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 an unexpected mentor in "The Originalist." The drama by John Strand is playing 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 (right) and recent Macalester College graduate Kalala Kiwanuka-Woernle (left). The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays with additional shows at 7:30 p.m. October 13, 24 and 27. Tickets are $18-$28. Call 612-615-1515 or visit openwindowtheatre.org. Photo by Kayla Ninnemann


“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. Friday and Saturday, October 14-15 and 21-22, at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, 1620 E. 46th St. in Minneapolis. The first play, Ghoulies and Ghosties, is a collection of tales of horror and suspense. That will be followed by the comedy, The Cozy Tea Party Murders. For reservations or more information, call 612-724-4539.

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. Directed by Peter Roth­stein, it stars Reese Britts, Dylan Frederick, Becca Hart, Britta Ollmann, Vie Boheme and Charlie Clark. 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 latteda.org or call 612-339-3003.

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story is being performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through October 30 at the History Theatre, 30 E. 10th St. Part biography, part rock ’n’ roll concert, the musical by Alan Janes tells of the young band leader from Lubbock, Texas, who rose to the top of the charts in just four years. Nick Freeman and T. Mychael Rambo star. Tickets are $15-$70. Call 651-292-4323 or visit historytheatre.com.

Weathering, a sobering drama about excruciating loss and the health disparities in maternal and infant care, will open on October 13 at Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent St. Playwright Harrison David Rivers’ commission reflects the pain of generations of Black women in a story of deliverance from grief. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through November 6. Tickets are $20-$45. Masks are required. Call 651-224-3180 or visit penumbratheatre.org.

Fire in the New World, another comic detective caper from play­wright Rick Shiomi featuring hard-boiled private eye Sam Shikaze, will open on October 21 on the proscenium stage at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place. Full Circle Theater will present the world premiere production at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through November 6. For tickets, visit parksquaretheatre.org.

J.C. Cutler plays a struggling middle-aged actor who inherits a shabby old coat from a deceased uncle and learns about its rich history in Uncle Philip’s Coat. The one-man show by playwright Matty Selman will open on October 22 at Six Points Theater. Craig Johnson directs. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 7 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through November 13 in the theater of the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. For reservations and COVID protocol, visit sixpointstheater.org.

From Tudor queens to pop icons, the drama Six remixes 500 years of historical heartbreak for a celebration of 21st-century girl power. The Tony Award-winning musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss features an all-woman cast and an all-woman band. It will be presented in 16 shows from October 25 through November 6 at the Ordway. For show times and tickets, which start at $40, visit ordway.org or call 651-224-4222.


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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. The program includes Crumb’s ground­breaking electric string quartet, “Black Angels,” his Sonata for Solo Cello and Beethoven’s String Trio in G major. The music begins at 4 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Visit chambermusicmn.org.

The Minnesota Guitar Society will pre­sent Joel Shapira with Jackson Peters in concert from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oc­to­ber 19, in Fingal’s Cave at MetroNOME Brewery, 289 E. Fifth St. Admission is by donation.

Macedonian classical guitarist Darko Bageski will perform at 7:30 p.m. Satur­day, October 22, in Sundin Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $10 for students. For reservations, visit mnguitar.org.

The Singers will open a new season on Saturday, October 22, with a performance of Damien Geter’s Cantata for a More Hope­ful Tomorrow. The song about COVID’s impact on the Black community and how we all work to heal and recover was inspired by Bach, African American spirituals and the words of Walt Whitman. Up­lift­ing music by Jocelyn Hagen, Scott Senko, Karen Marrolli and Paul Rudoi will also be featured in the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 Fourth St. S. in Minneapolis. Tickets are $35-$45. Visit singersmca.org.

American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists winners Katie Gunn and Aaron Looney will present an eclectic program at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 23, on the Casavant pipe organ at Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood Ave. Admission is by donation.

The Seward Concert Band will open its season with the concert program, “Crazy for Cartoons,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 28, in the auditorium of Sanford Middle School, 3524 42nd Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Revisit the cartoons of childhood through works by Rossini, Liszt, Strauss, Julius Fucik, Christopher Lennertz and Robert Sheldon. Tickets are by donation with $6 suggested, $5 for seniors and $4 for students. Visit sewardconcertband.org.


Young Dance, Smiling Drum, Saint Paul Ballet, Ripple Effect Community Fitness, CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, Element Gym and Youth Performance Company will present free performances and interactive demonstration in a Fall Fling from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, October 15, in the parking lot of the Fairview Business Center, 655 N. Fairview Ave. A makers’ market, games, children’s activities and refreshments will be available. In case of rain, the event will be held inside Fairview Business Center. Visit youngdance.org.

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” program 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 oshag.stkate.edu or call 651-690-6700.


“John Carmody: A Life in Sustainability,” an exhibit that celebrates 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.

Guided walking tours of the newly re­stored prairie at Fort Snel­ling will be offered on Saturdays, October 15, 22 and 29. The 45-minute tours will describe the native plants and their significance to Native Americans. They will begin at the bottom of every hour between 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center. The cost is $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for children ages 5-17. Contact ftsnelling@mnhs.org or call 612-726-1171.

Examine history with the skills of detec­tive Sherlock Holmes in an exhibit opening October 20 at the Minnesota History Cen­ter, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. Holmes, a creation of author Arthur Conan Doyle, was ahead of his time. Learn how he used seemingly trivial observations to solve some of the most puzzling mysteries. Then see how his techniques are used today in criminal investigations. The exhibit will remain on view through April 2. Admission to the history center is $12, $10 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 5-17. Visit mnhs.org or call 651-259-3000.


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 mspfilm.org.

Hysteria, Hypnosis and Hallucination, a collection of rarely seen feminist pro­test films, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, at Northrop Audi­tor­ium. Curated by University of Minnesota associate professor Maggie Hennefield, the program draws from the four-disc “Cinema’s First Nasty Women.” Its six stories shed light on forgotten women of 20th-century film who defied gender norms and sexual constraints. The band Dreamland Faces will accompany the flicks. Visit tickets.umn.edu/northrop.


Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snel­ling Ave., will host a reading and discussion with author Dr. Craig Bowron and his book, Man Overboard: A Medical Lifeline for the Aging Male, beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, October 24. For infor­ma­tion, call 651-225-8989 or visit nextchapterbooksellers.com.


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