Freshwater is a documentary that dives into the cold waters of Lake Superior along Minnesota’s North Shore. Despite the fact that it contains ten percent of Earth’s freshwater, this massive force of nature remains largely unexplored. One group of people, however, is intimately aware of its power. From the surfers who catch its waves to the scientists who study its depths, learn why Lake Superior is a precious resource that should never be taken for granted.
May 20th and 21st at 7pm at the newly-renovated MSP Film at The Main (formerly known as the St. Anthony Main Theater).
Following the screening on Saturday, May 21st, Askov Finlayson will host a panel discussion with members of the film’s cast and crew to examine the complexities of protecting freshwater from the threat of climate change and the importance of preserving Lake Superior as a resource for future generations.
Ju Young Lee, Current DMA candidate Emily Roth, Current MM student Phillip Radtke, Alumnus Nils Halker, Alumnus and Northrop Organ Advisory Board member Jane Becker, Elective student Stella O’Neill, Alumna and DMA candidate Cincinnati College Conservatory
UMN students and alumni showcase their talents on Northrop’s historic Aeolian-Skinner Opus 892 pipe organ. This diverse program includes works by J. S. Bach, Frank Bridge, Olivier Messiaen, Peter Planyavsky, Florence Beatrice Price, Phillip Radtke, and Louis Vierne.
ARENA DANCES – Minneapolis’ Premier Contemporary Dance Company. CANDY BOX is presented by Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is an annual, eclectic gathering of performances, masterclasses, and work-in-progress showings. This year’s festival features a range in levels of experiences, aesthetics, and choreographic voices to offer a diverse array of treats!
“Establishing a career in dance can be challenging and isolating. That’s why coming together every year like this is so crucial; it creates the learning opportunities and personal connections people need in order to realize their full artistic potential. And by extending the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented makers, we help keep the scene vital and strong.” – Mathew Janczewski
ARENA DANCES is an internationally-renowned contemporary dance company founded in 1995 by artistic director and choreographer Mathew Janczewski in Minneapolis. Over the past 25 years, Janczewski has created over 35 works for ARENA performed nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. ARENA has toured extensively throughout the US including presentations at the Skirball Theater of NYU, City Center, and the Joyce SoHo in New York, The Repertory Project of Cleveland, and the SCUBA network in Philadelphia among others. Internationally, the company has twice been presented by Open Look International Summer Dance Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia as well as the 3rd TOUCH Festival in Arkanghelsk, Russia, and the L1 Dance Festival in Budapest, Hungary.
ARENA has been commissioned by numerous colleges and arts institutions such as The Walker Art Center, and been presented at top Twin Cities venues such as The Cowles Center, The Southern Theater, and The Fitzgerald Theater. Janczewski’s work has been recognized for excellence with a Sage Award for “Outstanding Performance”, as Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”, and received support from The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, McKnight Foundation, Target Foundation, Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, The Spanish Embassy of American Universities, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Janczewski is an ArtSage trainer and through ARENA’s Intergenerational Residency Program and Main Street Project (originally developed with the prestigious support of the New England Foundation for the Arts and National Dance Project), they continue to expand both performance and outreach programs – bridging the gap between youth and the elderly, and creating a dialogue about universal topics such as home, community, and connection.
Anti Racism Pledge
We are working with the City of New Haven’s Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism to commit to anti-racist work in our organization. In this partnership, we join a cohort of other arts and cultural organizations who’ve all dedicated themselves to reaffirming the rights and experiences of BIPOC in our nation and across the globe.
Learn to build one on the North House Campus! Take the Cedar-Strip Boat Construction: Techniques & Fundamentals course, starting on June 20 or September 18. In this week-long course, students will work together building a canoe, developing the skills needed to go home and build their own. The class-built canoe, made under guidance of Ken Koscik and his 50+ years of canoe-building, will also be for sale at the end of class. Don’t miss an incredible opportunity to learn under a true master.
With more than just aesthetic appeal, cedar-strip boats are known for being lightweight, strong, and quick to build. Gain the know-how and confidence to complete a boat project in your own backyard through seven days of hands-on instruction building a tandem canoe with other students. Techniques involve setting up the strongback and templates, planking, fiberglassing and fitting out the canoe, and other boatbuilding skills. Just like the title says, a solid foundation of the “techniques and fundamentals” provides the skills to navigate your own cedar-strip boat building project at home. Separate tuition payment and cancellation policies apply to this course. At the close of the course, the student-built canoe will be for sale at a defined price to an interested student for the cost of materials. If multiple students are interested, a drawing will decide who will go home with the tandem canoe. An easy project to cartop back to your waterway to start your paddling adventure!
“I am a Jedi, like my father before me…” In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. A full-length movie screening accompanied by a live performance of John Williams’ Oscar®-nominated score brings this epic battle for the galaxy to life.
Check out all the spring events we have coming up at neighborhood parks! There are 10 different egg hunts for kids across the city, Bunny Brunch at Sibley Park, Bunnies on Bikes at Nokomis, a NEW Eggscellent Doggie Adventure at McRae Park and much more!
Established in 1883, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) oversees a renowned urban park system spanning 6,809 acres of parkland and water. Featured among its 180 park properties are 55 miles of parkways, 102 miles of Grand Rounds biking and walking paths, 22 lakes, 12 formal gardens, seven golf courses and 49 recreation centers. Altogether, MPRB properties receive about 23 million visits annually.