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This Weekend In Northfield – March 17 – 19

1.  Twisted Apples: Stories from Winesburg, Ohio | March 17 & 18, 7:30pm, and March 19, 2:00| Northfield Arts Guild Theater
58c3180cca603-imageCreated by librettist Jim Payne and composer Robert Elhai. directed by Ben Krywosz, featuring performers Gary Briggle, JP Fitzgibbons, Joshua Hinck, Norah Long and Eric Morris with musical direction by Jerry Rubino and Jill Dawe. Nautilus Music-Theater presents this new music-theater piece based on Sherwood Anderson’s classic novel. It tells the story of residents of Winesburg as they struggle to overcome loneliness and isolation, and long to create a life of the imagination in a small town in the early 1900s. The show consists of three one-act pieces. Act One tells of the Reverend Hartmann’s struggle with his sexual attraction to Kate Swift, the local high school teacher. Kate, in turn, is drawn to her former student George Willard, both as an intellectual protee and a possible lover. Act Two is about farmhand Ray Pearson, whose friendship with a young coworker reignites in Ray his own longing for domestic freedom and youthful aspirations. Act Three tells of George’s mother Elizabeth Willard, her thwarted artistic ambitions and her determination to ensure that George will not be railroaded into a conventional life of mediocrity. Honoring Anderson as their source material, Payne and Elhai have created an extraordinary trilogy of theatrical portraits. The score is rooted in musical Americana, including “roots” orchestration (piano, violin, accordion and string bass) in a vernacular folk style consistent with the characters’ rural culture and psychological state. Gorgeous melodies and expressive harmonies complement lyrics which are both clever and poignant, creating a masterpiece of musical storytelling that combines the accessibility of musical theater with the emotional scope of American opera. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, available at 507/645-8877, the Northfield Arts Guild, or northfieldartsguild.org/theater/special-theater-events/.

2.  Kirk & Low | Sat, March 18, 10pm |Tavern Lounge
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Musical barnstormers Jim Kirkendall and Stevie Low. One is folk, the other is quite a bit of rock and roll. Each presents his own solo set and each draws from a deeper reservoir of experience. Kirkendall spent time as a full-time musician, playing coffeehouses and folk clubs across the U.S. and Canada. Low worked his way across the U.S. and Canada performing in clubs and on concert stages. In 2011 he was inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Buzzards. Expect an eclectic evening of original material and classic covers

3.  Fathom Lane | Fri, March 17, 8pm |Tavern Lounge

Fans await the highly anticipated forthcoming new album release, Asilomar (coming out June 2017), from this Twin Cities based band. Over the span of two critically acclaimed full-length albums (2013’s “Fathom Lane” and 2012’s “Down By Half”) Fathom Lane has garnered international attention for their wonderfully indefinable sound. More at fathomlane.com

4.  Bar Bingo |Sat, March 18, 3pm | Northfield VFW
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Get out your dobbers and get ready for a fun and fast game of BINGO!

5.  Gabriel Moll | Sun, March 19, 8pm | The Contented Cow
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Gabriel Moll is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer/arranger and luthier based in Minnesota

Turn to Northfield for all your romantic endeavors

Whether you’re settling in for the stretch portion of your relationship or are still working off that initial spark, Northfield offers plenty to do for lovebirds in February.

Yes, the emphasis, of course, is Valentine’s Day, but don’t let that deter you from taking advantage of some great opportunities for date night (or nights, right?) all month long. Check out these happenings and lodging option deals in Northfield.

 

To do

The Hideaway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar
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On Valentine’s Day, this picturesque coffeehouse and wine bar will host wine specials, desserts for two and a free screening of “Love Always, Santa,” the romantic comedy filmed in Northfield and, in part, at The Hideaway. Afterward, stroll the same streets that Hollywood captured and stay the night at one of the local lodging options (see below).

Find more online at www.thehideawaynorthfield.com.

 

Northfield Arts Guild
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Sure, based on its title, the play Dial M for Murder probably doesn’t sound like the best date night option, but the well-known show is being produced locally by the Northfield Arts Guild, known for its depth of actors and production level.

Dates of the show are Feb. 17-26. Call 507-645-8877 or visit online at www.northfieldartsguild.org for tickets.

