I’m trying to find footage of Equal Xchange from last year’s Homegrown. It was at the Rex Bar and some dude with dreads was walking around with a shoulder-mounted camcorder. Does anyone know who this person is? I was playing bass and would like it for my archives.
Looking for something for your child to do during Duluth public schools winter recess? Join MinnAqua, Great Lakes Aquarium, and the Lake Superior Zoo for three days of winter fun. Go ice fishing with MinnAqua, explore life at the Aquarium, and try to survive like an animal at the Zoo.
$40 for members (includes LSZoo and GLA members) and $50 for non-members
For kids in grades 3-5. Pre-registration is required! Registration deadline: February 18
More information: contact Lindsay at 218-740-2027 or lbrandt @ glaquarium.org.
The Black Eyed Peas halftime performance at this year’s Super Bowl has been widely panned. Perhaps it just can’t live up to the awesome spectacle that was the 1992 halftime show.
(Yes, I use the phrase “awesome spectacle” to sardonically indicate how hilariously cheesy this two-part video is — although then-NFL-commissioner Paul Tagliabue notes in the preamble that the people of Minneapolis “set the standard” by which halftime shows will later be judged.)
The XC Ski trails in Hartley Park are in top shape — which makes now a great time to get to Hartley Park and Nature Center for some cross-country skiing. Bring your own equipment or rent ours. Wednesday night, Feb. 9, from 7-8:30 pm, join members of the Duluth XC Ski Club for an evening headlamp ski on Hartley’s trails. Warm beverages will be provided in the Nature Center. Families are invited!
You could win $100! Yes, it’s time once again to feed the PDD marketing weasel by taking a privacy-invading survey
Every other year or so, Perfect Duluth Day conducts a survey of its readers in an effort to figure out who they are and what their deal is. To make up for the privacy invasion, we offer the chance to win $100 in a drawing, which convinces everyone to proceed without reservation or contempt.
The survey is now closed.
Why do PDD’s powers-that-be ignore their natural Minnesota Lutheran shame and prod you to disclose information that is none of their business? Because that’s how the vicious gears of capitalism work, you silly goose.
Once again, the City of Duluth has posted a job opening for the position of Aerial Lift Bridge Operator.
I’ve always thought that if I had this job, I could go around calling myself “Mr. Duluth.” It is, from an outsider’s standpoint at least, pretty much the classic Duluth job.
Looking to change up the ski scene a bit and am wondering what’s worth a 6-8 hour drive from Duluth? Or with that limitation, should one stick with Lutsen or Giant’s Ridge?
With special guests Toby Thomas Churchill and Russian Bride
Friday February 11, 2011
Sacred Heart Music Center
$5 in advance/ $7 at the door
available online at www.sacredheartmusic.org
Brewhouse beer with ID
Sure the Packers won (another) super bowl victory tonight. Congratulations, I guess. But hey, for those of us that are Vikings fans, we may not have a gillion Lombardi trophies like Green Bay does, (we don’t have one even, Packer fans will be sure to tell you), but we’ve got something even better than the Packers:
A state supreme court justice. SO there.
Here’s MN Supreme Court Justice and former Viking great Alan Page talking about education, transcending politics, and the importance of strong families last week on MSNBC
I have this quote framed and hanging on my wall in my den. I found it when I first moved to Duluth. Thought PDD’ers might be interested.
“Sometimes when I become discouraged, I say to myself, I should have gone to another city to seek my fortune. But then I look over these hills and see the natural beauty of our community, I console myself and wonder — where in all the wide world could I find a view like this?” — Samuel Snively
A good time was had by all at Saigon Cafe for Vietnamese New Year!
The dinner was served at long tables (a break from the norm), creating a long space in the middle of the restaurant and creating the opportunity to meet new people. And people had come from as far away as Hibbing and Grand Rapids for the feast. Dinner consisted of a wonderful shrimp dish made with fruit, a mixed seafood dish, a beef in a curry sauce, and one of the staples of Vietnamese food, a seasoned meatball (often made of shrimp and pork). Two tasty soups and a salad and a fruit rounded out an excellent buffet-style dinner.
Youngsters played Vietnamese games in the back, and a dragon dance in that newly created space in the middle of the restaurant.
I can’t imagine more fun, and I have a newfound respect for what this small, locally owned business does for our community.
Saigon Cafe Vietnamese Restaurant
114 W. First St.
Duluth, MN 55802
I am wondering where to look for a community education-type cooking class in Duluth. Any suggestions?
Sunday, Feb. 6, from 12-2pm
3727 W. Arrowhead Road. Duluth
Eastridge Community Church will be hosting its first annual Fire-N-Ice Bowl. We will be having a chili cook off (over 15 styles), hot chocolate and other refreshments along with free ice skating at our rink, sledding on the luge, snowshoeing (snowshoes provided by Hartley Nature Center).
All is free and open to the entire community; come on out! It’s February, it’s cold, let’s have some fun.
In the interest of moving this thread off the well meaning post about Low playing at HCIS for their album release, I offer you a righteous old school PDD GAUNTLET! I’ve always viewed serif’d fonts to be archaic Gutenburgian throwbacks to screw presses. And now, in the days of info-overload, a visual hazard! What say you?!? Hopefully this escalates to some form of pub debate at Carmody where we get award winning graphic designers really blitzed and they fight so they break their mouse hands and can’t make bad ads the next day at work.
I was reading a recent DNT article about the Twin Ports credit debt. Mainly, how it’s one of the highest in the country. Just nutty, but got me to thinking about my personal debt and why I have it. What do I have to put on a credit card? Well the creditor changes, but it is always that — a creditor. Cellphone, electric, Charter … they have all had the plastic treatment.
Why does this happen though? I work 60 hours a week, make a living wage … perplexing.
We are currently seeking to fill a small group of 3-4 young minds (3 and 4 year olds) for informal Spanish instruction in our home to run for 4 to 6 weeks at which point the venue may switch to a Hermantown location. The idea is to integrate play, activities and normal child behavior with learning a foreign language.
Surly Abrasive Ale
Double Oat IPA
8.8 percent alcohol by volume
On tap at Beaner’s Central and maybe other places
Bell’s Hopslam Ale
American Double/Imperial I.P.A.
10 percent alcohol by volume
Available in bottles at Beaner’s Central, Zeitgeist Arts Cafe and maybe other places
And congratulations to the amazing Dave Hoops and the folks at Fitger’s Brewhouse. Their Bourbon Barrel Edmund Imperial Stout took first place in the Strong Porter/Stout category at the eighth annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer in Chicago in November.
What are you drinkin’?
Frost/Nixon, starring Jason Page and John Schmidt, runs Feb. 3-5, 10-12 at 7:30pm at the Play Ground in the Tech Village. Tickets at the door are $10.