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Entertainment calendar for Oct. 15

Today

BAYFIELD SCARECROW FESTIVAL & ORCHARD TOURS, through Oct. 31, throughout Bayfield. See scarecrows, pick apples, sample apple cider and apple treats of all kinds, take a hayride, visit a winery, walk a field maze and take a Ghost Walking Tour. Call (800) 447-4094. Go to bayfield.org/festivals_events_ scarecrow_festival.php.

SILVER BROOK CORN MAZE AND PONY RIDES, today through Sunday, Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-31, Wrenshall. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5. Go to www.silverbrookcornmaze.com. 2009 HAUNTED SHIP TOURS, 6:30-10 p.m. today, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, 3-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 28-31, SS William A. Irvin. Tickets: $8 for ages 13 and older, $6 for ages 12 and younger. Go to www.duluthhuantedship.com for more dates and times.

EMILE MATHIS COLLECTION PRESENTS: WENZEL HOLLARS THEATRIUM MULIERUM AND RUBBER STAMPS BY AMERICAN POP ARTISTS FROM THE 1970S, through Oct. 22, Kruk Gallery, UWS. Thirty-six etchings from the Theatrium Mulierum, a work from the 1640s by Bohemian etcher Wenzel Hollar and 20 rubber stamps created by American pop artists of the 1970s. Reception: 6-9 p.m. today. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Free. Call (715) 394-8391. "THE LAST 5 YEARS," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, the Play Ground, 11 E. Superior St. Tickets: $15; available at door beginning at 6 p.m. Call (218) 733-7555 or go to www.duluthplayground.org.

"THE WOMAN IN BLACK," 8 p.m. today through Saturday, Oct. 22-24, Oct. 29-31 as well as 10 p.m. Oct. 31, Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. A Halloween ghost play. Directed by Julie Ahasay. Eel Marsh House is the site where Alice Drablow lived and died alone. Arthur Kipps has been sent by his firm to sort through the papers Ms. Drablow left behind. It isn't until he begins catching glimpses of a spectre with a wasted face that he comes to know the true horrors of Eel Marsh House, and of the terrible curse that befalls anyone who sees the woman in black. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Call (218) 336-1414. Go to www.renegadecomedytheatre.com.

DUBH LINN OVER WITH LAUGHTER FUNNIEST PERSON CONTEST, 8-9:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 12, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Grand prize of a trip for two and stage time at Bonkerz Comedy Club in Las Vegas plus $200 cash. Audience members win prizes and vote for their favorites as professional comedians and newcomers vie for great prizes and the coveted title. As an added bonus, Rubber Chicken Theater will perform from 7-7:45 p.m. Cost: $10 to compete or $5 for spectators. Call (218) 727-1559. Go to www.dubhlinnpub.com.

MUSIC

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION, 5-7 p.m. today, Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E. Superior St. Jigs, reels, polkas, slip jigs, slides -- all the sounds of Ireland. Go to duluthirishsession.sassanach.com for session tune sheet music and recordings. Free. Call (218) 740-4747. Go to duluthirishsession.sassanach.com.

MAX CHILDS TRIO, 7 p.m. every Thursday, the Blackwater Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.

TRI-STATE HONOR BAND CONCERT, 7:15 p.m. today, Thorpe Langley Old Main, Old Main, Superior. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.

THE GICHIGAMI TRIO, 7:30 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at door. Call (218) 723-1895. Go to www.sacredheartmusic.org.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: SPECIAL HOMECOMING CONCERT, 7:30-9:30 p.m. today, Weber Music Hall, UMD. Free. Call (218) 726-8877. Go to www.d.umn.edu/music. MARSHALL STARR, 8:30 p.m. today, Powerhouse Bar, 423 W. Third Ave., Proctor.

Friday

TWEED MUSEUM OF ART OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS, through Oct. 31, Tweed Museum of Art, 1201 Ordean Court, UMD Art for Hire: Prints from the WPA; A Flow of Ideas: Selections from the Permanent Collection; Andy Warhol: Pop to Polaroid; Natural World Observed 2009: Plein Air Painters, through Dec. 20. UMD Faculty Exhibition, through Jan. 10. Opening reception: 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Call (218) 726-8222. Go to www.d.umn.edu/tma.

