Things to Do: Films and video showcase

Check out the events offered this week.

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18th annual UW-Superior Student Film and Video Showcase beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, May 16, Wessman Arena Parking Lot no. 1. This event, which will feature a drive-in movie format, is free and open to the public. The showcase will include a variety of styles from documentaries to short fictional narratives and cover a range of topics. For students, the event represents the end of the spring semester and the culmination of months of work. The Wessman Arena parking lot, which can be accessed from Catlin Avenue, will open at 8:30 p.m. Guests are asked to please stay for the entire duration of the event. There will be no intermission. Rain date: 9 p.m. Monday, May 17. The decision to reschedule will be made Friday, May 14. Event link: .

The Duluth Superior Film Festival, American Indian Community Housing Organization and Zeitgeist present two virtual films, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. Event host and moderator is local filmmaker Khayman Goodsky, a Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe tribal member.

  • "The Incredible 25th year of Mitzi Bearclaw"

Writer/Director: Shelley Niro (Six Nations Reserve tribal member).Genre: Dramedy (Drama+Comedy) Mitzi Bearclaw turns 25 years old, and that means making big decisions for the future. Her dream to design cool hats is put on hold when she decides to move from the city back to her isolated reserve to look after her sick and bitter mother. With the reserve bully constantly at her heels and an old flame in her sights, she is grateful that her cousin is there to help her in the fight to stay sane in such a hard place to keep positive. With spirit guides and laughs along the way, join Mitzi in her battle to get her family back on the right track!

  • "Dream Wanderer"

By our host Khayman Goodsky. Description: An Ojibwe woman finds herself stuck in the dreams of a being she's been warned about. A short film about discovering things for yourself.
To register: . Free, donations appreciated.

University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Music and Theatre Departments collaborated to present the operetta “Die Fledermaus,” a free virtual performance, available to stream until June 5. This operetta is full of mistaken identities, jail-evasion, a grand party and harmless fun. After much frivolity, this great farce ends up with a happy ending for all. To receive a video link, register at . Event link: .


Two Harbors' Holy Spirit Church 100-Year Celebration open house, 12:30-2:30 p.m. May 23. Take a tour, enjoy a pipe organ presentation, and listen to stories from the past featuring previous priests who have served. Go to for details.

Register now for the Chippewa Triathlon, 7 a.m. June 12, MNDOT Rest Area, on Highway 2 (east edge of the City of Cass Lake, Minnesota). The triathlon includes a 14-mile canoe route, 27-mile mountain bike course and 5-mile run, all through the Chippewa National Forest. The triathlon can be completed solo or as a team. Masks and social distancing will be required. Also, to limit gatherings of no more than 50, there will be no pre-event spaghetti dinner or post-event meal this year. To register, go to . Online registration closes at 11 a.m. June 11. Contact event chair Jack Gustafson at 218-335-2689.

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