Gary Rue

Friday: Minnesota music man Gary Rue has had a remarkably varied career, serving as music director for ’60s star Gene Pitney and composing for such theater fare as “The Stinky Cheese Man.” He has performed in tribute bands to Buddy Holly, the Beatles and vintage country. But Rue also does that singer-songwriter thing. In a livestream concert, he will revisit his wide-ranging 2008 disc, “Show Up and Shoot,” featuring the kitschy nugget “Pam, Don’t Take My Spam,” and chat with virtual viewers. (7:30 p.m. Fri. $20; paradisecenterforthearts.ticketspice.com/gary-rue-virtual-concert.) Jon Bream

Scream It Off Screen

Friday: In the before-times, “Scream It Off Screen” was a film series held at the Parkway Theater where audiences decided after three minutes whether to continue watching a short independent film by screaming or not. In pandemic times, the series has a similar structure, without the screaming, though of course you can still scream inside your heart. Instead, after four minutes, audiences click to let the film keep going or have it stop. At the end of the night, all films that were shown all the way through will compete for a cash prize, again by interactive vote. (9 p.m. Fri. Donations accepted; screamitoffscreen.com.) Sheila Regan

Sounds Like Home III

It’s still the closest thing that listeners of 89.3 the Current can get to a music festival. For its third edition of Sounds Like Home, streaming live next Thursday, the Minnesota Public Radio outlet has lined up another cool mishmash of Minnesota music makers for a three-hour virtual marathon. Performers in order are: harmonious folk-rock trio Turn Turn Turn, Leech Lake Indian Reservation’s resident songwriter Annie Humphrey, former Lookbook electro-pop vocalist Margret (Maggie Morrison), Duluth singer and violin-looper Gaelynn Lea, topical Minneapolis rapper Longshot and West Side St. Paul’s SotaRico singer/rapper Maria Isa. Watch it at thecurrent.org from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Chris Riemenschneider 

MUSIC

JAZZ FEST LIVE: Travis Anderson Trio. 3 p.m. today. Sophia Kickhofel Quartet. 6 p.m. Thu. crowdcast.io/tcjazzfestival.
BACK CATALOG LISTENING PARTY: Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig with Chris Silver. 4 p.m. today. Facebook.
GIRLS ROCK N ROLL RETREAT: She Rock She Rock presents 11 bands. 6 p.m. today. $5. flipcause.com.
VIRTUAL MUSIC TRIVIA: Host Brian Ward and Minnesota Orchestra musicians present trivia on classical and beyond. 7 p.m. today. minnesotaorchestra.org/trivia.
GARY RUE: 7:30 p.m. today. $20. paradisecenterforthearts.org.
LAKES AREA MUSIC FESTIVAL: “City of Angels,” musicians perform works by Glass, Morricone and Korngold. 7:30 p.m. today; Dashon Burton. 7:30 p.m. Sat.; “Suites Francaises,” musicians perform works by French composers. 2 p.m. Sun.; “Requiem,” musicians perform works by Coleman and Shaw. 7:30 p.m. Wed. lakesareamusic.org.
RAPTURE 2020: With DJ Justice. 10 p.m. today. twitchtv.rapturemn.
TED HAJNASIEWICZ: 10 a.m. Sat. Facebook.
MISS MYRA & THE MOONSHINERS: Virtual performance to benefit PRISM and Loaves & Fishes. 6 p.m. Sat. highergrounds.moply.org/bbnbbqs. twitch.tv/groundzeromn.
HOOKSTREAM: The Jones Gang. 9 p.m. Sat. thehookmpls.com.
TOD GELLE AND DJ NOISE: 9:30 p.m. Sat. twitch.tv/groundzeromn.
JONATHA BROOKE: 2 p.m. Mon. Facebook and YouTube.
LESLIE VINCENT: 7 p.m. Mon. Facebook and Instagram.
MUSICIAN MONDAYS WITH ROCK IT MAN ENTERTAINMENT: 8 p.m. Mon. Facebook.
DAKOTA DAVE HULL: 10 a.m. Tue. Facebook.
BLUESFEST LIVE: Alexander Craig. 7 p.m. Mon. crowdcast.io/e/blues-fest-live-2.
MARTIN DEVANEY: 7 p.m. Wed. Facebook.
HIP @ HOME: Twin Cities Early Music’s live performances recorded or streamed from performers’ homes and locations without audiences. tcearlymusic.org.
MINNEAPOLIS MUSIC IN THE PARKS: Previously recorded concerts. Minneapolis Parks YouTube page.


