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Events Happening Today (September 25)

September

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The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: September 1 - September 30
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.

September

25

Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone

Dates: September 1 - September 30
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!

September

25

Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour

Dates: September 23 - September 25
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(218) 834-5281 • Visit Website

As crisp fall temperatures and colors fill the air in Northern Minnesota, the Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour embarks on its fifth year with a new route with many new and returning artists. The tour has a PDF printable map on the web site listed above. New artists are: Corine Buechner â€" Fibers, Painting, Mixed Media; Sarah Flicek â€" Jewelry; John Gregor â€" Photography; Lily Winter â€" Jewelry; Dirk Nelson â€" Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking; Esther Piszczek â€" Zentangle Drawing; Gail Rosenquist â€" Pottery; Paul Zolddahn â€" Pottery; Maria Brown â€" Ceramic Sculpture, and Karen Stombaugh â€" Pastels. Returning artists are: Bruce and Cynthia Lovold â€" Saddlerock Pottery; Doug Jackson â€" Wood design; Rose Kadera Vastila â€" Pottery/Sculpture; Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens â€" Painting; Helen Hartley â€" Sculpture/Painting; Phil Hartley â€" Photography; Nikki Johnson â€" Watercolor/Author/Illustrator; Shelley Getten â€" Printmaking/Poetry; Dave Gilsvik â€" Painting. The Tour will also have a new feature â€" “Pop-Up” Artists â€" these artists were added after our brochure went to press, and the curators of this year’s tour, Rose Kadera Vastila and Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens, want to keep these talented artists a “surprise” to visitors. This year, the actual “route” is more of a 20-mile radius give or take. Two of the curators, Rose and Sandi, are continuing to look for new artists as well as “opening up” the tour so that it is no longer just a “20 mile loop” through the woods. The studios/artists located in the woods still remain, but the tour has expanded to include John Gregor’s studio (also known as “Cold Snap Photography”) which is located up the shore and along Highway #3 (in the “woods”.) Local artists who are interested in the tour should contact the curators via our web site. The application is a juried process, giving the returning artists priority. Come and enjoy fine arts and crafts, music, refreshments and demonstrations in a “road less traveled” atmosphere along the majestic shoreline and woods of Lake Superior!

September

25

North Shore Scenic Railroad's Fall Colors Tour

Dates: September 23 - September 25
Time: 10:30 am
(218) 722-1273 • Visit Website

CNN named the 6-hour North Shore Fall Color Train Tours along Lake Superior the "Top 5 of the Top 10 in America!" Enjoy the changing colors as you travel to the historic town of Two Harbors, Minnesota. Total excursion time is six hours, with a 2-hour stop in Two Harbors where you're free to tour, shop, eat, and enjoy. Tickets are: $35.00 for adults/$20.00 for children. Reservations Suggested, Limited Seating! Entrance to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum is included with your ticket prior to departure.

September

25

Brunch on the Bay with Duluth Grill and Vista Fleet

Date: September 25
Time: 9:55 am
(218) 722-6218 • Visit Website

Enjoy a meal of Fresh Fruit Kabobs, Assorted Homemade Muffins and Scones, Made to Order Farm Fresh Eggs and Omelets, Carved Ham, Fresh Baked Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Caramel Apple French Toast with Real Whip Cream, Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, Bison Stroganoff with Egg Noodles, Organic Garden Greens Salad with Assorted Homemade Dressings, Fresh Baked Focaccia Bread and Dahls Dairy Butter. Also featured is a Mimosas and Bloody Mary Bar. Tickets are $39.95.

September

25

Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close at the Lake Superior Zoo

Dates: September 1 - September 30
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.

September

25

Open Glassblowing Class for 2 at Lake Superior Art Glass

Date: September 25
Time: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 • Visit Website

These classes are a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! They are just for two people, so we are letting you choose between making your own wine goblet or pendant necklace! To specify your choice, while in the process of checking out indicate in the "Note to Lake Superior Art Glass" text box which class, Pendant or Wine Goblet, you're signing up for. $118 covers the cost of materials and instruction for two students. Glass cools slowly in a kiln overnight and is available for pick up the next morning or can be shipped right to your door! Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled class to ensure a prompt start time. To register, visit the website above or call the number above. Held at 202 East Superior Street.

September

25

Solve Entertainment presents: Mycroft's Revenge

Dates: September 1 - September 30
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.

