Community Calendar - Dec. 12-18, 2010A weekly listing of what to do in the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Dec. 12
The Playhouse will stage “White Christmas” at 2 p.m. at the Depot. Other productions this week: at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 733-7555 for ticket information.
The seven historic bed-and-breakfast inns of Duluth are having a holiday tour from 1 to 5 p.m. All of the historic inns will be adorned in decorations and open for public tour. Light refreshments will be available at each inn. Tickets are $20 in advance (by calling 724-3464) or $25 at the door.
Paul Zerby will sign “The Grass” from 1 to 2 p.m. at The Bookstore at Fitger’s.
The Royal Bicycle Club of Bombay will host a holiday dance from 5 to 10 p.m. at Greysolon Ballroom. Cost is $100 per couple.
The Spirit of Duluth (High School) Hockey Tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DECC. See www.spiritofduluth.org.
Glensheen will serve holiday brunch (along with abbreviated tours) at 10 a.m. Dec. 11-12, 18-19. Call (888) 454-GLEN for complete information.
Aurora Baer will perform at 10 a.m. at Pizza Lucé for brunch Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-12.
Minnesota Ballet will stage “The Nutcracker” at 3 p.m. at the DECC. Its performers will be accompanied by UMD’s Festival Orchestra. Tickets start at $17 for adults. Call 529-3742 for complete details.
Ride “The Polar Express” between Fitger’s and the Depot Dec. 10-12, 16-18. Cost is $16. Multiple departures per day; call 722-1273 for complete information.
“Fezziwig’s Feast,” the dinner-theater version of “A Christmas Carol,” will be staged by Renegade and St. Paul’s Actors Theatre of Minnesota Dec. 10-12 and 17-19 at Clyde Event Center. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., Sunday shows are at 5 p.m. Cost is $49.95 for the play and a five-course meal. Call 590-1634 for tickets.
Get your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer at Fitger’s Dec. 11-12, 18-19. Times TBA. Free admission. Call 722-0410.
Tour the Bentleyville Tour of Lights through Dec. 26 at Bayfront Festival Park. Free.
Regular screenings at Zinema 2 this week: “127 Hours” (all week) and “Strange Powers” (Sunday through Thursday). There will be a free “The Walking Dead” viewing party at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. Details at www.zinema2.com.
Monday, Dec. 13
Northern Lights ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at Miller Dwan, 502 E. Second St. Call 591-5920 or visit www.adultchildren.org for information.
Tuesday, Dec. 14
Mannheim Steamroller will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the DECC. Call 722-5573 for ticket information.
Lake Superior College’s annual robot demonstration and competition (pictured) will be held at 11 a.m. in the school’s Commons area. Free and open to the public.
The Duluth Retired Educators Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn. The North Shore Sounds will perform. Call 724-5190 or 728-5779 to RSVP.
Lake Superior College’s annual Candelight Carol Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the school’s Atrium area. Free and open to the public.
Singles Activities Group, for those 45 and older, will meet for a Christmas brunch at 11 a.m. at Don and Charlene’s home. Call 722-6828 to RSVP and get directions.
Parks and Recreation’s Senior Programs Holiday Banquet will be held at the DECC. Call 730-4306 for complete details.
Fairlawn Mansion in Superior will host holiday tours at 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 21 and 28. Cost is $8 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and students and free for children 5 and younger. Call (715) 394-5712 for complete complete details.
Fairlawn Mansion in Superior will host a holiday luncheon and musicale at noon. Cost is $22. Call (715) 394-5712 for details.
The folk duo of Bill and Kate Isles puts on a free variety show at Clyde Iron Works, 2902 W. Michigan St., at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Dec. 28.
Wednesday, Dec. 15
Dead Man Winter and Two Many Banjos will perform at 10 p.m. at Pizza Lucé. Cost is $5. Must be 21 to attend.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 10 a.m. at Coppertop Church. This month’s topic is “Weaning: Four Chambers of the Heart.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 393-2403.
Duluth Edison Charter School will host its winter concert at the DECC. Details TBA.
Ride the train from Fitger’s to Bentleyville between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15-18. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Call 626-5930.
An open mic night will be held at Beaner’s Central from 7 to 11 p.m. The Tico 3 hosts.
