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August 2011

Aug 1st: Live music with "Teague Alexy"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 1st- Aug 4th: SCUBA Diving Camp
Time: 9 am-4 pm daily
Participants will explore the science behind diving and use all of their newly-learned diving skills at an open warm water dive. They’ll discover techniques, gear and diving safety with a PADI certified dive master. Divers will learn what happens to their body when it is under the water, how the gear works and what kinds of things they can see. *Registration deadline: Monday, July 18. Aquarium Members: $150; Non-members: $175. Call the number listed or email jgodfrey@glaquarium.org. Held at the Great Lakes Aquarium.
Call (218) 740-2000
http://www.glaquarium.org

Aug 1st- Jan 15th: Tweed Museum of Art Exhibit: "Psychedelic Signatures: Rock & Roll Posters from the collection of Andrew & Victoria Olson"
Time: Museum Hours: Tues 9 am 8 pm, Wed - Fri 9 am -4:30 pm, Sat & Sun 1 pm-5 pm
The Tweed Museum of Art is thrilled to present Psychedelic Signatures, an exhibition of classic psychedelic rock music posters from the collection of Andrew and Victoria Olson. These amazing images were part of an explosion of creative energy, centered in San Francisco, where new music, light shows, and psychedelic art all came together for a few short years between 1966 and 1972. Exhibit is held at the Tweed Museum of Art/UMD.
Call (218) 726-8222
http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/index.html

Aug 2nd: "Open Mic Night " at Sir Benedict's
Time: 9 pm
Hosted by Marc Gartman. Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 2nd: Chester Creek Concerts
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Enjoy '50's and '60's music by "Sh-Boom." Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating, while enjoying the beautiful outdoor setting of Chester Bowl at 1801 East Skyline Parkway. Admission is free. Concerts are held throughout the summer at the same time on Tuesdays from June 7- August 9.
Call (218) 730-4300

Aug 2nd: Downtown Farmers’ Market
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Local growers, artists, restaurants and entertainers will be involved with the event. Watch for fresh vegetables and fruits, flowers, jams & jellies, hand crafted goat milk products, gourmet sugar cookies and cupcakes, maple syrup and more. Held every Tuesday thru September 13 at the Lake Superior Plaza.
Call (218) 727-8549
http://www.downtownduluth.com

Aug 2nd: Moose Lake Historical Area Society Antique Appraisals
Time: 7 pm
Local auctioneer appraises items brought in by community members. We have had a wide variety of very interesting items. A donation of $2 and no more than two items is requested. There is no charge for members of the MLAHS. Held at the Moose Lake Depot Annex.
Call (218) 485-4159

Aug 2nd: The Skyline Planning and Preservation Alliance (SPPA) Neighborhood Night Out Party
Time: 5:30 pm
Come and learn about the history of Skyline Parkway and sign up to become a member. Meet board members, fellow neighbors on National Night Out 2011! Refreshments will be available. Event is held at 531 West Skyline Parkway. Free.
Call
http://www.skylineppa.org

Aug 2nd- Aug 7th: Spirit Valley Days 2011
Time: check the Web site for times
This is a true neighborhood festival. Bring family and friends, there's something for everyone! Classic car shows, street dances, parades, Miss West Duluth Pageant, stage shows, family fun day. We have it all! Held in West Duluth.
Call
http://www.spiritvalleydays2011.com/home.cfm

Aug 3rd: Daniel Tosh "Tosh Tour on Ice"
Time: 2 shows ~ 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm
The insanely popular comedian Daniel Tosh announces his all new 2011 comedy tour "Tosh Tour On Ice." The all new tour comes on the heels of his sold out Tosh Tour Twenty Ten smash tour, which ran 3 short months from September – December 2010, with over 75 shows drawing more than 175,00 fans. Host of the super successful Comedy Central series, "Tosh.0”, Tosh was named as one of the “10 comics to watch” by Daily Variety. Tosh is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country. He has also quickly evolved into one of the most successful acts, having performed more than seven hundred shows in his career. Tosh’s casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old. Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50 in advance. Held at the DECC/Symphony Hall.
Call 1-800-745-3000
http://www.decc.org

Aug 3rd: Live "Blue Grass" Music
Time: 7 pm-10 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 3rd: Live music with "St. Anyway"
Time: 10 pm-1 am
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 3rd: Sailboat Races
Time: 6 pm
Enjoy a beverage or dine at one of the restaurants with a spectacular view of the sailboat races. View races from Fitger’s Courtyard.
Call (218) 722-8826
http://www.fitgers.com

Aug 3rd: Wednesday Night at the Races for Kids
Time: registration 5 pm-5:50 pm and races begin at 6 pm
This race series for children is a great tradition for hundreds families throughout the Northland, and gives children ages 14 & under the opportunity to experience the sport of running in a relaxed and fun environment. Everybody is a Champion at Wednesday Night at the Races! This is a Young Athletes Foundation program. Held at UMD Griggs Field.
Call (218) 727-0947
http://www.grandmasmarathon.com

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

Aug 4th- Aug 6th: Duluth Huskies vs. Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers
Time: 7:05 pm
Reserved seating is $8/general seating is $6. Held at the Historic Wade Stadium.
Call (218) 786-9909
http://www.duluthhuskies.com

Aug 4th- Aug 6th: Renegade Presents "Renegade Improv"
Time: 10:30 pm
Start off your weekend the right way – with a hilarious comedy show. This team of fresh, funny local talent performs game-style improvisational comedy with their own competitive twist. Two teams of improvisers compete for points (which they earn from the referee) and laughter (which they earn from you)! It’s fast-paced, smart, entertaining comedy from some of the finest talent our region has to offer. And it's only $5.00! Held at Teatro Zuccone; 222 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth.
Call (218) 336-1414
http://www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Aug 4th- Aug 6th: Renegade Presents "Wild Party"
Time: 8 pm
Welcome to the Roaring Twenties. Queenie and Burrs, a pair of vaudeville performers, decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. And before she knows what’s happening, Queenie begins to fall in love with a handsome stranger named Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs' jealousy erupts and violence rears its ugly head. Sex. Violence. Sin ... and gin. These elements, along with show-stopping choreography and serious vocal fireworks, combine to fuel this bold, bawdy and mesmerizing musical. $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Held at Teatro Zuccone; 222 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth.
Call (218) 336-1414
http:// www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Aug 4th- Aug 7th: 3Day Weekend at Teatro Zuccone
Time: visit the Web site for times
It's the 3Day Weekend! Teatro Zuccone offers 6 shows a week - every single week! Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the Teatro will have your entertainment covered! Whether its comedy, a Renegade production, music, dance shows - we will have something to offer in primetime, and late night. To see what's playing each week, visit the Web site.
Call (218) 499-9RTC (9782)
http://3dayweekendmn.com

