RIVERFRONT  activities

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Illuminate the Lock

September 29, 2017; 8:00 PM
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam
1 Portland Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55401

Part two features The Uncompromising Hand by Andrea Carlson and engages Spirit Island, a limestone island and Dakota sacred site that was once in the Mississippi River near the current Lock and Dam. The lock wall will come alive with a hand drawn animation based on six photographs of the island from the MN Historical Society’s collection, which plot the island’s lengthy dismantle between the 1890’s and 1960’s. Text in Dakota and Anishinaabe will accompany the animation.


Mississippi Minute Film Festival

October 23, 2017; 5:30 PM
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Mississippi Minute Film Festival is back for a fourth year! Fans of the Mississippi River have submitted a collection of 60-second films to highlight the Minneapolis riverfront, and we can’t wait to show them to you. The night will be emceed by Joshua Will, of the Theater of Public Policy, who will bring that group’s touch of comedy and improv to our event. Register now!