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October 3, 2013

The SideBar: Rose Ensemble at GAC, Stephen Carlson at MSU, BECHS pub crawl and documentary series

Rose Ensemble at Gustavus today

ST. PETER -- The Rose Ensemble of St. Paul is starting its Minnesota concert tour, "The Roots of Bluegrass, A Journey Through America's Folk, Old-time, and Gospel Traditions," at 7 p.m. today in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College.

The performance is sponsored by the Gustavus Artist Series. Tickets ($12 regular, $9 for seniors and students) are available in advance through gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590. Tickets will also be for sale at the door.

Stephen Carlson performs today at MSU

MANKATO -- The Minnesota State University Department of Music's Performance Series continues with classical pianist Stephen Carlson at 7:30 p.m. today in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Early Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

Carlson is a versatile soloist and chamber musician who has performed at many colleges, university and festivals.

Admission is $12 or $11 for current MSU students. For more information, call 507-389-5549.

Documentary film series debuts today

ST. PETER -- St. Peter Community and Family Education and the Nicollet County Historical Society are kicking off their 2013-14 documentary film series at 7 p.m. today at the Treaty Site History Center.

This month's selection is "Five Broken Cameras," a first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.

Admission to the film series is free. The Treaty Site History Center is located one mile north of downtown St. Peter.

For more information, call 507-934-2160.

BECHS historic pub crawl begins Friday

MANKATO -- The Blue Earth County Historical Society will host the Historic South Front Street Pub Crawl at 6 p.m. Friday.

The crawl begins at the parking lot behind Denco Lighting, 626 N. Riverfront Drive. The tour features three stops: Midtown Tavern, Mankato Eagles Aerie 269 and Oleander Saloon. In addition to free appetizers and drink specials, the tour includes glimpses into the history of the businesses and buildings of historic Old Town.

Tickets are $15 for Historical Society members or $20 for non-members. Participants must be over 21, show a photo ID and must provide their own transportation to and from downtown Mankato.

Space is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 507-345-5566.

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