FAMILY ART HOUR, for ages 5-10, 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Tweed Museum of Art, 1201 Ordean Court, UMD. Art activities, games and snacks. Free. Call (218) 726-8527. Go to www.d.umn.edu/tma.

JOHN L. PEYTON ART OPEN HOUSE/HAWK RIDGE ART, 4-9 p.m. Friday, Hawk Ridge Art Home Gallery in Lester Park, 5110 Peabody St. Doug and Kris Cameron showcase John L. Peyton's art collection of more than 700 original paintings, lithographic and giclee prints, books and gift cards. Free admission. Call (218) 348-0097. Go to www.hawkridgeart.com.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR "SECRETS OF THE LAKES: NEW PAINTINGS BY BRANDON KUEHN, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Johnson Heritage Art Center, 115 W. Wisconsin St., Grand Marais. The paintings will be on display through Nov. 15. Call (218) 387-2314.

YOGALLERY DUAL ART OPENING RECEPTION FOR A.J. ATWATER AND GAIL ROSENQUIST, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Spiritual Deli, 3 W. Superior St. Free. Call (218) 722-9378. Go to www.spiritualdeli.com.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL IN MORGAN PARK, for ages 11 and younger, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, St. Margaret Mary Social Hall, 8830 Idaho St.

LIVE WEBCAST CONNECTS UMD TO AMELIA ACTRESS HILARY SWANK AND DIRECTOR MIRA NAIR, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Friday, Montague 70 at UMD. Actress Hilary Swank and director Mira Nair talk with New York Times staff Patricia Cohen and Felice Nudelman about their new film, "Amelia," based on the adventures of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. The audience will interact with Swank and Nair during the Q&A. Free. Call (218) 726-7103. Go to www.d.umn.edu/unirel/home page/9/felice.html.

"THE LOVE LIST" DINNER THEATRE, 6:30 p.m. Friday, noon Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24 as well as noon Oct. 25, the Shack, 3301 Belknap St., Superior. Tickets: $35 for evenings and $30 for matinees. Call (715) 392-3463 for reservations.

FOOD & FUNNY, CREATIVE CUISINE AND WORLD-CLASS COMEDIANS WITH DON REESE AND SCOTT KADRLIK, 8 p.m. Friday, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Place food orders by 7 p.m. Reservations recommended. Don Reese looks like the illegitimate son of Uncle Fester and can go from buses to bikers while riding the fine line between reality and the Twilight Zone. Scott Kadrlik, CPA takes the awful experience of tax preparation and makes it painfully funny. Cost: $18 for pub supper and show, $10 for show only. Call (218) 727-1559. Go to www.dubhlinnpub.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROV, 10:30 p.m. every Friday, Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Admission: $5. Go to www.renegadecomedytheatre.com.

MUSIC

THE GREAT NORTHWOODS REVUE, 3-5 p.m. Friday, Electric Fetus, 12 E. Superior St. Featuring Ruben and the Golden Chariots of Mars. Free. Go to www.myspace.com/rubenband.

THE BUGS, 8 p.m. Friday, Munger Tavern, 4003 Munger Shaw Road, Cloquet. Free. (rock)

DON FELDER/GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, 8-9:15 p.m. Friday, Grand Casino Hinckley, 777 Lady Luck Drive, Hinckley. Tickets: $25, $30, $35. Call (800) 472-6321. Go to www.grandcasinomn.com. (rock)

THE GREAT NORTHWOODS REVUE, 8-11:30 p.m. Friday, Beaner's Central, 324 N. Central Ave. Features Ruben and the Golden Chariots of Mars. Cost: $5. Go to www.myspace.com/ rubenband. (rock)

BENEFIT DANCE FOR KIZER MEMORIAL FUND, FEATURES MUSIC BY GONE ALREADY, CRAZY NEIGHBORS AND HORSE RADDISH CREEK, 9 p.m. Friday, Jugoslav National Home, 19 N. First Ave. E., Ely. Admission: $5 at door.