 

St. Olaf College’s Flaten Art Museum
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Located in the Dittman Center on the north end of campus, this gallery is free and open to the public. In it, explore a new exhibit starting Feb. 17 called Ordinal (SW/NE) by Rini Yun Keagy and Miljohn Ruperto. Ordinal considers “human life, the earth, and its objects through an investigation of the soil-dwelling pathogenic fungus, Coccidioides immitis, and its associated disease, valley fever, in California’s Central Valley.” Other visual arts displays are available for viewing all month, as well.

Flaten is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Find more online at http://wp.stolaf.edu/flaten/visit.

 

To stay

Archer House River Inn
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The historical Archer House River Inn, located on the Cannon River, is offering a romance package for couples looking to get away for a night. The package includes a chilled bottle of sparkling wine, two champagne flutes etched with the Archer House logo, gourmet chocolates, $5 coupons to A Bag Lady and Pater Petalum (located in the Archer House) and a $10 gift certificate for the Tavern Restaurant, also connected to the Archer House. You can have all that for only $50 on top of the cost of your room.

Call 800-247-2235 or visit online at www.archerhouse.com/packages.

 

Contented Cottage Bed and Breakfast
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Romance awaits you as this beautiful bed and breakfast nestled in a hill adjacent to St. Olaf College. This private property is offering a monthlong special in February in honor of Valentine’s Day. Book a two-night stay and receive a complimentary chilled bottle of champagne for two and $20 cash toward dinner in one of Northfield’s historic downtown restaurants.

Call 507-301-3787 or visit online at www.contentedcottage.com/events-packages.

 

The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast
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This stately, three-story Victorian bed and breakfast is just two blocks from downtown Northfield and is offering two romance packages for guests. For $60, guests can receive a bottle of chilled champagne or wine, a dozen roses and a selection of specialty chocolates. For $75, guests receive the aforementioned items, as well as soothing aromatherapy candles and bath salts to add to your whirlpool.

Call 507-581-0445 or visit online at www.magicdoorbb.com.

 

Northfield Inn
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Located near Carleton College, the newly opened Northfield Inn bed and breakfast is offering various romantic packages to guests, including flowers, wine and chocolate, ranging in price from $75 to $125.

Call 507-664-1122 or visit online at www.northfieldinnmn.com/packages.

 

To eat

Champagene ToastYou won’t go hungry in Northfield! There are too many dining options to list, so visit the This is Northfield dining page at http://visitingnorthfield.com/?page_id=15.

This Weekend In Northfield: December 16-19

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Northfield is so delightful so LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!  Check out the top 5 things you MUST do this weekend in Northfield! (All the cool kids will be there!)

  1. Schmaltzy Christmas Sing-along | Friday, December 16, 6pm | Contented Cow
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    Join the Cow Holiday Orchestra featuring Wendy, Lori, Dave and Nate for the annual celebration of holiday spirit and songs designed to take you back to a simpler time of angels in the snow, hot chocolate on the stove and family gatherings featuring long stories by your aunts and uncles that don’t seem to have a point.  It’s a sing-along and everyone’s invited to join in, even if you are a bit off-key.
  2. Tim Howe | Fri, December 16, 9pm  | Froggy Bottoms River Pub

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    Silky vocals, melodic lines and acoustic guitar. Tim Howe has been compared to Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Bruno Mars, John Mayer and Howie Day.

     

  3. Jingle Bell Run | Sat, December 17, 9am | Northfield YMCA
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    The Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a Northfield community holiday tradition presented by the Northfield Area Family YMCA with support from Carlson Capital Management. 100% of race registration fees go to support programming and scholarships at the Northfield Y. These dollars ensure that everyone and anyone who wants to participate in swimming, sports and recreation, quality family time or a wide variety of fitness opportunities, can regardless of their financial situation

  4. Sister: The More The Merrier | Sat & Sun, December 17 & 18, 2pm & 7pm | The Grand Event Center

    Capture the spirit of Christmas in one simple step.  It’s easy, economical and efficient.  It makes more of your merry, gives you the greatest return and the biggest bang for your holiday buck.   The bottom line is this:  SISTER ALWAYS DELIVERS!  It’s “THE MORE THE MERRIER” and SISTER always gives more.   You know what to do.  Bring the ones you love and make more of your time, your money, your relationships and your Christmas spirit.  Ramp it up.  Do it for YOU!  Get your tickets, come to the Grand Theater in Northfield and experience the entertainment that is known as “a must see holiday tradition!” 
  5. NAGCracker Encore | Sat, December 17, 5pm – 6pm | 304 Division Street
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    The Northfield Arts Guild Dance Studio is proud to present “NAGCracker”. This annual event of holiday-inspired pieces features work from the Arts Guild Dance Theater Company and Mexican Folklórico Dancers. This vibrant performance is sure to set the mood for the upcoming holidays. This is an encore performance of our Winter Walk show.  The event is free and open to the public; performed in the Arts Guild Dance Studio

