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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

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: Jan 27-29

Can you believe it’s the LAST WEEKEND OF JANUARY?!  Time flies when you’re having fun, and there is a lot of fun to be found this weekend in Northfield!  Check out the top 5 things you won’t want to miss when you’re here!

  1.  New Insect Overlords/Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes | Fri, January 27, 7:30pm – 11:00pm | The Contented Cow
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    Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes is popular alt-country/roots rock band. Youa Vang of City Pages says “Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes’ moniker sets expectations for their music before you even hear it. Their new record The Higher You Climb has the listener sifting through stories that cobbles together patches of sound to make an alt-country album out of the remains. It’s raw and will stay with you after the first listen.”
  2. Elizabeth Ghandour & The Heightburners | Fri, January 27, 8pm | Tavern Lounge
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    Rising star Elizabeth Ghandour, along with her top-notch bandmates, present a unique style of acoustic folk and Americana. Classically trained with sights on becoming an opera or musical theatre performer, Ghandour fell in love with the folk scene in New York City. She learned to play guitar, started writing her own songs and never looked back. Her classical training adds depth and range to her vocals and her band is the perfect accompaniment.
  3. Tuck and Patti | Sat, January 28, 7pm – 7pm | Northfield Grand Event Center
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    For 36 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.
    To understand Tuck & Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 33 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: Minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck’s extraordinary virtuosity and Patti’s rich mezzo soprano.
    Presented by Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars. Tickets: $30-$50, available at 507/645-4008 or northfieldoliveoilsandvinegars.com.
  4. Gabriel Moll & All His Friends | Sun, January 29, 8pm – 11pm | The Contented Cow
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    Gabriel Moll is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer/arranger based in Minnesota.
  5. Shopping Historic Downtown Northfield!
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    Whatever your shopping appetite, Northfield has a specialty store that will surely satisfy, and also features a wide array of well-known stores for those essential items!

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: December 9-11

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Northfield!  Check out these 5 fun events going on! Trashy Little Xmas Show | Fri, December 9, 8pm | Grand Events Center Honky-tonk legends Trailer Trash are back with their annual “Trashy Little Xmas Show.” A hol 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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    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: 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 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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    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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    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

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    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!