***Events and Activities*****
Only a Dim Image Dessert Theatre presents:
The Philadelphia Story
November 13 – 22
Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South
Only A Dim Image Dessert Theatre continues its second season with a revival of the classic romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story. Directed and produced by Calyssa Hall, this witty and elegant show will be performing November 13 — 22. Tickets will be available for $23 for adults, $18 for students or groups of 15 or more, and includes a specially created dessert! Tracy Lord, the beautiful, haughty socialite, and former wife of Dexter Haven, is on the brink of re-marrying. When Dexter and a handsome tabloid reporter enter the scene, combined with a bit too much champagne, Tracy suddenly finds her cold, unforgiving exterior crumbling beneath the words and wits of the three men after her confused heart. The classic Phillip Barry play was the basis for the 1940 American romantic comedy film of the same name and made a star of Katharine Hepburn. For more information and tickets:http://southerntheater.org/home/2014-performances/the-philadelphia-story/.
Pop-Up Reception: Poetry and Painting
Friday, November 14, 4 – 6 pm
Gallery One Eleven, 800 Washington Avenue North, Suite 111
Julie Landis, Poetry-in-Residence, is showing her poetry with paintings by Ron Ridgeway. The Art Leadership Program is introducing collaborative work by poets, writers and artists – with an open invitation for you to be considered for participation in a Gallery One TractorWorks poetry and painting exhibit in April 2015.
Minneapolis 2014 Craft’za
Saturday, November 15, 10 am – 4 pm
Grain Belt Bottling House Atrium, 79 13th Avenue NE
Craft’za is a one-day art market for handmade goods. It’s a spin-off from the popular St. Paul Craftstravaganza, an annual event which will be celebrating its 10th year in 2015. This year’s Craft’za is being held for second time at the Grain Belt Atrium, which is a heated and fully indoor space in NE Minneapolis. In addition to the art and workshops inside, food trucks will be parked outside during the event. Admission is free, and plenty of free public parking is located nearby. The Craft’za is hosted by Scuttlebug, LLC. For more information:http://www.craftstravaganza.com/mpls/2014/.
NE Holiday Boutique Crawl
Saturday, November 15, 10 am – 6 pm
Residents and guests to NE, kick-start your holiday season in the Northeast Minneapolis Riverfront District with a holiday boutique crawl. Visit participating boutiques for a chance to win a $250 gift card to a Northeast business of your choice. Visit all of them for the best chance of winning. Shoppers this year can enjoy the following: Parc Boutique will be offering a 20% in-store discount along with some snacks and refreshments, and Primrose Park will be offering a 20% in-store discount along with complimentary make-up touch-ups (courtesy of War Paint International), SBG Designs Trunk Show and Glam Doll Donuts & Bellini’s in the morning; wine and sweet treats in the afternoon! For more information, including a list of the participating stores: http://www.northeastminneapolis.com/holiday/.
Sample of Performances at MacPhail Center for Music
501 Second Street South
The Bakken Trio – Movement(s)uite
Sunday, November 16, 4 pm
The Bakken Trio invites you to take a leap with them this season as they dare to meet John Adams’ challenge to commission dance for his electrified string quartet John’s Book of Alleged Dances. To fulfill his dream and to launch the project, they welcome the collaboration of Carl Flink and his Black Label Movement, a company which defies traditional parameters of dance to express the human condition using the full gamut of movement in time. For more information and tickets: http://www.bakkentrio.org/.
Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
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.
Annual Book Arts Festival and Holiday Sale
Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 5 pm
The Shop at MCBA and throughout Open Book
2014 marks the thirteenth big year of this exciting annual event, offering the most unique holiday shopping in town! This year MCBA is broadening the event to include artists working in other media. This year’s theme, Love Local, celebrates the rich craft traditions of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The festival and sale also is expanding to the second floor of Open Book to allow organizers to engage even more artists to bring you even more great goods. The Book Arts Festival at MCBA celebrates the art of the book in Minnesota and beyond; each year organizers feature dozens of local and regional artists displaying and selling handmade books, journals, paper, prints and gifts. Browse hundreds of unique items and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — heck, even pick up a little something for yourself. You’ve been good. The festivities also include free hands-on art-making activities for all ages, wintry refreshments and more. The Festival is always free and open to the public! For more information: http://www.mnbookarts.org/bookartsfest/.
Family Class: Marbled Paper, Holiday Ornaments and Gift Tags
Saturday, November 29, 10:30 am — 1:30 pm
Learn the ancient art of Turkish Ebru marbling to embellish paper with beautiful designs and colorful patterns. Create multiple sheets, and then make a set of gift tags and star-shaped holiday ornaments. For families with children Grade 1 and up. Adult/child pair: $40 ($36 members) + $10 supply fee. Additional participant (adult or child): $20 ($18 members) + $5 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=275.