Aug 4th- Aug 7th: Twin Port Lighthouse Days
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Join the fun participating in a series of special programs and activities celebrating the five lighthouses in the Duluth-Superior Harbor and those on Lake Superior. Free Admission. Handicap access via inside elevator and outside ramp.
Call (218) 727-2497
http://www.lsmma.com

Aug 5th: Friday Gallery Hop held by Blue Lake Gallery
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
August Feature Artists of the Month- Linda Sorem and Dawna Brissette Featuring the beaded basketry of local artists Linda Sorem and intricate colored pencil works by Dawna Brissette. *Meet the Artisists *Live music by Dan Clark and Elmer *Artisan cupcakes by " Simply Cakes" Blue Lake Gallery at 395 Lake avenue South, Duluth, MN
Call (218) 725-0034
http://www.bluelakegallery.com

Aug 5th: Greater Downtown Council "Movies in the Park"
Time: 8:30 pm
Movie: Finding Nemo (Rated G/100 minutes)...Sponsored by the Great Lakes Aquarium. Movies in the Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers everyone the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the show under the stars. The movies are free and open to the public! Bring a blanket or folding chair and flashlight. Snacks will be available to buy. Held at Leif Erikson Park, 11th Ave. E. & London Rd. Show will be cancelled if it rains or if winds are too strong.
Call (715) 392-3480 (24-hour movie hot line number)
http://twinportsoutdoormovies.com/mitp.htm

Aug 5th: Wes Hadrich CD Release Party
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 5th- Aug 7th: "Day Out with Thomas" Leader of the Track Tour 2011
Time: Fri-Sun - 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine! A ticket for "Day Out with Thomas" includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an Imagination Station with Arts & Crafts and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor. Tickets are $18 per ticket for ages 2 years and older. Held at the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Call (866) 468-7630 to purchase tickets
http://lsrm.org/Home/thomas/main.html

Aug 5th- Aug 7th: The Duluth Playhouse Presents: Charlotte's Web
Time: 7:00 pm on 5th & 6th/2:00 pm on 7th
This exciting new musical version of the Charlotte's Web story brings a new dimension to E.B. White's beloved classic, featuring all the story's unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down for the entire family. $10.00 adults and $8.00 Students Held at Marshall School’s Fregeau Auditorium
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Aug 6th: Big Top Chautauqua present's "Brulé and AIRO (American Indian Rock Opera)"
Time: 7:30 pm
This theatrical stage production features a core group of musicians along with seasoned dancers from various tribes around the country. Based in South Dakota, Brule is one of the top-selling Native American recording artists with more than a million CDs sold worldwide. They are a multi-award winning contemporary group featuring a New Age/Worldbeat sound. They return for their second performance at the Big Top after an amazing debut last summer. Tickets: $32/$26/$20, Half price for students $16/$13/$10. Event is held at the Big Top Chautauqua on Mt. Ashwabay in Bayfield, WI.
Call (888) 244-8368
http://www.bigtop.org

Aug 6th: Country Music Legend Willie Nelson
Time: 5 pm
Willie Nelson, one of the greatest true country music legends of all time, will perform a concert in Duluth at Bayfront Festival Park. Joining Willie as special guests will be two of the fastest rising new acts to come out of the Midwest in the last few years: Trampled By Turtles, and roadhouse rocksters 4onthefloor. A portion of the proceeds of this show will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland. Advanced tickets are $35 for General Admission Seating on the Green. A limited number of Gold Circle Reserved Seats are available for $75 that includes a reserved seat chair in front of the stage. Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via the Web site at www.ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster-Charge-By-Phone at (800) 745-3000.
Call (218) 590-1634
http://www.secretserviceconcerts.com/bayfront-events.php

Aug 6th: Glensheen Croquet Tournament
Time: 9:00 am
A classic setting for a timeless game: the tradition continues with the 2nd croquet tournament to be held at Glensheen Historic Estate. $50 per couple.
Call 1-888-454-GLEN (4536)
http://www.glensheen.org

Aug 6th: Live music with "Luke Redfield"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 6th: Moose Lake Area Historical Society-Depot Fest 2011
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Come join us for a day of fun with crafters, vendors, a flea market, food and entertainment! A great way to enjoy a summer day. Admission is free. Held at Moose Lake Depot & Fires of 1918 Museum.
Call (218) 485-4159

Aug 6th: Run Like An Animal
Time: 8:30 am
5K run/walk thru the zoo & on the scenic trails behind the zoo. Prizes, awards, refreshments, free entry into zoo and T-shirt. Held at Lake Superior Zoo.
Call (218) 730-4500
http://www.lszoo.org

Aug 6th: Whole Foods Co-op Midsummer Food Fest
Time: 10 am-2 pm
A celebration of local and organic food farmer’s market, music prizes and the sign-up for the Eat Local Challenge. Admission is free. Held at Whole Food Co-op.
Call (218) 728-0884
http://www.wholefoods.coop

Aug 6th- Aug 10th: Trans Superior Yacht Race
Time: TBD
The 22nd Biennial Trans Superior Yacht Race. They start in Sault Ste. Marie and finish in Duluth, MN at the north pier in Canal Park.
Call 218-355-0797
http://www.transsuperior.com.

