Mark your calendars with do-not-miss eventsOpen up your calendar app because we’ve scoured local events calendars and found the absolute do-not-miss events happening this fall. From theater to hot air balloons, you won’t be disappointed.
By: LaReesa Sandretsky, Duluth News Tribune
Open up your calendar app because we’ve scoured local events calendars and found the absolute do-not-miss events happening this fall. From theater to hot air balloons, you won’t be disappointed.
We bet you’ve never seen drag racing on a public street before. This weekend, check out the drag races on Garfield Avenue to experience just that. The races run Saturday and Sunday and are just as wicked cool (and loud) as it you’d imagine.
OK, we know “art gallery” doesn’t usually get college students’ blood pumping, but you have to check out “Canvas of Flesh” at the Duluth Art Institute. It’s a gallery of photographs of body modifications, from tattoos to piercings to forked tongues. The exhibit will be up all month but the opening reception is Sept. 19.
“The Pillowman” opens at Renegade Theater on Sept. 19 and runs every weekend through Oct. 5. It’s the perfect warm-up for Halloween with blood and guts and a serial killer.
Studying French? Then make sure to check out Le Festival des Montgolfieres a Duluth at the end of this month. Not studying French? Just call it the hot air balloon festival. It’s the first time we’ve had this many hot air balloons in the Twin Ports, and it’s probably your last chance to take advantage of Bayfront Festival Park without your winter coat and Uggs.
The balloons will be there Sept. 20-22.
We love food in these parts, so much that we make pleasing our palates a competition. The Lake Superior Fish Classic on Oct. 4 at the Duluth
Depot downtown pits 10 chefs against each other to create the most delectable fish dish. No matter how you look at it, the diners are the winners — $15 gets you all 10 fish creations.
The Underground at the Duluth Playhouse is continuing its game show series into the fall with a performance of “The Gong Show.” The series has been wildly popular and hilarious. Sign up to be a part of the show or just go to laugh at their antics.
Duluth and Superior have an awesome orchestra that rivals big-city versions. On Oct. 26, the orchestra puts on its classic “Once Upon a Time” production, paying homage to fairy tales such as “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella.” It’s not just about music, as it incorporates live readings and visuals on the big screen. It’s the perfect time to revisit your childhood.
On Nov. 1, the Rhythmic Circus will stomp its way onto the Mitchell Auditorium stage at the College of St. Scholastica. If you don’t know what the heck Rhythmic Circus is, look it up on YouTube. Rhythmic Circus will perform “Feet Don’t Feel Me Now,” and it is so cool and like nothing we’ve ever seen.
The Bentleyville “Tour of Lights” opens at Bayfront Festival Park on Nov. 23. This is an iconic Duluth experience, and it’s absolutely free. It’s exactly what it sounds like — lots of Christmas lights. There’s also hot chocolate and cookies. It’s open seven days a week until the end of December.
We’re sure that, as college students, you understand the desire to never grow up. Live in that fantasy a little longer by going to see “Peter Pan,” showing Dec. 5-22 at the Duluth Playhouse. Try to forget the actors are strapped into harnesses and just believe that they can really fly — it’ll make the play a little more fun.
“The Manhattan Nutcracker” is a holiday tradition for lots of Northland families. The production that shows at the DECC every year was actually created in Duluth (NBD, you guys). It showcases our surprisingly developed culture scene with great ballet and orchestra accompaniment, but still is accessible — because everybody loves “The Nutcracker.” It runs Dec. 20-22.