May 2011 Posts

Opening Night of Reasons to be Pretty

Reasons Poster

Opening night of Reasons to Be Pretty is Thursday, June 2, at 8pm. Stick around after the show for the after party in the Zeitgeist lobby featuring food from the Zeitgeist Cafe and music by Mae Martin. Then, stick around for a free Long Form Improv set from the newly formed Long Form Team of Renegade Improv.

And if all that wasn’t enough, opening night is pay what you can! Only have $1? That’s fine! Feel like the show is worth $100? We will totally accept!

But come out and celebrate with us. Whatever you decide to pony up to see Reasons to Be Pretty also gets you free food and music, plus a free late-night improv set. Because we think you are all awesome and we like hanging out with you.

Call to Duluth Artists! Ideas!

NHS is looking to pay some artists up to $750 for each design if they’re selected.  We’re looking to get some bike racks, public benches and trash cans.  All of these will be placed along Fourth Street between Mesaba Avenue and Seventh Avenue East.  More information can be found by clicking here.  Where would you like to see a bike rack, bench or trash can in this area?  I can think of a few…

Monthly Concert and Pipe Raffle


Free Show: 5 PM Legacy Glassworks: 30 W. First St., Duluth
Whisky at the Gallows: 5:30 PM
Fearless Moral Inventory: 6PM
Yester: 7PM
Sitter: 8PM
Two Many Banjos: 9PM (live painting by Jeredt Runions)

Seed Math III Digital Reissue

Originally released in summer 2004 in a limited edition. Get the digital files of your choice right now, for free.

New Seed Math album is in the pipeline.

RIYL: noise, Melvins, Beck, scuzz, clank, snotty noses, 4-tracks, crappy Casio keyboards, guitar solos.

Green Clothing Recycling Boxes Hurt Duluth-area Nonprofits

This is my first post on PDD, although I have been an avid fan and reader for quite some time.

I am posting today to inform the PDD community of an issue that concerns area nonprofits and people with disabilities. Like many of you, I have noticed these green clothing collection boxes all over town. I also wondered who was responsible for placing them and where the clothing and items donated were going. As the boxes declare, “Recycle Locally” and feature the United Cerebral Palsy foundation’s logo on one full face of the box, I assumed that the boxes were put out on behalf of a local CP nonprofit, in order to raise money for their cause. This, however, is not the case. 

North Shore Photography Club artists!

 Image by Marvil LaCroix
Image by Marvil LaCroix

Wednesday, May 25, from 4:30 – 8pm at the Duluth Photography Institute at 405 E. Superior St. Come and chat with the artists about their photography (and photography in general)! For more information on the club go to, or call Brian at 218.393.2468.

Duluth band Br’er Wolf (formerly the Real McCoys) video for “Song 3”

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Br’er Wolf is playing Friday, May 27, at Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior with Hybridge and A Winter Downpour.

Also Friday, June 10 at Beaner’s Central in West Duluth with Loup-Garou and the Good Colonels (music video showing).  Both shows are at 9 pm.

Br’er Wolf website | Facebook

Low on NPR – Tiny Desk Concert

Low: Tiny Desk Concert

Sat Nite Hoedown

Singer songwriter

The View from the View Restaurant


This is the final week to have lunch at the View Restaurant in Duluth’s Secondary Technical Center. The photo above is the view from my table last week. The View has kind of been one of Duluth’s little semi-secret treasures — the food is great, the prices are very affordable and the view is similar to the old Buena Vista Restaurant … but slightly to the west.

The restaurant is run by culinary arts instructor Glenn D’Amour, former chef at Grandma’s and Kamloops. Table service and food preparation is provided by Duluth high-school students in the culinary arts program.

Because the STC/Central campus will be closing as part of the Duluth School District’s Long-range Facilities Plan, the program and restaurant will be moving to East High School in the Fall. No more view.

If you want to check it out, you need to call for a reservation, pre-order your food and be ready to be seated in the thin window of noon to 12:05 p.m. Reservations are taken at (218) 336-8975 ext. 4054. The restaurant is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — then it’s done for the semester; and done completely at this location.


Tim Pawlenty for President

It’s official now. He said it.

“I’m Tim Pawlenty, and I’m running for President of the United States.”

Duluth Battle of the Jug Bands

Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe welcomes the 15th Annual Battle of the Jug Bands Memorial Day weekend — May 28-29.

De Elliot Bros – Saturday, May 28, at 7:30pm

Battle of the Jug Bands – Sunday, May 29, at 1pm

Free admission and welcome to all ages.

Your Sunday morning book review

Who amongst us does not enjoy sitting around on a Sunday morning, reading the New York Times and leisurely paging through the Book Review section?

In case you haven’t picked up your copy of the Times at Mount Royal yet, here’s a book review you can read to keep your morning on track. It’s of Safe from the Sea, by Peter Geye, which just won the North East Minnesota Book Award.

SPOILER ALERT: The “Freighter” bar is actually the Anchor. And the topless bar “Tallahassee” is actually the Saratoga. Oh, and the old man dies.

Does anybody circuit bend in Duluth?

I just moved back here.  I’m looking to learn from someone who knows.

Also, any 8-bit musicians around here?

Duluth Oriental Food Truck

Has anyone tried the new food truck on Central Entrance serving oriental food?