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Events Happening Today (October 20)

October

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Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone

Dates: October 1 - October 31
Time: varies by event
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

The Duluth Experience Tour Company offers a variety of exciting and informative tours for all interests. Their family friendly History Tours will take you on a scenic journey into Duluth's rich history. Looking for adventure? Check out their line of Kayak Adventures on Lake Superior and St. Louis River or hop on a bike for a scenic Road Bike Tour or Mountain Bike Adventure. Then sit back and relax on one of their award winning Brewery Tours and go behind-the-scenes to sample Duluth's amazing craft beer scene. Find out why these guys are the Duluth's #1 Tour Company on Trip Advisor!

October

20

The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: October 1 - October 31
Time: varies by event
(218) 723-1310 • Visit Website

The Duluth Art Institute offers a variety of art classes for adults and youth. The classes cover a range of interests and skill levels. Most classes are held at the Institute inside of the Depot building at 506 West Michigan Street. Please visit their web site for more information on these great classes.

October

20

Create! Paint with On the Rocks Art Studio Today

Dates: October 1 - October 31
Time: varies by event
(218) 525-2736 • Visit Website

On The Rocks Art Studio is a locally owned business in Canal Park. With a team of three artists who provide a creative outlet through step by step painting lessons for artists and non artists alike! Offering a fun and entertaining experience for all ages. You can sign up for a pre-scheduled event or schedule your own! Check out our gallery space featuring local photography, pottery, fiber-art, handmade tiles, and printing by Medium Control. Host a private party, enjoy the open art studio, schedule an off site events at your location, or join one of the many painting events. Many painting options to choose from. Great for birthday parties, girls or guys night out, bachelorette parties, or just for a fun night out.

October

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Pumpkin Train Express

Dates: October 19 - October 22
Time: 10:00 am, 11:20 am, 12:50 pm, 2:20 pm and 3:50 pm
(218) 722-1273 • Visit Website

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train to our pumpkin patch on the edge of town, de-board and pick your own pumpkin! On the train enjoy narration, entertainment, and the beautiful scenery of the North Shore. Back at the depot, stay for magic shows, coloring, movies, bounce houses, and more! ONE WEEKEND ONLY. Museum is open until 5pm and is included with your ticket. Adults: $18.00, Children: $16.00

October

20

Lake Superior Art Glass Classes

Dates: October 1 - October 31
Time: varies by demo class
(218) 464-1799 • Visit Website

Lake Superior Art Glass has the unique ability to make glass art right before your eyes! Watch one of our artists work with glass or create your own masterpiece. Join one of our classes to make Wine Goblets, Ornaments, Pendants, Marbles, Paperweights and more! Fun for date nights, families, wedding parties, students and team building events! Give us a call or go online to reserve your class today!

October

20

William A Irvin Haunted Ship "Nightmare on Harbor Drive"

Dates: October 18 - October 21
Time: Weds - Fri 6:30 pm/Sat. 4:00 pm
218-722-7876 • Visit Website

Each year, for the month of October the Irvin transforms itself into a haunted ship, where the ghosts come alive. Your worst nightmares will come to life and it will seem like they will never end. During the self-guided tour, you’ll see how the once historic ore ship has been flipped inside out to reveal its true identity. The haunting of the Irvin is not just a rumor, mysterious sightings have been recorded. Don’t be too sure the flickering lights and slamming doors are part of the act, our ghosts may appear at any time. Walking through the dark, eerie hallways you’ll get the feeling that you’re never alone, because you won’t be. In this ship, no place is safe. Tickets ??" $12.00. Bring a canned good to receive $2.00 off your admission. CASH OR CHECK ONLY- they do not take credit cards. Tickets are available in October aboard the William A. Irvin. No child under the age of 12 will be admitted without a parent. Parental guidance is suggested. Sorry Not handicapped accessible.

October

20

Minnesota Ballet's Director's Choice: Clowns and Others

Dates: October 20 - October 21
Time: 7:00 pm
(218) 529-3742 • Visit Website

The Ballet leaps into its 2017/18 season with a Director’s Choice evening of exciting works displaying the dancers’ versatility and Robert’s artistic vision for the company. In Salvatore Aiello’s charming work, Clowns and Others, they dance, romp, and mime their way through a range of human emotions and experiences, whether squabbling over an oversized lollipop or balancing on a ribbon tightrope, all to live piano accompaniment of the Prokofiev Piano Miniatures. Plus, George Balanchine’s fiery Tarantella, Aiello’s starkly contemporary “The Waiting Room,” and a new work by emerging choreographer Isaac Sharratt of the Milwaukee Ballet. The performance also features guest musicians Erin Aldridge and Alexander Sandor. Tickets are: Adult $19.00-$44.00/Student $14.00-$34.00/Child $12.00-$29.00. Held in the Symphony Hall at the DECC, 350 Harbor Drive.

