Regional Colleges calendar published Oct. 3, 2019

Events scheduled at regional colleges


University of Minnesota, Morris

Student events

Theater: “Julius Caesar,” Nov. 14-15, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16, 2 p.m., Humanities Fine Arts.

Prairie Gate Literary Festival

Three day literary festival with author readings and panel discussion at Briggs Library; workshop at Student Center, all listed by date.

Oct. 10: author readings by Sarah Stonich and Ariel Gordon at 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: author panel discussion “From Here to There” at 4 p.m. and author readings by Alan Shapiro and Bill Willingham at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 12: Craft talk workshops, 9 a.m.


Performing Arts

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

Eric Vincent: Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Edson Auditorium; concert by renowned French songwriter and musician has performed around the world, sponsored by Entre Nous, the French Club, free.

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

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


Nancy Atkinson: Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., science auditorium; the UM-Morris alumna will read from her book “Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions.” Weather permitting, telescope observations will follow.

Heid Erdrich and Elena Cisneros: Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., Briggs Library; the two poets will read from their work.

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.

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

Ballet Hispanico: Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium; an all-Latina choreographed program will explore iconic Mexican symbols and the fire of flamenco dance.

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

Chloe Briggs: through Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, Benedicta Arts Center; Chloe Briggs “Close” portraiture painting.


Michael Crouser: through Oct. 19, 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.

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