Aug 7th: Live music with "James Moors"
Time: 8 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 7th- Aug 8th: Duluth Huskies vs. Thunder Bay Border Cats
Time: Sun at 5:05 pm/Mon at 7:05 pm
Reserved seating is $8/general seating is $6. Held at the Historic Wade Stadium.
Call (218) 786-9909
http://www.duluthhuskies.com

Aug 8th: Live music with "Teague Alexy"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 9th: "Open Mic Night " at Sir Benedict's
Time: 9 pm
Hosted by Marc Gartman. Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 9th: Chester Creek Concerts
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Enjoy folk music by "Sweet Grass." Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating, while enjoying the beautiful outdoor setting of Chester Bowl at 1801 East Skyline Parkway. Admission is free. Concerts are held throughout the summer at the same time on Tuesdays from June 7- August 9.
Call (218) 730-4300

Aug 9th: Downtown Farmers’ Market
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Local growers, artists, restaurants and entertainers will be involved with the event. Watch for fresh vegetables and fruits, flowers, jams & jellies, hand crafted goat milk products, gourmet sugar cookies and cupcakes, maple syrup and more. Held every Tuesday thru September 13 at the Lake Superior Plaza.
Call (218) 727-8549
http://www.downtownduluth.com

Aug 10th: Live "Blue Grass" Music
Time: 7 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 10th: Sailboat Races
Time: 6 pm
Enjoy a beverage or dine at one of the restaurants with a spectacular view of the sailboat races. View races from Fitger’s Courtyard.
Call (218) 722-8826
http://www.fitgers.com

Aug 10th: Wednesday Night at the Races for Kids
Time: registration 5 pm-5:50 pm and races begin at 6 pm
This race series for children is a great tradition for hundreds families throughout the Northland, and gives children ages 14 & under the opportunity to experience the sport of running in a relaxed and fun environment. Everybody is a Champion at Wednesday Night at the Races! This is a Young Athletes Foundation program. Held at Public Schools Stadium.
Call (218) 727-0947
http://www.grandmasmarathon.com

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

Aug 11th: Lunch with the History People
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Chad Lewis, one of our most popular speakers, intrigued guests at the February 2006, “Lunch with the History People" program with his “Most Haunted Places in Minnesota” discussion. As a researcher and author, Chad has sought out the history behind many inexplicable mysteries, first traveling to uncover and compile the stories of hauntings, then unearthing bizarre newspaper headlines from the early 1900’s, and now capturing the chronicles of gangsters. The Society explores the darker history of Minnesota with author Chad Lewis, as he highlights his book the Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots. Chad invites guests to “put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America’s most infamous gangsters as they turned Minnesota into the land of 10,000 crimes.” His presentation reveals the location of John Dillinger’s unforgettable shootout with authorities, Baby Face Nelson’s secret retreat, favorite gangsters’ haunts and cases from St. Louis County. The event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room, on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN. Free
Call (218) 733-7568
http://www.thehistorypeople.org

Aug 11th- Aug 13th: 3Day Weekend at Teatro Zuccone
Time: visit the Web site for times
It's the 3Day Weekend! Teatro Zuccone offers 6 shows a week - every single week! Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the Teatro will have your entertainment covered! Whether its comedy, a Renegade production, music, dance shows - we will have something to offer in primetime, and late night. To see what's playing each week, visit the Web site.
Call (218) 499-9RTC (9782)
http://3dayweekendmn.com

Aug 11th- Aug 13th: Duluth Playground Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
Time: 7:30 PM
Directed by Michelle Juntunen A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! $15.00 at the door.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayground.org

Aug 11th- Aug 13th: Renegade Presents "Renegade Improv"
Time: 10:30 pm
Start off your weekend the right way – with a hilarious comedy show. This team of fresh, funny local talent performs game-style improvisational comedy with their own competitive twist. Two teams of improvisers compete for points (which they earn from the referee) and laughter (which they earn from you)! It’s fast-paced, smart, entertaining comedy from some of the finest talent our region has to offer. And it's only $5.00! Held at Teatro Zuccone; 222 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth.
Call (218) 336-1414
http://www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Aug 11th- Aug 13th: Renegade Presents "Wild Party"
Time: 8 pm
Welcome to the Roaring Twenties. Queenie and Burrs, a pair of vaudeville performers, decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. And before she knows what’s happening, Queenie begins to fall in love with a handsome stranger named Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs' jealousy erupts and violence rears its ugly head. Sex. Violence. Sin ... and gin. These elements, along with show-stopping choreography and serious vocal fireworks, combine to fuel this bold, bawdy and mesmerizing musical. $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Held at Teatro Zuccone; 222 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth.
Call (218) 336-1414
http:// www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Aug 11th- Aug 14th: The Duluth Playhouse Presents: West Side Story/Romeo and Juliet
Time: 7:00 pm Thurs-Sat/2:00 pm Sun
This year's Youth Repertory Theatre Company will bring the classic tales of West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet to the stage. One musical, one Shakespearean classic; both tales of unfaltering romances that go against all odds. Shows alternate performances while the opposite cast runs all the technical aspects of the show, creating a complete theatre experience for the students. $10.00
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Aug 11th- Oct 9th: Duluth Art Institute Presents: Adam Swanson: Shoulders of Giants
Time: Depot Hours
Adam Swanson will use his debut solo show at the Duluth Art Institute as a way to explore the benefits and pitfalls of using past ideas in order to progress; using emotions as tools rather than a hindrance. “In my work I deconstruct the ideas that are part of our childhood and adult culture. My work also addresses the future, fragility of the human presence, perseverance of nature and underlying threads of danger that underpin societies.” Free.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org

Aug 12th: Greater Downtown Council "Movies in the Park"
Time: 8:20 pm
Movie: Casablanca (102 minutes). Movies in the Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers everyone the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the show under the stars. The movies are free and open to the public! Bring a blanket or folding chair and flashlight. Snacks will be available to buy. Held at Leif Erikson Park, 11th Ave. E. & London Rd. Show will be cancelled if it rains or if winds are too strong.
Call (715) 392-3480 (24-hour movie hot line number)
http://twinportsoutdoormovies.com/mitp.htm

