April 2011 Posts

Darn Kids and Their Music

Somebody tell them to turn down their music at Leif Erickson and/or Bayfront Park. I live above Skyline and it’s been driving me insane. And while they’re at it, get off my lawn.

Why is water running out of this pipe?

I know Chester Creek runs UNDER the armory. Why is water running out of this pipe? Is there a stream of water the third floor too? What is the source of this water?

Ted Kooser in Duluth

U.S. Poet Laureate for two years, winner of the Pulitzer Prize … yes, tonight is the night you can hear him read for free! Come to Somers Lounge at CSS. The reading starts at 7:30. Free music and refreshments.

Tea Time Art Auction and Open House

Join the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs for the Tea Time silent art auction and open house on Thursday, May 5, from 4-7pm. The silent auction will be held at the Center for Nonviolence at 202 E. Superior St. and will showcase all varieties of local art: felting, rosemaling, print, ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings, and more! A tea leaf reader will be on hand to tell what your future may hold and many varieties of eclectic teas and gourmet desserts will be available. Spoken word, live music, and stories from adult and child survivors of domestic abuse will be featured throughout the evening. Show your support for this important community resource!

Lookin’ for good Photogs

I’m looking for a Duluth-area photographer that wants to go to the Dominican Republic around February 2012. I’m gettin’ hitched down there and need someone who’s willing to eat and drink all they want for a few days and snap some photos of my family, friends, myself and my beautiful wife-to-be. The only qualifications you need are to have experience in professional photography and to know how to keep up with some fun people that want to get down in paradise.  Comment to leave info to set up a meeting i.e. phone number, e-mail, website to your portfolio.

Aaron Gall and the Likely Story!

Hey folks, we are playing a last minute gig at R.T. Quinlan’s this Friday night with some neat Twin Cities bands. Aaron Gall and the Likely Story (hopefully the official permanent name) will be headlining the gig with a full lineup including washboard, sax, trombone, accordion and more!

Come check out the hype before we finish up New Band Night on Sunday, May 1, for Homegrown!

Bill Flannagan @ Carmody, Playing Rockin’ Honky Tonkin Blues Sat. April 30

Carmody will be releasing their new home brew “Dead Cat Ale” to coincide with Renegade Comedy Theatre’s after show party. So come on down and mingle with stars of the stage, taste the new brew and enjoy some solid American music.

Once bitten, ship escapes Duluth pirates at dawn.

The BBC Orinoco slipped out of Duluth this morning at first light. Was the Ukrainian/Filipino crew concerned about ANOTHER pirate attack? Turns out the same boat and crew were attacked just six months ago on the Arabian Sea.

Lots more details here.

Paging Johnny Depp.

Duluth Farmer’s Market Opens April 30

Duluth Farmer's Market

Duluth Farmer’s Market
14th Ave. E. and Third St.
Open 7am to noon

The first edition of Lois Hoffbauer’s Farmer’s Market Update arrived via email today. I thought I’d share.

Get on the email list and she’ll keep you posted as to what’s happening each week at the market: what’s in season, when to plant, and all the good stuff you want/need to know.

Cheers!

Photography Workshop w/ Astro Bob King!

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Photography of the Heavens: Secrets of Night Photography
with Astro Bob King
Wednesday, May 11, 7pm

Astro Bob

For more information and to register, please click here.

Brought to you by the Duluth Photography Institute.

Where in Duluth?

I’m guessing this will be an easy one. But seriously, this many of you can’t make that turn?! I must not suck enough at driving.

Tangier 57 will be flowing at Homegrown

Tangier 57 at the Red Star, Friday, May 6, 11 PM

Rally for a Cause: Benefit for CHUM Shelter

Thursday, April 28, 8:30 p.m.
$5 ($4 with non-perishable food item) 21+
Rex Bar at Fitger’s

Join MPIRG for a fun night of music benefiting a great local organization — Churches United in Ministry. CHUM provides core social safety net programs which include emergency food, shelter, advocacy, and outreach to over 7,000 hungry, homeless and low-income people each year. Hope you can join us to support this great organization!

Set-list:
Solidarity Hymn
Uprising
Lazaret
The People Say Fox
Blue Water Dance

DPI Photography Contest!

VeniceOpen to everyone; over $1,500 in prizes!

Enter the Duluth Photography Institute‘s first annual 2011 Photography Contest. Five categories. Early bird registration discount ends soon.

Breakfast in Duluth: Big Daddy’s Burgers

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By popular demand, we chose Big Daddy’s Burgers as the next location in our “Breakfast in Duluth” series. Because it’s located next to Arthur’s Formal Wear in the Piedmont Plaza, we considered renting tuxedos so we’d look good while scarfing down our omelets, but unfortunately that wasn’t in the budget, so we kept our regular clothes on and, as usual, looked like a couple of fools.