Community Calendar - Jan. 17-23, 2010Looking for something to do in the Northland? Look here first.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Jan. 17
The Bulldogs women’s hockey team will take on the Wisconsin Badgers at 4:07 p.m. at the DECC. See www.decc.org for details.
“Robin Hood,” which features a cast of nearly 50 children, will be staged at 2 p.m. at the Playhouse. It will also be staged at 1 and 4 p.m. Jan. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and 22. Cost is $9; call 733-7555 for reservations.
The Bayfront Park outdoor ice rink is open for skating, and the Bayfront Family Center will be staffed daily from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 730-4300.
Monday, Jan. 18
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, all branches of Duluth Public Library will be closed.
A free community breakfast in honor of Dr. King will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. Third St. At 8 a.m. a live broadcast of the Rev. Joseph Lowery’s speech from Minneapolis will be broadcast.
A Martin Luther King Jr. rally will be held at 11:45 at the DECC. Details TBA.
Betsy Crist will lead a Q-and-A presentation on IBD and nutrition at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in the Ontario Room. Crist is a registered dietitian with the Duluth Clinic. Call 729-7867.
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, Jan. 19
Create handcrafted bowls for Second Harvest’s “Empty Bowl” fund-raiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 2 at the Duluth Art Institute’s Lincoln Park studio (at 2229 W. Second St.). Reservations required; call 723-1310 for complete details.
A ceremony celebrating the unveiling of UWS’s $22 million Yellowjacket Union will be held at 4 p.m.
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 Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Three Days Grace, Flyleaf and Breaking Benjamin will perform at 7 p.m. at the DECC Arena. See www.decc.org or call (800) 745-3000 for tickets.
A reception for the Duluth Art Institute’s annual membership exhibition will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Depot in the Great Hall. Free and open to the public.
There will be a free antique appraisal from noon to 3 p.m. at the Depot. Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services will be on hand to take a look at your items (limit two appraisals per person).
The Marc Gartband will perform at 9 p.m. at the Brewhouse. Free.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church (The Coppertop). This month’s topic is “The Benefits of Human Milk.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 341-8369.
The Greater Downtown Council’s 25th annual dinner meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the DECC. Dinner will be served at 6:30, followed by a presentation by Kit Cramer of the International Downtown Association. Cost is $38; call 727-8549 for details.
Thursday, Jan. 21
Nice Bears (Marc Gartman and Kathy McTavish) will perform at 7 p.m. at Chester Creek Café. Free.
Lutheran Social Service will host an adoption information meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at its offices downtown in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St. Call (888) 205-3769 to register.
Friday, Jan. 22
The Alrights and Billy Don’t Be a Hero will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5.
A release party for Ellen Sandbeck’s book “Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Spiritual Deli, 3 W. Superior St. Prizes will be awarded for the best “Green Barbarian” costume.
The 2010 Duluth Children’s Conference will be held at the DECC. Details TBA.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Trapper Pete’s for dinner. Call 879-7866 to register.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Hermantown High School will host three outdoor games to be broadcast on Fox Sports North as part of the fourth annual Hockey Day Minnesota: Marshall vs. Hopkins at 10 a.m.; Hermantown vs. Eden Prairie at 1:30 p.m.; and the Duluth Icebreakers vs. Hermantown’s women’s team at 4:30 p.m.
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Mozart at 8 p.m. at the DECC Auditorium. Tickets start at $25; call 623-3776 to catch a ride on the Symphony Bus.
An awards banquet for Superior Speedway will be held at 6 p.m. Visit www.superiorspeedway.com for complete details.
Kanser will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5. Support acts TBA.
Painter Wendy Rouse will host “Watercolors in Hartley” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center. Cost is $125 ($105 for members). Call 724-6735 to register.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Johnny Beehner and Adam Waldron, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
The exhibit “A View from Space” will be on display through Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Duluth Children’s Museum. Also there: “Moneyville,” which will be on display through Sunday, Jan. 17.
“A Silent Unity of Gazes: The Photographic Vision of Luis Gonzalez Palma” will be on display through Sunday, Jan. 17, at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
Melanie Sternberg’s painting exhibition “Inside Out” will be on display through Monday, Jan. 18, at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
Lisa Casperson’s art will be on display at Bixby’s Bagels (in the Mount Royal Shopping Center) during the month of January.
Adam Swanson’s exhibit “Penguin at the Bar” will be on display during the month of January at the Red Mug in Superior.
The national exhibition “Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country” will be on display at the UMD Library through Feb. 25. Call 726-8130.
Paintings by David Ericson and Gilbert Munger will be on display through March 31 at the Depot in the Fesler Hallway.
“Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection” will be on display through Nov. 7 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.