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Minneapolis RiverCurrent 11-10-11

  1. 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****(Note: The Thanksgiving week which this issue covers apparently will not feature many specialevents, but there will be plenty of ongoing activities for those seeking some fun!)Sample of Performances at MacPhail Center for Music501 Second Street SouthFor more information about events (including student performances) and classes:http://www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100.Jazz ThursdaysThursday, November 10, 7 pmAntonello HallThis concert will feature MacPhail faculty performing everything from jazz standards to avant-garde-- a fun mix of the old and new in duos, trios and a finale with all of the evenings musicians. $10adults, $5 youth at the door.Æbleskive Breakfast and Danish American Centers Annual Art FairSunday, November 20, 9:30 am - 12:30 pmDanish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway SouthYou’re invited to join the Danish American Center for their next breakfast on Sunday, November20. This year, the November breakfast will have a special menu: æbleskiver, medisterpølse(Danish sausage), egg, rugbrød (pumpernickel bread), fruit cup, juice and coffee. The cost is$8.50 per adult, $5.00 for children age 4-12, younger children free of charge. Before or after thebreakfast, visit the Annual Art Show in the Atrium to browse and purchase early holiday presentsfrom the many creative vendors.Turkey Day 5K Walk/RunThursday, November 24, 8 amBegins and ends at Target Center, but includes West River Parkway and Second StreetThe Turkey Day 5K is a holiday tradition, complete with all the trimmings. This festive holidaymorning fun run and walk is for everybody and every age. Gather your family and friends to enjoyprizes, refreshments and a Kids Carnival. Note: The route follows several downtown streets alongand near the riverfront and will impact access to those areas. For information and to register:http://www.lifetimefitness.com/events/turkey-day-5k/Depot Rink – Opens for Season on November 24The Depot, 225 Third Avenue SouthIts fun, its romantic, and its warm in the winter. Named one of the top ten best places in the UnitedStates to ice skate by the USA Today and MSNBC, The Depot Rink is a historic downtownMinneapolis train shed that now houses a modern-day, indoor rink with floor-to-ceiling glass wallsshowcasing views of the downtown city skyline. Take a moment out of your busy winter schedulefor the perfect place for birthday parties, family outings and reunions, school field trips, holidayparties, romantic dates, team building and employee appreciation parties. The rink offers publicskating or private rink rental, a full catering menu, and group party packages.For information about skating and rental rates and rink hours, visit http://www.thedepotminneapolis.com/icerink/ or call 612-339-2253.Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)North Mississippi Regional Park
  2. 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comFor information: 763-694-7693; for map and driving instructions: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=430. For programs that require reservations, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line: www.ThreeRiversParkDistrict.org.Free Family Fundays: Turkey, Take TwoSaturday, November 26, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingLearn about wild turkey secrets, try a turkey call, play with toy turkeys, and learn why dark meat isdark! Free; for all ages.Free Family Fundays: All about DeerSunday, November 27, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingHow many kinds of deer live in Minnesota? Can you tell how old they are by their antlers? Examinedeer bones, fur, antlers and decoys. Free; for all ages.Ukrainian Center International Holiday FestivalSunday, November 27301 Main Street NE(This event is listed on the Ukrainian Event Center web site, but I wasn’t able to get any additionalinformation). For location: http://www.ukrainianeventcenter.com.*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Live Music at Crooked Pint Ale HouseThursdays through Saturdays, generally beginning at 10 pmCrooked Pint Ale House, 501 Washington Avenue SouthCrooked Pint Ale House is a nouveau urban pub with a local neighborhood feel that offers livemusic Thursdays through Saturdays. A house band will play on Thursdays (no cover), and visithttp://www.crookedpint.com/music-film-and-events for information on who will be playing onFridays and Saturdays.Mill City MuseumMuseum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am -- 5:00 pm; Sunday, 12 noon -- 5 pm704 South Second StreetBuilt within the limestone ruins of the Washburn A Mill - the National Historic Landmark that wasonce the centerpiece of the worlds flour milling industry - the museum tells the story of a mightyriver, a young city and how the production of flour fueled the growth of Minnesota. The museums12,000 square foot exhibit space is packed with fun and intrigue for visitors of all ages. Follow yournose to the Baking Lab, splash around in the water lab and enjoy the rooftop view of the riverfront.The eight-story Flour Tower show tells the story of the mill through the voices of former workers andruns throughout each day. The newly restored West Engine House features Kevin Klings take onMinneapolis history in the movie "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat" and shows every half hour. Fee:$10 adults, $8 seniors and college students with ID, $5 youth ages 6 – 17, free for children under 5and MHS members. Call 612-341-7555 or visit http://www.millcitymuseum.org for moreinformation.Music at Aster Café125 Main Street SEThe Aster Café now has live music on many evenings to complement its food and beverageofferings. For more information and a schedule: http://www.aster-cafe.com/
