Minneapolis RiverCurrent – October 14, 2015

Note to readers: The RiverCurrent will take a short hiatus next week, so this week’s issue covers two weeks of activities. The regular weekly schedule will return the week of October 26.

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

Kickstarter Festival

Thursday, October 15, 7 – 11:30 pm

St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street SE

In a single night, in 32 movie theaters across the country, Kickstarter will be showcasing the best of its user-backed films, documentaries and shorts. The one night of crowdsourced entertainment will include two feature-length projects, “What We Do in the Shadows” from the creators of the HBO series “Flight of the Conchords” at 7 pm and “T-Rex,” a documentary on the life of Claressa “T-Rex” Shields who was the first American woman to win gold in boxing at the 2012 Olympics. A few shorts that made their way to the Sundance Film Festival and others also made it into this cream-of-the-crop film fest. Free. For information: http://www.kickstarter.com/filmfest.

Mill City Farmers Market – Disco at the Market!

Saturday, October 17, 9 am – 1 pm (note later start time for October)

Chicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River Parkway

Come down to the Market this Saturday and warm up with a *silent* disco with 89.3 The Current. There are just three weekly markets left this season – Make sure to stock up on storage crops to tide you over until the winter markets, which begin onNovember 14! This week’s 10 am Cooking Demo will feature Market Chef Heather Hartman  preparing a delicious fall recipe —Celery Root-Apple-Wild Rice Chowder to keep you cozy on these chilly days. 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 back local accordionist Daddy Squeeze. Stop by and visit The Current where we’ll be getting our groove on in the silent disco. A silent disco you ask? A silent disco is a party in your head just for you because no one outside of those wearing headphones can hear the music. Put 30 people in the same area with headphones on and you have yourself a silent disco! The Abiitan team invites you to stop by their sponsor booth this weekend to learn more about their new community hosting 103 apartment homes and 48 memory care apartment homes. Abiitan will boast the best and brightest including a restaurant, bar and café, unique community fitness center and more. 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 Woodsport, Larissa Loden, Fresh Mud 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/.

Bike Prom

Saturday, October 17, 6:30 pm

Boom Island Park, 800 Sibley Avenue NE

A lot of people didn’t enjoy their high school prom, but you’ve been given a second chance. BIKEFUN!, a local group of bikers who also enjoy throwing cycling-related events, is throwing its own biking-focused prom. Attendees should dress in their fanciest garb — or whatever suits your fancy — with the theme of “over the rainbow.” Bike Prom will begin at Boom Island Park and continue with a casual bike ride to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, with plenty of chances for slow dance breaks on the way. Free.

50th Anniversary Screening of My Fair Lady

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 and 21, 7 pm

St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street SE

The Film Society presents the 50th anniversary restoration of the Aubrey Hepburn classic by director George Cukor now more “loverly” than ever! The special screenings will include a bonus featurette called The Fairest Fair Lady, a 10 minute theatrical trailer produced by Warner Bros. for the film’s original release. My Fair Lady screens as part of the Film Society’s Anniversary Film Classics program, which also includes the Oklahoma! 60th anniversary and the Fantasia 75th anniversary. For information: http://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=157483~163a5c15-c3ae-4635-ba12-bbe995cbeb29&.

Finance & Commerce Top Project Recognition Event

Wednesday October 21, 4:30 – 6 pm Heavy hors d’oeuvres and social hour; 6 – 7 pm awards presentation

Muse Event Center, 107 Third Avenue North

Finance & Commerce is pleased to recognize Minnesota’s top construction projects with its eighth annual Top Projects Series. The projects selected, whether a new construction, significant addition or remodeling effort, stand out among all nominations received. On October 21, Finance & Commerce will be celebrating all selected projects at a special awards presentation at Muse Event Center in downtown Minneapolis. The event will also be coupled with a professionally designed magazine showcasing this year’s honorees. For information and to register: http://finance-commerce.com/2009/08/top-projects/.

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.

Thursday Musical’s Morning Artist Series

Thursday, October 22, 9:30 am reception and 10:30 am concert

Antonello Hall

The Thursday Morning Artist Series has been presented since 1892 at 10:30 am on Thursdays. It is the organization’s longest-running recital and chamber music series with a legacy of featuring some of the most talented classical musicians in Minnesota. Free coffee and donuts are provided in the lobby starting at 10 am served by members of Thursday Musical. This concert will feature: Christina Waldron (piano – Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2015), The WolfGang Stanley King (classical oboe), Mary Sorlie (classical violin), Jennifer Kalika (classical viola) and Laura Handler (classical cello), Jeana Ogren (piano) and Colleen Meier (soprano).

Thursday Musical’s Morning Artist Series: Living Concert Notes with Moderator Steve Staruch, MPR

Thursday, November 5, 9:30 am reception and 10:30 am concert

Antonello Hall

The Thursday Morning Artist Series has been presented since 1892 at 10:30 am on Thursdays. It is the organization’s longest-running recital and chamber music series with a legacy of featuring some of the most talented classical musicians in Minnesota. Free coffee and donuts are provided in the lobby starting at 10 am served by members of Thursday Musical. This concert will feature: Anastasiya Nyzkodub (clarinet – Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2015), Mark Bussey (guitar), Coca Bochonko (viola) and Susan Hellerud (piano).

MacPhail’s Free Family Music Series Presents: The Beat Goes On, the Minnesota Percussion Trio

Saturday, November 7, 10 am or 11 am (art and instrument explore area at 10, 10:45, 11 and 11:45 am)

Come get to know the typical instruments and music of the percussion family with the Minnesota Percussion Trio! The Trio returns to MacPhail’s Free Family Music Series with their original program, “The Beat Goes On.” Learn about the Drum Set, Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone and Small Handheld percussion instruments with such familiar tunes as “The Entertainer Rag,” “Take the A Train” and “Sabre Dance.” You’ll also hear original compositions and arrangements by the Trio, and get in on the action in their interactive version of “La Bamba.” MacPhail’s Free Music Family Series is for music-loving families and those who want to explore music for the first time. The centerpiece of this series is a live concert. Before and after each concert, the musicians will give free sample lessons to kids and adults on the instruments featured in the concert. MacPhail Early Childhood Music staff also will be on site to engage families in a music-themed art project. Light refreshments will follow the concert. No tickets required. Free and open to the public.

Book Lovers Ball

Friday, October 23, 6 pm

Mill City Museum, 704 Second Street South

Local book lovers will have a chance to meet locally published authors at Milkweed Editions’ Book Lovers Ball. The local publisher is hosting authors such as Michael Bazzet (“You Must Remember This”), Beth Dooley (“Winter’s Kitchen,” forthcoming), Parneshia Jones (“Vessel”), Patricia Kirkpatrick (“Odessa”) and many more. Local literary types can also bid on unique auction items, take photos with authors and dine elbow-to-elbow with other book lovers. Cost: $175, other options available. For information: http://www.milkweed.org.

Mill City Farmers Market – Gut Health Day

Saturday, October 24, 9 am – 1 pm (note later start time for October)

Chicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River Parkway

This week’s 10 am Cooking Demo will feature Market Chef Heather Hartman. 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 enthusiastically welcomes back The Eddies. 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/.

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.

Italic Calligraphy

with Kris MacDonald

Sundays: October 25, November 1, 8; 1 – 4 pm

The versatile italic hand, developed in Italy in the 1400–1600s, can be written large and is still legible when written small. It can sport an attitude from formal to informal, and modern eyes find it easy to read. Using a broad-edged dip pen and walnut ink, begin to learn the minuscule (lower case) letters. $145 ($130 members) + $25 supply fee. Great for beginners. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=787.

