Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Main Events 6/14/18

Reading celebrates women near and far

Local women will share biographies of known and lesser known inspiring women from past and present during “An Evening With Rad American Women: A-M” at 7 p.m. Monday at Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St.

The biographies will be readings from the 2015 book “Rad American Women A-Z” by Kate Schatz. The biographies range from activists and artists to sports heroes and scientists. 

Women such as Tamara Johnson, UW-Eau Claire’s assistant chancellor for equity, diversion and inclusion, yoga instructor Tara Burr, radio personality Martha Madsen and others will read the pieces. 

Local musician Caitlin McGarvey will perform during the evening as well as read one of the biographies.

For more information about the event, search “An Evening with Rad American Women” on Facebook. 

A follow up event will be held for the women with names N-Z at a later date.

Dotters Books announces ‘read-ins’

Independent bookseller Dotters Books announced it will hold “Wednesday Read-Ins” from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays throughout the summer at Shift Cyclery & Coffee Bar, 615 Graham Ave. 

 Anyone who enjoys reading is encouraged to grab a book and stop by to read in the company of other book lovers.

Due to private events, this event will not occur on June 27 and July 4. 

The Verve Pipe comes to The Metro

Multi-platinum alternative rock band The Verve Pipe will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at The Metro, 201 E. Lake St. 

The Verve Pipe is known for radio hits such a “Photograph,” “Hero,” “Happiness Is” and the No. 1 single “The Freshmen.” The band’s most recent album, “Parachute,” was released in Feb. 2017 along with their first-ever live album “Villians — Live & Acoustic.”

The band is made up of lead singer Brian Vander Ark, guitarist Lou Musa, keyboardist Randy Sly, bassist Joel Ferguson, drummer Sam Briggs and Channing Lee, who does backup vocals.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at volumeonetickets.org. 


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