Public Programs

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Moon Festival

SEPTEMBER


SEPTEMBERkids= Kids Friendly

128Labor Day

September 4 - Monday
Labor Day Holiday
LANDMARK CENTER IS CLOSED TODAY


 

128Nature

September 7 - Thursday kids
National Connections, Art by Robyn Priestly
North Gallery; 5-7pm; Free

Robyn Beth Priestly creates artwork that expresses our connections to nature by highlighting natural areas and the plants and animals in our local, state and national parks. Through her artwork, she expresses a deep love and respect for nature and a commitment to environmental stewardship, and hopes to insprie understanding and respect for the natural world that is available to us all in our parks. For more information call 651-292-1239.

Moon Festival

September 10 - Sunday kids
Sundays at Landmark: Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Musser Cortile; 4-6 pm; Free

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival kicks off the Sundays at Landmark series with crafts, music, food samples and other children’s activities that are centered around this typically Asian festival.  Each person will have the chance to make a lantern to use as part of the parade around Rice Park at the end of the festivities. For more information call 651-292-1239.

Walking Tours

Vintage Saint Paul Tour

September 13 - Wednesday
Saint Paul Walking Tour: Rice Park
Visitor Information Center; 10 am; Free

Explore what Saint Paul has to offer in unique and historical perspective on Minnesota’s capital city.  This tour will take you to the buildings that surround the beautiful Rice Park.  Reservations can be made by going to this page. Then scroll down to the tour of your choice.

 

Vintage SaintPaul Tour
Information Center; 6 pm; $30

The Vintage Saint Paul Tour will take participants on an evening stroll back in time. Starting in Landmark Center, the tour will head down Saint Peter Street to see Mickey's Diner. The tour will then make its way over to the Coney Island. Only open for special engagements, the Coney Island will welcome the Vintage Saint Paul Tour guest with a classic Coney Dog and beverage. The tour will next stop at Candyland for a sampling of their famous popcorn.
Call 651-292-3063 for more information.

Global Minnesota

September 13 - Wednesday
Global Conversations: Geopolitics of Energy
Courtroom 317; 12 pm; Free: Reservations Required

Part of a monthly series that covers significant issues important to the United States.  Former Ambassador to Turkey, Ross Wilson will discuss the effect of U.S. petroleum security on foreign policy. Despite the so-called "energy revolution," the U.S. today is by no means disentangled from foreign dependence and global trends. The program is jointly sponsored by Landmark Center and Global Minnesota. You can make your reservations and get more details at Global Minnesota website.

Dakota Dave Hall

September 15 - Friday
Landmark Live: Dakota Dave Hull
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 8 pm; $20/$25

Hailed by everyone from Dave Van Ronk to Doc Watson, from the Washington Post to Downbeat, Dakota Dave Hull’s guitar style spans a wide musical geography to create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, Western swing, and vintage pop. Dakota Dave is a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the broad highway of America’s music. In his playing the masters speak, but in a vocabulary that is Dave’s alone: alternatively mirthful and moving, always melodic. Dave is a recipient of a 2013 Traditional Arts grant from the Minnesota State Arts board.

 

Wood Lathe

September 17 - Sunday kids
Woodturning Demonstration
Gallery of Wood Art; 12 – 3pm; Free

A demonstration in the art of wood turning will be given by one of the members of the American Association of Woodturners.  Learn about the craft and see the fabulous exhibit on display for this month.  For more information call 651-484-9294.

 

Naturalization Ceremony

September 18 - Monday
Naturalization Ceremony
Musser Cortile; 10 am and 2 pm; Free to view

Applicants from all over the world have been living here and studying to become citizens of the United States. Today is their day and you can come watch this moving ceremony as they proudly take their oath of allegiance.

Walking Tours

September 20 - Wednesday
Saint Paul Walking Tour: Heart of the City
North Lobby; 10 am; Free (res. Req.)

Explore what Saint Paul has to offer in unique and historical perspective on Minnesota’s capital city.  This tour will take you to significant buildings along St. Peter Street, starting with Candy Land.  Reservations can be made by going to this page. Then scroll down to the tour of your choice.

Gleckman and Brown

 

September 21 - Thursday
History Drama: Partners in Crime
FK Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 7 pm; $10

Partners in Crime examines the notorious alliance between bootlegging boss Leon Gleckman and Saint Paul police chief “Big Tom” Brown.  The production features a cast of volunteer actors and actresses, many of whom have day jobs as lawyers or judges. Purchase your tickets here. For more information call 651-292-1239.

