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October 2012

Oct 1st: Ovation Guest Artist Series: Five by Design in Club Swing
Time: 7:30 pm
As “one of the best pops performances of the season," according to the New York Times, Five by Design has been entertaining audiences since 1986. Touring nationally with a variety of shows from “Club Swing” to “Radio Days” and “Ultra Lounge Show” this group will showcase their talents in a performance guaranteed to entertain. Tickets are Adult $19, Senior $17, Student $5. Held in Weber Music Hall
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa/

Oct 1st- Oct 31st: Tweed Museum of Art presents: "Wayne Miller On Sight: A Photographic Retrospective"
Time: Tues 9 am -8pm, Wed -Fri 9am -4:30 pm, Sat & Sun 1 pm-5pm
The new work from the artist collective Blind Squab is a retrospective exhibition of documentary photographs by Wayne Miller. Free and open to the public.
Call (218) 726-8222
http://www.d.umn.edu/tma

Oct 1st- Oct 31st: Veterans Memorial Hall presents: "Allie's Picks, Newest Intern Exhibit"
Time: Mon-Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm/Sun 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Allie's picks is named after the intern who created it, Allie Melander. The Exhibit will feature ten great artifacts from the Veterans Memorial Hall collection, from the Civil War up to the Global War on Terror. Held at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (Depot) 506 West Michigan Street.
Call (218) 733-7500
http://www.vets-hall.org

Oct 1st- Oct 31st: Waterfront Gallery presents: Rock Art Exhibit
Time: Gallery Hours
Like Rocks? Waterfront Gallery's Lake Superior inspired Rock Art exhibit. A hands-on approach is the goal of the artists exhibiting at the Waterfront Gallery's fall show. Each exhibiting artist has a special regard for the beauty of the rocks and stones of the Lake Superior Basin, and has incorporated them into art that is functional and inspirational. Held at Waterfront Gallery at 632 First Avenue in Two Harbors, MN.
Call (218) 834-0756
http://www.waterfront-gallery.com

Oct 2nd: Britain/Moore Duo
Time: 7:30 pm
The Britain/Moore Duo’s marimba and steel pan combination was described in a 1993 Percussive Notes review as “unique.” The pan/marimba combination has been adopted by many, but the duo still has their own sound. Tickets are Adult $8, Senior $7, Student $5, UMD Student $3. Held in Weber Music Hall.
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 2nd: Open Mic Night
Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 2nd: Tutti Sono Benvenuti! Italian Conversation Group
Time: 6:00 pm
Sharpen your Italian speaking skills. This is a casual and fun conversation group. All levels of proficiency are welcome from beginner to native speaker. It's a great opportunity to get together and chat in Italian. Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 2nd: Tweed Museum of Art presents: "Wayne Miller on Sight" Opening Reception
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Catered Reception & Music. Free and open to the public with Piano Music Courtesy of Patrick Colvin. Special guest Paul Berlanga. Held at Tweed Museum of Art at 1201 Ordean Court on the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus.
Call 218-729-8222
http://www.d.umn.edu/tma

Oct 2nd: Visual Culture Lecture Series: Paul Berlanga
Time: 6:00 pm
Held in Montague 70 Lecture Hall on The UMD Campus. FREE and open to the public Sponsored by: UMD Art + Design, UMD School of Fine Arts, Duluth Tweed Museum of Art.
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 3rd: Bluegrass Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 3rd: Duluth Art Institute featured classes: Oil Painting: Smooth, Shiny Surfaces
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wendy Rouse has perfected the art of smooth, reflective oil painting surfaces; her artwork is always a standout in the DAI’s Membership show. Now you can learn her unique process from start to finish. Bring your own subject matter (still life, abstract, or portrait) and transform it with a whole new layer of possibilities. Previous oil painting experience is required. $130 ($156 non-members)
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitue.org

Oct 4th: 2012 New Music Festival at Weber Music Hall
Time: 7:30 pm
New Music Festival: Jennifer Fauré, violin; Raul Fauré, viola; Olga Redkina, cello 20th Century and Contemporary Music for String Trio. Tickets are Adult $19, Senior $17, Student $3.
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 4th: Celtic Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 4th: Local version of “Antiques Road Show”
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The St. Louis County Historical Society is excited to announce a new workshop called “What’s It Worth?” The workshop is modeled after PBS’s popular program “Antiques Road Show.” The Society is inviting members of the public to come have their family treasures orally appraised by a group of professional appraisers. Participants will receive free admission to the entire Depot complex, which includes the Duluth Art Institute, Lake Superior Railroad Museum and, of course, the exhibits of the St. Louis County Historical Society. In addition, they will each be given a complimentary one-year Individual Membership to the St. Louis County Historical Society in celebration of its 90-year anniversary. Most important, participants will have the privilege of attending an antiques workshop where several appraisers with a variety of specialties—from a gun expert to a textile expert to a generalist—will be available to appraise objects. Each participant will be allowed to bring up to five items to be orally appraised. In addition, five experts will give brief presentations concerning antiques: The cost for the workshop will be $25. Held at Great Hall in the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot)
Call (218) 310-5356
http://www.thehistorypeople.org

Oct 4th: Vista Fleet Brews Cruise featuring Oktoberfest with Capital Brewing
Time: 6:00 pm boarding starts
All aboard the Vista Star for a two hour cruise. Featuring a four course dinner served by Blackwoods and paired with delicious brews. $64.95
Call (218) 722-6218
http://www.vistafleet.com

Oct 4th- Oct 6th: The Duluth Playground presents "November" part of Mamet Madness
Time: 7:30 pm
The plot of this Show has an incumbent president wrestling with the issues of the moment while attempting to keep hold of the reins of power. Billed as a comedy, November centers on President Charles Smith several days before his second election. The action unfolds over one day and involves civil marriage, gambling casinos, lesbians, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions. This play, which is described as "three men in a room trying to work things out," was inspired by the absurdity of the presidentially pardoned turkeys every Thanksgiving. Tickets are $15. Held at Duluth Playground at 11 East Superior Street.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Oct 4th- Oct 6th: William A. Irvin "Haunted Ship Tours"
Time: Thurs 6:30 pm-10 pm/ Fri 6:30 pm-10:30 pm/Sat 4 pm-10:30 pm
Also held October 11-13, 17-20, 25-27, 30-31.
Are you ready for a real scare? Here’s the place for it; but we warn you, tour if you dare. Each year, for the month of October the Irvin transforms itself into a haunted ship, where the ghosts come alive. Your worst nightmares will come to life and it will seem like they will never end. During the self guided tour, you’ll see how the once historic ore ship has been flipped inside out to reveal its true identity. The haunting of the Irvin is not just a rumor, mysterious sightings have been recorded. Don’t be too sure the flickering lights and slamming doors are part of the act, our ghosts may appear at any time. Walking through the dark, eerie hallways you’ll get the feeling that you’re never alone, because you won’t be. In this ship, no place is safe. No child under the age of 12 will be admitted without a parent. Parental guidance is suggested. Not handicapped accessible.
Call (218) 722-7876
http://duluthhauntedship.com/

Oct 5th: Live music featuring A Winter Downpour and Lions & Creators
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $5.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 5th: Live Music with Auror & Her Good Intentions
Time: 9:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 5th: Summer Gallery Stroll
Time: 4 pm-7 pm
Special artists featured each month. Participating galleries include Blue Lake Gallery, Sivertson's Gallery and Waters of Superior.
Call (218) 725-0034

Oct 5th: The DECC Auditorium presents: Jerry Seinfeld
Time: 7:00 pm
America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the DECC Auditorium. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2012. This show is on sale Friday, August 17 at 10am!
Call 1-800-745-3000
http://www.decc.org

