The Friends of the Wentworth Library’s Fall Book Sale will be held from October 28 through November 3 at Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave. in West Saint Paul. A wide selection of books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and magazines will be available (cash or check, no credit cards). Members of the Friends may take advantage of the preview sale from 1-5 p.m. Friday (a membership good through 2023 is $10). The public sale will follow from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A bag sale will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday.
Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., will host a reading with author Marcie Rendon and her new Cash Blackbear mystery, Sinister Graves, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 2; and a Literary Bridges reading with Asian American writers Lia Rivamonte, Wang Ping, Npaus Baim and Minna Zhou at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6. Call 651-225-8989 or visit nextchapterbooksellers.com.
A free poetry workshop will be offered by Cracked Walnut from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, November 12, in the first floor meeting room of the Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy. Bring eight to 10 copies of an original poem to share and have critiqued. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seven Deadly Sins, an immersive performance, is being presented through November 6 by Collide Theatrical Dance Company. Meet the lustful broker, gluttonous bachelorette, greedy fashionista and others in stories told through dance and popular music. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in the Prior Works Building, 755 N. Prior Ave., Suite 208. Tickets are $32-$45 and include a beverage.
The Saint Paul Public Library will offer the following events for young children in November: Creative Movement with TU Dance at 10:30 a.m. November 2 and 9 at Rondo Library, 461 N. Dale St., and at 10:30 a.m. November 4 and 18 at Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave.; an interactive concert at 10:30 a.m. November 15 at West Seventh Library, 265 Oneida St.; interactive arts at 10:30 a.m. November 15 at Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy.; and clowning with Cahoot Theatre at 10:30 a.m. November 29 at Highland Park Library. Call 651-266-7000.
Seven German films about women who strive to instigate change will be screened on November 3-6 at Main Cinema, 115 Main St. SE in Minneapolis. Sponsored by the Germanic-American Institute, the inaugural Twin Cities German Film Festival will feature Cleo (2019), about a woman who hunts down a mysterious clock with the power to turn back time, at 7 p.m. Thursday; Amelie Rennt (2017), a coming-of-age adventure set in the Alps, at 10 a.m. Friday; Unser Kurzes Leben (1980), about an idealistic woman who leaves her job and marriage for a fresh start, at 7 p.m. Friday; Mission Ulya Funk (2021), about a girl who steals a hearse and travels across Eastern Europe to witness the impact of an asteroid, at 1 p.m. Saturday; Solo Sunny (1979), the story of an aspiring singer, at 7 p.m. Saturday; Sputnik! (2013), about a young girl who is about to change the course of history, at 1 p.m. Sunday; and Nasim (2021), a documentary about an Afghan mother in the largest refugee camp in Europe, at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance at gaimn.org/filmfest.
The Minnesota JCC will present the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival with five live and 10 virtual screenings from November 10-19. The schedule includes an opening night party and the Israeli film Karaoke at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, at the Capp Center, 1375 Saint Paul Ave.; the documentary Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17, at the Capp Center; and a closing night party with the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, at Main Cinema, 115 Main St. SE in Minneapolis. For information on the virtual lineup, visit minnesotajcc.org.
Examine history with the skills of detective Sherlock Holmes in a new exhibit 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.
Explore the nooks and crannies of the historic Washburn A Mill from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, October 29, or from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Sunday, November 13. The National Historic Landmark is the home of the Minnesota Historical Society’s Mill City Museum, 704 Second St. S. in Minneapolis. 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 is $16, $14 for seniors and college students, $12 for children ages 5-17. Visit mnhs.org/millcity.
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.
The Bakken Ensemble will be joined by guest violinist Sarah Grimes, violist Hyobi Sim and pianist Hanna Hyun-Jung Kim in works by Leonard Bernstein, Jessie Montgomery and Erich Wolfgang Korngold on Sunday, November 6. The music will begin at 4 p.m. at the MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S. Second St. in Minneapolis. Tickets are $25. Visit bakkenensemble.org.
Cross Community Players will perform choral and solo selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Cinderella, The King & I, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel and more at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 6, at Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood Ave. Admission is by donation.
The 35-voice Kantorei will be joined by pianist Dan Bridston on Saturday, October 29, in music of healing and restoration. The program “Will We Remember?” is anchored by Cambridge composer Joshua Shank’s “He Was Singing,” a piece dedicated to Ben Larson, a missionary who was buried alive in the Haiti earthquake of 2010 and could be heard singing to himself before he died. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. in Sundin Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. Tickets are $25. Audience members are encouraged to wear masks. Visit kantorei.net/oct-tix.
Uilleann piper Tom Klein will be honored for a lifetime of contributions to traditional music in an Irish Arts Minnesota program and concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 11, at Celtic Junction, 836 N. Prior Ave. Tickets are $15 at the door. A cash bar will be available. Guests are asked to bring a dessert to share.
Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang, winner of the Van Cliburn Gold Medal, will perform in recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 13, in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center at Macalester College. His program will include Schubert’s Allegretto and Sonata in G Major and Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes. Tickets are $40. Visit chopinsocietymn.org or call 612-822-0123.
The 40-voice Singers in Accord will explore the impact of sound and singing on the soul at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood Ave. The concert will include works by Dale Warland, Moses Hogan and Jake Runestad’s “A Silence Haunts Me.” Tickets are available at the door and at singersinaccord.org.
Fire in the New World, a new detective caper from playwright Rick Shiomi featuring hard-boiled private eye Sam Shikaze, is being performed by Full Circle Theater on the proscenium stage at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through November 6. Visit parksquaretheatre.org.
From Tudor queens to pop icons, the drama Six remixes 500 years of historical heartbreak into a celebration of 21st-century girl power. The Tony Award-winning musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss is playing through November 6 at the Ordway. It features an all-woman cast and an all-woman band. For show times and tickets, which start at $40, call 651-224-4222 or visit ordway.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 is playing through November 13 at Six Points Theater. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 7 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. For reservations and COVID protocol, visit sixpointstheater.org.
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.
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