Community Calendar - April 11-17, 2010A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, April 11
Midi Change of Pace Dinner Theater will present “Are We There Yet?” through May 8 at Fitger’s. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and cost $41; Sunday shows are at 12:30 p.m. and cost $31. Call 727-4880.
UMD faculty members Kelly Anderson and Regina Zona will put on a recital at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students.
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s MASS Ensemble will perform at 2:30 and 4 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works. These shows are free for kids and $10 for adults.
Rubber Chicken Theater will stage “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” at 6:30 p.m. April 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25 (though Sunday performances are at noon) at The Shack in Superior, 3301 Belknap St. Cost is $35 ($30 on Sundays); price includes dinner and show. Call (715) 392-3463 for tickets. (Peruse our Web site for an interview with star Sharon Dixon Obst.)
Monday, April 12
A number of local poets will appear at Poetry from the Heart, which will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Two Harbors Public Library.
Bestselling author and brain-development expert Michael Gurian will present “The Minds of Boys and Girls: Helping Children Do Their Best in School and Life” at 6:30 p.m. at the Inn on Lake Superior. Free and open to the public.
UMD faculty member Gene Koshinski, percussionist, will put on a recital at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students.
Today through May 21, the Coney Island parking ramp (110 W. First St.) will be closed for repairs.
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.
Tuesday, April 13
Brian Freeman will sign copies of his new book, “The Burying Place,” at 4 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger’s, followed by a reading and a Q-and-A session at 7 p.m. A percentage of the book sales will benefit Friends of the Duluth Public Library.
Joseph Makeer’s “Lost Boy of Sudan” speaking tour will hit UMD at 7 p.m. in Montague Hall Room 70.
Acclaimed cellist Amid Peled and pianist Eli Kalman will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Mitchell Auditorium on the College of St. Scholastica campus. Cost is $18 general admission, $6 for students. Call 727-8115.
Cold Fusion’s Amber Wick will present “Driving Your Sales with Networking” at 7:15 a.m. at UWS’s Yellowjacket Student Union (Room 204). This $18 event is part of the Superior Vision series. Call (715) 394-8351.
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 Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
The Autism Association of Northern Minnesota will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Kenwood Edison Charter School, 1750 Kenwood Ave.
Wednesday, April 14
University of Minnesota professor Susan Noakes will present “The Dark Wood and the Medieval World: Dante and the Global Middle Ages” at 4 p.m. at UMD’s Tweed Lecture Gallery. Noakes’ presentation is part of the annual Jankofsky Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.
Jim Lind will present “Minnesota’s Breeding Bird Atlas: Birding with a Purpose” at 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center. Free and open to the public.
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 15
Northern Liberty Alliance will host the second Duluth Tea Party at 4 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park.
Homegrown Music Festival’s steering committee will host an “incubation party” at 8 p.m. at Hell Burgers in Canal Park. This free event will be the first opportunity to buy weeklong passes for this year’s festival, which will be held May 2-9. Emily Jayne will perform at 9 p.m. and the Hootenannies will perform after her. A training session for festival volunteers will also be held (at 8:15 p.m.).
A One Book One Community kickoff event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the August Fitger Room, 600 E. Superior St. This year’s selection is Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.” Call 727-9077.
Jakob Finci, ambassador from Bosnia/Herzegovina to Switzerland, will be the featured speaker at the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. at UMD’s Kirby Ballroom.
Aftenro Home, 510 W. College St., will host the 15th annual Spring’n Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.
Freelance writer Sharon Schulte, author of “The Children Remember: Stories of Minnesota Children During World War II,” will be the guest speaker at Lunch with the History People, which is held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Depot. Free.
Horton’s Gym will host a Golden Gloves boxing event at 7 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden. Cost is $15 at the door.
University Theatre at UWS will present “Morning’s at Seven” at 7:30 p.m. April 15-17 and 23-25 at Manion Theater. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $2 for UWS students. Call (715) 394-8380.
The Marc Gartband will play a free show at 9 p.m. at Little Angie’s Cantina in Canal Park.
The Playhouse’s production of “Rent” will be staged through April 25: Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $15 for students and $19 for members of groups with more than 14. Call 733-7555 to reserve tickets.
The Bookstore at Fitger’s hosts “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Friday, April 16
The Duluth Art Institute will host Project Art 2010, a party, auction and social, at 5:30 p.m. in the Depot’s Great Hall. Cost is $75; call 733-7560 by Monday to reserve your tickets.
