Ed Asner

Ed Asner

Ed Asner is returning to Rochester to present his one-man play, "A Man and His Prostate," at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 at Rochester Civic Theatre.

The play explores a serious topic in a humorous way, Asner has said. The play was written by Emmy Award-winner Ed Weinberger and is based on his personal experience with prostate cancer.

Asner, former president of the Screen Actors Guild, won seven Emmy Awards for his role as Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the spinoff "Lou Grant."

Asner previously performed "A Man and His Prostate" to sold-out audiences in 2018 at the Civic.

Tickets are $45, available through the Civic box office at 507-282-8481 and rochestercivictheatre.org.

Local arts group plans Minneapolis bus trip

Rochester Friends of the Minneapolis Institute of Art will take a bus trip to Minneapolis Sept. 12 to attend a lecture.

The lecture, "A Contemporary Hmong Aesthetic in Cloth," is by Geraldine Craig, professor of art at Kansas State University. Reservations for the lecture and lunch can be made at 612-870-6323. Following lunch, the Rochester group will have a docent-led tour of Asian art.

The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from 125 Live, 125 Elton Hills Drive NW. Bus fee is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. For a bus reservation, send a check payable to Rochester Friends of the MIA to Sandy Hillesheim, 1965 Tiffany Cove Lane SW, Rochester 55902, by Sept. 9.

Final barn dance is Saturday in Lanesboro

LANESBORO — The final Lanesboro Barn Dance of the season will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Sons of Norway Hall.

All dances will be taught. No partner or experience is necessary. Chirps Smith and Bob Bovee will provide old-time music, while Dot Kent will call the dances.

Admission is $8.

Folk duo opens Chosen Bean series

CHATFIELD — Flagship Romance, a "harmonic alternative folk" duo from New Mexico, opens the fall season of the Chosen Bean Concert Series.

The concert is at at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, 405 Main St. S, Chatfield.

Flagship Romance is Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson, who travel thousands of miles each year performing concerts. Their most recent album is "Tales from the Self-Help Section."

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door; chatfieldarts.org and 507-884-7676.

Quilt display opens at Marine Art Museum

WINONA — An exhibit of quilts, "H2Oh! Art Quilts," will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive, Winona.

The 34 quilts in the exhibit were selected from among 521 submissions by artists from around the world. The quilts are all based on the central theme of "water."

Admission to the reception is free for museum members and students, $10 for the general public. The exhibit runs through Jan. 19.

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Tom covers primarily arts and entertainment for the Post Bulletin and 507 Magazine. He also often writes feature stories about local history. He is a native of Milwaukee, WI, and enjoys reading and traveling.