Community Calendar - Aug. 1-7, 2010A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Aug. 1
“Annie,” this year’s All City High School Musical, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 29-31 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at Central High School. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.
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 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. There will be free parking Monday through Sunday, Aug. 8, in Lot C. Details at www.duluthtreasureadventure.com.
The annual Brewhouse Triathlon will be held at the Pike Lake AAA Beach Club. Call 728-0610 for details, or visit www.brewhousetriathlon.com.
As part of Tall Ships 2010’s entertainment lineup, McInnis’ Kitchen will perform at 3:30 p.m. on the Bayfront Festival Park stage. See www.visitduluth.com for festival pricing.
A gala presentation of opera arias with orchestral accompaniment will be held at 2 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $10 for all seats. Call 726-8561.
Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” will be staged at the Playhouse 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.
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, Aug. 2
The Central High School Class of ’43 will meet for the last time today. Its 67th class reunion will be held at 11 a.m. at the Kitchi Gammi Club, 831 E. Superior St. RSVP by calling 525-5613.
The free Vibe Show event, featuring live poetry and music, will be held at 7 p.m. at CHUM, 121 N. First Ave. W. Scheduled performers include Aurora Baer, Kyle Elden, Patrick McKinnson and Bill Meier. All ages.
A social media conference will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Lake Superior College. See www.duluthchamber.com for details.
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, Aug. 3
CHUM is sponsoring a National Night Out street fest at 6 p.m. on First Avenue West between First and Second Street. Food served during first hour.
A National Night Out community corn feed will be held at 6 p.m. at Salem Covenant Church, 339 N. 59th Ave. W. There will be hot dogs, corn and fun and games for the whole family. Call 624-4859.
A National Night Out neighborhood picnic will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6822 Grand Ave. Everyone is welcome.
A National Night Out pig roast and pie social will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1814 N. 51st Ave. E. In addition to the food, there will also be a Road Kill Boys concert at 6:30 p.m. Call 525-2779.
In honor of National Night Out, Hope United Methodist Church, 301 W. St. Marie St., will host a free neighborhood event from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church’s parking lot. There will be hot dogs, sloppy joes, root beer floats, music and a petting zoo. Call 724-2266.
The Chester Creek Concert Series at Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway, continues at 7 p.m. with a free performance by Broom Street. Check for weather-related cancellations by calling 730-4326 after 6 p.m.
Singles Activities Group, for those 45 and older, will meet for coffee and conversation at 11 a.m. at Papa Don’s in the Androy Hotel, 1213 Tower Ave. in Superior (walk at Barker’s Island to follow). Call 722-6828.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Coppertop Church. This month’s topic is “Improving Family Nutrition.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 393-2403.
An information session on online high schools will be held at 6 p.m. at Best Western Edgewater, 2400 London Road. Call (800) 711-5944.
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, Aug. 4
Spirit Valley Days will be held Aug. 4-8 in West Duluth. Visit www.spiritvalleydays.com or check out the SVD insert in your paper for a list of events.
Take Time for Kids, an annual community event with a live and silent auction and entertainment, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Depot in the Great Hall. Proceeds benefit LSS Bethany Crisis Nursery.
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 (including a Courage Center Duluth wheelchair division) will be held at Griggs Field on the UMD campus. Registration is between 5 and 5:50 p.m., and the races begin at 6 p.m. Details at YoungAthletesFoundation.com.
Ashley Northey will host the free weekly open mic night at Beaner’s Central from 7 to 11 p.m.
Eric Rhame 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, Aug. 5
Renegade Comedy Theater will stage “Sex Change,” a comedy written by local Andy Bennett, at 8 p.m. Aug. 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21 at Teatro Zuccone. Kelli Latuska directs. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
A motorcycle ride will leave from the Whole Foods Co-op parking lot at 6 p.m. Arrive an hour early for free coffee.
“A Hard Day’s Night,” a tribute to the Beatles, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Greysolon Ballroom. All ages. Free hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are: $20 advance, $25 at the door and $30 VIP. Get them at Black Water, the Electric Fetus, Dubh Linn Irish Pub or online at TwinPortsNightlife.com.
