Rio Nido

With COVID-19 putting the kibosh on the ever-popular Twin Cities Jazz Festival this summer, organizers instead have been streaming highlights from past fests on Thursday nights. But during July and August, Jazz Fest Live will feature actual live music from Crooners Supper Club in Fridley. Kicking off the livestream series is Rio Nido, the retro vocal jazz trio that was a Twin Cities mainstay in the 1970s and ’80s. Since reuniting in 2015, Prudence Johnson, Tom Lieberman and Tim Sparks have once again delighted music lovers with their vintage vocal harmonies and guitar prowess. (7 p.m. July 9,

-Jon Bream

Walker at Home

Walker Art Center is preparing to reopen to its members July 10 and the general public July 16, but before that magic happens, they’ve got one more Free First Saturday at Home planned, for art lovers to safely experience art from a distance. The day of activities includes dance workshops with Alanna Morris Van Tassel, mixing African Diaspora rhythms and contemporary forms, as well as mother-son South American folk duo Ina-Yukka. There’s also a Jazzy drawing class inspired by Jack Whitten, and a screening of “Kojo,” by Michael Fequiere, about 12-year-old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney and his father, saxophonist Antoine Roney. (10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.,

-Sheila Regan


BACK CATALOG LISTENING PARTY: Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig with Dan Newton. 4 p.m. today. Facebook.

THE LANGER’S BALL: A Billy Bragg tribute. 8 p.m. today. Facebook.

LIFE OUT LOUD VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES: Hosted by Buendia Productions. 8 p.m. today. Facebook.

RAPTURE 2020: Dance party with DJ Justice.

TED HAJNASIEWICZ: 10 a.m. Sat. Facebook.

HOOKSTREAM: GB Leighton. 8 p.m. Thu. $10.



BLUES FEST LIVE: Lisa Wenger & Billy Larson. 7 p.m. Mon.

LESLIE VINCENT: 7 p.m. Mon. Facebook and Instagram.

DAKOTA DAVE HULL: 10 a.m. Tue. Facebook.

JAZZ FEST LIVE: Rio Nido. 7 p.m. Thu.


THEATER THURSDAY: Previous recordings of Landmark Center’s history plays. Noon Thu.

LIBRARY HAPPY HOUR: A discussion of pop culture and irrelevant topics. Hosted by Hennepin County Public Library. 5 p.m. Thu.

INTERACT CENTER FOR VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS: “We Are Not Disposable,” a virtual exhibition of works by 44 artists responding to public perceptions about disabilities. Ends Aug. 1.

LANDMARK CENTER: “Public Art: The Permanent Collection of Landmark Center,” virtual exhibit. Ends Aug. 31.

THE M @HOME: Online engagement from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, including short videos of the current exhibition, “A Choice of Weapons, Honor and Dignity: The Visions of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz.”

MSP FILM SOCIETY: “Virtual Cinema,” selected films. “We the People: Required Reading,” films with themes of systemic inequality including a screening of Ava Duvernay’s “13th,” followed by a community conversation. 7 p.m. Mon.

MUSIC IN THE PARKS VIRTUAL SUMMER: Recordings of performances by local bands.

OMNIFEST AT HOME: View films from the Science Museum of Minnesota’s annual film festival, including “Dinosaurs Alive,” “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs” and “Wild Ocean.”

OPEN EYE FIGURE THEATRE: “Nothing Is Something.” Ends July 31.

PARKWAY THEATER: Virtual screenings of independent films.

RIVERVIEW THEATER: Virtual screenings of independent films.

WALKER AT HOME: Online archive of dialogues, live artist talks and film retrospectives. “Faye Driscoll: Come On In” online experience. Jewelry & Accessory Makers Mart through Sun.

WAM@HOME: Virtual art tours of the Weisman Art Museum’s collections, kid-friendly activities and livestream videos.

VIRTUAL EAGAN ART FESTIVAL: Online slide show of festival artists with links to their web platforms to browse and purchase artwork. Ends July 31.


ANOKA COUNTY LIBRARY: Live storytimes. 10:15 a.m. weekdays. Facebook.

EDINA 4TH OF JULY VIRTUAL PARADE: An online celebration with remote activities. 10 a.m. Sat.

FREE FIRST SATURDAY AT HOME: Online dance workshops, art activities, short film screenings and performance by drummer Kojo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.

SASSY LASSY TRIVIA: 8 p.m. Sat., Wed. Facebook.

CARVER COUNTY LIBRARY: Virtual escape room. Daily; Schiffelly Puppets. Mon.-Fri.; Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Mon. & Wed., 6:30 p.m. Mon., Wed. Facebook.

RAMSEY COUNTY LIBRARY: Virtual family storytime, 10:30 a.m. today, Mon.; baby storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wed.

ST. PAUL PUBLIC LIBRARY: Mental Health Monday for teens, new activities posted each week. Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Tue.-Thu. Art with Z, instructional art videos for teens posted every Friday. Facebook and

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY: Family storytime. 3:30 p.m. Tue.; Baby storytime. 3:30 p.m. Thu. Facebook.

PRIDE TRIVIA: Presented by Trivia Mafia. 7 p.m. Tue. Twitch.

WASHINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY: Storytime and early literacy programs. 10:30 a.m. weekdays. Facebook.



VIRTUAL FOLD-ALONG: The Minnesota Center for Book Arts leads a class. 11 a.m. today. Facebook.

BUTTON POETRY LIVE: QUARANTINE EDITION: With Claire Schwartz, Jared Singer, Bianca Phipps and Javon Johnson. 7 p.m. Mon.

KATHERINE ADDISON: “The Angel of the Crows.” 7 p.m. Mon. Magers and Quinn Facebook page.

SUE LEAF: “Minnesota’s Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell.” 7 p.m. Mon.

SCOTT CARPENTER: “French Like Moi.” 6 p.m. Wed. Magers and Quinn Facebook page.