Community Calendar - July 5-11, 2009A weekly listing of community events in and around the Twin Ports.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, July 5
Performances of Kevin Kling’s “The Ice Fishing Play” this week: 2 p.m. July 5, 7:30 p.m. July 7-10 and 2 p.m. July 11. All performances of this William Payne-directed play will be held at UMD’s Marshall Performing Arts Center as part of the Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival. Cost is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for students and children and $6 for UMD student/faculty/staff. Call 726-8561 or visit www.umdartsfest.com.
Monday, July 6
Twin Ports Action Coalition will host a rally against Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s recent budget cuts at noon at City Hall.
The sci-fi classic “Conquest of Space” will be screened for free at 7:30 p.m. by the Duluth Art Institute in the Depot’s Zelda Theater. Come an hour early for a free tour of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes.”
Monday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be mulching flowers and shrub beds, weeding flower gardens, picking up trash and painting benches on Lakewalk. Meet at Endion Station at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
Tuesday, July 7
A send-off party for Pastors for Peace (they’re going back to Cuba) will be held at Lafayette Community Center on Park Point. Ellen Bernstein will present a rice-and-beans dinner at 6 p.m., followed by salsa dance lessons at 7:30 (provided by Over the Top’s Juliana Bertelsen) and a salsa dance starts at 8. Suggested donation of $10. Details at www.northlandantiwar.blogspot.com.
Celtic group McInnis’ Kitchen will perform at 7 p.m. in Chester Bowl as part of the free Chester Creek series. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating, while enjoying the beautiful outdoor setting of Chester Bowl at 1800 E. Skyline Parkway.
“Discovery at Tweed,” where museum staff and UMD student interns publicly inspect and assess rare objects from the museum’s collection, will be held every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. through Aug. 11.
Tuesday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be deadheading roses, weeding flower beds, watering annuals, mulching and picking up trash at the Rose Garden. Meet at the garden’s gazebo at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
The Score Bar hosts salsa dance nights every Tuesday. Free dance lessons kick off the night from 7 to 8, followed by open dancing until midnight.
Better Breathers Club, for people with chronic lung diseases, will meet at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Call 726-4721.
Wednesday, July 8
Duluth’s YMCA and Greater Downtown Council will kick off Sidewalk Days with the annual Sidewalk Shuffle 5K run and walk at 12:10 p.m. Cost to enter this YMCA Strong Kids fund-raiser is $20 (or $80 for a team of five). Starts from Lake Superior Plaza, and free showers will be available at the Y afterward. Call 722-4745, ext. 175, or visit www.duluthymca.org for details.
The Duluth Community Garden Program is offering the class “Seed Saving” at 6:30 p.m. at the Damiano Center, 206 W. Fourth St. Cost is $10 and will be led by Bonnie Williams, a Duluth transplant who founded the seed-saving program at Wylie House Museum in Bloomington, Ind.
Kristi Gordon will host the workshop “Make the Most of Your Money” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boyz II Dadz/Building for Women. Call 727-3352 for complete details.
Wednesday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be trail resurfacing, bridge repair, trail realignment, signing and trash pick up at different trails each week. Call 730-4490 if interested in helping out.
Lester Park United Methodist Church, 54th Ave. E and Superior Street, is holding its Summer Concert Series and BBQ outside every Wednesday in July. The barbecue begins at 5:30 p.m. with a concert at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
The Superior Singers will put on a free concert at Billings Park in Superior as part of the Bayside Sounds series. Time TBA.
Thursday, July 9
Rock the Block continues with a free concert from Brandon Scott Sellner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in front of Dubh Linn Irish Pub on Superior Street.
Brett Friedlander and Bob Reising will sign “Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham” from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger’s.
Thursday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be deadheading and weeding flower beds, watering annuals, mulching and picking up trash at Enger Park. Meet at the park’s parking lot at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
A comedy open mic event, featuring local comedians and newcomers, will be held at 8 p.m. every Thursday at Dubh Linn Irish Pub.
Summer Clearance Sidewalk sales runs Thursday through Sunday at Miller Hill Mall.
Friday, July 10
Rubber Chicken Theater will present its latest incarnation of the Chicken Hat Plays — 16 world-premiere plays — at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, at the Proctor Area Community Center. Cost is $10, or, since each night is completely different, two-night passes are available for $15.
The annual Women’s Luncheon and Style Show starts at noon at the American Legion Post No. 71, 5814 Grand Ave.
Watch “Kung Fu Panda” free at Leif Erikson Park, 11th Avenue East and London Road, at dusk (roughly 8:59 p.m.).
Food & Funny, a dinner show featuring entertainment from comedians Justin Leon and Jay Harris, will be held at 8 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $18 ($10 for just the show). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Friday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity will be sweeping Park Point’s beach for trash and debris that has washed ashore. Meet at the Beach House at 10 a.m. if interested in helping out.
Saturday, July 11
The fourth annual Bayfront Reggae Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Bayfront Festival Park. Cost is $32 ($16 for those younger than 18). See www.bayfrontreggae.com.
The Duluth Rowing Club will host its 51st annual international regatta from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3900 Minnesota Ave. See www.duluthrowing.org.
Every Saturday until Oct. 17, the Carlton County Farmers’ Market will be open at 9 a.m. until sellout in Scanlon across from Holiday. Call 384-3511.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Justin Leon and Jay Harris, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
At Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park, Michael Willert will sign “The Pirates of Sunrise Cove” from 1 to 2 p.m., and Jim Heffernan will sign “Cooler by the Lake” from 2 to 3.
It’s “Be Our Guest Day” at the Depot courtesy of the Depot Foundation. Free admission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get your picture taken with Beauty and the Beast. Enjoy games, prizes and a treasure hunt around the Depot on this special day for you and your family!
Saturday’s city of Duluth “Pick a Day” volunteer opportunity is designed for large groups of people who want to concentrate their efforts on a specific one-day project. Call 730-4490 if your group is interested in helping out.
The Duluth Art Institute exhibit “Outopia: The Perfect Landscape” will be on display through July 26 in the Depot’s Great Hall.
An emerging-photographers exhibition will be on display through Aug. 30 at the Duluth Art Institute.
“Wild Journey,” woodcuts from Uganda and prints from Anna Marie Pavlik, will be on display through Aug. 1 at Northern Prints Gallery, 318 N. 14th Ave. E. Call 724-5212 or visit www.northernprintsgallery.com.
Barb Savage’s exhibit “Then & Now” will be on display from July 7 to Aug. 4 at Lizzard’s downtown.
“Apart at the Seams,” drawings and paintings by Allen “Big Al” Carter, will be on display through Aug. 16 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is hosting a slave trade abolition exhibit through Aug. 27.
“Force of the North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police” will be on display through Sept. 6 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.
Selections from Richard and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson’s collection of American Indian art will be on display through Sept. 13 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.