So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be do, so little done, such things to be ~~Alfred Lord Tennyson
Minnesota has two major bursts of energy – one after Labor Day (when school starts and the Fair is history) and the other is after the Christmas holidays (when the new year starts and winter sets in for real). In my decades of event-planning I can attest to that certainty. My advice to planners and event goers alike, be prepared to be overwhelmed!
This blog post is really a fragment of a calendar, a smattering of post-Labor Day events that have caught my eye, enough to give a sense of the options, with no pretense of being inclusive. Look around your neighborhood, your stomping grounds, the state to lift the lid of what’s going on everywhere – be on the lookout for the great events that too often slip between the editorial cracks!
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September 5–October 28 –Celebrating 20 years: MN Basket Weaver’s Guild • Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6–7:30 pm, Textile Center https://textilecentermn.org/opens-95-celebrating-20-years-mn-basket-weavers-guild/
September 7 – SHHH! Sing Harmony, Hungry Hearts (Song Circle) 7:00 PM East Side Freedom Library http://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/
September 8 –Minitex Open House – New location in Wilson Library, Room 60, on the U of M Campus. 11:30 AM-2:00 PM. https://news.minitex.umn.edu/news/library-news/open-house-new-minitex-offices-scheduled-september-8
September 8-10 – American Pottery Festival. Northern Clay Center. https://www.northernclaycenter.org/apf
September 8-15– Plein Air Grand Marais, 120 3rd Avenue West, Grand Marais 55604. http://grandmaraisartcolony.org/event.cfm?eid-2
September 8-10 – Bug Days, Minneota MN – Carissa Hansen: Bill Holm showcase, grand parade, the world-renowned Boxelder Bug Races. Bug Day apparel available on line. http://www.boxelderbdays.com
September 9-10 – Energy Fair, St Paul Harriet Island. https://www.theenergyfair.org/mn/
September 13 – Exploring graphic design and craft horizons with Sarah Archer. 7:30 p.m. Library Salon Series, American Craft Council. https://craftcouncil.org/event/exploring-graphic-design-and-craft-horizons-sarah-archer
September 14 – Leslie Morris, Madelon Sprengnether, & Margie Newman, 7:00 p.m. Eat My Words! 214 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis. http://www.eaSeptember 14, 7:00 p.m. Eatmywordsbooks.com/events/2017/9/14/leslie-morris-madelon-sprengnether-margie-newman
September 14 – MinnAnimate 6 https://minnanimate.com.
September 15-16 – 29th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Augsburg College. http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org
September 15-16 – Illuminate the Lock. 8:30 p.m. Experimental works featuring “Surface” by artist Aaron Dysalt with a lightshow displaying the lock’s half century of operation https://www.facebook.com/events/319506135176655/ First in a series of programs at the Lock; sponsored by the National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-listing.htm?eventID=315100C2-1DD8-B71B-0B32B104F0A73440
September 16 – Author talk: William D. Green, 2:00 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library. In Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of civil rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912 Dr. Green explores the Black experience of everyday figures and national heroes in Minnesota. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
September 16-17 – Twin Cities Ukrainian Heritage Festival. Noon-5:00 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Community Center, 301 Main Street NE in Minneapolis. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twin-cities-ukrainian-heritage-festival-tickets-36667956846
September 22 – Poken Sword Literary Salon– New works on “Wilderness” read by Heidi Arneson, Ethna McKiernan, Tom Cassidy, Valerie Borey and Christine Jaspers, 7:00 p.m. https://marytreacy.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/poken-sword-a-space-where-love-of-language-matters/
September 22 -24 (All Day) – Hand Camp. Avon Hills Folk School. http://www.handcampmn.comk
September 27 – Residuals: Regan Golden and Maura Rockcastle – Exhibition, opening reception – landscape architecture, urban prairie, photographs and drawings. 5:00-7:00 p.m. https://www.continuum.umn.edu/2017/07/residuals-regan-golden-maura-rockcastle/
September 27 – To Really See; Art exploring the medication-taking experience. Presented by Spectrum ArtWorks. Closing panel – 7:30 p.m. Minneapolis Central Library. http://vsamn.org/spectrum-artworks-announces-artists-upcoming-traveling-exhibition-really-see/it
September 29-October 1 – The Arts Meander – Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl Fifty artists featured in 35 studios – from the southern tip of Granite Falls to the northern point of Big Stone Lake and Ortonville. http://www.artsmeander.com Full brochure: http://www.artsmeander.com/pdfs/2017_Brochure_full.pdf
Please share your good ideas to add to this skeleton listing of places to go, things to learn!