Notable Twin Cities: 7/14–7/20


Monday 7/15: Brittany Chaffee presents her seasonal essay collection BORDERLINE. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/16: The Theater of Public Policy presents “Don’t Stop the (Pioneer) Presses!” The show explores the history and future of one of Minnesota’s oldest newspapers through improv and interviews. Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 6 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door.

Wednesday 7/17: Editor Frank Bures presents Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology, including writing from local authors like Marlon James, Bao Phi, Danez Smith, and Kao Kalia Yang. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Remembering Rondo Community Day includes storytelling, poetry, and visual art focused on St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood, with a screening of the documentary Rondo: Beyond the Pavement. Weisman Art Museum, 5:30 p.m. (screening at 7 p.m.), free.

Thursday 7/18: Story Club Minneapolis hosts its live monthly show, featuring performances from storytellers Cathy Gasiorowicz and Tyson Purcell and an open mic segment. Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, 7 p.m., $8–15.

Friday 7/19: David Rosenfelt presents Bark of Night, with a visit from the dogs of Minnesota Basset Rescue. Once Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free. 

Saturday 7/20: Trisha Speed Shaskan reads from her picture book The Itty-Bitty Witch in a family storytime event. Red Balloon Bookshop, 10:30 a.m., free.

Alex DiFrancesco presents All City, a tale of climate change dystopia and gentrification in New York City. Boneshaker Books, 6 p.m., free.


And another thing: This week, you can view the exhibit Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for free with a contribution of any amount.


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Ellen Fee is a writer, teaching artist, and youthworker focused on creative writing and arts education. Ellen graduated from the University of Minnesota and lives in St. Paul. Her work has appeared in Corbel Stone Press, Apeiron Review, and The Caterpillar, among others. You can follow her @ellenkfee on Twitter and Instagram. More from this author →