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/ .)

Films (Weitz Cinema)

Sun., Mar. 4       6:00    Student Short Films

During his visit to Northfield, Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson is holding extensive workshops with a group of students from Carleton and St. Olaf. At this final event, the students who have been working with Sigurdsson will introduce and show the films they made under his guidance.

Music (Applebaum Recital Hall)

Sun., Mar. 4        5:00    Voice Recital: Nathan Gibes ‘18

Senior vocal recital by Nathan Gibes will feature selections from Schubert, Handel, J.S. Bach, Poldowski, Fauré, Copland, and others.

Museum exhibitions

Shawnee, OH: Gallery Installation by Brian Harnetty  (Hamlin Creative Space, through Mar. 14)

Brian Harnetty is a composer, performer, artist and writer who works with sound archives. Many of his pieces transform archive material into newly re-contextualized sound collages. His installation SHAWNEE, OH explores the historic, economic, cultural, and environmental sounds of Appalachian Ohio. Together, the music, photos, and video focus on eleven aural portraits of local residents recounting their lives, work, friendships, and deeds.

Glimpses of Eternity: Icons in the Orthodox World  (Perlman Teaching Museum, through Mar. 12)

An exhibition of icons and other religious objects co-curated by history professor Bill North and his students.

Contemporary American Painting [1945]  (Perlman Teaching Museum, through Mar. 12)

American paintings, prints, and drawings, ca. 1900–1950, from Carleton and Gustavus Adolphus College Collections. Co-curated with students.

Note: Carleton Winter Term classes end on March 9.  We’ll suspend these Weitz calendars for about two weeks until classes resume at the end of March after spring break.   Rich Noer

Weitz Calendar

Upcoming public events at
Carleton’s Weitz Center

(Note: times and venues are subject to change.  Carleton recommends verifying before you
http://apps.carleton.edu/calendar/ .)

Films (Weitz Cinema)

Mon., Oct. 23     7:00    International Film Forum: “Black Girl” (Senegal, 1966)

The story of Diouana, an illiterate nursemaid from Dakar who follows her French employers to the Côte d’Azur with dreams of discovering France. But once in Antibes, she finds herself enslaved, trapped in the couple’s well-appointed holiday apartment and on the receiving end of their domestic frustrations. Her ensuing rebellion is both a desperate act and one of the great cries of cinematic outrage.

Wed., Oct. 25     7:00    “Harmony” (Japan, 2015)

“In an utopian, futuristic world, where humanity has acquired eternal life, a young high ranked agent of the world’s leading health company investigates a wave of suicides.”  (imdb.com)

Fri., Oct. 27        8:00    Student Union Movie Org: “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975)

“A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.” (imdb.com)

                          11:00    “Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sat., Oct. 28       8:00    “Rocky Horror Picture Show

                          11:00    “Rocky Horror Picture Show

Music (Kracum Performance Hall)

Fri., Oct. 27        7:00    Symphony Band Concert

Music from the standard band and wind ensemble repertoire as well as orchestral transcriptions. A dedicatory concert for the new music facilities. Music by Joan Tower, Paul Creston, Howard Hanson, Norman Dello Joio, and others.

Sat., Oct. 28       6:00    Voice Showcase Recital: “Sondheim!!! – A Musical Review”

Songs performed will be drawn from Sondheim shows Sweeny ToddEvening PrimroseInto the Woods, West Side Story, The Frogs, Saturday Night, Company, Follies, Passion, Merrily We Roll Along, and A Little Night Music.

Sun., Oct. 29      3:00    Chinese Ensemble Concert

The Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble performs on traditional bowed strings, plucked strings, winds and percussion instruments. Their repertoire includes Chinese classical, folk, percussion, minority, and contemporary music.

Dance (Weitz Large Dance Studio, Room 165)

Sat., Oct. 28       7:00    Hula Performance: “Hālau Kiawekūpono O Ka Ua”

Five members of a male hula school from Hawaii will share ancient and modern hula.

Drama (Weitz Theater)

Thu., Oct. 26      7:30    Carleton Players: “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

Chicago, 1930s: the “Cauliflower Trust” is making a move to conquer the vegetable trade when petty criminal Arturo Ui concocts his protection racket.  After a reign of terror, Ui emerges as an undisputed mob boss and king of the vegetable monopoly.  Bertolt Brecht’s play is much more than a simple gangland comedy, however.  Written in the early 1940s, the play is also a thinly veiled allegory of the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich, told through the borrowed plot of Shakespeare’s Richard III.

Reservations for all performances: https://apps.carleton.edu/arts/events/tickets/

Fri., Oct. 27        7:30     “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

Sat., Oct. 28       7:30     “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”


Museum exhibition (through Nov. 15)

SEE: New Work by Studio Art Faculty

Works by full and part-time Studio Art faculty artists: Dan Bruggeman, Kelly Connole, Fred Hagstrom, David Lefkowitz, Stephen Mohring, Linda Rossi, Danny Saathoff, Mike Helke, Jana Pullman, Eleanor Jensen, and Juliane Shibata.


Listing compiled from Carleton Campus Calendar by Rich Noer.

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.


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