Community Calendar - March 28-April 3, 2010A weekly compendium of community events and art exhibits in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, March 28
The American Culinary Federation’s annual brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DECC. Cost is $25; proceeds benefit the CHUM Food Shelf.
The Peerless World of Wheels car show will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 26-28, at the DECC. Details TBA.
The Tom Isbell-directed “The Factory Girls” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 23-27 and at 2 p.m. March 28 at UMD’s Dudley Experimental Theatre (in 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.
Monday, March 29
A free information session about the Duluth Photography Institute will be held at 6 p.m. at Valentini’s, 1400 London Road. Emma Rustan will provide entertainment. RSVP by calling 393-2468.
Join in the fun of making jewelry, stamping cards and pampering yourself from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with the Duluth Women of Today at Concordia Lutheran Church, 2501 Woodland Ave. Call 626-3041 for more information.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 30
Don Ness’ monthly “Mayor’s Night” begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall (Room 405) and ends when everyone who signed up to talk to him gets their chance.
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 31
UWS Opera will present “The Mikado” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Thorpe Langley Auditorium (in Old Main). Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Call (715) 394-8115.
Four jazz combos 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.
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.
Thursday, April 1
A rezoning meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at 201 E. Clover St. to discuss the future development of the Woodland Middle School site and the Fourth Street corridor. See www.campusneighbors.org for details.
A campaign fundraiser for the re-election of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Zeitgeist Arts Building, 222 E. Superior St. RSVP by calling (507) 351-0961.
The Bookstore at Fitger’s hosts “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Friday, April 2
Opening at area theaters: “Clash of the Titans.”
Dan Hartman’s recurring “Coffee with a Councilor” series of informal meetups will be held at 8 a.m. at the West Duluth Perkins.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Duluth Grill for dinner.
Saturday, April 3
Lake Superior Zoo will host its annual Easter EGG-stravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is regular zoo admission: free for kids younger than 3; $4 for kids ages 3 to 12; and $9 for everyone else. Call 730-4500.
There will be an Easter egg hunt at the Salvation Army, 215 S. 27th Ave. W. Ages 6 to 10 scavenge at 10 a.m. and newborns through 5-year-olds get their turn at 10:30 a.m. Limited to first 200 children to register; call 722-7934, ext. 101, to register your children.
At the Actor’s Gym: Elyse Snider will present “Musical Theatre Jazz 2” from 9 to 10 a.m. April 3 and 10 at 404 W. Superior St. The course, which is presented in affiliation with the Playhouse, costs $60. Reserve a spot by calling 733-7555.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring comedians Danny Browning and Kris Peters, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
“All Fired Up: The Ceramic Arts in Minnesota” will be on display through Sunday, 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.
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.
“Is He Dead? Mark Twain and Jean-Francois Millet at the Tweed Museum of Art” will be on display through May 2 at TMA.
“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 Depot’s Fesler Gallery.
“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.