Art Vandalay will play a free show at 8 p.m. at Amazing Grace Bakery & Café in Canal Park. Ben Cook-Feltz is also on the bill. (Peruse our Web site for an interview with Vandalay frontman Brandon Henry.)
UMD’s Chamber Orchestra will perform “Bach to Basics” at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, $3 for UMD students and free for those younger than 12.
Lake Superior College will host an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. In addition to information booths and tours, you can enter to win six course credits.
The Rising Cedars, a free series of video lectures concerning Earth Day, continues at 6 p.m. at Chester Creek Café (1902 E. Eighth St.) with Dr. Leonid Sharashkin’s “Recreating a Garden Planet: Psychology of Humanity-Earth Co-Evolution.”
The “Opening our Doors, Opening our Hearts” conference will be held at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. The keynote speaker is Dr. Mel White, founder of Soulforce and author of “Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America.” Cost is $15. Register at www.peaceucc.org or call 727-5021.
Dan Hartman’s recurring “Coffee with a Councilor” series of informal meetups will be held at 8 a.m. at Uncle Louis Café, 520 E. Fourth St.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.
Saturday, April 17
Learn to disconnect from debt when Heidi Helmeke of Prestige Wealth Management presents “Making the Most of Your Money: Planning and Budgeting” from 9 a.m. to noon at Hope United Methodist Church, 301 W. Saint Marie St. She will also discuss “Good Debt, Bad Debt: Using Credit Wisely” from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost for day is $10; includes take-home materials and lunch. Call 724-2266.
Minnesota Fathers Forever’s second free “Connecting Fathers and Children” workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coppertop Church.
The second annual United Schools Pow Wow will include two grand entries: at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Central High School and at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at UMD’s Ward Wells Field House. Free and open to the public. Call 590-8405 for details.
Another One Book One Community event: Two Harbors Public Library will host a screening of the documentary “Fresh: New Thinking About What We’re Eating” at 2 p.m.
UWS will host a “spring preview” for prospective students from 1 to 4 p.m. at its new Yellowjacket Student Union. Register by calling (715) 394-8502.
The North End Art Gallery, 1323 Broadway in Superior, will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day from 1 to 4 p.m. This free event for the whole community includes kayaking/boating safety in the pool, ambulance tours and safety games. Call 722-4745, ext. 131.
The Hortus Club of Duluth will host the spring meeting of the District 8 Minnesota State Horticultural Society (“Spring in the Arrowhead”) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Family of God Lutheran Church, 4097 Martin Road. Daniel Dix will present “Savor the Beauty, Avoid the Pitfalls” (about water gardens). Cost is $17; includes lunch.
The “Opening our Doors, Opening our Hearts” conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marshall School Auditorium. Dr. Mel White will discuss “Care of the Soul.” There will be an afternoon panel on marriage equality. Cost is $25, lunch included. Register at www.peaceucc.org or call 727-5021.
The Circle of Native Nations will hold its 21st annual powwow at 1 p.m. at UWS’s Wessman Arena. Cost is $3. A free feast begins at 5 p.m. Call (715) 394-8132.
Tamarack Dance Association will present a community “barn dance” at 8 p.m. at the Duluth Art Institute’s Lincoln Park location (2229 W. Second St.). The Harbor City Band will perform. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for members, students, low-income and seniors and $2 for kids. All dances taught. See www.tamarackdance.org.
The 15th annual citywide cleanup (“Clean and Green Duluth”) starts today and runs through April 24. Mayor Don Ness is urging citizens to help clean up city parks, trails and other public areas in the Zenith City, either by themselves or in one of more than 30 neighborhood groups that have “adopted” different parts of the city. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble locating a group to join.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring comedians Tim Sullivan and Phil Mazo, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
DBU’s Graphic Design Club will host the “RVLD: Revealed” exhibit through Friday, April 16, at Lizzard’s Art Gallery & Framing, 11 W. Superior St.
The American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit will be on display through April 28 at UWS’s Kruk Gallery. Call (715) 394-8391 for hours.
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.
UMD art students will have work on display in a juried exhibition through May 9 at the Tweed Museum of Art. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 10.
“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.
Catherine Koemptgen’s “Untied: Ties Transformed” will be on display through June 9 at Lizzard’s downtown. It opens Saturday, April 17, and a
“Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection” will be on display through Nov. 7 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
The Veterans’ Memorial Hall exhibit “Behind the Wire,” about local Korean War POW Anthony Jurek, opens April 15 at the Depot.
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.