Aug 12th: Live music with "Ragged Blade Band"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 12th: Live Music with Naomi Summers, Yazmin, and Ryan Lane
Time: 8:00 pm
Come join us for a great night of music at Beaners! The show opens with Naomi Summers, and is followed by Yazmín and Ryan Lane.Yazmín is an emerging pianist/songwriter from northern Wisconsin who started studying music at the age of four. At twenty she now combines her varied influences in an elegant songwriting style described as indie/alternative with a fresh, creative American sound. Ryan Lane is an indie/ folk musician from Duluth. He enjoys playing guitar, writing songs, and hanging out in coffee shops! $5 cover at the door. Held at Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 12th- Aug 13th: Aha Moment Tour
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Local residents will have their shot at fame as the Aha Moment Tour makes its way to Duluth. Featuring a one-of-a-kind mobile television studio in a 34’ Airstream trailer, the Aha Moment Tour is setting out to capture and share Americans’ aha moments across the country. It is all part of Mutual of Omaha’s search for their next commercial spots featuring real people sharing real stories. From the participants along the 25-city and 7,900-mile tour, several new 30-second ads will be produced to air next year. Free and event is held at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor’s Center in Canal Parking Lot at 600 South Lake Avenue.
Call (678) 409-8140
http://www.mutualofomaha.com/aha

Aug 12th- Aug 13th: Elegant Dinner Train aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Time: 6:30 pm
Chefs from the area's finest restaurants prepare unique menus onboard our Lake of the Isles dining car. Enjoy delicious cuisine and beautiful scenery along the Lakefront Line. Reservations are required for these excursions. Elegant dining in the grand railroad tradition. All meals served with salad, bread, butter, coffee and dessert. Tickets are $48.00. Limited Seating! Reservations required.
Call (800) 423-1273 or (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Aug 12th- Aug 14th: "Day Out with Thomas" Leader of the Track Tour 2011
Time: Fri-Sun - 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine! A ticket for "Day Out with Thomas" includes the train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an Imagination Station with Arts & Crafts and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor. Tickets are $18 per ticket for ages 2 years and older. Held at the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Call (866) 468-7630 to purchase tickets
http://lsrm.org/Home/thomas/main.html

Aug 12th- Aug 14th: 23rd Annual Bayfront Blues Festival
Time: All day
Live blues music. Held at Bayfront Festival Park.
Call (715) 394-6831
http://www.bayfrontblues.com

Aug 12th- Aug 14th: Steam Train to Two Harbors
Time: 10:30 am
Six-hour excursion to Two Harbors behind the historic steam locomotive SOO #2719. All tickets $46.00. Reservations required.
Call (800) 423-1273 or (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Aug 13th: Live music with Jeffrey James O'Loughlin with opener Ryan Lane
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 13th: Live Music with Pennies for a Dime, Matthew Levitt, and Avenpitch
Time: 8:00 pm
Come down to Beaners for a unique night of Rock n' Roll! Pennies for a Dime is a bues/folk rock band from Duluth whose shows are highlighted by bombastic yet smooth drumming, incredible guitar work, and powerful yet catchy vocals. Next, Matthew Levitt plays the blues of another era, blending biblical Hebrew and plain English into songs about longing, joy, justice and celebration. Finally, Minneapolis-based electro-punk quartet Avenpitch has a raw energy in their sound, as well as refined songwriting skills and musical cyborg interplay. $5 cover charge at door. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 13th- Aug 14th: Duluth Huskies vs. Rochester Honkers
Time: Sat at 7:05 pm/Sun at 5:05 pm
Reserved seating is $8/general seating is $6. Held at the Historic Wade Stadium.
Call (218) 786-9909
http://www.duluthhuskies.com

Aug 13th- Aug 14th: Glensheen's 17th Annual Festival of Fine Art and Craft
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
The region’s most talented artists will gather for Glensheen’s 17th Annual Festival of Fine Art and Craft. The festival takes place on the shores of Lake Superior on Glensheen’s grounds, an absolutely dazzling setting. While the Festival of Fine Art is not the largest show in the state, it just may be the most beautiful. Nestled between the great lake and a majestic mansion, a better location would be hard to find. Area musicians add to the ambience of the festival and vendors make sure that shoppers have plenty of food to fuel their browsing. Free admission, free parking, and free shuttle bus from UMD. House tours will be offered at regular rates during the Festival of Fine Art and Craft from 9:30 am through 4 pm, giving visitors an opportunity to explore Minnesota’s most elegant house museum. Held at Glensheen Historic Estate.
Call (888) 454-GLEN
http://www.glensheen.org

Aug 14th: Big Top Chautauqua present's "Greg Brown"
Time: 7:30 pm
With his “deep trademark voice that sounds as if he swallowed a distant thunderstorm” (Boulder Weekly) Greg Brown is a celebrated singer/songwriter, who has made a nearly annual journey to the Big Top every year since 1993. Brown speaks of his music in the varied tones and honesty that appear in his lyrics. “[My songs are] not all pretty and sweet and uplifting. Some of the roots of this life are turgid and dark,” he said. “Certain writers that are known as writing dark songs, you meet them in person and they're happy but the people who write the happy ones, watch out for them backstage. Tickets: $38/$28/$22. Event is held at the Big Top Chautauqua on Mt. Ashwabay in Bayfield, WI.
Call (888) 244-8368
http://www.bigtop.org

