The women’s choral ensemble Lumina will perform songs by Abbie Betinis, Linda Kachelmeier, Natalie Nowytski, Jonathan Posthuma, Catherine Dalton and others in a free concert at noon on Thursday, November 10, at Landmark Center.
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.
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.
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.
“Humoreske,” works by Enescu, Korngold, Prokofiev, Fauré, William Bolcom, Britten, Shostakovich, Brahms and Ravel will be performed by the Boston-based Merz Trio in a Schubert Club concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 13, at Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets are $23-$33. Visit schubert.org or call 651-292-3268.
The Minnesota Guitar Society will present a “double duo” guitar concert on Tuesday, November 15, in Fingal’s Cave at MetroNOME Brewery, 289 E. Fifth St. Ryan Picone and Jose Betanzos of the Red Hot Django Peppers will perform from 6-7 p.m. followed by Pavel Jany and Dean Harrington from 7-9 p.m. Call 651-317-9080 or visit metronomebrewery.com.
“Our Song, Our Story: A New Generation of Black Voices” will be presented by pianist Damien Sneed, singers Raven McMillon and Raehann Bryce-Davis and a string quartet in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, at the Ordway Concert Hall. The program will pay homage to fellow Black opera singers Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman. Works by Handel and Mozart will also be played. Tickets start at $7. Visit ordway.org or call 651-224-4222.
Ellen Stanley of Mother Banjo will celebrate her 20 years of hosting KFAI radio’s “Womenfolk” show on Sunday, November 20, with a concert featuring some of the top folk, roots and bluegrass musicians in the region. Ann Reed, Molly Maher, Jonatha Brooke, Becky Schlegel, Mary Cutrufello, Ellis Delaney and the OK Factor will be among those performing at 7 p.m. at Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Tickets are $15 in advance, $21 at the door, $30 VIP. Visit theparkwaytheater.com.
“Three Lapsed Lawyers,” music by Telemann, Heinichen and Graupner, all of whom were lawyers earlier in life, will be performed by Lyra Baroque Orchestra and harpsichordist Marc Destrubé at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 20, in Sundin Hall, 1531 Hewitt Ave. Tickets are $5-$35, $15 for the live stream. Visit lyrabaroque.org.
Lessons and carols for Advent will be presented by the Mount Olive Cantorei and organist David Cherwien at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 27, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The program will open with a solemn procession. Admission is free and open to the public.
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 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday in the theater of the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. For reservations and COVID protocol, visit sixpointstheater.org.
The messiness of family, duty, disappointment and forgiveness takes center stage in The Boys Room. Playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s drama about two adult brothers who seek the sanctuary of their childhood home is playing through November 27 at Gremlin Theatre, 550 N. Vandalia St. Linda Kelsey, Peter Hansen, Dan Hopman and Lucy Farrell star. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $32, $28 for seniors, half price for patrons under age 30. Call 1-888-718-4253 or visit gremlintheatre.org.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles, a new drama based on an Agatha Christie mystery, will open on November 18 at Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Published in 1920, The Mysterious Affair at Styles introduced readers to detective Hercules Poirot as he investigates the midnight poisoning of a family matriarch. Christie’s colorful characters and gift of misdirection are on full display. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through December 18. Tickets are $25. Call 612-333-3010 or visit theatreintheround.org.
A Servants’ Christmas, a look at life on Saint Paul’s Summit Avenue during the holidays at the end of the 19th century, will be performed from November 19 through December 18 at the History Theatre, 30 E. 10th St. The drama tells of a young Jewish woman who takes a job as the “second girl” in the home of a strict Christian widower. Afraid of losing the job, Rachel Leibovich changes her name to Monica Leary to keep her faith a secret from the family. Ron Peluso directs a cast that features Gary Briggle, Serena Brook, Jennifer Burleigh-Bentz, Erin Capello Kopp, Sullivan Cooper, Cathleen Fuller, Norah Long, Eric Morris and Nicola Wahl. Tickets are $15-$70. For reservations, visit historytheatre.com or call 651-292-4323.
