Printmaker Mai Tran is showcasing her series of relief prints at the 410 Project this month to share what her experience has been like living in the United States for the past six years.

Four Pillars Gallery — Works by Jane Liedman, of New Ulm, Friday through Nov. 12 on second floor of Grand Center for Arts and Culture, 210 N. Minnesota, New Ulm. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

This revised version corrects the date of the showing of the documentary: “The True Cost.” 

Q. Now that fall is here, I have started making more soups. I have always wondered about the differences between the white beans. Cannellini, Great Northern, Navy and Butter beans. Can I use them interchangeably? Or are each better suited for a specific purpose.

Grey Robertson appears to be the epitome of a college graduate student. Young of looks — he turns 32 at the end of October — with an easy smile and stylish beard. A Richmond, Virginia native, he came to grad school after several years working in Los Angeles.

The 410 Project — Woodcut prints by Mai Train Friday through Oct. 23 at 523 S. Front St. Opening reception for “Hallucination” 7-8 p.m. Friday. Hours: 2-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.


Our furry family members help get us through tough times. This issue is dedicated to them

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I’m not sure how other couples start their weekends, but my husband and I usually begin Saturdays with a cup of coffee and an episode of “Hoarders.”

Arts Center of Saint Peter — Recent digital paintings by Pamela Bidelman Friday through Oct. 30 at 315 S. Minnesota Ave. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday;


When “The Sopranos” is brought up these days, it’s usually for the nebulous way it ended: That now-famous cut-to-black in a crowded diner while Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” plays. Whether Tony Soprano lived or died is still hotly debated.

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MONTGOMERY — The Arts and Heritage Center of Montgomery and Le Sueur County Historical Society recently needed a way to show off landscapes, wildlife scenes and caricatures by three artists who were born or lived for a time in Le Sueur County. The solution: a digital camera.

ProMusica Minnesota to begin new season

Four Pillars Gallery — Isn’t Nature Wonderful!: The Botanical and Nature Art of Gerry Tostenson through Oct. 9 on second floor of Grand Center for Arts and Culture, 210 N. Minnesota, New Ulm.


NEW YORK — Some families just love leftovers. What’s easier than reheating and digging into yesterday’s meal? But that’s not Cassy Joy Garcia’s family: They’re not leftover fans.

If you head up to Minnesota State University this week to catch visiting author Jaquira Díaz, be prepared to mask up, as is required in all campus buildings, and to hear something that could move you or change you or, at very least, engage and entertain you.

In a small sign of normalcy amid a global pandemic, Minnesota State University kicks off its 2021-2022 theater season this week with “I Am a Camera.”

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VINE Adult Community Center — “Fun with Fibers” through Sept. 29 in center’s gallery on fifth floor. Exhibit may be viewed between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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I went into a bookstore recently looking for a box of stationery, an item I assumed all bookstores carry because every bookstore I’ve ever visited has always had a stationery collection next to the greeting card section.

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In the summer of 1998, some friends and I got to see Fastball, Marcy Playground and Everclear at The Pier in Seattle. This would be my second rock concert. (A few years earlier, I saw The Monkees with my dad.)