Aug 14th: Live music with "James Moors"
Time: 8 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 15th: Live music with "Teague Alexy"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 15th- Aug 18th: Murder on the Disoriented Express
Time: 6:30 pm
Traveling by train can be fun, romantic, and sometimes dangerous. Take the case of the North Shore Scenic Railroadʹs Elegant Dinner Train. A group of people, most of whom are strangers to one another, sit down to a gourmet meal in the beautiful Lake of the Isles dining car. As the train pulls out of the Depot in Duluth and heads onto the Lakefront Line, the guests in the dining car meet one another and find that there is something just a little off balance. An air of mystery surrounds the alter‐egos of some of the passengers. To quote Sherlock Holmes, "The game is afoot." Almost as if planned to the exact minute, the train crosses Railroad Street and the diesel engine's horn blares out its warning...a shot rings out! One of the passengers has met a cruel and quite fatal end. For the remainder of the evening, your job is to solve the crime and deliver the guilty party to authorities by the time the train returns to the station. Of course, because this is a sophisticated and elegant evening, dinner and cocktails will continue as if there is nothing wrong. Fortunately, there is a world‐ famous detective on board to assist in finding the guilty party. It's an evening of mirth, merriment, and mayhem on The Disoriented Express! Adults (16+): $77.00. Reservations required. Seating is limited! Held aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Call (800) 423-1273 or (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Aug 15th- Aug 20th: Year of the Bat Event at Lake Superior Zoo
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bat Conservation International (BCI) will kick-off its International Year of the Bat campaign at the Lake Superior Zoo. The Lake Superior Zoo has been selected as the first facility in the Western Hemisphere to host an International Year of the Bat event. Further celebrations will follow at prestigious conservation facilities such as the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, the Audubon Society of Portland, and Zoo Atlanta. “Bat Week” celebrations begin at the zoo on Monday and continue all week with bat breakfasts, kid’s activities, a bat house workshop, brown bag lectures with bat experts and nocturnal tours, culminating in an all-day bat party on Saturday.Right now bats need us more than ever, and we also need them $10 for adults/$5 for children (3-12)
Call (218) 730-4900
http://www.lszoo.org

Aug 16th: "Open Mic Night " at Sir Benedict's
Time: 9 pm
Hosted by Marc Gartman. Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 16th: Downtown Farmers’ Market
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Local growers, artists, restaurants and entertainers will be involved with the event. Watch for fresh vegetables and fruits, flowers, jams & jellies, hand crafted goat milk products, gourmet sugar cookies and cupcakes, maple syrup and more. Held every Tuesday thru September 13 at the Lake Superior Plaza.
Call (218) 727-8549
http://www.downtownduluth.com

Aug 16th: Lake Superior Zoo Welcomes Swamp Monkeys
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
A pair of Allen’s swamp monkeys, on loan for the San Diego Zoo, will go on exhibit at the Lake Superior Zoo. After spending 60 days in quarantine, Noki, an 8-year-old male and Karen, a 12-year-old female, will be placed in their new home in the Primate Center. The pair will eventually be introduced to the zoo’s trio of Angolan colobus. In the wild swamp monkeys and colobus, native to the Central Congo River basin of Africa, share habitat.
Call (218)740-4500
http://www.lszoo.org

Aug 16th: Live Music with Jim Wiita
Time: 6:45 am
Come catch an early morning folk show! What better way to start the day? Free. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 16th: Teacher Institute: Marine Debris and Plastics
Time: 4 pm-6 pm
An in-depth look at current research in the Great Lakes Basin. Meet a local scientist, Dr. Lorena M. Rios-Mendoza from University of Wisconsin-Superior, learn about her work and explore relevant curricular connections. Free resources aligned to Minnesota academic standards will be provided to support your teaching and learning! Open to educators in both formal and non-formal settings who work with K-12 students. CEU certificates available. Participants will receive their own kit related to the workshop theme at each workshop. The teaching kits are developed by professional educators and scientists and are content rich, adaptable, hands-on and fun. Pre-registration is required. Call the number listed or email serickson@glaquarium.org. Held at the Great Lakes Aquarium.
Call (218) 740-2007
http://www.glaquarium.org

Aug 17th: Free Summer Skating at the Heritage Center
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Duluth Parks and Recreation is offering free family skating this month at Duluth Heritage Sports Center. The Heritage Sports Center is located at 120 South 30th Avenue West. All sessions are free and open to all ages for pleasure skating. Please bring your own skates.
Call (218) 464-1711
http://www.duluthheritagesportscenter.com

Aug 17th: Live "Blue Grass" Music
Time: 7 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 17th: Open Mic Hosted by The Tico 3
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Styles Welcome -- Original Music Encouraged! Open Mic is a great place to try your hand at performing live music, or just to jam out with your friends! Call Beaners early on Wednesday to reserve your 15 minutes of fame! Free
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 17th: Sailboat Races
Time: 6 pm
Enjoy a beverage or dine at one of the restaurants with a spectacular view of the sailboat races. View races from Fitger’s Courtyard.
Call (218) 722-8826
http://www.fitgers.com

Aug 17th: Wednesday Night at the Races for Kids
Time: registration 5 pm-5:50 pm and races begin at 6 pm
This race series for children is a great tradition for hundreds families throughout the Northland, and gives children ages 14 & under the opportunity to experience the sport of running in a relaxed and fun environment. Everybody is a Champion at Wednesday Night at the Races! This is a Young Athletes Foundation program. Held at Hermantown High School.
Call (218) 727-0947
http://www.grandmasmarathon.com

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

Aug 18th: Second Annual Uncorked for Conservation
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Lake Superior Zoo will hold its second annual Uncorked for Conservation wine and beer tasting event. The event will be hosted by the Lake Superior Zoological Society Board of Directors, with proceeds going toward the zoo’s education and conservation programs. There will be wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, gift basket and mystery bottle raffles and a grand prize drawing for a Big Sandy Lodge & Resort Vacation, including luxury accommodations and full use of resort amenities. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets are available online, at the zoo or from Lake Superior Zoological Society board members. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for $5 each or five for $20.
Call (218) 730-4500 ext.207
http://www.lszoo.org

Aug 18th- Aug 20th: 3Day Weekend at Teatro Zuccone
Time: visit the Web site for times
It's the 3Day Weekend! Teatro Zuccone offers 6 shows a week - every single week! Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the Teatro will have your entertainment covered! Whether its comedy, a Renegade production, music, dance shows - we will have something to offer in primetime, and late night. To see what's playing each week, visit the Web site.
Call (218) 499-9RTC (9782)
http://3dayweekendmn.com

Aug 18th- Aug 20th: Duluth Playground Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
Time: 7:30 pm
Directed by Michelle Juntunen A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! $15.00 at the door.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayground.com

Aug 18th- Aug 20th: Fitger's 128th Anniversary Celebration
Time:
Former Fitger Brewery reunion. Specials in the shops and restaurants. Visit the Web site for contests. Held at Fitger’s Complex.
Call (218) 722-8826
http://www.fitgers.com

