There were several events competing for the top spot on my “Weekend Update” and Dean Kjerland won. The Art of Mathematics in Wood – a special evening of mathematical puzzles, games, and art at ArtOnWater Gallery, this Friday evening. This Northfield event is part of the international Celebration of Mind in honor of Martin Gardner, the renowned mathematical expositor and longtime author of the Mathematical Games column for Scientific American.
Loren Larson, professor emeritus of mathematics at St. Olaf College, constructed many of these pieces while working with award-winning mathematics writer Barry Cipra. Come play with the puzzles and join Loren and Barry for an evening of entertaining mathematics. It’s free. Light refreshments will be served.
Friday, October 21st: The Art of Mathematics in Wood, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., ArtOnWater Gallery; Dance-First Glimpse, 4:00 p.m., Dittmann Center on the St. Olaf College campus; Occasional Jazz, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow: 6th Annual Northfield Harvest Stomp, 7:00 to 10:30 p.m., Northfield Armory; The Coronation of Poppea, 8:00 p.m., Urness Recital Hall on the St. Olaf College campus; Big Tuna, 8:00 to 11:30 p.m., Tavern Lounge; Chance Meeting, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 8:00 p.m., Weitz Center on the Carleton College campus; and Karaoke, 9:00 p.m., Rueb’N’Stein.
Saturday, October, 22nd: Peter Diggins and Friends, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Cries and Whispers, 7:00 p.m., Weitz Center for Creativity on the Carleton College campus; The Coronation of Poppea, 8:00 p.m., Urness Recital Hall on the St. Olaf College campus; Top Shelf, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Fred the Bear, 8:00 to 11:30 p.m., Tavern Lounge; D J Music, 9:00 p.m., Rueb’N’Stein.
Sunday, October 23rd: Wake-Robin, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Bittersweet; Arboretum Walking Tour, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Recreation Center on the Carleton College campus; Soprano Patricia Kent and Pianist Edward Truley, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Concert Hall on the Carleton College campus; Politics and a Pint, 6:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Songs of Harvest and Thanksgiving, 7:00 p.m., Emmaus Baptist Church; St. Olaf Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Skoglund Center on the St. Olaf College campus; Northern Roots Session, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., Contented Cow; and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.