Minneapolis RiverCurrent – October 7, 2015

RiverCurrent 10-7 and 10-8-15 (thru 10-25)

*****Events and Activities*****

The Soap Factory Presents:

Blind Invocation: A Haunted Basement Ritual

Wednesdays – Sundays through November 1

The Soap Factory, 514 Second Street SE

This year’s Haunted Basement offers a unique Blind Invocation ritual for visitors bold enough to explore the darkest corners of their subterranean horrorscape completely on their own. In this solo experience, each participant encounters multiple exclusive environments specially crafted to guarantee in-depth, one-on-one encounters. The Blind Invocation is only the beginning of your journey. Are you up for the challenge? Inspired by the Naked Ones experience in the IVEY Award-winning Crime and Punishment, Blind Invocation aims to give the bravest of the Soap Factory’s patrons a one-on-one, unique and tailored experience. This experience is extremely limited – only one person per show and no groups or pairs allowed through together. Tickets are $25 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and $27 Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets WILL sell out – early reservations are highly encouraged. For exact time slots and to reserve tickets, head tohttp://www.tempotickets.com/hauntedbasement


Ukefest 2015

Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10; 8 – 11 pm

Aster Café, 125 Main Street SE

Back by popular demand and bigger than ever!! Uke Fest Concert One night was just not enough to celebrate this happy little instrument. Instead of turning folks away we are spreading the joy over two nights. This is the fourth annual celebration of the ukulele led by London Born songstress Katy Vernon. Featuring performances by members of The Hula Peppers, The Meteor Boys, The Lau Hawaiian Collective, Lynn O’Brien, Dean Johnson, Ava Levy, Daniel Nass, Jake Rowan, Wendy Sunshine, Katy Vernon and many more!! This is a concert – Ukuleles welcome, audience sing-a-long at the end! All profits go to support the Arc Greater Twin Cities! $10. For information: http://www.astercafe.com/event/uke-fest-2/.


Mill City Farmers Market – Apple Harvest

Saturday, October 10, 9 am – 1 pm (note later start time for October)

Chicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River Parkway

Come to the Market this Saturday and celebrate our region’s most iconic fruit: the apple! Find multiple varieties, including Honeycrisp, Chestnut Crab, Regent, Keepsake, Honey Gold and more Ask your farmer which varieties are best for making those crisps and cobblers, which apples are best to eat fresh, and which will keep the longest. Check out the market’s Recipe Archive for some incredibly tasty comfort dishes featuring apples: Sweet + Savory Applesauce, Grilled Beet, Apple, and Arugula Sandwiches and Curried Apple and Lentil Stew. This week’s 10 am Cooking Demo will feature Market Chef Jenny Breen preparing a tasty seasonal dish featuring apples. Also, Brian Fredrickson of Ames Farm will be sharing his expertise about apple growing and which varieties are best for cooking, storing and eating raw. Get recipes from this demo and every Mill City Cooks demo this season in the Market’s recipe archive at http://millcityfarmersmarket.org/eat-seasonally/recipes/. From 11 am to 1 pm, MCFM welcomes Hamdog, a Minneapolis-based original old-time bluegrass band. The Community Booth will feature 1 Mississippi, a national campaign that advocates for the health of the Mississippi River. They are teaming up with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and the National Park here in the Twin Cities to help you learn more about one of the world’s great rivers. Come by and chat with them about the Mighty Mississippi. They’d love to hear your stories, memories and questions about the river and the park. Kids ages 5-12 get a free $5 voucher at all October markets to be spent on a fruit or veggie of their choosing just for trying a raw veggie! Stop by the PoP Booth for more information. The Art Market will feature the unique works of Barn Swallow Garden, Adam Gruetzmacher and The Abbey. For more information (including what products are expected at the market this week – don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s email newsletter:http://millcityfarmersmarket.org/.


