Regional Colleges calendar published Oct. 17, 2019

Events scheduled at regional colleges


University of Minnesota, Morris

Festival of Spanish language cinema

The 2019 Festival of Spanish Language Cinema: Transnational Connections in Hispanic Cinema will present shows at the Morris Movie Theatre, 12 East 6th Street in Morris. Free admission, shows scheduled include:

Todos lo Saben / Everybody Knows: Oct. 26, 4 p.m. The 2018 film starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem is about a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding when unexpected events reveal deep secrets. Rated R for some language. 2 hours, 13 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.

The Salesman / Forushande: Oct. 27, 4 p.m. In this 2016 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, an Iranian couple, performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller's “Death of a Salesman,” rents a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. A dangerous event disrupts the couple’s peaceful life. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image. 2 hours, 4 minutes. In Persian with English subtitles.

Performing Arts

For more information or to purchase tickets call 320-589-6077 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or visit

Dakota/Ojibwe Dance troupe: Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Edson Auditorium.


Shapeshift: Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium.

Hiplet Ballerinas: Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium.


Roxane Gay: Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Edson Auditorium; a moderated conversation with essayist, fiction writer and New York Times columnist Roxane Gay. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-hold-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism.

Art exhibits

Up Close and Personal: through Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m Saturday, Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery, Humanities Fine Arts; “Up Close and Personal: Labor and Narrative in Contemporary Art” featuring Orly Cogan, Alyssa Baguss, Jason Briggs, Betsey Alwin, Tatiana Potts and Sarah Fox.

Southwest Minnesota State University

Student events

Music: Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre; SMSU/Community Concert Band and the SMSU Jazz Ensemble present “De-Composition: Reimagining Works of Dead Composers.” Free admission.

College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University

Student events

Theater: “Photograph 51” by Anna Ziegler, Oct. 17-20, 24-26, Colman Black Box Theater, CSB.

Fine Arts Series

Events are in Escher Auditorium, Gorecki Theatre, Colman Theater or Sacred Heart Chapel on the CSB campus in St. Joseph or the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Great Hall or Abbey Church on the SJU campus in Collegeville. For more information or to purchase tickets call 320-363-5777 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or online at

Stefon Harris & Blackout: Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Gorecki Theatre; against the blur and visual fireworks of his flying mallets, Harris and his band defy traditional jazz definitions, embracing sleek, slinky soul, funk, R&B and hip-hop.


Theatre Re: Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; “The Nature of Forgetting” merges evocative movement with compelling live music to tell the story of a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. Panel discussion and Q&A following the show.

Scrap Arts Music: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; using instruments crafted from reclaimed industrial scraps to deliver intricate rhythms and energy and has evolved into Canada’s leading percussion ensemble.

Kevin Kling & Friends: Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; get primed for the holidays with the “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log.”

Cherish the Ladies: Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium; “A Celtic Christmas” blends music, vocals and step dancing as they put their signature mark on classic carols.

Art exhibits

Michael Crouser: through Oct. 20, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, until 9 p.m. Thursday, St. John’s Art Center; Michael crouser “Mountain Ranch: Traditional images of traditional times” black and white photography.

James A. Bowey: Oct. 22-Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, Benedicta Arts Center; “When Home Won’t Let You Stay” documentary photography/presentation, artist reception 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7.

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