October 2012 Posts

Louis Jenkins Interview

louis-jenkins-mnartistsConnie Wanek recently interviewed Duluth poet Louis Jenkins and Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance for mnartists.org. They discuss their collaboration on the play Nice Fish, which premieres in April.

Nice Fish: An Interview in Three Acts

Calling for Vendors

The Washington Studio Artist Co-op is looking for vendors to participate in its upcoming Holiday Show in December. We are looking for folks who make original arts and crafts with their hands and are looking for exposure and to sell their crafts. Our show, “The Art Cracker,” will be on Dec. 8.

If you are interested in selling your crafty wonderful creations, don’t hesitate and contact our gallery director, Ryan Tischer — wsacgallery @ gmail.com.

If you would like more information on how to sign up and/ or are interested in signing up here’s the link. Come one, come all!

Where Near Duluth?

Sparky vs. Coyote

Wrenshall’s Mark “Sparky” Stensaas is in Yellowstone. Things got interesting while he was photographing this coyote. He tells the full story on his Photonaturalist blog.

Dukes of Hubbard reunion?

An online petition was opened over the weekend to convince the defunct Duluth band Dukes of Hubbard to reunite and potentially play the Homegrown Music Festival in May. Word has it that most of them are into it, but Ben Wizik needs some convincing.

Link to petition here.

Park Point apartment for rent

Beautiful upper-duplex two-bedroom apartment available immediately. Hardwood floors, laundry in apartment, stunning view of the lake, immediate beach access, only three blocks from the bridge. $850 + electric and gas. Call Rachel 218-343-5364.

This week: toilets, turtles and the dead


Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.

Jackson Brown plays the DECC tonight.

Nerd Nite at Teatro Zuccone on Tuesday features presentations on Scooby Doo, horror movies and Japanese toilets. You judge which is scariest.

Wednesday is Halloween proper. There’s an All Souls Night celebration Thursday at the Depot.

Trampled by Turtles plays a benefit for the Duluth Public Schools Music Program Thursday at Clyde Iron.

White Baby, a dark satirical play about an unwanted baby, opens at UMD this Thursday and runs for two weekends.

Depending on your disposition, you get an extra hour to party or sleep Sunday, our 25 hour day courtesy of the odd custom we call “Daylight Savings Time.” Set your clocks back an hour Saturday night/Sunday morning.

So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know!`

Last Watercolor on Earth

Jack Bratrud has a collection of watercolor paintings on display in the Louvre Gallery. His depiction of the Last Place on Earth seems like it shouldn’t go unnoticed on PDD.

Wildwoods’ Bowling for Bobcats

Wildwoods hosted Bowling for Bobcats at Skyline Lanes.  Thanks to the dozens of friends and families who joined us in celebrating our Wild neighbors and in raising money for Wildwoods.


We attended the Spooktacular at Glensheen on Saturday. It was awesome. If you’ve not been, Sunday is another chance, and it’s worth every penny. Firedancer performs at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m.

PS: Firedancer: Who recorded the music you dance to? It’s been a long time since I heard elektro-goth stuff like that.

Look for a guy with a goat skull on his head…

I found an interesting discussion about a possible video-game/real-life event happening over at /r/duluth/. Maybe we can help solve this mystery?

All publicity is good publicity?

From the front page of Fail Blog.  I don’t remember that particular quote, but the sign itself looks awfully familiar.

Growler Magazine Contest

Hey Duluthians! Growler Magazine just nominated Fitger’s Brewhouse for “Best Brewpub” in Minnesota.

Would you vote for us? Everyone else up for the vote is from the Twin Cities and it would be great to make a strong Duluth showing!

Where in Duluth?

This one ought to be fairly easy, but we’ll see how it goes.

Anyone growing grass indoors?

So first off, yes, this is an odd request. Secondly, no, I’m not looking for someone growing “grass,” I’m looking for someone who is growing grass (like the kind you’d find on your lawn) indoors.