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PDD Calendar Index: Gravel grinding

Saturday: Le Grand du Nord Gravel Cycling Classic
Saturday: Bob Dylan Revue Reunion Concert
Saturday: In Case You Missed Something Fun
Sunday: Battle of the Jug Bands
Monday: West Duluth Memorial Day Parade
Tuesday: Janie & the Spokes
Wednesday: Duluth Superior Film Festival
Thursday: A Yeats Song Cycle
Thursday: Eurydice
Friday: Walt Whitman at 200

For a complete look at what’s happening today, tomorrow and on into infinity, visit perfectduluthday.com/calendar.

Shark Watching Society

I spent part of Wednesday in front of a bonfire setting marshmallows on fire. There is really no point to slowly toasting them when you can set them on fire, after all. It was a meeting of the Lake Superior Shark Watching Society.

Selective Focus: Run, Smelt, Run!

Select Instagram photos from the Run, Smelt, Run! Parade and Party.

Duluth Superior Film Festival 2019 Trailer

Here’s the official trailer for the 2019 Duluth Superior Film Festival. May 29 to June 2 with a kick-off at the NorShor featuring Mike Scholtz’s hilarious new documentary Riplist.

We still need volunteers, so if you’d like to help out, please e-mail Marin Molander at marin.molander @ gmail.com. Volunteers get a bunch of cool stuff for helping out (four hours minimum).

Share a joke for a chance to win Duluth Comedy Fest tickets

Duluth’s biggest weekend of comedy since the freighter Socrates ran aground at Park Point is coming up Feb. 15 and 16. Tig Notaro, Brian Posehn, Gary Gulman and Alex Edelman are all performing at the NorShor Theatre as part of Duluth Comedy Fest.

Perfect Duluth Day is giving away a pair of two-day passes — $158 value — to a randomly selected person who comments on this post. Make it interesting and share a joke.

Low – “Always Trying to Work it Out”

Low teams up with director Phil Harder again for this video from the new album “Double Negative.
The video was shot at the Hillside Whole Foods Co-op.

PDD Quiz: Creepy Northland

In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday, this edition of the PDD Quiz tests knowledge of the Northland’s creepy places, events and history.

The next quiz, on headlines from October 2018, will be published on Oct. 28. Please email question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Oct. 24.

Perfect Duluth Day Outdoor Summer Concert Primer 2018

It’s officially summer, now, and the PDD Calendar is stuffed with every ding-dang concert from here to eternity (or at least, like, Tower or somewhere). Of course, the usual suspects like Bayfront Festival Park and Big Top Chautauqua are in there, as are smaller series like Bayside Sounds, Chester Creek Concert Series and Summer (Mostly) Thursdays. Here’s a peek at some of the upcoming sure-to-be outdoor-music highlights.

Three Festivals

Festival season is here. I didn’t get to the Park Point Art Fair until after it had closed on Saturday, but that was OK. I was only really there because I wanted to check out the gluten-free fair food. Auntie M’s Gluten Free Fair food tempted me to make the drive to the end of the Point.

Boards and Brews

I’ve attended two fun games nights lately. “Boards & Brews” is an event sponsored by UMD Alumni Relations, Bent Paddle Brewing, and Dungeon’s End Game Store. UMD provides snacks, Bent Paddle sells beer, and Dungeon’s End teaches games.

Art of Peace continues with “Soulstice”

In 2002, the Art of Peace exhibits/events in Duluth sprung up as a response to the events of 9/11 and the resulting Iraq War. From those events, the Echoes of Peace Choir (led by Sara Thomsen) was born. The choir and its associated nonprofit organization still thrive.

Once again a grass roots effort has sprung up in Duluth to address violence, injustice and the erosion of our democratic principles. A peaceful, artistic event is planned in response to the president’s visit to Duluth on June 20. In just a few short days, a grassroots impromptu group of individuals and nonprofit organizations have put together a diverse program with members of our community.

This is, in effect, a new Art of Peace event in Duluth.

Soulstice: A Celebration of Peace, Love and Democracy is a free concert and community gathering at Leif Erikson Park on Wednesday, June 20. It begins at 5 p.m.

Selective Focus: Run Smelt Run

Sunday, May 13, is the annual Run Smelt Run Parade. If you’ve never witnessed or been a part of the parade, it’s a blend of art, absurdity, puppets, community, ecology, humor, music, dancing and things that sparkle.

The festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. near the Aerial Lift Bridge and north pier, on the lawn in front of the Maritime Museum. Look for the people on stilts.

Circle of Hope Boot Camp

I went to the Circle of Hope Boot Camp at Clyde Iron Works on Saturday Morning.

Duluth Superior Film Festival accepting short films for 2018

The 2018 Duluth Superior Film Festival is right around the corner. No official date has been set, but the event typically occurs in early June.

In the meantime, short films are needed. Local and regional shorts of all genres will be considered.

To submit, e-mail a link to the film and a brief description to matthew.dressel @ gmail.com. Feel free to also e-mail Duluth Superior Film Festival Coordinator Matthew Dressel with questions.

High Bridge Comedy expands Duluth-area stand-up offerings

From left: Chad Gallo, Joe Mosier, Danielle Thralow, Alex Meyers and Scott Zank

Stand-up comedy is not one of the more glamorous forms of entertainment in Duluth. A group of comedians called High Bridge Comedy is trying to change that.