Community Calendar - Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2010

Sunday, Oct. 31 Today is Halloween. Rubber Chicken Theater will re-create Orson Welles' (in)famous 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" at 8 p.m. on KUWS (91.3 FM). They will be recording it live from The Shack in Superior;...

"A Moon for the Misbegotten"
Kyle Olson as James Tyrone Jr. and Julia Rickert as Josie Hogan in University Theatre's production of "A Moon for the Misbegotten," which opens Thursday at UWS. Submitted photo

Sunday, Oct. 31

Today is Halloween.

Rubber Chicken Theater will re-create Orson Welles' (in)famous 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" at 8 p.m. on KUWS (91.3 FM). They will be recording it live from The Shack in Superior; if you wish to be a part of the "studio" audience, get there at 7:30 p.m. and have $5.

Renegade's Halloween Carnival will be held from 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30-31. Local comedians will compete in improv games. Cost is $5.

UMD will host the 15th annual "Haunted Halls" trick-or-treating experience for area children from 5 to 7 p.m. Check in at Lake Superior Hall, 513 Niagara Court, in the lobby. Call 726-7381.


Dr. Salty will perform at 10 p.m. at Rex Bar. Cost TBA.

Similarly, UWS residence halls will hand out candy from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating halls: Crownhart, Curran-McNeill-Ostrander and Ross.

The Rice Lake Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host a Halloween carnival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the 4051 Martin Road fire hall. Admission is one food shelf item. Game tickets are 10 cents each. Hot dogs are a quarter.

The Y will host "Boo in the Pool" from 2 to 4 p.m. "Monster House" will be screened. Free for the whole community. Call 722-4745, ext. 131, with any questions.

Miller Hill Mall will host "Malloween" from 4 to 6 p.m. Call 733-9101 for details.

Great Lakes Aquarium will host "Scarium at the Aquarium" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trick-or-treat amongst the exhibits. Costumed kids get in free with a paying adult. Call 740-3474, ext. 1036, for details.

Whole Food Co-op will host a free Halloween party from 4 to 7 p.m. Suitable for all ages. Call 728-0884 for details.

Heavy J and the Fantastics and trYke will perform at 9 p.m. at Red Star (in Fitger's). No cover.


Music professor Justin Rubin will give a free organ recital at 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 219 N. Sixth Ave. E.

The children's show "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." will be staged at 2 p.m. at the Playhouse. Call 733-7555 for ticket information.

There will be haunted "Terror Twister" coaster rides at Spirit Mountain from 4 to 9 p.m. Cost is $9 ($13 for double riders). Call (800) 642-6377.

Regular screenings at Zinema 2 this week: "Never Let Me Go" and "Waiting for Superman." Details at .

Monday, Nov. 1

Today is All Saints Day.

Sister Nations, a celebration of Native American women writers, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Amphitheater in Cloquet (2101 14th St.). Free and open to the public. Featured writers include Heid E. Erdrich and monthly Budgeteer columnist Linda LeGarde Grover.

The Twin Ports Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Duluth Public Library (in the Gold Room). Sandy Reinke will present a program on Hermantown's Jackson Project. Open to the public. Call 727-2842.


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 for more information.

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Today is Election Day. Find your polling site at

The Autism Association of Northern Minnesota will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Kenwood Edison Charter School, 1750 Kenwood Ave.

La Leche League, a mother-to-mother support group for nursing mothers, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Coppertop Church. This month's topic is "The Normal Course of Breastfeeding." Babies and children welcome. Lending library available. Call 393-2403.

The folk duo of Bill and Kate Isles puts on a free variety show at Clyde Iron Works, 2902 W. Michigan St., at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Dec. 28.

The Maxi Childs Trio performs at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Black Water Lounge, 231 E. Superior St.

Wednesday, Nov. 3


Celebrity makeup artist Alex Sanchez will be at the Lanc'me cosmetics counter in the Miller Hill Mall Younkers. Call 722-8311, ext. 258, to reserve an appointment.

Randy Lee's Big Time Jazz Orchestra and two jazz ensembles will perform during a jazz scholarship benefit at 7:30 p.m. at UMD's Marshall Performing Arts Center. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and $5 for UMD students.

An open mic night will be held at Beaner's Central from 7 to 11 p.m. Waabi hosts.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 4

Marshall's Upper School Theatre Department will stage "The Emperor's New Clothes" at 7 p.m. Nov. 4-6 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Fregeau Auditorium, 1215 Rice Lake Road. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for Marshall students. Call 727-7266.

Lake Superior College's fall open house will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be more than 60 information booths, free chair massages and drawings for free college credits.

Duluth Republican Women will host a social and lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Duluth Woman's Club, 2400 E. Superior St. The keynote speaker is Oberstar challenger Chip Cravaack. Cost is $20; call 624-7090 by Monday to reserve a spot.


