Abigail Schoenecker Posts

This week: opening shows, Christmas concerts, a polar bear birthday and more

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses headline Legacy Glasswork’s November show with a free raffle. The Duluth Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP) and Ecolibrium3 host the grand opening for DEEP’s One-Stop-Energy-Shop and Community Sustainability Classroom.

Thursday, Dec. 1
Target Behavior, opening at UMD, is a seriocomic look at a young girl coming to terms with who she really is.  Lorie Line presents her “Christmas Bells and Ringing” concert at the Mitchell Auditorium.

Friday, Dec. 2
Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales at the DECC Symphony Hall. Some Girl(s), a play by Neil LaBute opens at the St. Scholastica Theater. Katie McMahon brings her Celtic Christmas show to the Mitchell Auditorium.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Join the Lake Superior Zoo in celebrating Berlin the polar bear’s birthday. Support the Duluth Public Library at the all-day book fair at the Miller Hill Mall Barnes & Noble.

Keep checking the PDD Calendar for new events.

This week: Hairball, Thanksgiving buffet, the New Standards and more

Tuesday, Nov. 22
The Harbor City International School hosts a night of cultural experiences.

Wednesday, Nov. 23
Aftershock is playing at a Pre-Thanksgiving party at the Gopher Restaurant and Lounge. Gallus, Old Knifey and Snobarn play a show at Luce.

Thursday, Nov. 24
The DECC is hosting its 21st annual free Thanksgiving Buffet.

Friday, Nov 25
Find some great snowmobile action at the Duluth National Snocross at Spirit Mountain. There will be two nights of rock at Clyde Iron with Hairball performing Friday and Saturday. The What Four opens on Firday. Hypnotist Gabriel Holmes brings his act to Teatro Zuccone.

Saturday, Nov. 26
Hairball night two with opening act Menace. The jazz trio from Minneapolis, The New Standards, plays at the Mitchell Auditorium. Local group, Excuse Me, Princess plays a CD release show at Beaners.

Check the PDD Calendar for more events!

This week: Art Unveiled, Bentleyville, Motion City Soundtrack, and lots more

Here comes Christmas! On Friday the Christmas City of the North Parade starts its route in Canal Park. If you can’t make it, you can still catch the action by watching it on KBJR-TV channel 6 and online at northlandsnewscenter.com. The seasonal frivolity doesn’t end there for the weekend. Bentleyville’s opening night is on Saturday. This year there are more lights than ever before and, as always, free cookies and hot chocolate. Other events going on this week:

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Art Unveiled features more than 40 paintings at the Duluth Depot. Want to learn about The Golden Girls and other awesomely nerdy things? Check out Nerd Nite at the Teatro.

Thursday, Nov. 17
Diet Folk performs at Fitger’s Brewhouse.

Friday, Nov. 18
The local DJ collective Crunchy Bunch spins at the Rex Bar. Bare Bones, a student choreographed dance performance, starts tonight and also plays tomorrow.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Minnesota group Motion City Soundtrack plays at the Reif Center. The Harbor City Roller Dames are back in town going against the Babes of Thunder from Thunder Bay, Canada.

Keep on checking the PDD Calendar for more events and enjoy your week!

This week: Intergalactic Nemesis, art auction, and No Bird Sing

Tuesday, Nov. 8
Don’t forget to get out to your local polling station for the General Election with six city council seats up for grabs.

Thursday, Nov. 10
There are two art events going on Thursday night. The Duluth Art Institute hosts a night of art, free drinks and free food at the Depot. The Gallery Celebration showcases artists from the Ochre Ghost Gallery. The Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) will hold an art auction at Clyde Iron with dinner and desserts, live entertainment and community ally awards. Intergalactic Nemesis at St. Scholastica is a live-action graphic novel featuring three actors providing sound effects, voices, and music.

Friday, Nov. 11
Manheat, Junkboat, and the Acceleratii take over Luce for an album release show. If you’re looking for a laugh, three local comedians will do some stand-up at Aces in Superior.

Saturday, Nov. 12
Four actresses and four musicians interpret the words and music of Patti Smith, Tina Turner, Loretta Lynn and Belinda Carlisle in Celebrity Autobiography at The Play Ground. Get your fill of deliciousness and vote for your favorite at the 4th Annual Wine, Beer and Pizza Competition at Midi. If you’re able to make it out of the door when you’re done, No Bird Sing, Chastity Brown Band and Gallus will be at Luce.

Keep checking the Calendar for your daily happenings.

This week: All Souls Night, dueling pianos, Loup-Garou, and more

Monday, Oct. 31
It’s Halloween and if you’re not too burned out from being all undead and partying from the weekend, there are still some great events going on tonight. It’s the last night for the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship before the ghosts leave port. In Hermantown, there’s a Haunted Garage and down the hill Whole Foods Co-op is hosting a Halloween party. Lastly, Big Wave Dave and the Ripples are putting on a Halloween show at the Rex and there will be a Dueling Pianos Halloween show at Greysolon.

Wednesday, Nov. 2
It’s All Soul’s Night with a big celebration at the Depot.

Friday, Nov. 4
Two Texans, Tom Freund and Jess Klein, take the Amazing Grace stage. Also, Portage and Wisconsin Built join Loup-Garou for a show at Luce.

