As usual, there’s a lot goin’ on in our Art Town. Once again, lovers of art and culture will have to make tough choices about where to spend their leisure time this weekend.
Of course, the hottest ticket in town is the Northfield Arts Guild’s “The Lady’s Not for Burning”. The buzz around this show in not just because of the performance of NDDC Board Member Rob Schanilec, although his work in this piece has been described to me as “amazing”, “brilliant” and “sexy”. Apparently, the themes explored hold great meaning for our times. It’s Friday and Saturday, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, 2 pm at the Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street.
There is also MedusaHead Cabaret, Ted King and the DaDa ChaCha at the Upstairs Rueb, 503 Division Street, from 7 to 11 pm. Satisfy your craving for Beat Poetry, Hipster Jazz and Bukowski-Jung Cabaret with this ArtOrg production. Kick-off your cabin fever with the Northfield Winter Stomp, 7 to 10:30 pm at the Northfield Armory. Contratopia provides the music and local enthusiasts can provide instant instruction. Finally, there’s Julia and Irina Elkina, internationally acclaimed duo-piano artists. The performance is at 7 pm in Urness Recital Hall on the St. Olaf campus.
Saturday is just as full. Start it off with the Imagination Celebration, 10:30 am to 3 pm, at the Northfield Arts Guild’s Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street, Northfield’s All-School Art Exhibit. There’s the closing reception for the exhibit “Art Touring 2008”, a show of regional artists at ArtOnWater Gallery, 217 South Water Street, from 3 to 9 pm. Finally, check out the Lost Bayou Ramblers, a Grammy-nominated Cajun/Zydeco band, 8 pm in Severance Great Hall on the Carleton Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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there’s also the Carleton Symphony Band Concert (Ronald Rodman, Director) at the Carleton College Concert Hall.
The Symphony Band will perform works of English composer Gustav Holst. Included on the program is the Second Suite for Military Band, two movements from Holst’s famous suite, The Planets, and his tour de force for band, Hammersmith.
It includes a Holst Celebration Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. on Hammersmith presented by Daniel Goldberg, ’08, a music major.
Dan Bergeson, NDDC Board Past President (and St. Olaf Alum), will be playing trumpet in the band.
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