Friday Flight Night
Aug
18
to Dec 31

Friday Flight Night

  • Chilkoot Cafe and Cyclery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Friday we will be hosting a different local brewery and 4 of their beers for your drinking pleasure. Representatives from the brewery will be on hand to ask questions and learn more about craft brewing. Flight and pint specials will be available for the guest taps. Bring a previous Chilkoot receipt in for a FREE flight! So keep a lookout on our FB and Instagram pages for more info. Please join us and bring your friends for some delicious beer education, nice company, local music, and great food. Flight Night starts at 5 and music begins at 6, we keep the party going until 9.

 

September 21st: Sociable Ciderwerks

Music: Zacc Harris Trio

 

September 28th: Barley Johns

Music: Parisota Hot Club

 

October 5th: Big Wood Brewing

Music: Riverside Rockets

 

October 12th: Modist Brewing

Music: Parisota Hot Club

 

October 19th: Utepils Brewing

Music: Joe Juliano

 

October 26th: Angry Inch Brewing

Music: Jake Hanson and James Buckley

November 2nd: Flat Earth Brewing

Music: Miss Myra and the Moonshiners

November 9th: Fairstate Brewing

Music: Parisota Hot Club

 

November 16th: TBA

Music: Joe Juliano

 

 

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Saturday Evening Wine and Dine
Jan
27
to Dec 31

Saturday Evening Wine and Dine

Every Saturday we will be showcasing different regions of the world that produce great wines. Each Saturday a new region will be featured. Wine flights specials will be offered as well as glass and bottle specials. Live music will be the entertainment and special guests including Cornbread Harris will be making an appearance throughout the series. We hope you'll join us for great food and new wine experiences. Wine and Dine starts at 5, music begins at 6. The party goes until 9 every Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February Artist Reception featuring Kirstin Prideaux
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

February Artist Reception featuring Kirstin Prideaux

Please join us for a showcase of Kirstin's photography. The reception will be held from 6-8 in the bike shop. Complimentary nips and libations will be served. We hope to see you there for this amazing display of local work.

About Kirstin:

I am an abstract photographer, examining the often overlooked minutia of everyday life.  Composing through a macro view I discover patterns, colors and textures that create unique landscapes, familiar shapes and captivating repetitions. I enjoy engaging the viewer’s imagination and visual context, like a rorschach test the images can be interpreted differently by each observer.

 

 

 

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First Friday featuring Laura Chandler
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday featuring Laura Chandler

Please join us this Friday, December 1st as we showcase the work of Laura Chandler. The reception will begin at 6 PM in the bikeshop. Complimentary nibbles and refreshments will be served. Her art will be displayed in the dining room for the month of December.

About the Artist:

Laura is a 23 year old self-taught artist and pet stylist who has always had a love of the natural world, the solitude of nature and the peace that comes with spending time with the plants and animals that inhabit it. She has a strong interest in astronomy and the unknown expanse of the cosmos. Her art reflects this with themes of solitude, isolation and detachment from society. She creates her art solely with spraypaint on stretched canvas or posterboard. She has created her own personal style from the spraypaint street art that first inspired her to try the medium. The method involves using multiple layers of color, using stencils to define planets, and creating definition by the addition and subtraction of paint. Tools used include a large variety of painting knives, clay sculpting tools, sea sponges, plastic bags, and handmade paper tools.

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September Featured Artist: Bella Culhane
Sep
5
2:30 PM14:30

September Featured Artist: Bella Culhane

Bella Culhane is an artist currently living and working in Stillwater.  She is self taught and works primarily with ink and watercolor. If you are interested in seeing more of her work, River Market Co-op and Southill Vintage carry her cards. Both are located in downtown Stillwater. Please visit us and enjoy Bella's work which will be displayed for the month of September. For all art related inquiries, email Bella.Culhane@gmail.com. 

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First Friday Featuring Northwoods Axe and Leather
Aug
4
to Aug 31

First Friday Featuring Northwoods Axe and Leather

For the month of August we are hosting Adam Strehlow and his company, Northwoods Axe and Leather. This medium is a first for us and we are very excited to have them. Come join us and meet the maker! The show starts at 6:00 PM in the bike shop. Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be served.

About the artist:

I've spent most of life outdoors. As a boyscout, a fisherman, an arborist, a runner, a camper - my whole life has fostered an appreciation for our natural world. I was pretty young when I got my first blade, which was eventually upgraded to a hatchet, and eventually my first axe. Going into forestry for a career seemed only right. And as an arborist, a sharp edge is your friend. Enter my wife - with a penchant for antique shops and estate sales. That combination has morphed into Northwoods Axe & Leather - she finds a vintage forestry tool with an edge that begs to be sharpened and restored, and I make it happen. Working with leather began as a way to protect each piece, and now I offer a variety of useful items.

