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F. Scott Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday
Calendar of Events

All events are in downtown Saint Paul except as noted.
Watch for postings of additional information.


Guided Trolley Tours of Fitzgerald's Neighborhood
SATURDAYS - SEPT. 7 - 28; 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM
Beginning at the James J. Hill House, Saint Paul
Call the James J. Hill House for details at 612-297-2555.

Fitzgerald Birthday Cake
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24; 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Landmark Center
The week of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 100th birthday events begins with a gathering of townspeople around a giant birthday cake in Landmark Center for the singing of "Happy Birthday," and followed by birthday cake for all.

Fitzgerald: Books, Movies, Music and More
TUESDAY - THURSDAY SEPT. 24-26; 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, and 5 PM - 11 PM
Landmark Center
Story time, movie time and music time! Listen to writers and actors read Fitzgerald's works, watch Fitzgerald-era movies, listen to music, enjoy good food, learn 1920s-era dances and participate in other fun activities.

A Literature Festival
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27; 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Downtown Saint Paul venues
High school and college students meet with renowned writers to explore the world of literature, writing and publishing.

Commemorative Stamp Ceremony
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27; 12 noon
Landmark Center
Stamp collectors converge at Landmark Center for the U.S. Postal Service first-day issue ceremonies of the the stamp honoring Fitzgerald.

Bronze Sculpture Dedication
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27; 4 PM
Rice Park Fitzgerald returns home to Saint Paul when the bronze sculpture by Minnesota sculptor Michael B. Price is unveiled.

The Theater Parade and Family Celebration
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27; 7:30 PM
Rice Park
Theater companies unite for a parade around Rice Park followed by outdoor theater productions and fireworks.

Marathon Reading of The Great Gatsby
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28; 10 AM - 3 PM
The Fitzgerald Theater
Come and go at your leisure as celebrities read Fitzgerald's classic onstage. Before, after, and between readings enjoy coffee and snacks in the world's largest coffee house under a big top in front of the theater.

A Prairie Home Companion and Great Gatsby Ball
SATURDAY SEPT. 28; 5 PM - 10 PM
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Join Garrison Keillor for his popular weekly live radio broadcast. Guests include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Following the show is a 1920s party. One ticket admits you to both events. For tickets call The Fitzgerald Theater at 651-290-1221 or Ticketmaster at 612-989-5151.

Coming Apart at the Seams: Styles and Society in the 1920s
Opening SUNDAY SEPT. 29
Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota
You'll be thinking of Gatsby as you view the Gallery's outstanding collection of 1920s fashion.

Fitzgerald and Music
SEPT. 1996
The Schubert Club Museum, Landmark Center
In addition to jazz-aged pianos, many other items will be on display, including photographs and first editions of Fitzgerald's books. For details call The Schubert Club Museum at 612-292-3267.
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