This afternoon (it’s finally Friday), the weekend begins with the Lampe Law Group celebrating 130 years of continuous legal service in Northfield. The firm is hosting an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m., at 105 East Fifth Street, with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The attorneys will be joined by the artists from the studios just upstairs from the law offices. Rikki Kolbl Nelson, Karen Oiseth, Kirsten Johnson, Wendy Nordquist and Guildcraft Carpets are all open to the public.
Friday, October 31st, it’s Open Mic, read your own work or that of others, 7:00 p.m. at Tiny’s Dogs-All-Day Cafe, 321 Division Street, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a cult classic musical with a ’70s sexy flair, 7:30 p.m. and special midnight performance for Halloween, at the Northfield Art Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street, Symphony Band Concert, conducted by Bruce Gleason, 8:00 p.m., at the Concert Hall on Carleton College’s campus, as well as the continuing exhibitions, ” A Favorite Cup“, functional art by regional artists, at the ArtOnWater Gallery, 217 South Water Street, “Pulled from the Earth“, Minnesota women ceramic artists, at the Northfield Art Guild’s Gallery, 304 Division Street, and “World Ceramics: Transforming Women’s Traditions” at Art Gallery on Carleton College’s campus.
Saturday, November 1st, it’s Diwali, Festival of Light with food and performance, 7:00 p.m., at The Pause, on St. Olaf College’s campus, The Living, a play by Anthony Clarvoe directed by David Wiles, at the Arena Theater on Carleton College’s campus, The Cave and KRLX present Local Fest, five bands from the Twin Cities playing at The Cave, 8:00 p.m., on Carleton College’s campus, D. J. Music, 9 p.m., at the Rueb-N-Stein, 503 Division Street, the Spruce Top Review, eclectic urban folk music, at The Contented Cow, 302B Division Street, Ian Alexy, a finger-picking songwriter, at The Tavern Lounge, riverside of the Archer House, 212 Division Street, and Feedback Frenzy, 10:00 p.m. at Sweet Lou’s, 303 Division Street.
Sunday, November 2nd, it’s the Choral Day Concert, with the St. Olaf Choir, the St. Olaf Cantorei, and St. Olaf Chapel Choir along with visiting choirs, 4 p.m. in Skoglund Center on St. Olaf College’s campus and Quiz Night (4 p.m.), Politics and a Pint (6 p.m.) and Northern Roots Session (7:30 p.m.) all at The Cow.