Origami: Day of the Dead Skull

with Kathleen Sheridan

Thursday, October 29, 6 – 9 pm

Learn to fold an origami skull and embellishments to create a three-dimensional Day of the Dead portrait! $55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee. Great for beginners. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=789.

Halloween Frankenstein Pop-Out Books!

Saturday, October 31, 1 – 3 pm

Celebrate Halloween at MCBA by making Frankenstein Pop-Out Books! Fold and cut your own creation. This inventive book leaves you plenty of space for your own electrifying tale. Get ready for a Monster of a good time! Adult/child pair: $32 ($29 members) + $6 supply fee; additional participant (adult or child): $16 ($14.50 members) + $3 supply fee. For families with children grades K and up. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=741.

Preschool Holiday Session: Paste Paper Gift Wrap

Thursday, November 5, 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. For information and to register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=709.

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V

On exhibit: November 6 – February 19

Opening reception: Friday, November 6; 6 – 9 pm

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. There are many reasons to explore book arts as a new artistic medium. As a highly malleable and versatile form of expression, book arts extend the possibilities of other art forms. You can create a conceptual space. Experiment with sequence and visual or verbal narrative. Use book art forms to extend, explore, document or reexamine work produced in other artistic disciplines. This exhibition represents the culmination of a year-long mentorship and study of new artistic disciplines and one-on-one work with master artist mentors. Artist mentors for Series V were: papermaker Mary Hark; letterpress printer and book artist Monica Edwards Larson; and printmaker and book artist Wilber H. “Chip” Schilling. Featured artists: graphic designer Brandon Alvarado, photographer and printmaker Claudia Danielson, filmmaker and photographer Sam Hoolihan, puppetry artist Olli Johnson, printmaker Amira F. Pualwan and Origami artist and painter Ioana Stoian. For more information, visit our Mentorship page.

Vade Mecum: The Constant Companion

with Jana Pullman

Saturday, November 7, 10 am – 5 pm

A vade mecum, or take-me-along, is a book meant to be carried by the owner. Originating in the middle ages, it has come to mean any manual or handbook of instruction that provides vital information to the person who carries it. In this workshop, we will each make a vade mecum in the style of a stab-bound girdle book with pages that unfold to show the full page size. This structure works well with images or large amounts of text and has many possibilities for artists working with the book form. $110 ($100 members) + $20 supply fee. Great for beginners. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=792.

Minneapolis Riverfront Summit and Mississippi Minute Film Festival

Monday, October 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Mill City Museum, 704 Second Street South

Please join the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership and riverfront supporters for a fun and inspiring evening when they screen the winners of the Mississippi Minute Film Festival! These 60-second videos of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will amuse and inform. John Anfinson, Superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, will preview the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. To register: http://www.minneapolisriverfront.org/riverfront-happenings/minneapolis-riverfront-summit/.

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.

Rising Voices/Hotȟaŋiŋpi Film Screening

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 — 8:30 pm

View an advanced screening of Rising Voices/Hotȟaŋiŋpi, a new documentary that tells the story of members of the Lakota community and outside linguists who are working together to save the Lakota language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota, and American, culture. Told through the voices of a wide range of Lakota people who share their feelings about their language and the myriad challenges facing their community, the film also incorporates four short films created by Lakota filmmakers and artists. Each short film gives a perspective on how finding one’s authentic “language” connects a person to a deeper sense of culture. Rising Voices offers a snapshot into a day-to-day struggle of one of the biggest Native American nations and illuminates the problem of ancestral language loss. The screening will include remarks by local leaders in language preservation, including Dakota language instructor Šišóka Dúta (Joe Bendickson). Beginning at 6:30 pm, enjoy music by Kevin Locke, a master hoop dancer and preeminent player of the indigenous North American flute, who composed, arranged and performed much of the music in Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi. Kevin also served as musical adviser to the film production team. The screening will begin at 7 pm. The film is presented by Florentine Fills/Hott Productions in association with the The Language Conservancy. The Language Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that works with Native American tribes to preserve their ancestral languages by providing educational materials, teacher trainings, dictionaries and other materials that assist in language revitalization. This project is funded by Vision Maker Media with major funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Administration for Native Americans, the Dakota Indian Foundation, the South Dakota Humanities Council and the North Dakota Humanities Council. Rising Voices is presented and distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT) and will premiere on public television stations nationwide beginning November 1, 2015.

