FitzFirst@Four: “Groundbreaking Fitzgerald Contemporary, Zona Gale”
FitzFirst@Four: “Groundbreaking ... @ University Club of Saint Paul
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm
Wisconsin native and F. Scott Fitzgerald contemporary, Zona Gale, and her groundbreaking novel, Miss Lulu Bett, are the topics of a program on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. The event will explore how the author and her fictional character both played a pivotal role in the 1920s with regards to social conventions and women’s rights. The event will be led by Professor Marc Seals who wrote the introduction for the newest edition of the novel. Zona Gale first gained fame from her short stories that were set in Friendship Village, a homage to her hometown of Portage, Wisconsin. Later in Read the Rest...
Books & Bars: “The Name of the Wind”
Books & Bars: “The Name of the W... @ Happy Gnome
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. No registration required. 5:30 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss The first installment of an epic fantasy trilogy, The Kingkiller Chronicle, The Name of the Wind is the story of Read the Rest...
The HiBs Afternoon Concert
The HiBs Afternoon Concert @ George Latimer Central Library
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:44 pm
Join The Friends and the Irish Music and Dance Association for an afternoon concert with The HiBs. The HiBs are Jode Dowling on fiddle, Kate Dowling on flute and whistle and Cory Froehlich on piano and vocals. They play an energetic style of traditional Irish music, presenting an array of jigs, reels, polkas, slides and more. Steeped in the tradition, all three have a deep knowledge of Irish music and their love for it emmanates in their tunes and songs. Kate and Jode founded the Center for Irish Music, and Cory and Jode are active teachers there, where they are handing Read the Rest...
The Rose Ensemble Lecture & Demonstration – Musique et Masqueray
The Rose Ensemble Lecture & Demo... @ George Latimer Central Library
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm
“Musique et Masqueray: Contemplative French Baroque Music in Minnesota’s Architectural Gems” Rose Ensemble Lecture & Demonstration In 17th and 18th century France, theatres and opera houses closed during the 40 days of Lent. The composers of the time, rather than taking a break, turned their attention to church music, allowing professional singers to share their talents with the faithful. The Rose Ensemble’s latest concert will be performed in architectural masterpieces created by Emmanuel Masqueray (1861-1917), where they honor the craft of one of Minnesota’s great artists with sublime works by Charpentier, Couperin, Bournonville, and DuMont. Learn about the unique history and architecture Read the Rest...
Meet the Finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards
Meet the Finalists for the Minne... @ Open Book
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm
Join the Minnesota Book Awards and the Loft Literary Center for a celebration of this year’s finalist books. Authors from each of the nine award categories will gather to discuss their work in a series of fast-paced Q&A sessions hosted by Twin Cities writers, editors, and booksellers. This event is free and open to the public — no reservations required. EVENT DETAILS Reception | 6:00 p.m. Come early to meet the finalist authors and enjoy complimentary wine and light refreshments. Book sales will be provided by Magers & Quinn Booksellers and authors will be available for signing. Program | 7:00 p.m. Join Read the Rest...
Women’s Human Rights Film Series: “The Uncondemned”
Women’s Human Rights Film Series... @ Highland Park Community Center
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm
“The Uncondemned” “The Uncondemned” tells the gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an act of genocide. This is the story of their relentless fight for that landmark conviction, revealing for the first time the three Rwandan women who bravely came forward to testify despite the danger. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights return for a thirteenth season of thought-provoking and enlightening films followed by moderated discussions throughout the fall and spring. Films in the series Read the Rest...
Loud at the Library: Charlie Parr w/ Tree Party
Loud at the Library: Charlie Par... @ George Latimer Central Library
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm
Doors at 7 p.m. | Music at 7:30 p.m. Due to overwhelming interest, presale tickets for this event have SOLD OUT! We’re thrilled that you want to join us and will make a limited number of tickets available at the door, but get there early before they’re gone! Charlie Parr is a roots musician like no other today. The Minnesota musician has built a frenzied following of fans around the world with his energetic performances and 12 records. On his 13th album and Red House Records debut, Stumpjumper, Charlie showcases his blistering finger-picking as he switches between acoustic guitar, dobro and banjo — and Read the Rest...