The Lion’s Pause – Spaces
The Mane Stage is the Pause’s nightclub venue, hosting late-night events for the student body. Modeled after the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis, this space hosts dances, concerts, student performances, and comedians on a continuous basis.
Past events held at the Mane Stage include:
-The infamous Pause Dances, known around campus as the best reason to stay up till 2am in Northfield.
- Fall and Spring concerts by well-known artists such as Brother Ali, Ben Kweller, Doomtree, OK Go, and Ingrid Michaelson.
- Salsa and swing dance nights, and various other themed dances.
- Other performers such as comedians, hypnotists, and contortionists.
- Many student groups and performers also have use of the event space, with concerts from the a cappella groups The Limestones and Agnes, campus bands, break dance performances, and other student performances.
The Lion’s Lair is a smaller venue, with a “coffee house” feel, featuring events like acoustic acts, poetry readings, bands, and Open Mic Nites. Booths, small café tables, and wall lamps or –on occasion– candle tea-lights, create a very intimate performance space.
The Lair is a great place to see performances in a low-key and inviting atmosphere. When performances are not in progress, it’s a cozy, quieter space to chat with friends over a pause pizza, or (if you must) get some studying done.
The space is more than just a lounge, though, as it is the most popular spot on campus to catch your favorite cable TV shows, from American Gladiator to the Super Bowl. There’s no better place to grab a bite to eat and congregate with your fellow sports fans, Gleeks, Trekkies, or Office nuts.