NOSTALGIC HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Warm up the winter’s night with a hot cocoa or cider as you meander through the 18th Annual Winter Walk,December 8. It’s a magical evening where the downtown is aglow like an old-fashioned Christmas village from years gone by. Candlelight illuminates the boulevards and read more

This Weekend In Northfield: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends in the area and beyond!  We are truly grateful that you like our page and connect with us each week!  We hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday with your friends and family, whether that’s in Northfield or elsewhere!  But, if you ARE here, here is what is happening this weekend!

  1. Tim Howe | Fri, November 25, 9pm  | Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio

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    Silky vocals, melodic lines and acoustic guitar. Howe’s been compared to Jason Mraz, Gavin Degraw, Bruno Mars, John Mayer and Howie Day.
  2. Small Business Saturday | Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 | Citywide
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    A day that encourages shoppers to patronize small local businesses. Avoid the chaos of the big box stores and support the small business movement. The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is helping to support Small Business Saturday with the development of the Shopping Passport. Print out the Shopping Passport or pick up your copy at participating locations. Shop at participating retailers throughout the day and get your passport stamped. Return you passport to the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce by Dec. 5 for a chance to win Chamber Bucks. The Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism will randomly give away Chamber Checks to local shoppers throughout the day. All you have to do is shop locally and merchants all over town may surprise you with a Chamber Check to extend your shopping fun. Chamber Checks are good at hundreds of local businesses.
  3. Billy Johnson | Sat, November 26, 8pm  | Tavern Lounge
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    “Commitment-free rock ‘n roll. While he’s been moonlighting with George Scot McKelvey in the B-Team, former Hillcats singer Billy Johnson proves he belongs on the A-list alongside G.B. Leighton as one of the Twin Cities’ best feel-good, blue-collar, barroom-rousing tunesmiths with his first solo album “It’s a Good Life.”” (Chris Riemenschnider, Star Tribune). Billy has opened for the BoDeans, Five for Fighting, Train, Poco, Paul Thorn, Van Hunt, Lowen and Navarro, Old ’97s and more. More at billyjohnsonmusic.com.
  4. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols | Sun, November 27, 7:30pm | Skinner Chapel, Carleton
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    Presented by I Cantanti Chamber Choir, Wayne Kivell, director.  Modeled after the annual Christmas Eve performance at Kinds College in Cambridge, England, this concert features nine biblical readings recounting the Christmas story, each followed by choral selections or carols which elaborate the readings.  Free-will offering.
  5. Sunday Jazz Jam | Sun, November 27, 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Hot Spot Music Studio
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    Open to musicians of all ages and abilities, this jam is a perfect way to run through standard charts in a low-key, laid-back setting. Charts will be provided for everyone to follow along. It’s a spiritual experience. More at hotspotmusic.org.

This Weekend In Northfield: November 18-20

Check out these 5 fun activities you won’t want to miss this weekend!  Looking for more things to do?  Check out our Events Calendar for more ideas!