Oct 5th: TJ and Grandma's Sports Garden presents: Hip Hop at the Garden
Time: Doors open at 9:30 pm and show at 10:00 pm
Live music featuring Audio Perm, The Taz and more. Tickets for students are 1/2 price with student ID.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.grandmasrestaurants.com/sportsgarden/

Oct 5th- Oct 7th: Engwall's Corn Maze
Time: check the website for times
Corn Maze and related activities. Fun for the whole family! $7 per person. Held at Engwall’s Garden Center.
Call (218) 727-1177
http://www.engwallscornmaze.com

Oct 5th- Oct 7th: Fall Colors Tour aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Time: 10:30 am
Enjoy the changing colors as you travel to historic Two Harbors, Minnesota. This is a six hour trip up the North Shore to Two Harbors with a two-hour layover. Adults: $33.00, Children: $19.00 Reservations Suggested - Limited Seating
Call (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Oct 6th: Bluesology 101 (A history of BLues)
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $5.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 6th: Duluth Public Library presents: "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites" Grand Opening
Time: 10:00 am
The festivities will include stories read by Duluth Mayor Don Ness and Minnesota State Representative Mary Murphy. Fun activities, guided by library and Duluth Children’s Museum staff, will take place in the library Green Room throughout the day. Children and families can also join in harvest dances led Terrence Smith outside on the Library Plaza. Held at Duluth public library at 520 West Superior Street.
Call (218) 730-4236
http://www.duluth.lib.mn.us

Oct 6th: Lake Superior Brewing Oktoberfest
Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm/7:00 pm - 11:00 pm music
Come celebrate Oktoberfest with Lake Superior Brewing at Clyde Iron Works! Taste our World Beer Championship Gold Medal award-winning Oktoberfest! Enjoy special food menu by Clyde and hear music by the Fractals. $5 cover charge includes one free beer in the event center. Event held at Clyde Iron Event Center - 2920 W. Michigan Street
Call (218) 723-4000
http://www.lakesuperiorbrewing.com/news.html

Oct 6th: Live Music with Teague Alexy
Time: 9:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 6th: UMD Theatre Department presents: Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theatre
Time: 7:30 pm
Nationally-recognized performance company based in Minneapolis. “The Pimsler Company is known for capturing with humor and compassion the spectacle of everyday life.” – Michael Casper, Columbus Art "Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater's terrific company of actor-dancers speak with their bodies and move with their voices. They can sing, bring Pimsler's smart and witty text to life, and tell you more about living in our times than most performers who strut and fret their hour upon the stage" - Linda Shapiro, City Pages
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 6th- Oct 7th: Wagon Rides at Spirit Mountain
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy traditional horse-drawn Wagon Rides at the Spirit Mountain Adventure Park! Only $5 per ride, per person (Children 3 and younger ride for FREE with paid adult.
Call (218) 628-2891
http://www.spiritmt.com/adventure-park/alpine-coaster/u_terrortwister.html

Oct 7th: Duluth Clydesdales Jr. Hockey Team vs. Fort Frances Lakers
Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets are $8 adult/ $5 student & senior/ 5 & under FREE with paid adult. Held at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center.
Call (218) 461-4001
http://www.DuluthClydesdales.com

Oct 7th: Grandma's Sports Garden presents: Vikings Sunday
Time: 3:25 pm
Multiple big screen action, interactive games & prizes, Bud Light beer specials, chance to win Vikes tickets, and food & drink specials. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden at 425 Lake Avenue South.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.grandmasrestaurants.com/sportsgarden/family.htm

Oct 7th: Live Music with Andrew Huber
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 7th: The Zinema, Zeitgeist Arts, and The Free Range Film Festival present the screening of "The Emigrants"
Time: 5:00 pm
The next film in our Minnesota Stories series is The Emigrants, a Swedish film from 1971 about a group from Smaland migrating to Minnesota in the 19th Century. The film stars Bergman favorites Liv Ullman and Max VonSydow and was nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Picture. Before the film we have a short talk from a local film writer giving more background information for the movie. A powerful, compelling, and influential film about Minnesota in the late 1800s, this is a very rare screening of a film that is incredibly important to Minnesota. The series is brought to you by Zeitgeist Arts with help from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the Duluth News Tribune.
Call (218) 722-7300
http://www.zeitgeistarts.com/zinema-2

Oct 7th- Oct 9th: St. Louis County Health & Human Service Conference
Time:
Held at the DECC.
Call

Oct 8th: Live music featuring Grayshot and Jeff Johnson
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $5.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 8th: Live Music with Jason Wussow & Friends
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 8th- Oct 31st: The Duluth Public Library presents: "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites "
Time: Library Hours
Duluth-area children will have a chance to walk into the worlds of three beloved picture books. This free traveling exhibit will be on display in the main library’s Gold Room and Youth Services area.Storyland is a statewide traveling exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum. Held at Duluth public library at 520 West Superior Street.
Call 218-730-4200
http://www.duluth.lib.mn.us

Oct 9th: Moose Lake Historical Area Society Antique Appraisals
Time: 1 pm
Steve Wesely of Cresent Auctioneering shares information and an estimate of value for items brought in. Please bring only 2 items per person. No charge for watching or for members of the MLAHS. Come see our local version of Antiques Road Show. $2 donation for appraisals. Held at the Moose Lake Depot Annex.
Call (218) 485-4159

Oct 9th: Open Mic Night
Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 10th: Bluegrass Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 10th: Duluth Art Institute featured classes: Oil Painting: Smooth, Shiny Surfaces
Time: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Wendy Rouse has perfected the art of smooth, reflective oil painting surfaces; her artwork is always a standout in the DAI’s Membership show. Now you can learn her unique process from start to finish. Bring your own subject matter (still life, abstract, or portrait) and transform it with a whole new layer of possibilities. Previous oil painting experience is required. $130 ($156 non-members)
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitue.org

Oct 10th: Open Mic Night
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 10th- Oct 11th: Duluth Lion's Apple Harvest Sale
Time: Wed 5 pm-8 pm/Thurs 12 pm-8 pm
Lions sell Bayfield Cortland apples with pick-up in October. All profits returned to community to support hearing, sight and youth diabetes. $10 a peck/$40 a bushel. Held at the Mall K-Mart parking lot.
Call (218) 349-3728

Oct 11th: Blaze it Battle (MC & DJ Battle)
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $5.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 11th: Celtic Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 11th: Duluth Art Institue featured classes: Felted Hats
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Learn the art of seamless wool felting as you create your own custom-made hat; it’s colorful art for your head! Inspired by the nomadic felt making traditions of Central Asia, Mary Reichert has opened the Otlak Felt Studio & Clothing in Canal Park, where this class will be held. $50 ($60 non-members) + $15 supply fee paid to instructor.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitue.org

Oct 11th: St. Louis County Historical Society presents a Culture and Cuisine dinner program event
Time: 5:30 pm - Social Hour
“Italian American History and Heritage in Duluth and St. Louis County”. Event is co-sponsored by the Italian American Club of Duluth. Please join us for an evening of authentic Italian cuisine, a five-course meal including substantial antipasto arrangements, provided by Rich Cuisine. Wine tasting will be provided by Super One Liquor and a cash bar will also be available. The cost is $35.00 and includes a free pass to the Depot for a future visit for all dinner guests at a time of their choice. The Honorable John DeSanto, 6th District Court Judge, will give the featured presentation on Italian American history in Duluth – “Little Italy – Big Influence”- with the assistance of local historian and author Tony Dierckins. I’Cantatori (“The Singers”), a Range based men’s singing group known throughout the region, will provide the musical entertainment.
Call (218) 733-7568
http://www.thehistorypeople.org

