Friday, July 6 – Mostly Martha
Friday, July 13 – Chocolat
Friday, July 20 – Eat Drink Man Woman
Friday, July 27 – Big Night
All movies start at 9:30pm
St. Paul Central Library Courtyard
90 W. 4th St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
The Strange Capers will be performing The Comedy of Errors at multiple venues around the Twin Cities. Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon outside!
The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s earliest plays. It is his shortest and one of his mostfarcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play.
Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1, 2:00pm
The Ampitheater on the east side of the campus of
Bloomington Civic Plaza
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Saturdays and Sundays, July 7-15, 2pm
2400 15th Ave. S.
I passed an exciting milestone recently. The dwarf meyer lemon tree I purchased last year has not only survived a full year but is blooming again (= more lemons)! Based on all my gardening related posts, you may have the impression that I may have some talent for gardening but you would be wrong. I’m awfully fond of plants but I typically end up killing them or not taking care of them properly so they look all sprawly or pathetic. That said, it should give anyone great confidence that they too can grow their own citrus, even in an apartment in Minnesota. Last year, my one year old tree produced about 8 lemons of varying size. Most were about half the size of what you would find in a grocery store but perfectly suitable for making lemonade or adding to glases of water. We even made some limoncello, which is in the freezer for preservation. It’s absolutely delicious! The taste is lemony but also has a hint of floral notes.
For more information on how you can grow your own citrus, see my prior post.
It’s that time of year… Boneshaker Books is putting on Pedal ForWORDS, a book-centric alleycat race, as the grand finale of this year’s 30 Days of Reading!
Meet at Longfellow Park by the tennis court (E 34th St. & 38th Ave S). Manifests / registration at 4:30. Race starts at 5pm. After-party at Boneshaker with prizes, fun and libations for 21+ folks.
Pre-register for $3 at Boneshaker (2002 23rd Ave S, in Seward), or preregister online for $5 at boneshakerbooks.com. You can also register the day of the race–just bring your five bucks to the meet-up at 4:30 at Longfellow. (All the money goes to support Boneshaker, a non-profit, collectively-run bookstore! Yay!)
The theme this year: DYSTOPIA. There will be games, including CENTRIFUGAL BUMBLEPUPPY, special assignments, puzzles, trivia and guerilla gardening. COSTUMES ENCOURAGED (prizes will be awarded for most creative dystopian-themed get-up). Prizes will also be awarded for creativity and wit, and of course we’ll have some goodies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and DFL. Sponsors include Boneshaker Books, The Hub, Angry Catfish, Sunrise Cyclery and Kitsune Cycles!
Not into bicycle racing? Volunteer at a stop! You’ll get a free Boneshaker t-shirt or a gift certificate for $10. Plus BEER at the end of the race if that’s your thing! (To volunteer e-mail email@example.com
Amsterdam Bar & Hall, MPR and the Fitzgerald Theater are joining together to sponsor free outdoor concerts on the Ecolab Plaza at 4pm every Friday through August 31. There will be beer and brats and pulled pork sandwiches available for purchase. Click here for line-up information. This is a great happy hour idea if you work in St. Paul. Get out, enjoy the weather and a free concert while rush hour calms down!
One of the most highly anticipated events of the season will be the union of Guthrie dream team Raye Birk (Faith Healer, Third) and Peter Michael Goetz (1776, The Government Inspector), playing cantankerous vaudeville comedians in Neil Simon’s popular comedy The Sunshine Boys, directed by Gary Gisselman (Lost in Yonkers, A Christmas Carol). Despite their comedic chemistry onstage, the one-time famous duo “Lewis and Clark” can’t stand each other offstage. The shenanigans that ensue when these seasoned stage partners are coerced to reunite for a CBS television comedy special will likely make this ticket one of the hottest – and most hilarious – in town.
Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Your price: $14.50-$33.50
Reg. price: $29-$67
Don’t forget, you can save 50% off tickets at the Guthrie if you’re lucky enough to grab rush seats.