Preview Northwoods Axe and Leather at:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthwoodsAxeLeather?ref=pr_shop_more

https://www.facebook.com/NorthwoodsAxe/

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Half Priced Wine Night
Jul
28
to Jul 30

Half Priced Wine Night

It's true, all bottles of wine are half off on Tuesdays.

Every Tuesday.

We are always bringing in something new, so please join us for a pleasant surprise or old favorite.

All you have to do is purchase $20 worth of delicious food and we will pop those half off bottles for you.

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Second Saturday featuring Tres Leches
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Second Saturday featuring Tres Leches

Tres Leches is a jazz, funk, and soul trio based out of Stillwater Minnesota. The group consists of Gunnar Lindquist on drums, Clay Knoll on bass, and Devin Wessels on keyboards. Their genre melding grooves have been heard all across the greater Twin Cities area from coffee shops to Cabella's sporting goods. The trio is currently in the process of recording their first studio release which will include original content alongside some of the group's signature takes on classic tunes.

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Second Saturday featuring Cattail Moon
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Second Saturday featuring Cattail Moon

Cattail Moon is a local band made up of five dynamic singer/song writers who love to make music. All five members contribute to lead and backup vocals, as well as playing multiple stringed and percussion instruments. Join us to hear what a true acoustic revival is all about. Original songs and fresh interpretations of music from a broad range of styles will be played.

Cattail Moon is Heidi, Sue, Jaime, Barb, Craig and they perform in western Wisconsin and the Minneapolis area.

To learn more about the band, please go to: http://www.cattailstringband.com/default.html

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First Friday featuring Maribeth Gedatus and Susan Solomon
Jun
2
to Jul 6

First Friday featuring Maribeth Gedatus and Susan Solomon

Maribeth (Beth) Gedatus is a photographer and writer who is honored to call the picturesque St. Croix Valley home.  Beth’s love for the endless beauty that surrounds each day is what she tries to capture in her images. Her work has been greatly influenced by, and infused with, the elements she sees in her work with the elderly, and those in hospice. The question she explores in her work is; what do we define as beauty when we look beyond the confines of perfection? Beth is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from Hamline University. To contact Beth email to, bethgphotographer@gmaill.com. To see more of her work please visit, http://www.captureminnesota.com/users/MaribethGedatus

Susan Solomon is a freelance paintress living in the beautiful Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. She is always inspired by the natural world and any given landscape, from sea to sky. She also loves working with poets and fiction writers, painting impressions of their words. Susan is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the school where David Lynch put in some time. To see more work or to contact, please visit www.susansolomonpainter.com

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Third Thursday Community Dinner with FamilyMeans
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Third Thursday Community Dinner with FamilyMeans

On the third Thursday of every month, Chilkoot will be hosting a family style dinner with part of the proceeds supporting a different organization in the community.

For the month of May, our beneficiary is FamilyMeans located in Stillwater. Their mission is to strengthen communities through strengthening families.

The cost of the dinner is $25 and reservations can be made by calling (651) 342-0429 or emailing emkaeolson@gmail.com. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to FamilyMeans, please join us in supporting our community!

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Second Saturday with The Madlibs
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Second Saturday with The Madlibs

The Madlibs are playing Chilkoot and we want you to join us! Bandmember Jared Camic is also the head brewer for Cosmos brewery with whom we hosted a beer dinner for Third Thursday. We will have Cosmos on tap during the event for those who missed out before! So if you like great music, great beer and maybe even dancing, this is the Saturday night you've been waiting for.

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First Friday May 2017 Keith Miesel
May
5
to Jun 1

First Friday May 2017 Keith Miesel

Artist Bio

 

Twin Cities-based for the last 40 years, Keith Miesel was born and raised in a farming area northeast of Detroit. He got his first camera, a plastic roll-film box camera, around age 10, using it to shoot pictures of family and friends.  He later attended Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula, and moved to Minneapolis after graduation.  While at Michigan Tech he photographed for the school weekly, the Yearbook and the Winter Carnival Pictorial, and studied photography and film with Professor Joe Kirkish, a Copper Country arts icon who remains a friend and influence to this day.  In the Twin Cities Keith studied with and was mentored by George Gambsky, a Minor White protege’ who taught at what was then the Crystal Bay Art Center, now known as the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. 

