Community Calendar - March 14-20, 2010A weekly compendium of community events and art exhibits in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, March 14
“Worlds Apart,” two one-act plays written and directed by Carly Feroe, will be staged for free at 7:30 p.m. at the Play Ground. (Mature subject matter.)
The Suzuki Talent Education Program will present its spring concert at 3 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Monday, March 15
A question-and-answer presentation about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative
colitis will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital (in the Ontario Room). Call 729-7867.
Community Action Duluth, 19 N. 21st Ave. W., prepares and e-files tax returns Monday and Wednesday evenings for those with dependents, senior citizens and people with disabilities. Call 726-1665 to set up an appointment. Additionally, walk-in tax service (for households with less than $49,000 in income) is available at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays.
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.
Chip Cravaack is holding a fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mr. D’s in West Duluth. Cravaack is seeking endorsement as the Republican candidate for the Eighth Congressional District in Minnesota. Tickets are $20 purchased at the door or in advance.
Tuesday, March 16
Hamlin Music Academy, 5615 Grand Ave., will host its annual spring recital at 2 p.m. Free.
Fishing pro Mike Delvisco will visit Texas Roadhouse from 6 to 8 p.m. Get his autograph or just ask a few questions about angling.
Observe Tweed Museum of Art staff and UMD interns conduct extensive inventory and assessment of TMA’s collection from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is a weekly free event.
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, March 17
A free antique appraisal, featuring Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Depot (in the Rotunda). Bring up to two items.
The Lake Superior Business Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DECC. Keynote speakers include Al Lautenslager, co-author of “Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days” and Innovations in Quality’s Jeffrey Thompson. Admission is free with a complimentary ticket, which can be attained by visiting www.duluthbusinessexpo.com.
McInnis’ Kitchen will play at Sunset Bar & Grill’s free St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which will be held from 6 to 10 p.m.
The United Way of Greater Duluth is collecting bikes for a swap in April. Drop off any unused bicycles at OnSite Professional Cleaning, 4410 Grand Ave. (near Denfeld), between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through March 31.
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.
Grandma’s Sports Garden will host a St. Patrick’s Day party from 4:30 p.m. until close. Cost is $5 for those between the ages of 18 and 20; 21-plus get in for free.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 10 a.m. at the Coppertop Church. This month’s topic is “Avoiding Common Problems.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 341-8369.
Thursday, March 18
The ninth annual House of Hearts celebrity bonspiel will be held March 18-20 at the Duluth Curling Club. Find complete details by visiting www.hohduluth.org or calling 727-1851.
A gallery reception for the Duluth Art Institute’s three new exhibits will be held at 5 p.m. at the Depot. (For details on the shows, see “Exhibits.”)
Horton’s Gym will host a Golden Gloves event at 7 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden. Cost is $15 at the door.
Robin Hickman’s free youth workshop “Lovin’ the Skin I’m In” will be presented at 7 p.m. at Marshall School. Call 722-7425, ext. 111.
Dennis Kempton will direct John Pielmeier’s “Agnes of God” at 7:30 p.m. March 18-20 at the Play Ground. Cost is $10.
The Bookstore at Fitger’s hosts “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Friday, March 19
The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s annual Lonely Pines Concert Series will be held Friday through Sunday, March 19-21, at the Radisson. Get complete details by calling (800) 635-3037 or visiting www.minnesotabluegrass.org.
Dan Hartman’s recurring “Coffee with a Councilor” series of informal meetups will be held at 8 a.m. at Mike’s Western Café, 2809 W. Superior St.
A benefit concert for the Rainbow Center will be held at 7:05 p.m. at Sacred Heart. Cost is $15 at the door. Performers include Rachael Kilgour, the Mark Rubin Family Band and Kathy McTavish.
Lakeside/Lester Park Community Club, 106 N. 54th Ave. E., will host family bingo night at 6:30 p.m. Prizes for all ages. Free.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Grandma’s in Canal Park for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.
Saturday, March 20
Jim Lewis will sign “Ka-Ka-Ska-Ska: Headwaters to the Gulf in a Kayak” from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger’s.
The Harbor City Roller Dames will take on the Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls at 7 p.m. at the DECC’s Pioneer Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, free for kids 10 and younger.
Kate Horvath will present “Just the Text, Ma’am,” a course on analyzing Shakespearean texts, from 1 to 2 p.m. March 20 and 27 at the Actor’s Gym, 404 W. Superior St. The course, which is presented in affiliation with the Playhouse, costs $40. Reserve a spot by calling 733-7555.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring comedians Tim Costello and Owen Thomas, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Call 727-1559 for reservations.
“The Atomic Edge: Design in Print Imagery, 1940s-1960s” will be on display through Sunday, March 14, at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.
The Duluth Art Institute’s annual membership show is on display through Sunday, 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 Monday at UMD’s Multicultural Center.
“All Fired Up: The Ceramic Arts in Minnesota” will be on display through March 28 at the Depot’s John Steffl Gallery.
DBU’s Graphic Design Club will host the “RVLD: Revealed” exhibit through April 16 at Lizzard’s Art Gallery & Framing, 11 W. Superior St. (An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.)
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.
“Fresh, New and True,” work by 12 emerging Northland artists (including Brit Salmela), will be on display through May 14 at the Duluth Art Institute’s George Morrison Gallery in the Depot.
“Ripple Effect,” work by Sarah Brokke and some of her students, will be on display through May 14 at the Duluth Art Institute’s John Steffl Gallery in the Depot.
“Oulu Glass: A Family of Artisans,” work by the Vojacek family, will be on display through May 30 at the Duluth Art Institute’s Fesler Gallery in the Depot.
“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.