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By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Nov. 28
Tenor Bill Bastian will perform at 4:30 p.m. at Valentini’s on London Road; he will be accompanied by a string quartet. A four-course dinner will be served. Cost is $65. Call 728-5900 for complete details.
There will be a free open skate from 3 to 5 p.m. at the DECC. Call 722-5573.
Check out Fitger’s Holiday Forest through Sunday, Dec. 5. Call 722-8826 for more information.
Inukshuk Pass will perform at 10 a.m. at Pizza Lucé for brunch.
It’s the last day of this year’s Amsoil Duluth National Snocross, the annual races held at Spirit Mountain. Visit www.visitduluth.com/snocross for a schedule of events.
Change of Pace Productions will stage the musical “The Bikinis” at Midi in Fitger’s. Cost is $35 with a meal ($18 without); brunch is served at 12:30 p.m. (show starts at 2 p.m.). Call 525-2045 for details.
Tour the Bentleyville Tour of Lights through Dec. 26 at Bayfront Festival Park. Free. Dress warm!
Regular screenings at Zinema 2 this week: “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” (all week), “Howl” (Sunday-Thursday) and “127 Hours” and “Strange Powers” (Friday and Saturday). “The Walking Dead” will be screened for free at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. Details at www.zinema2.com.
Monday, Nov. 29
Northern Lights ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 Grand Ave. Call 348-4087 or visit www.adultchildren.org for more information.
Tuesday, Nov. 30
Mayor’s Night, in which Don Ness and city staff meet with citizens to personally answer questions, starts at 5 p.m. in City Hall (Room 405). Call 730-5230.
Greg Tiburzi will perform at 10 p.m. at the Brewhouse.
A public meeting to discuss the rezoning of the College of St. Scholastica’s campus will be held at 6 p.m. at Somers Hall. Call 730-5331.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a free screening of “Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness” at 7 p.m. at Miller Dwan (Rooms 1-3). Open to the public. Call (888) 626-4435.
The Road Kill Boys will perform at 7 p.m. at Amazing Grace in Canal Park. Free.
A UMD percussion ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Call 726-8877 for ticket information.
The folk duo of Bill and Kate Isles puts on a free variety show at Clyde Iron Works, 2902 W. Michigan St., at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Dec. 28.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Wednesday, Dec. 1
Twin Ports Action Coalition will host its second annual Bowl-a-Thon from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Incline Station. Details TBA.
The Fairlawn Mansion in Superior will host a “holiday sampler” from 5 to 8 p.m. Highlights include a buffet and a wine and beer tasting. Cost is $20. Call (715) 394-5712.
Ride the train from Fitger’s to Bentleyville between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1-4. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Reservations are required; call 626-5930 for complete details.
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.
Thursday, Dec. 2
The Playhouse will stage “White Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 733-7555 for ticket information.
UWS will host a Winterfest Craft Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Marcovich Wellness Center, 1810 Catlin Ave. Call (715) 394-8244.
Violinist Wendy Dane will perform at 1 p.m. at Duluth Congregational Church, 3833 E. Superior St. Free.
UMD Theatre will stage Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-4, 7-11 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Dudley Experimental Theatre (in the school’s Marshall Performing Arts Center). See www.d.umn.edu/theatre or call 726-8561 for ticket information. (See Page 1.)
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, Dec. 3
“Rubber Chicken’s Christmas Tea Party, or: Is That a Chip in Your Cravaack or are You Just Happy to See Me?” — the theater company’s third annual holiday comedy revue — will be staged at 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 and 30-31 at The Venue at Mohaupt Block, 2024 W. Superior St. Cost is $15 (or $10 in groups of 10 or more). Performers include Minden Hultstrom, Taylor Martin-Romme and Nathan St. Germain. Brian Matuszak directs. Call 213-2780 with questions.
Fezziwig’s Feast: “A Christmas Carol” Dinner Theatre will be staged by Renegade and St. Paul’s Actors Theatre of Minnesota Dec. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19 at Clyde Event Center. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., Sunday shows are at 5 p.m. Cost is $49.95 for the play and a five-course meal. Call 590-1634 for ticket information.
Mac Lethal will perform at 10 p.m. at Rex Bar. F. Stokes, Nobuddie and Modern Gentlemen are also on the bill. Cost is $7. Must be 21.
Lake Effect and Chill Factor will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMD’s Weber Music Hall. Call 726-8877 for ticket information.
The UMD Bulldogs men’s hockey team will face off against Denver at 7:07 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4, at the DECC. Call 726-8595 for ticket information.
Harbor Squares Square Dance Club will host a mainstream dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Hermantown Middle School, 4289 Ugstad Road. Cost is $7. Call 728-2270.
Katie McMahon — aka “The Voice of ‘Riverdance’” — will present “Celtic Christmas” at St. Scholastica. Call 723-7000 for details.
Ride “The Polar Express” between Fitger’s and the Depot Dec. 3-5. Cost is $16. Multiple departures per day; call 722-1273 for complete information.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Grandma’s in Canal Park for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register and get complete details.
Opening at area theaters: “The Warrior’s Way.”
Saturday, Dec. 4
Breakfast with Santa will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Morgan Park’s Good Fellowship Community Center. Cost is $3 for the meal, $1 for photos with Santa. Silent auction bidding will end at 11 a.m.
The fourth annual Get it Local gift fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Call 525-5098.
Churchill Elementary School, 515 Granite St. in Cloquet, will host a holiday expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4-5. There will be 50 vendors and crafters on hand for your holiday-shopping pleasure. Free admission. Proceeds benefit the school’s playground. See www.santashomefortheholidays.com.
Pizza Lucé will host Rock and Roll Kamikaze VIII at 10 p.m. Cost is $5. Must be 21. A pre-party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chester Creek Wine Bar with Old Knifey.
James Moors will perform at 10 a.m. at Pizza Lucé for brunch Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5.
Lake Superior Lutheran Preschool, 4219 Grand Ave., will host a Christmas cookie bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 624-0641.
UMD’s “Sounds of the Season” concert, featuring chamber and symphony orchestras, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Weber Music Hall. Call 726-8877 for ticket information.
There will be a holiday gallery art hop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Blue Lake Gallery, Sivertson Gallery, Waters of Superior and Lizzard’s. Call 725-0034 for details.
The Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild is having its annual fair and sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Depot in the Great Hall. Free admission.
Phyllis Root and Betsy Bowen will sign “Big Belching Bog” from 1 to 2 p.m. Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park. Also appearing today: Brett Champan will sign “Rearview Sunset” from 11 a.m. to noon and Sheila Packa will sign “Echo & Lightning” from 2 to 3 p.m.
Robert Michael Pyle will sign “Mariposa Road” from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center.
Get your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer at Fitger’s Dec. 4-5. Times TBA. Free admission. Call 722-0410.
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. Call 348-5322 for details.
Dubh Linn Comedy Live!, featuring comedians Johnny Beehner and Ryan Wingfield, will be held at 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.
“Husby and Husby: Pottery and Painting,” featuring the works of Cheryl and Bob Husby, will be on display through Tuesday at the North Shore Bank of Commerce, 131 W. Superior St.
“Entertaining the Gods,” yarn paintings of the Mexican Huichol will be on display through Dec. 20 at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
Darwin will be the featured subject through December at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at 902 E. First St. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Call 728-0630.
Cecilia Lieder’s solo exhibit “Hands of an Artist” will be on display Nov. 13 through Jan. 8 at Northern Prints Gallery, 318 N. 14th Ave. E.
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.