July 2010 Posts

Quack Quack

Sitting in my office on the Lakewalk. I heard a tap, tap, tap and looked up to see a mallard sitting on the window ledge saying, “good morning.” I tried to feed him Soy Chips.

No Summer Music at Bayfront?

There’s Reggae Fest and Blues Fest … and that’s it this year?

After doing a bit of searching, I don’t see ANY other music coming to Bayfront this year.  If I am remembering right, there was some problems with starting/ending times of the (very) few concerts held there over the past couple years.  Has Secret Service Entertainment totally given up on music there?  I have to admit, the few times I have been able to see a show there … kicking back in the grass with a drink or two, and nice breeze off the lake … heavenly.

I’m a longtime lurker, and I trust y’all to know what’s going on in Duluth.  So tell me, where did my summer music go?  🙁

Duluth’s Northern Waters Smokehaus on Food Network

Is the episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives involving local joints posted anywhere on YouTube or foodnetwork.com?

I missed the episode and want to see it.

Live Music at Bowery Bros. Thursday

Live music with Andy Hauswirth and Paul Newberg going on July 8 from 9-close at Bowery Bros. Radisson, Superior Street level.

Emergency Vehicles on the Lakewalk

What’s up? Daily, ambulances, police cars, and now today fire trucks, rescue vehicles, even the water boat were all present on the Lakewalk. Training perhaps? Seagull attacks? We’re just not sure.

Lunch at JJ Astor rocks

Our office ate lunch today at JJ Astor. I tried the walleye with harrisa and basil slaw. So Yummy! And with a perfect Duluth day like today, the view was, of course, amazing! Check them out in the former Top of the Harbor space at the Radisson.

Exhibit by writer/photographer Brenda Paro opens Friday

Duluth writer and photographer Brenda Paro is presenting new work at the Washington Gallery beginning Friday, July 9. Subtle Cargoes is an exhibit of complex photographic collages paired with poetry, presented using a variety of printing techniques and materials.

The opening reception takes place Friday, July 9 from 6 to 8 pm at Washington Gallery; the exhibit will also be open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm (or by appointment) through July 25. Washington Gallery is located at 315 N. Lake Ave. in Duluth. For more information visit brendaparo.com, or call Paro at (402) 740-5122.

Double Whammy In-store Thursday!

We’ll be having two live performances at the Duluth Electric Fetus today! Our July MinnEconomy feature is Duluth’s rising songstress Sarah Krueger! She will be playing a solo acoustic set at 5pm.

At 7pm Duluth band Remote Viewfinder will be playing as well. Come on down and enjoy some live, free music.

Love Lake Superior Artisan and Info Fair – Sunday, July 18

Over 25 local artists and info booths celebrating Lake Superior Day -3rd Sunday in July. Come shop. Come learn about the Lake. Come share your love of the lake via Open Mic- poetry, music, etc. Visit Tonya Borgeson’s WaterWorks exhibit at this event, too.

All-Water Film Weekend at the Zinema – July 16-18

Cinematic All-Water Weekend.
The films are free and open to the public.
Fri, 7/16 – 7 pm OCEANS (Disney)
Sat, 7/17 – 5 pm The END of the LINE (documentary; great cinematography)
Sun, 7/18 – 5 pm FLOW (For the Love of Water) The – documentary on world waster crisis.

MN Sea Grant

Bemidji Beaver Returned

The Bemidji City Council voted on Tuesday to return the beaver sculpture which had been removed from display over concern that decorations on it resembled a pudendum. DNT story here

Tornado Warning in Duluth?

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, and that’s when the emergency sirens are routinely tested, but today’s drill was a little unusual. The siren went off three times, and the middle siren was followed by a “tornado warning” and instructions to “take cover.”

I guess the snafu two weeks ago wasn’t an isolated incident.

Bayfront Reggae Festival – Win Tickets

A free pair of tickets to the Bayfront Reggae Festival go to the first person to reply in the comments with the correct answer to this question:

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Here’s who’s coming to the Bayfront Reggae Festival stage on Saturday, July 10 at Bayfront Festival Park:

11am DJ Sound of Fujun
noon Max Dakota and Modern Life
1pm Uprising
2:45pm Zili Misik
4pm Queen Omega
6pm Dub Tonic Kru
7pm Tosh 1
8:30pm Michael Rose

“The North Shore” car window sticker

A few weeks ago, a car passed me that had a window sticker that looked like the North Face logo, except it said “The North Shore.” I’d never seen it before, and it’s one of the first stickers I feel is worthy of putting on my car.

Anyone know where I can find it?

An Evening of Music to Support Choice Unlimited’s Arts Program with Lookdown Moon and the Alrights

Choice Unlimited is a day program dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities and persons who are experiencing barriers to employment and community inclusion. Choice Unlimited’s Arts Program is having an evening of celebration and music to help raise funds to support its programming. It is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments Choice Unlimited’s artists are helping to make in the community. Please come support this wonderful cause and listen to fabulous music from accomplished local musicians. Bands performing include the Alrights and Lookdown Moon.

The show is July 17, 7:30 p.m. at Beaner’s Central in West Duluth. The price at the door will be $5. We will see you there!

For more information call the Choice Unlimited office at 218-725-5869.

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