6/2/2017 FRIDAY
From "swiping" to empathy

Colleen Maum reads and discusses her new novel "Touch," a satirical story about technology and the movement back to compassion and "in-personism." Free. 7 p.m. Subtext Books, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul. FFI: subtextbooks.com

6/4 SUNDAY & 6/14/2017 WEDNESDAY
Resiliency and friendship

MPR News' The Thread Live is a multi-platformed book talk series. Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook COO who suddenly lost her husband, will be featured June 4, talking about the book she co-authored with a psychologist, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy." $25-75. 7 p.m. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul.

On June 14, National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson will talk about her latest novel "About Brooklyn," an autobiographical exploration of girl friendship in 1970s New York. Free, with registration at etix.com. 7 p.m. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

FFI: 800-514-3849 or fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org

6/6/2017 TUESDAY
Colonialism and ethnicity

"Miss Burma" is a novel of modern-day Burma - and the most violent and turbulent years of world history - based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents. Charmaine Craig will read from her novel. 7 p.m. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. FFI: commongoodbooks.com

6/9-11, 16-18/2017
Feminist fairy tales

Gadfly Theater produces queer and feminist art. This year's one-act festival offers six new takes on fairy tales - featuring polyamorous wolves, lesbian-led countries and a talking penguin - presented over two nights. $15 and sliding scale at door. Dates and times vary. The Fox Egg Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls. FFI: Find descriptions and times of each night's shows at gadflytheatre.org

6/11/2017 SUNDAY
Saints and Servants

Lumina is a professional women's ensemble dedicated to the mystery and hope inherent in music. This concert will examine the often mundane but holy work women have done as mothers and daughters for centuries. Free. 4 p.m. St. Michael's Catholic Church, 611 Third St., Stillwater. FFI: luminawomensensemble.com

6/21/2017 WEDNESDAY
Derby Girl

Sammi Jones' comic memoir about roller derby features experimental vignettes about the sometimes painful complexities, and pleasures, of the sport. She skates for Minneapolis' North Star Roller Girls. Free. 7 p.m. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. FFI: Magersandquinn.com

What She Said

This festival of new one-act plays by women playwrights from around the country will be directed by local women. $20. Duluth Playhouse, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. FFI: duluthplayhouse.org

Dancing on the Belly of the Beast

The Off-Leash Area dance show includes four principal anchors and 20 local dancers who have lost their parents. It speaks to the intricacies of family relationships, complexities of grief, the voyage from grief to gratitude, and freedom of the spirit. 8 p.m. Donation $10-30. The Ritz Theater. 345 13th Ave. NE, Mpls. FFI: 612-724-7372 or offleasharea.org

Memories in fabric

Quiltmaker Rosalie Dace has created an exhibition of memory works that come from her life and memories of growing up in rural South Africa. Free. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FFI: textilecentermn.org

Plant-dyed paints

Artist Emily Donovan creates homemade dyes from native plants to create unique colors for her paintings. Her technique is similar to batik, using dye and beeswax on paper, and has created a series she sees as a type of botany journal. Reception June 8, 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-10 p.m. Artistry, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. FFI: 952-563-8575 or artistrymn.org

See more calendar listings online at www.womenspress.com

Look for the MWP at these June 2017 events:
• LUNAFEST Film Festival, St. Paul, June 3, 2017
• NAMI 's 10th Annual Beyond the Baby Blues, June 7, 2017
• Findings Jewelry Symposium, Grand Marais Art Colony, June 8-12, 2017
• Scrapbook Expo, June 9-10, 2017
• MN Pet Expo, June 10-11, 2017
• Forum of Executive Women (FEW): Strength & Grit, June 14, 2017
• 2017 Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education by Techstars, June 16-18, 2017
• womenwinning 35th Annual Luncheon, June 16, 2017
• Sarah's ... an Oasis for Women's breakfast buffet and benefit, June 21, 2017
• What She Said: One Act Festival at the Underground Theater, Duluth Playhouse, June 22-24, 2017
• Calliope Women's Chorus at Twin Cities Pride Festival, June 24-25, 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 (MWMC) 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 (WISE) events