Saturday, Nov. 5
It’s a music and art show at “2104” with Minneapolis band Painted Saints and Duluth artist Jason Huntzinger.

There are always new events being added to the Calendar, so keep checking back.

This week: Halloween parties, Chinese dancers, Murs, and more

There are a lot of great Halloween events going on all week. If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, the Glensheen Jack O’ Lantern Spooktacular starts on Thursday and continues until Sunday. On Friday, the Superior Public Library hosts Wizard of Oz Trick or Treating and there’s also a Family Halloween Carnival at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior. The Hartley Nature Center will put on Howl-o-ween on Saturday and The Great Lakes Aquarium will host Scarium at the Aquarium on Sunday.

For the older trick or treaters, the fun kicks off on Thursday with UMD’s Zombie Fest which will feature professors talking about all things zombie. On Friday, Black Bear Casino Resort hosts The Booo-bie Bash featuring a Van Halen cover band. There’s a lot of options on Saturday night with Nightclub of the Living Dead at Grandma’s Sports Garden, a Halloween Dance Party at the Teatro, and a Haunted Hangar on the Hill party up at the airport.

This week: Enger Tower, boxing, theater

It’s a good week for theater with four plays opening around Duluth. On Thursday, The Foreigner opens at the Mainstage Theatre at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on the UMD campus. On Friday, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow opens at the Duluth Playhouse along with the The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the same venue. Audience participation and showing up in RHPS costume is encouraged. If you’re looking for a less raucous affair, the Minnesota Ballet will be performing Dracula for two nights only starting Friday.

This week: Low, White Iron Band, horses

Monday, Oct. 10
Sir Benedict’s plays host to Jasson Wussow & Friends.

Thursday, Oct.13
Equus, a play about a boy and his horse, premieres at the Play Ground. Warning: the show contains mature subject matter.

Friday, Oct. 14
A benefit for Life House’s Adopt-a-Kid program will feature a concert from Low and food from New Scenic Cafe. Also, Martin Zellar pays homage to Neil Diamond with a tribute concert at Grandma’s Sports Garden.

Saturday, Oct. 15
Those rowdy boys from the city, White Iron Band, are back to play a show at the Rex.

Keep on checking the PDD Calendar and get off your duff and do something!

This week: Turtles, apples, beer train, and boo at the zoo

My computer is back and better than ever after a brief stint of illness (thanks to Mr. Lundgren for taking the calendar helm for a few days) and I’ll be able to highlight some of the upcoming events this week.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
The Chester Park United Methodist Church will host its annual Roast Beef Dinner which will also feature homemade apple pies.

Thursday, Oct. 6
Trampled by Turtles will take the Clyde Iron Works stage with Charlie Parr opening and Mayor Ness hosting the event with all proceeds going to music programs in Duluth Public Schools. Bayfield’s 50th Annual Apple Festival kicks off today and promises apples, music, apples, art, and more apples.

Friday, Oct. 7
Coyote, a side project of Marc Gartman and Jerree Small, will have its CD release party at Teatro Zuccone with Yester opening.

Saturday, Oct. 8
There will be many Halloween events coming up. To kick it off, Saturday is the first day of Boo at the Zoo at the Lake Superior Zoo. Bring the kids out in their costumed glory to see the animals. After you’ve worn them out, hop on board the Fall Beer Tasting Train, a 2.5-hour ride featuring local breweries and brewpubs.

There are plenty of other events going on in the area this week and I’m adding new ones every day so keep on checking the PDD Calendar and keep on sending me events that you’d like to see included in the calendar.

This Week: Country Comedy, Roller Dames, One Week Live

Starting today, Beaner’s kicks off One Week Live which lasts the whole week and includes 20 groups and a singer/songwriter competition. The event showcases local acts and is a celebration of Beaner’s 10-year anniversary.

Thursday, Sept.22
Composer Linda Tutas Haugen and librettist Joan Vail Thorne tell the story of the legendary Native American princess Pocahontas in Pocahontas: A Woman of Two Worlds.

Friday, Sept. 23
Rodney Carrington brings his blend of comedy and music to the DECC.

Saturday, Sept. 24
The Harbor City Roller Dames kick off their season going up against the Delta Delta Di-North Star Roller Girls from Minneapolis.

Check out the calendar for more events going on this week and in the future.

Coming Up: Polka, Chili, Inline Skating

The PDD Calendar is officially launched! It’s a good week for it too, with many noteworthy events going on around town. Here are a few highlights:

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Lindsay Mac and the Boom Booms perform at Sacred Heart Music Center.

Thursday, Sept. 15
The United Way hosts its 20th annual Chili Cook-off at the DECC with 40 different chilies competing. Later in the night, Dead Man Winter performs at Pizza Luce.

Friday, Sept. 16
The second annual Oktoberfest kicks off at Bayfront Park, running through Saturday with beer, food, and lots of polka. Also, Duluth Underground Bass debuts its dubstep style with four local DJs in the Kirby Ballroom at UMD.

Saturday, Sept. 17
The NorthShore Inline Marathon brings a variety of family fun to Canal Park, in addition to the 26.2-mile inline skating race. Meanwhile, the Chester Bowl Fall Fest features 100 vendors in the scenic park.

There’s a lot more listed in our new calendar so get out there and enjoy your town!

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