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Things to do in Duluth

I always look at the Transistor for things to do on any given week, but sometimes it can be inconvenient to have to wait for the new issue.  I have family visiting next week, and it would be nice to see what’s going on in town.  Is there anything that is anywhere near as comprehensive and as focused on the arts as the Transistor that covers a longer period of time?

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  1. Not that this is a perfect answer to your question, but here’s a few things coming up next week:

    Tuesday, June 21 | 7 p.m.
    Chester Creek Concert Series with bluegrass band the Fishheads at Chester Bowl Park

    Wednesday, June 22 | 3 to 4 p.m.
    Minnesota Wild hockey stars Jared Spurgeon and Brad Staubitz, assistant coach Darby Hendrickson and radio broadcasters Bob Kurtz and Tom Reed are scheduled to appear at Clyde Iron Works

    Friday, June 24 | 7:30 p.m.
    Nanci Griffith and Yazmin perform at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield

    Saturday, June 25 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The 41st annual Park Point Art Fair features 120 juried artists displaying and selling work in media such as clay, fiber, glass, painting, photography, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture. There is also a performance area featuring live music, storytelling and puppet theater. The location is near the Park Point Public Beach House at 5000 Minnesota Ave., in Duluth.

    Saturday, June 25 | 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
    Churches United in Ministry’s seventh annual Rhubarb Festival promises lots of rhubarb. It’s at 11th Avenue East and London Road.

    Saturday, June 25 | 8 p.m.
    Canadian singer Michael Buble performs at Amsoil Arena.

    Saturday, June 25 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Duluth Gun Show at DECC’s Pioneer Hall

    Saturday, June 25 | 7 p.m.
    Jack’s Mannequin at Clyde Iron Works

    Paul Lundgren | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  2. Thank you!

    Ethan | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  3. PS: Your book (The Spowl Ribbon) was great! It had a tone similar to David Sedaris without the neurosis. You’re a smarty pants, especially in your sweatpants. Actually, I’m reading Kurt Vonnegut’s final book, which is short stories and ruminations on life, and it has a similar tone to that, too.

    Ethan | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  4. Glad you like the book, Ethan. Sedaris and Vonnegut are indeed inspirations, but so are newspaper articles about flag-stealing squirrels and Frisbee-sharing axe shoppers.

    Paul Lundgren | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  5. Man! I was just standing around doing nothing, and you interrupted me. Bummer. Now I feel like a weirdo.

    Ethan | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  6. If your family members like independent film and can’t get it where they live, check out the Zinema 2′s website/calendar. Next week ‘Tree of Life’ opens, and Herzog’s ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ and Woody Allen’s new film also are playing. Possibly ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ too? All extremely well reviewed films. If the calendar isn’t updated for any given future week, Tim at the Zinema is really good about responding to email questions.

    emmadogs | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  7. What’s going on in town? Not really anything, by normal town standards. The art fair is cool.

    I suggest taking them for a nice hike.

    MIldred | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  8. I wish the Transistor would add an RSS feed to their site! I never check it out because I don’t remember to look there.
    VisitDuluth.com is designed for tourists, but still has a lot of useful information on what’s going on for locals.
    TwinPortsNightlife.com has lots of info on, well, nightlife in the twin ports…
    Duluth Newss Tribune also posts local events (not thorough or easy to navigate though).

    Bad Cat! | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  9. We take everyone visiting us from elsewhere several places:

    1. Cruise on the Vista King or Queen
    2. Gooseberry Falls
    3. Depot

    Claire | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  10. 4.) Superior Hiking Trail. the Split Rock River loop @ milepost 49 (just north of Gooseberry, just before you get to Split Rock S.P.) is a good beginner day hike. roughly 6 miles out and back. hiking time would be about 3-4 hours, sans time out for lunch.

    start early with a cup of Alakef from the Amazing Grace and finish the day off with a slice of pie @ the Rustic just south of Gooseberry, and you’re golden!

    zra | Jun 16, 2011 | New Comment
  11. Another great SHT hike is the loop around Bear and Bean Lakes outside Silver Bay. 6-7 miles, 3-4 hours incl lunch time. Amazing cliff-top views of Bear Lake. Did this loop for the first time last summer--wow.

    maria | Jun 17, 2011 | New Comment
  12. +1 for maria’s bean/bear lake loop…the first night of my first outing last spring (the first weekend of April, to be exact) was spent on Bear Lake. Night #2 was spent on Kennedy Creek inside the Wolf Ridge ELC. (also another spectacular hike.)

    if you’re going to hit that loop, you’ll want to park at the Silver Bay tourist info center. much easier access, and a little shorter hike time than from down the road. point to point, it’s a decent hike to Mt Trudee and eventually Tetegouche SP. Two vehicles will allow you to do a point to point hike.

    zra | Jun 17, 2011 | New Comment
  13. Update: The Chester Creek Concert featuring Fishheads has been canceled due to the weather. It’s been rescheduled for Aug. 16.

    Paul Lundgren | Jun 21, 2011 | New Comment
  14. I’ve heard that there’s a roasterie tour @ Alakef Coffee on Friday. Ya gotta call and get on the list: 724.6849.

    zra | Jun 21, 2011 | New Comment

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