Community Calendar - Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Nov. 29
The Bentleyville Tour of Lights, which opened Friday at Bayfront Festival Park, will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 2, 2010. This is a free event. See www.bentleyvilleusa.org.
Jamestown Story will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Take Cover and the Hand Me Down Kids are also on the bill. Cost is $7.
The city of Duluth Parks and Recreation’s annual skating parties are here again and the first event is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. The first skating party will feature an opportunity to skate with members of the UMD Bulldog men’s and women’s hockey teams. This event will be held in the DECC arena. All skating parties are free and open to all ages. Participants need to bring their own skates. Music will be provided by Shelly’s Mobile Music Machine. There will be free door prizes for the kids and Old Country Buffet will provide free cookies to all. DECC concessions will also be open during this time period.
Bill Moen will sign “What Might Have Been” from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger’s.
The Chmielewski Fun Time Polka Band and Loren Lindevig will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Aad Shrine Temple, 5152 Miller Trunk Highway in Hermantown. Cost is $5.
Monday, Nov. 30
The YMCA will host a soup lunch fund-raiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 722-4745 for details.
The Monday Adult Skaters (Ladies Recreational Club) have an open skate in the DECC arena from 11 a.m. to noon. Price is $3 per session and parking passes for the season (which runs through March) are available for $5. Sessions open to all adult skaters. Call 724-2285 for more. Bring your own skates.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Two guitar ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (The Coppertop). This month’s topic is “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Starting Solids.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 341-8369.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
The Score Bar hosts salsa dancing every Tuesday night. Free dance lessons kick off the night from 7 to 8, followed by open dancing until midnight.
The Autism Association of Northern Minnesota will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Kenwood Edison Charter School, 1750 Kenwood Ave.
Wednesday, Dec. 2
The UWS Percussion Ensemble will play world music at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Call (715) 394-8115 for details.
There will be a public meeting about the proposed Highland water tank at 6 p.m. at the Duluth Heights Community Center, 33 W. Mulberry St.
Fairlawn Mansion in Superior will host a holiday sampler from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $20 or $60 for a group of four. This event includes beverage samples from Keyport Liquors, a buffet, door prizes, musical performances and a silent auction.
There will be an open house regarding the city’s in-the-works parks and recreation master plan at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hillside Community Center, 12 E. Fourth St.
The Homesteaders will meet at noon for their annual Holiday potluck at the Duluth Town Hall on Homestead Road. Music by North Shore Community School students. Everyone welcome.
Thursday, Dec. 3
The Playhouse will present “The Three Musketeers” from Dec. 3-20. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday shows are 7:30 p.m.; Saturday shows are at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Cost is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $15 for youth and $19 for members of a group with 15 or more people; call 733-7555 for tickets.
UWS’s Winterfest will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school’s Health and Wellness Center. This free annual community event includes photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, choirs from local schools and much more.
“Sausage!” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5, 8-12 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 6, an ASL-interpreted matinee, at UMD’s Marshall Performing Arts Center. Cost is $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $8 for children and $6 for UMD students; call 726-8561 for tickets.
There will be an open house regarding the city’s in-the-works parks and recreation master plan at 11 a.m. at the Depot’s Great Hall and another at 6:30 p.m. at Portman Community Center, 4601 McCulloch St.
The Mental Health Support Group will meet from 5-7 p.m. in meeting rooms 1-3, eastside lobby level of the Miller Dwan Medical Center, 502 E. Second St. This free and confidential meeting for people who have mental illness takes place the first and third Thursday of each month.
Friday, Dec. 4
Dink Tank’s holiday special will be staged at 8 p.m. Dec. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 at Teatro Zuccone. Cost is $10. Then Friday night improv sets start at 10:30. Cost for that is $5 or free with a Dink Tank holiday special ticket.
Keri Noble will perform a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center. Tickets are $15 and $20; call 723-1895 to purchase.
The vocal jazz group Lake Effect and Chill Factor will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Opening at local theaters: “Brothers.”
Preston Gunderson, Definitive Rhyme Syndicate and Good Knight will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $10.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Outback Steak House for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.
Food & Funny, a dinner show featuring entertainment from comedians Scott Derenger and James Ervin Berry, will be held at 8 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $18 ($10 for just the show). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Saturday, Dec. 5
Tugboat Children’s Theatre will stage “The Crane’s Wife” at 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and 12-13 at Teatro Zuccone. Cost is $12 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and younger. Call 336-1414 or visit www.teatrozuccone.com.
Lake Superior Zoo will be hosting a birthday party for its polar bear, Berlin, and photos with Santa from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Standard admission fees apply.
The seventh annual Rock and Roll Kamikaze show starts at 10 p.m. at Pizza Luce. Local musicians are assigned randomly selected makeshift bands; they have one month to play one assigned cover, one original and third song, which is up to the new band. Cost is $5 to witness the results. All ages.
UMD’s Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
The local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will host the Jingle Bell Run/Walk, a 5K to help fight arthritis, at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 ($25 before Nov. 28); register at www.duluthjbr09.kintera.org or at the event an hour before the walk.
There will be a family breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon at Morgan Park’s Good Fellowship Community Center. Cost TBA.
The Get It Local Art Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. More than 25 Twin Ports artists will be selling their wares.
Aaron Brown will sign “Overburden: Modern Life on the Iron Range” from 11 a.m. to noon at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park; Gail de Marcken will follow him from noon to 1 p.m. when she signs “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” The day continues with Mitch Omer of Hell’s Kitchen signing his restaurants’ new cookbook, “Damn Good Food,” from 1 to 2 p.m. and Sally Bair signing “Williwaw Winds” from 2 to 3 p.m.
Mary Linda Sather will sign “Boo Boo Bear’s Mission: The True Story of a Teddy Bear’s Adventures in Iraq,” illustrated by children from military and civilian families, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger’s.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Scott Derenger and James Ervin Berry, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
The annual Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by TOPS WI987, runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Superior Town Hall, 4917 S. Highway 35. More than 20 area crafters, plus bake sale and lunch available.
“Victory,” new work by Aaron McLeod, will be on display through Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Duluth Art Institute’s George Morrison Gallery (in the Depot). Also through Nov. 29: “The Modern Primitive,” new work by Gary Swanson, will be on display in the Depot at the DAI’s John Steffl Gallery.
“Natural World Observed 2009,” which documents every region of the country, will be on display through Dec. 20 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.
An exhibit featuring work from UMD faculty will be on display through Jan. 10, 2010, at the university’s Tweed Museum of Art.
Nancy Stone is showing original oil paintings through Sept. 30 at Moxie Hollow, 323 E. Superior St.
Cecilia Lieder’s annual solo exhibit at Northern Prints Gallery, 318 N. 14th Ave. E., will be on display through Jan. 9, 2010. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Tweed Museum of Art will be showcasing artwork by UMD art and design faculty through Jan. 10, 2010.
The exhibit “A View from Space” will be on display through Jan. 10, 2010, at the Duluth Children’s Museum. Also there: “Moneyville,” which will be on display through Jan. 17, 2010.
“A Silent Unity of Gazes: The Photographic Vision of Luis Gonzalez Palma” will be on display through Jan. 17, 2010, at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
“Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection” will be on display through Nov. 7, 2010, at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
The free Veterans’ Memorial Hall exhibit “Generations of Service,” which spans roughly 150 years of military service and includes locally donated artifacts, is now open at the Depot. See www.vets-hall.org.