Chisholm's Nathan Schroeder was running in 12th place in Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday morning. Schroeder, a three-time John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon champion racing in his...
Rachel Oldsberg of Chaska, Minn., received a Minnesota Scholastic Art Gold Key Award for Photography during an awards ceremony Feb. 21 at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. Her piece, “Reflections of an Iron Ore Dock,” was taken in Two Harbors. Oldsberg is a senior at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria, Minn., and is the daughter of Michael and Melissa Oldsberg and the granddaughter of Allen and Jane Krause of Two Harbors.
This St. Patty’s Day event is more about bagpipes than green beer: The annual Duluth’s Grand St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will have an indoor parade led by bagpiper and grand marshal Fred Dudderar, Irish food and other family-friendly traditions. The band Ninety to the Dozen, an Irish pub group featuring members of McInnis’ Kitchen, headlines. GO SEE IT What : Duluth’s Grand St. Patrick’s Day Celebration When: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W.
Life is good for everyone’s favorite green-headed ogre when a bunch of fairy tale creatures show up at his swamp claiming they’ve been deemed freaks and banished from the Kingdom of Duloc. The titular character takes the case in “Shrek the Musical” -- despite the threat of death by Lord Farquaad.
“Detestable Madness” is an original adaptation of two plays written by women 1,000 years ago that the University of Minnesota Duluth’s theater department has given a contemporary makeover complete with modern dance, pop music and puppetry. The play, reworked by Jenna Soleo-Shanks, an assistant professor, and the cast, features stories of female strength, struggle and sacrifice. It’s based on works by Hrotsvit of Gandersheim. GO SEE IT What: University of Minnesota Duluth’s production of “Detestable Madness” When: 7:30 p.m.
Some local Irish — or Irish for the day — bars hosting SPD events: Big Wave Dave & the Ripples plays at 10 p.m. Tuesday at The Rex; Carmody Irish Pub is opening early, at noon, and will be serving corned beef and cabbage and hosting traditional Irish music from 5-7 p.m.; Dubh Linn Irish Pub starts serving green beer Friday and will also have an Irish Fair menu available.
Adam Swanson of Cloquet shares his painting titled “Lost In A Foreign Geography.” Adam writes, “It is partly a portrait of my 4-year-old son, but with the head of a fox kit. He sits on the shore of Lake Superior, pointing to the woods!” This painting addresses the future, fragility of the human presence, perseverance of nature and underlying threads of danger that underpin societies, Swanson said.
Attention amateur playwrights: Got a script squirreled away in your Google docs? Renegade Theater Company is soliciting new full-length, one act and 10-minute submissions for New Works Festival. Selected pieces will be paired with a director, cast and workshopped in June. Writers will receive a stipend. It’s free to submit.
Opening Friday “Cinderella” Family, PG When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods. (IMDb) 4 stars Duluth 10, Lakes 10, Premiere “Mommy” Drama, R A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old sond with ADHD.
A solo act with roots in Three 6 Mafia, one of Minnesota’s favorite hip-hop acts, and a trio of Twin Cities-based rappers will perform at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s annual Springfest Concert. Juicy J, Brother Ali and GRRRL PRTY perform at 7:15 p.m. April 24 at Amsoil Arena. Tickets for UMD students are $20, limit two per person, and go on sale at the campus box office on March 23. Tickets open to the public and are $32.