  1.  The Ole Bazaar | Friday, November 18, 9-4pm | Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf
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    Products from local artisans include paintings,  photography, woodworking, ceramics, ornaments, bee products, scarves, mittens, soaps, birch art, jams, book bindings, breadboards, handbags, jewelry and much more.
  2. Andriana Lehr | Fri, November 18, 8pm | Tavern Lounge
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    With a vocal range vast as the open prairie, Andriana Lehr’s melodies combine the soaring range of Joni Mitchell with the depth and grounded roots of Aimee Mann and Brandi Carlile. Her song styles range from folk, Americana and alt-country to pop-ballads, with notes of jazz and blues influence. With early influences by the likes of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan, Wilco, Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Lehr’s songwriting speaks straight to the soul, either through the heart, or through heady, existential lyrics that portray the struggles of 21st century existence. Lehr’s upcoming release, “Artifacts,” exemplifies the confusion and growth that comes through self-exploration and the search for meaning and finding one’s place in this world. More at reverbnation.com/andrianalehr/
  3. Art Vandalay | Sat, November 19, 8pm  | Tavern Lounge
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    Renowned “kick-ass Americana band” (Hindsight Harmonies), this Twin Cities ensemble makes their way back to Northfield in support of their latest release, “Heaven’s Operahouse.” The group’s popular laid-back roots rock draws on influences ranging from Neil Young, Gram Parsons and John Prine to The Eels and Tom Petty – lending their own unique brand of roots music that melds smart lyricism with pop-infused melodies. More at artvandalaytunes.wordpress.com.
  4. Mark Allen | Sat, November 19, 9pm | Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio
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    Local favorite Mark Allen is an Americana singer/songwriter who presents a touch of country, blues, rock and a hard-hitting harmonica. His passionate performances feature your favorite covers as well as original compositions from his CD, Whiskey Sweet, recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.
  5. Marilynn Sellars & Steven C in Concert to Benefit Ruth’s House | Sun, November 20, 4pm | St Johns Lutheran Church
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     Sellars, who has local roots and is a Northfield High graduate, is known for her chart-topping 1974 hit, One Day At A Time, and for a versatile career which led to enshrinement in the MN Rock & Country Hall of Fame in 2004.  The talented pianist and composer Steven C has sold well over two million copies of his own recordings and has millions of online streams of his solo piano pieces.  Among his many credits are performing with Mannheim Steamroller and recording with the London Symphony Strings.  He has had and extensive career as a producer as well.  Free will offering. Ruth’s House is a non profit organization providing transitional shelter and support for women, children and families who are homeless.

This Weekend in Northfield: October 28-30

Happy (Spooky) Weekend Northfield!  Here are the 5 things you won’t want to miss in town this weekend!

  1. An Evening with Kevin Kling and Friends | Fri, October 28, 7:00pm | Northfield High School
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    A special one night benefit performance for Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Master storyteller Kevin Kling, award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel and Interact’s incomparable Ensemble of Artists with Disabilities create an unforgettable evening of theater, humor, music and storytelling. Hear Kevin Kling tell real-life stories that by all rights shouldn’t be true. Born with a congenital birth defect, a motorcycle accident added considerably to the list of things he cannot do. But Kling sees every experience as a blessing and material for a darn good story. Best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” Kevin has worked with Interact for two decades as a playwright, humorist and inspiration through the healing power of this stories. He joined Interact for Interact Thailand 2014, taking their vision of radical inclusion – a vision of “everybody in” – from the Land of Lakes to the mountains of Chiang Mai. Come for the show, stay for the conversation after. Tickets: $25, available at klingnf.org.
  2. The Rocky Horror Show |October 28 & 29|Northfield Arts Guild Theater
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    Oct. 27-29 7:30pm, Oct. 28-29 midnight, Northfield Arts Guild Theater Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show is presented as a fundraiser to benefit the Northfield Arts Guild. In this cult classic, virginal heroes, Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, encounter the dog days of sexual hedonism in the form of a transvestite mad scientist, his wild collection of servants and his latest creation – a muscular man named Rocky. With glam rock, cross-dressing, elaborate choreography and a warped sense of humor, the audience is encouraged – ”don’t dream it, be it.” The score includes favorites like “The Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite” and “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me.” Appropriate for adult audiences only. Tickets: $15, available at northfieldartsguild.org, 507/645-8877 or at the Northfield Arts Guild.
  3. Mark Allen | Sat, October 29, 7pm – 11pm | Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio

    Local favorite Mark Allen is an Americana singer/songwriter who presents a touch of country, blues, rock and a hard-hitting harmonica. His passionate performances feature your favorite covers as well as original compositions from his CD, Whiskey Sweet, recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. In inclement weather, show moves to 9pm-12:30am inside.
  4. Annual Pumpkin Fest in Way Park | Sat, October 29, 5pm | Way Park, 720 1st St W
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    This year’s festivities include the dedication of the new Rotary Outdoor Musical Plaza. The dedication ceremony will begin at 5pm, followed by the rest of the Pumpkin Fest. Enjoy a concert, and then stay to try out all the instruments. Fall treats, face painting and group games. Bring your pumpkin to display on the Giant Wall of Pumpkins.
  5. Mill Town Haunt |October 28-31, 6pm – 10pm | Rice County Gas & Steam Engines, Hwy 3, just south of Dundas (map)
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    An all-volunteer haunted house with proceeds going to charity and the food shelf. 507/301-4268 or milltownhaunt@gmail.com for more info.

