Community Calendar - Feb. 21-27, 2010A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Feb. 21
Auditions for the Duluth Playhouse production of Charlie Lovett’s “Twinderella: The Musical,” for actors between the ages of 8 and 18, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Feb. 21-22, at the Depot’s Ruth Maney Room. Call 310-1455 for details.
The Swedish Cultural Society of Duluth will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 219 N. Sixth Ave. E. Elise Peters will present a program on folkdrakt (Swedish folk dress). Open to the public. Call 525-4274.
UMD’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will play a fundraiser for the James R. Murphy Scholarship at 3 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Financial aid experts from UWS and elsewhere will offer free application assistance to prospective college students at 2 p.m. at Superior High School’s library computer lab. Call (866) 578-4625.
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.
There will be a public showing of “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” the movie about the white rose anti-Hitler movement of 1943. The showing starts at 6:30 p.m. at Peace Church UCC, 1111 E. 11th Ave. N. The trailer of the movie and other excerpts from the film can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5A4ETW_Io.
Monday, Feb. 22
Colleen Belk will present a seminar on the biological basis of sex differences in body shape at 3 p.m. at UMD (in the room Chemistry 150). The free event is part of the school’s Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
UMD’s Jacob Jonker will perform a faculty artist recital at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students; ticket sales benefit music scholarships.
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, Feb. 23
This month’s Mayor’s Night event with Don Ness will start at 5 p.m. in City Hall Room 405.
There will be a screening of the documentary “America the Beautiful: Is America Obsessed with Beauty?” followed by a Q-and-A session with the film’s producer, Darryl Roberts, at 6 p.m. at UMD (in the room Life Science 175). The free event is part of the school’s Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Dennis James Armstrong, a Level III predatory offender, has moved to a residence on England Avenue in the Riverside neighborhood. The Duluth Police Department will hold a community notification meeting about Armstrong, who has a history of sexual contact with males and females between the ages of 5 and 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Morgan Park’s Good Fellowship Center. Call 730-5464 if you have any further questions.
YWCA’s annual membership meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Building for Women, 32 E. First 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 Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
The documentary “Holy Twin Ports: The History, Sacred Traditions, Beautiful Artifacts and Architecture of Duluth Churches,” will be shown for free at 6:30 p.m. at Lakeside Lester Park Community Club, 106 N. 54th Ave. E. Come half an hour early for a chili and cornbread dinner. Call 525-0845.
The featured guest at the last of the free Paul Lundgren Happy Hours, which are held at 6 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone, will be poet Ryan Vine.
Fay Beyond Frail will perform at 9 p.m. at UMD’s Kirby Student Center. Free for students; $5 everybody else.
The Red Star nightclub at Fitger’s hosts salsa lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Tickets are $5, but they are good for $5 off any drink.
The Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St., Room 109, will hold a free medical clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 727-3399 to schedule an appointment. Services include non-emergency medical care for men, women and children.
Thursday, Feb. 25
The Emily Program will present the program “A Mindful Approach to Eating” at 9 p.m. at UMD’s Kirby Student Center (Room 268). The free event is part of the school’s Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Nice Bears (Marc Gartman and Kathy McTavish) will perform at 7 p.m. at Chester Creek Café. Cost TBA.
The third and fourth segments of the six-part documentary series “Unnatural Causes” will be screened for free at 5:30 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone. They concentrate on the connection between diabetes and oppression in Native American communities and why your street address is a strong predictor of your health.
The UWS Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the school’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium (in Old Main). Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Call (715) 394-8115.
The operas “Suor Angelica” and “Pagliacci” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-27, at UMD’s Marshall Performing Arts Center. Cost is $17 for adults, $13 for seniors, $8 for students and $6 for UMD students; call 726-8877 for tickets.
“The Secret Garden” runs through March 7 at the Playhouse; Thursday and Friday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. and there will be shows at both times Feb. 27 and March 6. Cost is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $15 for youth/students and $19 for groups of 15 or more. Call 733-7555.
Friday, Feb. 26
Bill and Kate Isles will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. The show commemorates the 10th anniversary of Bill’s return to music (which just happened to take place at Beaner’s). It will be the duo’s only local performance of the winter. Cost is $15, though advance tickets, available at www.billandkateisles.com, are only $12.