Washburn A Mill Tour

Saturday, November 7, 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.

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, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line: https://threeriversparks.org.

My Preschooler and Me: Puppet Escapades – Fall at Kroening: River Puppets Go Trick-or-Treating

Friday, October 30, 10 – 11 am

Watch the animal puppets put on a show! After, enjoy a short hike, craft or other themed activity. Children must attend with an adult. Reservations required. Ages: 2-6; both adult and child pay. 20% discount for groups of four or more. $4. For tickets and to register: https://threeriversparks.org/events/M/my-preschooler—me–puppet-escapades—fall-at-kroening–.aspx.

November 20: River Puppets and the Turkey’s Tail (Tale)

Free Family Fun Day: Skulls

Sunday, November 1, 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.


Saturday, November 7, 9 — 10 am

Start your morning on a guided hike along the Mississippi! This program is free and open to all ages. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Prairie Tea Tasting

Saturday, November 7, 1 – 3 pm

Sip a hot drink as the weather cools down. Walk to a restored prairie, and peek into its “medicine cabinet.” Sample brewed batches and create a tea sachet to take home. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Reservations required by November 5. $5. 20% discount for groups of four or more. Restricted to participants age 12 and older. For information and to register: https://threeriversparks.org/events/P/prairie-tea-tasting–.aspx.

Free Family Fun Day: Old-Fashioned Games

Sunday, November 8, 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.


Trick or Treating at Washington Ave Lofts

Saturday, October 31, 4:30 – 6 pm

801 Washington Avenue North (entrance is on Eighth Avenue)

Washington Avenue Lofts is hosting their immensely successful annual indoor trick-or-treating event for all downtown families. Doors open at 4:30 to socialize and admire costumes. Trick or treating from 5 — 6 pm.

NT Live: Hamlet

November 1, 2, 12 and 28

St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street SE

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. For information and tickets: http://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/list.aspx?epguid=152a8d78-2b22-4396-94be-586557214003&page=5&.

Oklahoma! 60th Anniversary Screening

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 3 and 4, 7 pm

St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street SE

For wide screen film release for the first time in 60 years! This 60th Anniversary cinema event is more than just OK – it’s an outstanding opportunity to revisit Oklahoma! on the only screen big enough to capture the fun, music and romance. Immerse yourself in this fully re-mastered presentation set against the backdrop of Oklahoma territory in the early 1900s. For information and tickets: http://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=163362~163a5c15-c3ae-4635-ba12-bbe995cbeb29&epguid=152a8d78-2b22-4396-94be-586557214003&.

Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Road


Chalk Talk | Workshop with Wing Young Huie

Friday, November 6, 1 pm

How do you define identity? How do you think other people see you? Attend this workshop with Minneapolis based artist and internationally renowned photographer Wing Young Huie to examine your preconceptions about cultural differences. Workshop participants will engage in conversations about the changing cultural landscape of our campus and community, explore biases, produce photographs and gain insight to achieving their personal and professional goals. Free and open to the public. Register now>> Presented by WAM Collective, UMN Black Student Union and UMN Office for Equity and Diversity.

Activities at the Soap Factory

Soap Factory, 514 Second Street SE

superusted: A Talking Image Connection Event

Friday, November 6, 7 pm

Talking Image Connection brings together writers, performers, contemporary art and new audiences in art galleries around the Twin Cities. We also would like to introduce the newest director of TIC, Lucas Pingel! Poetry by Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, William D. Waltz and Patrick Werle, short stories by fiction writer Claire DeBerg and non-fiction creative writer Jordan K. Thomas, plus a performance by Venus de Mars. Curated by Lucas Pingel in response to superusted, The Soap Factory’s 4th Midwest biennial curated by Cheryl Wilgren Clyne.

