Event Calendar

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Lanesboro Arts presents “Reflections”, a photography exhibit by Rhea Pappas of underwater pictures. The exhibit runs through October 18, 2018. Always free and open to the public, the Lanesboro Arts Gallery is open seven days a week.

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September 10 to October 20, 2018, Crossings at Carnegie will be running a six week exhibit of works by artists Catheryn P. White and G.E. Koenig. The exhibit is located in the gallery of Crossings at Carnegie, and is open and free to the public for viewing.  

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Visit the BookBike at Bravo Espresso in University Square (111 S. Broadway) to pick up a book, get a library card, or chat with library staff.

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Sheryl Ness, a medical writer from Rochester, had always felt drawn to Italy. On her third trip, as she explored a small village in wine country, she walked into a restaurant and was enchanted first by a delicious dessert, then by the man who made it.

September brings cooler temperatures, beautiful scenic views, and a return from vacations. What a perfect time to get involved in a charity run. While there are dozens – if not hundreds – of runs around the state, here are a half-dozen local events in the next few weeks to check out:

Kutzky Park will pack another musical punch for the third annual Porchfest. There will be bands for blocks on Saturday, Sept. 15 when more than a dozen musical performers give pop-up concerts on Kutzky’s porches, drive ways and front lawns. The music will include everything from a drum ensem…

Did you miss the first year of First Kiss, the new University of Minnesota apple? A cross between a Honeycrisp and an apple from the University of Arkansas, the fruit delivers a well-loved crunch, lively flavor, and is sold out at most locations.

Tonic Local Kitchen and Juice Bar entered the Rochester scene a few years ago with a menu that offered fresh local vegetables and meats and an excellent juice and smoothie bar.

Organic, micro-distilled liquor can finally fill La Crosse glasses.  La Crosse Distilling Co. over in Wisconsin had its grand opening Friday. While they’re just beginning their business, co-owner Chad Staehly said the 10,000-square-foot distillery is also the first the town has ever seen.

Big-hearted songs about small town life will arrive at the Paramount Theatre on Sept. 8. The music is part of a collection crafted by Scott Jasmin called “Small Town Songs.” 

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Sheryl Ness, a medical writer from Rochester, had always felt drawn to Italy. On her third trip, as she explored a small village in wine country, she walked into a restaurant and was enchanted first by a delicious dessert, then by the man who made it.

September brings cooler temperatures, beautiful scenic views, and a return from vacations. What a perfect time to get involved in a charity run. While there are dozens – if not hundreds – of runs around the state, here are a half-dozen local events in the next few weeks to check out:

Kutzky Park will pack another musical punch for the third annual Porchfest. There will be bands for blocks on Saturday, Sept. 15 when more than a dozen musical performers give pop-up concerts on Kutzky’s porches, drive ways and front lawns. The music will include everything from a drum ensem…

Did you miss the first year of First Kiss, the new University of Minnesota apple? A cross between a Honeycrisp and an apple from the University of Arkansas, the fruit delivers a well-loved crunch, lively flavor, and is sold out at most locations.

Tonic Local Kitchen and Juice Bar entered the Rochester scene a few years ago with a menu that offered fresh local vegetables and meats and an excellent juice and smoothie bar.

Organic, micro-distilled liquor can finally fill La Crosse glasses.  La Crosse Distilling Co. over in Wisconsin had its grand opening Friday. While they’re just beginning their business, co-owner Chad Staehly said the 10,000-square-foot distillery is also the first the town has ever seen.

Big-hearted songs about small town life will arrive at the Paramount Theatre on Sept. 8. The music is part of a collection crafted by Scott Jasmin called “Small Town Songs.” 

From ogres to orphans, the Rochester Civic Theatre is getting ready for a season that celebrates individuality, promises fun, and maps a theatrical trajectory toward innovation and supporting the local theater scene. The 2018-19 season will launch with “Shrek the Musical,” which will run Sept. 7-30. 

editor's pick

Sheryl Ness, a medical writer from Rochester, had always felt drawn to Italy. On her third trip, as she explored a small village in wine country, she walked into a restaurant and was enchanted first by a delicious dessert, then by the man who made it.

