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{ THE FULLER FILES } Art, music and other events Country music artist Rachel Roberts will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA), located on the first floor of the Pioneer Building at Fourth and Robert. Repetition and Ritual, an exhibition of 15 fiber artists, is featured through January 19 at the MMAA. The exhibit features art in weaving, knitting, crochet, embroidery and needlework. The Artists’ Quarter, located at 408 St. Peter St. in the Hamm Building, is featuring a jam session of various artists Friday, Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec. 28. Carole Martin and Friends will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 31. This will be the final show at the Artists Quarter, which is closing permanently. Books and Bars will feature a discussion of “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”

by Hauki Murakami at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Amsterdam Bar and Hall at Sixth and Wabasha. The Rose Ensemble will perform at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27 at the Central Library, 90 W. Fourth St. Minnesota Sinfonia will feature violinist Arnaud Sussmann at its Winter Concert, held at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10 at Johnson High School, 1349 Arcade. He will perform Concerto in D major by Wolfgang Mozart. Other selections include Sympohony No. 1 in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn and Aid and Comfort by Julie Stenberg. St. Paul Preparatory School will present the theatrical production of “Aladdin” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 in the third floor theater in Cray Plaza at Fifth and Jackson. The Black Dog Café, 308 Prince St., will host a Be Home by Ten event 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, featuring jazz music and appetizers.

downtown news by Roger Fuller

The St. Paul Conservatory of Music will host a coffee concert at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the St. Paul Athletic Club, 340 Cedar St., featuring The New String Fling, with Wendy Tanger Foster on violin and Greg Byers on cello and bass. The Union Depot hosts a game night 4-8 p.m. each Wednesday and yoga at 9 a.m. each Saturday. The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild will hold at beer sampling event Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Rivertown Market under new ownership Matt and Yolette Atana recently purchased the Rivertown Market grocery store on Wabasha, near Seventh Place. The couple lives in Savage, and Matt runs an IT consulting firm. Neither has experience operating a grocery but became interested in the property when they learned it was for sale. The store was established in

2000 by Gene and Harriet Will. The Atanas plan to retain all fare and services, including the deli. They will face competition from Lunds, once it opens in the Penfield building near Tenth and Robert.

Mississippi Market plans third location The Mississippi Market natural food coop, which operates stores at 622 Selby Ave. and 1500 West Seventh St., is planning to open a third location in St. Paul. The coop is purchasing vacant land east of downtown at 740 E. Seventh St. and hopes to build a 15,600 square foot full service natural food store in 2015.

City Passport events City Passport senior citizen center, located on the mezzanine level of the Alliance Bank building at 55 E. Fifth St., is hosting the following activities in January:

movies at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan,. 9; trivia time at 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 15; writers group at 10:30 a.m.; Friday, Jan. 17; current events discussion at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17; Black Jack at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20; ice cream float social at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24; Healing Sounds at 10:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday; Passport Stages at 1 p.m. each Tuesday; and acupuncture at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday.

Sushi Sushi opens

Indoor Farmers’ Market open

The Friends of Mears Park are trying to raise $10,000 to receive a matching grant from the Lowertown Future Fund to pay for holiday lights and decorations in the park. The city of St. Paul lights the trees on the boulevard but the interior lights and decorations are provided by Friends of Mears Park, a volunteer group. John Manillo, spokesman for the group, said he expects that donations from local property owners and other sources will cover the costs for the lights and decorations.

The indoor St. Paul Farmers’ Market, located at Golden’s Deli, 275 E. Fourth St., features 25 growers during the winter months. Fare includes honey, bread, coffee, jelly, jam, meat, salsa and more. Also, tabout 10 food trucks will be parked across the street offering meats and cheeses. The market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. Patrons may park in the spaces at the outdoor market.

Co-owners Josh Lor and Fue Yang have opened Sushi Sushi in the food court of the Alliance Bank building at 55 E. Fifth St. The restaurant offers raw and cooked fish, including smoked eel, salmon and lobster, and a variety of fillings, toppings and sauces.

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