OPENS 10/1/2015 THURSDAY
Quilts for Shelter

Area quilters created fifteen traditional and radical-intuitive piecing quilts to benefit local shelters and the Minnesota Quilters, an all-volunteer non-profit that celebrates this art. Free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.-Sat. Through Oct. 23. Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. S.E., Mpls. FFI: 763-587-8003 or www.mnquilt.org

OPENS 10/8/2015 THURSDAY
All-Female "Henry IV"

Ten Thousand Things Theater Company presents an all-women cast for its reinterpretation of "Henry IV, Part I." $30. 7:30 p.m. Opening night at Bedlam Lowertown, 213 4th St. E., St. Paul; subsequent shows at Open Book, 1011 S. Washington Ave., Mpls. Through Nov. 1. FFI: 612-203-9502 or www.tenthousandthings.org/season/henry4

10/9-18/2015 FRIDAY-SUNDAY
"Title IX": The Play

This educational legislation has benefited women and girls in sports since its passage in 1972. Minnesota playwrights Eli Effinger-Weintraub, Jessica Huang, Marcie Rendon and Saymoukda Vongsay bring that story to the stage. Dates and times vary. Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, and Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: 612-721-1186 or www.theatreunbound.com

10/13-11/5/2015 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Visions of Courage

Why wait 'til March to learn about women's history? Dr. Jill Zahniser kicks off a month-long lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library.
• Tues., Oct. 13: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
• Tues., Oct. 20: Sarah Colvin, Clara Ueland and Minnesota Women's Battle for the Ballot
• Thurs., Oct. 29: Sisterhood is (Again) Powerful: The 1970s Emergence of the Women's Liberation Movement
• Thurs., Nov. 5: Striving for Equality: Mexican Women in Minnesota History. Free. All lectures start at 7 p.m. Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., St. Paul. FFI: tinyurl.com/zahniser


10/15/2015 THURSDAY
Dehdashti debut

Local writer Catherine Dehdashti reads from her debut novel, "Roseheart." 7 p.m. Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., S., Mpls. FFI: 612-822-4611 or www.magersandquinn.com

10/28 WEDNESDAY
Jeanette Winterson Speaks

Award-winning author and feminist favorite Jeanette Winterson discusses how reading is still a radical act. Free. 7:30 p.m. Coffman Memorial Union Theater, University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Mpls. FFI: 612-626-1528 or tinyurl.com/umn-winterson

10/21 WEDNESDAY
Harper's "Raindrop"

Mississippi River Network cosponsors author Gayle Harper's talk about her new book, "Road Trip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi River." Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St Paul. FFI: 651-225-8989 or www.commongoodbooks.com

10/30-11/7/2015 FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
"She Kills Monsters"

It's not an ode to Eowyn from "Lord of the Rings," but a love letter nonetheless to geek culture and sisterly love across the mortal coil. $18/general and $15/students, seniors and Fringe Festival button discount. The Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls. FFI:
www.sixelementscompany.org

THROUGH 11/19/2015
WARM Celebration

The Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM) celebrates its 39th anniversary by returning to its old neighborhood of the North Loop with new self-portraits. Free. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Gallery One Tractorworks, 800 N. Washington Ave., #111, Mpls. FFI: 612-567-9276 or www.thewarm.org

See more calendar listings online at www.womenspress.com
Look for the Minnesota Women's Press at these events:
• Girls Night Out Benefitting Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, Oct. 1, 2015
• Angels & Divas, Oct. 1, 2015
• Ladies Shopping Day - MN Renaissance Festival, Oct. 2, 2015
• 2015 Step Out - Mankato, Oct. 3, 2015
• 2015 Step Out - Stillwater, Oct. 3, 2015
• Women, Money and Healing - Resources for Caregivers, Oct. 6, 2015
• Gender Reel's Film Festival, Oct. 6-22, 2015
• Twin Cities Breast Cancer Awareness Conference, Oct. 10, 2015
• Twin Cities Birth & Baby Expo, Oct. 10, 2015
• Athleta's Unleash the SHE, Oct. 11, 2015
• FEW: Healthy Living in the Real World, Oct. 14, 2015
• Rain Taxi: Twin Cities Book Festival, Oct. 17, 2015
• U of MN Tucker Center's Fall Distinguished Lecture Series, Oct. 21, 2015
• Women and Spirituality Conference, Mankato, Oct. 24-25, 2015
• Navigate Your Divorce Journey Conference by Divorcing Divas, Oct. 24, 2015
• NAWBO Awards Ceremony, Oct. 28, 2015
• Theatre Unbound performances
• PACER Center Workshops and events
• League of Women Voters - South Tonka events
• U of MN Women's Center events
• Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota events
• Women's Environmental Institute events
• Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) events