Phoenix Productions’ dance show “Imagine” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-7 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Playground. Cost is $10. Call 733-7555 for tickets.
A new artist reception will be held at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Free.
Twin Ports Lighthouse Days will be celebrated from 11:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Aug. 5-8 at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Canal Park. For a list of the free programs visit www.lsmma.com.
Author and consultant Rolfe Larson will present “Effective Strategies for Increasing Your Earned Income” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canal Park Lodge. Cost is $79; price includes lunch. Call (715) 394-8469.
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, Aug. 6
Philip Gibbs, Jason Shannon and the Lift Bridge Boys will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $7.
“Good Jill/Bad Jill,” two nights of live music, will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at R.T. Quinlan’s. Friday night’s performers: Shana David, Greg Tiburzi, Steve Isakson and Clyde Iron. Saturday night’s performers: Brandon Swanson, Temporary Service, the Tisdales and Dave Mehling. Cost is $5. Must be 21.
“Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular” will be presented at the DECC at 7 p.m. Aug. 6; at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 7; and at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 8. See www.decc.org.
A Night in the Box, Two Many Banjos and Dirty Horse will perform at 10 p.m. at the Rex Liquor Emporium. Cost is $5. Must be 21.
Duluth East High School Class of 1980 will celebrate its 30-year reunion Aug. 6-7. Visit www.dulutheastclassof1980.org to register and get a full list of events.
As part of Split Rock’s First Fridays series, Cathy Wurzer, author of “Tales of the Road: Highway 61,” will give an illustrated presentation about the historic highway at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Visit www.mnhs.org/firstfridays for details.
Two Harbors’ free Fridays in the Park concert series (held at 7 p.m. in Thomas Owens Park) continues with a performance by Michael Monroe.
The free Movies in the Park series at Leif Erikson Park returns with an 8:30 p.m. screening of “Back to the Future 2.”
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: “The Other Guys” and “Step Up.”
Saturday, Aug. 7
Duluth native Hans Johnson and his wife, Naisiae Nakola, will sign their new children’s book, “Elephant and Hare” (the first installment of their “Safari Kids” series), from noon to 1 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park. Following that couple will be Paul Kilgore, who will sign “Losing Camille” from 1 to 2 p.m.
Local band Loup-Garou, Eau Claire’s Feathe and Nilla will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5.
The Western Garden Tour, which is put on by Norton Park United Methodist Church, will be held today in conjunction with Spirit Valley Days. Stop by the church (at 436 N. 79th Ave. W.) between 9 and 11 a.m. to eat breakfast and pick up maps to the featured gardens. Then, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., take you and yours on a self-guided tour of said plotted displays. Cost is $8.
The first day of Scanlon’s weekend-long party to support our troops will be held at the city’s community center, 2801 Dewey Ave. Scheduled events: a flag-raising ceremony at 7:45 a.m.; a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.; a vendor show and silent auction from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; a magic show from 11 a.m. to noon; fire truck rides from noon to 3 p.m.; carnival games from noon to 4 p.m.; and a performance by the Chmielewskis at 6 p.m. Prices TBA; proceeds go to care packages for the troops. See www.cityofscanlon.com.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 2:30 p.m. in Superior to carpool to the White Sidewalls’ Lucius Woods show. Call 940-2248 to register and get complete details.
“Square Dance ABC,” beginner square dances, will be presented by Harbor Squares Square Dance Club at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 at United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Singles, couples and families (children must be 8 or older) are welcome. Cost is $5 per person or $12 per family. Call 728-2270.
Dubh Linn Comedy Live!, featuring comedians Davin Rosenblatt and Scott King, 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.
To coincide with the Tall Ships festival, nine Downtown Waterfront galleries will be displaying “Art of the Inland Sea” through Tuesday. 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.
A new collection of original Nancy Stone paintings in oil will be on display through Aug. 31 at Pizza Luce.
“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 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 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.
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.