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Events Happening Today (December 13)

December

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Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone

Dates: December 1 - December 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!

December

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Lake Superior Art Glass Classes

Dates: December 1 - December 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!

December

13

Create! Paint with On the Rocks Art Studio Today

Dates: December 1 - December 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.

December

13

The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: December 1 - December 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.

New Touch pools at the Great Lakes Aquarium

December

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New Touch pools at the Great Lakes Aquarium

Dates: December 1 - December 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.

December

13

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

Dates: December 1 - December 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.

December

13

Bentleyville Tour of Lights - 15th Anniversary

Dates: December 1 - December 26
Time: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm/Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm -10:00 pm
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Come experience the magic, as America's largest free walk through lighting display takes over Bayfront Festival Park. Be amazed by the nationally recognizable displays, 128 foot LED tree, and the free hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies, and roasting marshmallows. Children 10 and under, who visit Santa, will receive a knit hat and a bag of cookies. Handicap accessible.

December

13

Pacific Northwest Native Art at Tweed

Dates: December 1 - December 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

A former Minnesota business leader, William J. Saul often traveled to the Pacific Northwest where he collected many contemporary Native artworks. In 2015, his wife Martha gifted a number of carved and painted masks and sculptures to the Tweed Museum. The niche exhibit will feature some of these essential works. University of Minnesota Duluth Campus, 1201 Ordean Court.

December

13

122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders

Dates: December 1 - December 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 artwork in the exhibition represents two years of planning and 60 Skype or in ¬person interviews involving ten residents from each of the five sister cities, including the mayor of each city. The large ¬scale paintings created by Labovitz in her studio are inspired by the spirited interview exchanges. Each of the artworks depicts an interpretative vision of the conversations that include faces, words, and descriptions of the experiences that relate to the individuals involved. **. Opening reception on October 25, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 pm. Free and open to the public. University of Minnesota Duluth Campus, 1201 Ordean Court.

December

13

Manifesto by Jonathan Thunder

Dates: December 1 - December 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

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.

December

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Intersections at Tweed Museum of Art

Dates: December 1 - December 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

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.

December

13

Duluth Playhouse presents: Beauty and the Beast

Dates: December 1 - December 16
Time: Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 pm/Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
(218) 733-7555 • Visit Website

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is the perfect holiday show to bring the family and community together as it performs in the evermore enchanting NorShor Theatre. Tickets range from $35.00 - $50.00.

December

13

Lincoln Park Farmers Market - The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month

Dates: December 1 - December 31
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
218-726-1665 ex. 223 • Visit Website

The Winter Lincoln Park Farmers Market aims to provide fresh, healthful, and affordable local foods in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. ***The Winter Market operates every first and third Thursdays, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, from November 1st to March 21st. Thanks to Hunger Solutions Minnesota and Essentia Health, SNAP customers are matched one-to-one, up to $15 dollars per market day, when using an EBT card at the market. Any children under 18 receive free $4 tokens to spend on produce through the Power of Produce (PoP) Club. The Winter Market will be held at the new Duluth Folk School in Lincoln Park. Vendors will be selling fresh meat, eggs, bread, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods, and hand crafted items. Held at Duluth Folk School, 1917 West Superior Street in Duluth.

December

13

Renegade Theater performs: Dear Elizabeth

Dates: December 13 - December 15
Time: 7:30 pm
(218) 336-1417 • Visit Website

From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing of their poems, their travel and daily illnesses, the pyrotechnics of their romantic relationships, and the profound affection they had for each other, these missives are the most intimate record available of both poets and one of the greatest correspondences in American literature. The playwright Sarah Ruhl fell in love with these letters and set herself an unusual challenge: to turn this thirty-year exchange into a stage play, and to bring to life the friendship of two writers who were rarely even in the same country. As innovative as it is moving, Dear Elizabeth gives voice to a conversation that lived mostly in writing, illuminating some of the finest poems of the twentieth century and the minds that produced them.

December

13

Joseph Nease Gallery: Holiday Pop-Up Super Shop

Dates: December 1 - December 31
Time: Gallery Hours
(218) 461-8380 • Visit Website

Joseph Nease Gallery is excited to be hosting a “Holiday Pop-Up Super Shop” of more affordable works, hand selected by our gallery curators just in time for this season of gift-giving! This Pop-up Super Shop offers smaller, more affordable works by artists both new and whom we have displayed over the last year, with a rotating display of new works from week to week through the month of December. Visitors can expect to see a beautifully curated collection of one of a kind and limited edition art pieces, while experiencing the concierge-level of customer service our gallery name has come to represent. In our Super Shop there are a variety of pieces to fit most any gift-giving budget, follow our Facebook page to see what’s coming up each week, and then come in to talk with our gallery curators who will help you find those meaningful and perfect gifts for the special people in your life! 23 West 1st Street in Duluth.

December

13

4th annual Christmas Lighting Challenge

Dates: December 1 - December 31
Time: Night time
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Families can view and see a map of the registered lighting displays and vote for their favorites online. Prizes will be awarded December 21st for the categories of: “Best Home” and “Best Business” in each city which include Duluth, Superior & Cloquet. There will also be an additional prize for “Best Home” overall, folks can also vote for their favorite “Master”. “Best City” will also be a voting category, along with a new category “Grand Master” with no official prize being rewarded but recognition and bragging rights. A full list of lighting displays, an interactive map and voting can be found at the web site listed above.