Community Calendar - Feb. 28-March 6, 2010A weekly compendium of things to do in the Northland.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Feb. 28
The inaugural Mommy & Me Fairy Princess Ball will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Northland Country Club. The event, which will raise money for the Erick Peter Person Children’s Cancer Center Fund, costs $100 (for one adult and one child between the ages of 4 and 14). Festivities include an appearance by Miss Minnesota, a performance by the Minnesota Ballet, a chocolate fountain and more. Call 206-2400.
The annual Duluth-Superior-Cloquet Kalevala Day Celebration starts at 1 p.m. at Kenwood Lutheran Church, 324 W. Cleveland St. Festivities include a Finnish baked-goods sale, reading from “The Kalevala” in English, poems in Finnish and a performance by Revontulet. Call 525-4435 for complete details.
The 14th annual Winter Funfest will be held from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pattison State Park (outside Superior). This event includes free admission to the park, sledding, crafts, prizes, snowshoeing, an appearance by Smoke the Bear and more. Call (715) 399-3111.
Socialist Action’s Carl Sack will present “The Copenhagen Debacle and the Fight for Climate Justice” at 7 p.m. for the Center for Just Living on the St. Scholastic campus (in Tower Hall).
The Lisa Wenger Band will perform during Sunday Nite Blues from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hell Burgers (formerly Hell’s Kitchen) in Canal Park.
The Lake Superior Family Fun Fest will be held at the DECC. Admission is $5, though carnival rides are a few bucks each (or $15 for unlimited rides). Hours of operation TBA. See www.lundeenproductions.com/funfest for complete details.
University Theatre’s children’s play “Wiley and the Hairy Man” will be staged at 1 p.m. at UWS’s Manion Theater. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children and $2 for UWS students. (Additionally, groups of 10 or more get in for $6 a person.) Call (715) 394-8380.
The performance art production “Three Nights in Six Dimensions” will be presented at 6:03 p.m. at The Venue at Mohaupt Block. The show features Semblesque Performance Company artistic director Jill Ellen Hall, Low guitarist Alan Sparhawk, photographer John Heino and filmmaker Chani Becker. Admission is a free-will donation with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief.
The Bayfront Park outdoor ice rink is open for skating, and the Bayfront Family Center will be staffed daily from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 730-4300.
Monday, March 1
A free hip-hop dance class will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at Over the Top Dance Studio, 310 S. Lake Ave. (in one of the upstairs lofts).
Auditions for University Theatre’s production of “Mornings at Seven” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 1-2, at UWS’s Manion Theater. Auditions are open; participants will be asked to read from the script. Call (715) 394-8388.
The Twin Ports Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Library’s Green Room. Anyone interested in family history is invited to attend. Call 728-5630.
The Monday Adult Skaters (Ladies Recreational Club) have an open skate in the DECC arena from 11 a.m. to noon. Price is $3 per session and parking passes for the season (which runs through March) are available for $5. Sessions open to all adult skaters. Call 724-2285 for more. Bring your own skates.
Tuesday, March 2
Observe Tweed Museum of Art staff and UMD interns conduct extensive inventory and assessment of TMA’s collection from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is a weekly free event.
The Autism Association of Northern Minnesota will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Kenwood Edison Charter School, 1750 Kenwood Ave.
The Score Bar hosts salsa dancing every Tuesday night. Free dance lessons kick off the night from 7 to 8, followed by open dancing until midnight.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (The Coppertop). This month’s topic is “Pumping and Maintaining the Milk Supply.” Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 341-8369.
Wednesday, March 3
The film “Looks Into the Night” will be screened at 7 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone. A $5 to $10 donation for the YWCA is requested. The film is being presented with a panel discussion on “finding your way without abandoning your identity.”
The Homesteaders will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Duluth Town Hall on Homestead Road for a potluck lunch and program by Steve Dahl, fisherman and author of “Knife Island.” Everyone welcome.
Daniel W. Eaton will direct a junior high honor band at 3:30 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Free.
The Red Star nightclub at Fitger’s hosts salsa lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Tickets are $5, but they are good for $5 off any drink.
Thursday, March 4
The Bookstore at Fitger’s will host its first “Storytime for Toddlers” from 11 to 11:30 a.m. (Each subsequent event will be held at the same time and day of the week.) For the first event, bring your little ones to learn about colors as “Dora Explores Colors” is read.
