The ninth annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival will be held on June 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11th Avenue East and London Road. There will be a delicious array of rhubarb delicacies, including hundreds of pies, muffins and crisps, as well as rhubarb brats and burritos. There will also be a variety of games and crafts, live musical performances and a silent auction. Admission is free! All funds raised will support CHUM’s programs, which provide basic needs services for homeless and marginalized members of the community.
If you would like to get involved with the festival as a volunteer, contact Mary Schmitz, CHUM development director, at mmschmitz @ chumduluth.org or 218-720-6521; or Mary Jaecklein, Rhubarb Festival volunteer coordinator, at cjaecklein @ gmail.com or 215-863-7826.
The Twin Ports Bridge Festival is hosting Dr. Masaru Emoto this year. A Japanese interpreter who is familiar with Quantum Physics is needed. Do you fit the criteria or know someone who does? The festival is July 5 and 6. Learn more at TwinPortsBridgeFestival.com. Please contact Jodi Christensen if you are able to help out — jodi @ yoganorthduluth.com.
Dylan coming here July 9 and from the DNT article: Dan Russell, executive director of the DECC — which manages Bayfront Festival Park — estimated that the park has a capacity of 12,500. There are no chairs allowed at the event. Russell wasn’t sure whether to expect it to sell out.
Mystic Moon Festival and Camping is a three-part series of events located in North Central Wisconsin under the full moon, stars, and sun, encompassing a 600-acre plot of land with plenty of room for camping and recreation. The first part in the series, June 21 to 23, features 48 hours of non-stop Electronic Dance Music presented by the creators of DS Frequency’s Aura series, the 2011 and 2012 beach “Luna Parties,” Wrekt Records and Groove Shop North. (more…)
Trampled by Turtles and Atmosphere play Bayfront Park on June 29. If you are nerdy enough, you also know that is the date Perfect Duluth Day will be ten years old, and we always have a snappy little PDD b-day shindig. So we’re tying them together.
Last year the Northshore Inline Marathon debuted the Wheels Off Half Marathon running event to great success. This year, in addition to the Wheels Off, there will be the Tunnel 10k running event on I-35.
The race through the tunnels on I-35 starts at 8 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Fifth Avenue West on the northbound ramp. Learn more about this race and the six other events that weekend at northshoreinline.com. Come visit our booth at the Grandmas Marathon Expo for fun giveaways and drawings.
Day 1 of Berserkon was quiet… intimate… Fox21 has the story, although this is not the “first ever” — just first at the DECC. There were smaller events at Norway Hall, for example, in the early 2000s. (more…)
Hello. Long, long-time reader, from way back when the site was on the old blogging platform. I’ve never posted before. So, thanks to all of you long-time contributors for many years.
Can someone tell me what North by North is?
About a month ago, it seemed to be everywhere. I’m not really a participant in the arts other than as an occasional attendee, but I think I understood what they were doing. It was like an umbrella organization for Homegrown, the Dylan Festival, and other stuff, right? That seemed cool and I thought it made a lot of sense, though I confess I was surprised that everyone in these organizations agreed to let go their independence and be under that umbrella. I also was surprised because it seemed like the organization was run by some people I had never heard of.
Now, North by North is nowhere. Is it gone? What was it? When I ask my friends in the arts about it, they just change the topic.
So strange that it was everywhere, and now it’s nowhere.
Can anyone help me understand? I like Duluth, I like the arts in Duluth, and on the surface this seemed like a good thing. Does it still exist? Where did it come from, and where did it go?
Get ready for the Dusu Film fest. Each year, this thing gets better and better. I thought I’d share what I’m excited about. Actually it’s three things.
For those of you who were around while Iron Will took over the city in 1993, there’s a bit of a reunion. Mackenzie Astin will be back in town to help us all “put a poultice on it.” The reunion is Sunday and there’s a Facebook page about it. Seriously though, this will be the fun kids event of the festival. The event is free and a reception will be afterward in the Depot Underground.
Eric Tretbar, formerly of Minneapolis mods the Funseekers, has a friggan cool looking film about … um … well it’s called GirlMeetsBike … so it’s a girl and a motorcycle … and well, it just looks cool and he’s a suuuper nice guy so get your cafe ride on and ton-up to the Zinema to see that one.
Finally, Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show … Crispin Friggan Glover in Duluth??? WTF is with that? This looks to be even more surreal than an Iron Will reunion and a cafe biker movie … so Duluth .. no more bitchin’ that you ain’t cool!
Hey PDDers, the East High School Key Club is organizing a plant sale to help out the First Witness Child Advocacy Center. The Plant Sale is Saturday, May 25, starting at 8 a.m. And they need some donations of plants ASAP! Got any extra perennials? Hand them over! You can either email funds4roots @ gmail.com or you can drop off any donations of plants tomorrow morning from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Leif Erickson Rose Garden parking lot. Every penny raised will go to First Witness’ Roots of Hope emergency fund. Thanks and sorry for the last-minute plea.
The Key Club plant sale is part of the Duluth Flower and Garden Society’s 2013 plant sale at the Rose Garden.
Homegrown’s Twitter handle is @dhgmf and the hashtag for this year is #hgmf13. The hashtag on Instagram is also #hgmf13. Obviously there is a Facebook page, too.
Flickr tag for photos: homegrownmusicfestival2013
Homegrown banners are in effect across the top of PDD. You can continue to submit them throughout the week to banners @ perfectduluthday.com. (Yes, Homegrown banners will also be in PDD’s new banner competition for the $100 prize.)