Oct 11th: The Duluth Art Institute presents: Artist Dialogue
Time: 5:30 pm
Eric Dubnicka and Jeremy Schock collaborated on artwork together and now they try and share the stage. A curator led discussion in the DAI galleries with these two artists will focus on the artistic process and the joys and pitfalls of collaboration. Free
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.DuluthArtInstitute.org

Oct 11th- Oct 13th: Renegade Theater Company presents "Ghost Light"
Time: 8 pm
One cold October night at the height of vaudeville a small theater played host to a young magician and his brand-new act. But when the lights went out, the audience was treated not to magic, but murder. Now, 100 years later, the theater has become a tourist trap, the centerpiece of a tour highlighting the city’s most ‘haunted’ spots. When a group of young tour guides are forced to spend the night locked inside, they’ll come face to face with things they can’t explain and find themselves in a life and death struggle to see the sunrise. Renegade teams up with renowned Minneapolis illusionist Sean Phillips to create never before seen feats of magic and special effects that will power this pulse-pounding production. Using sleight-of-hand, misdirection and the latest in sound and light technology, we will take you on a terrifying journey through the longest night of 4 young people’s lives. Held at Teatro Zuccone.
Call (218) 336-1414 (box office)
http://www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Oct 11th- Oct 13th: The Duluth Playground presents "November" part of Mamet Madness
Time: 7:30 pm
The plot of this Show has an incumbent president wrestling with the issues of the moment while attempting to keep hold of the reins of power. Billed as a comedy, November centers on President Charles Smith several days before his second election. The action unfolds over one day and involves civil marriage, gambling casinos, lesbians, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions. This play, which is described as "three men in a room trying to work things out," was inspired by the absurdity of the presidentially pardoned turkeys every Thanksgiving. Tickets are $15. Held at Duluth Playground at 11 East Superior Street.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Oct 11th- Oct 13th: UMD Theatre presents: "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?"
Time: 7:30 pm
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? is a rollicking musical that captures the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the challenging obstacles of adolescence. Both hilarious and poignant, each song will tickle the funny bone or warm the heart of anyone who ever went to school, public or private. Mainstage Theatre at Marshall Performing Arts Center
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 11th- Oct 13th: William A. Irvin "Haunted Ship Tours"
Time: Thurs 6:30 pm-10 pm/ Fri 6:30 pm-10:30 pm/Sat 4 pm-10:30 pm
Also held October 17-20, 25-27, 30-31.
Are you ready for a real scare? Here’s the place for it; but we warn you, tour if you dare. Each year, for the month of October the Irvin transforms itself into a haunted ship, where the ghosts come alive. Your worst nightmares will come to life and it will seem like they will never end. During the self guided tour, you’ll see how the once historic ore ship has been flipped inside out to reveal its true identity. The haunting of the Irvin is not just a rumor, mysterious sightings have been recorded. Don’t be too sure the flickering lights and slamming doors are part of the act, our ghosts may appear at any time. Walking through the dark, eerie hallways you’ll get the feeling that you’re never alone, because you won’t be. In this ship, no place is safe. No child under the age of 12 will be admitted without a parent. Parental guidance is suggested. Not handicapped accessible.
Call (218) 722-7876
http://duluthhauntedship.com/

Oct 11th- Oct 14th: Terror Twister Haunted Coaster Rides
Time: Thurs-Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm/Sun 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ride the Haunted Coaster at Spirit Mountain if you dare! Alpine Coaster will be CLOSED these days from 6-7pm to unleash the demons of the forest!!! TERROR TWISTER TICKET INFO: Single Rider Tickets - $8 Double Rider Tickets - $12 SAVE Big: 10-packs for only $60!
Call (218) 628-2891
http://www.spiritmt.com/adventure-park/alpine-coaster/u_terrortwister.html

Oct 11th- Oct 31st: Duluth Art Institute presents: "Instant Love, Polaroid, Land Cameras, and the Impossible Project
Time: gallery hours
Vinyl records, hipstamatic i-phone apps, Wes Anderson and bangs – what is it with nostalgia and contemporary culture. This fall the Duluth Art Institute is highlighting the wistful love for the antiquated, and everfascinating, ‘instant’ print. Ever since American inventor and physicist Edward Land introduced his Model 95 camera in 1948, artists and amateurs alike have been experimenting with the expansive possibilities this technology provides. Instant Love features Polaroid prints as well as prints made with film from “The Impossible Project” a company that is trying to reinvent the beloved instant formula from scratch. Community members, professional artists, and camera nerds are all part of the show.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org/

Oct 12th: 2012 Annual Weber Concert
Time: 7:30 pm
Annual Weber Concert. Held in Weber Music Hall. All seats $15 (reserved seating)
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 12th: Grandma's Sports Garden presents: Johnny Holm Band
Time: Doors at 9:00 pm/Showtime at 10:00 pm
Mayhem that masquerades as a rock band. 3 -4 hour non-stop from the first song until the last encore. This is a 21+ show with at $10.00 cover charge. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden, 525 Lake Avenue South.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://thesportsgarden.com

Oct 12th: Live Music featuring Preston Gunderson, Ryan Van Slooten, and Curren Effinger
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $5.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 12th: Live Music with Matthew Griswold
Time: 9:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 12th: Lunch with the History People Special Evening Edition
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dig into the grave side of Minnesota’s history with Adam Nori and his fellow members of the Minnesota Paranormal Study Group in “Haunted Minnesota!” MNPSG will share their ghostly explorations of Minnesota, primarily focusing on St. Louis County. Learn what they have unearthed with their “specialized equipment.” At the conclusion of the program, MNPSG shall invite guests to tell their own tales of ghostly encounters. The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group(MNPSG) of Hibbing, Minnesota is a non-profit, which investigates haunting claims. There will be theater style seating (no tables). Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations). Admittance to this event is free to the public. ARCO coffee is provided. The event will be held in the Great Hall, on the main floor (3rd floor) of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN.
Call (218) 733-7568
http://www.thehistorypeople.org

Oct 12th- Oct 14th: Change of Pace Dinner Theatre presents: "Ole and Lena's Wedding"
Time: varies by day
DON'T MISS OUT! Change of Pace's original script, "Ole & Lena's Wedding" opens for a two weekend run at Midi! Same great script, with many new cast members! Come see it, or see it again! This will be our final public run of this show, before offering it exclusively for touring and private parties. All of Ole & Lena’s friends and relatives (that means you!) are invited to attend when they tie the knot at the Lutheran church in northern Minnesota. Then they’ll have a reception, complete with hotdish and jello (and that fancy food that Midi has the fixin’s for). There’s gonna be a polka party and everything. (But a guy doesn’t hafta dance if he’d doesn't feel like it.) You might want to change into your good clothes. Whatever. FRIDAY $40 Includes dinner, show, tax, tip, dessert! Doors open at 6:30, Wedding at 7:00. Reception to follow. SATURDAY $45 Includes dinner, show, tax, tip, dessert! Doors open at 6:00, Wedding at 6:30. Reception to follow. SUNDAY $35 Includes brunch, show, tax, tip, dessert! Doors open at noon, Wedding at 12:30. Reception to follow.
Call Reservations (218) 727-4880
http://www.midirestaurant.net/theater.htm

Oct 12th- Oct 14th: Engwall's Corn Maze
Time: check the website for times
Corn Maze and related activities. Fun for the whole family! $7 per person. Held at Engwall’s Garden Center.
Call (218) 727-1177
http://www.engwallscornmaze.com

