Sunshine and light from the DSSO
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra presents "Price & Mendelssohn," featuring piano soloist Clayton Stephenson, in DECC Symphony Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The program offers music new to Twin Ports audiences, including a Beethoven-inspired work by Michael Torke and a piano concerto by Florence Price.
Also in the program is Mendelssohn's "Italian Symphony," which the DSSO says is full of "light, sunshine and lust for life." The symphony orchestra has been offering virtual concerts all season and continues to do so. Live music has returned, too, however, with seats spaced apart for in-person patrons. Masks are required.
Address: 350 Harbor Drive. Phone: 218-623-3776. Online: dsso.com.
'Great Gardening' continues to educate
This spring is looking to be another big one for home gardening. If you're looking for advice, WDSE-WRPT produces its own program in Duluth to cater to Northland audiences. Episodes air Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 8. This week's show is about using homegrown ingredients in your cooking. Episodes from the new spring season, and past seasons, can be viewed anytime online. In addition, viewers can call or email with questions for volunteer master gardeners to answer.
Phone: 218-788-2844 or 877-307-8762. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: wdse.org/shows/gardening/video.
Discover Duluth's parks with kids
Duluth Parks & Recreation continues its family-friendly "Agents of Discovery" program with April missions on West Skyline Parkway near Enger Park (starting at Twin Ponds) and Leif Erickson Park along the Lakewalk. Park visitors can download an app to walk along paths and discover nature, history and more using their cellphones. Once you've downloaded the app, no data or Wi-Fi is needed to take part. Online: duluthmn.gov/parks. Email: email@example.com. Phone: 218-730-4306.
Duluth band posts hometown charm in video
Sydney Hansen Music shared a new music video on its Facebook page on April 5, a cover of "Sweet Jane" by Cowboy Junkies. The video features familiar scenes of Duluth's lakefront industry, from bridges to grain silos. It's another reminder of how talented kids these days can be.
UMD student art on display
The University of Minnesota Duluth's Department of Art & Design presents its annual student show online. There are 77 works by 52 students on display, and the website was designed by students, too. Themes include politics, staying at home, baking cakes, taking a bath — when combined, the works provide a nice snapshot of a school year in quarantine. Note: To view the artworks, visit the website and click on the icon of three lines on the upper right. This will open a menu with the option "see the show."
New restaurants join 'Eat Downtown' week
A variety of downtown restaurants will start a two-week version of Eat Downtown Duluth Restaurant Week on Monday, April 19. New food is on the menu, including LuLu's Pizza and Tacos Tacos Tacos. Check the website for each site's specials. It's good, local food at a low price. Nineteen restaurants are participating. The event ends Friday, April 30. Online: downtownduluth.com.