September 15 – St Paul Spot picks

Reception and Panel Discussion : Perspectives in Fine Art Series,  Local artists join for a panel about how 9-1-1 affected their work at the College of Visual Arts (on the corner of Selby and Dale Streets)  If the 10 year anniversary of 9-1-1 stirred up powerful emotions, here’s another chance to explore. 


This event has been on our radar for months, and looks like some great music.

Wishes and More Beer and Wine Tasting –  Best of both worlds – Benefit and tasting. This event is at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub on the east end of West 7th Street W (figure that one out) . Benefiting “Wishes and More“ 

Iron Maidens Live at St. Catherine’s.  A preview talk to a show at the Katherine C. Murphy Gallery.  Who are the Iron Maidens ?  A group of 16 American, Welsh and English women artists who work with iron. Visit the gallery and attend talks about their work, with intriguing titles such as “How I became an Iron Maiden” (September 17)  and “Women Artists of Europe 900 to 1900 or Men Don’t Wear Skirts” (Sepember 20)   You can find details on events on our web site. 

SAINT PAUL ALMANAC celebrates the release of the 2012 edition at this downtown party, where else but the Black Dog Cafe, where the editors have convened for reviewing stories since when? 

2012 Saint Paul Almanac Release Party

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. at Black Dog Cafe, Clouds in Water Zen Center, and AZ Gallery, 308 Prince Street, Lowertown. Free.
Readers: Poet Laureate Carol Connolly, Kofi Bobby Hickman, Patrick Coleman with Molly Culligan, Michael Teffera, Saymoukda Vongsa, Sharon M. Day, and Louis Alemayehu.

A picture – in honor of September 15, a day when estimated taxes need to be postmarked (if that’s the way you conduct your business with the IRS)  I found this almost rusty relic on the corner of Hamline and Randolph and deposited an envelope which felt like an act of incredible faith.  I’m pre-nostalgic.  It really was a beautiful piece of blue sculpture.