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.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Thursday, Dec. 16
Glensheen will host “living literature” events at 7 p.m. Dec. 16-18. Cost is $32 for non-members ($27 for Friends of Glensheen). Call (888) 454-GLEN for details.
Access North will host “Healthy Relationships,” a class for people with disabilities, from 2 to 3 p.m. at 118 E. Superior St. Call 625-1400 to reserve a spot and get additional information.
The holiday gift fair and sale at Lakeside Lester Park Community Club, 106 N. 54th Ave. E., is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 19. Call 525-0845 for details.
The Rex Liquor Emporium (in the Fitger’s complex) hosts karaoke at 10 p.m. every Thursday.
The Bookstore at Fitger’s hosts “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Friday, Dec. 17
Lyric Opera of the North will perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17-19, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, 4 W. Second St. Cost is $24 for adults, $18 for seniors/students and $10 for children. Call 464-0922 for tickets.
Greg Tiburzi will perform at 9 p.m. at the Brewhouse.
UCare will host an informational meeting about its Medicare Advantage plan at 1 p.m. at Comfort Inn West, 3900 W. Superior St.
Harbor City International School will host a jazz jam session at 6 p.m. Cost is $2. Call 722-7574 with any questions.
DJ Evol, Ancient Fruit, Kevin Craig and Dyami Quast will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $7.
“Rubber Chicken’s Christmas Tea Party, or: Is That a Chip in Your Cravaack or Are You Just Happy to See Me?” — the theater company’s third annual holiday comedy revue — will be staged at 7 p.m. Dec. 17-18 and 30-31 at The Venue at Mohaupt Block, 2024 W. Superior St. Cost is $15 (or $10 in groups of 10 or more). Performers include Minden Hultstrom, Taylor Martin-Romme and Nathan St. Germain. Brian Matuszak directs. Call 213-2780 with questions.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickwick for a Christmas gathering. Call 940-2248 to register and get complete details.
Opening at area theaters: “How Do You Know,” “Tron: Legacy” and “Yogi Bear.”
Saturday, Dec. 18
Chris Monroe will sign her new children’s book, “Sneaky Sheep,” from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Bookstore at Fitger’s.
Book signings at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park: Dennis O’Hara will sign “Picture Duluth” from noon to 1 p.m.; and Paul Zerby will sign “The Grass” from 1 to 2 p.m.
Keri Noble will put on a holiday show at 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center. Cost is $20 at the door. See www.sacredheartmusic.org for complete details.
Tamarack Dance Association will host a “solstice dance” at 7:30 p.m. at Duluth Art Institute’s Lincoln Center, 2229 W. Second St. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for members and $2 for kids.
Author Michael Nordskog will sign “The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition” at 10:30 a.m. at Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St. He will be joined by the book’s photographer, Aaron W. Hautala, for a signing and slide show presentation at 2 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park.
The Bitter Spills, the Breeze and Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses will perform at 11 p.m. at Pizza Lucé. Cost is $5. Must be 21.
Duluth East High School will perform its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. at the DECC Auditorium. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 728-7426, ext. 101, for advance tickets.
Machine 22, Union Pulse and Roxie Maginstrate will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5.
Rubber Chicken Theater’s Cracked Egg Improv team will perform at 9:30 p.m. at The Venue at Mohaupt Block following RCT’s Christmas revue. Cost is $5 (or free with a paid holiday revue ticket). Call 213-2780.
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.
Dubh Linn Comedy Live!, featuring comedians Josh Alton and Bryan Miller, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
“Entertaining the Gods,” yarn paintings of the Mexican Huichol will be on display through Dec. 20 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
Darwin will be the featured subject through December at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at 902 E. First St. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Call 728-0630.
A new collection of 30 original Nancy Stone paintings will be on display through Jan. 1 at Pizza Lucé.
Whole Foods, 610 E. Fourth St., has Nancy Stone’s “Midnight in Blue” nature series on display through Jan. 8.
Cecilia Lieder’s solo exhibit “Hands of an Artist” will be on display through Jan. 8 at Northern Prints Gallery, 318 N. 14th Ave. E.
Vladimir Lobanov’s “Landscapes of the Russian North” will be on display through Feb. 6 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 for details.