Author Gretchen Anthony will discuss her novel The Book Haters’ Book Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 15, at SubText Books, 6 W. Fifth St. Admission is free. Call 651-493-2791 or visit subtextbooks.com.
Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., will host readings with author Antonia Angress and her novel, Sirens & Muses, at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 15; S. Yarberry and the poet’s debut collection, A Boy in the City, at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 22; authors Kathryn Savage and Juliet Patterson and their nonfiction Groundglass and Sinkhole, respectively, at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 29; and poets’ Annette Gagliardi, Laura Kozy Lanik and Linda White and Gagliardi’s collection, A Short Supply of Viability, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 2. Visit nextchapterbooksellers.com or call 651-225-8989.
The Catherine G. Murphy Galleries at Saint Catherine University is displaying through October 23 two new exhibits: “Shaping a Creative Life” features the art of SCU faculty and staff Jennifer Adam, Lys Akerman-Frank, Carol Lee Chase, Todd Deutsch, Amy Hamlin, Bethany Rahn and Monica Rudquist. Saint Paul artist Sarah Kusa is presenting the immersive installation “Containment Strategies.” Admission is free. Visit gallery.stkate.edu.
Capitol Quadriga Starlight Tours will step out at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, at the State Capitol. Minnesota Historical Society staff lead this guided tour of the restored Capitol. Meet historical characters and climb to the roof for a rare view of the golden horses. The cost for the 90-minute tour is $12, $10 for seniors, and $8 for children ages 5-17. Visit mnhs.org or call 651-296-2881.
The League of Longfellow Artists will present its 12th annual LoLa Art Crawl on September 17 and 18. The work of 92 artists will be displayed for show and sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in artists’ homes, art galleries and other businesses throughout the Longfellow area of Minneapolis. For more information and a map of the 44 art crawl sites, visit lolaart.org.
Two guided walking tours of Fort Snelling are being offered on Saturdays by the Minnesota Historical Society. The one-hour Looking Deeper tour will step out every half hour between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. September 17, 24, October 1 and 8. Learn of the archaeology and research involved in restoring the historic fort and examining the 10,000-year history of the site. The 45-minute Walk on the Prairie Tour will step out at the bottom of the hour between 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, September 17 through October 29. Learn about the native plants in the park’s newly restored prairie and their significance to Native Americans. Both tours begin at the Visitor Center, rain or shine. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for children ages 5-17. Visit mnhs.org or call 612-726-1171.
Guitarist Eric Peltoniemi and friends Ruth MacKenzie, Jill Whitney-Birk, Carole Jean Anderson and Sally Reynolds will sing songs from the 1980s dramas Plain Hearts and Down to Earth on September 15-18. The musical revue will feature scenes from these collaborations among Peltoniemi and longtime History Theatre playwright in residence Lance Belville and artistic director Lynn Lohr. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Gremlin Theatre, 550 N. Vandalia St. Tickets are $25. Visit Ericandfriends.eventbrite.com.
Saint Paul harpist Hannah Flowers will release her new album, “Hall-Gate House,” in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, September 16, on the outdoor stage at Celtic Junction, 836 N. Prior Ave. The album is an extension of Flower’s master’s degree program in traditional Irish music performance. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, free for those age 18 and under. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors. Visit celticjunction.org.
The Landmark Live series will open with singer-songwriter Ray Bonneville and his bluesy Americana on September 16 in Weyerhaeuser Auditorium at Landmark Center. All four concerts in the series will begin at 8 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. Each will be preceded at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour and cash bar. The schedule includes blues and roots musician Annie Mack on October 21; Turn Turn Turn featuring Adam Levy, Savannah Smith and Barb Brynstad on November 18; and the Barley Jacks on December 16. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, for each show, or $70 for all four. Visit landmarkcenter.org.
The Isles Ensemble will open its season on Sunday, September 18, with a performance of Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor (Death and the Maiden) and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G Minor. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, 2020 Lake of the Isles Pkwy. in Minneapolis. Taking the stage will be violinists Stephanie Arado and Leslie Shank, violist Kenneth Freed, cellist Tom Rosenberg and pianist Ivan Konev. Tickets are $25 or what you can pay, free for students and children. Visit islesensemble.org.
