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Events Happening Today (August 23)

August

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The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: August 1 - August 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.

August

23

Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone

Dates: August 1 - August 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!

August

23

Duluth Children's Museum Summer Camps

Dates: August 22 - August 26
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(218) 733-7543 • Visit Website

NASA Design Challenge Camp: Let It Glide! (Ages 9-12): Students will work on the 2016 design challenge from NASA and document their design and testing process through student produced videos. $155 per week: Members/$185 per week: Non-Members. Held at 115 S. 29th Avenue West in Duluth.

August

23

Plein Air Duluth Exhibition

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: gallery hours
(218) 733-7560 • Visit Website

Forty outstanding artists from Minnesota and beyond have been selected to participate in the Duluth Art Institute’s second annual outdoor painting festival, Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord. Duluth offers wonderful inspiration for painters with postindustrial buildings nestled on a hill leading down to the greatest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior, and surrounded by pristine wilderness. En Plein Air means “in the open air,” and artists will work outdoors to quickly capture the landscape in shifting, natural light, immortalizing Duluth scenes. This is an exhibit of the artists work from the week of outdoor painting, held in the John Steffl Gallery & Corridor Gallery at 506 West Michigan Street.

August

23

North Shore Scenic Railroad's Murder on the Disoriented Express

Dates: August 22 - August 26
Time: 6:30 pm
(218) 722-1273 • Visit Website

Almost as if planned to the exact minute, the train crosses Railroad Street and the diesel engine's horn blares out its warning, a shot rings out! One of the passengers has met a cruel and quite fatal end. For the remainder of the evening, your job is to solve the crime and deliver the guilty party to authorities by the time the train returns to the station. Of course, because this is a sophisticated and elegant evening, dinner and cocktails will continue as if there is nothing wrong. Fortunately, there is a world famous detective on board to assist in finding the guilty party. It's an evening of mirth, merriment, and mayhem on The Disoriented Express! Duration: 2.5 Hours Distance: 34 Miles Adults (16+): $79.00

August

23

Doggie Happy Hour in the Fitger's Courtyard

Date: August 23
Time: 5:00 pm
(218) 722-8826 • Visit Website

Doggie Happy Hour is at MIDI's Tiki Bar in the Fitger's courtyard!! (weather permitting) Stop on in A Place for Fido for a goodie bag with food and treat samples and cleanup bag for your pup. Featuring dog themed cocktails for the two-legged folks. So come on down to enjoy the view, have a drink, and spend some time outside with your best friend!

August

23

UMD Market Day

Date: August 23
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(218) 428-4136 • Visit Website

The UMD Market Day is a once a week gathering of farmers, artists, bakers, and other local craftspeople to sell their hard work to the local Duluth community. The market is located on UMD's campus, 1120 Kirby Drive. We average 13 unique vendors every week and feature live music or dancing. Something for everyone! Many of the vendors operate organic farmers and/or use no pesticides. Some have been honing their skills for more than twenty years. Simply ask our vendors and they will be glad to share their stories of how they got where they are today.

August

23

Big Top Chautauqua Shows

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: Varies by date
1-888-244-8368 • Visit Website

Visit Lake Superior's Big Top Chautauqua three miles south of Bayfield, WI at the foot of Mt. Ashwabay. Known as the "Carnegie Hall of tent shows," our 50+ seasonal lineup features original productions, international touring acts, concerts, and variety shows all presented in a picturesque setting under a giant 900-seat, all-canvas tent theater. Performance home of nationally distributed Tent Show Radio program. Food, bar, gardens & gift shop. Suitable for the whole family. Free shuttle from Bayfield, Washburn and Ashland. Admission: Varies by show and seats.

August

23

Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close at the Lake Superior Zoo

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: zoo hours
(218) 206-9874 • Visit Website

A special summer exhibit featuring 20 species of rare and beautiful tarantula spiders. Species on display will include the rare Green Bottle Blue Tarantula, which is a rich hue of greenish blue; the Indian Ornamental Tarantula, a spider that is troubled by loss of habitat in the wild; and the Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula, the largest variety of tarantula in the world. All 20 live tarantulas have unique stories to tell. The tarantulas will be featured at several locations on the zoo grounds. Special features of the exhibit include a Tarantulas of the World interactive map, a Name that Tarantula educational activity, a tarantula musical showcase and more. Children will enjoy climbing on the Tarantula Burrow display, which provides more opportunities for learning through the Trip Line interactive experience.

