Community Calendar - June 13-19, 2010
Sunday, June 13 Through Labor Day, Duluth's Omnimax Theatre will offer $5 Imax movies every hour on the hour from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The films are "Mysteries of the Great Lakes" (noon), "Dinosaurs Alive" (1 p.m.), "Stormchasers" (2 p.
Sunday, June 13
Through Labor Day, Duluth's Omnimax Theatre will offer $5 Imax movies every hour on the hour from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The films are "Mysteries of the Great Lakes" (noon), "Dinosaurs Alive" (1 p.m.), "Stormchasers" (2 p.m.), "Alaska" (3 p.m.), "Magic of Flight" (4 p.m.), "Amazon" (5 p.m.), "Dolphins" (6 p.m.) and "Mysteries of the Great Lakes" (7 p.m.). Questions? Call 727-0022 or visit www.decc.org .
The Dirt Spanker Classic, a cross country mountain bike race, will be held at 9 a.m. at Mont du Lac Ski Area. Register at www.mnmtbseries.com .
The Olde World Renaissance Faire will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. rain or shine in Twig. See www.owrenaissancefaire.com for directions and complete ticket information (basically, you save money if you dress up in period costumes).
Diane Dettmann will sign "Miriam: Daughter of Finnish Immigrants" from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger's; after her, James Kelley will sign "What are Wisdom and Intelligence: By an Average Jim" until 3:30 p.m.
Stephanie Mirocha will sign "My Little Book of Bald Eagles" from 1 to 3 p.m. at Northern Lights Books & Gifts in Canal Park.
The Duluth Playhouse will stage Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town" at 2 p.m. at the Depot. Cost is $21 for adults, $19 for seniors, $15 for youth and students and $17 for those in groups of 15 or more. This lyrical play is a love letter to the everyday details of commonplace life. The luminous microcosm of Grover's Corners stands for simple truths and eternal connections. In mild bottles and baseballs, choir practice and algebra homework, Wilder depicts the transcendent world as an achingly beautiful place where mere mortals cannot appreciate the all-too-brief shining moments in time. "Our Town" never fails to weave its understated magic and draw audiences into all the myriad joys and tragedies of everyday live, and "the way we were in our growing up and in our marrying and in our living and in our dying." Call 733-7577 or visit www.duluthplayhouse.org for details.
Monday, June 14
As part of a weeklong remembrance of Duluth lynching victims Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie -- who were killed 90 years ago -- flowers will be brought to their gravesites at Park Hill Cemetery at 7 p.m.
Avalon Educational Institute will begin offering arts education programs at 404 W. Superior St. Call 428-0001 or visit www.avaloned.org for complete details.
Justin Lamoureux from Omaha's Midwest Dilemma will perform a solo set at 8 p.m. at Thirsty Pagan in Superior. Free.
Ellen-Astri Lundby's film "Suddenly Sami" (Norwegian with English subtitles) will be screened for free at 6:30 p.m. at the Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St.
A campaign fundraiser for Roger Reinert's run for State Senate will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Aces on First.
Learn how to do the salsa with Megan Abel every Monday at 7 p.m. at Grandma's Sports Garden in Canal Park. There is no cost for the lesson, and open dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. is free as well. All ages.
Northern Lights ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 Grand Ave. Call 348-4087 or visit www.adultchildren.org for more information.
Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on Lakewalk. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial to help mulch flowers and shrub beds, weed flower gardens, pick up trash and paint benches. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Tuesday, June 15
Vietnam vet Charlie B. Wolden will be the featured guest at Veterans' Memorial Hall's "History in a Pint" series, which will be held at 6 p.m. at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing, 308 E. Superior St. Free and open to the public. Must be 21.
As part of a weeklong remembrance of Duluth lynching victims Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie -- who were killed 90 years ago -- a march from Minnesota Power Plaza (at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Superior Street) to their memorial near the Kozy will be held at 5:30 p.m. A candlelight vigil will be held at the memorial once the marchers arrive.
The Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival continues at 6:30 p.m. at UMD's Weber Music Hall. Cost is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students and children. See www.threebridges.org for full event details and information on money-saving ticket packages.