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.

At It Again with Stuart Pimsler from Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater

Friday, November 6, 7 pm

Performance Hall

Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater (SPDT) is an internationally-recognized performance company that has continued to attract critical acclaim for its “theater of the heart and mind.” For more than thirty-six years, SPDT has created work often inspired by literary sources from the classical to the contemporary. Minneapolis-based choreographer, writer and director Stuart Pimsler will offer a preview of his newest solo work “At it Again.” Directed by Suzanne Costello, “At it Again” is a homage to American author Philip Roth whom Pimsler has admired throughout his career. Pimsler is completing a fan letter to Roth and, through this theatrical device, has a conversation with the renowned author. In trying to understand his attraction, Pimsler uncovers certain personal connections to Roth while commenting on the author’s own controversial history. This performance will be followed by a discussion with Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello about how the literary arts have had a lifelong influence on their work. A $5-$10 suggested admission fee is associated with this event. For information: https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1E16000008hVeAEAU.

Talking Volumes: John Irving

Friday, November 6, 7 pm

Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2148 Fourth Street South (note that location is not Open Book)

Talking Volumes, Minnesota’s nationally acclaimed regional book club, spotlights current books and their authors in Star Tribune articles, author appearances and Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts. Talking Volumes is a partnership of the Star Tribune and MPR in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center. John Irving is a National Book Award winner, an o. Henry award winner, an Oscar winner, an inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His new book is Avenue of Mysteries. For information and tickets: https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1E16000008WETEEA4.

Story of the Book: Shannon Gibney

Saturday, November 7, 7 pm

Performance Hall

Young adult author Shannon Gibney celebrates the release of her young adult novel See No Color as part of the Loft Literary Center’s Reading Series: Story of the Book. Gibney will share the story of how her book came to be during a conversation with Lisa Marie Brimmer and will read excerpts from the novel. See No Color explores themes of identity and belonging in the context of transracial adoption. Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator and activist in Minneapolis. See No Color will be released by Carolrhoda Lab in November 2015. Her writing has appeared in a variety of venues, including The Crisis, Gawker and Inside Higher Education. Gibney is a professor of English at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), where she teaches critical and creative writing, journalism and African diasporic topics. Lisa Marie Brimmer is a writer and performance artist. She is a two-time Givens Foundation for African American Literature fellow and has received a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowship. She is a contributing writer for Gazillion Voices Magazine, a member of Savage Umbrella Theater Company and board member of Patrick’s Cabaret. Her work has been published in Ishmael Reed’sKonch Magazine and her improvisational music collective, High Society, has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio and KFAI. There is a suggested admission fee of $5–10 for this event. For information: https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1E160000081fjoEAA.

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

The Moving Company presents:

Liberty Falls, WI 54321

November 27 — December 20

The Lab Theater, 700 First Street North

Liberty Rose Johnson is turning 105! Oh my heavens. So, of course, the civil residents of Liberty Falls, right off Highway 47, and just up Constitution Creek, are planning a big old celebration — songs and speeches, a cavalcade of distinguished dignitaries, and cake! But, gosh darn-it — things don’t go quite as planned. For information and tickets:http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!the-moving-company/cs5x.

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

Music at Red Stag Supper Club

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 pm; Sundays at 9 pm

Red Stag Supper Club, 509 First Avenue NE

The Red Stag Supperclub offers live music three nights a week. For more information on their various special food and libation offerings and a music schedule, visit http://www.redstagsupperclub.com.

Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpacks

Check out a free, fun Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpack at Fort Snelling State Park (612-725-2724). The backpacks include everything needed to explore the park and the Mississippi River including activity cards, binoculars, magnifying lenses, bird calls, easy-to-use nature guides and more! Discovery Backpacks are great for families, friends and individuals. Scouts and other groups can check out the special “Group Pack” which includes additional activities and supplies to help groups of 10-20 people have fun and learn while exploring along the Mississippi River. The Discovery Backpacks were made possible through a grant from the McKnight Foundation and the Mississippi River Fund. The packs were developed by the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area of the National Park Service. Visit. Visit http://www.nps.gov/miss/index.htm to learn to learn more about the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Guthrie Theater Self-Guided Audio Tours

The Guthrie has invited six local celebrities to its recording studio to lend their voices to a revamped and freshly written version of its self-guided audio tour. Available for free download on iTunes or with a $5 iPod rental at the Guthrie Box Office, the tour offers visitors the choice of one of six voices to accompany them on the 45-minute tour through the public spaces of the building: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, WCCO-TV news anchor Angela Davis, performer and writer Kevin Kling, former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Cities 97 radio personality Brian “B.T.” Turner and actor Sally Wingert. More info athttp://www.guthrietheater.org/visit/tours/selfguided_audio_tours.

Guthrie Theater Virtual Tour

The Guthrie Theater now offers an online virtual tour, offering a new way to explore the acclaimed Minneapolis cultural destination designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Opened in 2006 along the banks of the Mississippi River, the 285,000-square-foot theater center is open to the public daily at 8 a.m., and has served as an anchor in the rebirth of Minneapolis’ historic Mill District, while attracting visitors from around the globe. Created by Minnesota-based Circa Vista, the new interactive journey lets visitors explore five floors of public spaces, offering a great preview of the sweeping panoramic views enjoyed from the Guthrie’s signature Endless Bridge, as well as a look inside each of the three performance spaces. To take the virtual tour, visit http://www.guthrietheater.org/virtualtour.

Comedy Corner

Comedy Corner Underground, 1501 Washington Avenue South

The Comedy Corner Underground offers comedy shows three or four nights a week and has a Friday night open mic event. For information and a schedule: http://www.comedycornerunderground.com.

Mpls Photo Center

Mpls Photo Center, 2400 North Second Street

The Mpls Photo Center offers a wide variety of classes for everyone from beginner to pro, as well as photography exhibits and events and talks. For information on classes and other events: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/

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

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

The stretch of riverfront through the Twin Cities is a unit of the National Park Service – the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. To learn more about the Mississippi River’s National Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/miss

Great River Road Explorer’s Guide

Most of the Great River Road Explorer’s Guide for Minnesota is now available on-line and can be downloaded in PDF format – just go to http://www.mnmississippiriver.com/mnmississippiriver.comguide.cfm.

River-Friendly Landscaping Tips and Resources

As rain barrels, composting, native plants, raingardens and other eco-friendly landscaping practices have grown in popularity, so have the number of websites offering information on them. In fact, there are now so many online resources it can be difficult to wade through them all to find what you need, when you need it. This is where the Friends of the Mississippi River’s web page comes in. This resource offers selective listings of the most-requested local and practical resources, in as brief a fashion as possible. Visit http://www.fmr.org/landscapefortheriver.

iver Voices

The latest quarterly issue of the nonprofit River Network’s publication, River Voices, may be accessed here:http://www.rivernetwork.org/sites/default/files/RiverVoices_Oct2015_Diversity&Inclusiveness.pdf.

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

Upper River Redevelopment


More Oil Trains through Riverfront


Retrofit of University’s Old Main Heating Plant


Latitude 45 Development


Ten Thousand Things’ Henry IV, Part I at Open Book


Water Works Fundraising


LoMa Redevelopment Proposal at Lowry and Marshall



Henry IV, Part I at Open Book



Minnesota Dance Theatre at Lab Theater



Northern Metals



Jackson Building Rehab



Alatus Redevelopment Proposal



Renovated Pillsbury A Mill Sign



Mississippi Watershed Assessment