Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Hours: Monday 10 am — 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am — 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am — 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm
Class details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available at above web site. You may also register by calling 612-215-2520. Note: This is only a sampling of classes, focusing on those that are less expensive and that don’t require experience.
InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books
Greg Campbell Fine Binding
Both on exhibit: January 9 – March 28
Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 6 – 9 pm
InsideOUT celebrates the art and craft of contemporary bookbinding and private press printing. Organized by the U.K.-based binding society Designer Bookbinders, this ambitious project is a collaboration between thirty-four binders based in the United Kingdom and twenty-five based in the U.S. and Canada. Greg Campbell Fine Binding celebrates work from this renowned Minneapolis-based bookbinder and proprietor of Campbell-Logan Bindery. The opening reception will include a 7 pm gallery talk by featured artist/publisher Gaylord Schanilec of Midnight Paper Sales. This event is free and open to the public, and a number of participating artists and organizers will be in attendance. For information: http://www.mnbookarts.org/insideout/.
Plainly Spoken: The Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter 2013-2014 Juried Traveling Exhibit
On exhibit: January 9 – April 26
Reception: Friday, February 6, 6 – 9 pm
MCBA is honored to host the Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter’s exhibitPlainly Spoken, featuring bindings of Julia Miller’s Books Will Speak Plain by seventeen binders from across the United States. The reception will include a gallery talk at 7:30 pm by featured artists Karen Hanmer and Jana Pullman. This event is free and open to the public. For information:http://www.mnbookarts.org/plainlyspoken/
Mill City Museum Programs and Events
704 Second Street South
For more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.org
Star Tribune Heritage Printing Plant Tour
Daily, 9 am, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm (latest time is best chance to see presses in action)
Star Tribune Heritage Center, 800 First Street North
If you like BIG, this is the place to see. The presses are 100 feet high, rolls of newsprint paper weigh 2,500 pounds, and the building is the size of nine football fields. Each tour lasts 90 minutes, is free to the public and is by appointment only. Tour visitors must be 10 years of age or older with adult supervision. Exceptions may be made for children under 10 as long as each child is chaperoned by an adult. Tour groups of us to 20 people may be accommodated; groups of fewer than 10 people may be combined with another group. For more information, including how to schedule a tour:http://www.startribunecompany.com/153.
Birthday Party Options
The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South
Birthday party packages available including admission, balloons, party favors, tokens, vanilla ice cream, cake, soda or juice, and choice of hot dog and chips or slice of pizza. Package price is $19.95 per person. Minimum of eight people; reservations required. Contact Hannah Johnson at[email protected]. For additional info, visithttp://www.thedepotwaterpark.com.
The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South
Birthday party packages include: skate admission, skate rental, balloons, soda and choice of a hot dog with chips or a slice of pizza, vanilla ice cream cup and cake. Cost is $19.95 per person. Minimum of 8 people; reservations required. Contact Hannah Johnson at [email protected]. For additional info, visit http://www.thedepotrink.com.
Musical Performances on the U of M West Bank
The School of Music, located in Ferguson Hall on the University of Minnesota West Bank, offers a range of musical performances throughout the year, many of which are free. For more information, go to https://music.umn.edu/events.
Wednesdays, 9 pm – 12 midnight
The Tangiers, 116 First Avenue NE
Located in the trendy and historic North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis sits The Tangiers, housed in one of the city’s most historic buildings from 1884, The Hennepin Steam Building. Eat – drink – lounge – and now enjoy live jazz on Wednesdays along with DJed music other evenings. For information: http://www.thetangiersmpls.com.
Guthrie Theater Architectural Tours
First Saturday of each month, 9 am, plus by appointment for groups of five or more
Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South
Influenced by the Mississippi River’s proximity and beauty, architect Jean Nouvel’s vision for “theaters in the sky” made way for countless architectural feats in the facility. Discover its features through an architecture tour — covering everything from ground plans to groundbreaking, site selection, neighborhood influences and noteworthy elements that have garnered worldwide attention. Architecture tours are scheduled the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. and last approximately 75 minutes in length. $20 for adults; $15 for students. Call the Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online at http://secure.guthrietheater.org/tickets/calendar/?q=whats_happening/calendar. Private architecture tours may be scheduled for groups of five or more; advance reservations are required by calling 612-225-6390.
Live Music at Mattie’s on Main
Mattie’s on Main, 43 Main Street SE
Mattie’s on Main offers an ever-changing, but frequent calendar of music and other events. For full information: http://mattiesonmain.com/events/.
River Trip Planner
Visit your national park without a car! The National Park Service – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is very excited to share that their long awaited “River Trip Planner” is LIVE! www.rivertripplanner.org will help you plan a route anywhere in the park, identify bus, rail lines and the best points of access (river nodes) for popular river destinations. It is an easy-to-use Google-based map with embedded park destination and alternative transportation (bus, rail, bike, boat, and walking) information that builds on existing regional transit, recreational trails and river access. Have fun, stay fit and reduce environmental impacts while exploring your national park! For more information about destinations in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area go to:www.nps.gov/planyourvisit
St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board Web Site
The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board web site provides information about the history of the St. Anthony Falls area and history-related things to do (including web versions of the various walking tour brochures); visithttp://www.stanthonyfalls.org.
Above the Falls Destinations Map
The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership has coordinated with Minnehaha Media (a division of Hedberg Maps) to produce the Mississippi River Map-Above the Falls Destinations — a complete map and resource guide to the river and surrounding neighborhoods from the I-694 bridge in Brooklyn Center/Fridley down to the Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. The map is sponsored by Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership. Explore the rich cultural and industrial history of Minneapolis’ birthplace on the river and the neighborhoods that grew around it. Venture into the natural areas, parks and trails that straddle the river just north of downtown. Dine and 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 the Mississippi! These maps are 12” x 18”, full-color (folded to pocket-sized), FREE and available at Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership events, their sponsors, select retail, restaurants and coffee shops, parks and recreation centers, schools, neighborhood and community centers throughout Downtown, North and Northeast Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities — over 80 locations. Please see the area of coverage: http://www.minnehahamedia.com/gw/missriver_mpls_upper/index.html.
Mississippi River Field Guide
Friends of the Mississippi River’s Mississippi River Field Guide gathers historical fact and folklore, information about ecology, natural history and industry, and tips for the river explorer or recreational user. Browse this site for interesting and fun facts about the 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 Maps
The newest Minnesota Great River Road information pieces are six maps that have 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 all six maps and access lots of other information about the Great River Road, visit http://www.mnmississippiriver.com.
Minneapolis Bicycling Map
The City of Minneapolis now has a great map available online that includes extensive information 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 and another that allows you to zoom in and pan around to view the information. Check it out at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/maps/pan/index.htm.
STARR Award to 222 Hennepin
Congratulations to the 222 Hennepin project for winning a STARR (Shopping Center Tribute Award for Retail Real Estate) award in the Mixed Use category! For more information: http://www.msca-online.com/events/annual-StarSM-awards/winner/162?categoryId=15.
Mark Muller Named New Director of McKnight Mississippi River Program
Following a national search, The McKnight Foundation has named Mark Muller as director of its Mississippi River program. He will take on the new role on January 5, 2015. For more information: https://www.mcknight.org/newsroom/news-releases/mcknight-names-mark-muller-director-of-mississippi-river-program
*****Riverfront News Articles*****
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Spoon and Stable Opening
Red Table Meat Company
Trader Joe’s Plan
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