This Weekend In Northfield: October 13-16

“A Beautiful Fall”
The leaves are changing and so is the weather
It’s time to put away the shorts and put on the sweater
Halloween is near and Thanksgiving is coming
My favorite time of year this is becoming
‘Tis the season of pumpkin and apple
An ordinary time for loved ones to meet at the chapel
I wish they appreciated the beauty of fall
Then and only then they could see why it’s the best season of all
By Dean N. Julia

  1. A commemoration of the historic relationship between Carleton College and the town of Northfield. Music by The Counterfactuals at 5:05pm and 5:50-7pm, the popular prof-rock band comprised of Assistant Professors of Philosophy Daniel Groll (lead vocal and guitar), Jason Decker (guitar) and Assistant Professor of Music Andy Flory (bass) from Carleton College and Mike Fuerstein (drums), Assistant Professor of Philosophy from St. Olaf College. Celebration remarks by Northfield Mayor Dana Graham, Carleton President Steven Poskanzer and St. Olaf President David Anderson at 5:20pm, followed by birthday cake for all. In case of inclement weather, event relocates to Carleton’s Weitz Center. 
  2. 11219524_883692248373736_348802113984168188_nAn all-volunteer haunted house with proceeds going to charity and the food shelf. F/Sa Oct. 14-29, also Oct. 31. 507/301-4268 or milltownhaunt@gmail.com for more info.
  3. Independence of Thought: An Unfolding Story 1866-2016 – through Nov. 16 – Exhibition in honor of Carleton’s sesquicentennial curated by students in spring term 2016 courses. The exhibition aims to bring past student experience alive by highlighting six key time modules through immersive displays comprised of artifacts, photographs, publications and audio echoes from the past. Infographics created by students in Professor Bill North’s Carleton in the Archives course, also spring term 2016, help make sense of college history and culture across time. Reception: Oct. 14, 7-9pm, Weitz Center Commons. The Making of a Sesquicentennial Exhibits: Oct. 15, 11:10am-12:10pm, Olin 141 – The process of creating the exhibit presented by Gary Vikan, former director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.
  4. Fall Harvest Festival | Sat &Sun, October 15 &16, 8am – 8pm
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    Bridgewater Produce Farm, 4706 Lonsdale Blvd E, Northfield, MN 55057, USA (map)
    Pick your own or browse pre-picked pumpkins. Pumpkin Playland open 11am-5pm with cornbox, corn maze, kids barrel cart rides, mini-mazes, play areas, hay rides. Playland admission: $5, see ad in the Entertainment Guide for $2 off coupon. Sa/Su Oct. 1-23, also Th/Fri Oct. 20-21.
  5. A free, self-guided tour featuring 40 artists, 21 studios, demonstrations and a unique opportunity for the public to visit with artists and see them at work in their creative work spaces. Artists whose working studios are not set up for visitors will be guest artists in other studios. Original work will be available for purchase. Painting, jewelry, ceramics, glass, textiles, metalwork and more. This annual event is lauded as a premiere art event in Minnesota and beyond. More information and a map are available at www.studioartour.com. Oct. 15-16.

This Weekend In Northfield: October 7-9

Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Northfield this weekend, plus a whole bunch of extra ideas.

  1. The Philadelphia Story | Oct. 7-9, F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm | Northfield Arts Guild Theater
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    Northfield Arts Guild Theater On the eve of heiress Tracy Lord’s second marriage, a steady stream of visitors, including her ex-husband and the paparazzi, create a most unwelcome guest list. With manners running high, and expectations low, the big question is whether Tracy will make it to the altar at all. In our era of tabloid journalism and growing class-consciousness, Philip Barry’s classic romantic comedy is as potent and incisive as ever. The Philadelphia Story is a fascinating peek into the mixed-up lives of the rich and famous who seemingly “have it all.” Tickets: $17 adults, $12 seniors/students, available at www.northfieldartsguild.org, 507/645-8877 or at the Northfield Arts Guild office.