THE MUSTANGS, 9 p.m. Friday, Kro Bar in Brule.

I HEART CONSENSUAL SEX SHOW FEATURING HIGH VOLT RUSTLER, LITTLE GRAY HOUSE, OLD KNIFEY AND THE CUTTHROATS AND THE KEEP AWAYS, 10 p.m. Friday, the Rex, Fitger's Complex, 600 E. Superior St.

JAZZ TIME, 10 p.m. Friday, Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E. Superior St, Duluth. American jazz. Free. Call (218) 740-4747. Go to myspace.com/jazztimeduluth.

Friday And Saturday

SILVER BROOK CORN MAZE AND PONY RIDES, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-31, Wrenshall. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5. Go to www.silverbrookcornmaze.com. 2009 HAUNTED SHIP TOURS, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and 3-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 28-31, SS William A. Irvin. Tickets: $8 for ages 13 and older, $6 for ages 12 and younger. Go to www.duluthhuantedship.com for more dates and times.

"EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24, Oct. 30-31 as well as midnight Oct. 31, the Venue at Mohaupt Block, 2024 W. Superior St. Warning: Show contains gunshots, chain saws, spurting blood into the audience, profanity, death, dismemberment and dance numbers. Tickets: $15 per person, splatter zone seating is $25 and includes a free T-shirt. Call (218) 213-2780. "THE LAST 5 YEARS," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the Play Ground, 11 E. Superior St. Tickets: $15; available at door beginning at 6 p.m. Call (218) 733-7555 or go to www.duluthplayground.org.

"THE WOMAN IN BLACK," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-24, Oct. 29-31 as well as 10 p.m. Oct. 31, Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Call (218) 336-1414. Go to www.renegadecomedytheatre.com.

MUSIC

SH-BOOM, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Lost Isle Bar & Grill, 1675 Highway 210, Carlton. Free. Call (218) 384-4755. Go to www.lostislebar.com.

CROSSFIRE, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, El Toro, 9105 Highway 53, Cotton. Call (218) 482-3218. Call (218) 482-3218.

THE SHACKSHAKERS, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sabin's Lounge, 2 W. Lake St., Chisholm. Free. Call (218) 254-2318. Go to www.shackshakers.com.

PAYBACK, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Runway Bar & Grill, 4766 W. Arrowhead Road, Hermantown. Call (218) 727-5061.

LIFT, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Powerhouse Bar, 423 W. Third Ave., Proctor.

Saturday

BOO AT THE ZOO, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Superior Zoo, 7210 Fremont St. Tickets: $8 in advance, $9 at door. Go to www.lszoo.org.

PUMPKIN DECORATING, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Iron River Public Library. Free.

FALL CARNIVAL, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Eagles Club, 1710 N. 12th St., Superior. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (715) 392-6560.

COMEDY PRO TOUR FEATURING DON REESE AND SCOTT KADRLIK, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Reservations recommended. Cost: $10. Call (218) 727-1559. Go to www.dubhlinnpub.com. Saturday,

SECOND ANNUAL CHESTER BOWL WINE & BEER TASTING & SILENT AUCTION, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Baja Billy's Restaurant at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St. Fine wine and beer tasting, light food, silent auction. Proceeds go to preserving the programs at Chester Bowl (after city cuts in funding last year). Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at door. Tickets available at Fitger's Wine Cellars & Ski Hut. Call (218) 733-0792. Go to www.chesterbowl.org.

MINNESOTA BALLET'S FALL PERFORMANCE, 7 p.m. Saturday, DECC Auditorium. Dances include Agnes de Milles' delightful morality satire "Three Virgins and a Devil," Robert Gardner's world premiere of "Northern Lights, and Twyla Tharp's sophisticated "Sinatra Suite." Tickets: $42-$17 for adults, $32-$12 for students and $27-$10 for children. Call (218) 529-3742. Go to www.minnesotaballet.org. MYSTERY AT THE FUR POST: MURDER IN THE MUSEUM, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, North West Company Fur Post, 12551 Voyageur Lane, Pine City. Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students and $5 for ages 6-17. Call (320) 629-6356 for reservations.

