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Events Happening Today (April 18)

UMD Theatre presents: Sister Act

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UMD Theatre presents: Sister Act

Dates: April 18 - April 20
Time: 7:30 pm
(218) 726-8561 • Visit Website

Based on the 1992 movie, this glorious disco musical follows Deloris on her madcap escape from the clutches of corruption, as gritty Philadelphia meets the sanctuary of the church. Tickets: $21 ADULT | $16 SENIOR/UMD FACULTY/STAFF/VETERAN | $10 STUDENT | $8 UMD STUDENT (on sale 8/29). Held at Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre.

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Manifesto by Jonathan Thunder

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm/Weds. - Fri. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm/Sat. & Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

Jonathan Thunder's artistry is a combination of painting, film-making and animation. These works have been used to project animated Imagery onto theater backdrops during performances, onto multi-story buildings, and inside event arenas, bringing them to life. Thunder uses his painterly aesthetic and training to give these images a rich and handcrafted look. Manifesto is a bridge between worlds. Old and new, legend and art, peripheral and central are all joined for the viewer to engage in a 3- dimensional space. Projected animations and ambient sound will materialize and change featuring vignettes and holographic sculpture. University of Minnesota Duluth Campus, 1201 Ordean Court.

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Intersections at Tweed Museum of Art

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm/Weds. - Fri. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm/Sat. & Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

INTERSECTIONS is a new exhibition derived from the museum collection, featuring a selection of contemporary artworks by 18 Minnesota-based Native artists, including George Morrison, Patrick Desjarlait, Carl Gawboy, Dyani White Hawk, and Andrea Carlson, among others whose artworks have continued to influence each other in recent decades. The exhibition is organized in consultation with Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie and includes Manifesto, a multi-media installation by Jonathan Thunder. Free and open to the public. University of Minnesota Duluth Campus, 1201 Ordean Court.

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Resident Artist Recital: Theodore Schoen, clarinet

Date: April 18
Time: 7:30 pm
(218) 726-8877 • Visit Website

Tickets: Adult $11 | Senior/Veteran $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4. Please note, all concert dates & times are subject to change. Held at Weber Music Hall on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1151 University Drive.

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Space: Time and Place Exhibition at Tweed Museum of Art

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm/Weds. - Fri. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm/Sat. & Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(218) 726-8222 • Visit Website

The exhibition features photographs selected from the Tweed Museum collection that demonstrate numerous ways in which photographic artists represent space in their imagery and how such compositions influence the viewer to become invested in and moved by the image. The photograph is not only a representation of an occurrence and something present at that time but an abstraction of the spacial dimension of time and place. Located on the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus at 1201 Ordean Court in Duluth.

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Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: varies by event
9218) 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!

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Lake Superior Art Glass Classes

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: varies by glass
(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!

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Middleshore Art Exhibit at Great Lakes Aquarium

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(218) 740-3474 • Visit Website

Abstract images of plants that resemble wave and water movements will be on display in the Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery inside the Great Lakes Aquarium. The exhibit, called Middleshore, features paintings by multi-media artist and Master Gardener Laura Hallen. They reveal how plants mimic surface waves, seiches and fetch patterns seen on the surface of water. Free to view the exhibit.

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The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: varies by class or course
(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 above for more information on these great classes.

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Oil Painting: Accordions Alla Prima with Matt Kania at Duluth Art Institute

Date: April 18
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(218) 733-7560 • Visit Website

The first class will feature a local accordion player from Superior's, The World of Accordions, whom will be our live model for the painting. Listen and learn about the beloved accordion and learn how to paint Alla Prima with local artist, Matt Kania. Painting Alla Prima is an Italian term which means "at first" and is also known as "direct painting" or "wet on wet" oil painting. Using this technique, you will complete an entire painting in 3 sessions without waiting for the paint layers to dry completely; focusing on shapes, color value, paint applications, and brush strokes. Whether you are a beginning or advanced oil painter, this class offers enough space to learn and grow with group and individual tutelage. Open to all levels. $125.00 for members/$175.00 for non-members.

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Finnish artist Sirpa Särkijärvi’s Exhibit at Joseph Nease Gallery

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: Gallery Hours
(218) 461-8380 • Visit Website

For the first time, Joseph Nease Gallery will feature an artist from outside the United States with an exhibition of over twenty new works from Finnish painter Sirpa Särkijärvi. Since opening in October 2017, the contemporary art gallery has facilitated artistic exchange in Duluth by bringing in artists from around the country, and in particular from throughout the Heartland and the Kansas City region, where owners Joseph and Karen Nease previously curated a gallery. The upcoming March 2019 exhibition, titled Transcriptions, will mark a sharp departure from this trend. Recognized for her dynamic style of acrylic painting, Särkijärvi is based in Turku, a city on the southwest coast of Finland about two hours west of the capital Helsinki. She was born in Muonio in the Lapland area of Finland north of the Arctic Circle. Särkijärvi’s travels have taken her far from Finland, where she is an established figure in the arts scene. Her work has been shown in Spain and Berlin and draws inspiration from her experiences in places as distant as Beijing and California. The title of the series of paintings she began to produce in 2015, Transcription, references her artistic process of soaking in the environments she visits before translating them to the canvas. Held at 23 West First Street in Duluth.