October

20

Orchestra Concert at UMD

Date: October 20
Time: 7:30 pm
(218) 726-8877 • Visit Website

18th Annual Story Hour Tickets are $11.00 adults/$9.00 seniors/$6.00 UMD Faculty & Staff/$6.00 students/$4.00 UMD Students. Held in Weber Music Hall on the campus at University of Minnesota-Duluth.

October

20

Lake Superior Art Glass Hot Shop Classes

Date: October 20
Time: Noon, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm
(218) 464-1799 • Visit Website

In this introductory, one-hour class, you will create unique, custom glass while using crushed glass to color your paperweight or hand blown ornament. You'll learn to manipulate hot glass using traditional furnace glass blowing techniques. Glass cools slowly in a kiln overnight and is available for pick up the next morning or can be shipped right to your door. Inquire for details. Held at 1325 London Road in Duluth.

October

20

Wine Goblet Making Class at Lake Superior Art Glass

Date: October 20
Time: 7:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 • Visit Website

In this class, you will create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of complimentary wine while Lake Superior Art Glass’ staff assembles your goblet! Goblets cool slowly in a kiln overnight and are available for pick up the next morning or can be shipped right to your door! Inquire for details. Held at 202 East Superior Street.

October

20

The Duluth Experience's Dark History Bus Tour

Dates: October 19 - October 20
Time: Thursday at 7:00 pm/Friday at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

The Dark History Bus Tour shines a light on some of Duluth's more tragic stories and the reported hauntings that folks around town don't necessarily like to talk about. Duluth has a rich history and we're excited to show you a side of Duluth that you won't see anywhere else! *Note: This isn't a hokey, haunted-house tour with folks dressed up like goblins and ghouls. Duluth's dark history is creepy enough on its own! Dark History Bus Tour Details Guided interpretive bus tour on our comfortable 14-passenger bus. Stories of Duluth's violent and tragic history, along with reported hauntings and the true stories behind these paranormal legends. Guided walk through a historic building with a sinister backstory. Complementary snacks and water included with the tour. Photo opportunities and lots of fun. Tour designed for ages 13 and above. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour begins and ends at The DeWitt-Seitz Building in Canal Park. $40.00 per person

October

20

Engwalls Corn Maze

Dates: October 20 - October 21
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(218) 727-1177 • Visit Website

The corn maze has become a popular fall attraction in Hermantown over the last six years and attracts attendees from throughout the region that are visiting the area! This year's all new design features over a mile of paths that attendees can navigate through while playing a number of games for all ages. Also at the maze are hay rides, a mini maze, corn pits, corn cannons and more! The corn cannons are one of the most popular attractions at the maze as shooters take aim at a Benna Ford Roush “Cash for Clunker” and try to break windows and hit other targets for prizes! Special events including flashlight nights and Halloween events are also held in October! 28th Field of Screams 28th Trick or Treat at the Maze - Open 10AM ??" 9PM on the date only(last ticket sold at 8:30PM) $8.00 Ages 12 & Up /$7.00 Under 12 Years /Under 24 Months = Free! Hayrides are $4. Held at 4749 Hermantown Road in Hermantown, MN.

October

20

Window to the West art display

Dates: October 1 - October 31
Time: all hours
218-209-7805 • Visit Website

Photographer Nik Nerburn and painter Brad Tollefson are creating a collaborative art exhibit on the streets of West Duluth’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, titled “Window to the West.” A selection of Tollefson’s paintings and Nerburn’s photographs will be on display in the storefront windows of 2001 West Superior Street for six months. Lincoln Park is undergoing a rebranding as the “Lincoln Park Craft District,” with many new craft businesses and artists moving in, providing tangible benefits to the neighborhood and its residents. “Window to the West” focuses on people and places on the margins of the neighborhood’s transformation, however, and their worries about affordability, displacement, and change. The work will be on display in two empty storefronts at 2001 West Superior Street, through a partnership between the Duluth Art Institute and the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Agency, which owns the Seaway Hotel building.

