FridayConcert for Arlo Cristofaro's Debut Album, "The Great Glass Jar"
Hear songs from the new album by local Arlo Cristofaro, released on Aug. 21, live at the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street. Cristofaro will be joined by special guests Jonathan Young and Ian Iverson. The show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Fans will be able to buy copies of the CD at the concert for $10 each.
The Bridge Chamber Music Festival continues with a concert by Laura Caviani, a well-known jazz pianist. The concert, entitled “From Bach to Bop,” playfully blurs the boundaries between “Classical” music and jazz. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Carleton College Concert Hall.
Craig Wasner and Maren Brogger
The father-daughter duo will play the Tavern Lounge at 8 p.m. Expect covers of classic rock tunes, blues and country artists, and singer-songwriters like James Taylor.
The St. Paul-based band will be playing the Contented Cow at 9 p.m. The trio is aggressively analogue according to their Facebook page, with "no digital anything," and an ample appreciation for Wilco, Luna, Black Keys, Neil Young, Phish,The Kills, and the Pixies.
SaturdayYoga in Way Park
This is the second of six free yoga lessons in Way Park, thanks to a Healthy Activities Grant from Allina Health Partners. Instructor Melissa Sharpe will lead Saturday's class, which starts at 10 a.m. Yogis are advised to bring their own mat and gear, if possible, though there will be some basic materials available for first-timers. Free childcare will also be provided.
Riverwalk Market Fair
The art fair/farmer's market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Browse fresh, local and organic farm produce, while listening to this week's featured performer, singer/songwriter Barb Piper. There will also be rain barrel painting for kids, hosted by the Cannon Valley Watershed Partnership.
Bruce Jensen Benefit Concert
Stop by the Contented Cow to show support for three-time cancer survivor, local musician and Patch Blogger Bruce Jensen. Jensen recently had a tumor removed from the inside of his mouth. Saturday, six bands will play to raise money to defray the cost of his treatment. The benefit runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Twin Cities jazz quintet will play the HideAway at 7 p.m.
This 160-mile bike run doubles as a benefit for 11-year-old Chayton Beseke, who is locked in a battle with brain cancer. The ride will begin at Castle Rock and Roll Bar & Grill (27988 Chipendale Avenue), where there will also be a live auction and door prizes. Registration is $50 per person, an amount that includes a complimentary T-shirt and three meals. For more information, call Steve Beseke, 651-295-5984.
SundayThe Bridge Chamber Music Festival, Young Artist Recital
Come see Northfield's newest talents at 2 p.m. in Studio A, Skifter Hall at the St. Olaf campus.