Check it out // Showcasing architectural homes

Nine Southwest homes will be featured in the second annual Homes by Architects tour, which promotes homes designed by members of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota.

The tour includes 20 homes throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Architects will be on hand to talk about their work.

The Southwest homes on the tour include:

— A remodeled bungalow at 5324 Chowen Ave. S. designed by CITYDESKSTUDIO

— A home designed by Choice Wood Company at 5316 Russell Ave. S. outfitted with a new interior and exterior and second-floor addition, among other things

— A remodel of a 1930s bungalow at 1115 W. Minnehaha Parkway by McMonigal Architects

— A design by Rehkamp Larson Architects Inc. that gave a home at 4623 Humboldt Ave. S. more space

— A remodel by Sala Architects of a home at 4140 Vincent Ave. that used a variety of sustainable materials, including fiberboard and corrugated metal siding

— A transformation of a 1950s-era rambler by Sala Architects at 3841 York Ave. S.

— An Edgewater condo at 1805 W. Lake St. designed by Domain Architecture & Design

— A colonial-style home designed to retain more of its original character by Rehkamp Larson Architects at 2720 Kenilworth Place

— A new home outfitted with many green friendly features at 2584 Upton Ave. designed by Domain Architecture & Design.

The tour costs $25 in advance and $30 at the door. It’s $10 to see an individual home.

When: Sept. 19–20
Where: Throughout Twin Cities
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Autumn Music and Movies

If the arrival of the State Fair in August gave you whiplash, you’re probably not alone.

Summers never drag in Minnesota. It may seem that way during those muggy dog days (not that we had too many this year) but the sudden start of the school year (earlier than ever, here in Minneapolis) always feels like a seasonal blindside.

This year, one of the great traditions of summer in the city lives on for a few more weeks.

The Lake Harriet Bandshell is hosting Autumn Music and Movies for four consecutive weeks beginning Sept. 12. The opening night is a double bill of Duluth’s own Low — whose slow and chilly sound should match perfectly a crisp autumn evening — and the 1975 summer classic “Jaws.”

If you’ve been feeling down since beach season ended, “Jaws” is the cure.

The following week indie pop meets indie flick when One for the Team opens for “Bottle Rocket,” director Wes Anderson’s 1996 debut. Then, it’s Dosh and “Time Bandits” before the series closes Oct. 3 with Honeydogs and “Waiting for Guffman.”

Plan for cool weather and bring a blanket — no, two blankets. YouthLink, a local nonprofit serving homeless youth, will collect donated blankets during the events.

When: Sept. 12–Oct. 3
Where: Lake Harriet Bandshell, West 43rd Street & East Lake Harriet Parkway
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Kingfield Yard Sale

About 60 families are expected to participate in Kingfield’s annual neighborhood yard sale on Sept. 12.

Those interested in checking out the sale can grab a map at 11 neighborhood businesses, including Anodyne, Café Tempo and Butter coffee shops, Roadrunner Records, ACE Hardware, Pump and Munch, among others.

City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (8th Ward) said the sale “is a great example of Kingfield’s dedication to sustainability and reuse.”

“And I’ll be out there shopping for used baby clothes and toys,” she added.

When: Sept. 12, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Kingfield, bounded by 36th Street, Lyndale Avenue, 46th Street and Interstate 35W
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