Community Calendar - Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2010A weekly compendium of what's going down in the Duluth area.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Aug. 29
The second annual Bubble Festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Duluth Children’s Museum in Clyde Park. This free event includes an open ice skate and rock climbing (must be 6 or older).
The free Movies in the Park series at Leif Erikson Park returns with a screening of “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” at dusk. (This is a rain date.)
Minnesota Women of Today will host a free picnic from 3 to 5 p.m. at Enger Tower Park. Youth activities provided; bring a dish to share.
The North Shore Scenic Railroad will have a six-hour steam train excursion to Two Harbors departing from the Depot at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $45. Call (800) 423-1273.
Joy Kills Sorrow will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $15.
Regular screenings at Zinema 2 this week: “Restrepo,” “Micmacs,” “The Kids are All Right,” Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop” and “The Girl Who Played with Fire” (Sunday through Thursday) and “The Kids are All Right” (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, Aug. 30
The Latin America dance and music experience “Drums! Dance! Duluth!” will be performed at 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at Teatro Zuccone. Cost is $10.
Bill & Kate Isles will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Clyde Iron Works Event Center with acclaimed fiddle player April Verch. Tickets range from $10 to $20 at the door; visit www.billandkateisles.com for advance-sale discounts.
The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank’s Teague Alexy plays around 9 p.m. every Monday night at Sir Ben’s through the end of September. Outside (weather permitting).
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. 31
Mayor Don Ness will host the next “Mayor’s Night” with Duluth citizens starting at 5 p.m. at City Hall (Room 405). The event continues until everyone who signs up gets a chance to speak to Ness and his staff about concerns.
Singles Activities Group, for those 45 and older, will meet for coffee and conversation at 11 a.m. at the London Road Perkins. Call 722-6828.
Local singer/songwriter Angela Brannan will perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Brewhouse. Free.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. at Miller Dwan (Rooms 1-3). The movie “Coming Home: Supporting Your Soldier” will be screened. A discussion will follow. Additionally, Charles Wolden of the Duluth Vets Center will have information and resources available to veterans. Call (888) 626-4435.
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
Dennis Hale will sign “Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor” from 3 to 4 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park.
A free back-to-school presentation about the differences between how boys and girls learn will be held at 6 p.m. at Proctor High School. It will be presented by Kathy Stevens, co-author of “The Minds of Boys.”
The Duluth Farmers’ Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon every Wednesday and Saturday at 14th Avenue East and Third Street.
A free open mic night will be held at Beaner’s Central from 7 to 11 p.m.
Leif Hinkel 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, Sept. 2
For the Rock the Block season finale, rocker Eddie Money will put on a free show at 6 p.m. in front of Fond du Luth Casino on Superior Street.
Wishing to partake in the First Thursday Motorcycle Ride? Meet at 5 p.m. at Whole Foods’ rear alley parking lot. The ride leaves at 6.
A reception with Mayor Don Ness will kick off this year’s Duluth-Superior Pride festivities at 5 p.m. at the Depot. See www.dspride.com.
Folk singer Lee Murdock will perform “Superior in Song: Folk Songs from the Age of Sail and Steam” for free at noon during the Depot’s “Lunch with the History People” presentation.
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, Sept. 3
The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will perform at 11 p.m. at Pizza Luce. The 357 String Band is also on the bill. Cost is $7. Must be 21.
In conjunction with Duluth-Superior Pride 2010, a free poetry reading will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jitters; “Jazz Night” will start at 8:30 p.m. at Carmody; and a bonfire will be held at sunset on Park Point. See www.dspride.com.
Folk singer Meg Hutchinson will perform at 8 p.m. at Amazing Grace in Canal Park. The Pines are also on the bill. Cost is $15. All ages.
For the First Fridays entertainment series at Split Rock, Chicago folk musician Lee Murdock will perform at both 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Make reservations online at www.mnhs.org/firstfridays.
The North Shore Scenic Railroad’s elegant dinner train departs from the Depot at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $48. Call 722-1273.
From Sept. 3-5, the North Shore Scenic Railroad will have a six-hour steam train excursion to Two Harbors departing from the Depot at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $45. Call (800) 423-1273.
Two Harbors’ free Fridays in the Park concert series (held at 7 p.m. in Thomas Owens Park) continues with a performance by Bingham and Thorne.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Elbo Room in Superior for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register and get complete details.
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.
Saturday, Sept. 4
In conjunction with Duluth-Superior Pride 2010, a family run/walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. on the Western Waterfront Trail; a music festival will be held at Bayfront (see below); and a block party starting at 8 p.m. on Tower Avenue will feature performances by Far From Falling and Opal. See www.dspride.com for event details.
Performers at the Pride Festival in Bayfront Festival Park: Aurora Bear (11 a.m.); Old Knifey and the Cutthroats (11:45 a.m.); Uprising (12:30 p.m.); the Boomchucks (1:15 p.m.); the Tisdales (2:15 p.m.); the DTs (3 p.m.); Sick of Sarah (3:45 p.m.); Boogie Wonderland (4:30 p.m.); and Uh Huh Her (6 p.m.).
Every Saturday, DAYSNC (Duluth Area Youth Special Needs Community) is sponsoring recreational bowling for youth with special needs at the Incline Station from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Cost is
$2.50 a game and shoes are free. For more information visit www.wix.com/DAYSNC/duluth or call 348-5322.
Lois Walfrid Johnson will sign “Grandpa’s Stolen Treasure” from noon to 1 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park. Joe Plut will follow, signing “Conversations with Jon Hassler” from 1 to 2 p.m.
Cars & Trucks, Atlas Mountains and A Winter Downpour will perform at 11 p.m. at Pizza Luce. Cost is $5. Must be 21.
From Sept. 4-6, the Great Northern Classic Rodeo will be held at the fairgrounds in Superior. Visit www.greatnorthernclassicrodeo.com for details.
A farmers’ market and craft event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 2 at Lakeside/Lester Park Community Club, 106 N. 54th Ave. E. Rain or shine. Call 525-0845.
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.
A new collection of original Nancy Stone paintings in oil will be on display through Tuesday 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.
“Connecting with the Ancients,” earthenware by Martye Allen and photography by Embree Hale Jr., will be on display through Sept. 12 at Lizzard’s downtown. See www.lizzards.com.
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.
Adu Gindy’s “Bits and Pieces: A Visual Journey” will be on display through Oct. 24 at the John Steffl 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 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.