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  1. 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Events and Activities*****Mill City Farmers Market – Minnesota State Fair-Style Canning ContestSaturday, August 27, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayIn the spirit of the Great Get Together and wrapping up programming for "Discover YouCan," the Market is hosting a Canning Contest with three categories: Sweet, Tangy andMarket Fresh. Winners will be announced by Minnesota State Fair canning champion,Barbara Schaller! Click here to find out how you can participate. This week’s 10 a.m.Cooking Demo will feature late summer sauces with Chef Nick Schneider. With allthis talk about preserving the harvest, Nick will look at creating sauces from seasonalingredients to eat now or save for later by freezing or canning. From 9:00 to 11:00a.m., KBEM’s Bluegrass Saturday Morning will broadcast live from the Market withguest musicians. Listen in and learn more about Mill City vendors during one-on-oneinterviews with host, Phil Nusbaum. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in preparation fortheir new show, Sacred Earth, Ragamala Dance will grace Mill City with their beautifulart and invite us to join them in creating Kolam on the riverbank. The Art Market willfeature Featuring Hmong ABC, Cracked Clay, Fruits of the Sea and Jim Benson. Formore information (including what products are expected at the market this week – don’tforget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Rhythmically SpeakingAugust 25 - 27Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue SouthRhythmically Speaking is at it again, delivering the community a sampling of thebest jazz and rhythm-driven choreographers the Twin Cities has to offer. Co-ArtisticDirectors Erinn Liebhard and Heather P. Westerlund are proud to present a thirdannual showcase, this year entitled Groovers & Makers: An Evening of Local Forcesin Rhythm-Based Dance. Bound together by a focus on jazz sensibility and rhythm,Groovers & Makers features momentum-charged local choreographers Emily Broeker,Jennifer Glaws, Karla Grotting, Jolene Konkel, Ellen Keane/Cathy Wind, CarrieLande, Erinn Liebhard, Jeffrey Peterson and Julie Warder. For information: http://www.southerntheater.org/calendar-of-events/.Literary Punch CardSome of the Twin Cities literary organizations, namely Coffee House Press, GraywolfPress, The Loft Literary Center, Milkweed Editions and Rain Taxi Review of Books,have birthed a new idea for rewarding people for attending literary readings: the LiteraryPunch Card. Attending may be reward enough, but now Twin Citians have the chanceto win literary swag. The process is simple: obtain a Punch Card, attend punch-eligibleevents, have the card punched, collect 12 punches and the Punch Card serves as a$15 coupon at Micawber’s, Magers and Quinn or Common Good Books. You’ll seepunch-eligible events listed on Rain Taxi’s literary calendar and designated in the Loft’spress releases with a punched symbol. People interested in more information can visitLitPunch’s website, www.litpunch.com.Founders’ Fest
  2. 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comMonday, September 5, 12 noon -- 4 pmJohn H. Stevens House, Minnehaha Park, 4801 Minnehaha AvenueThe Stevens House’s closing event of the season is a big “thank you” to Minneapolisand will include a variety of outdoor activities. Stevens House will be open for free tours.For information: 612-722-2220 or http://www.johnhstevenshouse.org/Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)North Mississippi Regional ParkFor information: 763-694-7693; for map and driving instructions: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=430. Forprograms that require reservations, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line:www.ThreeRiversParkDistrict.org.Free Family Fundays: A Bee or Not a BeeMonday, September 5, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingHow can you tell a bee from a wasp? Who makes a honey pot and who makes paper?Examine real bees and wasps. Free; for all ages.Free Family Fundays: Bird MigrationSunday, September 11, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingDiscover why birds migrate. Play a migration game. Look for birds along the river. Free;for all ages.Grain Belt Brewery Walking TourThursday, September 8, 5:30 - 6:30 pmGrain Belt Brewhouse, 1220 Marshall Street NEExperience some of the most stunning vistas of the city with guide Jeremy Maybergwhile discovering the history of this Northeast landmark, which produced its first beer inthe 1893. Hear the story behind the rise of Grain Belt beer, the slow decline of this 19thcentury industrial complex and its innovative and award-winning rehabilitation. $5 perperson. Participation is limited. Register EARLY! For information and to register: http://www.preserveminneapolis.org/community.phpNo GlorySeptember 8 – October 1Artists’ reception: Saturday, September 10, 7 – 9 pmGallery talk: Sunday, September 18, 3 – 5 pmForm+Content Gallery, 210 North Second Street, Suite 104No Glory was created for the 10 Years+ Counting project, a grassroots, artist-led projectdevoted to encouraging, promoting and sharing arts-based events that acknowledgethe ten-year anniversary of our nation at war. Curated by Camille J. Gage and SusanneSlavick. The gallery talk participants will include Luke Leonard and Riley Sharbonno,moderated by Camille J. Gage. For information: http://www.formandcontent.org/fc_exhibitions/noglory/noglory.htm.Sample of Activities and Classes at The Loft1011 Washington Avenue SouthFor information about The Loft’s wide variety of classes and other activities: http://www.loft.org.