Aug 18th- Aug 20th: Renegade Presents "Renegade Improv"
Time: 10:30 pm
Start off your weekend the right way – with a hilarious comedy show. This team of fresh, funny local talent performs game-style improvisational comedy with their own competitive twist. Two teams of improvisers compete for points (which they earn from the referee) and laughter (which they earn from you)! It’s fast-paced, smart, entertaining comedy from some of the finest talent our region has to offer. And it's only $5.00! Held at Teatro Zuccone; 222 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth.
Call (218) 336-1414
http://www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Aug 18th- Aug 20th: Renegade Presents "Wild Party"
Time: 8 pm
Welcome to the Roaring Twenties. Queenie and Burrs, a pair of vaudeville performers, decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of people living on the edge. And before she knows what’s happening, Queenie begins to fall in love with a handsome stranger named Black. After a long night of decadence, Burrs' jealousy erupts and violence rears its ugly head. Sex. Violence. Sin ... and gin. These elements, along with show-stopping choreography and serious vocal fireworks, combine to fuel this bold, bawdy and mesmerizing musical. $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Held at Teatro Zuccone; 222 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth.
Call (218) 336-1414
http:// www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Aug 18th- Aug 21st: Duluth Playhouse Presents: West Side Story/Romeo and Juliet
Time: 7:00 pm Thurs-Sat/ 2:00 pm Sun
This year's Youth Repertory Theatre Company will bring the classic tales of West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet to the stage. One musical, one Shakespearean classic; both tales of unfaltering romances that go against all odds. Shows alternate performances while the opposite cast runs all the technical aspects of the show, creating a complete theatre experience for the students. $10.00
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayhouse.org

Aug 18th- Oct 30th: Duluth Art Institute Presents: Lydia Diemer and Betsy Hunt: Collegial
Time: Depot Hours
Printmaker Lydia Diemer and performance and video artist Betsy Hunt are teaming up to transform the George Morrison Gallery into a multi media exploration of labor movements in the Northland. Each brings their unique medium to the artistic exploration of history and memory as it relates to this timely subject for our region. Free.
Call (218) 733-7560
http://www.duluthartinstitute.org

Aug 19th: Greater Downtown Council "Movies in the Park"
Time: 8:10 pm
Movie: The Bad News Bears (Rated PG/102 minutes). Movies in the Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers everyone the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the show under the stars. The movies are free and open to the public! Bring a blanket or folding chair and flashlight. Snacks will be available to buy. Held at Leif Erikson Park, 11th Ave. E. & London Rd. Show will be cancelled if it rains or if winds are too strong.
Call (715) 392-3480 (24-hour movie hot line number)
http://twinportsoutdoormovies.com/mitp.htm

Aug 19th: Live music with "The Adjustments"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 19th: Live Music with Mary Bue, Brian Just, and Jessica Myshack
Time: 8:00 pm
Mary Bue, pianist/poetess/singer has recently returned to Duluth. She is known for soothing, cathartic and quirky piano and vocal music, full of melodies with symbolic tendencies and the potential to "emotionally sucker-punch" you. The Brian Just Band radiates with gentle breezes of harmony and thoughtfully abstract touches of piano, flute, trumpet and banjo over a pastoral, folk-pop sound that is fresh yet deliberately evokes memories of summers long gone. Jessica Myshack started performing in 2005 and her music has really taken off since then! She has a killer voice and her songs speak of her heart and she sings stories of her experiences. This will be a great evening of beautiful music! Free. Held at BEaners Central Concert Coffeehouse
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 19th: Park Point Garden and Food Festival
Time: Noon - 3:00 pm
Sample good things to eat while learning a thing or two about food and edible gardening at the Lafayette Community Edible Garden’s first Park Point Garden and Food Festival. The festivities include award-winning Minnesota cookbook authors selling & signing their books, cooking demos and tastings, a culinary flea market, and skilled and master gardeners on hand for personal garden therapy sessions. Meet local food celebrities Bea Ojakangas and Arlene Coco, Ojibwe scholar Marlene Wisuri, and doyennes of the Twin City food scene Janice Cole (Chicken and Egg; A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes), Mary Evans (Bistro Chicken), Barb Strand (Smooth and Tasty, Easy to Swallow Foods), Pat Sinclair (Scandinavian Classic Baking). Food demonstrations provided by Byerly’s representatives. And, the Duluth Community Garden Program’s Kale Ambassadors will be on hand to promote their 2011 One Vegetable-One Community initiative. Sponsors of this fundraiser for the Lafayette Community Edible Garden include Cabot Creamery of Vermont, the Minneapolis Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier, Byerly’s, Duluth Community Garden Program, Prairie Kitchen Specialty Foods, Whole Foods Co-op, Canal Park Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Husby Pottery. Event is held at Lafayette Square, 3026 Minnesota Avenue and is free to the public.
Call (218) 260-2149

Aug 19th- Aug 20th: 2011 Skyline Rotary Peach Sale
Time: Friday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm/ Saturday 9:00 am until sold out
Fruit Pick-up Site: Duluth Steam Plant-Canal Park. Fruit not picked up by 10 am Saturday not guaranteed available.
Call
http://www.skylinerotary.org

Aug 19th- Aug 20th: Elegant Dinner Train aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Time: 6:30 pm
Chefs from the area's finest restaurants prepare unique menus onboard our Lake of the Isles dining car. Enjoy delicious cuisine and beautiful scenery along the Lakefront Line. Reservations are required for these excursions. Elegant dining in the grand railroad tradition. All meals served with salad, bread, butter, coffee and dessert. Tickets are $48.00. Limited Seating! Reservations required.
Call (800) 423-1273 or (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Aug 19th- Aug 20th: The Buffalo Valley Music Festival
Time: Friday gates open at 6 pm/ Saturday gates open at 2 pm
Bands include Loverboy and Great White! Please visit the Web site for an entertainment schedule. 2-day pass pricing is $75. Day Pass for Friday - $25. Day Pass for Saturday - $50. (Price does not include camping.) Buy 2 days of camping or tenting for the festival ($34 water & electric per night, $25 per night tenting) and come Thursday before the festival and camp for free! Held at the Buffalo House and the concert venue will be taking place in our hockey rink, seating will be on the hill overlooking the rink so all will have a terrific view of the concert!!
Call (218) 628-7019
http://www.buffalohouseduluth.com