Oct 12th- Oct 14th: Fall Colors Tour aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Time: 10:30 am
Enjoy the changing colors as you travel to historic Two Harbors, Minnesota. This is a six hour trip up the North Shore to Two Harbors with a two-hour layover. Adults: $33.00, Children: $19.00 Reservations Suggested - Limited Seating
Call (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Oct 13th: Boo at the Zoo
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Boo at the Zoo is a much-loved Halloween event that draws crowds from around the region because it is fun and family-friendly. Halloween costumes are highly recommended for kids young and old. Boo offers more than trick-or-treats! Check out the haunted hayrides, costume contests, great food, unusually creepy critters and (as always) the zoo animals, who get to enjoy their very own special Halloween pumpkin treats! Purchase tickets in advance and use the Express Lane into Boo at the Zoo. Boo is the Lake Superior Zoological Society’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds benefit the Lake Superior Zoo! For more information, visit our website: www.lszoo.org or call (218) 730-4500. Also held on October 20.
Call (218) 730-4500
http://www.lszoo.org

Oct 13th: Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra presents: "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of"
Time: 7:00 pm
Idyllic music for an autumn evening. Ravel Alborada del Gracioso "Morning Song of a Jester" Barber Piano Concerto Op. 38 with William Wolfram, piano Wagner Tannhäuser Overture Debussy La Mer "The Sea" Arrive early and enrich your experience! Join host William Bastian for Behind the Music at 6pm in the main hall before the concert. Great seats start at $20.00. Held in the Symphony Hall inside the DECC at 350 Harbor Drive.
Call (218) 623-3776
http://www.dsso.com

Oct 13th: Fitger's Harvest Fun & Harvest Run
Time: see description below
Essentia Health Harvest Run: 9 am – 5K Run/Walk; 10 am - Bounce Castle & Fishing Pond; 11 am – Face Painting & Essentia Health Harvest Run 1K for Kids; 11:30 am – Essentia Health Harvest Run Tiny Tyke Triathlon; 12 pm - Pumpkin Patch/Pumpkin Decorating; 12:30 pm - Scarecrow Decorating Contest (bring props); 1 pm - Costumed Trick-or-Treating (accompanied by a parent). Held in Fitger’s Courtyard.
Call (218) 722-8826
http://www.DuluthHarvestRun.com

Oct 13th: Get to the Point Awesome Art & Gift Fair
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come shop for a variety of awesome things made in the Northland. Local-made jewelry, soap, pottery, wooden items, glass items, and more will be featured in this cute little fair. This is the fifth year for the fair. Held at Lafayette Community Building, 3026 Minnesota Ave, Park Point Travel 2 miles past the Lift Bridge and you'll be at the right place.
Call (218) 525-5098
http://www.WendyUpNorth.com

Oct 13th: Harbor City Roller Dames vs. MN RollerGirls Dagger Dolls
Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets are $10.00. Roller Derby is held at Duluth Entertainment Convention Center(DECC)
Call (218) 722-5573
http://www.harborcityrollerdames.com/

Oct 13th: Live Music featuring Jeffrey Martin and Ron Gunsolus
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $6.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 13th: Live Music with Jack Campbell & The Skeleton Keys
Time: 9:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 13th: Moose Lake Area Historical Society-94th Commemoration of the Fires of 1918
Time: 1:30 pm
This is a commemoration to remember the 453 people who were lost in the Fires of 1918 and to recognize the few remaining survivors. Please join us! Held at the Moose Lake Depot Annex.
Call (218) 485-4679

Oct 13th: Roller Derby After Party
Time: after the game
Meet the Harbor City Roller Dames team at Grandmas Sports Garden in the upbar.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.thesportsgarden.com

Oct 13th- Oct 14th: Wagon Rides at Spirit Mountain
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy traditional horse-drawn Wagon Rides at the Spirit Mountain Adventure Park! Only $5 per ride, per person (Children 3 and younger ride for FREE with paid adult.
Call (218) 628-2891
http://www.spiritmt.com/adventure-park/alpine-coaster/u_terrortwister.html

Oct 13th- Oct 17th: MN Nurses Assn
Time:
Held at the DECC.
Call

Oct 14th: Grandma's Sports Garden presents: Vikings Sunday
Time: 3:25 pm
Multiple big screen action, interactive games & prizes, Bud Light beer specials, chance to win Vikes tickets, and food & drink specials. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden at 425 Lake Avenue South.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.grandmasrestaurants.com/sportsgarden/family.htm

Oct 14th: Spirit Mountain Family Fun Day
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE Wagon Rides, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Costume Contest, and Kiddie Coloring Contest! RAIN DATE: Event will be held on 10/21 in case of inclement weather.
Call (218) 628-2891
http://www.spiritmt.com/adventure-park/alpine-coaster/u_terrortwister.html

Oct 14th: St. Benedict's Fall Dinner
Time: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner includes: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, rutabaga, coleslaw, fresh bakes rolls, cake and beverage. Raffle tickets $1.00 Raffle includes great prizes! including two Viking tickets to the November 11th home game, a Samsung 32" LED TV, and more Tickets for dinner are available at the door, Adults $9.00, Children (6-12 years) $6.00, 5 and under are free, and Family tickets with children under 18 are $30.00. Held at St. Benedict's Catholic Church on 1419 Saint Benedict Street.
Call (218) 724-4828.
http://www.stbensduluth.org/

Oct 14th: UMD Theatre presents: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Time: 2:00 pm
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? is a rollicking musical that captures the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the challenging obstacles of adolescence. Both hilarious and poignant, each song will tickle the funny bone or warm the heart of anyone who ever went to school, public or private. Mainstage Theatre at Marshall Performing Arts Center
Call (218) 726-8565
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 16th: Duo Gelland
Time: 7:30 pm
Swedish/German Duo Gelland, Cecilia and Martin Gelland, was founded in 1994 and has since played a key role in the development of the violin duo. Tickets are Adult $8, Senior $7, Student $5, UMD Student $3. Held in Weber Music Hall.
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edo/sfa

Oct 16th: Open Mic Night
Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 16th: Veterans’ Memorial Hall presnts: History in a Pint "The US Navy during the Vietnam War"
Time: 6:00 pm
The local history discussion series, The event is free. This History in a Pint will focus on one of the least known chapters of the Vietnam War, the story of the Navy, as told by Dwight “Deac” Nelson. So come have some great local beer and hear some great local history. The presentation will take place at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing at 308 East Superior Street. The best place to park is in the 1st Street parking ramp behind and connected to the Sheraton, which is across the street from the location. Free.
Call (218) 733-7568
http://www.vets-hall.org

Oct 17th: Bluegrass Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 17th: Duluth Art Institue features classes: Oil Painting: Smooth, Shiny Surfaces
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wendy Rouse has perfected the art of smooth, reflective oil painting surfaces; her artwork is always a standout in the DAI’s Membership show. Now you can learn her unique process from start to finish. Bring your own subject matter (still life, abstract, or portrait) and transform it with a whole new layer of possibilities. Previous oil painting experience is required. $130 ($156 non-members)
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitue.org

Oct 17th: Duluth Senior Expo
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Senior caregivers and their families will be the focus of the 10th Annual Senior Expo. Exhibits, seminars, entertainment, health screenings, fashion show, and lots of fun! This year’s entertainment stage features SH-BOOM! The popular Sh-Boom has been entertaining crowds throughout the region for years with their brand of 50’s and 60’s music since the 1980s! Also scheduled for the expo stage are the legendary Chmielewski Funtime Band, the Randy Lee Trio, All About Music and Jim Armstrong. Free with advance ticket or $6.00 at the door. Held at the DECC.
Call (218) 727-1177
http://www.seniorexpoduluth.com