ARTS
HISTORY THEATRE: Raw Stages New Works Festival. Streaming of “Not in Our Neighborhood!” Today-Thu. $15-$50. historytheatre.com.
MINNESOTA FRINGE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL: Daily performances by a variety of theatrical companies and artists. Ends Sun. For full schedule see website. minnesotafringe.org.
SOUND UNSEEN: Streaming of “Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine. Today-Thu. soundunseen.com.
VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK: The CarryOn Homes artist collective and Minneapolis Institute of Art host a talk with artists Zoe Cinel, Shun Jie Yong, Peng Wu, Preston Drum and Aki Shibata. 11 a.m. today. Advance registration via e-mail to communityarts@artsmia.org.
PARK SQUARE THEATRE: “Riddle Puzzle Plot,” an online interactive mystery. 7:30 p.m. today-Sat. $30. parksquaretheatre.org.
SCREAM IT OFF SCREAM LIVESTREAM EDITION: 9 p.m. today. YouTube.
HYBRID DANCE PERFORMANCE: A virtual collaborative dance workshop featuring James Sewell Ballet and Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. 6 p.m. Sat. $7-$19. warrenmillerpac.org/event/james-sewell-ballet-2.
IRISH PORCH POUR PARTY: Irish Fair of Minnesota presents music, dancing and pint pouring demonstrations. 6 p.m. Sat. Facebook.
COMEDYSPORTZ: Live virtual matches. 7:30 p.m. Sat. csztwincities.com.
RUNWAY FOR HOPE: Fashion show and silent auction to benefit Hope Chest. 10:40 a.m.-noon Sun. $75. runwayforhope.givesmart.com.
SOO VISUAL ARTS CENTER: “2020 Quarantine: 100 Days of Space,” virtual art event with a series of photographs by Trina Fernandez and a conversation with the artist. 7 p.m. Wed. soovac.org/2020-quarantine. Also virtual exhibit of Chase Barney’s “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful.” Instagram.
CREATIVITY TOGETHER: A dance, music, song and storytelling collaboration between Kairos Alive and the Minnesota Orchestra. 10:30 a.m. Thu. kairos
alive.org.
THEATER THURSDAY: Previous recordings of Landmark Center’s history plays. Noon Thu. landmarkcenter.org.
LIBRARY HAPPY HOUR: A discussion of pop culture and irrelevant topics. Hosted by Hennepin County Public Library. 5 p.m. Thu. hclib.bibliocommons.com.
ILLUSION THEATER: Fresh Ink series with online streaming of “In this Moment.” Ends Aug. 16. illusiontheater.org.
PARKWAY THEATER: Virtual screenings of independent films. theparkwaytheater.com.
OPEN EYE FIGURE THEATRE: “Kevin Kling’s Greatest Hits & Juicy Bits.” “The Learning Fairy.” Ends Aug. 31. openeyetheatre.org.
CELTIC JUNCTION ARTS CENTER: Free online screening of films through Documentary Educational Resources with themes on social and political activism, human rights and criminal justice. der.org/watch-from-home.
GAMUT GALLERY: “Blank Slate,” a virtual exhibit of works by various artists. Sun.-Sept. 18. gamutgallerympls.com.
GROVELAND GALLERY: Online catalog of the “Summer Invitational” exhibit. grovelandgallery.com.
LANDMARK CENTER: Virtual walking tours. Also online exhibits, “Public Art: The Permanent Collection of Landmark Center” and “Outdoor Painters: Love for Minnesota.” Ends Aug. 31.
THE M @HOME: Online engagement from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, including videos of the current exhibition, “A Choice of Weapons, Honor and Dignity: The Visions of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz.” mmaa.org.
MSP FILM SOCIETY: “Virtual Cinema,” selected films. “We the People: Required Reading,” films with themes of systemic inequality. mspfilm.org.
RIVERVIEW THEATER: Virtual screenings of independent films. riverviewtheater.com.
WAM@HOME: Virtual art tours of the Weisman Art Museum’s collections, kid-friendly activities and livestream videos. wam.umn.edu.


