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Events Happening Today (August 16)

August

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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

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Lake Superior Art Glass Classes

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: varies by 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!

August

16

Create! Paint with On the Rocks Art Studio Today

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: varies by class
(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.

August

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The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: varies by class
(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.

August

16

The Underground presents: The Toxic Avenger

Dates: August 16 - August 18
Time: 7:30 pm
(218) 733-7555 • Visit Website

The Toxic Avenger takes The Underground by storm! Armed with phenomenal strength, a mutant superhero is out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the prettiest, blindest librarian in town. Based on the 1984 cult classic film, this side-splitting monster of a musical comedy boasts music by David Bryan (keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi). You’re sure to fall in love with this “big green freak!” Held at 506 west Michigan Street.

August

16

The Children's Theatre presents: West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet

Dates: August 16 - August 19
Time: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00 pm/Sunday 2:00 pm
(218) 733-7555 • Visit Website

West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet perform in rep by the Children’s Theatre Teen Intensive troupe. Star-crossed lovers are separated by their allegiances but serve to unite the two shows. The hit musical West Side Story is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Both versions of the tragic romance are performed by teens with all the quotable lines from The Bard and memorable songs of Bernstein and Sondheim including “Maria”, “America”, and “I Feel Pretty.” Performed by actors ages 13-18. Held at 506 West Michigan Street.

August

16

Murder on the Disoriented Express aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad

Dates: August 13 - August 17
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. Adults (16+): $79.00. Reservations Required.

New Touch pools at the Great Lakes Aquarium

August

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New Touch pools at the Great Lakes Aquarium

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(218) 740-3474 • Visit Website

New animal encounter experience, Feel Connected. Three new touch pools will feature sharks, crabs, sea stars, jellyfish and more! Held at the Great Lakes Aquarium, 353 Harbor Drive in Duluth.

August

16

Thursday Evenings with Kate & Bill Isles at the Boat Club

Date: August 16
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(218) 727-4880 • Visit Website

Live Music outside on the Lakeside patio at the Boat Club. Held at 600 East Superior Street.

August

16

Big Top Chautauqua Shows

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: varies by show
(715) 373-5552 • 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. Suitable for the whole family. Free shuttle from Bayfield, Washburn, and Ashland. Great fun for the whole family.

August

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Tweed Museum of Art - TREASURES FROM HOME: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GIFTS FROM COLLECTORS

Dates: August 1 - August 19
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 highlights some of the newest donated artworks acquisitioned into the already impressive permanent collection. Held in the Main Gallery. Located on the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus at 1201 Ordean Court in Duluth.

August

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Tweed Museum of Art - QUIET SIMPLICITY: LIFE IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY AMERICA

Dates: August 1 - August 31
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 highlights works by some of the most beloved artists in the Tweed Museum's permanent collection of American paintings from the 19th and 20th century. Located on the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus at 1201 Ordean Court in Duluth.

August

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Tweed Museum of Art - IN SOLIDARITY: REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN OF PRINT

Dates: August 1 - August 31
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 prints from such revolutionary women as Nancy Spero, Emma Amos, Judy Chicago, Corita Kent, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, among others who inspired future generations. Held in the special exhibition gallery. On the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus at 1201 Ordean Court in Duluth.

August

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Tweed Museum of Art - MCTAVISH CHANCE

Dates: August 1 - August 31
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

This site-specific installation is a synergetic installation, composed of six networked machine quartets that combines code, image, and sound to create a cross-sensory experience that seeks to investigate what it “feels” like to inhabit a multitheaded system. Held in the sax gallery. On the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus at 1201 Ordean Court in Duluth.

August

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Music in the HART

Date: August 16
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
(218) 727-8549 • Visit Website

Featuring Black River Revue. Concerts are free and open to the public. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, including Blacklist Beer. Held in Lake Place Park

August

16

St. Louis County Historical Society Presents: “Lunch with the History People

Date: August 16
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
(218) 733-7568 • Visit Website

Author Chad Lewis has explored the paranormal and bizarre happenings around the world for over twenty years. Over the years he has spoken for the Society’s Lunch with the History People program on ghosts, gangsters, mysterious creatures and bizarre burial beliefs. Chad will be back with his presentation called “UFO Minnesota - Watch the Sky.” According to Chad, “Minnesota has a rich history of UFO and alien encounters. Each year hundreds of people witness something in the sky that they can’t explain.” Chad will recount stories of people who say they have actually seen aliens. The event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) at 506 West Michigan Street in Duluth.

August

16

St. Louis County Civil War Exhibit

Dates: August 1 - August 31
Time: 9:00 am- 6:00pm
(218) 733-7586 • Visit Website

The St. Louis County Historical Society is pleased to announce a short-term exhibit - The 18 - honoring the eighteen volunteers from St. Louis County who served during the Civil War. These men were instrumental in fostering the growth of the county. Some names are more recognizable, such as Leonidas Merritt, who walked together with Uriah S. Ayers from Duluth to St. Paul to enlist in 1864. All 18 volunteers are covered in this eight-panel exhibit, before, during, and after the Civil War. The exhibit is located just outside the main doors to the Historical Society, located in the historic Depot building, 506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth.

August

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Learn to Row with Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Date: August 16
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmm
(218) 726-4834 • Visit Website

This Adaptive Rowing Event is designed for people ages 12 - adult. No rowing experience necessary; all equipment, boat captains, and boats are provided!