Minnesota Beer Run 5K

Saturday, October 10, registration opens at 1 pm, race starts at 3 pm

700 Sibley Street NE, near Boom Island

Join the inaugural Minnesota Beer Run and spend a GREAT afternoon with friends, fun, running and craft beer! All participants will receive a long-sleeved technical shirt and a commemorative pint beer glass. Beer-loving non-runners can sign up for the myTalk 107.1 No-K. Those registered for the No-K receive two free beers with proper ID. No running, just beer-drinking and a VIP meet and greet with myTalk Hosts Colleen, Bradley, Donna, Marley and Tam! No-K participants receive a special myTalk 107.1 No-K t-shirt. 5K runners receive one free beer at the post-race celebration (additional beer is available for purchase) — picture ID required and you will receive a wristband which must be worn! The race will start and finish on Sibley Street near Ninth Avenue, and the post-run celebration with beer will be on Sibley between Eighth and Ninth. For more information and to register: http://www.andersonraces.com/events/events-detail.php?intResourceID=3232.


Gorkha Palace Fifth Anniversary Kick-off Party – A Cultural Extravaganza

Sunday, October 11, 12 noon – 7 pm

Gorkha Palace Restaurant, 23 Fourth Street NE, parking lot

It is hard to believe that five years have gone by since we first opened Gorkha Palace! We are tremendously grateful for the opportunity to continue serving you conscientiously prepared foods with our focus on supporting local and organic farming. We are planning on a special celebration party just for you! Through our foods and cultural performances, we shall be transporting you on a spectacular journey to Nepal, India and Tibet. We hope you can join us for this special event. Each food item will only be $5 (due to our five year anniversary)! Throughout the day we will be handing out numerous prizes to lucky winners as well as our special Gorkha coupons to everyone who attends. There also will be a special fashion show depicting everyday Nepali Indian and Tibetan attire, stand-up comedy and many more fun activities for kids and adults! For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711930322360092/.


A SIP OF SCIENCE Studying our Changing Planet from Above: Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Applications

Wednesday, October 14, 5:30 pm

Aster Café, 125 Main Street SE

The oldest existing aerial photograph is currently housed at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Titled “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It,” the image was captured in 1860 by a photographer floating over the city of Boston in a hot-air balloon. Today, the ability to see our world from above has exploded with new remote sensing technologies that not only are visually impressive, but also provide the means to better examine and understand our landscape. Join us as professor Joe Knight from the Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab talks about how remotely sensed satellite and aerial imagery are used in applications such as monitoring land use change, deforestation and impacts on water quality. A SIP OF SCIENCE bridges the gap between science and culture in a setting that bridges the gap between brain and belly. Food, beer and learning are on the menu in a happy hour forum that puts science in context through storytelling. The talk takes place during happy hour at the Aster Café. No cover; food and drink will be available for purchase. Please RSVP! Get more information at: http://www.nced.umn.edu/content/sip-of-science


Sample of Activities and Classes at The Loft

1011 Washington Avenue South

For information about The Loft’s wide variety of classes and other activities: http://www.loft.org.

Native American and Latin American Voices

Monday, October 19, 7 pm

The work of Native American artists challenges America’s present day conception of itself as a nation as well as America’s history; at the same time, these artists give voice to a complexity of concerns within their own lives and communities. From the controversy over “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” to the recent AWP debate over diversity to the question of who names the land in America, the issues concerning Native American artists continue a centuries-long argument that shows no sign of ending. Latino American artists are the fastest growing segment of the artistic world and have become an increasingly visible presence in Minnesota in recent years. Issues facing the Latino American community remain at the forefront of presidential policies and, as in the challenges to Latino American studies in Arizona, in the world of education and arts. The artists on this panel will address topics of particular concerns to themselves and their work. We’ll then open the conversation to a broader discussion exploring their communities and their art and questions of intersectionality. This is the fourth of a series of dialogues on race and the arts conducted by David Mura at the Loft as part of his Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Bonnie Jo Campbell Publication Reading: Mothers Tell Your Daughters

