ALSO: St. Paul Ballet at Como Dockside Pavilion; Liquid Music’s Steven Mackey: “Orpheus Unsung”; and more.
ALSO: Rising star tenor Nicholas Phan sings with Minnesota Bach Ensemble, Minnesota AIDS Project presents ‘Art of Change,’ free entertainment at the Fair and more.
ALSO: First Thursday in northeast Minneapolis; Stephen Paulus album coming out Sept. 11; Franzen to launch Talking Volumes season; and more.
ALSO: “Alcina’s Island: A Picnic Operetta” at Alexis Bailly Vineyard; Wednesday is Read & Ride Day at the State Fair; and more.
Black Lives Matter Saint Paul marched on the Minnesota State Fair to demand change in the fair’s vendor selection process, as well as protest the St. Paul Police Department.
Dr. Megan Wood was a second year medical student when her father died of melanoma in 2012; after much research, she pitched the idea of free sunscreen to fair officials who were very receptive.
ALSO: Jeff Meanza to be associate artistic director at the Guthrie; Figure Skating Day among State Fair’s new attractions; and more.
ALSO: Music in the Zoo lineup includes Lucinda Williams, Los Lonely Boys; Basilica Block Party tickets on sale; JazzMN Orchestra at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: and more.
I encourage all farmers to take some time and talk with consumers.
Politicians running for election this fall use their fair booths to engage with potential voters from throughout the state.
Every year I remember the loveliness of the bike ride to get to the state fair. And then I’m reminded of the horror that is the last one tenth of one mile to the bike corral.
Salina Shooter: “I wore my ‘Free Hugs’ tank today because I just wanted to see how many people would hug me. We’ve been here an hour and I’ve gotten five hugs.”
PLUS: GOP gubernatorial candidates debate (again); The River Oasis Cafe story gets more complicated; and the State Fair gets bigger.
ALSO: Fringe is fast approaching; pop-up art returns to the State Fair; books meister Hans Weyandt comes out from the stacks; and more.
ALSO: “Groovin’ in the Garden” at Como Park; State Fair signing people for Amateur Talent Contest; 4th Annual Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Music Festival; and more.
ALSO: Parklot and Partylot will transform the Orpheum’s parking lot; Jerome Foundation grants are issued; get your crop art entered; and more.
ALSO: Aretha Franklin coming to the State Fair; Alex Soth at the Weinstein; Bedlam Grand Opening; and more.
ALSO: Art-A-Whirl in NE; Bill Cosby cancels at Orchestra Hall; jazz at Icehouse; and more.
ALSO: Reza Aslan at Westminster Town Hall Forum; Minnesota Book Awards winners; Music in the Zoo Series lineup; State Fair lineup; and more.
ALSO: Kid Rock to play State Fair; Jeffrey Hatcher’s one-man show to tour state; Cécile McLorin Salvant at the Dakota Sunday; and more.