It’s the weekend and we would NEVER joke about that! Here are the 5 events you won’t want to miss when you are in town this weekend!
1. Hops, Grapes & History | Fri, 7pm | Grand Event Center
Tasting of locally produced wine, beer, cider and spirits from Keepsake Cidery, Loon Liquors, Montgomery Brewing Company, Prairie Pond Vineyard and Winery and Chapel Brewing. All the vendors produce their product in or near Northfield. Mark Allen will present acoustic guitar and hard-hitting harmonica. The singer/songwriter is a little acoustic, a little Americana, some alt country, country, acoustic rock, “and whatever else seems to fit.” The event will also include a raffle for a variety of items from local businesses. Register by Mar. 30 to be automatically entered to win a $100 gift card from Firehouse Liquor. Advance tickets: $15 or $25 for two, at the door $20 or $35 for two. All funds raised for the event benefit general Northfield Historical Society operations.
2. Northfield Quilters 2017 Spring Show | Sat & Sun, 9-5pm | Northfield Ballroom
$5 admission, $1 raffle tickets. Raffle proceeds benefit The Key/The Northfield Union of Youth. Apr. 1-2.
3. Imagination Celebration | Sat, 10-2pm | Northfield Arts Guild
A free day featuring gallery exhibitions, mini-performances and dance, theater and art workshops. Beginning at 10am the Northfield Youth Choir’s Junior Singers will demonstrate a rehearsal with singing and fun. At 11:30am Kate Southwick will lead a Middle Eastern dance performance, followed by a chance for the audience to join in the dancing. The NAG Folklorico dancers will perform at 12:15pm and the Northfield Arts Guild’s Dance Theater Company performs at 1:30pm. 11:30am-2pm visitors can participate in art-making projects. This is also the reception for the Northfield Area All School Art Show. Local art teachers will guide visits through and answer questions.
4. Music by Doug Collins | Sat. 8pm | Tavern Lounge
Called “one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades” by southernminn.com, pop rocker Doug Collins is renowned for his music both acoustically and with his band, The Receptionists. His original song, Davenport Iowa, was voted “Best of the Year” in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and his recent album, “Complicated Compliments,” can be heard on KYMN Radio and 89.3 The Current.
5. Nidarosdomens Jentekor with the St. Olaf Choir| Sun. 3:30pm | St. Olaf College, Boe Memorial Chapel
The Nidaros Cathedral Girls Choir was established in 1992 and is based in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway. The choir consists of the Girls’ Group (ages 10-13) and the Youth Group (ages 14 -19), with a total of 75 members. Their conductor and artistic director is Anita Brevik. As a group they aim to give the listener magical moments through a high artistic level and communication – from heart to heart.