  3. 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comGranta 116: 10 Years LaterWednesday, September 8, 7 pmOpen Book Performance HallOne day in September, a decade ago, all eyes were turned towards New York. Whereare we looking now? Through fiction, reportage, memoir, poetry and photography,Granta 116: 10 Years Later looks at how an event like 9/11 reverberates, with storiesfrom Tunisia to Toronto. As part of an event series that spans the nation, humanrights advocate Barbara Frey, novelist Marlon James and Native author Susan Powerwill explore this topic through readings and in conversation with Minnesota PublicRadio arts reporter Marianne Combs. Granta magazine is a quarterly magazine ofnew writing founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, aperiodical of student politics, student badinage and student literary enterprise, namedafter the river that runs through the town. Since 1979, the year of its rebirth, Granta haspublished many of the world’s finest writers tackling some of the world’s most importantsubjects, from intimate human experiences to the large public and political events thathave shaped our lives www.granta.com. One of several readings around the countryrevolving around a special issue of Granta magazine reflecting on the ten years sincethe Trade Center attacks. This event is free and open to the public. To register: https://www.loft.org/event?event.id=a1EG00000002xEAMAY. Literary Punch Card eligible.Ananya Dance Theater: Tushaanal: Fires of Dry GrassSeptember 8 – 11Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue SouthChoreographer Ananya Chatterjea, 2011 winner of the prestigious GuggenheimFellowship for Choreography, and her company, Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT), presentthe world premiere of Tushaanal: Fires of Dry Grass. The piece is the second in afour-part, anti-violence series exploring how women in global communities of colorexperience and resist violence. Tushaanal (“fires of dry grass” in Bengali) revolvesaround stories of gold, an element mined and harnessed as capital, and a symbol ofdesire, beauty and artistry. Tushaanal is co-directed by Chatterjea, ADT’s foundingartistic director, and OBIE Award-winning theater artist Laurie Carlos. For information:http://www.southerntheater.org/calendar-of-events/.Kramarczuk’s Kielbasa Festival -- “Meat Us in Nordeast”Friday, September 9, 5 – 10 pmSaturday, September 10, 11 am – 10 pmSunday, September 11, 11 am – 6 pmKramarczuk’s Sausage Co., 215 East Hennepin AvenueEnjoy live music and family entertainment, Kramarczuk’s street food and GrainBelt Nordeast, local and European beers on tap. Daily admission of $10 gets you acommemorative beer stein and your first beer is free. Admission is $5 under 21 and fora designated driver. Kids five and under are free. Tickets are available at Kramarczuk’sand online while supplies last: http://www.kramarczuk.com.The Soap Factory $99 SaleFriday, September 9, 7 – 11 pm; morning-after-sale on Saturday, September 10, 9 am –12 noon
  4. 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSoap Factory, 514 Second Street SEThe Soap Factory has tweaked its annual fundraiser, bringing you larger works bynoted artists for just $99. With a new larger format (8” by 10”) and a carefully curatedselection of artists, this year promises to be more exhilarating than ever before. Allthe work is signed only on the back, so you’ll buy what you like and then find out whomade it. At the low price of $99 for original art, you’ll definitely find gems you can’t livewithout. Artists from around the country have donated their works (over 200), and allproceeds support The Soap Factory. Notable names participating this year include AlecSoth, Chris Faust, Liz Miller and Wing Young Huie. Tickets to the $99 Sale are $30and include appetizers from Chowgirls Killer Catering, beer, wine and soft drinks for theentire evening. Purchase online at http://www.soapfactory.org. The Morning-After Salebegins on Saturday, September 10. All remaining works will be sold for just $66, andadmission that day is free.