“The Secret Garden” runs through March 7 at the Playhouse; Thursday and Friday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. and there will be shows at both times Feb. 27 and March 6. Cost is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors, $15 for youth/students and $19 for groups of 15 or more. Call 733-7555.
Friday, March 5
Minneapolis rockers the Capitol Sons and singer/songwriter Andy Elwell, a Northland native, will perform at 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart. The show is a benefit for Charlene’s Light to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Cost is $10; price includes free food, wine and beer.
Mentor Duluth’s sixth annual Omniumgatherum will be held Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, at Beaner’s Central. Friday night’s schedule, which kicks off at 8 p.m., features performances by UMD’s Chill Factor (a vocal jazz choir), Charity Huot, Nate Weiler and Rachael Kilgour. Saturday’s free event, scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., features storytellers, an art room and a magic show. Saturday night’s schedule, which also kicks off at 8 p.m., features performances by Three Song Sunday, Dave Mehling and Billy Don’t Be a Hero. Tickets for the music nights are $10 ($7 advance). See www.beanerscentral.com for more.
Celebrated drummer Matt Wilson’s jazz group Arts & Crafts will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Cost is $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $5 for students.
Opening in area theaters: Tim Burton’s take on “Alice in Wonderland.”
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Barker’s Island Inn for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register.
Saturday, March 6
Diorama-rama 4 will be held at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart, 201 W. Fourth St. Performers include DJ 45, Coyote, the Boom Chucks, Vortex Navigation Company, Moonstone and the Temporary Service. Food and drink by Fitger’s Brewhouse. Cost is $6. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to participate and need help.
Healthy Aging Matters, a free health and wellness fair for those older than 50, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1325 N. 45th Ave. E. Call 525-1922.
The second annual Duluth Women’s Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DECC. Admission is free if you pick up a ticket at participating businesses and sponsors — see www.duluthwomensexpo.com for complete details.
Hartley Nature Center’s fifth annual Candlelight Ski, Skate and Snowshoe event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 (free for members). RSVP by calling 724-6735.
An Irish winter celebration, featuring music by McInnis’ Kitchen, will be held at 7 p.m. at Marshall School’s Fregeau Auditorium. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for students.
A benefit dinner for Jerry Decker will be held at 1 p.m. at the Labor Temple, 2002 London Road (next to the Reef). Details TBA.
Kate Horvath will present “Just the Text, Ma’am,” a course on analyzing Shakespearean texts, from 1 to 2 p.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Actor’s Gym, 404 W. Superior St. The course, which is presented in affiliation with the Playhouse, costs $40. Reserve a spot by calling 733-7555.
Also at the Actor’s Gym: Elyse Snider will present “Musical Theatre Jazz 2” from 9 to 10 a.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 27 and April 3 and 10 404 W. Superior St. The course, which is presented in affiliation with the Playhouse, costs $60. Reserve a spot by calling 733-7555.
Ojibwe and Lakota storytellers will share their language, culture and history from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UWS’s Yellowjacket Union during “Sharing Our Gifts,” the second annual Intercollegiate (UWS, UMD, CSS and LSC) Indian Storytelling Event.
Comedy Pro Tour, featuring Mike Brody (of “Ghost Hunters” fame) and Cy Amundson, will be held at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Cost is $10. Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and two jazz ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Marshall Performing Arts Center. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for UMD students.
“Biomorphic: The Woodworking Artistry of Tim Byrns” will be on display through Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Depot’s Fesler Gallery.
“The Atomic Edge: Design in Print Imagery, 1940s-1960s” will be on display through March 14 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art. Free.
The Duluth Art Institute’s annual membership show is on display through March 14 in the Great Hall of the Depot.
“Bloom Under the Snow,” which features artwork from members of the Arrowhead Alliance of Artists with Disabilities, will be on display through March 15 at UMD’s Multicultural Center (in the Kirby Student Center).
The St. Louis County Historical Society traveling exhibit “Preserving the Old Country: The Experiences of Croatians, Serbians and Slovenians in St. Louis County” runs through March 16 at the Depot.
“All Fired Up: The Ceramic Arts in Minnesota” will be on display through March 28 at the Depot’s John Steffl Gallery.
Paintings by David Ericson and Gilbert Munger will be on display through March 31 at the Depot in the Fesler Hallway.
James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Dorothy Sayers are the subject of the Karpeles Manuscript Library’s latest exhibit, “The Detective, the Detective Scholar and the Spy,” which you’ll be able to peruse through April 30 at 902 E. First St.
“Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection” will be on display through Nov. 7 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.