Community Calendar - July 25-31, 2010Don't know what to do this week? Look no further.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, July 25
Regular screenings at Zinema 2 this week: “Please Give,” “Solitary Man” and “Best Worst Movie” (Sunday through Thursday) and “Please Give” (Friday and Saturday). Details at www.zinema2.com.
Through Labor Day, Duluth’s Omnimax Theatre will offer $5 Imax movies every hour on the hour from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The films are “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” (noon), “Dinosaurs Alive” (1 p.m.), “Stormchasers” (2 p.m.), “Alaska” (3 p.m.), “Magic of Flight” (4 p.m.), “Amazon” (5 p.m.), “Dolphins” (6 p.m.) and “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” (7 p.m.). Questions? Call 727-0022 or visit www.decc.org.
Monday, July 26
Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman will be the special guest at the Carinda Horton political fundraiser, which will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Blackwoods on the Lake, 2525 London Road. Horton is a candidate for District 7A state representative.
A master class with opera star Carol Vaness will be presented from 6 to 10 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $5. Call 726-8561.
Kathy McTavish plays cello music every Monday at 9 p.m. at Carmody Irish Pub.
Learn how to do the salsa with Megan Abel every Monday at 7 p.m. at Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park. There is no cost for the lesson, and open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. is free as well. All ages.
Northern Lights ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 Grand Ave. Call 348-4087 or visit www.adultchildren.org for more information.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on Lakewalk. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial to help mulch flowers and shrub beds, weed flower gardens, pick up trash and paint benches. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Tuesday, July 27
Mayor’s Night, in which Duluth citizens meet face-to-face with Don Ness and his staff to address concerns, will start at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Room 405.
Wade Stadium will host “DFL Night” at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for food and a ticket to the Huskies’ game against the Mankato Moondogs.
The Duluth Transit Authority will hold a public hearing on proposed fare increases and service changes at 2 p.m. at its 2402 W. Michigan St. board room.
A local meeting of the National Alliance of Mental Illness will be held at 7 p.m. at Miller Dwan’s auditorium. Free and open to the public. Call (888) 626-4435.
Landlords and property managers are invited to attend a training session on the Duluth Police Department’s new crime-free multi-housing (CFMH) program. Sessions will be held July 27, Sept. 28 and Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Duluth Police Station, 5830 Grand Ave. Cost is $35; price includes lunch and a training manual. Call 727-8604, ext. 15, for complete details.
The Chester Creek Concert Series at Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway, continues at 7 p.m. with a free performance by Busterville. Check for weather-related cancellations by calling 730-4326 after 6 p.m.
Kaleidoscope, the Duluth Public Library’s series of free entertainment programs for kids, concludes with outdoor-plaza performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. of “Cinder-Freckle-Frog-Faced Ella” by Schiffelly Puppets.
Learn how to do the salsa with Juliana Bertelsen every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hell Burgers in Canal Park. Cost is $5 for the lesson; open dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. is free.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on the Rose Garden. Meet at 10 a.m. at its gazebo to help deadhead roses, weed flower beds, water annuals, mulch and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Bayshore Caregiver Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at Bayshore Health Center, 1601 St. Louis Ave. Call 740-4026.
Wednesday, July 28
Hop down to Canal Park and take pictures of the tall ships in the harbor. Tall Ships Duluth 2010 kicks off Thursday; see www.visitduluth.com for a complete listing of the myriad events scheduled for the festival.
The Young Athletes Foundation and Grandma’s Marathon invite children 14 and younger to lace up their shoes and take part in Wednesday Night at the Races. This week’s free races will be held at Bayfront Festival Park. Registration is between 5 and 5:50 p.m., and the races begin at 6 p.m. Details at YoungAthletesFoundation.com.
Nerd Nite V: The Summer of the Nerd will be held at 7 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone. Geek-friendly presentations include Lawrence Lee’s “Economics in a Microverse: World of Warcraft and Simulated Capitalism.”
Jason Wussow will host the free weekly open mic night at Beaner’s Central from 7 to 11 p.m.
The Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 4 p.m. at 12 E. Fourth St. to discuss a master plan drafted by a consultant group. A public workshop will be held in August to get input from the community.
A free medical clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Room 109 in the Lake Superior Life Care Center, 101 W. Second St. Services include non-emergency medical care for men, women and children. Call 727-3399 for an appointment.
Charlie Parr will perform during the SFA Farmers’ Market at UMD, which is held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday near the Kirby Plaza bus hub.
Weekly sailboat races begin at 6 p.m. in the harbor. One of the best vantage points to watch them is at the historic Fitger’s brewing complex. Call 722-0410 or visit www.fitgers.com.
Jody Kujawa hosts ladies’ night karaoke every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at R.T. Quinlan’s, 220 W. Superior St. Must be 21.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on trail projects. Call 730-4490 for specific project locations to help resurface trails, repair bridges, realign trails, tend to signs and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Thursday, July 29
Acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie, a Duluth native, will speak during a reception for the Duluth Art Institute’s retrospective of his pieces from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Depot.
