Celebrating the Nordic influence and New Nordic here in MPLS + STPL is still So Hot Right Now™. But what do contemporary residents of, say, Finland think about us here in the U.S., especially when Fins tops many international rankings for places to live? Stop into SubText tonight to hear Finnish journalist Anu Partenen spread the gospel of the Now Nordic (we just came up with that!) and compare her country’s solutions to many of the problems of our own. 7 PM. Free.King Rojas

SubText: A Bookstore, 6 West 5th St, STPL; subtextbooks.com