September

25

Duluth Superior Pride and Zeitgeist Arts present: Framing GLBT Lives

Dates: September 2 - September 30
Time: atrium hours
(218) 336-1416 • Visit Website

Illegal and invisible a century ago, the GLBT community has seen remarkable progress in the fight for civil rights and recognition in the United States. This exhibit offers a glimpse into how the community came together to change society and some of the ways Minnesota played a role in organizing and activism. This exhibit is based in part on materials in the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries. With millions of pages of content about the GLBT experience around the world, we are proud to offer you this curated sampling of some of the amazing stories in the archive. Opening reception on Friday, Sept 2nd at 7:00 pm. Held at 222 East Superior Street.

September

25

Create! Paint with On the Rocks Art Studio Today

Dates: September 1 - September 30
Time: Varies by day and activity
(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, bachlorette parties, or just for a fun night out.

September

25

The Duluth Playhouse presents: It Runs in the Family

Dates: September 22 - September 25
Time: Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm | Sunday @ 2pm
(218) 733-7555 • Visit Website

Set in a hospital, It Runs in the Family contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the lecture of his career. Or will he? Get ready to laugh until your funny bone hurts with this delightful and wonderfully wacky comedy! Tickets are $30.00 per person and the play is held at 506 West Michigan Street.

September

25

5th Annual Duluth Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Date: September 25
Time: TBA
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The Distinguished Gentleman’s ride, or DGR, is the world’s largest charitable motorcycle event, consisting of over 50,000 participants in 90 different countries, all dressing up and riding their vintage and classic motorcycles through their respective cities on the same day. All funds raised from this event go to the Men’s Health organization, this year focusing on prostate cancer research and suicide prevention programs. This is the fifth year for this event, and we are hoping for the biggest ride yet.

September

25

Engwalls Corn Maze

Dates: September 17 - October 30
Time: Saturdays and Sundays 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!
$8.00 Ages 12 & Up / $7.00 Under 12 Years / Under 24 Months = Free! Hayrides are $4. Held at 4749 Hermantown Rd, Hermantown, MN 55811

September

25

IT’S POLKA TIME! GRANDMA’S 41st OKTOBERFEST BEGINS

Dates: September 21 - September 25
Time: Wednesday, Spetember 21st at 11:30 am/resturant hours the rest of the week
(218) 727-2250 • Visit Website

Polka music is in the air. And Grandma’s Saloon & Grill in Canal Park will be turning up the volume kicking off the opening day of its 41st Oktoberfest! We invite everyone to join the festivities Wednesday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m. with Mayor Emily Larson tapping the ceremonial keg. Kick off week, from the 21st to the 25th is an all-out polka music festival surrounded by authentic German beer, food and fun. We’ve amped up the live entertainment to include nationally recognized acts as well as internationally acclaimed talent from across the globe. On opening day we will bring you the acclaimed Crazy George Schiltz who’s a recognized icon at Oktoberfests throughout the Midwest as well as a Leinenkugel beer television spokesman. Crazy George’s specialty is audience participation and he will have you singing in German in no time! But make sure you come back all week because the entertainment just keeps getting better. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are full days of music featuring the Oktoberfest All Stars, an illustrious and renowned group of musicians from near and far. Some featured musicians coming together to form the ultimate polka band are Joe Jagunich from the Joey J Duo Dance Band; Gasper Krek from Slovenia’s Got Talent; and Frank Bucar from the Singing Slovenes, just to name a few who will contribute to the all Star line up. Crazy George Schiltz is back on Sunday the 25th to close off the week. Grandma’s will come alive with the sounds of Oktoberfest! And the looks, tastes, and smells of Oktoberfest will also surround you at Grandma’s. The entire restaurant is converted to a German beer hall, complete with banners, streamers, gourds, pumpkins, cornstalks and fresh foliage from local farms. Added to our traditional restaurant fare is an extensive German menu featuring the likes of Schweineschnitzel, big German bratwurst, sweet Sauerbraten dinner, and assorted German breads and homemade apple crisp. And don’t forget the beer! There’s a vast selection of Oktoberfest brews including Duluth’s own Lake Superior Brewing; Regional Great Lakes Brewing; imported from Germany, Paulaner Marzen, and Spaten Oktoberfest. And if you don’t know which one to taste, try the Fall Beer Flight, inspired by Oktoberfest â€" a sampling of 4 of our favorites.