Wednesday, October 21, 7 pm

From the National Book Award finalist and author of Once upon a River comes a dazzling story collection featuring ferocious mothers and scrappy daughters. The strong but flawed women of Mothers, Tell Your Daughters love and betray one another; their richly fraught relationships can act as anchors, lifelines or deadly poison. These working-class protagonists are at once vulnerable, wise, cruel and funny, and they are always getting into, or out of, trouble. In “My Dog Roscoe,” a new bride becomes obsessed with the notion that her dead ex-boyfriend has returned to her in the form of a mongrel. In “Blood Work, 1999” a phlebotomist’s desire to give away everything to the needy awakes her own sensuality. In “Home to Die,” an abused woman takes revenge on her bedridden husband. In these fearless and darkly funny tales about women and those they love, Campbell has created characters that will capture the hearts and minds of her readers.Bonnie Jo Campbell teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. She is also the author of American Salvage and lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


“The Meaning in ‘Mockingbird’: Putting a Classic in the Continuum of Civil Rights, Race Relations and Social Justice”

Monday, October 19, 7:30 pm

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust Stage

On Monday, October 19, a non-performance night, the Guthrie will host this thought-provoking panel discussion. Panelists so far are Joseph Crespino (Jimmy Carter Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Emory University in Atlanta) and William D. Green (associate professor and Sabo Senior Fellow in the Department of History at Augsburg College). Free, but tickets are required. Reserve by calling the box office at 612-377-2224.


Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue South, 612-215-2520, http://www.mnbookarts.org.

Hours: Monday 10 am — 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am — 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am — 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm

Class details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available at above web site. You may also register by calling 612-215-2520. Note: This is only a sampling of classes, focusing on those that are less expensive and that don’t require experience.

“Parts of a Whole 3” October Roundtable: “Why Community?”

Tuesday, October 20, 6 pm

MCBA’s studios

Contemporary book artists demonstrate a breadth of innovative approaches, creative skills and diversity of styles through artists’ books, broadsides, prints, installation work and more. Join us for the last of three coordinated artists’ talks presented by members of MCBA’s artist community, held in coordination with the exhibition Parts of a Whole 3 (August 14 – October 25, 2015). This roundtable will be a conversation on community at MCBA led by artists CB Sherlock, Marvel Gregoire and Regula Russelle, with additional members of the MCBA Artist Co-op.

Preschool Fall Session: Papermaking

Thursday, October 22, 1:30 — 2:30 pm

MCBA’s workshops for preschoolers provide authentic studio art experiences for children 3 to 5 years old with an adult partner. These specialized workshops provide an introduction to the book arts focusing on pre-literacy skills. Each class starts with story time, with books that tie into that day’s art activity. Adults are active participants in the classes, learning and working alongside preschoolers on a variety of hands-on activities. For families with children ages 3-5. To register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=715.

Quilted Origami

with Kathleen Sheridan

Thursday, October 22, 6 – 9 pm

Learn basic origami techniques that can be manipulated slightly to change shape. The pieces will be assembled to create a quilt-like design. Great for beginners. $55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=784.

Exceptional: Handmade Paper beyond Substrate

On exhibit: October 23 – February 7

Opening reception: Friday, October 23, 6 – 9 pm

Paper is often thought of as just the material art is created on. Exceptional explores handmade paper itself as a powerful messaging device. Featured artists: Islam Aly (Iowa City, Iowa), Jocelyn Châteauvert (Charleston, South Carolina), Mandy Coppes-Martin (Johannesburg, South Africa), Melissa Jay Craig (Chicago, Illinois), Ann Marie Kennedy (Raleigh, North Carolina), Nnenna Okore (Chicago, Illinois), and Trisha Oralie Martin (Chicago, Illinois). Co-curated by Jeff Rathermel and Mary Hark. For information: http://www.mnbookarts.org/exceptional/.


Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Road


WAM Collective | Study Nights at WAM

Wednesday, October 21, 5 – 8 pm

WAM Collective continues the once-a -month study night where students looking for a study spot can relax and focus. Artworks on the surrounding walls, a playlist, snacks and coffee make studying a little more enjoyable. Features of study nights include rediscovering the museum, mindfulness exercises and a special finals edition with relaxation breaks.

