- February 20, 2014
In Minnesota alone, 1 in 13 adults are veterans—and all have compelling stories to tell. On Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m., six Minnesota veterans will bring their stories to Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity Theater in Telling: Minnesota, an original three-act play based on their experiences. A reception and 30-minute moderated discussion with the cast immediately follows the play. The event is free and open to the public, but ticket reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made online at www.carleton.tixato.com/buy/.
The public is invited to dance away the winter’s chill at the 9th annual Winter Stomp! Contra Dance, taking place Friday, Feb. 21 at the Northfield Armory, located at 6th and Division Streets in downtown Northfield.
Carleton Invites Public to Screening and Discussion of the Critically Acclaimed Film, “Never Let Me Go”January 29, 2014
Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema, the public is invited to a special screening and discussion of the critically acclaimed film, “Never Let Me Go” (2010, rated ‘R’). Based on best-selling novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro (“The Remains of the Day”), the film is a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. Following the screening of the movie, Alan Rubenstein, senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics and Hanson Scholar in Ethics, will lead a discussion. This event is free and open to the public.
- January 22, 2014
Carleton College will present the area’s premiere screening of “Remembering Nokutela,” the latest documentary film by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Chérif Keita, on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The film, screened as part of the College’s International Film Forum, and co-sponsored by the Carleton Humanities Center, chronicles Keita’s four-year-long journey to uncover the story of Nokutela Dube (1873-1917), the long-forgotten woman pioneer of the liberation movement in South Africa. A question and answer session with Keita will follow the screening. The film is suitable for all audiences and the screening is free and open to the public.
- January 21, 2014
The public is invited to a winter field trip in the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum. Join Arboretum Director Nancy Braker and Astronomy Professor Joel Weisberg for a Snowshoe Walk Under The Stars on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and children are welcome. In the event of extreme weather conditions or heavy cloud coverage, the event will be rescheduled for Jan. 28 or 29.
- January 21, 2014
Sunday, Jan. 26 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., the public is invited to a Carleton College faculty recital paying tribute to ‘The Antique Trombone.’ Featuring performances by Ron Rodman, professor of music and director of the Carleton Symphony Band, along with guests Stella Fritzell and Mikyla Carpenter, as well as the Carleton Trombones and the Northfield Trombones. This special tribute to ‘The Antique Trombone’ will take place in the Concert Hall and is free and open to the public.
- January 21, 2014
Carleton College is hosting a weekly International Film Forum, with screenings held every Thursday (while classes are in session) beginning at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Featuring films from all around the world, these screenings are free and open to the public.
- January 19, 2014
Due to severe winter weather, tonight's panel discussion entitled “Immigration 101,” a look at Minnesota’s new immigration laws and what they mean for Northfield students, families and employers, HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Event organizers apologize for any inconvenience and ask your assistance in helping to spread the word about this cancellation. The event will be rescheduled at a future date.
- January 19, 2014
The Carleton Film Society, a student-run organization that promotes arthouse films, presents weekly public screenings on Saturday evenings at 4:30 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. Each film is preceded by an introduction from a Carleton professor or other guest speaker, and student-led discussions follow the screenings. Screenings are free and open to the public.
- January 17, 2014
Remembering Nokutela [uKukhumbula uNokutela in Zulu] is the 4-year long journey of Mali-born film director, Professor Chérif Keita of Carleton College, to rescue Nokutela Dube (1873-1917), a forgotten woman pioneer of the liberation movement in South Africa, from the purgatory of history, almost a century after her death at the age of 44. Woven into this deeply emotional and eerily serendipitous journey are the little-known connections between the director’s hometown of Northfield and the birth of the African National Congress in the early 20th century.
- January 14, 2014
As part of its ongoing International Film Forum, Carleton College is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of a new film by acclaimed Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov. Faust (2011, 140 minutes) will be screened on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. This event is free and open to the public.
The Carleton College community will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a candlelight service of remembrance and celebration, to be held in the Skinner Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 19. Guest speaker Reverend Oliver White will lead the service, titled “Rediscovering the Image,” and the Carleton Singers, directed by Lawrence Burnett, will perform. The service begins at 5 p.m.