Oct 17th: Live Music featuring Blaze It Records Presents: Halloween Monster Mash Up Costume Party feat. Jaze & Delgado/Path Annu/and more
Time: 9:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 17th: Open Mic
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 17th: St. Louis County Historical Society's "Free Antique Appraisal"
Time: Noon - 3:00 pm
Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal. Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, both experts in antique appraisal, will be at your service. You may bring up to two items per person for an informal oral identification and evaluation of each antique. If the piece is too large or fragile to be hand-carried, clear photographs with a description of any marks and labels will be sufficient. Past participants have thoroughly enjoyed the appraiser’s comments on what is always an interesting assortment of antiques and collectibles. ARCO coffee is available while you wait. This session is part of an on-going public education program offered by the St. Louis County Historical Society. Sponsorship does not imply endorsement of this or any other estate/appraisal service, and museum staff is prohibited by professional ethics from making financial appraisals. Held in the Historical Society’s exhibit hallway (just past the Great Hall) at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (The Depot).
Call (218) 733-7568
http://www.thehistorypeople.org

Oct 17th- Oct 20th: UMD theatre presents: "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?"
Time: 7:30 pm
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? is a rollicking musical that captures the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the challenging obstacles of adolescence. Both hilarious and poignant, each song will tickle the funny bone or warm the heart of anyone who ever went to school, public or private. Mainstage Theatre at Marshall Performing Arts Center
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 17th- Oct 20th: William A. Irvin "Haunted Ship Tours"
Time: Wed & Thurs 6:30 pm-10 pm/ Fri 6:30 pm-10:30 pm/Sat 4 pm-10:30 pm
Also held October 25-27, 30-31.
Are you ready for a real scare? Here’s the place for it; but we warn you, tour if you dare. Each year, for the month of October the Irvin transforms itself into a haunted ship, where the ghosts come alive. Your worst nightmares will come to life and it will seem like they will never end. During the self guided tour, you’ll see how the once historic ore ship has been flipped inside out to reveal its true identity. The haunting of the Irvin is not just a rumor, mysterious sightings have been recorded. Don’t be too sure the flickering lights and slamming doors are part of the act, our ghosts may appear at any time. Walking through the dark, eerie hallways you’ll get the feeling that you’re never alone, because you won’t be. In this ship, no place is safe. No child under the age of 12 will be admitted without a parent. Parental guidance is suggested. Not handicapped accessible.
Call (218) 722-7876
http://duluthhauntedship.com/

Oct 18th: Celtic Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 18th: Duluth Art Institue featured classes: Felted Hat
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Learn the art of seamless wool felting as you create your own custom-made hat; it’s colorful art for your head! Inspired by the nomadic felt making traditions of Central Asia, Mary Reichert has opened the Otlak Felt Studio & Clothing in Canal Park, where this class will be held. $50 ($60 non-members) + $15 supply fee paid to instructor.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitue.org

Oct 18th: Duluth Art Institute presents: "Beginning Weaving on a 4-Harness Floor Loom"
Time: Thursdays 6-9pm & Saturdays 9am-12pm
(Additional student supply cost for warping materials to be determined at first class meeting) Students will learn how to prepare and warp the loom, and practice a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. $125 ($150 non-members) + $10 notebook fee paid to instructor.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org/

Oct 18th: Live in concert "Pert Near Sandstone"
Time: doors open at 7 pm/music begins at 8 pm
With guests Marc Gartman & Friends and special guest Ian Alexy & Friedns. Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 day of the show. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden & Event Center.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.thesportsgarden.com

Oct 18th- Oct 19th: MN State Fire Chief’s Assn
Time:
Held at the DECC.
Call

Oct 18th- Oct 20th: Quilting on the Waterfront (QTW)
Time: Thurs 1 pm - 7 pm/ Fri 9 am - 5 pm/ Sat 9 am - 5 pm
Quilt exhibits, vendors, lectures, and hands-on workshops. Pre-register for lectures & workshops at www.quiltingonthewaterfront.com. Open to the public at a cost of $3.00 per day. Held at The Inn on Lake Superior Conference Center, 350 Canal Park Drive.
Call (218) 341-0489
http://www.quiltingonthewaterfront.com

Oct 18th- Oct 20th: Renegade Theater Company presents "Ghost Light"
Time: 8 pm
One cold October night at the height of vaudeville a small theater played host to a young magician and his brand-new act. But when the lights went out, the audience was treated not to magic, but murder. Now, 100 years later, the theater has become a tourist trap, the centerpiece of a tour highlighting the city’s most ‘haunted’ spots. When a group of young tour guides are forced to spend the night locked inside, they’ll come face to face with things they can’t explain and find themselves in a life and death struggle to see the sunrise. Renegade teams up with renowned Minneapolis illusionist Sean Phillips to create never before seen feats of magic and special effects that will power this pulse-pounding production. Using sleight-of-hand, misdirection and the latest in sound and light technology, we will take you on a terrifying journey through the longest night of 4 young people’s lives. Held at Teatro Zuccone.
Call (218) 336-1414 (box office)
http://www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Oct 18th- Oct 21st: Terror Twister Haunted Coaster Rides
Time: Thurs-Sat 7:00 pm -10:00 pm/Sun 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ride the Haunted Coaster at Spirit Mountain if you dare! Alpine Coaster will be CLOSED these days from 6-7pm to unleash the demons of the forest!!! TERROR TWISTER TICKET INFO: Single Rider Tickets - $8 Double Rider Tickets - $12 SAVE Big: 10-packs for only $60!
Call (218) 628-2891
http://www.spiritmt.com/adventure-park/alpine-coaster/u_terrortwister.html

Oct 19th: Live Music Featuring Randy Brown and Ryan Lake
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $5.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 19th: Live Music with The Brothers Burn Mountain
Time: 9:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 19th: Rib Cooking Fundraiser for the Knifer River Community Club
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This family friendly event features live music, a silent auction, 12 different kinds of ribs to vote on, and a way to help the community. 100% of the donations go to rebuilding the community center which was damaged by the flood. $5.00 is the suggested donation and that includes ribs, corn on the cob, slaw, potato salad, 1919 Root Beer, hot cocoa, fruit punch, and a vote for the best ribs. Held at Lighthouse at Emily's located at 218 Scenic Highway 61 in Knife River.
Call (218) 834-2501

Oct 19th- Oct 20th: Minnesota Ballet presents “Dracula”
Time: 7 pm both nights
The Minnesota Ballet presents Robert Gardner’s production of the chilling Gothic tale, in the grand tradition of the Bram Stoker novel. Leaving his castle in Transylvania, the vampire-count travels to England to search for new victims. Mortals struggle against blood-lust beings in this dark tale of compulsion, suspense, and love. Adults $17-$42; Students $12-$32; Children $10-$27. Held at the DECC’s Symphony Hall.
Call (218) 529-3742
http://www.minnesotaballet.org

Oct 19th- Oct 21st: Change of Pace Dinner Theatre presents: "Ole and Lena's Wedding"
Time: varies by day
DON'T MISS OUT! Change of Pace's original script, "Ole & Lena's Wedding" opens for a two weekend run at Midi! Same great script, with many new cast members! Come see it, or see it again! This will be our final public run of this show, before offering it exclusively for touring and private parties. All of Ole & Lena’s friends and relatives (that means you!) are invited to attend when they tie the knot at the Lutheran church in northern Minnesota. Then they’ll have a reception, complete with hotdish and jello (and that fancy food that Midi has the fixin’s for). There’s gonna be a polka party and everything. (But a guy doesn’t hafta dance if he’d doesn't feel like it.) You might want to change into your good clothes. Whatever. FRIDAY $40 Includes dinner, show, tax, tip, dessert! Doors open at 6:30, Wedding at 7:00. Reception to follow. SATURDAY $45 Includes dinner, show, tax, tip, dessert! Doors open at 6:00, Wedding at 6:30. Reception to follow. SUNDAY $35 Includes brunch, show, tax, tip, dessert! Doors open at noon, Wedding at 12:30. Reception to follow.
Call Reservations (218) 727-4880
http://www.midirestaurant.net/theater.htm

