“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 being displayed through December 24 in the Joan Mondale Gallery of the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE. in Minneapolis. Cosponsored by the Textile Center and the Women of Color Quilters Network (WCQN), the exhibit is curated by WCQN founder Carolyn Maz­loomi. Admission is free, but reservations may be required. The exhibition may also be viewed online. Chicago artist, edu­ca­tor and activist Dorothy Burge will join Mazloomi in a free Zoom conversation about how she has experienced social injustice in the criminal justice system at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 17. To register, visit textilecentermn.org/wearethestory or call 612-436-0464.

Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., has reopened to the public. New hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admis­sion is $8-$12, free to members of the Min­ne­sota Historical Society. Entry will be limited to maintain physical distancing. Two of the exhibits—“First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota’s Mainroom” and “Prince: Before the Rain”—have been extended to January 3, 2021. For reservations, visit mnhs.org/historycenter or call 651-259-3015.

Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Pkwy. in Minneapolis, has reopened to the public. 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, though no more than 120 people (25 percent capacity) are allowed in the museum at any time. Face masks are required. Visit wam.umn.edu.

“Stars and Stripes Over the Rhine,” the story of the social, political and economic connections between Americans and Germans in the years following World War I and II, is told through a traveling exhibit and film from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, November 15 and 22, at the Germanic-American Insti­tute (GAI), 301 Summit Ave. The film is also being shown on GAI’s YouTube channel. The exhibit may also be viewed online at gai-mn.org/Chapters. A virtual talk related to the exhibit is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, November 23. To register, visit gai-mn.org.

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A free organ recital for All Souls Day will be presented by Saint Paul Cathedral choirmaster and organist Dr. Christopher Ganza (above) at 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 2, on the E.M. Skinner and Æolian-Skinner pipe organs at the cathedral, 239 Selby Ave. The public is invited. Masks are required, and social distancing is encouraged. The program will include Les Paroles Finales de Saint Louis by Richard Proulx, Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain of Maurice Duruflé, and elegies by George Thalben-Ball James Biery. The recital may also be heard live at cathedralsaintpaul.org.

Books

Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., will host a free online discussion with poet Adam Faulkner and his new collection, The Willies, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 10. Visit nextchapterbooksellers.com.

Subtext Books, 6 W. Fifth St., will host free online discussions with authors Kao Kalia Yang and her new book, Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 10; and Chris Stedman and his book, IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning and Belonging in Our Digital Lives, at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 12. Visit subtextbooks.com.

Film

The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival, a virtual screening of film shorts and feature-length narratives and documentaries, is being presented online through November 1. To access the free films and the post-film discussions, visit tcjfilmfest.org.

Tour Minnesota’s most revered ballparks, from a multimillion-dollar complex in the Twin Cities to a beloved diamond at the end of a dirt road, in “Discovering Minnesota Baseball.” Narrated by author Todd Mueller, the virtual program will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29. It is free, though donations will be taken. To register, visit dakotahistory.org.

Theater

The Boy Wonder, a musical by Keith Hovis about Harold Stassen, who at age 31 was elected governor of Minnesota in 1938, helped create the United Nations and fought for decades to redefine the Republican Party and be its presidential candidate, will be pre­sented online from October 30-November 5 in a staged reading by the History Theatre. The production is part of “Raw Stages” series, 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 historytheatre.com.

Big, Little Monster, a musical that pulls back the curtain on the world of monsters, reminding those struggling with fear and anxiety that they are not alone, will be per­formed by Saint Paul’s Bucket Brigade Theater at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sun­day, October 31 and November 1, in a barn at Bruentrup Heri­tage Farm, 2170 E. County Road D in Maple­wood. The venue offers distanced seating, a vaulted ceiling and ample ventilation. Audi­ence members will be required to wear masks. Interactive exhibits, a scavenger hunt and refreshments will be part of the fun. Tickets are $15, $10 for children age 12 and under. Those who wear a costume will receive a trick-or-treat bag. Visit bucketbrigadetheater.com.

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The Twin City Model Railroad Museum, 668 Transfer Road, will bring back its Night Trains experience from 3-7 p.m. Saturdays, October 31 through February 27. The museum’s extensive model train layout is transformed into a winter wonderland for this event by dimming the overhead lights and illuminating the miniature buildings and vintage passenger trains with tiny streetlights and colorful holiday decorations. On October 31, the trains and decorations will have a Halloween theme. Tickets to Night Trains are $15, free for anybody age 4 and younger. Reservations are required for either of two two-hour blocks. Visit tcmrm.eventbrite.com. Masks are also required for everyone over age 2.

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