There’s a number of exciting cultural opportunities in downtown Northfield this weekend. Friday, The Contented Cow hosts James Leider with his acoustic funk, folk and bluegrass, and the Tavern Lounge offers live music with Just Us. Saturday, the jazz duo of Debbie Bigelow and Dean Kleven will be at The Contented Cow and the Norwegian Cowboy will be performing old school country, samba and 1980′s rock at The Tavern Lounge. Kim Bloom, classical guitarist, will be appearing at the HideAway both nights.
Further afield, there are a number of noteworthy events in Greater Northfield. Friday, the Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents the Little Shop of Horrors at 7:30 p.m. and ArtOrg is presenting The Bad Plus at 8 p.m. at the Carleton Concert Hall. For Bohemians who prefer an al fresco art, it’s the Northfield Garden Club, hosting a public garden tour throughout Northfield, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funds raised will help support gardening and beautification efforts in Northfield. Tickets are available at Lansing Hardware, Knecht’s Nursery and Hodge-Podge Que, $10.
For those truly interested in taking a walk on the wild side, it’s the Dundas Sesquicentennial. Friday, from 5-11:30 p.m. our neighbor to the south celebrates 150 years with guided tours of historic homes, a Dukes game at 7 p.m. and an outdoor beer garden. Saturday, the Dundas Sesquicentennial continues from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning with a pancake breakfast. Midday you can enjoy a picnic lunch, the children’s carnival in Mill Park, and an Old Timers ball game. It’s definitely worth a trip down the Mill Towns Bike Trail.
For more information on these and other events, see the Northfield Entertainment Guide.