Oct 19th- Oct 21st: Engwall's Corn Maze
Time: check the website for times
Corn Maze and related activities. Fun for the whole family! $7 per person. Held at Engwall’s Garden Center.
Call (218) 727-1177
http://www.engwallscornmaze.com

Oct 19th- Oct 21st: Pumpkin Train on the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Time: 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm
Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train to our secret pumpkin patch, de-board and pick your own pumpkin! Enjoy magic, juggling, coloring, face painting, and more! Adults and Children are $16.00
Call (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Oct 19th- Oct 21st: The Duluth Playhouse Children's Theatre presents: The Witches
Time: 7:00 pm on the 19th, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm on the 20th, and 2:00 pm on the 21st
Beloved children's author Roald Dahl's work comes to life in this quirky, slightly spooky adaptation. When evil witches hatch a plot to transform children into mice, one young boy and his grandmother fight to thwart them. But will they succeed? Supernatural thrills and mischievous hijinks make this a Halloween play for the kid in all of us. Tickets are $12.00.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Oct 20th: Boo at the Zoo
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Boo at the Zoo is a much-loved Halloween event that draws crowds from around the region because it is fun and family-friendly. Halloween costumes are highly recommended for kids young and old. Boo offers more than trick-or-treats! Check out the haunted hayrides, costume contests, great food, unusually creepy critters and (as always) the zoo animals, who get to enjoy their very own special Halloween pumpkin treats! Purchase tickets in advance and use the Express Lane into Boo at the Zoo. Boo is the Lake Superior Zoological Society’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds benefit the Lake Superior Zoo! For more information, visit our website: www.lszoo.org or call (218) 730-4500.
Call (218) 730-4500
http://www.lszoo.org

Oct 20th: Duluth Art Institute presents: "Beginning Weaving on a 4-Harness Floor Loom"
Time: Thursdays 6-9pm & Saturdays 9am-12pm
(Additional student supply cost for warping materials to be determined at first class meeting)Students will learn how to prepare and warp the loom, and practice a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. $125 ($150 non-members) + $10 notebook fee paid to instructor.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org/

Oct 20th: Duluth Clydesdales Jr. Hockey Team vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers
Time: 8:00 pm
Tickets are $8 adult/ $5 student & senior/ 5 & under FREE with paid adult. Held at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center.
Call (218) 461-4001
http://www.DuluthClydesdales.com

Oct 20th: Fairlawn Mansion welcomes Gail & Kevin Hamre and students of the Hamre School of Voice
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The afternoon begins with a delicious luncheon of soups and artisan breads catered by The Red Mug. Lunch is followed by a delightful concert of musical selections to include parlor songs, love songs, and arias reminiscent of the Victorian age.
Call (715) 394-5712
http://www.superiorpublicmuseums.org/Fairlawnmain/FLhome.html

Oct 20th: Hip Hop with Cato, Gaines, and Midwest Selects
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $10.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 20th: Live Music with Good Diction, The Jolly Groggers, and The Blasphemists
Time: 9:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 20th: Tweed Museum of Art Opening Reception for ENCODED: Traditional Patterns / A Contemporary Response, an exhibition guest curated by John Hitchcock
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Featuring informal gallery talks with guest curator John Hitchcock and participating artists Tom Jones, Dyani White Hawk, Henry Payer, and Emily Arthur, along with an art activity for all ages. Free and open to the public. Tweed Museum of Art - University of Minnesota Duluth 1201 Ordean Court.
Call 218-729-8222
http://www.d.umn.edu/tma

Oct 20th- Oct 21st: Wagon Rides at Spirit Mountain
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy traditional horse-drawn Wagon Rides at the Spirit Mountain Adventure Park! Only $5 per ride, per person (Children 3 and younger ride for FREE with paid adult.
Call (218) 628-2891
http://www.spiritmt.com/adventure-park/alpine-coaster/u_terrortwister.html

Oct 20th- Oct 22nd: Home & Modern Living Show
Time: mall hours
Held at the Miller Hill Mall.
Call (218) 727-8301
http://www.miller-hill-mall.com

Oct 21st: Duluth Clydesdales Jr. Hockey Team vs. Minnesota Iron Rangers
Time: 5:00 pm
Tickets are $8 adult/ $5 student & senior/ 5 & under FREE with paid adult. Held at the Mars Lakeview Arena
Call (218) 461-4001
http://www.Duluthclydesdales.com

Oct 21st: Grandma's Sports Garden presents: Vikings Sunday
Time: Noon
Multiple big screen action, interactive games & prizes, Bud Light beer specials, chance to win Vikes tickets, and food & drink specials. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden at 425 Lake Avenue South.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.grandmasrestaurants.com/sportsgarden/family.htm

Oct 23rd: Celtic Thunder - Voyage Tour 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Following the incredible success of Heritage, Celtic Thunder continues to explore their Irish and Celtic roots in their latest project entitled VOYAGE. The ensemble performances in this new Public Television special highlight the diversity of Irish music and song, from the powerful rendition of Dulaman to the love song Maid of Culmore, from the rousing performance of Galway Girl to beloved Irish Party songs, Seven Drunken Nights and My Irish Molly-O, VOYAGE explores all aspects of Irish music and song. The solo performances are equally wonderful and showcase the musical talent of the 6 soloists (13 year old Daniel Furlong has joined the group as a guest artist for this recording). VOYAGE depicts the journey of musical development that each soloist has undertaken since the beginning of Celtic Thunder four years ago. VOYAGE is also the first Celtic Thunder show where we see all the vocalists pick up a different instrument. Keith Harkin plays guitar on his original song All Day Long, George and Neil also play guitar on Cat's in the Cradle and Past The Point of Rescue while Ryan and Emmet up the tempo with the tin whistle and fiddle during the ensemble rendition of Galway Girl. An evening with Celtic Thunder returns to the DECC's Symphony Hall for one incredible night. Don’t miss this amazing show. Reserved Seats: $65.00 & $45.00
Call (218) 722-5573
http://www.decc.org

Oct 23rd: Open Mic Night
Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 23rd: Visual Culture Lecture Series with John Hitchcock
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ENCODED Guest Curator gives a presentation about the exhibition, and his own work and career. Free and open to the public. Held at University of Minnesota Duluth in Montague Hall 70.
Call 218-729-8222
http://www.d.umn.edu/tma

Oct 23rd: Visual Culture Lecture Series: John Hitchcock, guest curator
Time: 6:00 pm
Held at Montague 70 Lecture Hall on the UMD campus. FREE and open to the public Sponsored by: UMD Art + Design, UMD School of Fine Arts, Duluth Tweed Museum of Art
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 23rd- Oct 25th: MN Corrections Association Conference
Time:
Held at the DECC.
Call

Oct 24th: Bluegrass Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 24th: Duluth Art Institue featured classes: Oil Painting: Smooth, Shiny Surfaces
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wendy Rouse has perfected the art of smooth, reflective oil painting surfaces; her artwork is always a standout in the DAI’s Membership show. Now you can learn her unique process from start to finish. Bring your own subject matter (still life, abstract, or portrait) and transform it with a whole new layer of possibilities. Previous oil painting experience is required. $130 ($156 non-members)
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitue.org

Oct 24th: Jazz Scholarship Concert
Time: 7:30 pm
Jazz Scholarship Concert Jazz Ensemble I- Ryan Frane, conductor Jazz Ensemble II- Tom Muehlenbeck Pfotenhauer, conductor Big Time Jazz Orchestra- Randy Lee, conductor. Tickets are Adult $12, Senior $10, Student $7, UMD Student $5. Held at Marshall Performing Arts Center.
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 24th: Open Mic
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 25th: Celtic Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 25th: Duluth Art Institute Gallery Celebration
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’ve got two new shows to celebrate and one fabulous opening to do it. Duluth Art Institute gallery celebrations are a perfect way to meet new people who love the arts. Free and open to the public, our parties are sure to please. Exhibitions opening tonight include In Cahoots and Instant Love. Food will be provided from Pizza Luce, followed by coffee from Duluth Coffee Company and chocolates from 185Chocolat for dessert. Free
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org/