A co-ed drum circle will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, September 19, at the Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave. The cost is $15. Drums are provided. Visit womensdrumcenter.org.
The Summer Nights in Rice series will close with a free concert by the International Reggae All Stars from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, September 22, in Rice Park. Visit landmarkcenter.org.
“Sound Sculpture,” a musical installation made up of illuminated building blocks, will be presented on September 24-25 at Landmark Center. Commissioned by the Schubert Club, the MASARY Studios creation may be experienced in a free program from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and in concert at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday with percussionist Ryan Edwards, cellist Michelle Kinney, choreographer Darrius Strong and spoken-word artist Alexei Moon Casselle. Concert tickets are $33. Visit schubert.org or call 651-292-3268.
Stephen Karam’s The Humans will open Park Square Theatre’s new season on Friday, September 16. A one-act performed in real time, the comedy-drama tells of a family navigating the challenges of everyday life as three generations gather for Thanksgiving in the apartment of one of the youngest generation. John Middleton, Charity Jones, Laura Anderson, Dexieng “Dae” Yang, Angela Timberman and Darrick Mosley star. Following previews on September 14 and 15, show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through October 9. Tickets are $27-$55, or whatever you can afford on September 25. Visit parksquaretheatre.org or call 651-291-7005.
John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable will open on September 23 at Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal who takes matters into her own hands when she suspects a young priest of improper relations with a male student. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through October 16. Tickets are $25. Call 612-333-3010 or visit theatreintheround.org.
Merrily We Roll Along will open on Saturday, September 24, at Theater Latté Da. The Stephen Sondheim musical spans three decades in the lives of three friends, tracing their journey backward from middle age. Reese Britts, Dylan Frederick, Becca Hart, Britta Ollmann, Vie Boheme and Charlie Clark star. Peter Rothstein directs. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through October 30 at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE in Minneapolis. Tickets start at $35. Visit latteda.org or call 612-339-3003.
When a left-leaning Harvard Law School graduate becomes a clerk for conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be an infuriating debater and unexpected mentor in The Originalist. The drama by John Strand is playing from September 30 through October 30 at Open Window Theatre, 5300 S. Robert Trail in Inver Grove Heights. Directed by Stephen O’Toole, it stars veteran actor James Ramlet and recent Macalester College graduate Kalala Kiwanuka-Woernle. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays with a preview at 7:30 p.m. on September 29 and additional shows at 7:30 p.m. October 13, 24 and 27. Tickets are $18-$28. Call 612-615-1515 or visit openwindowtheatre.org.
Children from infants to age 5 may join in a live musical performance from 10:30-11 a.m. Friday, September 16, at the Minnesota Jewish Community Center, 1375 Saint Paul Ave. Participants will sing and move to well-known songs and discover how instruments work. Admission is free. Kids must be accompanied by a caregiver. Call 651-698-0751.
Twin Cities Veg Fest will return to Harriet Island on Sunday, September 18. More than 100 vendors will be showing and selling their plant-based products from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. that day. People of all dietary inclinations are welcome. A free shuttle service will be available from Saint Paul’s Union Depot. Visit tcvegfest.com.
Twin Cities Tweed Ride, a fun and free bike ride, will be offered by the Minnesota Historical Society on Saturday, September 24, beginning at 11 a.m. at the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave. A coffee hour will open the event at 9:30 a.m. Educational breaks will be taken at the Mill City Museum, Fair Oaks Park and the Hennepin History Museum where an ice cream social will be held. Visit mnhs.org or call 651-297-2555.
Racial Covenants Then and Now, a bike tour, live performance and premiere of Twin Cities Public Television’s “Jim Crow of the North Stories,” will be presented on Monday, September 26, at the Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The program on the Twin Cities’ history of racial covenants in home deeds and other forms of segregation will begin at 5:45 p.m. with an educational bike ride. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the Parkway lobby. The TPT program will be screened at 7 p.m. Live music and literary readings will also be featured. Admission is free. Visit freethedeeds.org.
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