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This Weekend In Northfield: Feb 17-19

Is it spring?  It feels like it with these mild temps!  Check out these great things you won’t want to miss this weekend!

    1.  Friday Noontime Concert: Randall Ferguson | Friday, Feb. 17 at Noon | Northfield Public LibraryClassical guitar, flamenco guitar and ukulele.

    1. Carleton Symphany Orchestra | Friday, Feb. 17 at 7pm | Concert Hall, Carleton
      Ronald Rodmad director.

  1.  Dial M for Murder | Fri/Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2pm | Northfield Arts Guild Theater
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    When murder calls…hang up! Deception, betrayal, passion and greed prove potent ingredients for a perfect mystery in this gripping thriller, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Ex-tennis professional Tony Wendice married his wife Margot for her money. Now he plans to kill her for the same reason. When his precise murder plot goes awry, can he improvise an equally deadly plan B? The exciting ending of this psychologically suspenseful story, which has thrilled audiences for decades, will leave you breathless at the edge of your seat.
  2. Downstream Environmental Film Series: Video & Activism | Sat 4:30pm | Weitz Center, Carleton
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    Several films, including Chris Malloy’s The Fisherman’s Son: the Spirit of Ramon Navarro, will be shown.  Details at downstreamfilmseries.com
  3. Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble | Sun 3pm | Concert Hall, Carleton College

    The Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble performs on traditional bowed strings, plucked strings, winds and percussion instruments.  Their repertoire includes Chinese classical, folk, percussion, minority and contemporary music.  A professional Guzheng Ensemble from Sichuan Conseravatory of Music in China will also perform at the concert.  Gao Hong, director.

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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    Tim Howe

    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

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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    Tim Howe

    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: November 4-6

With so many fun things to do in Northfield, it’s getting more and more difficult picking five per week to feature!  Make sure you check out our entire Events Calendar to find out about all of the activities going on in town this weekend.

  1. Film Premiere: Love Always, Santa | Thursday, November 3, 6:30pm | Northfield Middle School
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    The Northfield Chamber of Commerce and Tourism along with Visit Northfield invite you to the world premiere of Love Always, Santa, a movie filmed in Northfield.  Open to the public.  Free-will donations and/or non-perishable food items for the Northfield food shelf accepted.  Red Carpet 6:30pm, screening 7pm.  Small reception to follow.
  2. Theater: You Can’t Take It With You | Nov. 4-5, 11-13, F/Sa 7:30pm, Su 2pm | Northfield High School Auditorium
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    At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. This eccentric family allows each member to pursue their own ambitions in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. There’s a reason that so many high schools stage this show – it’s really well-put together with a wonderful menagerie of characters. It’s great theatrical fun. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students, available at the NHS office or at the door.

  3. Tim Houlihan & Band | Fri, November 4, 8pm | Tavern Lounge
    The Tavern is very pleased to present the Northfield debut of legendary Minneapolis musician Tim Houlihan and his band, appearing in support of his critically-acclaimed latest release, “Another Orion.” An Americana singer songwriter whose songs are carved from real life with hooky enthusiasm, strong grooves and sophisticated playing, Tim’s performances have taken him around the U.S. and Europe from living rooms to large halls – drawing in listeners with intimate stories and warm anecdotes. More at timhoulihan.com.

    4. Lone Rock | 
    Sat, November 5, 5pm – 7pm | J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘n’ Stein
    lone rockRecreating the old country song with slick licks, choice voices and a rockin’ rhythm section, THIS is LONE ROCK. Fronted by Barbara Piper on vocals/guitar, lead guitarist Dan Dotzler and Ed Treinen on harps, this band is rounded out with bassist Doug Hamilton and drummer, Richard Hanson. Don’t miss this exceptional grouping.