Aug 19th- Aug 21st: Steam Train to Two Harbors
Time: 10:30 am
Six-hour excursion to Two Harbors behind the historic steam locomotive SOO #2719. All tickets $46.00. Reservations required.
Call (800) 423-1273 or (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Aug 20th: Live music with "Deblock & Flynn"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 20th: Live Music with Jill Zimmerman, Mel Sando, and Lookdown moon
Time: 8:00 pm
Jill Zimmerman hails from Becker, Minnesota and plays her mix of acoustic / folk rock / pop music all over the state! Mel Sando will be the intermediate act, with some good ol' blues and country. Finally, Lookdown Moon, an alternative-acoustic band from Duluth, will delight us with their eclectic mix of genres powered by soulful vocals and guitar-driven melodies. $5 cover charge. Held at Beaners Central Concert Cofeehouse
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 20th- Aug 21st: Art in Bayfront Park Art Fair
Time: Sat 10 am-6 pm/Sun 10 am-5 pm/ Pageant Sun 6 pm-8 pm
Situated along the shores of Lake Superior, Art in Bayfront Park Art Fair is held in Duluth’s most eye-catching scenic view in Bayfront Festival Park. This perfect location holds Duluth’s largest art fair, displaying “gallery type” art of over 250 artists throughout the USA. This upscale art fair offers something for every art lover in every price range and every type of art. Whether you like paintings, sculptures, pottery metal or wood handcrafted art or just want to eat a picnic lunch while taking in the breathtaking surroundings this free fair is for you. A new “kids corner” is planned for 2011 with kids doing their own art or jumping on a moonwalk ride. Visit the Web site for more details. So that all ages can participate, Art in Bayfront Park is also holding a Miss Bayfront Princess for ages 3-6, Miss Bayfront Tween for ages 7-12, Miss Bayfront Teen for ages 13-16 along with the main pageant Miss Bayfront ages 17-24. Talent is optional for ages 16 and under and anyone from any state can participate. The Miss Bayfront Park ages 17-24 is open only to contestants who live, work or go to school in Minnesota. Contestants are currently being sought to participate and asked to go to www.ArtInBayfrontPark.com for information. Held at Bayfront Festival Park.
Call (218) 727-8100
http://www.ArtInBayfrontPark.com

Aug 20th- Aug 21st: Billboard Art Project - Duluth, MN
Time: 12:00 am on Saturday through 11:59 pm on Sunday
A Lamar Advertising digital billboard has been privately acquired for a continuous period of 48 hours, during which time sight specific artwork will be on display. 57 artists from all over the U.S. and Europe, including 20 local artists, will have their submissions exhibited within an eight hour show that will repeat six times. Billboard Art Project is a nonprofit organization that acquires digital billboards normally used for advertising and repurposes them as roadside galleries. Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating. In addition to providing artists with a free venue to display their art, free art shows are provided to the public, thus initiating a dialogue between artists, viewers and the public landscape. Digital LED Billboard is located at the intersection of E Central Entrance and S Blackman Avenue, (southeast corner)
Call (804) 648-2422
http://www.billboardartproject.com

Aug 21st: Live music with "James Moors"
Time: 8 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 22nd: Live music with "Coyote"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 23rd: "Open Mic Night " at Sir Benedict's
Time: 9 pm
Hosted by Marc Gartman. Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 23rd: Downtown Farmers’ Market
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Local growers, artists, restaurants and entertainers will be involved with the event. Watch for fresh vegetables and fruits, flowers, jams & jellies, hand crafted goat milk products, gourmet sugar cookies and cupcakes, maple syrup and more. Held every Tuesday thru September 13 at the Lake Superior Plaza.
Call (218) 727-8549
http://www.downtownduluth.com

Aug 23rd: Live Music with Jim Wiita
Time: 6:45 am
Come catch an early morning folk show! What better way to start the day? Free. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 24th: Free Summer Skating at the Heritage Center
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Duluth Parks and Recreation is offering free family skating this month at Duluth Heritage Sports Center. The Heritage Sports Center is located at 120 South 30th Avenue West. All sessions are free and open to all ages for pleasure skating. Please bring your own skates.
Call (218) 464-1711
http://www.duluthheritagesportscenter.com

Aug 24th: History in a Pint
Time: 6:00 pm
This “History in a Pint” discussion will be given by Richard Zahn, who served his country in two wars and in two branches of the military. In the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army, while during the Vietnam War he served in the U.S. Navy. The discussion will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and will be followed by a Q & A session with the audience. The lecture will take place at Rockwood Restaurant in Ely, and event is free.
Call (218) 733-7500
http://www.thehistorypeople.org

Aug 24th: Live "Blue Grass" Music
Time: 7 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 24th: Open Mic hosted by Vincent Cadillac
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Styles Welcome -- Original Music Encouraged! Open Mic is a great place to try your hand at performing live music, or just to jam out with your friends! Call Beaners early on Wednesday to reserve your 15 minutes of fame! Free. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 24th: Sailboat Races
Time: 6 pm
Enjoy a beverage or dine at one of the restaurants with a spectacular view of the sailboat races. View races from Fitger’s Courtyard.
Call (218) 722-8826
http://www.fitgers.com

Aug 24th: Wednesday Night at the Races for Kids
Time: registration 5 pm-5:50 pm and races begin at 6 pm
This race series for children is a great tradition for hundreds families throughout the Northland, and gives children ages 14 & under the opportunity to experience the sport of running in a relaxed and fun environment. Everybody is a Champion at Wednesday Night at the Races! This is a Young Athletes Foundation program. Held at Central Park - Superior.
Call (218) 727-0947
http://www.grandmasmarathon.com

