Community Calendar - Jan. 9-15, 2011A weekly listing of things to do in the Duluth area.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Jan. 9
Regular screenings at Zinema 2 this week: “Fair Game,” “The Social Network,” “Rare Exports” and “127 Hours” (Sunday through Thursday) and “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” (Friday and Saturday). Details at www.zinema2.com.
Monday, Jan. 10
“Love for Hunter,” a benefit dinner for the family of Hunter Yablonski (pictured), who succumbed to cancer Dec. 30, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Edison Charter School, 5905 Raleigh St. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children or $25 for families.
There will be a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. at the Two Harbors Public Library.
Lake Avenue Cafe, 394 S. Lake Ave., hosts free Scrabble tournaments at 9 p.m. on Mondays. Call 722-2355 for more information.
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 details.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
Singles Activities Group, for those 50 and older, will meet for coffee and conversation at 11 a.m. at New London Café, 4721 E. Superior St. Call 722-6828 to RSVP and get directions.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
An open mic night will be held at Beaner’s Central from 7 to 11 p.m.
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, Jan. 13
Paul Fusco, naturalist and wildlife photographer, will present “Osprey Behavior: A View from the Nest” at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St., as part of the Duluth Audubon Society’s monthly program. Free and open to the public.
Duluth Republican Women will meet for coffee and conservative conversation at 7:30 p.m. at the London Road Perkins. Attendance is free and doesn’t require you to RSVP. Call 729-7120 if you have any questions.
Pianist Sam Black, with New Year’s Wishes, will perform at 1 p.m. at Duluth Congregational Church, 3833 E. Superior St. Free.
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, Jan. 14
A special encore of “The Tragical History of Richard III” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Marshall Performing Arts Center. The play, which is directed by Tom Isbell, has been selected by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and this performance will help defray the costs associated with its upcoming Iowa State University competition appearance. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $10 for UMD students. Call 726-8561 for more information.
Sara Softich will play a CD release show for “Highway to the Sun” at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s. Cost is $5.
Sing along to two Joss Whedon favorites — the “Once More, With Feeling” episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” — at 9:30 p.m. at Zinema 2. Cost is $9.50. Call 722-7300 for details.
In men’s hockey action, the Bulldogs will square off against the University of Wisconsin Badgers at 7:07 p.m. at Amsoil Arena. See www.decc.org.
Two Many Banjos will perform at 10 p.m. at Carmody Irish Pub.
Saturday, Jan. 15
To celebrate 2011’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day (observed on Monday, Jan. 17 this year), a program and meal of soup and bread will be offered at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 835 W. College St. The program will feature students from Central/Denfeld reading excerpts from “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” musical selections by Voices of Vision and a presentation by Dr. Mahmoud El-Kati, Macalester College history professor emeritus.
In men’s hockey action, the Bulldogs will square off against the University of Wisconsin Badgers at 7:07 p.m. at Amsoil Arena. See www.decc.org for complete information.
Tamarack Dance Association will present “Another Third Saturday Dance” at 7:30 p.m. at The Avalon Dance Center, 404 W. Superior St. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for members and $2 for “kidlets.”
Children’s stories will be told at 10 a.m. at Beaner’s Central. Free.
Next of Kin and Arianne Norrgard will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner’s Central. Cost is $5.
East High School’s hockey team will compete against Eden Prairie at 2 p.m. at Amsoil Arena. See www.decc.org.
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 Sal Demilio and Steve Gillespie, 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.
“The Artist,” an installation art show featuring photography and video by Jacob Swanson, will be on display through Jan. 30 at Washington Gallery, 315 N. Lake Ave. Exhibit hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
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.