Waltz or polka to the music of George’s Concertina Band and move to the folk rock of SlovCzech. The two ethnic bands will be playing live on Saturday, November 12, at the 60th anniversary dance party of the Saint Paul Czech and Slovak Folk Dancers. Dance lessons, assorted pop-up fun, a silent auction, ethnic food and a cash bar will be featured from 4-10 p.m. at the CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan St. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $8 each and $15 per couple in advance at tancuj.org. The party is a fundraiser for the folk dance group’s performance tour of the Czech Republic (and maybe Slovakia) in August 2023. Call Louise at 651-271-3601.
“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. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays.
“Between the Stripes, Under the Stars,” art by 10 women that answers the question, “Who is an American?,” is being displayed through December 11 in the Catherine G. Murphy Galleries at Saint Catherine University. Exhibiting their art are Hend Al-Mansour, Susan Armington, Nida Bangash, Roya Farassat, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Farida Hughes, Fawzia Khan, Ifrah Mansour, Kimberlee Joy Roth and Helen Zughaib. Admission is free. Visit gallery.stkate.edu.
“Threads of Freedom,” the art of veteran Jeffrey Stenbom, is on view through January 8, 2023, in the North Gallery at Landmark Center. Using primarily glass, Stenbom has created works shaped by his experiences in the Armed Services. A reception for the artist will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 15. Stenbom will also discuss his art in the gallery at noon on Thursday, December 8. Admission is free and open to all.
Explore the nooks and crannies of the historic Washburn A Mill 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 Twin City Model Railroad Museum has brought back its Night Trains experience. From 3-7 p.m. on Saturdays (except Christmas Eve) now through February, the lights will be turned down at the museum and the model trains and the miniature villages through which they pass will be covered in snow and softly aglow with holiday decor. Admission to the museum at 668 Transfer Road is $15 for Night Trains, $10 at other times, free for children age 4 and under. Visit tcmrm.org or call 651-647-9628.
The Saint Paul Public Library is offering the following events for children: Creative Movement with TU Dance at 10:30 a.m. November 9 at the Rondo Library, 461 N. Dale St., and 10:30 a.m. November 18 at the Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave.; an interactive concert at 10:30 a.m. November 15 at the West Seventh Library, 265 Oneida St.; interactive arts at 10:30 a.m. November 15 at the Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy.; and clowning with Cahoot Theatre at 10:30 a.m. November 29 at the Highland Park Library. Call 651-266-7000 or visit sppl.org.
Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to J.M Barrie’s classic 1904 drama Peter Pan, will be staged from November 11-20 by the students of Visitation School and Saint Thomas Academy. A wildly theatrical adaptation of the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in DeSales Auditorium at Visitation, 2455 Visitation Drive in Mendota Heights. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Visit visitationnet.ludus.com.
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.
Director Louise Woehrle’s award-winning documentary, Stalag Luft III: One Man’s Story, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 13, in Weyerhaeuser Auditorium at Landmark Center. The film features former Saint Paul resident Charles Woehrle as he relives his harrowing experience flying in the Mighty Eighth and as a prisoner of war in the Nazi prison camp made famous by the 1963 Hollywood film, The Great Escape. A Q&A with Woehrle will follow the film. Tickets are $10. Visit whirlygig-productions.ticketleap.com.
SubText Books, 6 W. Fifth St., will host free readings and discussion with poet Caleb Tankersley and his debut collection, Sin Eaters, at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 10; and author Peter Geye and his novel, The Ski Jumpers, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 16. Call 651-493-2791 or visit subtextbooks.com.
Free poetry workshops will be offered by Cracked Walnut from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, November 12 and December 3, 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.
Celebrate the release of the 13th volume of Saint Paul Almanac on Wednesday, November 16. Contributors to this edition, “A Path to Each Other,” will read from their pieces beginning at 6 p.m. at Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave. They include Wendy Brown-Báez, Annette Gagliardi, Tara Flaherty Guy, Heidi Fettig Parton, Lee Colin Thomas, Sara Dovre Wudali, Maryam Marne Zafar and James Zimmerman. Call 651-225-8989 or visit nextchapterbooksellers.com.
“Lights, Camera, Fashion. Oh My!,” a panel discussion on the intersection of costume design and fashion, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, in the atrium of the Ordway Center. Taking part in the free program will be costume designers Samantha Rei and Ryan J. Moller, Susan Leppke of Fashion Week Minnesota, and stylist and brand creator Marcus Styles of VZNCY. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
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