Crafting Digital Images | Workshop with Mike Hazard

Friday, October 23, 1 pm

Art is about seeing things, and the camera is a great way to see the world. Mike Hazard teaches people of all ages how to make videos and photos. A poet, photographer and video artist, he writes, films, produces and directs videos and still photography. Learn how to create digital images that convey the world as you see it, all with your camera phone. This workshop is free and for UMN students. Register at z.umn.edu/hazard



On exhibit: October 22– November 28 (Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12 noon – 6 pm and by appointment)

Opening reception: Saturday, October 24, 6 — 8 pm

Form+Content Gallery, Whitney Square Building, 210 North Second Street, Suite 104

Form+Content Gallery presents GRAVITY, an exhibition featuring new paintings and sculpture by gallery member Jim Dryden. As with all of his work, Dryden is interested in connections and how things relate; this new work addresses the concept of gravity as a natural phenomenon by which all objects attract one another. Gravity as a force manifests itself in this new work both visually and physically. “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe will create itself from nothing.” – Stephen Hawking. Dryden surrounds himself in life with a modernist aesthetic, choosing environments that nurture and inspire his work. He has always acknowledged the influence of specific artists such as Joan Miro, Paul Klee and Alexander Calder. His new sculptures also evoke modernist designers such as Ray and Charles Eames, Marcel Breuer and Eero Saarinen, as well as specific movements in 20th Century Art and Design such as the Bauhaus, Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism. In this exhibition Dryden’s abstract painted orbs and ellipses expand from two dimensions into three. With intersecting shapes of metal and wood coming together in space, Dryden aims to create forms and figures that honor yet defy gravity. For information: 612-436-1151 or http://www.formandcontent.org.


Mill City Museum Programs and Events

704 Second Street South

For more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visit http://www.millcitymuseum.org.

Road Trip with a Raindrop: 90 Days along the Mississippi River Author Event

Thursday, October 22, 7 – 8 pm

Join author and travel photographer Gayle Harper for an armchair journey down the Mississippi River. When Harper learned that a raindrop falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi will travel for 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico, she embarked on a 90-day road trip along the nearly 2,400-mile course of the river. The book is a celebration of America and of the simple moments that make life an adventure. Ms. Harper will share how the book came about with a multimedia presentation and will sign copies. Free.

Washburn A Mill Tour

Saturday, October 24, 1 pm

Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum building. A museum interpreter will take visitors into the building’s many nooks and crannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years and the many changes to the building over time. This is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building and the only chance to see some of its non-public spaces. The tour includes admission to the museum gallery, Baking Lab, Water Lab and Flour Tower show. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Tour includes museum admission. Reservations recommended; call 612-341-7555 or register online.


Sample of Performances at MacPhail Center for Music

501 Second Street South

For more information about events (including student performances) and classes: http://www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100.

Faculty Recital

Friday, October 23, 7:30 pm

Free admission.

Dennis Petersen Classical Voice Master Class

Saturday, October 24, 2 pm

Antonello Hall


Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)

North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Court

For information: 763-694-7693; for map and driving instructions: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks_and_destinations/parks_and_lakes/north_mississippi_regional_park/. For programs that require reservations, call763-559-6700 or register on-line: https://threeriversparks.org.

Pumpkin Boats

Saturday, October 24, 10 am – 12 noon

Participate in pumpkin science. Turn a miniature pumpkin into a boat, put a message in it, and send it down the Mississippi. Cost is $6, and reservations are required; reference activity number #416901-02. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is open to all ages and children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Free Family Fun Day: River Rock Monsters

Sunday, October 25, 1 – 3 pm, ongoing

Drop in anytime! Explore a different topic each week through hands-on activities that everyone can enjoy at their own pace. This program is free and open to all ages, but children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult.


Beads and Buttons Techniques Class

Sunday, October 25, 2 – 5 pm

Clay Squared to Infinity, 34 13th Avenue NE

Three hours of learning as many polymer clay techniques as we can — all of which you can use to make beads and buttons of all shapes and sizes. Some techniques you will learn are: Natasha beads, millefiore, bi-cone, mokume gane, faux marble and more! You will come away with a collection of fun beads and buttons to bake in your own oven. $60, supplies included. Sign up your friend for only $40 more. To register: https://shop.claysquared.com/bead-and-button-techniques-class-p543.aspx.



