Architectural historian Larry Millett is the award-wining author of Lost Twin Cities, Once There Were CastlesAIA Guide to the Twin Cities and Twin Cities Then and Now. He was also a regular contributor at METRO magazine (RIP), where I used to edit his local-architecture column. If you’ve ever wondered about the iconic and historic homes of Minnesota—from the Frank Lloyd Wrights to the gargantuan Summit Avenue mansions—his new collaboration with photographer Matt Schmitt, Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes, is a great read. Catch Larry chatting about these homes tonight at Magers & Quinn; he’s a great writer and it’s bound to be super interesting! Free. 7 PM. —Dana Raidt 

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