University Theatre at UWS will stage Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten" (pictured) Nov. 4-6, 12-14 and 19-21 at the Experimental Theatre in the Holden Fine Arts Center. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $2 for UWS students. Call (715) 394-8380 for tickets and times.

Local Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy will discuss the interpretation of religious texts during "Ancient Texts, Modern Life" at 7 p.m. at Somers Lounge on the College of St. Scholastica campus. Free and open to the public.

Chris Nollet stars in the one-man show "Red Moon Rising in the East" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4-6 at the Play Ground. Cost is $10. Julie Ahasay directs.

Kutless and Sidewalk Prophets will perform at 7 p.m. at the DECC. Cost is $20 general admission. Call 722-5573 for additional ticket configurations.

St. Mary's Auxiliary will be selling holiday gifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4-5, at 407 E. Third St. in the hospital's auditorium.

Jay "JayBird" Hansen's "Zombie Girls" art show at Beaner's Central opens at 8 p.m. See .

John Pastor will teach a cooking class about squash at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Heron Trading Co. Cost is $25. Call 722-8799.

The Rex Liquor Emporium (in the Fitger's complex) hosts karaoke at 10 p.m. every Thursday.


The Bookstore at Fitger's hosts "Storytime for Toddlers" from 11 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday.

Friday, Nov. 5

Cellist Kathy McTavish will present "River Icarus: Rusted Bridge/Deep Water" at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center. Cost is $10 at the door ($5 for students).

Change of Pace Productions will stage the musical "The Bikinis" Nov. 5-28 at Midi in Fitger's. Friday and Saturday shows cost $45 with dinner ($18 without); dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. (show starts at 8 p.m.). Sunday shows cost $35 with dinner ($18 without); brunch is served at 12:30 p.m. (show starts at 2 p.m.). Call 525-2045.

Pieta Brown will perform at 8 p.m. at Red Mug in Superior. Cost is $15.

Harbor Squares Square Dance Club will host a mainstream dance at 7 p.m. at Hermantown Middle School, 4289 Ugstad Road. Cost is $7. Call 728-2270.

IFP's Cinema Lounge returns to Duluth. Locally produced short films will be screened at 7 p.m. at Zinema 2. Details TBA.

A senior high honor band will perform at 7 p.m. at UMD's Weber Music Hall. Free.

Wyatt Famous, Western Ridge and Namoli Brennet will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner's Central. Cost is $5.

Robi Myerson will present "Books Alive!" at 10:30 a.m. at the Duluth Children's Museum. Call 733-7543 for details.

The free "Evening in Ragtime" concert will be presented at 6 p.m. at Tower Music Hall Room 3625 on the College of St. Scholastica campus. Call 724-7696.

University of Minnesota climatology professor Mark Seeley will give a presentation on great November storms in Minnesota at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. at Split Rock. Details at .

Opening at area theaters: "Due Date" and "Megamind."

Saturday, Nov. 6

Chester Bowl's third annual wine, beer and pizza tasting event and silent auction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in Midi Restaurant at Fitger's. Cost is $25. Call 733-0792.

The sixth annual Women's Rock women's retreat will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spirit Mountain. Details at .

Erin Aldridge and Jean (Rudy) Perrault will present "An Evening of String Duets" at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center. Cost is $12 at the door ($5 for students).

Adam Svec and Sandy Grasdalen will perform at 8 p.m. at Beaner's Central. Cost is $5.

A senior high honor band will perform at 4 p.m. at UMD's Weber Music Hall. Free.

Help install Bentleyville's thousands of holiday lights at Bayfront Festival Park from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 6 and from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 3. No need to pre-register; just show up and help out.

Lake Superior Singles Fellowship, a non-denominational singles group supported by the United Presbyterian Church, will meet at 6 p.m. at Sammy's Pizza in West Duluth for dinner. Call 940-2248 to register and get complete details.

Every Saturday, DAYSNC (Duluth Area Youth Special Needs Community) is sponsoring recreational bowling for youth with special needs at the Incline Station from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Cost is $2.50 a game and shoes are free. For more information visit or call 348-5322.

Dubh Linn Comedy Live!, featuring comedians Isaac Witty and Dave Ing, will be held at 9 p.m. at Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub. Cost is $10 ($18 with pre-show dinner). Reservations recommended; call 727-1559.


Whitney Saurer's "Corpses and Copses" will be on display Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31 at Washington Studios Gallery, 315 N. Lake Ave.

"Form & Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection" will be on display through Nov. 7 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.

"Husby and Husby: Pottery and Painting," featuring the works of Cheryl and Bob Husby, opens Wednesday and will be on display through Nov. 30 at the North Shore Bank of Commerce, 131 W. Superior St.

"Entertaining the Gods," yarn paintings of the Mexican Huichol will be on display through Dec. 20 at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.

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 .

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