Family Class: Printed Holiday Note Cards
Saturday, November 29, 12:30 – 4 pm
Jump into the holiday spirit by making your own cards. Each adult/child pair will learn to use the platen and Vandercook presses while creating note cards with a festive image and letterpress greeting. Students will design their own holiday images and choose text from a variety of messages. Each pair will print 40 cards, and envelopes will be provided. A perennial favorite! (If this section sells out, a second section may be added on December 13.) For families with children Grade 1 and up. Adult/child pair: $50 ($45 members) + $10 supply fee. Additional participant (adult or child): $25 ($22.50 members) + $5 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=276.
Upcoming Regis Center for Art Activities
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, 405 21st Avenue South
Voice to Vision Screening
Wednesday, November 25, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
The World premiere of Voice to Vision 5: Caught Between a Crocodile and a Tiger, Cambodia 1974 -1979documents Bunkhean and Bounna Chhun’s experience through the process of making art.
Turkey Day 5K Walk/Run
Thursday, November 27, 8 am (Kids Carnival 7 – 10 am)
Begins and ends at Target Center, but includes West River Parkway and Second Street
Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day Run Minneapolis! Since 1989, the Turkey Day Run has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for a morning of fun. Plus, while you’re out celebrating fun and fitness on this tremendous Turkey Day, you and your little ones can enjoy a morning filled with a variety of activities. Come early or stay late to experience some of the following: coffee, cider and hot cocoa; a kid’s carnival; turkey bowling; a free photo booth presented by REI and an REI sweepstakes. New in 2014 — The Largest Colony Contest! While registering for the race, be sure to write the “family name” you’ll be affiliated with to participate in the contest. The family with the most registrants will win a $50 gift card to Cowboy Jacks. To help accommodate all of the runners, organizers also have added wave start times this year based on pace. For more information and to register: http://www.turkeyday-5k.com/page/show/370479-minneapolis.
Opening the season on Friday, November 28
The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South
It’s fun, it’s romantic, and it’s warm in the winter. Named one of the top ten best places in the United States to ice skate by the USA Today and MSNBC, The Depot Rink is a historic downtown Minneapolis train shed that now houses a modern-day, indoor rink with floor-to-ceiling glass walls showcasing views of the downtown city skyline. Take a moment out of your busy winter schedule for the perfect place for birthday parties, family outings and reunions, school field trips, holiday parties, romantic dates, team building and employee appreciation parties. The rink offers public skating or private rink rental, a full catering menu and group party packages. For information about skating and rental rates and rink hours, visit http://www.thedepotminneapolis.com/icerink or call 612-339-2253.
Friday, November 28, 7 pm on
Keegan’s Irish Pub, 16 University Avenue NE
Keegan’s will once again offer a free drink to anyone with a mustache, plus $5 Guinness all night.
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: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=430. For programs that require reservations, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line: http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org.
Saturday, November 29, 10 – 11:30 am
Discover the fastest animal on earth: the peregrine falcon. Learn their history, population decline and recovery. Discuss federal laws protecting all native birds in North America. Cost is $5, and reservations are required; reference activity number #416917-05. This program is for ages 16+.
Free Family Fun Day: Dream Catchers
Sunday, November 30, 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.
*****Input, Participation and Stewardship Opportunities*****
Mississippi East Bank Trail Public Hearing
Wednesday, November 19, 6:30 pm
MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road North, Board Room
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will hold a public hearing to gather input in preparation for concept approval. For information: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=1505.
*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****
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.
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 visit http://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/ .
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 at http://www.guthrietheater.org. http://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.
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 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.
Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area
The Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) website (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/rules/mrcca/index.html) has been updated with a summary of comments DNR received on the working draft rules. During the informal comment period that began last June, the DNR received about 560 comments from local governments, residents and businesses, and a variety of agencies and organizations. The DNR is now in the process of analyzing the issues raised and is preparing final revisions to the draft rules before moving into the formal rule adoption phase. The MRCCA Project Team expects to start the final phase in early 2015 with a Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules with a Public Hearing.
*****Riverfront News Articles*****
Upper Harbor Terminal Redevelopment
Mississippi East Bank Trails
Northeast Riverfront Purchase
Chrome Store in North Loop
Latitude 45 Apartments
Haus Salon in North Loop
Arab Film Festival (note: this has already occurred)
Federal Office Building at 100
Water Works Park
Riverfront Park Land Acquisition
Riverfront Plant Cenveo Closing
Spoon and Stable