RED ENVELOPE GRAND ASIAN CONCERT, 8 p.m. Saturday, Grand Casino Hinckley. Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC

MUSIC JAMBOREE SHOW AND DANCE, 7-9 p.m., St. Margaret Mary's Church Hall, 1469 88th Ave. W./8830 Idaho St., Morgan Park. Country, '50s rock. Donations to benefit LSS Bethany Crisis Shelter and Nursery. Call (218) 529-2222.

12TH ANNUAL POLKA DANCE OKTOBERFEST WITH JOE STRHARSKY AND BOB WEBER & THE NORTHERNAIRES POLKA BAND, 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Iron River Community Center. Cover: $6.

THE BUGS, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, EZ Street Saloon, 3205 S. County Road E, South Range. Free. (rock)

CAMBIATA MUSIC SERIES WITH WILLIAM BASTIAN, JEREMY CRAYCRAFT AND VINCE OSBORN, "From a Small Blue Seed: Music Born from the Blues," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mitchell Auditorium, St. Scholastica. William Bastian, tenor and guitar; Vince Osborn, bass; Jeremy Craycraft, percussion. Tickets: $12 for adults; $6 for students with current college ID. Call (218) 723-6082. Go to www.css.edu/cambiata.xml.

MOORS & MCCUMBER, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Red Mug Coffeehouse, 916 Hammond Ave., Superior. Cover: $10, includes copy of debut CD. Call (715) 392-2662. Go to www.redmugcoffee.com.

DRAGONS POWER UP!, WIZARDS ARE REAL AND THE POWER OF 2, Saturday, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, 1623 Broadway, Superior. Call (715) 394-2500.

A NIGHT IN THE BOX & DEWSKIWATER JONES, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Beaner's Central Inc, 324 N. Central Ave. Cover: $5. Call (218) 348-7544. Go to www.beanerscentral.com.

4 ON THE FLOOR WITH NATHAN MILLER & UNSTOPPABLE CO., 9 p.m. Saturday, the Rex Liquor Emporium, 600 E. Superior St. Free. Call (218) 733-3090. Go to www.rexbarduluth.com.

PHOENIX RISING, 9 p.m. Saturday, Kro Bar & Grill, 13930 Highway 2, Brule. Free. Call (715) 395-7878. Go to CDB.NET/PHOENIX. (rock)

BILLY DON'T BE A HERO, 10 p.m. Saturday, Twins Bar, 501 E. Fourth St. Free. Call (218) 727-3871. (rock)

Sunday

SILVER BROOK CORN MAZE AND PONY RIDES, today through Sunday, Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-31, Wrenshall. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5. Go to www.silverbrookcornmaze.com.

"THE LOVE LIST" DINNER THEATRE, noon Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24 as well as noon Oct. 25, the Shack, 3301 Belknap St., Superior. Tickets: $35, evenings; $30, matinees. Call (715) 392-3463 for reservations.

FALL EXHIBITIONS RECEPTION, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Tweed Museum of Art, 1201 Ordean Court, UMD. Reception for fall exhibitions, including the Faculty Exhibition and Flow of Ideas: Selections from the Collection. Readings by poets Louis Jenkins and Patrick McKinnon. Free. Call (218) 726-8222. Go to www.d.umn.edu/tma.

IMPROV WORKSHOP, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Proctor Area Community Center, 100 Pionk Drive. Be prepared to be pulled into the warmups or scene games. Free.

MUSIC

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL DR. REGINA ZONA, SOPRANO, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Weber Music Hall, UMD. Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students. Call (218) 726-8877. Go to www.d.umn.edu/music.

NINETY TO THE DOZEN AT EMILY'S EATERY END OF SEASON PARTY, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Emily's Eatery, 218 Scenic Drive, Knife River. Free. Call (218) 834-2501. Go to www.ninetytothedozen.com.

GOSPEL BLUEGRASS CONCERT, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1505 Eklund Ave. Donation. Call (218) 727-6910. Go to www.Emmanuelbaptistduluth heights.org.