 

He has travelled and photographed in Central and South America, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and India.  He has made annual trips to photograph the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota for the last 40-odd years, and has partnered with the Save the Boundary Waters campaign to illustrate through photography its unique and precious value.  A portion of proceeds from sales of prints is donated to the cause of protecting this area from environmental threat from proposed copper-nickel mining at the Wilderness Area boundary. 

 

Besides this show, Keith’s work can be seen at his Studio 116 space in the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis (http://casketarts.com); at the Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook, MN (http://www.nwfamn.org); and online at keithmiesel.zenfolio.com.  For more information on open studioand other events, or for other inquiries, go to the Contact Information page on the keithmiesel.zenfolio.com site, or email him at keith.miesel@gmail.com.

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First Friday Artist for April 2017, Joseph Samuelson
Mar
20
to May 4

First Friday Artist for April 2017, Joseph Samuelson

Joseph Samuelson Artist's Statement

 

Some of these paintings are from a series that I began while teaching in Pontlevoy, France.  The others are from a series begun near Montespertoli, in the Italian countryside south of Florence.  Pontlevoy is a small town in the Loire Valley that has an agrarian economy mixed with an architectural history of more than a thousand years.  (There are a few Roman ruins nearby.)

These paintings were begun as abstractions of the buildings and landscapes within close proximity.  It seems that whatever the source of the inspiration, the paintings have a life of their own.  It is a language that develops once you begin to paint and put one brush stroke next to another.  Everything is a response to what is on the canvas, so no matter how much the original source is the beginning, it is not the end.

Joyce Cary, the Irish novelist, described it best.  "How lovely the stuff is when you’ve just put it down.  While it’s still all alive before it dies and sinks and fades.  Paint. Lovely paint."

He goes on to describe the struggle to make a painting, and it is that struggle that I am attempting.  These paintings all have the essence of a place, but if you look closely you would see that I changed what is before me.  I edited the natural world because of the logic of the canvas.  Sometimes it is with forms expanded or deleted, sometimes it is a subtle change of color.  But always it is within the confines of what seems to make, for me, a better painting.  It is best to remember that art sometimes describes in ways that words can't.

 

Though a couple of works are inspired by towns in the vicinity, all were begun in Pontlevoy or Tuscany and finished at my studio in Stillwater.

 

 

 

Joseph Samuelson can be contacted at 651-492-3877 or at

Joseph Samuelson.com

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Second Saturday April 2017!
Mar
20
to Apr 8

Second Saturday April 2017!

Music runs from 7-9PM on April 8th.

Chris Snyder

Local to Stillwater, and originally from Alaska

 

 

Chris Snyder brings a positive and energetic experience with each performance.

 

His style reflects americana and acoustic rock with a wide variety of musical influences that create feel good music.

 

Live music runs from 7-9PM, join us for dinner, drinks and a great experience!

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Beer Dinner with Cosmos Brewery
Feb
24
to Mar 16

Beer Dinner with Cosmos Brewery

Join us for a one of a kind beer dinner with local brewery, Cosmos Brewing! Located in Hugo MN.

 

Enjoy 5 samples of local beer paired with various dish creations from Andrew Kraft, executive chef at Chilkoot Cafe.

Social hour runs from 6:00-6:30, dinner begins at 6:30.

Cost is $35/Person

Reservations only.

Call to claim your spot!

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First Friday for March 2017: Adam Swanson
Feb
24
to Apr 6

First Friday for March 2017: Adam Swanson

Join us for our monthly First Friday event. Artist Reception runs from 6-8PM on Friday March 3rd.

Come enjoy wine, appetizers and wonderful bike inspired art!

A bit about the artist:

Adam Swanson

Bikes are locomotion. Bikes are symbols. Bikes are everywhere. My work addresses the future, fragility of the human presence, perseverance of nature and underlying threads of danger woven through societies. There is a deep relationship between art and science. The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.

 

After 10 years of travel and a few stints in Antarctica, I have called northern MN home since 2009. I paint full-time, am married and a father of two. More of my work can be seen on my website www.adamswanson.com.

 

All of this work is available for purchase. Please call/text 218-343-4304 or email adam@adamswanson.com.

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February Artist of the Month
Jan
23
to Mar 2

February Artist of the Month

Photographer

Jim Dahl

I am an amateur photographer and flower gardener.  You will note that the majority of my photos are of flowers.  I photograph intimate looks at the flowers that beatify the world all around us.  Most see the bright splashes of color and seldom take a closer look.  Mother Nature is a brilliant artist that creates beautiful structures in the details of her creations.  My goal as a photographer is to give you the viewer an intimate look at the beauty that is right there, if we just took a moment to look more closely.

