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/ .)

Film (Weitz Cinema)

Sun., Apr. 30       2:00    SUMO: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007)

“With their warning about Lord Voldemort’s return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.” (imdb.com)

Tue., May 2          7:00    International Film Forum: “The Winds Know I’m Coming Back Home” (2016)

“Chilean documentary maker Ignacio Aguero is working on his first long feature fiction film based on an old documentary project in an island in Chiloé.” (imdb.com)

Thu., May 4         7:00    International Film Forum: “Consuming Spirits” (2013)

“An independent feature animation, chronicling the lives of three characters who live in a rust belt town called Magguson, and work at its local newspaper The Daily Suggester. They are Gentian Violet 42, Victor Blue 38, and Earl gray 64, who first appear to be acquaintances. But as the film unfolds, we find they have a long diabolical history, revolving around social service intervention, and foster care, romance and hatred.” (imdb.com)  Followed by Q&A with director Chris Sullivan.

Sun., May 7         2:00    SUMO: “Harry Potter and the The Half Blood Prince” (2009)

“As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as ‘the property of the Half-Blood Prince’ and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past.” (imdb.com)


Drama (Weitz Theater)

Thu., May 4         7:30    Carleton Players production of “Our Country’s Good”

The play, based on the true story of the founding of Sydney, Australia as a penal colony 1788, pits the sadistic Major Robbie Ross against Admiral Arthur Phillip and Lieutenant Ralph Clark, who together help the convicts transcend their bestial existence by doing . . . a play.  At turns dramatic and comic, Our Country’s Good is finally an impassioned expression of the redemptive power of art.

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

Fri., May 5           7:30    “Our Country’s Good”

Sat., May 6          7:30    “Our Country’s Good”

Sun., May 7         2:00    “Our Country’s Good”

    Continues May 11-13


Museum exhibition

Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland (ends May 7)

Nine Irish photographers interpret rural landscape with new aesthetic and critical approaches.

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

Our frequent guest

This cottontail seems to like climbing over the rocks in our area well.    Ed