    2910185The duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Arkansas-born Kendl Winter spreads her songs across the country like Johnny Appleseed. Kendl weaves poetry with both old and new songs. Her voice is described as “somewhere between Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent with a little twist.” Palmer T. Lee hails from Minneapolis. When he was nineteen years old he inherited a couple of banjos and discovered that he could reassemble them into his dream instrument. Palmer’s songs are distilled into the warm, sweet sounds of percussive wordplay and melodic interludes. Former front-man for the high energy bluegrass band The Boys n’ the Barrels, his own unique style developed from his pieced together banjo. According to Winter, both she and Lee studied roots music and traditional banjo techniques, both three finger and clawhammer. They started there and then diverged with creativity. Even when attempting to recreate old sounds, they strive to put their own twist on everything they do. The Lowest Pair approaches their instruments as vehicles to explore poetry, song, and melody. Openers include Randy Broughten from Gear Daddies with Dan Gaarder from Trailer Trash band bassist Andy Olsen. Tickets: $25, available at the Northfield Arts Guild, 507/645-8877 or northfieldartsguild.org.

This Weekend in Northfield: October 21-23

Lot’s of families are traveling this weekend throughout Minnesota for MEA break!  There is a lot going on in Northfield to keep kids of all ages busy and entertained!!

  1. An 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.
  2. 10th Annual Northfield Harvest Stomp | Fri October 21, 7-10:30pm | Northfield Ballroom
  3. Featuring music by Contratopia. Led by dance caller Robin Nelson. All welcome, no partner required. Contra dance instruction at 7pm. Tickets: $9 adults, $6 students (family cap $25). Free admission for Northfield area growers and farmers. Email northfieldcontadance@gmail.com for more info.
  4. Riverwalk Market Fair is an open-air Saturday market located along the beautiful Cannon River in historic Northfield, Minnesota. These summer Saturday festivals offer locally grown produce, artisan foods, and a juried selection of art work. Each Saturday provides a different mix of special events, musical entertainment and activities for the whole family.  
  5. 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.
  6. Featuring the Laura MacKenzie Trio, which includes Laura MacKenzie on wooden flutes, whistles, pipes and voice, Dáithí Sproule on guitar and voice and Mary Vanory on fiddle. Laura has received an abundance of honors and awards for her work in traditional music, both Irish and Scottish, and is quite unique in the diversity of her instrumental skills. She has been honored with Bush and McKnight performing arts fellowships. Dáithí Sproule, well known for his pioneering guitar styles, deep knowledge of Irish song and his place in the internationally-acclaimed Irish supergroup Altan, is a virtual font of cultural knowledge and lore. He has been a major force behind the success of traditional Irish music in today’s popular culture. Mary Vanory is one of the premier Irish fiddlers in the American Midwest and teaches at the Center for Irish Music in St. Paul. She performs and records with numerous ensembles, including Brass Lassie, Captain Kaliber and Common Reel. With CVRO, the Laura MacKenzie Trio will present a program of traditional music originally arranged for Dáithí’s group, Altan, in celebration of the ensemble’s 25 years of performing music together. These well-loved tunes and songs have been performed with the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and the Royal Scottish Opera Orchestra, and range from delightful dance tunes to beautiful ballads, sung in both Irish and English. In addition to this repertoire, orchestral pieces will include Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances and Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy. Tickets are available at CVROOrchestra.org, NorthfieldArtsGuild.org, 507/645-8877 or at the Northfield Arts Guild. “Pay-what-you-want” tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons are encouraged to support CVRO through a suggested admission of $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. Also Oct. 22 in Cannon Falls.

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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    Todd Thompson Band

    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 23-25

Happy Fall, y’all!  It’s officially Autumn in Minnesota and there are many fun events happening around Northfield to celebrate!  Check out the 5 things you won’t want to miss this weekend! See you around!

  1.  Exhibit Artisits Reception: Annual Members’ Show | September 23, 7-9pm | Northfield Arts Guild

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    photo credit: Northfield Arts Guild

    Main Gallery: Annual Members’ Show – Sept. 1-24 – Featuring 40+ member artists in various mediums, including painting, sculpture and fiber. Artists’ Reception: Sept. 23, 7-9pm.