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.Free Family Music Series presents Music Around the World Sing-alongSaturday, September 10, 10 am and 11 amJoin MacPhail on a musical journey around the world with a sing-along of favoritemulticultural early childhood songs, featuring a live concert from our Early ChildhoodMusic faculty, a music-themed art project and free treats. Well travel and sing about thepeople, cultures, animals and instruments from Australia to Japan and in between. Thefirst 50 families at each concert will receive a free Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail CD.Free.The Great Celestial Abstraction: Chinese Art in the 21st CenturySeptember 10 – October 15 (Gallery hours are 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday throughSaturday)Public lecture: Saturday, September 10, 5 – 6 pmPublic reception: Saturday, September 10, 6 – pmKatherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, 405 21stAvenue SouthThe Great Celestial Abstraction: Chinese Art in the 21st Century was curated by AchilleBonito Oliva and first presented in April 2010 at the National Art Museum of China,Beijing. The exhibition provides a survey of contemporary abstract painting in China,a practice and set of perspectives that engage historical, theoretical and technicalconcerns, and includes the work of 15 artists. During the public lecture on September10, prominent Chinese art critic Lo Ching will engage in a dialogue with another scholaron the topic of abstraction in art, followed by a conversation with the audience. Allevents at the Regis Center for Art are free and open to the public. Parking is availablenearby at the 21st Avenue ramp; hourly or event rates apply. For information: https://events.umn.edu/014631Mill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street South
  5. 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visit http://www.millcitymuseum.orgEngineering the Falls: Walking Tour by History Player William de la BarreSaturday, September 10, 1 pmTake a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls led by costumed History Player William de laBarre, the Austrian engineer who spent half a century developing Minneapolis flourmilling and waterpower. Participants will visit the Minneapolis Riverfront, the west sidemilling district and the Stone Arch Bridge, and hear about the many ways the fallshas changed over the years. The tour will begin and end at Mill City Museum, whereparticipants can visit the museums gallery (included in the price of the tour). Fee: $14adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members.Reservations required; call 612-341-7555.Riverfront Quest Family TourSunday, September 11, 1 pmTry out questing with a family-focused tour of the Minneapolis riverfront outside MillCity Museum. The quest includes solving rhyming riddles and searching for hiddenboxes with pictures to place in a quest journal that participants can make before orafter the tour. Journal materials and admission to Mill City Museum are included in tourcost. Tour is designed for ages 6–11, but can be enjoyed by all ages. Fee: $14 adults,$12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 6-17 and MHS members. Reservationsrequired; call 612-341-7555.*****Planning Ahead*****Madeleine PeyrouxMonday, October 10, 7:30 pmGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust StageRenowned for her interpretive song skills, Madeleine Peyroux followed her creativemuse on 2009’s Bare Bones by challenging herself to write a full album of her owncompositions. Now with Standing on the Rooftop, she delves deeper into herreinvention, not only writing the bulk of the songs but also pushing past anypreconceived notions about her music and daring herself to expand her sonictemplate. “I wanted to explore some new sounds,” says Peyroux, best known for herstunning, gold-certified 2004 album, Careless Love. “That would be the most excitingthing that I could think of as a musician. I’ve been recording my voice and my guitartogether long enough to know this was not the limit.” Peyroux, who was named BestInternational Jazz Artist at the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards, has lost none of her compellingability to reinvent a lyric and give it soul-shaking meaning through her intricatelynuanced vocal shadings. Now she has broadened her musical palette, embracing anorganic, American roots sound. Tickets available at the Guthrie Theater Box Office,charge by phone at 612-377-2224 and online at GuthrieTheater.org. For information:http://www.suemclean.com/shows/madeleine-peyroux/?utm_source=emarketforward%20-%20Stay%20In%20The%20Loop&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14031315&utm_campaign=Stay%20In%20The%20Loop%21%20Adele%20-%20Rescheduled%2C%20Nitty%20Gritty%20Dirt%20Band%2C%20The%20Weepies%2C%20Madeleine%20Peyroux%2C%20Cadence%20Hip%20Hop%20Series%2C%20Tedeschi%20Trucks%20Band.
