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Events Happening Today (July 23)

July

23

The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All

Dates: July 1 - July 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.

July

23

Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone

Dates: July 1 - July 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!

July

23

All Pints North Summer Brew Fest

Date: July 23
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Visit the beautiful shores of Lake Superior to celebrate craft beer from Minnesota breweries and brewpubs of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, plus select regional craft brands. Meet the brewers and enjoy craft beers, plus food vendors, live music, craft beer education and much more at Bayfront Festival Park! Tickets on sale April 12th at noon.

July

23

Plein Air Duluth Exhibition

Dates: July 15 - July 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.

July

23

The Duluth Playhouse presents: Rock of Ages

Dates: July 20 - July 24
Time: Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 pm/Sunday at 2:00 pm
(218) 733-7555 • Visit Website

The party's been raging hard at the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood. Aspiring rock star Drew long to be the next big thing (and pines for Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas, with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy tale is about to end when developers sweep in with plans to turn it into another capitalist strip mall. This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and more! Held at 506 West Michigan Street.

July

23

North Shore Scenic Railroad's Wine Tasting Dinner Train

Date: July 23
Time: 6:30 pm
(218) 722-1273 • Visit Website

Enjoy a variety of delicious wines specially selected to pair with fine food from Executive Chef of the JJ Astor Restaurant in Duluth. Excursion is about 2.5 hours. All tickets $65.00 Reservations Required, Very limited seating!

July

23

Big Top Chautauqua Shows

Dates: July 1 - July 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.

July

23

Lake Superior Classic & Custom Boat Show

Date: July 23
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The show features wooden, metal, and fiberglass vintage boats of all kinds: pulling boats, power boats, sailing boats, canoes, and kayaks. The public is invited to vote for "Best Of" in four boat classes as well as a "Peoples Choice" award for best in show. Old Time Fiddle and Banjo Music by Four Mile Portage. Free to attend and held at Barker's Island Marina in Superior, WI.

July

23

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

Dates: July 1 - July 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.

July

23

All This is True Exhibit at Tweed Museum of Art

Dates: July 1 - July 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.

July

23

Vance Gellert: Iron Country Exhibit at Tweed Museum

Dates: July 1 - July 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.

July

23

Lake Superior Art Glass - Open Class for two

Date: July 23
Time: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:00 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! $118 covers the cost of materials and instruction for two students. To register, visit the website above or call. Held at 202 East Superior Street.

July

23

Martin DeWitt Art Show

Dates: July 1 - July 31
Time: Atrium Hours
(218) 336-1416 • Visit Website

Martin DeWitt is Professor Emeritus in the School of Art & Design, Western Carolina University. He was Founding Director and Curator of the Fine Art Museum/WCU and formerly Director and Curator of the Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth. Define place: explore the nature of space and time, seek out the source of light, react to change and the experience. The intangibles of time and space have played out inspiring his work. Layered histories and cultural memory have surfaced, often metaphorically, as well as the space forming potential of ambiguous visual elements that randomly push color interaction. Throw in essential life experiences to conjure up an expressive response taking shape, form and idea in these current and future works, large and small. Free and held at 222 East Superior Street.

July

23

Renegade Theater Company presents: Marie Antoinette

Dates: July 21 - July 23
Time: 8:00 pm
(218) 336-1416 • Visit Website

The worlds of high fashion and modern self-obsession collide with revolutionary-era France in this contemporary take on the original spoiled little rich girl. Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the Royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!" in the streets. For their regional premiere, Renegade Theater Company transforms the Teatro Zuccone into a high-fashion runway complete with state-of-the-art lights, sound and projections. It's the French Revolution as it's never been told before. It's a production unlike anything Renegade Theater Company has attempted before. And you're going to lose your head over it. $20.00 for adults /$17.00 for students and seniors /$10.00 Thursday tickets at the door for students, seniors and artists. Held at 222 East Superior Street.

July

23

Eric Andersen with Scarlet Rivera and Friends - Rolling Thunder Reunion

Date: July 23
Time: 7:30 pm
218-726-8561 • Visit Website

Eric Andersen with Scarlet Rivera and Friends including Steve Addabbo, Cheryl Prashker, Lonnie Knight, Reid Papke and Gene LaFond. Tickets $40.00 in advance; $45.00 at the door and limited number of $75.00 VIP tickets also available. Held in Weber Music Hall on the campus of UMD.

July

23

Duluth Art Institue presents: Ephemeral Poetry

Date: July 23
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(218) 733-7560 • Visit Website

The event is dedicated to working with other poets on the process of writing, without a focus on the end product. The free workshop is related to Tim White’s current In and Out of Context exhibition at the Duluth Art Institute’s galleries downtown, featuring the words of 21 regional wordsmiths paired with White’s black-and-white photography. Held at DAI’s Lincoln Building, 2229 West 2nd Street.

July

23

MUSICAL THEATER BURLESQUE: Zenith City Cabaret + Duluth Dolls + Nine

Date: July 23
Time: 9:00 pm
218-590-8670 • Visit Website

An evening of burlesque entertainment with The Duluth Dolls, accompanied by some of Duluth’s finest musical theater performers from the Zenith City Cabaret! Tickets are Students $10 (with valid student ID) Adults $15.00. Held at the Underground, 506 West Michigan Street.

July

23

Taste of Greece Festival

Dates: July 23 - July 24
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
(218) 348-9914 • Visit Website

This event features Greek music and dancing, as well as a marketplace and boutique. Enjoy many Greek food items: lamb, souvlaki, Athenian chicken, gyros, spanakopita, pastichio, dolmades, Greek pastries and much more. Free admission. Held at Marshall School, 1215 Rice Lake Road in Duluth.