September brings cooler temperatures, beautiful scenic views, and a return from vacations. What a perfect time to get involved in a charity run. While there are dozens – if not hundreds – of runs around the state, here are a half-dozen local events in the next few weeks to check out:

Kutzky Park will pack another musical punch for the third annual Porchfest. There will be bands for blocks on Saturday, Sept. 15 when more than a dozen musical performers give pop-up concerts on Kutzky’s porches, drive ways and front lawns. The music will include everything from a drum ensem…

Did you miss the first year of First Kiss, the new University of Minnesota apple? A cross between a Honeycrisp and an apple from the University of Arkansas, the fruit delivers a well-loved crunch, lively flavor, and is sold out at most locations.

Tonic Local Kitchen and Juice Bar entered the Rochester scene a few years ago with a menu that offered fresh local vegetables and meats and an excellent juice and smoothie bar.

Organic, micro-distilled liquor can finally fill La Crosse glasses.  La Crosse Distilling Co. over in Wisconsin had its grand opening Friday. While they’re just beginning their business, co-owner Chad Staehly said the 10,000-square-foot distillery is also the first the town has ever seen.

From ogres to orphans, the Rochester Civic Theatre is getting ready for a season that celebrates individuality, promises fun, and maps a theatrical trajectory toward innovation and supporting the local theater scene. The 2018-19 season will launch with “Shrek the Musical,” which will run Sept. 7-30. 

The last time Rochester Repertory Theatre staged the musical “Godspell,” the Rep was only four years old, it was located on the second floor of a building on South Broadway, and RJ Traff was in the cast. That was 1988.

Brad Vigesaa, who co-owns pop culture shop NerdinOut with Jake Scharpen, wants to create Minnesota’s largest geeky convention.

One of our most accomplished Rochester writers is more known for his work on stage at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro. Scott Dixon has played leading roles in “The Three Musketeers,’ “Blithe Spirit,” “Arcadia,” and “The Master Builder.” He’s such a versatile character actor that he wore …

Chris Hanchey is probably one of the least boastful artists in Rochester, which is why, even though his graphic novel sold out after its initial drop at the Book Review comic shop at the start of September, you still may not know his name.

Brad Vigesaa, who co-owns pop culture shop NerdinOut with Jake Scharpen, wants to create Minnesota’s largest geeky convention.

One of our most accomplished Rochester writers is more known for his work on stage at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro. Scott Dixon has played leading roles in “The Three Musketeers,’ “Blithe Spirit,” “Arcadia,” and “The Master Builder.” He’s such a versatile character actor that he wore …

Chris Hanchey is probably one of the least boastful artists in Rochester, which is why, even though his graphic novel sold out after its initial drop at the Book Review comic shop at the start of September, you still may not know his name.

“Stag” is Twin Lakes’ first EP, but despite this title, there’s no way the music it contains will be stuck going to dances alone. With Robert Baune’s plaintive vocals and liquid acoustic guitar riffs, backed by Nathaniel Pettey’s in-the-pocket bass and Alex Ortberg’s impeccable percussion wo…

The last time Rochester Repertory Theatre staged the musical “Godspell,” the Rep was only four years old, it was located on the second floor of a building on South Broadway, and RJ Traff was in the cast. That was 1988.

Brad Vigesaa, who co-owns pop culture shop NerdinOut with Jake Scharpen, wants to create Minnesota’s largest geeky convention.

One of our most accomplished Rochester writers is more known for his work on stage at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro. Scott Dixon has played leading roles in “The Three Musketeers,’ “Blithe Spirit,” “Arcadia,” and “The Master Builder.” He’s such a versatile character actor that he wore …

Chris Hanchey is probably one of the least boastful artists in Rochester, which is why, even though his graphic novel sold out after its initial drop at the Book Review comic shop at the start of September, you still may not know his name.