Notable Twin Cities: 7/30–8/5

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Sunday 7/30: Michael Brownlee will be presenting his book The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times. Common Good Books, 1 p.m., free.

Monday 7/31: Tune up your guitar, warm up your voice, and check out Day Block Brewing’s weekly Open Mic night! Open Mic is hosted in the dining area and is accompanied by a $3 select pint of the day! Day Block Brewing, 9 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/1: It’s time again, check out Twin Cities Artful Book Club! August’s book is Imagination in Action: Secrets to Unleashing Creative Expression by Shaun McNiff. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

August’s Books & Bars is a good one: it’s a special reading, Q&A, and signing with author Peter Geye. Reading begins at 6:15 p.m., happy hour begins at 5 p.m. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater, 6:15 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/2: Thekla Madsen and Barbara Deese will be in conversation about their work. This is a seated discussion. Doors open at 6:30. Once Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/3: Josh Prigge and Minha Park will be launching their new picture book Ben. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 8/5: Green Card Voices Storytelling Panel: Three immigrants to Minnesota—Majra Mucić Gibbons, Ibé Kaba, and Aisha Said—will share their stories about coming to the United States and the Upper Midwest. Ramsey County Library Shoreview, 2 p.m., free.

Author and radio personality Angela Halgrimson will be reading from her latest book, Nobody Likes a Booger. Scout & Morgan Books, 11 a.m., free.

Here’s a thing: Red Wing is a beautiful city in southern Minnesota; we all know that. But it’s even better because on top of it’s adorable downtown, stunning river views, and (obviously) the Red Wing Shoe Co., they also have the Anderson Center! It’s a residency program for writers and artists, and it’s pretty rad.

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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 →