August

23

Jeffrey T. Larson: Domestic Space exhibition at Tweed Musuem of Art

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: gallery hours
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

Featuring oil paintings of exquisitely rendered domestic views, figures, and objects, is the first museum show of Larson’s work in the Northland. Free and Open to the public. On view at Tweed Museum of Art located on the campus of UMD, 1201 Ordean Court.

August

23

All This is True Exhibit at Tweed Museum of Art

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: gallery hours
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

Presents the work of internationally renowned political artists Sue Coe and Warrington Colescott. "Am I a good person? Are we (humans) collectively good?" the artists live with these questions and make art, and in this exhibit they take us on a difficult tour of power gone awry and its casualties. Free and Open to the public. On view at Tweed Museum of Art on the campus of UMD, 1201 Ordean Court.

August

23

Vance Gellert: Iron Country Exhibit at Tweed Museum

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: gallery hours
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

A journey of environmental exploration revealed as a photographic essay about the unique visual character of the Iron Range. The camera views were made in communities that include Coleraine, Eveleth, Hibbing, and Virginia among others. Gellert’s images reveal the changing technologies of mining, the ever-changing landscape, and the unique personalities that all together represent a complex social and economic interdependency. Free and Open to the public. Held in Tweed Museum of Art on the campus of UMD, 1201 Ordean Court.

August

23

Solve Entertainment presents: Mycroft's Revenge

Dates: August 12 - August 31
Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays event time varies
(218) 310-6395 • Visit Website

6 Detectives. 60 Minutes. One Simple Goal Get Out Alive. You’ve stopped him before. You’ve outsmarted him before. You locked him up and threw away the key. You thought it was over. But now, Mycroft has turned the tables. And this time, Detective, he’s playing for keeps. It won’t be enough to crack his codes. It won’t be enough to solve his puzzles. When the lights go out and the blood begins to flow, you’ll have to band together, choke back the fear, and find a way out or die trying. MYCROFT’S REVENGE IS RATED R FOR TENSION, FEAR AND GORE. NO ONE UNDER 17 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE ADMITTED. Runs Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays. $25.00 per person and held at 408 West Superior Street.

August

23

Free, Eight-Week Workshop by Artist Kathy McTavish and the DAI to Examine Digital-Based Art

Dates: August 4 - September 24
Time: Thursdays from 3-9 PM; Fridays from 12-6 PM; and Saturdays from 3-9 PM
(218) 733-7560 • Visit Website

The Duluth Art Institute and artist Kathy McTavish will host an eight-week experience, “Duluth Quantum Computing Project: Storytelling in a Digital Age,” focusing on digital-based art throughout the months of August and September 2016. The public is invited to come to one or all of the sessions, and no previous knowledge is required. August 4-6: Talking to Machines and the Origins of Computing August 11-13: The Anatomy of a Web Page; The Flying Trapeze; The Aerial Art of Hypertext; and The Gymnastics of Reading August 18-20: The Architecture of the Internet; Cloud Mobiles; Social Graphs; Intersecting Stories August 25-27: Alice in Wonderland; Hypermedia; The Cross-Sensory House of Mirrors September 1-3: Code/Algorithms; The Confluence of Text & Choreography (literary forms in action); Code as Improvisation/Orchestration September 15-17: Drawing September 22-24: Revolutionary Spaces; Contested Landscapes; Arts & Resistance Free and held at 3 West Superior Street.

August

23

Glensheen Landscape tour

Date: August 23
Time: 6:00 pm
(218) 728-0350 • Visit Website

Often times when we think of historic preservation we think of structures, but in many cases, the landscapes are equally important. join long time board member and docent, Dennis Lamkin for a tour of the grounds of Glensheen beginning promptly at 6:00 P.M. Although this tour is a free event as a result of a joint collaboration between the Duluth Preservation Alliance and Glensheen, donations to the Glensheen restoration fund are appreciated. Held at 3300 London Road.