*****Input, Participation and Stewardship Opportunities*****

Pathways to Places Design Week

Public Workshop:

Monday, October 19, 6 – 8:30 pm

Mill City Museum. 704 Second Street South

Steering Committee/Open House Pin-Up:

Thursday, October 22, 6 – 8 pm

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Downtown Service Area Master Plan, in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis’ Downtown Public Realm Framework Plan, will set the vision for future park and recreation development in the Downtown area and establish a new, urban model for service delivery, maintenance, funding and operation of parks in downtown Minneapolis. Design Week will be an intensive creative session intended to generate alternative approaches to a design challenge. It is a way to immerse the design team with key stakeholders and the community in a real-time, iterative learning and creative process. The week is anchored by two public events to gather input and provide feedback for the design team. Please join us on Monday, October 19, and/or Thursday, October 22, to help shape Downtown Minneapolis’ parks. The Monday Public Workshop will include a preview of Design Week, a brief review of the community engagement process to-date and a review of the Vision and Goals from the Steering Committee and will explore unique park possibilities with interactive exercises. The Thursday Steering Committee/Open House Pin-Up will include a review of concepts, a brief, informal presentation of concepts and recommendations, a group question and answer session and an opportunity to provide feedback.


Peoples’ Choice Award – Mississippi Minute Film Contest

The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership has posted the submissions they received for the Mississippi Minute Film Festival, so you now can vote for your favorite in the Peoples’ Choice category. To see the submissions and enter your vote:http://www.minneapolisriverfront.org/riverfront-happenings/mississippi-minute-film-festival/.



*****Planning Ahead*****

The Cocoanuts

music and lyrics by Irving Berlin

book by George S. Kaufman

adapted by Mark Bedard

musical adaptation by Gregg Coffin

directed by David Ivers

November 14 — January 3

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, McGuire Proscenium Stage

A delightful musical with sun, sand and shtick. The service stinks but the gags are four-star in this Marx Brothers romp, a jazz-age musical with songs by Irving Berlin. Groucho owns a bum hotel in Florida and peddles dubious real estate to gullible Northerners seeking a place in the sun. He’s after a rich society dame, who’s after an eligible match for her daughter, who’s in love with the hotel’s head clerk. Trouble rolls in when the other Marx Brothers arrive and mama’s eligible match turns out to be anything but. This deliciously silly musical is perfect holiday entertainment. For information and tickets: http://www.guthrietheater.org/plays_events/plays/_cocoanuts.



*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****

Guthrie Theater Backstage Tours

Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South

This 45-minute backstage tour offers a look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Guthrie. Discover the stunning and expanded features of this state-of-the-art facility and learn how the Guthrie takes its plays from script to stage, including the many intriguing steps in between. On the tour, visit the Guthrie’s various production departments, including the shops where costumes, sets and props are expertly crafted by talented artisans. The cost is $12 per person; $7 for subscribers, students or seniors. To book a tour, call the Guthrie Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online athttp://www.guthrietheater.orghttp://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/calendar. Additional tours may be scheduled for groups of 20 or more based on availability. Groups may call the group sales office at 612-225-6240 for information and scheduling options. Advance reservations are required for groups of 20 or more.


Lock and Dam 1 (season extends until mid-November)

Daily, 10 am — 7 pm

5000 West River Parkway

Lock and Dam 1 (also referred to as Ford Dam), adjacent to Minnehaha Park, offers free, self-guided tours of the lock and dam. The facility features a public observation deck with scenic views of the Ford Dam, power plant and the river gorge. Free and open to the public. For more information: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/LocksDams/LockDam1.aspx.


Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul

St. Anthony Main Theatres, 115 Main Street SE

In addition to first-run movies, the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul exhibits the best of classic and contemporary cinema from around the world, including several topical festivals. To see what’s on the schedule, visit:http://www.mspfilmsociety.org.