  6. 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Vic’s Live Jazz CalendarFridays and Saturdays, 9 pm – midnightVic’s, 201 Main Street SEVIC’S on the Minneapolis Riverfront steams up Minnesota weekends with a calendarof mellifluous jazz and rhythm & blues bands, every Friday and Saturday evening, 9p.m. to midnight, no cover, showcasing the hottest talent of the Twin Cities. Relax andenjoy fantastic downtown Minneapolis skyscraper views (especially at dusk). Visit VIC’Sweb site at http://www.vicsdining.com for the latest update of the yearlong indoor andoutdoor music calendar and more.Birthday Party OptionsDepot Water ParkBirthday party packages available including admission, balloons, party favors, tokens,vanilla ice cream, soda, and choice of hot dog and chips or slice of pizza. Package priceis $29.95 per person. Minimum of eight people; reservations required. Contact KariKjergaard at kkjergaard@thedepotminneapolis.com or call 612-758-7854. For additionalinfo, visit http://www.thedepotwaterpark.com.Depot Ice Rink (if you’re thinking ahead to next season)Birthday party packages include: skate admission, balloons, soda, and choice of a hotdog with chips or a slice of pizza, vanilla ice cream cup. Cost is $17.00 per person.Minimum of 8 people; reservations required. Contact Kory Kingsbury or call 612-758-7873. For additional info, visit http://www.thedepotrink.com.Musical Performances on the U of M West BankThe School of Music, located in Ferguson Hall on the University of Minnesota WestBank, offers a range of musical performances throughout the year, many of which arefree. For more information, go to http://www.music.umn.edu/events/index.phpTwin Cities River Rats Ski Show (season ends August 25)Every Thursday, June 2 through August 25, 7 pm1758 West River Road (just south of Broadway)The River Rats perform an hour-long show combining various water skiing acts withskits and music. The acts include Barefooting, Pyramids, Doubles and more. Allshows are free, and concessions are available. The home site is located just north ofdowntown Minneapolis on the Mississippi River. The hillside along the river providesexcellent viewing for the best show in the Twin Cites. Grab a blanket or a chair andcome on down! For more information – http://www.tcriverrats.com.Godfrey House (season ends August 28)Open June 4 – August 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 1 – 4 pmChute Square, Central and University avenuesVisit the Godfrey House -- the oldest remaining wood frame house in Minneapolis, firstoccupied by Ard Godfrey, a millwright, and his wife Harriet Godfrey in 1849. Costumedvolunteers from the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis will guide you through this fascinating
  7. 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comfurnished home and help you glimpse what life was like for early City founders. Noadmission fee is charged, but donations are welcome. Special tours for groups may bescheduled year-round by making arrangements with the Ard Godfrey House Committeeat the Minneapolis Woman’s Club, at (612) 813-5300. For information: (612) 813-5319or http://www.ardgodfreyhouse.org.Regularly Scheduled Walking and Running ToursMill City River District 10K Running TourSunday, July 24 and July 31, 9:30 amStarting at Nicollet Mall and Seventh StreetJoin City Running Tours for a six-mile guided running tour in the old flour milling districtof Minneapolis. Learn what put the City on the map, experience the great parks system,and catch a glimpse of top attractions like Target Field and the Guthrie Theatre. Thetour includes a visit inside the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. $45 per person.For information and to register: http://www.cityrunningtours.com/minneapolis.html.Mill City River District 5K RunTuesdays, 6:30 amStarting at Nicollet Mall and Seventh StreetCatch breathtaking views of the skyline while crossing the Stone Arch Bridge – the heartof Minneapolis’ flour milling history! Along the way other Mill City facts will be sharedand photo opportunities are abundant. $25 per person. For information and to register:http://www.cityrunningtours.com/minneapolis.html.Mill Ruins 5K Jogging TourMondays through Saturdays, 8 amStarting at Dunn Brothers, 201 Third Avenue SouthThis historically rich route will meander through the birthplace of Minneapolis aswell as the centerpiece of its revitalization. This tour features the milling districtof Minneapolis, which was once the largest in the world. This run is filled withhistory, culture, and breathtaking views of our city and river. For information: http://twincitiesjoggingtours.com/tours.htmlGopher to Falls Jogging TourMondays through Saturdays, 7:30 amStarting at Dunn Brothers, 201 Third Avenue SouthThis tour brings your through the core of Minneapolis’ birthplace and revitalizationsector. You will behold our newest theater and restaurants as well as get knee deep inour Gopher Pride with a loop through the University of Minnesota Campus. You will thencross a converted rail track back to the river trail to experience the history within MillRuins Park and St Anthony Main, crossing over two significant and breathtaking bridgesfor amazing views of the city and the mighty Mississippi River. For information: http://twincitiesjoggingtours.com/tour2.htmlMinneapolis Riverwalk Food TourSaturdays, 11:30 amStarting at Gold Medal Park, Second Street and Tenth Avenue SouthTake a walk along the historic Mill District where you will stroll past museums andtheaters, enjoy gorgeous views of the river and cross over into historical NortheastMinneapolis. Youll learn about the history of both these neighborhoods and visitthe oldest restaurant on the oldest street in Minneapolis while you experience the
