I try to write up “what’s happening” downtown (and sometimes all around) Northfield every week. There’s always a lot going on in our little Art Town. However, I was truly impressed by how much was happening this particular weekend. So fight darkness, despair, apathy, lethargy, and/or the chilly temperatures, and come on down(town) and hang out with the friendly folks we call Northfielders.
Tonight, Thursday, December 11th, it’s ChARTdonnay Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., at ArtOnWater Gallery, 217 South Water Street, the Opening Reception for the Annual Members Show at the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery, 7 to 9 p.m., 304 Division Street, the Northfield Liquor Store’s Wine Club hosts an Open to the Public Wine Tasting, 7 to 9 p.m., The Grand Event Center, 316 Washington Street, Winner of 2007s “Midwest’s Next Big Comic” Josh Denny, 8 p.m., Upstairs Rueb, 503 Division Street, Karaoke, 9 p.m., Froggy Bottoms, 305 South Water Street, and Chris Herriges, Tavern Lounge, riverside of the The Archer House, 212 Division Street.
Friday, December 12th, it’s a Talk and Book signing by Al Quie, 1:30 p.m., Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf College, an Acoustic Show featuring Aaron Frederick, Riley McGillivray, Tim Hollinger, and Nathan Monklien, 7 p.m., The Key, 303 South Water Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, 7:30 p.m., Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street, Casablanca Orchestra, 8:30 p.m., The Grand Event Center, 315 Washington Street, Karaoke, 9 p.m., the Rueb-N-Stein, 503 Division Street, Draper Daniels, The Contented Cow, 302B Division Street, and Jeff Ray, Tavern Lounge, riverside of the Archer House, 212 Division Street.
Saturday, December 13th, it’s the 7th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, 8 a.m. registration/9 a.m. start, Northfield Armory, 519 South Division Street, the Closing Event of the Northfield High School Alumni Art Show, 2 to 5 p.m., Northfield High School, 1400 Division Street, Northfield Youth Choirs Concert: Gloria, 3 p.m., Skinner Chapel, Carleton College, It’s a Wonderful Life, 7:30 p.m., Arts Guild Theater, Bonnie and the Clydes, 8 to 11 p.m., The Contented Cow, 302B Division Street, The Fabulous Lovehandles, 8;30 p.m., The Grand Event Center, 316 Washington Street, DJ Music, 9 p.m., the Rueb-N-Stein, 503 Division Street, and Norwegian Cowboy, Tavern Lounge, riverside of the Archer House, 212 Division Street.
Sunday, December 14th, it’s a matinee of It’s a Wonderful Life, 2 p.m., Arts Guild Theater, 411 West Third Street, Politics and a Pint, 6 p.m., Northern Roots Session, 7:30 p.m., and Quiz Night, 8 p.m., all at the Contented Cow, 302B Division Street.
What the heck, let’s call it a four-day weekend…Monday, December 15th, it’s a Book-signing: Jeremey Greenberg, 7 p.m., sponsored by River City Books, at the Contented Cow, 302B Division Street, and Nordic Jam, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Ole Cafe, 1011 St. Olaf Avenue.