  3. 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSt. Anthony Falls Photo SafariThursdays through Saturdays, 8:30 am – 1 pm and 2 – 6 pm, plus night tours beginning 45 minutesbefore sunsetSundays, 11 am – 3 pm, plus night tours beginning 45 minutes before sunsetA Midwest Photo Safari is a one-on-one, hands-on, photo workshop. The safaris take place on theSt. Anthony Falls Heritage Trail east and west banks. The three- to four-hour tours will take youalong selected parts of this historically significant trail. There is also a popular night safari thattakes place four days a week on the east bank. During our safaris, our guides share interestingfacts and the history of the areas we are walking. The main goal of the safari is to helpphotographers "visualize" and compose good photographs. The areas we tour are filled with greatphoto opportunities, which your photographer/guides will point out as we walk. Full info athttp://www.midwestphotosafari.comSegway Magical History Tours (season is almost over!)April 1 -- November 15, 9:30 am and 2:30 pm dailySt. Anthony Main, 125 Main Street SECruise effortlessly along the historic Mississippi riverfront on a Segway! The three-hour Segwaytours include a free training session, refreshments and use of a helmet. Included in the price is aFull Admission Pass to the Mill City Museum, 25% off coupon for one of three neighboringrestaurants and validated parking. Cost: $80.00 + tax. Reservations highly recommended. Toursalso are available upon arrangement for corporate and special events, and gift certificates areavailable. For information: www.MagicalHistoryTour.com, 952-888-9200.Guthrie Theater Backstage ToursFriday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 amGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street SouthThis 45-minute backstage tour offers a look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Guthrie.Discover the stunning and expanded features of this state-of-the-art facility and learn how theGuthrie takes its plays from script to stage, including the many intriguing steps in between. On thetour, visit the Guthrie’s various production departments, including the shops where costumes, setsand props are expertly crafted by talented artisans. The cost is $10 per person; $6 for subscribers,students or seniors. To book a tour, call the Guthrie Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online atwww.guthrietheater.org. Additional tours may be scheduled for groups of 20 or more based onavailability. Groups may call the group sales office at 612-225-6240 for information and schedulingoptions. Advance reservations are required for groups of 20 or more.If Walls Could Talk TourSaturdays and Sundays, 1 pmWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadPublic tours of the newly expanded Weisman Art Museum are offered every Saturday and Sundayat 1 p.m. A Weisguide will meet you at the front desk. Tours last for one hour. For information:http://weisman.umn.edu/*****Informational Resources*****Minneapolis Riverfront District Informational Hotline
  4. 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com612-673-5123Have a question about things to do or a specific upcoming event in the Minneapolis RiverfrontDistrict? Call the friendly folks at the Hotline (service available during hours when the Mill CityMuseum is open).Temporary Park Road Closure Information OnlineThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board now has available online a list of temporary roadclosures due to permitted events and other activities through 2011. The information will be updatedregularly and provides a quick, at-a-glance guide to Park Board road closures throughoutMinneapolis. Starting July 13, the Park Board is launching an email subscription service for a widevariety of topics including road closures. To view the document, visit http://www.minneapolisparks.org/documents/road closures.pdf.Telling River Stories Web SiteThe “Telling River Stories” Web site can be found at www.riverstories.umn.edu. Telling RiverStories is a collaborative project that populates the urban Mississippi River corridor with stories ofhow the city and the river have been jointly developed. The site highlights stories about the peopleand places that make up today’s urban river landscape. In addition to the Web site, futureprograms and on-site installations will be part of the overall project. The Telling River Storiesprogram is part of the River Life: Mississippi and U project, a partnership of the University ofMinnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Institute for Advanced Study, Water Resource Center,College of Design and Urban Studies Program. The River Life project connects Universityresearch, teaching and civic engagement programs with off-campus partners who are working toreinvigorate the urban Mississippi River. In the coming weeks, project team members will beadding materials to the site’s coverage of “river stories” in the Twin Cities, St. Louis and NewOrleans. Check back often to view the progress.River TalkRiver Talk is a thoughtful, informed blog about issues that affect the Mississippi River that isprovided by Patrick Nunnally of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment RiverLifeprogram. To check it out: http://riverlife.umn.edu/rivertalk/.Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District CalendarThe Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District web site has a calendar feature that has lots ofgreat info. To check it out, visit: http://www.minneapolisdid.com/page/show/207241-calendar#nodePicker-main.*****Riverfront News Articles*****Urban Tree Canopyhttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/mary-treacy/digital-tour-citys-tree-canopyLatin Film Festivalhttp://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/11/03/film-festivals/Indie Xpo (Note: this has already occurred)http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/133173873.html
  5. 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comNE Holiday Crawl and Local D’Lish Winter Market (sixth and seventh items in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17626&page=65&category=92Izzy’s Ice Creamhttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/11/izzy’s-plans-ice-cream-factory-in-minneapolis/Solar Array at Bank’s Buildinghttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/bankssolar11911.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Banks+Building+reaps+the+benefits+of+$65,000+solar+array&utm_content={Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Profitable+Pleasures