Two special events set Friday in NYM
The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is hosting two special events in the community this Friday, Oct. 25.
As part of the current show of photographs of the upper Mississippi River by Chris Faust and historic photographs by Henry Peter Bosse that are on exhibit at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, there will be a free screening of “Twilight of the Mississippi” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. inside the Cultural Center.
The photographic exhibit, a concert last week by Charlie Maguire featuring songs inspired by the Mississippi River, and the screening of this documentary film are all being sponsored by the Viking Library System.
“Twilight of the Mississippi” is a haunting look into the troubled environment and psyche of the American Heartland. It follows the quixotic journey of the Unseen Ghost Brigade, a theater-troupe that built a raft and traveled down the Mississippi River in 2010.
The story plunges into the marginalized communities of America, a dense-patchwork of endangered worlds, with the river cutting through the middle of them all.
Winona LaDuke, the National Park Service, industrial farmers, fishermen, spiritualists, anarchists, river rats, a black shaman, and the Army Corps of Engineers: here are the stories, the secrets, and the dark comedy of America’s River.
Come early and enjoy viewing the photographs of the upper Mississippi in the Center’s gallery.
If you’re looking for something a little more musical, come to a masquerade at The Creamery Friday at 8 p.m.
Local band Dorthy Fix, featuring Michael Dagen and Amber Fletschock, will open for Beware the Vine from Fargo at the Creamery’s first-ever full scale concert.
Dorthy Fix has performed at Barter Fest in Hewitt and at the Longest Night Music Festival at the Cultural Center. This innovative duo are urrently working on a new album named “Heavy Meddle.”
The Cabaret duo “Beware the Vine” includes musicians Aimee Klein and Todd Ruzicka. They have just released a new EP, “Sex, Drugs & Cabaret,” consisting of six original songs and a special hidden track which will be for sale at the concert.
The cover charge of $5 to attend the concert is waived if you come in costume. Snacks, wine and beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase too.