Seating is limited; first come, first served.
Highland Park Library, 1974 Ford Pkwy
Midnight in the City of Lights: The Songs and Sounds of the Parisian Coffee House
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Songs from Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand, and others performed by Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra and guest vocalist Diane Jarvi.
A Russian Night
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
Contemporary, classical, folk, and gypsy music from Russia performed by pianist Marina Veiler, violinist Yuri Orlov, and guitarist Eva Beneke.
Central Library, 90 W 4th St, 651-266-7000
Swingin' Strings with Clearwater Hot Club
Sunday, November 3, 2 p.m.
Bertolt Brecht's Berlin (book discussion)
Sunday, November 17, 2 p.m.
Hamline Professor Russ Christensen will lead a discussion of Bertolt Brecht's Berlin. This "Scrapbook of the Twenties" documents a dire and fervent era in history.
Bertold Brecht & Kurt Weill: The Berlin Years
(Presented in the James J. Hill Reference Library)
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Performed by Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald, Gary Schulte, and Robert Bell. Historical context provided by Professor Russ Christensen.
A Musical Tour of Eastern Europe with the Balalaika Orchestra
Sunday, December 1, 2 p.m.
Explore the richness of Eastern European music with a vibrant performance and a demonstration of their unique musical instruments.