Works by C.P.E. Bach, Mortan Feldman, Carlo Gesualdo, Ruth Crawford-Seeger and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 will be performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and pianist Conrad Tao in a concert live-streamed at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 1, on a 23-by-13-foot screen in Rice Park. Bring a blanket or chair. The music is free. Food, beer and wine will be available beginning at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 2.

Pianist Steven C. Anderson will perform selections from his newly released four-volume series Classic Rock Piano at 7 p.m. Thurs­day, October 6, at the Commodore bar and restaurant, 79 N. Western Ave. The series features Steven C’s rendition of 100 classic rock songs spanning four decades. Tickets are $20. Visit

The Bach Society of Minnesota will open its season October 8 with the U.S. premiere of artistic director Mat­thias Maute’s recon­struc­tion of Vivaldi’s Four Nations. The four concertos were assigned to France, Spain, England and India. All were lost except Il Gran Mogul, about India during the reign of the Gran Mogul. Accompanying the Society’s singers will be Maute on recorder, violinists Margaret Humphrey and Conor O’Brien, violist Ginna Watson, cellist Rebecca Humphrey, Josh Schwal­bach on double bass and Paul Boehnke on harpsichord. Tickets are $35, $5 for students. Visit

Four bands—the Roe Family Singers, the Ladies Music Club, Jeff Ray & the Stakes and the Bad Companions—will perform from noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at the Highland Park picnic shelter and playground off Montreal Avenue. Refreshments will be available from the Potter’s Pasties Food Truck. Admission is free. Donations of nonperishable food and paper products are requested for the Open Hands Midway food shelf. 

Iranian-American pianist Sara Danesh­pour will perform the etudes of Chopin and selected etudes of György Ligeti in a Chopin Society recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 9, in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center at Macalester College. Tickets are $40. Visit or call 612-822-0123.

The Chamber Music Society of Min­ne­sota will open its season on Sunday, Octo­ber 16, with a concert celebrating the music of the late George Crumb, including his groundbreaking electric string quartet, “Black Angels.” The music begins at 4 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Visit


Stephen Karam’s The Humans is playing at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through October 9 at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place. Blisteringly funny but with a dark under­side, The Humans portrays a family of three generations navigating the chal­lenges of everyday life. John Mid­dle­ton, Charity Jones, Laura Anderson, Darrick Mosley, Angela Timberman and Dexieng “Dae” Yang star. Tickets are $27-$55. Visit or call 651-291-7005.


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John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable is playing through Octo­ber 16 at Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave. S. in Minne­apolis. The drama tells of Sister Aloysius, a school principal who takes matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with a student. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25. Call 612-333-3010 or visit

Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along is playing through October 30 at Theater Latté Da. The musical spans three decades in the lives of three friends, trac­ing their journey backward from middle age. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE in Minneapolis. Tickets start at $35. Visit or call 612-339-3003.

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story will open the History Theatre’s new season on October 1. Part biography, part rock ’n’ roll con­cert, the musical by Alan Janes tells of the young band leader from Lubbock, Texas, who rises to the top of the charts in just four years. Nick Freeman and T. Mychael Rambo star. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$70. Call 651-292-4323 or visit

Chris Hayhurst stars in Duncan Macmil­lan and Jonny Donahoe’s one-man show, Every Brilliant Thing, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sep­tember 30 through October 2, at Gremlin Theatre, 550 N. Vandalia St. The interactive drama follows a child who is affected by his mother’s attempts at suicide and the journey of his family as they navigate pain, growth and an attempt at rebirth. Tickets are $26. Visit

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 opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 30, at Open Window Theatre, 5300 S. Robert Trail in Inver Grove Heights. Directed by Stephen O’Toole, it stars 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 through October 30 with other shows at 7:30 p.m. October 13, 24 and 27. Tickets are $18-$28. Call 612-615-1515 or visit

“A Night of Thrills, Chills and Murder,” featuring two one-act plays by Noreen K. Brandt, will be presented by Classics Lost ’n’ Found Theater at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Octo­ber 14-22, at Lake Nokomis Presby­terian Church, 1620 E. 46th St. in Minneapolis. Ghoulies and Ghosties is a collection of tales of horror and suspense. It will be followed by the comedy, The Cozy Tea Party Murders. For reservations or information, call 612-724-4539.


