In about an hour (10:50 am, Friday, April 11) Novelist Jane Hamilton will be speaking at Carleton’s Convocation. The topic for this award-winning writer is “Slouching Toward Television: A Novelist’s Foray into the Realm of TV”. It’s in Skinner Memorial Chapel on the Carleton Campus.
Friday night is Art a la Carte at the Northfield High School (1400 Division Street South) featuring the talents of our community’s emerging artists, 6 to 9 pm. This annual event is always a favorite.
There’s plenty of theatrical offerings this weekend. The Pajama Game is at the Art Guild Theater (411 West Third Street), Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Lockwood’s Brightest Stars is at the Northfield Middle School Auditorium (2200 South Division Street) Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. Les Belles Soeurs is at Kelsey Theater (on the St. Olaf campus) at 7:30 pm.
There’s dance too. The Veselica Spring Concert in the Dittmann Center (on the St. Olaf Campus) is at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sunday. The President’s Ball is 9 pm at Skoglund Center (on the St. Olaf Campus) at 9 pm on Saturday featuring ballroom dancing with live lessons; it’s open to all.
As usual, there’s lots of music. Kim Bloom is at The HideAway (421 Division Street) 7 pm on Friday and Saturday. Gary Heil will be at the Contented Cow (302B Division Street) on Friday and Walking Avalon will be there on Saturday. Kevin Stanke will be at the Tavern Lounge (Riverside of the Archer House – 212 Division Street) on Friday and Bonnie and the Clydes will be there on Saturday.
Finally, there’s a Symposium Opening, “The Writer’s Job: James Baldwin Speaking Out”, at the Gould Library Athenaeum (on the Carleton College Campus), 3 to 5 pm on Sunday.