  2. Riverwalk Market Fair | September 24, 9am-1pm | Bridge Square
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    Riverwalk Market Fair is an open-air Saturday market located along the beautiful Cannon River in historic Northfield, Minnesota. These summer Saturday festivals offer locally grown produce, artisan foods, and a juries selection of art work. Each Saturday provides a different mix of special events, musical entertainment and activities for the whole family.
  3. National Alpaca Farm Days | September 24 & 25, 10am-5pm | The Alpaca Farm Store
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    Meet the alpacas and learn about the alpaca lifestyle. Sept. 24-25.
  4. J Eastman & The Drunk Uncles | September 24, 6:30-8:30pm | The Contented Cow


    Stumbling up the stairs of a suburban basement, J Eastman and the Drunk Uncles climbed to the bottom of the Minneapolis indie rock scene in 2015 with a shambolic collection of tunes about alcohol, beers and existential anxiety. The band layers J Eastman’s gritty hooks with loud guitars to somehow pump out a bevy of non-chart-topping rave-ups. With standout tracks like “Not the liquor,” “Josephine” and the REM-esque “Oh Harry,” the music of the Drunk Uncles appeals to loners, drunks and the broken hearted in equal measure.
  5. Mark Ross | September 25, 3-7pm | Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio
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    High-energy acoustic singer/songwriter playing rock, country and alternative music from many past and current artists like Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Miranda Lambert, Matchbox Twenty, Ryan Adams, Bruno Mars and more. Ross has played in various projects around the Twin Cities and nationally for more than 20 years. On the Lily PADio. Cancelled if bad weather.

This Weekend In Northfield: September 16-18

Well, we survived the Defeat of Jesse James Days!  Things are still moving and shaking in Northfield!!  Here are the 5 events/activities you won’t want miss this weekend!

  1. Chris Holm | Friday, September 16, 6:30pm | The Contented Cow

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    http://chrisholmmusic.com/music/

    Minneapolis-based acoustic folk, blues and country musician Chris Holm returns in support of his debut solo release, “The Trains Don’t Run Here Anymore.” A fingerstyle guitar picker and harmonica player, Chris channels the high-spirited liveliness of Charley Patton, thumping on his suitcase drum, attacking his guitar strings with abandon and shouting along in a gravelly howl, later to channel the lonesome sounds of a weeping slide guitar and a blue yodel. Despite his Northern Minnesota roots, Chris has formed an intimate connection with the music of the American South. Raised on the music of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Flatt & Scruggs, The Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival, he eventually dug into the music that inspired those great artists and discovered a deep appreciation for country blues and hillbilly country music.

  2.  Exhibit Opening Reception: Michi | Friday, September 16, 8:00pm | Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College

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    www.carleton.edu

    Michi: Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity – Sept. 16-Nov. 16 – Opening Reception: Sept. 16, 8-9:30pm.

     

  3. Andrea Mazzariello & Mobius Percussion: Symmetry and Sharing Screening | Saturday, September 17, 1-3:00pm | Weitz Center Cinema, Carleton


    Join faculty composer Andrea Mazzariello and visiting ensemble Mobius Percussion for a screening of video work that foregrounds original music, featuring the world premiere of a film version of Mazzariello’s “Symmetry and Sharing.” Other works include visual treatments of technologically-assisted spoken word, collisions of music and theater, even a new music audiovisual secret family recipe. The screening session will be followed by a Q&A session with the featured artists.
  4. Bonnie & The Clydes | Saturday, September 17, 8pm | Tavern Lounge


    Take a step back and resurrect songs of love, peace and flower power from the late ‘60s and early ’70s. The Bonnie is Bonnie Jean Flom. The Clydes are Bill McGrath and Scott McMillan. More at bonnieandtheclydes.com. 
  5. Dave Hudson | Sunday, September 18, 3-7:00pm | Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily Padio

    http://www.davehudsonmusic.com/

    http://www.davehudsonmusic.com/

    After cutting his teeth with various college bands and acoustic duos, Dave Hudson made his way through the Minneapolis music scene writing and singing his own blend of melodic acoustic-rock music. His style has been compared to the likes of the Gin Blossoms, U2 and the Counting Crows. His self-styled mix of cover songs ranging from the ’80s, ’90s and today, blended with his own recorded and nationally released music, has kept crowds coming back for more. On the Lily PADio. Cancelled if bad weather.

Need more ideas for fun in Northfield?  Check out our entire events calendar HERE!