An opening reception for Northern Prints Gallery’s new Northern Printmakers Alliance Group exhibit, “Northern Summer,” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at 318 N. 14th Ave. E. Call 724-5212.
Wendy Webb will read from and sign “The Tale of Halcyon Crane” at 5:30 p.m. at Ferguson Enterprises, 4209 Airpark Blvd.
Scenes and arias from well-known operas will be performed by members of the Sieur du Luth Opera Training Program at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music hall. Cost is $10. Call 726-8561.
Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” will be staged through Aug. 1 at the Playhouse. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Cost is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $15 for youth and students and $19 for those in a group of 15 or more. Call 733-7555.
Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., pianist and singer Shana David performs classic pop tunes, jazz standards and original compositions at Zeitgeist Arts, 222 E. Superior St.
The Bookstore at Fitger’s hosts “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on Enger Park. Meet at 10 a.m. at its parking lot to help deadhead and weed flower beds, water annuals, mulch and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Friday, July 30
Alakef Coffee Roasters, 1330 E. Superior St., is giving a free public tour of its facilities (and, in turn, the coffee roasting process) to adults at 10 a.m. RSVP by calling 724-6849.
Today is the last day to apply for an appointment to the Duluth Public Utilities Commission. Applications are available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (Room 330). PUC members are responsible for providing direction for the future of the city’s utility infrastructure and rate settings for water, natural gas, sanitary sewer and stormwater.
The Mark Anderson Trio will play a CD release show at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5.
The free Movies in the Park series at Leif Erikson Park returns with an 8:40 p.m. screening of “The Goonies.”
Two Harbors’ free Fridays in the Park concert series (held at 7 p.m. in Thomas Owens Park) continues with the jazzy TJ Trio.
Dubh Linn Comedy Live!, featuring comedians “Wild Bill” Bauer and Patrick Ryan Bauer, will be held at 10 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on Park Point Beach. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Beach House (lake side) to help sweep the beach for trash and debris that has washed ashore. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Opening at area theaters: “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” and “Charlie St. Cloud.”
Saturday, July 31
In conjunction with Tall Ships, a special screening of “Amistad” will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Zinema 2. Following the film, Nigerian-born civil rights pioneer Kenneth Udoibok will speak.
The second annual Root Beer Kids Triathlon, from the crew behind the Brewhouse Triathlon, will be held at 5 p.m. at Pike Lake Recreational Area. Details at www.brewhousetriathlon.com.
Jack Maddy, Medical Underground, Ashton George and Absolutely, I Do will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5.
Coinciding with the Tall Ships Festival, International Explorations’ Treasure Adventure will be presented at Railroad Street and Eighth Avenue West during the following times: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 24-27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 28-Aug. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3-8. Treasure Adventure is a 9,050-square-foot indoor venue featuring treasure artifacts. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. Details at www.duluthtreasureadventure.com.
Dubh Linn Comedy Live!, featuring comedians “Wild Bill” Bauer and Patrick Ryan Bauer, will be held at 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
The Carlton County Farmers’ Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to sellout across Highway 45 from the Holiday gas station in Scanlon. Items available include produce, honey, baked goods, preserves, meat products and crafts. (Interested in becoming a vendor? Call Mike at 879-9015.)
Today’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity concentrates on special projects for large groups. Call 730-4490 to find out how you can help out.
Brenda Paro’s “Subtle Cargoes,” photo collages paired with poetry, will be on display from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, July 25, at Washington Gallery, 315 N. Lake Ave. See www.brendaparo.com.
“The Many Faces of Ennyman,” new paintings by Ed Newman, will be on display in Beaner’s Central during July.
To coincide with the Tall Ships festival, nine Downtown Waterfront galleries will be displaying “Art of the Inland Sea” from July 26 through Aug. 3. The participating galleries are: Art Dock, Blue Lake Gallery, Crayon Art Gallery, Duluth Art Institute, Gaia Art Gallery, Lizzard’s, Sivertson, Waters of Superior and Zeitgeist Arts.
“Blu Dot” will be the featured collection at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art through Sept. 5.
Original oil paintings and jewelry pieces from Nancy Stone will be on display through Sept. 6 at Moxie Hollow, 202 E. Superior St.
The Duluth Art Institute’s Emerging Photographers Exhibition 2010 will be on display through Sept. 6 at the Depot’s Corridor Gallery.
Selections from the Potlatch collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police illustrations will be on display through Sept. 12 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
The new Northern Printmakers Alliance Group exhibit, “Northern Summer,” will be on display July 29 through Oct. 16 at Northern Prints Gallery, 318 N. 14th Ave. E. Call 724-5212.
“You and Yours,” a curatorial project on the theme of family by Patricia Briggs, will be on display through Oct. 17 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
A retrospective of Wing Young Huie’s photographs will be on display from July 29 through Sept. 26 at the George Morrison 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.
“Entertaining the Gods,” yarn paintings of the Mexican Huichol will be on display through Dec. 20 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Opens June 22.
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.