DRUNKEN BOAT, THE KEEP AWAYS, THE DT'S AND PEER PRECIOUS, 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Bohemia Arts, 22 First Ave. W. Cover: $4.

B.B. KING, 8 p.m. Sunday, Otter Creek Event Center, Black Bear Casino in Carlton. Tickets: $45-$55. Go to www.blackbearcasinoresort.com.

Monday

MONDAY ADULT SKATERS, 11 a.m. to noon Monday, DECC Arena. Cost: $3. Call (218) 724-2285.

"A RURAL NORTHERN LIFE" PAINTING EXHIBIT BY DAVID GROTE, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Nov. 27, North End Arts Gallery, 1323 Broadway, Superior. Demonstration, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. Artist reception: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. Call (715) 392-6007. Go to www.neartscouncil.org.

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DANCE LESSONS, 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday through Feb. 1, First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Second St. Traditional Highland dance lessons offered through the Duluth Scottish Heritage Association. Internationally accredited teachers. Beginners at 4:30 p.m. and advanced at 5:30 p.m.. Cost is $110 (individual)/$135 (family). Call (218) 591-9893. Go to www.duluthscots.com.

MUSIC

BILLY'S JAZZ GUITAR STYLINGS, 6-8 p.m. Monday, the Shack, 3301 Belknap St., Superior.

CELLO MONDAYS WITH KATHY MCTAVISH , 9-11 p.m. every Monday, Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E. Superior Street. Go to www.cellodreams.com.

OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH OLD KNIFEY ADAM DEPRE, 10 p.m. every Monday, the Rex, Fitger's Complex, 600 E. Superior St.

Tuesday

7TH ANNUAL DULUTH EXPO, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, DECC. Features exhibitors, entertainment, speakers, seminars and workshops. Admission: $6. Go to www.seniorexpoduluth.com.

MUSIC

MAX CHILDS TRIO, 7 p.m. every Tuesday, the Blackwater Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.

UNIVERSITY RECITAL SERIES PRESENTS TRILLIUM, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holden Fine Arts Center, Old Main, UWS, Superior. Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.

LADY AURORA SINGS THE BLUES, 9 p.m. every Tuesday, Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E. Superior St.

CIRCUS FANTASTIC, 10:45 p.m. every Tuesday, the Rex, Fitger's Complex, 600 E. Superior St.

Wednesday

ANTIQUE APPRAISAL, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Depot Rotunda, 506 W. Michigan St. Bring up to two antiques for a free appraisal including informal verbal identification and evaluation. Free. Call (218) 733-7568. Go to www.thehistorypeople.org.

CLOQUET SENIOR CITIZENS DANCE, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Cloquet VFW Club. Music by Lorren Lindevig and his orchestra.

LEINENKUGEL'S BREWMASTER DINNER, 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Shack Smokehouse & Grille, 3301 Belknap St., Superior. Five-course gourmet meal paired with various beers from the brewery. Tickets: $50. Call (715) 392-3463 for reservations.

THE MAGIC AND COMEDY OF NICHOLAS ANTHONY, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Cobalt Cabaret and Nightclub, Black Bear Casino in Carlton. Free.

MUSIC

MAX CHILDS TRIO, 7 p.m. every Wednesday, the Blackwater Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.

OPEN MIC, 7-11 p.m. every Wednesday, South-West Junction, 1811 Central Ave., South Superior. Bring your own instruments. Sound & lights provided. Call (715) 394-6337.

OPEN MIC, 7-11 p.m. Wednesday, Beaner's Central, 324 N. Central Ave. Go to www.beanerscentral.com.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: MUSIC FOR PIANO AND PERCUSSION, JEANNE DOTY, PIANO, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Weber Music Hall, UMD. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students. Call (218) 726-8877. Go to www.d.umn.edu/music.

JAZZ WITH MARK ANDERSON, 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E. Superior St.

