Great Northern Festival // 1/27

Brian Eno and Donna Grantis: Arts’ Role in the Climate Crisis

FRI. 1/27 12-1 PM. Free, registration required.

Hear a conversation between Brian Eno and EarthPercent member and Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis (Prince, 3rdeyegirl) as they grapple with this moment and the arts’ role in tackling climate change. Moderated by The New York Times’ Jon Pareles.

Robert Blake & Chéri Smith: How tribal nations can lead the way to a renewable energy future

FRI. 1/27 4 PM. Free.

A conversation on the ways tribal nations can lead and benefit from pursuing renewable energy as an economic and environmental driver for their community.

Tariq Fancy: A Journey from Purpose to Whistleblower

FRI. 1/27 5:30 PM. Free.

Hear from Tariq Fancy, former chief investment officer for sustainable investing at BlackRock, about his journey from chief champion of sustainable investing to chief critic.

Ashwini Ramaswamy and Kevork Mourad: Invisible Cities

FRI. 1/27 7:30 PM. $30. All ages.

Bharatanatyam choreographer and dancer Ashwini Ramaswamy of the Ragamala Dance Company is back with her latest work since her critically-acclaimed piece Let the Crows Come. This performance reimagines Italo Calvino’s metaphysical novel by weaving together cultural perspectives and dance styles of several performers. Visual artist Kevork Mourad will create interactive visuals for Invisible Cities during the performance.

Eric Pasi: Palms Psalm

FRI. 1/27 10 PM. $12-$15. 21+.

Climate activist, artist, and entrepreneur Eric Pasi debuts music from his Polynesian surf rock project, Palms Psalm. After a several-year hiatus, Pasi, a first-generation Tongan-American, returns to the stage with a concept album addressing climate annihilation, colonialism, and Polynesian culture. In Partnership with Radio K.