Lecture: Fountains of Life and Death: The Origins of the Twin Cities Water Supply System
North Gallery; 12 pm; Free

Dr. John Anfinson is the Superintendent of the Mississipi National River and Recreation Area, the Twin Cities National Park. He examines the origins of the Minneapolis and St. Paul water supply systems. Unknowingly, the two cities became a human experiment about the consequences of taking our drinking water for granted and ignoring obvious solutions. He reminds us that we should not forget where our water comes from and what might be in it. For more information call 651-292-1239.

Gleckman and Brown

September 22 - Friday
History Drama: Partners in Crime
FK Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 7 pm; $10

Partners in Crime examines the notorious alliance between bootlegging boss Leon Gleckman and Saint Paul police chief “Big Tom” Brown.  The production features a cast of volunteer actors and actresses, many of whom have day jobs as lawyers or judges. Purchase your tickets here. For more information call 651-292-1239.


Gleckman and Brown

September 23- Saturday
History Drama: Partners in Crime
FK Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 7 pm; $10

Partners in Crime examines the notorious alliance between bootlegging boss Leon Gleckman and Saint Paul police chief “Big Tom” Brown.  The production features a cast of volunteer actors and actresses, many of whom have day jobs as lawyers or judges. Purchase your tickets here. For more information call 651-292-1239.

Walking Tours

 

September 27 - Wednesday
Saint Paul Walking Tour: Great River
Upper Landing Park; 10 am; Free (Res. Req.)
Explore what Saint Paul has to offer in unique and historical perspective on Minnesota’s capital city.  This tour will take you along the Mississippi River and explores the historical relationship between the city and the river.  Reservations can be made by going to this page. Then scroll down to the tour of your choice.



OCTOBER kids= Kids Friendly

Global Minnesota


Sample Night Live

Oct 4 - Wednesday
Global Conversations: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan.   
Courtroom 317; 12 pm; Free

Part of a monthly series that covers significant issues important to the United States.  Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan.   Join us for a 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.  Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. The U.S., for its part, has conducted military operations in the country nearly continuously since 9/11. Today, war with the Taliban persists, and tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have gradually deteriorated.  The program is jointly sponsored by Landmark Center and Global Minnesota. You can now get tickets and more details at Global Minnesota website.

Sample Night Live
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 8 pm; $Sliding fee Scale, $0-$20

It’s been called “art in a trial size,” “bite-sized art” and, even, “a smorgasbord of art teasingly proffered like theatrical channel surfing.” However you choose to describe it, the concept of Sample Night Live is simple: Create a place where gifted artists can offer a preview of their work, and where audiences can sample a wide array of Twin Cities arts offerings with a single ticket to see what might interest them for their next big night out.  For more information call 612-201-4000.  Prices are $0-$20 sliding fee scale.

Entering Zen

Oct 5 - Thursday
From Earth to Heaven: Focal Points in Meditation
North Gallery; 5 – 7pm; Free

Elizabeth Jolly expresses a reverence towards the environment and all that surrounds us.  Her art embraces legend, poetry, and saga as guiding insight for expressive forms.  Trained in art and psychology at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, she works in mixed media, primarily fiber, in two and three dimensions. 

North Tower

 

Oct 8 - Sunday kids
Nooks and Crannies Tour
Gather on the Musser Cortile; starts 1 pm.; Free

The Nooks and Crannies Tour, only happens every few years, will allow visitors to explore parts of Landmark Center that are not open to the general public. It's your chance to climb up to the north tower and peek around in the sub-basement. You might event find a surprise or two.   For more information call 651-292-1239..

128Ballet Dancers

Oct 10 - Tuesday kids
Ballet Tuesday
Musser Cortile; 12 pm; Free

The Saint Paul Ballet performs excerpts from the company repertoire, highlighting events for their coming season. Bring your lunch or get something at Anita’s Café as you and your family enjoy this great performance.  For more information call 651.292.3063.

Courtroom Concert

Oct 12 - Thursday
Courtroom Concert
Courtroom 317; 12 pm; Free

Join us for the opening Courtroom Concert of the year. These free concerts take place weekly October through April. This program will feature Linda Chatterton, flute with Matthew McCright, piano and special guest Alison Young.  Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis. Coffee is provided. If you have a group of ten or more, call 651-292-3267.

