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Fitzgerald Theater 10 E. Exchange St. St. Paul 651-290-1200 www/fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org Niyaz will perform their unique blend of electro-acoustic world music at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23. $24-$55. Shawn Colvin and her band will present their 20th anniversary tour with special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26. $51-$130.
History Center 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul 651-259-3000 www.mnhs.org “WWI America,” is presented through Nov. 11. Extraordinary stories of WWI Americans are told using original artifacts, images, voices, music and interactive multimedia displays. “Renewing What They Gave Us: Native American Artists in Residence,” through April 22, 2018. This exhibit features original beadwork, birch bark and textile artwork by five contemporary American Indian artists. “AMVETS Post #5: Photographs by Xavier Tavera,” through April 22, 2018. The exhibit includes 35 large-scale, color portraits of Mexican and Mexican-American war veterans from VFW Post #5 on St. Paul’s West Side. Tavera created the images to document veterans who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Ongoing: “Then Now Wow,” “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, The War, The Boom,” “Grainland,” “Open House: If These Walls Could Talk,” and “Weather Permitting.” Museum tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students, and $6 for children ages 5-17. The center offers free admission on Tuesdays, 3-8 p.m.
History Theatre 10 E. Tenth St., St. Paul 651-292-4323 www.historytheatre.com “All the Way,” October 7-29. Following JFK’s assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) became the 37th president of the United States. The country was in shock yet the business of the nation continued. The top priority was the Civil Rights Act. In this Tony Award-winning Broadway play, LBJ, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey take on a Congress divided on this hot- button matter of policy. $25-$52; discounts for students and seniors.
Landmark Center 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul 651-292-3225 www.landmarkcenter.org Global Conversations: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan, noon, Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Courtroom 317. Join the conversation with Dr. Manju Parik on whether the Trump administration will maintain the status quo, completely reverse the Obama administration drawdown, or withdraw completely, and whether the U.S. faces a no win situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Free. Sample Night Live, 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. Sample a wide array of Twin Cities arts offerings with a single ticket. Sliding fee scale, $0-$20. From Earth to Heaven: Focal Points in Meditation, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5 in the North Gallery. Mixed media artist Elizabeth Jolly expresses a reverence for the environment and all that surrounds us. Her art embraces legend, poetry and saga. Free. Nooks & Crannies Tour, a tour of the historic Landmark Center, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct 8. Saint Paul Ballet performance, Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Musser Cortile. The ballet company will perform excerpts from its repertoire. Free. Schubert Club Courtroom Concerts, noon, Thursday, Oct. 12, 19 and 26 in Courtroom 317. Free. “Unzipped” is presented at 7 p.m., Oct. 12- 14 in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. This play looks at men’s thoughts, conversations, fears, desires and joys. $12. To order, visit unzippedtheplay.com. Woodturning Demonstration, noon-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15 in the Gallery of Wood Art. Free. St. Paul Civic Symphony performance, 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22. Molly Maher and Dusty Heart will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20 in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Gangster Ghost Tour, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25. Meet the ghosts of infamous characters who roam the Landmark Center and hear the stories of John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Edna “The Kissing Bandit” Murray. Tours depart every 15 minutes beginning. $7. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 651-292-3063. Latin American Folkloric Music - Musica, Lengua, y Cultura concert by Leo and Kathy Lara, 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 in Courtroom 317. Latin American folk music blends indigenous, European and African elements and traditions. Free. Great Pumpkin Halloween Celebration, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29.
Ordway Center 345 Washington St. St. Paul 651-224-4222 www.ordway.org The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra presents Schubert’s Third Symphony October 6-7, and Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto October 27-28. Tickets are $12-$50. Minnesota Opera presents “Don Pasquale” October 7, 10, 12, 14 and 15. $25-$165. “The Simon and Garfunkel Story,” 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th anniversary celebration features a live band performing “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound” and many more classic hits. $37-$67. JazzMN Orchestra presents internationally acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20. $37-$47. The Sphinx Virtuosi, comprising 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22. $20-$35. Diavolo, which uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment, will present “L.O.S.T.” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25. $18-$50. Air Supply, the iconic soft-rock duo, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26. $37-$99. “Shaping Sound: After the Curtain,” 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. Acclaimed choreographer Travis Wall presents a show that tells the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. $26-$99. Schubert Club concert featuring pianist Sir András Schiff, 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. $32-$71. National Lutheran Choir will present “Holy Spirit Mass” at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29. Commissioned for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this piece was created to celebrate the common ground shared by all people of God, as well as the progress that Catholics and Lutherans have made in overcoming obstacles that once divided them. $10-$50. “An Intimate Evening with Yanni,” 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30. Yanni will perform his works on the piano and share experiences of his illustrious career. $37-$99.
Park Square Theatre 20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul 651-291-7005 www.parksquaretheatre.org “Henry and Alice: Into the Wild,” through Oct. 22. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown into a mid-life crisis and are forced to reconsider their dreams for a comfortable retirement. In an attempt to make the sparks fly again (and keep costs down), they forego their usual summer cottage for a humble campsite and a copy of “Camping for Dummies.” The new environment isn’t the only challenge they face as they examine their relationship in the tangle of the wilderness. $20-$60. “Hamlet” is presented Oct. 13-Nov. 11. Explore Shakespeare’s definitive psychological murder-mystery through a new lens. Within a stark contemporary setting and an atmosphere filled with modernist music, this production takes audiences on a journey into the mind of Hamlet. $25-$60.
Roy Wilkins Auditorium 199 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul 651-265-4800 www.theroy.org Queens of the Stone Age will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets start at $39.50. ALT-J will perform at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20. Tickets start at $39.50.
Science Museum of Minnesota 120 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul 651-221-9444 www.smm.org “Sportsology” explores the role of physiology, physics and nutrition in sports, and allows participants to challenge friends to a race, jumping competition and more. “Mazes” opens Oct. 13. Maneuver your way through a collection of mind-bending adventures, 3D puzzles, and full-body games that will test your perceptions and challenge your logic and reasoning. “Journey to the South Pacific” is showing in the Omnitheatre through Oct. 12. This film take viewers to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, home to the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. A young boy named Jawi shares his love for his island and leads viewers on a journey to encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other sea creatures. “Rocky Mountain Express” opens Oct. 13. Take a seat on board an early 20th century steam engine and explore the daunting task of building a railway across Canada. The film offers breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. Museum tickets: $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for children and seniors. Omnitheater tickets: $9.95 and $8.95 respectively.
Xcel Center 199 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul www.xcelenergycenter.com Concerts include Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6 (from $29.95); Chris Stapleton, 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 (from $35.75); Chris Tomlin, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13 (from $27.50); Imagine Dragons, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16 (from $39.50); Kings of Leon, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18 (from $35); Fall Out Boy, 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22 (from $30.50); Thomas Rhett, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 (from $27.75); Arcade Fire, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29 (from $26).