Oct 25th: Duluth Art Institute presents: "Beginning Weaving on a 4-Harness Floor Loom"
Time: Thursdays 6-9pm & Saturdays 9am-12pm
(Additional student supply cost for warping materials to be determined at first class meeting)Students will learn how to prepare and warp the loom, and practice a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. $125 ($150 non-members) + $10 notebook fee paid to instructor.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org/

Oct 25th: Grandma's Sports Garden presents: Vikings Thursday!
Time: Doors open at 4:30 pm
Multiple big screen action, interactive games and prizes, Great food and drink specials, and a chance to win Vikes tickets.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.thesportsgarden.com

Oct 25th- Oct 27th: Renegade Theater Company presents "Ghost Light"
Time: 8 pm
One cold October night at the height of vaudeville a small theater played host to a young magician and his brand-new act. But when the lights went out, the audience was treated not to magic, but murder. Now, 100 years later, the theater has become a tourist trap, the centerpiece of a tour highlighting the city’s most ‘haunted’ spots. When a group of young tour guides are forced to spend the night locked inside, they’ll come face to face with things they can’t explain and find themselves in a life and death struggle to see the sunrise. Renegade teams up with renowned Minneapolis illusionist Sean Phillips to create never before seen feats of magic and special effects that will power this pulse-pounding production. Using sleight-of-hand, misdirection and the latest in sound and light technology, we will take you on a terrifying journey through the longest night of 4 young people’s lives. Held at Teatro Zuccone.
Call (218) 336-1414 (box office)
http://www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Oct 25th- Oct 27th: William A. Irvin "Haunted Ship Tours"
Time: Thurs 6:30 pm-10 pm/ Fri 6:30 pm-10:30 pm/Sat 4 pm-10:30 pm
Also held October 30-31.
Are you ready for a real scare? Here’s the place for it; but we warn you, tour if you dare. Each year, for the month of October the Irvin transforms itself into a haunted ship, where the ghosts come alive. Your worst nightmares will come to life and it will seem like they will never end. During the self guided tour, you’ll see how the once historic ore ship has been flipped inside out to reveal its true identity. The haunting of the Irvin is not just a rumor, mysterious sightings have been recorded. Don’t be too sure the flickering lights and slamming doors are part of the act, our ghosts may appear at any time. Walking through the dark, eerie hallways you’ll get the feeling that you’re never alone, because you won’t be. In this ship, no place is safe. No child under the age of 12 will be admitted without a parent. Parental guidance is suggested. Not handicapped accessible.
Call (218) 722-7876
http://duluthhauntedship.com/

Oct 25th- Oct 27th: Women in Theatre Present: "Glengarry Glen Ross"
Time: 7:30 pm
The play about a dog-eat-dog real estate office in Chicago shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents, where it's business as usual until a high-stakes sales contest takes a shocking turn. Welcome to the fast and furious world of American entrepreneurship, where lying, cheating and stealing are all in a day's work... and where the salesman will stop at nothing to close a deal. Held at Duluth Playground at 11 East Superior Street.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Oct 25th- Oct 28th: Glensheen Jack O’ Lantern Spooktacular
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What is a Jack O’ Lantern Spooktacular? It’s a display of artistry in which pumpkins are the canvas. Artists and students are teaming up to create hundreds of jack o’ lanterns that will illuminate Glensheen’s seven-acres of Lake Superior shoreline, casting the 104-year-old mansion in a light never seen before. The event will be held on Glensheen’s grounds at 3300 London Road and does not include a tour of the mansion. Tickets range from $8 for individuals to $20 for families and are available on Glensheen’s website or by calling their office
Call (218) 726-8910.
http://www.glensheen.org,

Oct 25th- Oct 28th: Terror Twister Haunted Coaster Rides
Time: Thur-Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm/Sun 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ride the Haunted Coaster at Spirit Mountain if you dare! Alpine Coaster will be CLOSED these days from 6-7pm to unleash the demons of the forest!!! TERROR TWISTER TICKET INFO: Single Rider Tickets - $8 Double Rider Tickets - $12 SAVE Big: 10-packs for only $60!
Call (218) 628-2891
http://www.spiritmt.com/adventure-park/alpine-coaster/u_terrortwister.html

Oct 25th- Oct 28th: The Duluth Playhouse Childrens Theatre presents: "The Witches"
Time: 7:00 pm on Thur. & Fri., 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm Sat and 2:00 pm on Sun.
Beloved children's author Roald Dahl's work comes to life in this quirky, slightly spooky adaptation. When evil witches hatch a plot to transform children into mice, one young boy and his grandmother fight to thwart them. But will they succeed? Supernatural thrills and mischievous hijinks make this a Halloween play for the kid in all of us. Tickets are $12.00.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Oct 26th: Live music featuring Ian Ethan & Ryan Morgen
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $5.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 26th: Live Music featuring Jeffrey James O'Loughlin
Time: 9:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 26th: Survive Duluth Zombie Ball
Time: 10:00 pm
The party might look dead, but it's not! Awards & prizes, Live DJ, and drink specials. Free and held at Grandma's Sports Garden at 525 Lake Avenue South.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.thesportsgarden.com

Oct 26th- Oct 27th: The Duluth Playhouse presents: "Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Time: 9:30 pm doors open/10:30 pm movie starts
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical horror comedy/rock opera film that parodies science fiction and B-movie horror films. It was directed by Jim Sharman. The film is an adaptation of the British-musical stage production Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien, author of the stage show, was assisted by Sharman in writing the screenplay. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. Don’t know the Audience Participation?! The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Audience Participation at the Playhouse, this Halloween 2012, is a screening of the film while local actors, dressed as their characters from the film, perform on stage. Audience participation is encouraged and props will be available pre-show and don’t you dare come without a costume! Tickets are $15.00. Held at The Duluth Playhouse, 506 W Michigan Street
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Oct 26th- Oct 27th: UMD Bulldogs Hockey Tailgate Party
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Food & drink specials, beads, face painting, prizes, and Meet Champ! Two tickets to the Friday game of every home series given away. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden at 425 Lake Avenue South.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.thesportsgarden.com

Oct 26th- Oct 28th: Engwall's Corn Maze
Time: check the website for times
Corn Maze and related activities. Fun for the whole family! $7 per person. Held at Engwall’s Garden Center.
Call (218) 727-1177
http://www.engwallscornmaze.com

Oct 26th- Oct 29th: Fall Flashlight Tours
Time: tours start at 7:30 pm
Tour the darkened house with flashlights, and learn about the superstitious life of the Victorians. Tours will leave every ½ hour. $8.00 adults, $6.50 seniors/students, not recommended for children 5 and under. Held at Fairlawn Mansion.
Call (715) 394-5712
http://www.superiorpublicmuseums.org

Oct 27th: Animal Allies Humane Society hosts The Fur Ball Gala and Auction
Time: 5:00 pm
“Animal Allies Humane Society strives to ensure a lifetime of loving care for every pet by reducing overpopulation, increasing adoptions, and fostering humane values." All funds raised at Fur Ball support ongoing Animal Allies adoption, spay-neuter, and humane education programs. Have fun, eat great food, and have a chance to win fabulous prizes at the auction. Tickets are $100.00 per person, event held at Northland Country Club in 3901 East Superior St Duluth.
Call (218) 623-6358
http://www.animalallies.net/