October

20

Renegade Theater Company presents: Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage

Dates: October 19 - October 21
Time: 8:00 pm
(218) 336-1416 • Visit Website

If you want blood, you got it. 4 gallons of blood. 1 meat cleaver. 2 revolvers. 1 shotgun. 20 beers. Some body parts. And 1 actor in a jockstrap. Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage is going to be a boot-scooting blast. Big 8, a feisty former rodeo competitor is facing foreclosure on the Wyoming ranch where she rehabilitates injured rodeo cowboys. The arrival of a woman named She Devil and a one-eyed Ukranian biker named Black Dog ushers in outrageous violence and horror in this shoot 'em up, knock 'em up, cut 'em up comic romp. Showcasing the effects wizardry Renegade has become known for over the years, this bodacious and macabre cross-over comedy mixes horror and hilarity as it pits the code of the West against contemporary darkness. Tickets are $20 for adults / $17 for students and seniors / $10 rush tickets at the door every Thursday for students, seniors and artists. Held at 222 East Superior Street in downtown Duluth.

October

20

The Duluth Art Institute celebrates two new exhibitions: "In Situ: Studio 101 Artists” and “Forever Home”

Dates: October 1 - October 27
Time: gallery hours
(218) 733-7565 • Visit Website

“In Situ” examines what it means to inhabit space with other artists. Dorothea Diver, Lee Englund, Constance Johnston, Cot LaFond, Dale Lucas, and Larry Turbes share a studio at 101 Michigan Street in downtown Duluth, and come together weekly to create. Their paintings are hung salon style at the Duluth Art Institute, and they have re-created their studio environment right in the gallery with easels, paint, sculpture, and an oriental rug. The public is invited to drop in and see them live painting models 4:30 ??" 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Sponsored by Cartier Agency. “Forever Home” honors the special relationship that people have with their adopted pets. In partnership with Animal Allies, the display will feature photos by Lisa Johnson that look at the before-and-after stories of animals who have been adopted. The DAI also welcomes art depicting forever home pets in a range of medium, including work by Sarah Amistadi, Sarah Archbold, Martha Bird, Caroline Carpenter, Stephanie Chen, Susan Krochalk, Dawn LaPointe, Diane Lewis, Dale Lucas, Kathy Maas, Sharon Moen, Scott Moen, Kris Nelson, Claudia Simes, Mary Starus, Edna Stromquist, Adam Swanson, Michelle Wegler, and Bill Wise. Held at 506 West Michigan Street.

October

20

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR!

Dates: October 19 - October 22
Time: Thurs & Fri at 7:00 pm/Saturday at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm/Sunday at 2:00 pm
(218) 733-7555 • Visit Website

Madagascar, A Musical Adventure JR! brings Alex the Lion and friends from screen to stage in this wild musical comedy based on the animated film. The kids of the Children’s Theatre portray a host of animals who escape from the Central Park Zoo and embark on a “crack-a-lackin” journey to Madagascar where they meet King Julien, an eccentric lemur who likes to “move it, move it”! Bring the kids dressed in their Halloween best; we’re having a costume contest at intermission of every show! Tickets: Adults $17.00/Youth $15.00/Groups (15+) $13.00. Held at The Duluth Playhouse,506 W. Michigan Street in Duluth.

October

20

Andy Frye Art Exhibit at Zeitgeist

Dates: October 4 - October 31
Time: business hours
(218) 336-1368 • Visit Website

Stop by the Zeitgeist atrium for 'Kindergarten with Mrs. Katzenmeier' an exhibit by twin cities-based artist Andy Frye. "My current work displays the curiosity I have with color, texture, material, and shape. Inspired by nature, politics, and memories of my kindergarten class with Mrs. Katzenmeier - These are the results of my most recent experiment. My goal is to make original affordable art, accessible to everyone." Kindergarten with Mrs. Katzenmeier will be on display in the Zeitgeist atrium at 222 East Superior Street in Duluth.

October

20

Healthy Duluth Ideas Fest Application Deadline

Date: October 20
Time:
(320) 455-2705 • Visit Website

Zeitgeist is excited to announce the third annual Healthy Duluth Ideas Fest. The Healthy Duluth Ideas Fest is organized in partnership with Essentia Health, and made possible in part thanks to the support of National Bank of Commerce. Any organization with a health initiative idea is encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is October 20th, before noon. Applications are short and simple, and can be submitted to the web site above.

October

20

Party with Captain Underpants at the Duluth Public Library

Date: October 20
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
(218) 730-4200 ext. 4 • Visit Website

Calling all kids! You’re invited to the Duluth Public Library for an epic adventure with Captain Underpants! Get your underpants on and fly to the main library (520 W Superior St.) for games, activities, art and more. Expect lots of potty humor and general silly and gross fun as you fling “poop” and underwear at the Captain’s enemies. Artistic skills will be encouraged as you create your own flip-o-rama and sign it with your new poopified name. Create an epic costume to wear for the costume contest and watch out for those toilets! Captain Underpants ??" The Epic Movie will be shown after the activities from approximately 4 pm -5:30 pm. Stinky snacks will be served. Don’t attend unless you’re ready to appreciate the gross fun that is Captain Underpants!