7/6/2017 THURSDAY
Wild lands

The lyrical portraits written by Terry Tempest Williams examine the grandeur of national parks and why each of them matters to the soul of America. "The Hour of Land: A personal topography of America's National Parks" was named as one of the Washington Post's notable books of the year and is part memoir, part natural history and part social critique. Free presentation. 7 p.m. Magers and Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: magersandquinn.com

Seeing with fresh eyes

Kristine Fretheim's watercolor exhibition is inspired by "seeing with all of our senses at once." Reception: July 10, 6-7 p.m. Free. See website for gallery hours. Woman's Club, 410 Oak Grove St., Mpls. FFI: 612-813-5300, Kristinefretheim.com or womansclub.org

7/12/2017 WEDNESDAY
Vintage jazz

Myra Joan Burnette is the lead singer of Miss Myra and the Moonshiners which features brass bass, horns and a resonator guitar. They offer a free lunch hour concert in the Music in the Café series. Noon, Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. FFI: 651-292-3225 or LandmarkCenter.org

Swedish still life

Large-scale photo-realism paintings by Sweden's Karin Broos will be featured in a solo exhibition of 55 paintings. Her perspective of family is often set among the lakes and forests of her home in Värmland. She and filmmaker daughter Sara Broos will be part of a "First Look" preview party July 14, 6:30 p.m., $20 non-members. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Mpls. FFI: 612-871-4907 or ASImn.org

Chromatic construction

Local artists Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom use bold colors and shapes to individually compose structure. Bergherr's painting is a journey of self-discovery responding to life's conflicting dualities and contrasts. Wennstrom's art with gathered materials that are cast off, forgotten and profound represents the intersection of her life with people she encounters. Artist's talk: July 25, 7 p.m. Inez Greenberg Gallery, Artistry, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. FFI: 952-563-8575 or artistrymn.org

7/17/2017 MONDAY
Showtune Showdown

Calliope Women's Chorus joins Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus and Voices for Peace in a third-year challenge described as a blend of "American Idol," "Name That Tune" and "Glee." Includes a drawing, silent auction and costume contest. Fundraising benefits anti-bullying campaign and Greater Minnesota performances. 7:30 p.m. $25 general to $100 VIP. Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St., Mpls. FFI: OneVoiceMN.org

7/26/2017 WEDNESDAY
Coming of age

A young poet in an Irish village is the "Girl on the Leeside" featured in playwright Kathleen Anne Kenney's new novel. Free reading. 7 p.m. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. FFI: CommonGoodBooks.com

7/26/2017 WEDNESDAY
Prayers for Pussies

This conversation presented by the experimental arts production company Free Black Dirt examines the responsibility of artists to provide vision and resistance through their work. Guest artists will reflect on creative practices in queerness, Afro-futurism, and the erotic as healing the trauma of white supremacy, colonization, gender oppression and rape culture. "Prayers for Pussies" is hosted by Junauda Petrus and Erin Sharkey. Optional non-member price $10; pay-what-you-can at door 30 minutes prior to event on first-come, first-served basis. 7 p.m. The Loft at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: loft.org

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Look for the MWP at these events in July:
• The Color Run® Dream Tour, July 9, 2017
• FEW July: Voices Journeying through the Decades, July 12, 2017
• American Swedish Institute presents: First Look - Karin Broos: Still Life Exhibition and Preview Party, July 14, 2017
• The Power of 100 Northwest - Twin Cities Women Who Care, July 18, 2017
• The Spirit Wellness Center's 7th Annual Holistic Fair, July 22, 2017
• Art of Counseling workshops
• CanCan Wonderland events
• Irene Greene, MSED: Growth & Training workshops & events
• League of Women Voters-South Tonka events
• MN Women in Marketing & Communications workshops & events
• MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute film series
• NAWBO-MN events
• PACER Center workshops and events
• Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women
• Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota events
• Women Leading in Technology events
• Women's Environmental Institute (WEI) events
• Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment events