Weitz Calendar

Upcoming public events at
Carleton’s Weitz Center
(Note: times and venues are subject to change. Carleton recommends verifying before you attend: http://apps.carleton.edu/calendar/ .)


Sun., May 22 2:00 Opera on Screen: “Lucia di Lammermoor”—CANCELLED

Mon., May 23 7:00 International Film Festival: “Oriented” (2015, Israel) — (location TBA, probably Weitz 236)

Documentary directed by Jake Witzenfeld. “Follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014.” (imdb)

Music (Weitz Center, Lounge Over Main Entrance)

Tue., May 24 12:00 Music from Mexico

Composers Francisco Zúñiga Olmos and Alephsus Valdés present selections of their music, and discuss the cultural climate in Mexico.

Dance (Weitz Theater)

Tue., May 24 7:30 “A Shared Evening of Dance”

A special appearance by acclaimed Twin Cities dancers Rosy Simas and Deborah Jinza Thayer.

Museum exhibitions (end June 10)

WALK! “Passages: Walking in Contemporary Art”

An exhibition of artworks on walking – as artistic subject, creative practice, sociopolitical protest, and performance.

Articulated: 2016 Senior Art Exhibition

A temporary expression of evolving concepts.

Eclipse of the blood moon

Seldom are conditions so perfect as they were on Sept. 27 for a total lunar eclipse.   These photos were taken with Nikon D 7000 and 400 mm telephoto lens,  with multiple different f stops and speeds,  then assembled with Pic Monkey software.    Enjoy—–Ed

Blood Moon Eclipse

Pigeon Feathers

I thank my wife for putting this story together.

For several weeks in June,  this beautiful pigeon  was seen scrounging for food  between 3rd and 4th streets,  in Nevada and Maple yards.   On June 16  she stood for  6 hours on rocks in our home’s area well.   A photo of her revealed she had bands on her ankles.   We called various sources  to learn that pigeon bands meant she was a racing bird,  and was lost.    She was apparently dehydrated , unfed and not flying,  an easy  prey for hawks or owls.

She was caught and placed in a bin with grass, sunflower seeds and water while we tried to find a pigeon racing club person who would take her.

A man from Faribault,  who has a flock of racing pigeons,   gladly came   and picked her up.    He races birds in 100 or 400 mile races.   Below is a photo of this pigeon with   friendly chipmunk  taken  before the daring rescue.


Fifth Annual CVEC Film Festival

It’s coming again!

The 4th Annual Northfield Summer Film Festival

This year: “The Golden Days of the Hollywood Studios”

In cooperation with Carleton College, the Elder Collegium will present a series of four great films from the 1950s.  All are free and open to the public, on Tuesday evenings at 7:30, at Carleton’s Weitz Center cinema (Union and 3rd Streets), beginning on July 7.  Here’s the schedule:

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 7:  The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 14:  Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 21:  All That Heaven Allows (1955)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxJuly 28:  The Searchers (1956)

Seminars: In connection with the above films, CVEC will again offer a course of seminars, each to be given at 9:30 the following morning and led by the presenter of the week’s film.  For more information, go to   www.cvec.org.

Our Friends, the Barred Owls

mother owl owletThe sunny view, on bottom, I take to be the female.   The fluffy smaller guy must be their owlet.  The third I believe is the male, being a bit smaller than the female.  I thank Sue Harper for finding the female for me, in the arboretum.   Ed