5:00-9:00pm William Kentridge: Universal Archive
Weitz Center for Creativity @Carleton College, 320 3rd St. East
South African artist William Kentridge has created an extensive body of interrelated works that includes drawings, prints, sculptures, artists’ books, films, and theatrical productions. His interdisciplinary approach to art is most often political. This exhibit
presents a series of linocut images printed on dictionary and encyclopedia pages. The images — trees, coffee pots, cats, typewriters, birds, horses, nudes, and self-portraits — are frequent characters in his visual lexicon, and range from highly descriptive to gestural abstractions. This exhibition was organized by the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College and curated by Natalie Marsh.
5:00pm Cowtoberfest and Stein Hoisting 2019, The Contented Cow,
302 Division St. S.
5:30-6:30pm Celebration of Artists on Main Street: Connections/Conexiónes,
Join us for a concluding celebration of the 2019 Artists on Main Street project, “Connections/Conexiónes”. Remember “Raggin’ at the Depot”, “Selfie Shark” and “Geese Be Gone”? Meet some of the artists whose projects have contributed to creative placemaking in Downtown Northfield this past summer and learn more about how they brought their projects to life.
“Connections/Conexiónes” is a collaboration between the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation, the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission and the Northfield Arts Guild. Funding was provided by Springboard for the Arts and the Bush Foundation through a grant from Rethos Places Reimagined.
6:30-8:00pm Graveyard Tango at Northfield Dance Academy, 640 Water St. S.
Find your inner Morticia and Gomez during this tango class with Brian Sostek. No partner needed. All skill levels welcome. Cost $20/person. Register at northfielddance.com.
7:00-8:00pm Live music with Cannon River Currents at Imminent Brewing,
519 Division St. S.
Helen Forsythe (banjo) and Delia Kain (fiddle) present a mix of folk, bluegrass, old-time and Irish music.
7:00-10:00pm Live music with Nikki Walsh at Tanzenwald Brewing, 103 Water St.N.
Nikki Walsh combines the vocal precision of jazz singing with the warmth and intimacy of folk.
7:30pm She Kills Monsters, Haugen Theater, St. Olaf College,
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
The St. Olaf College Theater Department presents a production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nyugen, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Michelle Cowin Gibbs. Tickets available at 507-786-3332 or stolaf.edu/tickets.
8:00pm Stargazing Open House, Goodsell Observatory, Carleton College, 301 Goodsell Circle
Monthly every first Friday when skies are clear. Join Carleton’s resident astronomers to view the moon, stars, planets and nebulae. The event canceled if cloudy. Dress for the weather.
8:00pm Live music with James Lewis & the Jackpines, Imminent Brewing,
519 Division Street S.
Led by Northfield-raised singer and guitarist James Lewis, the South Minneapolis-based Jackpines bring an updated take to honky-tonky standards. Their players are steeped in rock, indie, bluegrass, jam band and Lutheran choral traditions. Collectively, they’ve curated a catalogue of country classics to get your boots scootin’ and booty movin’.
8:00-11:00pm Live music with Ashes for April, Reunion-Eat, Drink, Gather,
501 Division St. S.
Four guys, six acoustic instruments and retro pop songs. Includes Lincoln Ashbury (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals), Chubby Ashton (upright bass, vocals), Rocco C’Ash (drums, percussion) and Mickey Mash (acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals).