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Sunday, March 18
A comic ballet for the whole family, performed by the Minnesota Ballet. 3 p.m., Symphony Hall, DECC. Spunky heroine poses as
the Coppélia doll and pretends to come to life to outwit its inventor. Tickets: Minnesota Ballet, (218)529-3742, www.mnballet.org; DECC Ticket Office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com.
Swedish Cultural Society
Meets 3:30 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 219 N. Sixth Ave. East. Musical program “Swedish Customs and Music” presented by Ruby Thomas. All welcome. (218)525-4438.
Avalon Educational Institute, 404 W. Superior Street, 5 to 7 p.m., followed by refreshments. All welcome, freewill donation. (218)626-2380, 590-6608, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 19
Visits Twig (Park, 9:30 to 10 a.m.), Pike Lake (Dairy Queen, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.), Hermantown (BP Station, HWY 53 & LaVaque Road, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.), Fredenberg (Community Center, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.), Pequaywan Inn Resort from 2:30 to 3 p.m. and McQuade Road at Cape Superior Inn from 5:15 to 6 p.m. The Bookmobile visits these sites again on March 19.
Crohn’s support group
Q&A on updates on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Guest speaker Dr. Robert Erickson. 6:30 to 8 p.m., Minnesota Room, Essentia Health/St. Mary’s Hospital. (218)729-7867
6:30 p.m., Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave. Presentation on the Northeast Minnesota Synod of the ELCA's relationship with the Ingrian Lutheran Church in Russia.
Tuesday, March 20
Group meets for coffee and conversation at 10:30 a.m., New London Café, 4721 E. Superior Street, followed by a walk. New members 50+ welcome. (218)722-6828
Riverfront Communities meeting for all residents and those interested in the Riverside-to-Fond du Lac area, at Good Fellowship Center, Morgan Park. 6 p.m. meeting on the Westwood Heights Development Project with Mark Cross of Kuepers, Inc., followed by 6:30 meeting, with updates on future projects.
Chapter #104 support group meets 7 p.m., Wisconsin Room, St. Mary’s/Essentia Health Center, 307 E. Third Street. The workshop series “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” begins. All welcome.
Presented by UMD Theatre, Marshall Performing Arts Center, UMD campus. 7:30 p.m. tonight and March 21-24 and 2 p.m. March 25. Tickets: 218-726-8561, www.tickets.umn.edu
Wednesday, March 21
Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty provide informal verbal identification and evaluation of up to two antiques, collectibles or photos of items. Noon to 3 p.m., Depot rotunda. Sponsored by the St. Louis County Historical Society. (218)733-7568, email@example.com
Twin Ports Female Acoustic Showcase, 7 p.m., Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior Street. $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Life House.
Thursday, March 22
Comedy-drama about a downtrodden, reluctant-to-change donut shop owner (played by UMD visiting professor Lee Gundersheimer) who hires a street-savvy young writer (Duluth’s Gabriel Mayfield) with hustle and bright ideas. 7:30 p.m. tonight and March 23, 24, and 29-31, the Play Ground, 11 E. Superior Street. Tickets: duluthplayground.org or at the door.
Friday, March 23
Legendary duets by piano and vocal duo Deborah Johnson and Wayland Pickard, 7:30 p.m., Mitchell Hall, St. Scholastica campus. (877)263-9596, (218)723-7000, www.css.edu/About/ Spotlight-Arts-and-
Cure for cabin fever
Cabin Fever Festival today and tomorrow at the Radisson. Traditional bluegrass, gospel, old-time and progressive roots music: performances, workshops, craft and instrument vendors, draw bands, jam sessions. More at minnesota bluegrass.org/as_cabin-fever. Special rate at the Radisson, (218)727-8981, (800)635-3037. www.minnesotabluegrass.org
Saturday, March 24
Duluth Poet Laureate Sheila Pack and St. Paul poet Todd Boss on publishing poetry and prose, including mainstream press, alternative methods, electronic publishing, tree-books, poetry videos and animation. 1 to 3 p.m., Green Room, Duluth Public Library. Free, all welcome. To register: firstname.lastname@example.org
The singer songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Music Center. Selections include original compositions from her most recent album “In The Time Of Gods”, with challenging current social issues told against the parables of Greek mythology. Tickets: www.sacredheartmusic.org and The Electric Fetus.
Chicken Hat Plays
Rubber Chicken Theater present 8 world-premiere plays, all created in just the preceding 24 hours. At 7 p.m., Harbor City International School Theater, 332 W. Michigan Street. Tickets: (218)213-2780 or Brian@ RubberChickenTheater.com
The Whistling Peckies
An evening of music with Paul Seeba and Greg Tiburzi, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sir Benedict’s, 805 E. Superior Street. No cover. (218)728-1192.