FAMILY
SINGABLE STORYTIME: Hosted by Twin Cities Music Therapy Services. 10:30 a.m. today. Facebook.
SECOND SATURDAYS: TPT – Twin Cities PBS presents stories, experiments and activities. 8:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Sat. eventbrite.com.
CANINE @ 9: Canine Inspired Change hosts therapy dog teams showing off tricks and skills. 9 a.m. Sat. Facebook.
INDIAFEST: Online cultural performances. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. iamn.org.
RICE STREET ROYALTY CELEBRATION: A virtual coronation of the new princesses and queen. 12:30 p.m. Sat. Facebook.
SASSY LASSY TRIVIA: 8 p.m. Sat., Wed. Facebook.
VIRTUAL FAMILY DAY: Virtual puppet show and artmaking activities. 10 a.m. Sun. artsmia.org.
BELL MUSEUM: Join astronomer Annette S. Lee for a look at the stars from the Ojibwe and Dakota/Lacota perspective. 4 p.m. Mon. Facebook.
AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE: Virtual Makers Morning. 10:30 a.m. Tue. Stories in a Snapshot. 2 p.m. Tue. asimn.org.
ANOKA COUNTY LIBRARY: Live storytimes. 10:15 a.m. weekdays. 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.
MINNEAPOLIS ONLINE: A virtual game night with trivia and charades. 7 p.m. daily. Free. Eventbrite.
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 sppl.org.
WILD RUMPUS BOOKS VIRTUAL STORYTIMES: 7 p.m. Tue.; 6 & 7 p.m. Thu. wildrumpusbooks.com.
HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY: Family storytime. 3:30 p.m. Tue.; baby storytime. 3:30 p.m. Thu. Facebook.
WASHINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY: Storytime and early literacy programs. 10:30 a.m. weekdays. Facebook.
CTC@HOME: Children’s Theatre Company presents videos and activities for families. childrenstheatre.org.
HISTORY AT HOME: Online exhibits and resources from the Minnesota Historical Society. mnhs.org.


BOOKS
MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS: Demonstration of Indo-Islamic papermaking. 10 a.m. Sat. $50. mnbookarts.org.
DREW BROCKINGTON: “Digital Disaster.” 10:30 a.m. Sat. storiedowlbooks.com.
BECKI MELVIE: “The Abundant Kitchen Cookbook.” 11 a.m. Sun. Magers and Quinn Facebook page.
DANIELLE GIFFORT, TANIA JENKINS AND KELLY UNDERMAN: “Acid Revival,” “Doctors’ Orders” and “Feeling Medicine.” 8:30 p.m. Sun. drexel.zoom.us
THOMAS FRANK: “The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism.” 7 p.m. Mon. Magers and Quinn Facebook page.
KAO KALIA YANG: “Dark Trees in the Landscape of Love.” 2 p.m. Tue. sppl.org.
CAROLYN HOLBROOK: “Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify.” 4 p.m. Wed. z.umn.edu/holbrookzoom.
WILLIAM MCKEEVER: Emperors of the Deep.” 7 p.m. Wed. Magers and Quinn Facebook page.
CASPER TER KUILE: “The Power of Ritual.” 6 p.m. Thu. Magers and Quinn Facebook page.
ANIKA FAJARDO: “What if a Fish.” 7 p.m. Thu. $10. loft.org.
DAVID MURA: “A Surrealist History of One Asian American in Minnesota.” 7 p.m. Thu. sppl.org.
MEGAN COLLINS: “Behind the Red Door.” 7 p.m. Thu. crowdcast.io/e/megan-collins-behind-the/register