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The M Presents a Conversation with Deana Haggag of U.S.A.

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Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Tickets: $10 ($8, students, artists, seniors)
Ordway Center for Performing Arts | Drake Rehearsal Hall
345 Washington St. | St. Paul, MN

Minnesota Museum of American Art presents Deana Haggag, CEO and President of the Chicago-based nonprofit United States Artists, joined by Public Functionary co-founder Tricia Heuring and Venessa Fuentes, a poet and arts advocate in the local philanthropy scene. They will discuss creative workers’ vital contributions to the nation’s civic and cultural life, funding accessibility, and artists’ power and vulnerabilities. Featuring an opening performance by Ananya Dance Theatre. Space is limited, so advance tickets are recommended. Tickets @ mmaa.org/deanahaggag

2017-18 Secrets of the City ads_JITA Drum and Trumpet

Drum and Trumpet

Fri Oct 13 8PM

From the sounds of the Civil War to Clifford Brown and beyond, the Atrium Jazz Ensemble reveals how these ancient sounds have been brought up to the minute, featuring John Raymond (trumpet) and Kevin Washington (drums). Student tickets only $12 (2 tix w/one ID)! Buy now >>

2017 Twin Cities Book Festival + Opening Night Talk

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The Twin Cities Book Festival—brought to you by Rain Taxi—is not only the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. The festival welcomes ‘rock star’ authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines, booksellers—all of whom connect over great books and conversations.

This year’s author presentations include everyone from Cory Doctorow to Yrsa Daley-Ward to Senator Al Franken. Plus there’s a massive book fair, mingling events for book lovers and writers, Young Adult and kids events, a poetry bus and more!

OPENING NIGHT TALK: Friday, October 13, 7 PM
TALES OF TWO AMERICAS: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation

Be sure to attend the opening night reading and discussion at 7 PM at the Fine Arts Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds—it’s free and open to the public. Plus there’s a reception before hand at 7 PM that includes appetizer buffet and cash bar. Tickets to the reception are $25, support the Twin Cities Book Festival, and reception attendees will also have reserved seating for the opening night talk!

The Devil’s Wedding Ring Book Launch

Secrets of the City

American Swedish Institute
Sunday, October 8, 2:00 PM

Please join award-winning Norwegian author Vidar Sundstøl on Sunday, October 8 for the launch of his new book, The Devil’s Wedding Ring, at the American Swedish Institute at 2:00 PM. Allen Eskens, author of The Life We Bury will lead a Q&A with Vidar, and a book signing will follow.

Advance praise for The Devil’s Wedding Ring:
“Ancient myth and contemporary detection collide in this highly impressive thriller.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[A] briskly paced atmospheric mystery, inspired by Nordic landscapes and traditions.” —Library Journal, starred review

“The must-read you haven’t heard of yet. One of the most fresh and original takes on the Nordic Noir genre I’ve read in ages, Sundstøl’s exceptional standalone crime novel weaves together ancient folklore and a modern investigation to brilliant effect.” —Crime by the Book


Promo code: RODERICK50

Send Me Hope: A Community United Through Music
Sat Oct 7 7pm / Orchestra Hall

Three African-American church choirs and local artists come together to perform onstage with the Minnesota Orchestra. From gospel songs to bucket drumming to spoken word, this concert program is too unique to miss. Tickets and information >>