Tonight (March 14) it begins with The Cup-o-Joe Show, four hours of music by emerging artists, including James Wilson, Timmy Heil, Joe Dobrow, John Baldwin, Joe Strachan and Dylan McKinstry, at The Key. Be sure to check out this impressive wealth of local musical talent. It’s a fund-raiser for the Skateboard Coalition.
Then there’s Cabin Fever Mini-Golf at the Northfield Public (Downtown Historic Carnegie) Library, with tee-offs at 6 and 8 pm. Here’s an opportunity to get rowdy in the library, so don’t miss your chance. It’s a benefit for the Library Teen Board.
At 6:30 pm, it’s the Northfield Arts Guild‘s annual Auction for the Arts at the Guild’s Theater. Esteemed auctioneer Ed Kuhlman will lead a veritable Roman orgy of Italian wines, Mediterranean foods, and warm climed song and dance…oh yeah, and fantastic art by local artists. Proceeds support the Arts Guild.
Finally, the Sizzling Eggheads will reprise their tribute to Jimi Hendrix, bringing the Cabooze experience to Northfield, 7 to 11 pm at the Upstairs Rueb, 503 Division Street South. Peter Diggins will be channeling Jimi through his masterful fingers.
Saturday starts off with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, with a parade down Division Street to the Grand Event Center, beginning at 1 pm, followed by fun and festivities from 2 to 3:30 pm. I’ve been assured that it’s also acceptable to celebrate St. Urho and St. Joseph.
Northfield born band Down Lo releases its sophomore album “In Our World” with an all ages 5 to 7 pm show and a 21 and older show from 9:30 pm to 1 am at the Upstairs Rueb. This group never disappoints.
Next it’s the Northfield Historical Society Annual Meeting and Membership Ball, 7 pm in the Great Hall of Carleton College. The evening features Minnesota’s jazz favorite Christine Rosholt. This event is guaranteed to put a touch of class into your weekend.
The sixth annual Forcefield Cabaret is at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater at 7 pm. Find yourself surprised and/or impressed by the local talent that takes the stage for an evening of outrageous good times.
Finally, if you haven’t gotten enough of celebrating saints already today, there’s the St. Urho’s Day Fest from 7 to 11 pm at the Eagles Club. There will be dance instruction from 7 to 8 pm followed by music and dancing with Multe and Finn Hall. Check out the great dance floor at the Eagles Club, 304 Water Street.
Bet you’re hungry by now. Fortunately there’s the Skatepark Coalition’s “All You Can Eat” Omelet Breakfast, Sunday, March 16, 8 am to 12:30 pm at the Eagles Club. Folks are still licking their lips and rubbing their bellies remembering the last time they attended this event.
Consider yourself refueled for the spring concert of the St. Olaf Orchestra, 3:30 pm at Boe Memorial Chapel and a Guest Recital by Soprano Kelly Kaduce, 7 pm in Urness Recital Hall.