Live Music and Movies at Crooked Pint Ale House

Crooked Pint Ale House, 501 Washington Avenue South

Crooked Pint Ale House is a nouveau urban pub with a local neighborhood feel that offers movies and live music. Live music every weekend features local, regional, and national performers and a range of music styles. Visithttp://www.crookedpint.com/music-film-and-events for schedule information. For more information:http://www.crookedpint.com or 612-877-6900.


Real Ghost Tours

Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm

St. Anthony Main, 125 Main Street SE

Visit the Other Side — beneath your feet is a world few ever see. What secrets do these 19th century limestone walls hold? What lies beneath today’s bustling Mill City?

Step into the past with Real Ghost Tours of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Join a real ghost hunter on an expedition into the city’s shadowlands, to meet the colorful characters of bygone days, where technology, theater and a bit of the supernatural bring lingering souls to life. Join us at 125 Main Street SE Minneapolis to touch, and be touched by, the past … if you dare. For more information: http://www.realghosttours.com.


Mill City Museum

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am — 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon — 5 pm

704 South Second Street

Built within the limestone ruins of the Washburn A Mill – the National Historic Landmark that was once the centerpiece of the world’s flour milling industry – the museum tells the story of a mighty river, a young city and how the production of flour fueled the growth of Minnesota. The museum’s 12,000 square foot exhibit space is packed with fun and intrigue for visitors of all ages. Follow your nose to the Baking Lab, splash around in the water lab and enjoy the rooftop view of the riverfront. The eight-story Flour Tower show tells the story of the mill through the voices of former workers and runs throughout each day. The newly restored West Engine House features Kevin Kling’s take on Minneapolis history in the movie “Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat” and shows every half hour. Fee: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students with ID, $6 youth ages 6 – 17, free for children under 5 and MHS members. Call 612-341-7555 or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.org for more information.


Music at Aster Café

125 Main Street SE

The Aster Café now has live music on many evenings (and weekend brunches) to complement its food and beverage offerings. For more information and a schedule: http://aster-cafe.com/ .



*****Informational Resources*****

Mississippi River Gorge Presentation

Thanks to David Tinjum at Mill City Times, you can enjoy David Smith’s recent presentation on the history of the Mississippi River Gorge in Minneapolis: http://millcitytimes.com/news/the-jewel-of-minneapolis-mississippi-river-gorge.html.


Telling River Stories Web Site

The “Telling River Stories” Web site can be found at http://www.riverstories.umn.edu. Telling River Stories is a collaborative project that populates the urban Mississippi River corridor with stories of how the city and the river have been jointly developed. The site highlights stories about the people and places that make up today’s urban river landscape. In addition to the Web site, future programs and on-site installations will be part of the overall project. The Telling River Stories program is part of the River Life: Mississippi and U project, a partnership of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Institute for Advanced Study, Water Resource Center, College of Design and Urban Studies Program. The River Life project connects University research, teaching and civic engagement programs with off-campus partners who are working to reinvigorate the urban Mississippi River. In the coming weeks, project team members will be adding materials to the site’s coverage of “river stories” in the Twin Cities, St. Louis and New Orleans. Check back often to view the progress.


River Talk

River Talk is a thoughtful, informed blog about issues that affect the Mississippi River that is provided by Patrick Nunnally of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment RiverLife program. To check it out:http://www.riverlife.umn.edu/rivertalk/.


Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District Calendar

The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District web site has a calendar feature that has lots of great info. To check it out, visit: http://www.minneapolisdid.com/page/show/391008-events.



*****Informational Updates*****

Congratulations, LifeSource!

The LifeSource project along the river in North Minneapolis was recently selected as one of three finalists in the Environmental Impact category of the Minnesota ReScape awards. For information: http://mnbrownfields.org/rescape-awards/recent-finalists/.



*****Riverfront News Articles*****

Hewing Hotel Development Financing




Brut Restaurant in North Loop



Colonial Warehouse for Sale




Pop-Up Pub a Fundraising Success



Primrose Park Closing



Symphony Hydro Proposal



Wilde Roast Café



Restored 1855 Map




Washington Avenue Bridge



Landslide Investigation



Riverfront Business Code42





RIP Riverfront Resident Chester






The Events at Guthrie