Events Posts

This Week: fundraisers, awards, theater and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

Twelve hours of music and live glassblowing are happening at Legacy Glassworks’ Spring Blowout, the latest episode of Take it With You is being taped live, Charlie Parr’s raising money for Harbor City International School (where Flora, the Red Menace is opening on Friday) and St. Scholastica’s Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble is playing great movie music.

The 23rd annual Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards are on Wednesday, the beloved musical Annie is opening at Fregeau Auditorium, comedians are coming together to fight Alzheimer’s, loud rock is in the offing at the Red Herring, Wise Fool Shakespeare is throwing a benefit at Northland Country Club and the Hubble Space Telescope is 25.

And, oh, yeah: a little thing called the Homegrown Music Festival kicks off on Sunday.

This Week: brews, tunes, flicks and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

Fans of internet cat videos are getting their own festival, Mike Scholtz will screen a film and then defend his selection, the Arrowhead Home and Builders Show gets underway, multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs at Sacred Heart and people can sample local music and local beers at Mitchell Auditorium.

Minnesota rock legends Soul Asylum play the Sports Garden, underwater photography is exhibited at the Red Herring, science is celebrated at UWS, the 2015 Fitger’s 5k Run and Walk goes down on Saturday morning and the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest hits Wessman Arena.

Volunteer hair cutters needed

I am a St. Scholastica nursing student looking for volunteers to cut hair at the Damiano Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Thursday, April 9. A few of our volunteers dropped out and we are in desperate need for more volunteers to make this a success. Many are not able to get a haircut even once a year due to homelessness, so it is of great need. Please contact me at nrene @ css.edu if you are interested.

This Week: Bigfoot, Little Big Town and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

The Zodiac Trio hits Mitchell Auditorium, the Duluth Public Library is throwing a Lego party, Duluth MakerSpace wants to introduce you to the Electric Imp, Bigfoot may or may not be out there, the famous modern-country act Little Big Town is at the Amsoil and Love, Loss, and What I Wore opens at the Underground.

As if that wasn’t enough, Mason Jennings is at Sacred Heart, Sleeping Beauty is at the DECC, there are derbies of the roller and puzzle variety and Mentor Duluth is throwing a music festival.

Mustache March Run 2015 Photos

Mustache March Run 2015

Photos from last weekend’s Mustache March Run are now posted on Photobucket.

This Week: flicks, goblets, games and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

Spring forward into the waning days of winter with a myriad of things to do: The Red Herring is screening the Oscar-winning (right?) White Men Can’t Jump, check out Board Game Night at Rogue Robot, celebrate International Women’s Day at UMD, hear Gaelynn Lea at Bulldog Pizza, make your own wine goblet at Lake Superior Art Glass and check out some experimental theater at the Dudley.

Fans of pugilism should hit up the Jack O’Brien Boxing Invitational, fans of one-night-only cover bands should check out the Ides of March Bacchanalia Festival, ‘zine boosters should hit up the Minerva party and fans of the Pines should, y’know, go to this Pines concert.

This Week: the mayor, mustaches, meals and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

Mayor Ness’ final State of the City Address is taking place, wooden cars are pitted against each other in the latest Pinewood Derby, Restaurant Week gets underway with meals aplenty and the Zinema’s 2sDays series kicks into gear.

Grab some new jewelry at St. Luke’s, acquire Mary Bue’s latest album at her release show, see the classic musical Oliver!, take in some of the best jazz the area has to offer at the Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival and celebrate Mustache March.

Lots to do, and then some.

Economic effect of the arts in Minnesota is big

DSC05985 2A couple weeks ago Creative Minnesota went on a road show to promote the findings of a major study. The data showed the arts have been having a major economic effect in Minnesota. The Arrowhead is the second-most vibrant region, though it is only the fourth largest in population. Here’s more information on what was presented.

This Week: flyin’, tyin’ flies, tryin’ cases and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

A two-artist exhibit opens at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, The Vagina Monologues is at UMD, hip-hop violinists are at St. Scholastica, the nerds are back in action at Teatro Zuccone and the Rose Ensemble is at Sacred Heart.

Learn about the art of local food at the Depot, catch Bill Staines at Amazing Grace and see a Trial by Jury at The Underground.

Add to this some rock and roll, the latest by the Minnesota Ballet and even a flytying workshop, and it’s a mighty full week.

Photos from Duluth Polar Plunge 2015


Great costumes, great turnout of willing idiots to jump into a hole in the lake for a cause. Just awesome, everyone!

Free Fix-it Clinic

You may have heard the story on MPR about fix-it clinics last Friday. If it sounded like a good idea to you, you’re in luck. Duluth Technology Company is hosting a fix-it clinic this Saturday. The Duluth East Daredevils robotics team and the Duluth MakerSpace also partner to help provide fixing and tinkering talents.

This Week: bands, beards, the Birkie and more

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

There’s swing dancing at the Sports Garden, one of Jack Black’s former advisors is speaking, the North Shore Scenic Railroad is training conductors and the Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel and RV show gets underway.

That darn cat is still up on that hot roof at the Playhouse, there’s a lecture at Mitchell Auditorium on recovering traditional Dakota knowledge, a double art opening is taking place at the Depot and short films are being screened.

Add to this tons of live gigs, including one centered around beards, one at an Italian restaurant and one by a band whose name recently changed, and it’s a full docket of things to do and see.

(Ah, heck, let’s throw the Birkie and the Polar Plunge on the pile, too. Why not?)

The Duluth Film Collective

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The Duluth Film Collective is looking for filmmakers. All aspects of film production: directors, writers, producers, editors. (We’re also always looking for film lovers, as well.)

We hold monthly meetings at the Zeitgeist and Creative Coffees: a creative work-shopping opportunity to discuss scripts and other projects you might be working on. Coming up: the director of the Duluth Superior Film Festival will be coming to speak at our official March meeting.  Hope to see you there!

Any questions, please email duluthfilmcollective @ gmail.com.

This Week: feel the love

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Here’s a bit of what you’ll find on this week’s PDD Calendar:

A locally-made documentary is at the Zinema, a big job fair is at UWS, The Fractals are at Clyde Iron, Prof and special guests are at the Sports Garden and Darwin’s work is discussed in recognition of his birthday.

Saturday is Valentine’s Day, so there’s all sorts of lovey-dovey stuff to do on that day. Dubh Linn serving up a special dinner with its comedy bill, Beaner’s Central is throwing a 20’s-themed bash, the Red Herring is serving Bratwurst, four great local music acts are playing in support of PAVSA and lovers are encouraged, Ghost-style, to make goblets together.

Tim Kaiser Inferior Planets Double 7″ EP Crowdfunding

Tim Kaiser is releasing a Double seven-inch EP on vinyl this Spring and is doing an Indiegogo fundraiser. Why a double seven-inch and not a full-length LP? Because the music is done in such a way that you can play more than one of the four sides at the same time! Crazy! Big thank you to Lakefront Films for shooting the video.