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Taste the Twin Ports Brewery Tour with the Duluth Experience THURSDAYS

Dates: March 21 - December 26
Time: 5:00 pm
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

Every Thursdays throughout! Taste The Twin Ports will quench your Thirsty Thursday cravings with an epic craft beer adventure. You'll experience behind-the-scenes VIP craft beer sampling at three local breweries - Fitger's Brewhouse, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, and Blacklist Artisan Ales - and meet the pioneers who have elevated the Twin Ports to its status as a must-visit craft beer destination. Discover an amazing diversity of craft beer styles from three artisan breweries focused on crafting unique small-batch brews with big Twin Ports flavors. Your Taste The Twin Ports Brewery Tour includes: Engaging interpretive tour with fun, expert guides Transportation on our comfortable & clean brew bus Behind-the-scenes VIP access at three Twin Ports breweries Four 5-ounce craft beer samples at each brewery Catered dinner provided by Toasty's Downtown Souvenir sample glass for each guest Complimentary snacks and water aboard the brew bus Lots of great photo opportunities *Please note that this tour is designed for adults 21+ years of age. Guests must have a valid and current ID to participate. $79.00

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Taste the Twin Ports Brewery Tour with the Duluth Experience - THURSDAYS

Dates: April 4 - April 25
Time: 5:00 pm
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

Every Thursday throughout the year! Taste The Twin Ports will quench your Thirsty Thursday cravings with an epic craft beer adventure. You'll experience behind-the-scenes VIP craft beer sampling at three local breweries - Fitger's Brewhouse, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, and Blacklist Artisan Ales - and meet the pioneers who have elevated the Twin Ports to its status as a must-visit craft beer destination. Discover an amazing diversity of craft beer styles from three artisan breweries focused on crafting unique small-batch brews with big Twin Ports flavors. Your Taste The Twin Ports Brewery Tour includes: Engaging interpretive tour with fun, expert guides Transportation on our comfortable & clean brew bus Behind-the-scenes VIP access at three Twin Ports breweries Four 5-ounce craft beer samples at each brewery Catered dinner provided by Toasty's Downtown Souvenir sample glass for each guest Complimentary snacks and water aboard the brew bus Lots of great photo opportunities *Please note that this tour is designed for adults 21+ years of age. Guests must have a valid and current ID to participate. $79.00.

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Lincoln Park Brewery Tour with the Duluth Experience - FRIDAYS

Dates: April 5 - April 26
Time: 5:00 pm
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

Happens every Friday throughout the year! The Lincoln Park Brew Tour focuses on the entrepreneurial energy driving a new wave of artisans & makers in the newly revitalized Lincoln Park Craft District. You'll go behind-the-scenes for VIP craft brew samplings at three local breweries - Lake Superior Brewing, Bent Paddle Brewing, and Ursa Minor Brewing - and discover why Lincoln Park is buzzing with energy. Get the inside scoop on the breweries that have created some of the best beer in Minnesota and top off the night with a delicious handmade Neapolitan-style pizza from Ursa Minor's wood fired pizza oven. Your Lincoln Park Brew Tour includes: Engaging interpretive tour with fun, expert guides Transportation on our comfortable & clean brew bus Behind-the-scenes VIP access at three Lincoln Park breweries Four 5-ounce craft beer samples at each brewery Handmade, Neapolitan-style pizza for each guest Souvenir sample glass for each guest Complimentary snacks and water aboard the brew bus Lots of great photo opportunities *Please note that this tour is designed for adults 21+ years of age. Guests must have a valid and current ID to participate. $79.00 per person.

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Saturday Morning Special Brew Tour with the Duluth Experience - SATURDAYS

Dates: April 6 - April 27
Time: 11:00 am
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

The Saturday Morning Special Brew Tour is the best way to connect with the breweries that are elevating the local craft beer scene by crafting unique perspectives on classic beer styles. You'll go behind-the-scenes for VIP craft brew sampling at three local breweries - Thirsty Pagan Brewing, Hoops Brewing, and Blacklist Artisan Ales - where you'll explore a variety of beer styles and experience the inspiration driving the innovation that has earned the Twin Ports its well-deserved reputation as the region's top craft beer destination. Your Saturday Morning Special Brewery Tour includes: Engaging interpretive tour with fun, expert guides Transportation on our comfortable & clean brew bus Behind-the-scenes VIP access at three Twin Ports breweries Four 5-ounce craft beer samples at each brewery Catered lunch provided by Toasty's Downtown Souvenir sample glass for each guest Complimentary snacks and water aboard the brew bus Lots of great photo opportunities *Please note that this tour is designed for adults 21+ years of age. Guests must have a valid and current ID to participate. $79.00 per person.