My photos are printed on canvas, which I believe gives them a more realistic look.  If you are interested in any of the photos, but your site requires a different size, I can produce them in the size that works for you.

You can see my some of my photos at;

www.dahl-houses.us

JimDahl   jim@dahl-house.us

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First Friday Artist - January 2017
Jan
5
to Feb 2

First Friday Artist - January 2017

Almond Skraba

Stillwater, MN

 

I have been painting since I was three years old. I use all acrylic paints and I mix my own colors. I love detailing freely!

 

Many of the ideas and inspirations for my paintings come from movies, TV shows and books. More recently I have been drawing inspiration from comics and graphic novels.

 

My dream is to one day become a layout artist for animated movies.

 

I hope you enjoy my paintings.

 

Email: talkaberry@gmail.com

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Second Day of Our Winter Menu Tasting

Andrew Kraft, our new executive chef, has developed a new winter menu which we will sample on Monday and Tuesday.  We are now making our own fresh and delicious pasta in house.  The new dinner menu will always have at least one stuffed (agnoli, ravioli, megaglioni) one baked (lasagna, rotolini)  and a traditional pasta dish.  We have four new composed salads.  Lots on new small plates and five new entrees.  On Monday you will serve half the menu so you can sample everything (think tapas style).  If your so inclined come Tuesday and sample the other half of the menu!

Two seating options; 6:00pm and 8:00pm. and its only $20 per person!

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Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

New Winter Menu Tasting

Andrew Kraft, our new executive chef, has developed a new winter menu which we will sample on Monday and Tuesday.  We are now making our own fresh and delicious pasta in house.  The new dinner menu will always have at least one stuffed (agnoli, ravioli, megaglioni) one baked (lasagna, rotolini)  and a traditional pasta dish.  We have four new composed salads.  Lots on new small plates and five new entrees.  On Monday you will serve half the menu so you can sample everything (think tapas style).  If your so inclined come Tuesday and sample the other half of the menu!

Two seating options; 6:00pm and 8:00pm. and its only $20 per person!

 

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Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Art Show, With Music!

December’s paintings in the cafe are by Linda Moses. The work she has done this year
represents a return to basics. Linda works primarily in oil and watercolor, & occasionally in ink & acrylic. Inspirations are from the natural world, trees, rock, structure, son Aaron Hagar’s
photography, and the interactions of mountains and waters in the changing skies & light of the Pacific Northwest.

To add to this special event Linda has arranged to have music by An Luan, a traditional Irish ensemble during the art show.

Linda can be reached at
lindamoses@comcast.net

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Second Saturday Music with the Hypotheticals
Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Second Saturday Music with the Hypotheticals

Think Summer, think dancing on the beach at sunset in bare feet to bossas, jazz standards, and soothingly-jazzed up pop and R & B.

We are The Hypotheticals, a quartet that plays swingin'  jazz and contemporary classics: Paul Berger, excellent jazz guitarist, alumnus of the stellar Century Big Band.  He designs his own line of PT Berger Guitars; Lisa Borg, is a highly-skilled sax player, former music ed. teacher, and lead alto in the White Bear Big Band; Carol Caouette, piano and vocals, trained classically then played the night-club circuit with various bands, and with the White Bear Big Band. She is principal musician at White Bear UU Church; Steve Goranson has played bass since junior high, providing roots of chords and mostly steady rhythms for 50 years. He’s a founding member of the seminal Clear Lake, Iowa bar band The Fabulous Shucker Brothers and was inducted into the Iowa Rock n’ Roll Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Five Year Anniversary Party
Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Five Year Anniversary Party

Join us in celebrating five years of business, five years of community and five years of YOU- our amazing guests, family and friends.

 

Anniversary Party Family Events

On June 11th from 1-3pm Chilkoot will be hosting fun, free family events including:

·         Face Painting

·         Bike Safety Check

·         Bike Wash

 

Anniversary Party Dinner

On June 11th from 5-9pm, Chilkoot will be hosting a reservation only dinner party!

$20/person with 25% directly donated to Family Means and John Francis Foundation.

Featuring a four course meal, live music and art showcase- this is a can’t miss celebration!

To reserve call: 651-342-0429

 

Lee’s Italian Cooking Course Menu

Appetizer

Lemon-Basil Bruschetta

Salad

Fresh strawberry and mixed greens salad dressed in a simple balsamic and oil

Entrée Selections

“Auntie’s Rigatoni” with homemade red sauce

Italian Pot Roast over homemade polenta and Rapini

Wild Mushroom Risotto served with grilled asparagus spears

Dessert

Lemon Mascarpone Cheesecake

Tiramisu

Filled Cannoli

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