Community Calendar - Dec. 19-25, 2010A weekly listing of what to do in the Northland.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Sunday, Dec. 19
Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra will perform a Christmas show at 7 p.m. at Mitchell Auditorium on the College of St. Scholastica campus. Cost is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors/students and $12 for children. Call 723-6000.
Lyric Opera of the North will perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17-19, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, 4 W. Second St. Cost is $24 for adults, $18 for seniors/students and $10 for children. Call 464-0922 for tickets.
The holiday gift fair and sale at Lakeside Lester Park Community Club, 106 N. 54th Ave. E., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 525-0845 for details.
Glensheen will serve holiday brunch (along with abbreviated tours) at 10 a.m. Dec. 18-19. Call (888) 454-GLEN for complete information.
“Fezziwig’s Feast,” the dinner-theater version of “A Christmas Carol,” will be staged by Renegade and St. Paul’s Actors Theatre of Minnesota Dec. 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 tickets.
Get your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer at Fitger’s Dec. 18-19. Times TBA. Free admission. Call 722-0410.
Tour the Bentleyville Tour of Lights through Dec. 26 at Bayfront Festival Park. Free.
Regular screenings at Zinema 2 this week: “Fair Game” (all week) and “127 Hours” (Sunday through Thursday). Details at www.zinema2.com.
Monday, Dec. 20
Spirit Valley Paperback Exchange, 215 N. Central Ave., is liquidating its inventory. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 20-21. All books are $1 or less. Call 628-2700.
The “Be a Santa to a Senior” gift-wrapping event will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 315 E. Central Entrance (in Suite 3).
The Teague Alexy Trio, featuring Eric Bong on percussion and Marc Gartman on slider guitar, will perform at 9 p.m. at Sir Benedict’s Tavern. Free.
Auditions for the Playhouse’s production of the Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 20-21. Call 733-7555 for complete information.
Lake Avenue Cafe, 394 S. Lake Ave., hosts free Scrabble tournaments at 9 p.m. on Mondays. Call 722-2355 for more information.
Northern Lights ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at Miller Dwan, 502 E. Second St. Call 591-5920 or visit www.adultchildren.org for more information.
Tuesday, Dec. 21
Sing along with Handel’s “Messiah” when the St. Scholastica Center for Early Music Orchestra performs it at 7:30 p.m. Free admission (scores are $15 if you forget to bring your own). Call 723-7000 for details.
Lake Avenue Cafe, 394 S. Lake Ave., will serve a five-course Spanish dinner at 8 p.m. with paired wines. Call 722-2355 for more information.
The Duluth Cross Country Ski Club will hold its second annual Solstice Ski & Bonfire from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lester ski trail. Free and open to all. Details at www.duluthxc.com.
Celebrate the winter solstice with a bonfire from 5 to 7 p.m. at the lighthouse in Two Harbors.
Fairlawn Mansion in Superior will host holiday tours at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 28. Cost is $8 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and students and free for children 5 and younger. Call (715) 394-5712 for complete details.
UCare will host an informational meeting about its Medicare Advantage plan at 10 a.m. at the Cloquet AmericInn.
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.
There will be live jazz with Billy Barnard from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Call 727-1559.
Wednesday, Dec. 22
“Cookies with the Commish,” an annual event hosted by St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in his County Courthouse office at 100 N. Fifth Ave. W. (Room 207).
UCare will host an informational meeting about its Medicare Advantage plan at 9 a.m. at Comfort Inn West, 3900 W. Superior St.
An open mic night will be held at Beaner’s Central from 7 to 11 p.m. Jason Wussow hosts.
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.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Opening at area theaters: “Little Fockers” and “Gulliver’s Travels.”
Thursday, Dec. 23
UMD’s winter closure starts today (ending Jan. 3). Only essential services will be open during this time, and most parking lots and sidewalks will not be plowed.
Linda Turpening and Sam Black will perform at 1 p.m. at Duluth Congregational Church, 3833 E. Superior St. Free.
Farewell Tour and Wormsly Common Gang will perform at 11 p.m. at Pizza Lucé. Free. Must be 21.
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. 24
Today is Christmas Eve.
The DTA will curtail regular route and STRIDE services early, with service ending for the day at 7:15 p.m. (last buses departing downtown Duluth at 7:15 p.m.).
Saturday, Dec. 25
Merry Christmas everyone!
The Duluth Transit Authority will suspend all Twin Ports bus services, including STRIDE. (The DTA will resume regular route and STRIDE services on Sunday, Dec. 26.)
Opening at area theaters: “True Grit.”
“Entertaining the Gods,” yarn paintings of the Mexican Huichol will be on display through Monday, Dec. 20, at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art.
Darwin will be the featured subject through the end of 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.
A new collection of 30 original Nancy Stone paintings will be on display through Jan. 1 at Pizza Lucé.
Whole Foods, 610 E. Fourth St., has Nancy Stone’s “Midnight in Blue” nature series on display through Jan. 8.
Cecilia Lieder’s solo exhibit “Hands of an Artist” will be on display 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.