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Northern Lights Brew Tour with the Duluth Experience - SATURDAYS

Dates: April 6 - April 27
Time: 5:30 pm
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

The Northern Lights Brew Tour will connect you with the amazing brews and the rising stars who have helped catapult our local breweries to the forefront of our region's vibrant craft beer community. You'll go behind-the-scenes for VIP craft brew samplings at three local breweries - Earth Rider Brewing, Ursa Minor Brewing, and Canal Park Brewing - where you'll experience award-winning brews and tons of fun. Get the inside scoop on the breweries that have created some of the best beer in Minnesota and top off the night with a delicious meal at Canal Park Brewing. Your Northern Lights Brew Tour includes: Engaging interpretive tour with fun, expert guides Transportation on our comfortable & clean brew bus Behind-the-scenes VIP access at three Twin Ports breweries. Four 5-ounce craft beer samples at each brewery Dinner at Canal Park Brewing Souvenir sample glass for each guest Complimentary snacks and water aboard the brew bus Lots of great photo opportunities *Please note that this tour is designed for adults 21+ years of age. Guests must have a valid and current ID to participate. $79.00 per person.

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Duluth History and Sightseeing Tour with the Duluth Experience - FRIDAYS

Dates: April 5 - April 26
Time: 1:00 pm
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

The Duluth History & Sightseeing Bus Tour will take you back in time to explore the earliest stories from Duluth's rich history, the Indigenous cultures, early European settlers, north woods pioneers, and savvy tycoons, that help place Duluth’s present and future in a much more comprehensive context. You'll travel through Duluth and experience some of our best kept secrets - hand-picked by our City Tour Team. Whether you’re a die-hard history buff or simply interested in a new perspective on Duluth, the Duluth History & Sightseeing Bus Tour is for you! Your History & Sightseeing Experience includes: Engaging interpretive tour with fun, expert guides Transportation on our comfortable & clean tour bus Family friendly learning environment Scenic views with lots of great photo opportunities Complimentary snacks and water aboard the tour bus. $39.00 per person.

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Fat Tire Bike Adventure with the Duluth Experience - FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS

Dates: April 6 - April 28
Time: 2:00 pm
(218) 464-6337 • Visit Website

The Fat Tire Bike Adventure is a fun winter experience on Duluth's world class trail network. Designed for beginner and intermediate riders, this adventure is the perfect way to celebrate winter and explore The Duluth Traverse with fun, knowledgeable guides who know the terrain and have a passion for mountain biking. Don't hibernate this winter, let's ride! *This adventure is designed for fit guests who consider themselves as beginner, intermediate or experienced riders. Your Fat Tire Bike Adventure Includes: Transportation to/from the trail in our warm, comfortable adventure van High-quality fat tire bike (Rocky Mountain Blizzard 10) & helmet rental Fully supported ride with your local guide Tips & tricks for winter riding Complimentary snacks and hot cocoa to keep you fueled Scenic views and photo opportunities Information on winter ecology and The City of Duluth. $79.00 per rider.

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Outdoor Adventures with Day Tripper of Duluth!

Dates: April 1 - April 30
Time: varies by activity
(218) 390-1605 • Visit Website

Day Tripper of Duluth, LLC provides guided outdoor trips in the Duluth area, North Shore, South Shore and beyond. We offer a wide range of activities for small and large groups of all ages and ability levels in EVERY SEASON. Visit our website to see our full listing of trips and camping options. Come try fat biking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking on Lake Superior or improve your mountain biking technique and much more! Get outside, learn, enjoy with Day Tripper of Duluth.

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The Bunny Photo Experience at the Miller Hill Mall

Dates: April 5 - April 20
Time: mall hours
(218) 733-9101 • Visit Website

Save time and avoid the line with the Bunny’s FastPass! Now you can reserve your magical moment with Bunny online. The Bunny Photo Experience is at Barnes & Noble Court. Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion. “We love to hold family-friendly events and we always look forward to watching children have fun with the Bunny at Easter,” said Janet Fawcett at Miller Hill Mall.

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Blue Heron Trading Company Cooking Classes

Date: April 18
Time: 10:00 am
(218) 722-8799 • Visit Website

EXPERIMENTING WITH EGGS with Todd Whitesel. Instead of the usual scrambled eggs or over easy fried eggs, Todd will show you how to mix things up a bit with these more unusual ways to prepare eggs: Scotch Eggs (hard-boiled eggs wrapped in a sausage coating and deep fried); Spanish Potato & Egg Tortilla (one of the national dishes of Spain); and Kuku Sabsi (a baked Persian herb omelet with cranberries). $30.00 per person.