The Chester Creek Concert Series at Chester Bowl, 1801 E. Skyline Parkway, continues at 7 p.m. with a free performance by a Johnny Cash tribute band. Check for weather-related cancellations by calling 730-4326 after 6 p.m.
Learn how to do the salsa with Juliana Bertelsen every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hell Burgers in Canal Park. Cost is $5 for the lesson; open dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. is free.
The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.
Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on the Rose Garden. Meet at 10 a.m. at its gazebo to help deadhead roses, weed flower beds, water annuals, mulch and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Wednesday, June 16
Nationally known speaker and Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills will be speaking at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College at 1 p.m. in the amphitheater. The presentation is open to the public and admission is free. A reception with refreshments and an opportunity to meet Mills will take place after his presentation. A member of the Oglala Lakota tribe in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Mills won the gold medal in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He is the only American to win gold in the 10,000 meter event. Mills' life story was made into the feature film "Running Brave" in 1983.
Two Many Banjos will play a free CD release show for "POW" at 10 p.m. at Pizza Luce. Must be 21.
There will be a free antique appraisal from noon to 3 p.m. at the Depot. Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services will be on hand to look at up to two of your retro curiosities.
An activity-filled kickoff event for the Duluth Children's Museum capital campaign will be held at 2 p.m. at Clyde Ironworks Restaurant and Event Center, 2920 W. Michigan St. Free and open to the public. Highlights include a performance of kid-focused music by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.
La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 10 a.m. at Coppertop Church. This month's topic is "There's a New Baby in Your Life." Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 393-2403.
Weekly sailboat races begin at 6 p.m. in the harbor. One of the best vantage points to watch them is at the historic Fitger's brewing complex. Call 722-0410 or visit www.fitgers.com .
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.
Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on trail projects. Call 730-4490 for specific project locations to help resurface trails, repair bridges, realign trails, tend to signs and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Thursday, June 17
The 15th annual SMDC Health System Health and Fitness Expo will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. June 17 and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 18 at the DECC. More than 100 businesses will display the latest products and merchandise available in the health and fitness industry during Grandma's Marathon weekend. Call 727-0947 or visit www.grandmasmarathon.com .
Papa Roach, Chevelle, 10 Years and Tepetricy will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Clyde Park Outdoors, 29th Avenue West and Michigan Street. All ages. Cost is $25, though more-expensive VIP packages are available at www.paparoach.com .
Wendy Webb will read from and sign "The Tale of Halcyon Crane" at 7 p.m. at the Bookstore at Fitger's.
Horton's Gym will present a pro boxing showcase at 7 p.m. at Grandma's Sports Garden. Cost is $30 at the door.
The Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival wraps up at 6:30 p.m. at UMD's Weber Music Hall with a grand finale. Cost is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students and children. See www.threebridges.org for full event details and information on money-saving ticket packages.
A Night in the Box, Dewskiwater and Jones & The Breeze will play at 10 p.m. at Pizza Luce. All ages. Cost is $5.
On June 17-19, Renegade Theater Company will stage the Who's "Tommy" at 8 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The original Broadway production was nominated for 10 Tony awards. Now, Northland audiences will experience the original rock opera like never before. Local performers join forces with area rock group Cars & Trucks to present one of the greatest albums of all time on stage in a new, thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime production. Follow Tommy as he changes from a deaf, dumb and blind boy, to a pinball champion, to a modern messiah. Packed with dazzling spectacle, show-stopping choreography and high-energy rock and roll, this is a production that will astound every last one of your senses. You've never seen or heard "Tommy" like this before. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Call 336-1414 for reservations. See www.renegadecomedytheatre.com for details.
Rubber Chicken Theater will stage David Mamet's "American Buffalo" at 7 p.m. June 17-19 at The Venue at Mohaupt Block, 2024 W. Superior St. The play, which does feature some adult language, is being directed by Minden Anderson. Featured players include Tony Barrett, Brian Matuszak and Tate Pagel. Cost is $15. Call 213-2780.
Lutheran Social Service will host a free adoption information meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at its offices in the Ordean Building, 424 W. Superior St. Register by calling (888) 205-3769.
The Bookstore at Fitger's hosts "Storytime for Toddlers" from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.
Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on Enger Park. Meet at 10 a.m. at its parking lot to help deadhead and weed flower beds, water annuals, mulch and pick up trash. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Friday, June 18
The 17th annual running of the William A. Irvin 5K will commence at 6 p.m. in Canal Park. Call 727-0947 or visit www.grandmasmarathon.com .
Bayfront Festival Park will host the Whipper Snapper Races for Kids (14 and younger) at 2 p.m. Call 727-0947 or visit www.grandmasmarathon.com .
From June 18-19, the Super Fun-time Song-Singalong will be held at 9 p.m. at the NorShor Theatre (the previously announced location was the Playground in the Tech Village). What is it, you ask? It is the exact halfway point between a live rock cover band, karaoke and yelling out fight songs at a football game. Playhouse overseers have assembled for your singing enjoyment 40 of the most "super fun" songs to holler out -- everything from the Beatles and Culture Club to the B-52's and Jason Mraz. Cost is $10 at the door. Call 733-7555 or visit www.duluthplayground.org .
Opening at area theaters: "Toy Story 3."
Baby Grant Johnson will perform at 10 p.m. at Pizza Luce. Free. Must be 21.
Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Cloquet's Mexico Lindo for dinner. Call 879-7866 to register.
Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on Park Point Beach. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Beach House (lake side) to help sweep the beach for trash and debris that has washed ashore. City workers will be on hand to supervise; call 730-4312 with any questions.
Saturday, June 19
Two words: Grandma's Marathon. The 20th annual running of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon kicks off at 6:30 a.m. near Lakeview Castle on North Shore Drive (Scenic Highway 61). This 13.1-mile road race finishes at the same finish line as Grandma's Marathon in Canal Park. The 34th annual running of Grandma's Marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. in Two Harbors (ending in Canal Park). Watch anywhere along the route. Call 727-0947 or visit www.grandmasmarathon.com .
The public is invited to honor Dick "Papa Bear" Simmons at 12:30 p.m. at Lake Superior Zoo. A memorial plaque celebrating Simmons' many years of friendship with the polar bears Bubba and Berlin will be unveiled.
The 10th annual Lincoln Park Walleye Open will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rice's Point on the St. Louis River. Its accompanying awards ceremony will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bedrock Bar. Call 727-6573 or visit www.lpbg.org/fishing .
Whisky Tango will perform at 10 p.m. at Pizza Luce. Free. Must be 21.
As part of its "Milk the Moment" tour, the Milk Mustache will be stationed at the DECC's east parking lot during Grandma's Marathon from 8 a.m. to noon.
Pattison State Park, which is just outside Superior, will hold a "garage sale" at 9 a.m. Over the last 40 years the park has accumulated a lot of equipment and tools. Smaller items will have a fixed price, but bigger items -- like ATVs, snowmobiles, dirt bikes, etc. -- will be sold via a silent auction. Bidders will have until noon to put down their highest price. Call (715) 399-3111.
The Carlton County Farmers' Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to sellout across Highway 45 from the Holiday gas station in Scanlon. Items available include produce, honey, baked goods, preserves, meat products and crafts. (Interested in becoming a vendor? Call Mike at 879-9015.)
Today's city of Duluth "Pick a Day" volunteer opportunity concentrates on special projects for large groups. Call 730-4490 to find out how you can help out.
"Imprint," this year's Earth Day show at Northern Prints Gallery (318 N. 14th Ave. E.), runs through Saturday, June 19.
"Blu Dot" will be the featured collection at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art through Sept. 5.
Original oil paintings and jewelry pieces from Nancy Stone will be on display through Sept. 6 at Moxie Hollow, 202 E. Superior St.
The Duluth Art Institute's Emerging Photographers Exhibition 2010 will be on display through Sept. 6 at the Depot's Corridor Gallery.
Selections from the Potlatch collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police illustrations will be on display through Sept. 12 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.
"You and Yours," a curatorial project on the theme of family by Patricia Briggs, will be on display through Oct. 17 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.
"Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection" will be on display through Nov. 7 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.
The Veterans' Memorial Hall exhibit "Behind the Wire," about local Korean War POW Anthony Jurek, is now open at the Depot.
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 .