PAUL NEWBERG AND FRIENDS, 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Aces on 1st, 113 W. First St. Free. Call (218) 727-0373. (acoustic)

SOAP, 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Rex, Fitger's Complex, 600 E. Superior St. (progressive)

Seeking Talent/ Auditions

DULUTH PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS FOR "ROBIN HOOD," 5-8:30 p.m. today, the Depot, Ruth Maney Room, 506 W. Michigan St. Call (218) 733-7574 or e-mail ctainfo@duluthplayhouse.org.

DUBH LINN OVER WITH LAUGHTER FUNNIEST PERSON CONTEST seeks contests at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 12, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Grand prize of a trip for two and stage time at Bonkerz Comedy Club in Las Vegas plus $200 cash and other prizes. Cost to compete is $10 and each comedian receives $10 back in Dubh Linn Bucks. Spectator cost: $5. Call (218) 727-1559. Go to www.dubhlinnpub.com.

"A CHRISTMAS BY THE LAKE, VOLUME II" seeks new songs to be considered for 2009 version. Call (218) 727-1177 or e-mail talundeen@lundeenproductions.com. Deadline: Friday.

OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS AND UWS seeks American Indian high school students and professional American Indian artists to exhibit their artwork at UWS 11th annual American Indian Art Scholarship Exhibit, April 7-28 in the Kruk Gallery. Deadline: Jan. 11. E-mail yvainio@uwsuper.edu or call (715) 394-8415. LOCAL NONPROFIT VOCAL GROUP wishes to expand its membership. Seeking basses, tenors and sopranos. Call (218) 728-4622 for information.

NORTH SHORE SOUNDS LADIES CHORUS seeks new members for four-part harmony chorus. Group meets from 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 30 at Salem Lutheran Church, 4715 Hermantown Road in Hermantown. Cost: $15 per month. Call (218) 391-9894 or go to www.northshoresounds.org for details.

DULUTH COMMUNITY BAND seeks musicians to perform with them. Rehearsals are 7-8:45 p.m. Mondays. Call (218) 724-3026.

Upcoming

"UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE," 7-9 p.m. Oct. 22-24, Esko High School, 2 Highway 61 E., Esko. Tickets: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students. Call (218) 879-4673. GLENSHEEN LIVING LITERATURE, "THE MONKEY'S PAW," 7 p.m. Oct. 22-24, Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road. Tickets: $32. Includes a flashlight tour. Call (218) 726-8910 or go to www.glensheen.org for reservations.

TRI-STATE HONOR BAND CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Thorpe Langley Auditorium, Old Main, UWS. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Call (715) 394-8115.

"FIDGETY FAIRY TALES: THE MENTAL HEALTH MUSICAL," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24, County Seat Theater's Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for children. Go to www.countyseattheater.com.

"TILL DEATH DO US PART," 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays as well as 2 p.m. Sundays, beginning Oct. 22-Nov. 1, Duluth Playhouse, 506 W. Michigan St. The traditional wedding vow of "Till Death do us Part" is blasted asunder in this hilarious comedy by the writing team of Van Zandt and Milmore, who have been called "the master of farce" by the New York Times. This knockabout farce about the flip side of marriage reveals what happens after the "happily ever after" glow wears off. The show is filled with witty dialogue and side-splitting sight gags guaranteed to keep audiences rolling in the aisles. Tickets: $21 for adults, $19 for seniors, $15 for students and youth. Call (218) 733-7555. Go to www.duluthplayhouse.org.

"SUGAR," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 28-31 as well as 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Marshall Performing Arts Center, UMD. Adapted from the hilarious screen success "Some Like It Hot," "Sugar" recreates the same memorable Jack Lemon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe classic characters of Jerry, Joe and Sugar. This Prohibition-era, zany musical farce romps from Chicago to Miami, promising gangster chases, train rides, boat rides, cross-dressing, confused proposals, millionnaires and starving musicians. Tickets: $17 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $8 for children and $6 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8561. Go to www.d.umn.edu/theatre.

BUS TRIP TO SEE "GERITOL FROLICS" IN BRAINERD, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. A variety show in vaudeville fashion for all ages to enjoy. All performers are senior citizens. We will leave the Hermantown Arena at 7:15 a.m., and the Proctor Area Community Center at 7:30 a.m., travel to Brainerd and at 10 a.m. tour the Franklin Arts Center. At noon, we will bus somewhere for quick lunch on your own, and be back to watch the show at 2 p.m. Cost: $35. Call (218) 628-6293. Go to www.proctor.k12.mn.us, click on community ed.

