Books & Bars: “The Other Einstein”
Books & Bars: “The Other Einstein” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Oct 3 @ 5:00 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. 5:00 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (author attending) In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a fascinating woman whose light was Read the Rest...
Club Book: Vidar Sundstøl
Club Book: Vidar Sundstøl @ Highland Park Community Center Auditorium
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm
Scandinavian readers who have never visited the United States have come to know northern Minnesota intimately through the inspired work of Norwegian crime novelist Vidar Sundstøl. He is best known, both in his native country and abroad, for the Minnesota Trilogy: The Land of Dreams, Only the Dead, and The Ravens. The series, translated to English by Tiina Nunnally, centers around a U.S. Forest Service officer whose happy, unassuming life on Lake Superior is turned upside down by the grisly murder of a Norwegian tourist. The Land of Dreams won Sundstøl the Riverton Prize for Best Norwegian Crime Story in Read the Rest...
Human Rights Film Series: “The Blood is at the Doorstep”
Human Rights Film Series: “The B... @ Arlington Hills Community Center
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
“The Blood is at the Doorstep” While not as publicized as cases of police brutality and police shootings in cities like New York, Oakland, Ferguson, and Baltimore, the 2014 killing of Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee is as shocking and tragic as any. In broad daylight in the middle of downtown, an officer responding to a complaint from a Starbucks employee approached Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed black man coping with paranoid schizophrenia resting in a public park. Minutes later, the officer shot Dontre 14 times. The absolutely riveting and often angering documentary “The Blood Is at the Doorstep” digs deep into this case Read the Rest...
Behind the Curtain with Park Square Theatre: “William Shakespeare’s Hamlet”
Behind the Curtain with Park Squ... @ Hamline Midway Library
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Join The Friends and Park Square Theatre for an evening with cast members from the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Go behind the curtain with director/scenic designer Joel Sass and actors Kathryn Fumie (Horatio) and Kory LaQuess Pullam (Hamlet). Adapted and Directed by Joel Sass Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered him – driving Hamlet to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own Read the Rest...