Notable Twin Cities: 5/28-6/3

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Sunday 5/28: It’s the Edina Art Fair! Check out all the super cool art, food, and entertainment the fair has to offer, and spend some time on the posh streets of Edina, just for funsies. Edina Art Fair, 10 a.m., free.

Tuesday 5/30: Local author Quinton Skinner will be launching his novel Odd One OutMagers and Quinn, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/31: Doctor and writer Lisa C. Freitag will be reading from her fiction. DreamHaven Books & Comics, 6:30 p.m., free.

Louis A. Del Monte will read and discuss his new book, Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat to Humanity. Book signing to follow. Subtext Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/1: It’s the IMPRESSIONS Summer Release Party! Meet the Summer IMPRESSIONS artists and writers, and join St. Paul Almanac in celebrating six new beautiful broadsides on transit—they’ll appear on Metro Transit trains and buses. The poets will read their work and the visual artists will share their process. Black Dog Cafe, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/2: SubText Books is super excited to host Courtney Maum (author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here without You) for an event for her new novel, Touch, out 5/30. There will be a reading and conversation with Courtney, and a book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Milkweed Books presents poet Tyler Flynn Dorholt in celebration of his first full-length collection, American Flowers. Join the party! It’s a homecoming and a book launch, and there will be a brief reading from Tyler. Milkweed Books, 7 p.m., free.

Rustbelt Poetry Festival Day One! Rustbelt Poetry Festival is a two-day poetry competition bringing poets from around the country to the Midwest. It’s sponsored by Button Poetry and it’s going to be a rad time. Rarig Center, 8 p.m., $30-$40.

Saturday 6/3: Rustbelt Poetry Festival Day 2! Rarig Center, 8 p.m., $30–$40.

Get fancy for the book launch and fifth annual fundraising gala for Green Card Voices, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, and the release party for Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School. Wilder Center, 5:30 p.m., $100- $150.

Here’s a thing: COMPAS is a super cool program that provides arts programming for the metro community. Their mission is to put creativity into the hands of the community by pairing professional artists, writers, and musicians with kids, teachers, senior citizens, and anyone else who wants to get in on it! It’s rad, and you can participate as an artist or as a student. You should absolutely check it out.

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Abby Anderson is a fiction writer and an MFA candidate at Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, many books, and lots of crap from estate sales. More from this author →