There will be a moonlit ski and snowshoe event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center. Cost is $5; register by calling 721-3731 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a screening of the documentary “America the Beautiful: Is America Obsessed with Beauty?” at 10 a.m. at UMD’s Multicultural Lounge (273B). The free event is part of the school’s Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
The performance art production “Three Nights in Six Dimensions” will be presented at 8:03 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 6:03 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26-28, at The Venue at Mohaupt Block. The show features Semblesque Performance Company artistic director Jill Ellen Hall, Low guitarist Alan Sparhawk, photographer John Heino and filmmaker Chani Becker in a series of improvisational performances designed to layer upon one another over three nights. Admission each night is a free-will donation with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief.
Dan Hartman’s informal “Coffee with a Councilor” meet-and-greet is scheduled for 8 a.m. at Chester Creek Café.
University Theatre’s children’s play “Wiley and the Hairy Man” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-27 and at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at UWS’s Manion Theater. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children and $2 for UWS students. (Additionally, groups of 10 or more get in for $6 a person.) Call (715) 394-8380.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Red Lobster for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Lake Superior College will host the 18th annual Living Green Conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults (or $6 with a food shelf donation) and free for children younger than 12. Dr. Arne Vainio of Cloquet will be the keynote speaker.
The Lake Superior Family Fun Fest will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, at the DECC. Admission is $5, though carnival rides are a few bucks each (or $15 for unlimited rides). See www.lundeenproductions.com/funfest for complete details.
Positive Energy Outdoor (ed)Ventures’ Mush for Kids Winter Family Festival will be held at Marshall School. (Time TBA.) Cost is $10, though children younger than 3 are free. Mush for Kids offers a wide variety of winter activities, including dogsled rides for kids ages 3 to 12, horse-drawn sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping demonstrations, skijoring, cocoa, cookies, a silent auction and more.
The workshop “Conquer Your Clutter” will be presented at 9 a.m. at Valentini’s. Cost is $75. Call 213-8071.
Kristin Swenson will sign “Bible Babel” from 1 to 2 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts.
The comedians Jeff Dye (from “Last Comic Standing”) and Jonatan Mitchell will perform at 9 p.m. at the UMD Ballroom.
Mayor Don Ness will speak at a Minnesota Without Poverty event to be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. This is a free event, and child care will be provided.
Tim Nelson’s 500 Million Society will perform at 10 p.m. at the Rex Liquor Emporium. Details TBA.
The Citizens Federation Northeast will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the West Duluth American Legion, 5814 Grand Ave., to raise funds for its effort to achieve affordable health care for all. (A corresponding bake sale runs until noon.) Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for those ages 6 to 12 and free for kids younger than that; call 727-0207 for tickets.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Mike Stanley and William Alexander, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Carlton VFW for a steak fry and shrimp dinner. Call 878-0872 to register.
The national exhibition “Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country” will be on display at the UMD Library through Thursday. Call 726-8130.
“Biomorphic: The Woodworking Artistry of Tim Byrns” will be on display through Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Depot’s Fesler Gallery.
“The Atomic Edge: Design in Print Imagery, 1940s-1960s” will be on display through March 14 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.
The Duluth Art Institute’s annual membership show is on display through March 14 in the Great Hall of the Depot.
“Bloom Under the Snow,” which features artwork from members of the Arrowhead Alliance of Artists with Disabilities, will be on display through March 15 at UMD’s Multicultural Center (in the Kirby Student Center).
The St. Louis County Historical Society traveling exhibit “Preserving the Old Country: The Experiences of Croatians, Serbians and Slovenians in St. Louis County” runs through March 16 at the Depot.
“All Fired Up: The Ceramic Arts in Minnesota” will be on display through March 28 at the Depot’s John Steffl Gallery.
Paintings by David Ericson and Gilbert Munger will be on display through March 31 at the Depot in the Fesler Hallway.
James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Dorothy Sayers are the subject of the Karpeles Manuscript Library’s latest exhibit, “The Detective, the Detective Scholar and the Spy,” which you’ll be able to peruse through April 30 at 902 E. First St.
“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.