     

  2. Cemetery Stories | October 8, 4:20-8pm | Northfield Cemetery
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    This historic tour features actors portraying past notable Northfield citizens at their grave sites.  This family friendly event is full of mysterious stories.  Twenty-minute tours.  Cost is $4/adults, $2/child (ages 6-13), $3 NHS Members.  More info, or sign up at www.northfieldhistory.org or 507-645-9268.
  3. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Miss Becky Kapell comes back to Northfield in support of her 2012 debut solo release, “For Now.” Her country-twinged songs are sometimes plaintive and spare, sometimes humorous and lively and capture the frustration and heartache of unrealized dreams. As a special treat she’ll be joined by pedal steel guitarist extraordinaire Randy Broughten (the Gear Daddies, Trailer Trash, The Cactus Blossoms). More at www.missbeckykapell.com.
  4. Stop by to taste and talk beer. Some of the guests include Fulton Brewery, Fair State Brewing Cooperative and Keepsake Cidery. This is a free, 21+ event.
  5. Todd Thompson Band | October 9, 4pm – 6pm | The Contented Cow
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    An acoustic five-piece Americana band playing blues, bluegrass, cajun, pop, country and western music. From originals to Morrison, Scruggs to Marley, Merle to Elvis, TTB plays a wide variety. Hot banjo, soulful vocals, tasty guitar, romantic bowed bass, funky mandolin and bluesy harmonica make up a unique, toe-tapping sound. You will marvel at the instrumentalist, sing along and be amused with the band’s originality and light-heartedness.

    Need more fun?  Check out our Events Calendar!

This Weekend In Northfield – September 30-October 2

Fall is in full swing in Northfield!  Check out these five fun events going on this weekend!

  1.  Caitlin Robertson | Friday, September 30, 6-8pm | The Contented Cow
    caitlin-3Folk-rock-country-pop.  Robertson’s songs weave Minnesota-prairie-farmgirl, wild-unsettled-Alaska-woman, and Southern-swampy mystery into intricate narratives that tell simple truths with sweet and haunting melodies.
  2.  Tim Cheesebrow | Friday, September 30, 8pm | The Tavern Lounge
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    aimed Minnesota favorite, Tim Cheesebrow presents “folky, memorable melodies, interesting guitar work, thoughtful lyrics and a down-to-earth sound that couldn’t have come from anywhere but the heartland of the midwest.”
  3. North Star Farm Tour | Saturday & Sunday, Oct 1-2, 10am-5pm | The Alpaca Farm Store
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    Meet the alpacas and learn about the alpaca lifestyle. Oct. 1-2.
  4. Fall Harvest Festival | Saturday & Sunday, Oct 1-2, 11am-5pm | Bridgewater Produce Farm
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    Pick your own or browse pre-picked pumpkins. Pumpkin Playland open 11am-5pm with cornbox, corn maze, kids barrel cart rides, mini-mazes, play areas, hay rides. Playland admission: $5, see ad in the Entertainment Guide for $2 off coupon. Sa/Su Oct. 1-23, also Th/Fri Oct. 20-21.
  5. OKTOBERFEST with Stein Hoisting and music | Saturday, Oct 1, 5-11pm | The Contented Cow
    578efec5abbb9-imageWith live music by Multe (5-7pm) and The Wreck (9-11pm). Multe grew out of a weekly Nordic folk music get-together and jam session (once known as Nordic Jam) when some of its participants decided to take on the genre more seriously and emulate some of its heroes. Originally focused on gammaldans (literally “old dance” – schottische, waltz, reinlender, etc.), the band has grown to include tunes more suited to listening than dance by artists at the forefront of modern Scandinavian folk music. Multe’s members have hosted such artists here for gigs and visited them in their native lands during festivals. The band’s current lineup is: Jon Bjork (five-row accordion and guitar), Doug Wornson (accordion), Bruce Jensen (double bass), Jerry Johnson (guitar), and Glenn Lee (accordion). What has evolved since 2007 has become one of Northfield’s true hidden musical gems.

    One of the Twin Cities most popular party bands, The Wreck plays a wide variety of covers ranging from blues, soul and R&B to rock, country and a little new wave.The group, featuring vocalist Colleen Martin Oake (Lolo’s Ghost), got their start as students “back in the day” at St. Olaf College.

Need more fun?  Check out our complete events calendar HERE!