Unzipped Program

Oct 12, 13, 14- Thursday - Saturday
Unzipped a play by Mark Trost
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 7 pm; $12

UNZIPPED, written and directed by Mark R. Trost, debuts this October in the Twin Cities on both sides of the river. Trost, the author of three books, turns his talents toward the stage with an unorthodox look at men in relationships. Presented on a stage unprotected by pretension and artifice, UNZIPPED is an unprecedented look at the privates of men: private thoughts, private conversations, private fears, private desires, private joys. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.  For more information go to Unzippedtheplay.com.

 

Wood Lathe

Oct 15 - Sunday kids
 Woodturning Demonstration
Gallery of Wood Art; 12 – 3pm; Free

A demonstration in the art of wood turning will be given by one of the members of the American Association of Woodturners.  Learn about the craft and see the fabulous exhibit on display for this month.  For more information call 651-484-9294.

Courtroom Concert

Oct 19 - Thursday
Courtroom Concert
Courtroom 317; 12 pm; Free

The courtroom concert series continues, featuring Clea Galhano, recorder, Nerea Berraondo, mezzo soprano, Donald Livingston, harpsichord, Tulio Rondon, baroque cello & viola da gamba   Program: Bartolomeo de Selma… Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis. Coffee is provided. If you have a group of ten or more, call 651-292-3267.

Molly Maher

Oct 20 - Friday kids
 Landmark Live: Molly Maher and Dusty Heart
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 8pm; $20/$25

If it is possible for a musician to own a town then Molly Maher has to be about as close as it gets to holding the keys. Maher is considered by some the reigning queen of the Twin Cities scene. Aside from being an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul she has cut some tremendously engaging CDs. She has also shared the stage with some of the best acts in the country, among them, Los Lobos, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart. Maher toured nationally with acclaimed singer-songwriter Marlee MacLeod as her bass player and opening act.

St. Paul Civic Symphony

Oct 22 - Sunday kids
Sundays at Landmark: St. Paul Civic Symphony
Musser Cortile; 1 pm; Free

Bring the family and enjoy a free symphony concert from the St. Paul Civic Symphony, one of the longest standing partners, providing free concerts for Landmark Center and guests for over 30 years.

Ghost Tours

Oct 25 - Wednesday
Gangster Ghost Tour
Building-wide; 6-9 pm; $7

Come for a unique Halloween experience as you meet the ghosts of infamous characters who roam throughout Landmark Center.  In addition to seeing Leon Gleckman and “Big Tom” Brown, you’ll have to chance to hear the stories of John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Edna “The Kissing Bandit” Murray.  Tours depart every 15 minutes beginning at 6 pm.  Tickets must be purchased  in advance by calling 651-292-3063.

 

Courtroom Concert

 

Oct 26 - Thursday
Courtroom Concert
Courtroom 317; 12 pm; Free

The courtroom concert series continues, featuring Featuring the Music of Ann Milikan. Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis. Coffee is provided. If you have a group of ten or more, call 651-292-3267.


Kathy and Leo Lara

Oct 28 - Saturday kids
Sensory-Friendly Family Concerts by the Schubert Club
Courtroom 317; 11 am; Free

The title for this concert is Latin American Folkloric Music - Musica, Lengua, y Cultura . The concert will be performed by Leo and Kathy Lara. Latin American folk music blends indigenous, European and African elements and traditions. These diverse sounds and stories come to life as Leo and Kathy perform. Hear the legend of the armadillo-shelled charango, simulate the sounds of the rainforest, sing a Cuban lullaby and more. These programs are inclusive, interactive concerts specifically aimed at accommodating individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. These events allow audience members to enjoy an enriching concert experience in a sensory-friendly format. Co-presented by Landmark Center and Wells Pianos. For more information call 651-292-3266.


Pumpkin Festival

 

Oct 29 - Sunday kids
Sunday at Landmark: Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival
Musser Cortile; 1-3 pm; Free

Bring the kids or grandkids for the Great Pumpkin Halloween Celebration.  It’s a great opportunity to test out the kids’ (and parents’) Halloween costumes before the big night.  Kids can also win prized in a scavenger hunt, make trick-or-treat bags, and dance along to the afternoon’s musical entertainment.