Taking office as President in 1963 after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson would push — and some say, be pushed — to enact sweeping civil rights legislation. That’s the dramatic story in the regional premiere of “All the Way,” which will run Oct. 7-29 at History Theatre, 310 E. 10th St., St. Paul.
A new documentary film now screening in the Twin Cities, “Dolores,” tells the too-little-known story of Dolores Huerta, one of the key organizers of the United Farm Workers union in the 1960s along with Cesar Chavez.
Veteran solo performer, playwright and former Minneapolis resident Howard Petrick returns to the Twin Cities with his new show, “Fight for 52 Cents,” an engrossing and electrifying memoir of Minneapolis’ revolutionary labor leader, Vincent Raymond Dunne.
The continuing “Labor Movie Night” series will present the documentary “Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the U.S.A,” Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul.
Starting Thursday, Aug. 24, and running through Labor Day, Sept. 4, workers and unions will be showcased in the Minnesota AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion at the State Fair. Several unions will have kiosks with information and demonstrations about their work. The pavilion also features live music, giveaways and more.
The annual Game Fair in Ramsey, Minn., draws tens of thousands of visitors each year, including many union members. For the 13th year running, the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and participating unions are hosting a booth.
The Fringe Festival will present the premiere of “The New Gig Economy, A Musical” which explores the travails of contingent workers struggling to survive without permanent employment in today’s economy.