Summit Society Happy Hour at Town Hall Brewery
Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave. S, Minneapolis
Relax with other Twin Cities young alumni and learn how you can help Macalester by volunteering through the Annual Fund’s Summit Society. Appetizers will be provided. Parking available on the street or in the adjacent public lot. RSVP to Paul Odegaard ’04 or just show up.
Right on Lake Street at the Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul
Join Professor David Lanegran ’63 and Macalester alumni and their families in celebrating student research, design and media projects featured in the Right on Lake Street exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. Right on Lake Street is a colorful, interactive exhibit developed by the Minnesota Historical Society, Macalester College and the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater. Lanegran will talk about the evolution of Lake Street. Tickets $7 for adults; $5 for children, ages 4-17.
Register online here»
Cheer with M Club at Scots Swimming and Diving Invitational
Butler Center Pool, The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul
Wear something orange and join M Club and the new student athlete club, Kilt Krew, to cheer on the Scots Swimming and Diving teams. Diving begins at 9 a.m.; swimming at 1 p.m. Look for a Mac the Scot sighting at this event! Email Steve Cox ’76 for more information. Bring a printout of this edition of MacWire to receive a free popcorn.
2nd Annual Green & Fair Trade Gifts Fair
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Do It Green! Magazine and Macalester MPIRG co-host the 2nd Annual Green & Fair Trade Gifts Fair. Shop for all of your green gifts in one place and learn how to have a more earth-friendly holiday season.
Student Alumni Social Justice Brunch
Cafe Mac, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center
Enjoy a free brunch with some of Macalester's change makers. Meet students and alumni working for social justice. This is a first event organized through the Mac Alumni for Change Network — a new group connecting Macalester alumni to support collective, individual and personal efforts towards making social change — and is sponsored by the Macalester College Student Government and EXCO Twin Cities. To RSVP or request more information, email David Boehnke ’07 or see the network's Facebook group.
Scots Pride Pre-Holiday Gathering
Quatrefoil Library, 1619 Dayton Avenue, Suite 105, St. Paul
Scots Pride holds its December gathering at Quatrefoil Library, which has been promoting understanding, an appreciation of diversity and history, and the value of LGBT communities since 1986. Come help celebrate Macalester's title as the “most gay-friendly college in America” and hear about the exciting Scots Pride events planned for 2008. Enjoy good food and great conversation. For more information about this event, email Stephen Sporer.
Learn more about the library at Quatrefoil.org»
Class of 1998 Preunion Happy Hour and Basketball Game
Start at Plums Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Snelling & Randolph, St. Paul
The Class of 1998 is celebrating its 10-Year Reunion in June and wants to start the celebration early. All members of the Class of 1998 are welcome to join classmates to cheer on the Scots Men's Basketball team. Meet at Plums for a drink at 6 p.m. and head over to the game at 7:30 p.m. The game begins at 7:45 p.m. at St. Kates.
Handel's ‘Messiah’ Community Sing Along
Ridgewood Church, 4420 Highway 101 S., Minnetonka, Minn.
Bring your friends and sing Handel's ‘Messiah’
in the 28th annual community sing-along sponsored by The Music Association of Minnetonka. Or, just sit back and enjoy the music. Free and open to the public. To RSVP, email Andi Wulff.
See The Nutcracker Performed by the Orlando Ballet
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando, Fla.
Join Macalester alumni and guests to see The Nutcracker performed by the Orlando Ballet accompanied by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Hosted by Russell P. Allen ’74, executive director of the Orlando Ballet. A light buffet supper begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the performance and backstage reception with the artists. $58 per person, including supper, ballet and reception. For questions or to reserve tickets, email Russell Allen ’74.
Students take to the stages of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center this winter to perform music and dance. These performances are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public.
Macalester Choir, MAC Singers, Womens' Choir and Mens' Chorus Concert
Featuring works by Mendelssohn, Nystedt, Pärt and Hassler performed by the Macalester Choir, MAC Singers, Women's Choir, Men's Chorus and selected soloists. Directed by Robert Peterson.
Mac Jazz and Mac Jazz Combos
Featuring original songs, vocalists, the spoken word and tap dancing. Directed by Joan Griffith.
Fall Dance Concert
Main Stage Theater
Guest artist Joe Chvala joins the Macalester faculty and select students in creating dance for this annual concert. Choreography is designed around the Theater and Dance Department's
2007-2008 theme of "Gods and Monsters." General admission $7.
Other performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
Macalester Symphony Orchestra
Featuring Dvorak’s Symphony no. 9; a Drake Andersen world premiere and Bloch’s Concerto Grosso. Cary Franklin conducting.
African Music Ensemble Concert
Featuring traditional African Music with authentic African drums, xylophones, flutes and songs. Directed by Sowah Mensah.
Collegium Musicum Macalestri
Featuring Renaissance music and Baroque sonatas with music by Holborne, Agricola, Bach and Mattheson. Directed by Carleton Macy.
Macalester students' compositions set to performance.
Traditions and Sirens Concert
The Sirens are Macalester's female a cappella pop group and the Traditions are their male counterparts.
Scotch Tape performs
Scotch Tape, the only co-ed a cappella group at Macalester College, sings primarily contemporary rock and pop music.