Ananya Dance Theatre explores themes of betrayal, dispossession, exile, hope and survival in the new work, Nün Gherāo: Surrounded by Salt, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, in the O’Shaughnessy at Saint Catherine University. Using the 1978-79 massacre of 10,000 refugees on Marichjhapi Island in West Bengal, India, as a departure point, the dance is a meditation on salt water, tears and the rising and warming oceans of the world. Tickets are pay-what-you-can with $30 suggested. Call 651-690-6700 or visit


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A live take on the cult film "Dirty Dancing" will be performed by Ballet Co.Laboratory on Sat­ur­day, October 8. The dance is the centerpiece of a benefit program kicking off the company’s fifth anni­ver­sary season at its newly expanded studio theatre at 276 E. Lafayette Frontage Road. The benefit will open with refreshments, a silent auction and games at 4 p.m., followed by the dance at 5:30 and a reception with the performers at 6:30. Tickets are $65, $150 for VIPs. Visit or call 651-313-5967.

CAAM Chinese Dance Theater will open its 30th anniversary season with a celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15, in the O’Shaughnessy at Saint Catherine University. Joining the ensemble in the choreographed Invite the Moon to Dance will be world-renowned pipa artist Gao Hong and her Chinese instrument orchestra, Katha Dance Theater and per­formers from the Saint Paul Ballet. Tickets are $5-$25. Visit or call 651-690-6700.


“John Carmody: A Life in Sus­tain­ability,” an exhibit cele­brat­ing Carmody’s long career as an environmental activist and systems designer, is being displayed through December 1 in the University of Minnesota’s HGA Gallery in Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. SE in Minneapolis. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday.

Paintings, photography, jewel­ry, mixed media and other works by more than 30 local artists will be displayed for show and sale on October 7-9 at Saint Paul’s Union Depot, Fourth and Sibley streets. Part of the Saint Paul Art Crawl, the event will run from 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Live music will be featured, and refreshments will be available.

The American Craft Council’s annual show will be held from October 7-9 at Saint Paul’s River­Centre. Works in ceramic, glass, jewelry, clothing, furniture and more by more than 150 regional artists will be displayed for show and sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Ticket are $15 at the door, $10 in advance, free to children age 12 and under. Visit

Explore the nooks and crannies of the Washburn A Mill in Min­ne­apolis in a tour that steps out at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 16. The National Historic Land­mark is the home of the Minnesota Historical Society’s Mill City Museum, 704 Second St. S. The tour highlights the men and women who worked at the mill, how the building functioned during its peak years and how it changed over time. Admission to the museum is $16, $14 for seniors and college students, $12 for children ages 5-17. Visit


Show Me Reptiles & Exotics, the largest reptile and exotic pet show in the region, will be pre­sented from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15, at Saint Paul River­Centre. Admission is $10, $15 for VIPs.


Let There Be Drums!, a new film by Justin Kreutzmann (son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann) about the personal struggles of some of the world’s greatest drummers, will roll at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, at Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd St. in Minneapolis. Ringo Starr, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Matt Sorum of Guns n’ Roses and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters are among those featured. Tickets are $12. Visit

Cine Latino, a festival of new Latin American and Ibero movies, will be pre­sented by the MSP Film Society from October 13-20 at Main Cinema, 115 Main St. SE in Minneapolis. Tickets are $12 for each, $100 for all screenings. For the complete schedule, visit


Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snel­ling Ave., will host read­ings with poet Annette Gagliardi and her new collection, A Short Supply of Viability, at 2 p.m. Sun­day, October 2; The Ski Jumpers author Peter Geye at 6 p.m. Wed­nesday, October 5; and poet John Koethe and his col­lec­tion, Beyond Belief, at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 6. For infor­ma­tion, call 651-225-8989 or visit

Macalester-Groveland poet Margaret Hasse will read from her new collection, The Call of Glacier Park, at 7 p.m. Wednes­day, October 5, at SubText Books, 6 W. Fifth St., and as part of the Midstream Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at Unity Church-Unitarian, 732 Holly Ave.

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The Church of Saint Mark will celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1. The parish festival will open at 9 a.m. with a two-mile fun run in Merriam Park. It continues from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on the grounds at Prior and Dayton avenues with live music, food, beverages, inflatables, a dunk tank, raffle, bingo and other games. A swing dance to the live music of the North Star Big Band follows from 7:30-10 p.m. in the gym at Prior and Marshall avenues. Admission to the dance is $10, $7 for students with ID. Free lessons begin at 7 p.m. Visit


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