ECLECTIC BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP, Oct. 23-25, Telemark Lodge in Cable. Go to www.bellydancefestivalwi.com or call (715) 798-3999.

OCTOBERFEST WITH CHMIELEWSKI FUNTIME, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 23, Gilbert VFW, 224 N. Broadway Ave., Gilbert. Admission: $7. (polka)

"COLD FEET," 6:30 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. show Fridays and Saturdays as well as 12:30 p.m. brunch and 2 p.m. show Sundays beginning Oct. 23 through Nov. 22, Midi Change of Pace Dinner Theater, Fitger's Complex, 600 E. Superior St. See the national premier of this great musical comedy, licensed by MiracleOr2 in New York! Think cold. Snow. Four guys with a bar, a band and a solemn vow never to marry. Scooter, Skeeter, Franklin and Jimbo invite you to Leonard's Bar for laughter and fun as they navigate the choppy waters of bachelorhood. Tickets: $41 for evening performance, $31 for brunch performance and show only tickets: $16. Call (218) 727-4880. Go to www.midirestaurant.net. "O'POE'RA -- A MUSICAL SALUTE TO POE," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fairlawn Mansion, 906 E. Second St., Superior. Tickets: $15. Call (715) 394-5712 for reservations.

MINNEAPOLIS HIP-HOP STAR DESSA DARLING, 7 p.m. Oct. 23, St. Scholastica, Science, Room 2122, 1200 Kenwood Ave. Cost: $3 in advance; $5 at door. Call (218) 310-8048. Go to www.css.edu.

JEFF RAY "BLUE MARA" CD RELEASE PERFORMANCE, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 23, Beaner's Central, 324 N. Central Ave. Cost: TBD. Call (218) 724-7129. Go to www.beanerscentral.com.

PAM TILLIS LIVE IN CONCERT, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 23, the Reif Center, 720 N.W. Conifer Drive, Grand Rapids. A child of Music City royalty and a former rebel, she was determined to find her own way as a singer and songwriter and she succeeded. A CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, she has written songs for some of the top singers in and beyond Nashville, including more than a few of her own hits. Tickets, $25. Call (218) 327-5780. Go to www.reifcenter.org.

LOS PINGUOS IN CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Mitchell Auditorium, St. Scholastica. Los Pinguos, the South American version of the Beatles, will perform their Latin rhythms. Cost: $20 for adults; $15 for seniors and students. Call (218) 723-7000. Go to www.css.edu/mitchell.xml.

2 DUG NITE, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, the Other Place at Ridgeview Lanes, 3950 Calvary Road. Free.

BILL & KATE ISLES W/ THE HOLLANDS, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 23, Red Mug Coffeehouse, 916 Hammond Ave., Superior. Cost: $10 suggested Donation. Call (715) 392-2662. Go to www.redmugcoffee.com.

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL, 9 p.m. Oct. 23-24, Carlton VFW, 124 Chestnut Ave., Carlton. Free. Call (218) 384-3794.

CROSSFIRE, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24, Powerhouse Bar, 423 Third Ave. Proctor. Free. Call 624-0626, Free. Call (218) 624-0626.

P.O.S. AND RHYMESAYERS, Oct. 23, Pizza Luce, 11 E. Superior St.

OCTOBERFEST, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Minnesota Discovery Center, 801 S.W. Highway 169, Chisholm. Children's activities all day, including barrel rides, crafts, pumpkin and cookie decorating plus comedy juggler Jason Huneke. Cost: $8, free for ages 5 and younger. Call (800) 372-6437. Go to www.mndiscoverycenter.com.

HALLOWEEN STORYTIME, 11 a.m. Oct. 24, Barnes & Noble, Miller Hill Mall. Dress up in your costume to listen to scary stories and do spooky activities. Free.

