Community Calendar - April 25-May 1, 2010A weekly compendium of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, April 25
The School of the Minnesota Ballet will host the free “Dance Day at the Depot” event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the building’s Great Hall.
UMD’s symphonic wind ensemble and concert band will perform at 3 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
The Playhouse’s production of “Rent” will be staged 2 p.m. 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.
University Theatre at UWS will present “Morning’s at Seven” at 7:30 p.m. April 23-25 at Manion Theater. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $2 for UWS students. Call (715) 394-8380.
UMD Theatre’s production of Mark Twain’s “Is He Dead?” will be staged at 2 p.m. April 25 and at 7:30 p.m. April 28-May 1. Cost is $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $8 for children and $6 for UMD students. Call 726-8561.
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.
Rubber Chicken Theater will stage “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” 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.
Enjoy a Girl Scouts pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Duluth Heights Community Club, 33 W. Mulberry St. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family, ages 3 and younger free. Proceeds go to defray costs for area Girl Scouts to go on an international service trip of learning.
Monday, April 26
Joe Shuster, author of “Beyond Fossil Fuels: The Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040,” will speak at 7 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Free.
The Northeastern Minnesota Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Carlton. Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to attend. Call 590-7166.
There will be a free forum about second chances for people coming out of prison at 5 p.m. at Central Hillside Community Center.
Joe Shuster, author of “Beyond Fossil Fools: The Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040,” will speak, Monday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall, UMD campus. The presentation is free and the public is invited. There will be a reception and book signing after the presentation.
Tuesday, April 27
The next “Mayor’s Night” with Don Ness at City Hall will start at 5 p.m. in Room 405.
Nerd Nite 3.14159265 will be held at 7 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone. Highlights include “A Nerd’s Guide to Getting Closer to First Base.” Cost is $5.
A free presentation about how to use the Internet to get ahead will be held at 5 p.m. at Harrison Community Center.
Drew Digby, Allen Richardson and Carl Sack will present an economic forum at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison Community Center.
The concert “Ragtime Sings the Jews” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at UWS’s Thorpe Langley Auditorium. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Narrated by musicologist Edwin Berline, this is a historical look at ragtime music and how Jewish America became an active participant in its development. Call (715) 394-8115.
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.
Wednesday, April 28
Comedian and director Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”) will record a podcast at 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart. Cost is $26. Call 723-1895.
The San Marco documentary “No Losers” and “Shouting Fire” will be screened for free at 5:15 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone.
The documentary “Searching for Angela Shelton” will be screened for free at noon at UMD’s Kirby Student Center (Room 273B).
UWS’s percussion ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Thorpe Langley Auditorium (in Old Main). Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
UMD’s percussion ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students.
Ellen-Astri Lundby’s film “Suddenly Sami” (Norwegian with English subtitles) will be screened for free at 6:30 p.m. at UMD’s Rafter venue (in the Kirby Student Center). Cost TBA. A Q-and-A with Lundby follows the screening.
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 29
Take Back the Night events kick off at 5 p.m. at Washington Center, 310 N. First Ave. W. Mayor Don Ness will speak before the march and rally.
Lake Superior College’s student senate will host a free chili feed at 1 p.m. in the college’s Commons area.
The local branch of the Minnesota Citizens Federation will host its annual spaghetti dinner, silent auction and bake sale at 5 p.m. at the West Duluth American Legion. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Call 727-0207.
Meet Todd Fedora during “Lunch with a Councilor” at noon at the London Road Blackwoods. Cost is your meal. Call 336-1034 to reserve a spot.
The Bookstore at Fitger’s hosts “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Friday, April 30
Monroe Crossing will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Duluth Congregational Church, 3833 E. Superior St. Cost is $20 for adults and $17 for students at the door.
Nearly 150 dancers will put on the Attitudes dance show at 7:30 p.m. at Marshall. Details TBA.
A poetry slam and open mic will be held at 7 p.m. at Amazing Grace. Details TBA.
Maria Flores will talk about “a grab bag of hot employment topics” at 9 a.m. at Central Hillside Community Center. Free.
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 “Seeing Your Natural Environment as an Extension of Yourself.”
Dan Hartman’s recurring “Coffee with a Councilor” series of informal meetups will be held at 8 a.m. at Randy’s in Lincoln Park.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Aces on 29th in Superior (behind Kmart) for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.
Saturday, May 1
The Duluth Farmers Market is scheduled to open for the season between 7 a.m. and noon at the corner of 14th Avenue East and Third Street.
Dulcimer Day will be held at the Coppertop Church, with performances scheduled for 1 and 7 p.m. See www.dulcimersinduluth.com for details.
Everybody Outside, a free, all-ages event for the whole family, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Morgan Park. Outdoor activities include a fishing skills workshop and interpretive hikes. More events listed at www.everybody-outside.org.
Barnes & Noble will host a bookfair to benefit Friends of the Duluth Public Library. Special events planned: Gary Boelhower will read poetry at 10:30 a.m.; Mary Linda Sather, author of “Boo Boo Bear’s Mission,” will do storytime at 11 a.m.; kids 10 and younger can make baskets at 11:30 a.m.; Ellie Schoenfeld will read poetry at 1 p.m.; and a demonstration on getting yarn from sheep will be held at 2 p.m.
Homegrown Appetizers, a local songwriters showcase featuring Wes Hadrich, Jessica Myshack, Eric Rhame, Pauline Russell, Billy Southern and Greg Tiburzi, will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5; donations aid the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson will speak free of charge at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium on the St. Scholastica campus. The subject of her talk will be the intersection of literature and religion. A reception and book signing will follow.
NorthShore Inline Marathon’s inaugural May Day 10K (for runners, walkers and skaters) will be held at 10 a.m. in Two Harbors. Cost is $40. Details at www.mayday10k.com.
The Harbor City Roller Dames will take on Bemidji’s Babe City Rollers and LaCrosse’s Skating Sirens at 6 p.m. at UWS’s Wessman Arena. Cars & Trucks will perform between bouts. Cost is $12 at the door (kids younger than 10 get in free).
The YMCA will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 722-4745.
UMD Symphony Orchestra’s ninth annual Concerto Competition Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students (free for kids younger than 12).
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring comedians Andy Woodhull and Jodie Maruska, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
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 Friday, 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.
“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.
“Imprint,” this year’s Earth Day show at Northern Prints Gallery (318 N. 14th Ave. E.), runs through June 19. It opens Thursday with a celebration from 5 to 8 p.m.
“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, is now open 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.