This performance will welcome explorers Dave and Amy Freeman back to Ely after their "Year in the Wilderness" to raise awareness against the proposed Twin Metals copper and nickel mines which would seriously impact the BWCA watershed.
WHEN: Thursday, May 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Newly re-opened, historic A-Mill Artist Lofts at St. Anthony Main.
315 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
TICKETS: $30/person (click here to register), additional donations appreciated. Ticket includes appetizers, beverages and entertainment.
The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, is a national effort to permanently protect this national treasure and its wilderness-edge communities from proposed sulfide-ore mining. Come and celebrate recent achievements and get energized for the important work ahead!
Join us for an evening discussion with a group of local artists whose creative work responds to water and the issues it touches; utilizes water as material, inspiration, or gathering place; or engages directly with water, water systems, and efforts to protect water and the lives and communities it touches.
Each artist will share a perspective on art and water in a short illustrated talk, which will be followed by small and large group conversation with attendees. Discussion will be wide-ranging, and will center on ways artists and other creative people can imagine and act for more environmentally sustainable and equitable places and communities.
This will be the concluding ride for 30 Days of Biking. The ride will include a river clean up in the Bottineau neighborhood, a stop at Izzy's Ice Cream for a special collaborative treat between Izzy's and Bent Paddle), and a final performance at Surly Brewery. More details and sign up here.
In March Ben Weaver brought Explorers Dave and Amy Freeman, who are living in the Boundary Water for 12 months in support of the campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, a unique resupply in the form of a private concert. Ben was accompanied by Billl DeVille and Nate Ryan of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current. Join Ben Weaver and Mike Munson for a special evening of music and help raise further awareness about Dave and Amy's work and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters.
Friends of the Land of Keweenaw Presents: Ben Weaver, Surrounding Water Recap, An Evening of song, story and reflection from a bicycle trip around Lake Superior.
Hosted By Save the Wild UP: Ben Weaver, Surrounding Water Recap, An Evening of song, story and reflection from a bicycle trip around Lake Superior.
Group Ride with Fort William First Nations and Petrie's Cycles.
A mash-up of the venerable NYC Explorers Club and some especially quirky Duluth climbing traditions. Envisioned as a monthly gathering for persons with an interest in topics of exploration and adventurous tomfoolery, accompanied and/or fueled by fine spirits! Meet and fill glasses in the deliciously appointed Vikre Tasting Room at 7pm, attend a half-hour lecture by local adventurers at 7:30, followed by more fellowship and tippling. This is not an event for climbers only, it’s for anyone who enjoys sipping cocktails while letting the mind wander down avenues of grand discovery during a story/report/tall tale about a big trip/adventure/exploration/experience.
LYRIC: Poetry, Prose, and Music for the Conservatory’s Next Hundred Years – Berglund Room.
- Performers include: Ed Bok Lee, Angela Pelster, Katrina Vandenberg, & Ben Weaver
Please join local poets Cole Sarar and Ben Weaver for an hour of outdoor poetry, story, and song inspired by autumnal sights and sounds at Silverwood Park. At 6:30 pm, gather around "Still," a glowing cast of a fallen tree made by sculptor Aaron Dysart and prepare yourself for an enchanted evening.
Limited hay bale seating provided. Please bring a blanket or chair if you'd like. Warm yourself by a fire and roast a marshmallow (or two or three) as we end the night with conversation and an adult beverage if you choose to pack one in your bag.
Come early, walk the trail, and discover 6 poetry stops including works by Lisa Marie Brimmer, Mike Finley, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Cole Sarar, Bart Sutter, and Ben Weaver.
This one night only performance at The Cedar Cultural Center will feature song, conversation, stories, photos and videos from Ben’s Surrounding Water trip. There will also be local bicycle and food partners with offerings and contributions.
Hosted by Salsa Cycles and The Land Trust