WILD, WONDERFUL WORD FAIR, noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Duluth Public Library, Green Room, 520 W. Superior St. For kids and families who are word-lovers and enjoy word games. Free. Call (218) 525-5098.

OCTOBERFEST BEER SAMPLING, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 24, Minnesota Discovery Center, 801 S.W. Highway 169, Chisholm. Sample dozens of beers from microbreweries and traditional outlets. Admission includes commemorative tasting glass and access to exhibits. Polka musician Jim Armstrong and the Singing Slovenes perform. Cost: $20. Call (800) 372-6437. Go to www.mndiscoverycenter.com.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY PUMPKIN PARTY, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 24, Chester Bowl, 1701 E. Skyline Parkway. Features haunted maze, hayrides, face painting, games, largest pumpkin contest and treats. Admission: $2 donation. Wear your costume. Call (218) 724-9832.

BENEFIT DINNER AND DANCE FOR PAUL MODEEN, 5-10 p.m. Oct. 24, West Duluth American Legion, 5814 Grand Ave. Spaghetti dinner and dance to benefit Paul Modeen and his family as he continues his 14-month battle with melanoma. Prize drawings. Music by the Bugs. Cost: $10 donation. Call (218) 341-0506.

A NIGHTMARE IN BOVEY MASQUERADE BALL, 6:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 24, Bovey City Hall. Features games, appetizers, costume contest and dance. Tickets: $25; available at Lefty's Tent and Party Rental, Globe Drug and White Ivy Design.

"MYSTICAL NIGHTS" BELLY DANCE PERFORMANCE, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Weber Music Hall, UMD. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for 3-12 and free for ages 2 and younger; available at door.

DULUTH SUPERIOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA "BRAHMS, LIVE," 8 p.m. Oct. 24, DECC Auditorium. Tickets: $25-$65. Go to www.dsso.com.

SURVIVE THE DRIVE/ FEED THE NEED, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 24, Red Mug Coffeehouse, 916 Hammond Ave. Superior. Live music/food drive, Cost: No Cover. Call (715) 392-2662. Go to www.myspace.com/ftntour.

SCARIUM AT THE AQUARIUM, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25, Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive. Features a haunted mansion, magician Jake Roeber, crafts, games, and trick-or-treating. Cost: $14.50 for adults, children ages 11 and younger in costume are free with a paid adult. Call (218) 740-3474. Go to www.glaquarium.org.

JOHNNY SNIDARICH AND THE BOHUNKS, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 25, Hibbing VFW, 704 W. 41st St. Cover: $5. (polka)

THE ROSE ENSEMBLE, "VOICES of Ancient Mediterranean Christians, Jews and Muslims," 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Mitchell Auditorium, St. Scholastica. Free.

CHORAL ENSEMBLES, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 25, Weber Music Hall, UMD. Tickets: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for UMD students. Call (218) 726-8877. Go to www.d.umn.edu/music.

TWIN PORTS COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES' LAST CONCERT, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25, First Covenant Church, 2101 W. Second St. Free. Gala reception follows. 4TH ANNUAL FOOD SHELF BENEFIT CONCERT, 4 p.m. Oct. 25, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 820 Belknap St. Superior. Performers include Ruby Thomas, Bill Bastian, Todd Sletten, Randy & Mary Lee, North Shore Sounds and the Pilgrim Choir. Tickets: $4 for adults plus nonperishable food donation; students, food donation only; ages 11 and younger are free. All proceeds to benefit the food shelves of Superior and Douglas County. Call (715) 392-4731. LARRY THE CABLE GUY, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, DECC. Go to www.ticketmaster.com.

BREATHE OWL BREATHE, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25, Beaner's Central, 324 N. Central Avenue, Duluth. An evening with Breathe Owl Breathe while on their fall 2009 "In Your Woods" tour. Cost: $7. Call (218) 624-5957. Go to www.breatheowlbreathe.com.

OKTOBERFEST, 5 p.m. Oct. 27, Proctor City Hall. Cost: $10. Call (218) 628-1088 or e-mail melisa@proctorbank.com by Tuesday for required reservations.

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