  8. 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comsites and tastes of this great city. Enjoy tasting and chatting with other food-lovingguests, and walk away with a memorable culinary experience! For information: http://tastetwincities.com/toursDowntown/Northeast Minneapolis Food TourSaturdays through November 30, 11 am and 3 pmStarting at Local D’Lish, 208 North First StreetThe Downtown/Northeast Minneapolis Walking Food Tour will take you on a deliciouspath through the historic communities that highlight the best cuisine of the area. Alsoincluded in the tour are sightseeing of local attractions like the Downtown skyline, theGrain Belt beer sign and Our Lady of Lourdes church. This tour is designed for localfoodies and tourists alike and it is a great thing to do no matter where you are from! Thetour will last approximately 3 hours and will cover 1.5 miles. The tour cost is $42 andcan be booked through Zerve. The tour is suitable for all age groups and fitness levelsand included in your ticket price is the food at all tasting locations.Guthrie Theater Architectural ToursFirst Saturday of each month, 9 am, plus by appointment for groups of five or moreGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street SouthInfluenced by the Mississippi Rivers proximity and beauty, architect Jean Nouvelsvision for "theaters in the sky" made way for countless architectural feats in the facility.Discover its features through an architecture tour -- covering everything from groundplans to groundbreaking, site selection, neighborhood influences and noteworthyelements that have garnered worldwide attention. Architecture tours are scheduled thefirst Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. and last approximately 75 minutes in length. $20for adults; $15 for students. Call the Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online. Privatearchitecture tours may be scheduled for groups of five or more; advance reservationsare required by calling 612-225-6390.*****Informational Resources*****St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board Web SiteThe St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board web site provides information about the history ofthe St. Anthony Falls area and history-related things to do (including web versions of thevarious walking tour brochures); visit http://www.stanthonyfalls.org.Above the Falls Destinations MapThe Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership has coordinated with Minnehaha Media (adivision of Hedberg Maps) to produce the Mississippi River Map-Above the FallsDestinations — a complete map and resource guide to the river and surroundingneighborhoods from the I-694 bridge in Brooklyn Center/Fridley down to the StoneArch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. The map is sponsored by MinneapolisRiverfront Partnership. Explore the rich cultural and industrial history of Minneapolis’birthplace on the river and the neighborhoods that grew around it. Venture into thenatural areas, parks and trails that straddle the river just north of downtown. Dineand relax at dozens of bars and restaurants in the neighborhoods of the North Loop,Northeast and North Minneapolis. All paths lead to the river - it’s time to rediscover theMississippi! These maps are 12” x 18”, full-color (folded to pocket-sized), FREE and
  9. 9. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comavailable at Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership events, their sponsors, select retail,restaurants and coffee shops, parks and recreation centers, schools, neighborhoodand community centers throughout Downtown, North and Northeast Minneapolis andthroughout the Twin Cities — over 80 locations. Please see the area of coverage: http://www.minnehahamedia.com/gw/missriver_mpls_upper/index.htmlMississippi River Field GuideFriends of the Mississippi River’s Mississippi River Field Guide gathers historical factand folklore, information about ecology, natural history and industry, and tips for theriver explorer or recreational user. Browse this site for interesting and fun facts aboutthe Twin Cities area or use it as a guide for your own river adventure. For information:http://fieldguide.fmr.org/Minnesota Great River Road Information and MapsThe newest Minnesota Great River Road information pieces are six maps thathave been developed for each of the six destination areas of the Great River Road.They feature a map on one side, with travel ideas on the reverse side. To see allsix maps and access lots of other information about the Great River Road, visitwww.mnmississippiriver.com.Minneapolis Bicycling MapThe City of Minneapolis now has a great map available online that includes extensiveinformation of interest to bicyclists, e.g., bike route locations, Nice Ride kiosk locations,points of interest and street conditions. There’s one version that you can print out andanother that allows you to zoom in and pan around to view the information. Check it outat http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles/where-to-ride.asp.*****Riverfront News Articles*****Bachelor Farmerhttp://www.twincities.com/ci_18699223?nclick_check=1Former Scherer Site Clean Uphttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/128047228.htmlRiver Trash at State Fairhttp://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_18711435Twilight of the Mississippi Filmhttp://www.minnpost.com/minnclips/2011/08/19/30954/twilight_of_the_mississippi_clowns_a_raft_and_a_river/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=2b6eb61f4e-Newsletter_8_19_118_19_2011&utm_medium=emailFujiYahttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/jeff-skrenes/pioneering-business-abandoned-riverfront-property-and-sushi
  10. 10. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comWilde Roast Caféhttp://www.citypages.com/2011-08-24/restaurants/wilde-roast-cafe-revamps-and-moves-to-riverplace/Grand Rounds Bike Ridehttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/sdate/great-bike-rides-twin-cities-begin-and-end-my-house-2-grand-rounds