Oct 27th: Duluth Art Institute presents: "Beginning Weaving on a 4-Harness Floor Loom"
Time: Thursdays 6-9pm & Saturdays 9am-12pm
(Additional student supply cost for warping materials to be determined at first class meeting)Students will learn how to prepare and warp the loom, and practice a variety of weave structures and patterns; culminating in the weaving of a simple yet creative project. $125 ($150 non-members) + $10 notebook fee paid to instructor.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org/

Oct 27th: Duluth Art Institute presents: Wolly Books
Time: 9:00 am - Noon
Fluffy sheep’s wool as a book cover? Crazy! Use soapy water and friction to turn colorful wool into a unique felted handmade journal. Ages 7-12. $30 ($35 non-members)
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org/

Oct 27th: Duluth Clydesdales Jr. Hockey Team vs. Minnesota Wilderness
Time: 6 pm
Tickets are $8 adult/ $5 student & senior/ 5 & under FREE with paid adult. Held at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center.
Call
http://www.DuluthClydesdales.com

Oct 27th: Duluth Superior Youth Orchestra presents a “Not Sooo Scarry Concert "
Time: 3:00 pm
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Held at Denfeld High School Auditorium located at 4405 West 4th Street.
Call (218) 623-3776
http://www.dsso.com/youth.php

Oct 27th: Grandma's Sports Garden presents: "Nightclub of the Walking Dead"
Time: Doors open at 8:00 pm/Party starts at 9:00 pm
Costume contest, prizes giveaways, and drink specials. Over $1,000 in prizes. Must be 21 +m $5.00 cover. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden at 425 Lake Avenue South.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.thesportsgarden.com

Oct 27th: Howl-O-Ween
Time: register for one of two identical sessions - 10:00 am to Noon or 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Howl-O-Ween is a great family event that has critter hikes, goodies, games, and of course lots of treats. Held at Hartley Nature Center.
Call (218) 724-6735
http://www.hartleynature.org

Oct 27th: Live Music featuring Diet Folk and Ben Hoganson
Time: 8:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $5.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 27th: Taste of Home Cooking School
Time: 12 pm-4 pm
The famed Taste of Home Cooking School, presented by Walmart, is coming to the Northland! Join us for a fun-filled cooking experience at Superior Middle School. The Taste of Home Cooking School is one event you do not want to miss! Back by popular demand, Taste of Home Culinary Specialist, Karen Davis, will be leading cooking demonstrations. Attendees will learn seasonal recipes that are perfect for every holiday and occasion, and every skill level. Plus, learn tips and tricks that will help you save time and make the most of your cooking experience. Come early to the show to visit booths hosted by local vendors. All attendees will receive a gift bag with coupons and samples, and have the opportunity to register for door prizes and even win the dishes prepared on stage during the show! The Expo will begin at noon, and the show will begin at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.kkcb.com or at 14 E. Central Entrance, Duluth, MN. Limited quantity, so purchase your tickets today!
Call (218) 727-4500
http://www.kkcb.com

Oct 27th- Oct 28th: The Duluth Art Institute's Special Raku Workshop: Glazing and Firing Techniques
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
After more than 40 years as a potter, Richard Gruchalla has truly mastered the art of raku firing. His 15 year collaboration with his wife Carrin Rosetti, who handles the colorful glazing finishes, has only enhanced his forms to a whole new level of beauty. Watch them in action on Saturday as they discuss form, function, design and color in their artistic process, which pushes the boundaries of conventional raku. Then take these skills and finish your own bisque pieces in preparation of Sunday’s kiln building and raku firing at Richard and Carrin’s studio. Space is limited in this very unique and inspiring workshop! $180 ($220 non-members)
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.DuluthArtInstitute.org

Oct 28th: Duluth Clydesdales Jr. Hockey Team vs. Minnesota Wilderness
Time: 5:00 pm
Tickets are $8 adult/ $5 student & senior/ 5 & under FREE with paid adult. Held at the Mars Lakeview Arena
Call (218) 461-4001
http://www.DuluthClydesdales.com

Oct 28th: Live Music featuring Mike Mangione and the Union & Luke Spehar
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse. $8.00 cover.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 28th: UMD Choir Concert
Time: 3:00 pm
University singers and Chamber singers. Tickets are Adults $8, Seniors $7, Students $5, UMD Students $3. Held in Weber Music Hall
Call (218) 726-8564
http://www.d.umn.edu/sfa

Oct 29th: Jackson Browne 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour with special guest Sara Watkins
Time: 7:30 pm
Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has added a string of Fall dates to his 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the Acoustic Tour as a special guest. Tickets go on sale on August 20th. Held at Symphony Hall/DECC.
Call (218)722-5573
http://www.decc.org

Oct 29th: The Duluth Playground presents: "Mercy Killers"
Time: 7:00 pm
Michael Milligan is a Juilliard-trained actor who has appeared on Broadway. Michael will perform his one-person play, “Mercy Killers" in a one-night special showing. In "Mercy Killers" an auto mechanic gives his statement to the police regarding the suspicious death of his terminally ill wife. His struggle with his insurance company, his bank, and ultimately, his own beliefs is a testimony to the trials of the uninsured in post recession America. $15.00. Held at the Duluth Playground at 11 East Superior Street.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Oct 30th: Open Mic Night
Time: 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 30th- Oct 31st: William A. Irvin "Haunted Ship Tours"
Time: 6:30 pm-10 pm
Are you ready for a real scare? Here’s the place for it; but we warn you, tour if you dare. Each year, for the month of October the Irvin transforms itself into a haunted ship, where the ghosts come alive. Your worst nightmares will come to life and it will seem like they will never end. During the self guided tour, you’ll see how the once historic ore ship has been flipped inside out to reveal its true identity. The haunting of the Irvin is not just a rumor, mysterious sightings have been recorded. Don’t be too sure the flickering lights and slamming doors are part of the act, our ghosts may appear at any time. Walking through the dark, eerie hallways you’ll get the feeling that you’re never alone, because you won’t be. In this ship, no place is safe. No child under the age of 12 will be admitted without a parent. Parental guidance is suggested. Not handicapped accessible.
Call (218) 722-7876
http://duluthhauntedship.com/

Oct 31st: Bluegrass Jam
Time: 7:00 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Oct 31st: Malloween
Time: 5 pm-7 pm
Held at the Miller Hill Mall.
Call (218) 727-8301
http://www.miller-hill-mall.com

Oct 31st: Open Mic
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (281) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Oct 31st: Terror Twister Haunted Coaster Rides
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ride the Haunted Coaster at Spirit Mountain if you dare! Alpine Coaster will be CLOSED these days from 6-7pm to unleash the demons of the forest!!! TERROR TWISTER TICKET INFO: Single Rider Tickets - $8 Double Rider Tickets - $12 SAVE Big: 10-packs for only $60!
Call (218) 628-2891
http://www.spiritmt.com/adventure-park/alpine-coaster/u_terrortwister.html

Oct 31st: Whole Foods Co-op Annual Halloween Party
Time: 4 pm-7 pm
This free children’s Halloween party features carnival games, interactive music and fun! Held at Whole Foods Co-op in “the dungeon!”
Call (218) 728-0884
http://www.wholefoods.coop


*DECC is the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Ticket office, (218) 727-4344 and business office, (218) 722-5573.

*UMD is the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Their general information number is (218) 726-8000

*CSS is the College of St. Scholastica. Their general information number is (218) 723-6000

*Spirit Mountain's phone number is 1-800-642-6377 or 218-628-2891

**All rates, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit Duluth is not responsible for any changes or errors. Please call ahead if possible. Also, check our site for any updates. Our business office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays but you can call the Thompson Hill State Information Center at (218) 723-4938. They are open 7 days a week, except for major holidays. Have a great time in Duluth!


 
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