February 2011 Posts

Doughnuts, music, dance

Dude, Homegrown is totally gonna rock this year … wait … what?

President of Lutheran World Relief Gives Message at First Lutheran Church Duluth

The Rev. Dr. John Nunes, dynamic speaker, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief (LWR) will be bringing the message about Lutheran World Relief at worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 110:00 a.m. and adult forum at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011.  All are invited to attend.

Results of Duluth focus group meetings

Here it is, in its 30-page glory:

Citizen’s Perspective, Priorities & Performance
City of Duluth Focus Group Research

Compiled by Zenith Research Group

Pizza Lucé Ides of March 2011

A heads up for those who dig Pizza Lucé’s annual weekend of tribute rock:

Thursday, March 17 | 10pm/21+/free
DJ Tenn
Look Ma, No Head! (performing the Cramps)
Bradical Boombox (performing the Thermals)
Poor Howard (performing 10 Years After)

Friday, March 18 | 10pm/21+/$5
The Keep Aways (performing Hole)
The DTs (performing the Clash)
Philip of Nazareth (performing Descendents)
DJ Path Annu

Saturday, March 19 | 10pm/21+/$5
MATallica (performing Metallica)
The Acceleratii Deluxe (performing the Animals)
American Rebels Delux (performing Pearl Jam’s Ten)
DJ Norby


Anang the Otter Celebrates B-day!

Anang the Otter celebrates her 14th birthday at the Aquarium on Sunday, Feb. 27. Toy- and craft-making are on the agenda as are snack time for Anang, complete with fish-filled ice cake. The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet Splash the giant human otter and watch a dive show, too!   Bring a new or used fleece blanket and get in free.  See glaquarium.org

Aquarium hosts “Ships in the Night”

Great Lakes Aquarium will exhibit photographs by Mary T. George from March 2 to May 22 in the Aquarium’s fine arts gallery. The public is invited to an opening reception Wednesday, March 2, from 5-7 p.m.   The exhibit features photos of ships that have made recent history in the Twin Ports including the Mesabi Miner, Edgar B. Speer, Edwin H. Gott and others.  

Aquarium Executive Director Jack LaVoy says that Mary “brings the energy and majesty of our working waterfront to life and sets a standard of excellence that can only be achieved by someone with an artist’s eye and an abiding love of the harbor.”

Lion or Gazelle – Bad Thoughts, Farewell

After a distinctly long hiatus (for us), Lion or Gazelle is pleased to bring you our newest EP, Bad Thoughts, Farewell. Free streaming and/or downloads on the Bandcamp page.

Early Bird Music at Chester Creek Cafe Saturday, February 26

Start your Saturday evening out At Sara’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe and get in on some fantastic acoustic folk sounds performed by John Martin from 6-8.  Partake in Happy Hour drink and food specials from 4-7 pm.  After that, head out on the town to enjoy the eclectic live music scene that only Duluth can offer!

Saturday Feb 26th 8pm Teatro Zuccone

Art Jam 2011

It may not be the solution to the education budget … but it’ll keep your kids busy for at least ten minutes during Winter Break.

Art Jam is a youth art contest for kids ages 7 through 12 in the Twin Ports. Have you seen the commercial yet? If not, it’s probably because you don’t watch enough cartoons.

Big Top Chautauqua 2011

Summer is approaching, slow though it may seem, and concert junkies need to begin filling in their 2011 summer itineraries. Our good friends in Wisconsin are helping get a jump on this planning as Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua has announced its initial summer performers.

See the full list here. Highlights include Greg Brown, Arlo Guthrie, Dar Williams, Nanci Griffith, and many more. The clincher for me is a two-night stand from folk legend John Prine on Aug. 20-21. A trip to Wisconsin may be in order.

On Wisconsin

Mike Page, Mike Fitzsimmons and Tom Houle | Duluth graffiti that wouldn’t fade away


I first took notice of this graffiti in the late 1980s. It’s on the side of the old West Duluth Hotel building, which for many years now has been home to the Italian Village, along with various other businesses.

Yoga-tta sign up for the new session!

A new registration session begins March 14th (just a couple of weeks away)! This includes over 20 weekly (open and registration) classes ranging from beginning to advanced.