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

Aug 25th: Wine Wars - August is Pinot Grigio!
Time: 6:00 pm
Beaners needs new wine, and the staff wants your input! Come sample many fine versions of pinot grigio, and vote for your favorite! While you drink, enjoy the musical stylings of Jason Wussow and Friends, an upbeat jam bands with lounge, ska, and swing influences! Sure to be good times! Live Jazz and Wine $10. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 25th- Aug 27th: 3Day Weekend at Teatro Zuccone
Time: visit the Web site for times
It's the 3Day Weekend! Teatro Zuccone offers 6 shows a week - every single week! Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the Teatro will have your entertainment covered! Whether its comedy, a Renegade production, music, dance shows - we will have something to offer in primetime, and late night. To see what's playing each week, visit the Web site.
Call (218) 499-9RTC (9782)
http://3dayweekendmn.com

Aug 25th- Aug 27th: Duluth Playground Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
Time: 7:30 pm
Directed by Michelle Juntunen A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! $15.00 at the door.
Call (218) 733-7555
http://www.duluthplayground.org

Aug 25th- Aug 27th: Renegade Presents "Renegade Improv"
Time: 10:30 pm
Start off your weekend the right way – with a hilarious comedy show. This team of fresh, funny local talent performs game-style improvisational comedy with their own competitive twist. Two teams of improvisers compete for points (which they earn from the referee) and laughter (which they earn from you)! It’s fast-paced, smart, entertaining comedy from some of the finest talent our region has to offer. And it's only $5.00! Held at Teatro Zuccone; 222 E. Superior St. in downtown Duluth.
Call (218) 336-1414
http://www.renegadetheatercompany.org

Aug 26th: Greater Downtown Council "Movies in the Park"
Time: 8:00 pm
Movie: Twilight (Rated PG-13/122 minutes). Movies in the Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers everyone the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the show under the stars. The movies are free and open to the public! Bring a blanket or folding chair and flashlight. Snacks will be available to buy. Held at Leif Erikson Park, 11th Ave. E. & London Rd. Show will be cancelled if it rains or if winds are too strong.
Call (715) 392-3480 (24-hour movie hot line number)
http://twinportsoutdoormovies.com/mitp.htm

Aug 26th: Live music with "North Shore Trio"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 26th: Live Music with Lions and Creators, Excuse Me Princess, I the Sky, and Madeline Jefferson
Time: 8:00 pm
Come down to Beaners for a night of great indie music from Duluth's up-and-coming bands! The Lions & Creators from Duluth will start off the night, followed by Excuse Me, Princess (Duluth's sassiest indie pop group), I the Sky, and then Madeline Jefferson! Look for albums coming soon from Lions & Creators and Excuse Me, Princess! $5 cover charge. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5759
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 26th: River Rats Dueling Pianos
Time: Doors open at 9 pm/Show at 10 pm
Come and see the dueling pianos as they preform three kinds of fun Rock-N-Roll, Sing-A-Long, and Wild-N-Wolly. Tickets are $7 at the door. Held at Grandma's Sports Garden.
Call (218) 722-4724
http://www.thesportsgarden.com

Aug 26th- Aug 27th: Elegant Dinner Train aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Time: 6:30 pm
Chefs from the area's finest restaurants prepare unique menus onboard our Lake of the Isles dining car. Enjoy delicious cuisine and beautiful scenery along the Lakefront Line. Reservations are required for these excursions. Elegant dining in the grand railroad tradition. All meals served with salad, bread, butter, coffee and dessert. Tickets are $48.00. Limited Seating! Reservations required.
Call (800) 423-1273 or (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Aug 26th- Aug 27th: Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
Time: Fri 5:30 pm/ Sat 8 am
The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is celebrating 10 years of hard work, paddling, camaraderie and dedication to raising funds for area charitable and worthy organizations. The festival features live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights, food vendors, beer tents and of course, action-packed Dragon Boat racing all day Saturday. The festival is free to the public and is co-hosted by Harbortown Rotary Club of Duluth and Superior Rotary. 100% of the proceeds from the festival are distributed back into the communities of Duluth and Superior. Visit the Web site for a schedule of events. Held at Barker's Island Inn Marina.
Call (866) 336-1107
http://www.lakesuperiordragons.com/

Aug 26th- Aug 27th: The Tribute Fest 2011
Time: check Web site for times
The Tribute Fest is a 2 day event that celebrates Rock & Roll. The event raises awareness and funds to help homeless and jobless veterans in our area. Some of the top Tribute bands in the country perform music from the Beatles to Lady Gaga to AC/DC. Held at Bayfront Festival Park.
Call
http://www.thetributefest.com

Aug 26th- Aug 28th: Steam Train to Two Harbors
Time: 10:30 am
Six-hour excursion to Two Harbors behind the historic steam locomotive SOO #2719. All tickets $46.00. Reservations required.
Call (800) 423-1273 or (218) 722-1273
http://www.northshorescenicrailroad.org

Aug 27th: Live music with Breanne Marie, The American North and Loup Garou
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 27th: Live Music with Gordon Globe, Paper Parlor, and So Close
Time: 8:00 pm
Enjoy a refreshing night of indie music with Gordon Globe (from St. Paul), Paper Parlor (from International Falls) and So Close (from the Twin Ports). You'll get to hear great lyrics, beautiful melodies, bold drumming, and a bit of bluegrass thrown in! $5 cover charge. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 27th- Aug 28th: Engwall's Corn Maze
Time: 10 am-6 pm
Corn Maze just 10 minutes from downtown Duluth. Over 50,000 square feet of “A-MAZING” fun and adventure for the entire family. $6 per person. Held at Engwall’s Garden Center. Held every Saturday and Sunday thru October 15.
Call (218) 727-1177 or (218) 727-8961
http://www.engwalls.com

Aug 28th: Duluth Children's Museum 3rd Annual Bubble Festival
Time: 1 pm-4 pm
How BIG can a bubble be? Can you stand inside a bubble? Can you make your own bubble wand? Find out when you join the festivities during our second annual Bubble Festival, a day of bubble science and fun for the entire family. During the Bubble Festival, the Duluth Boys and Girls Club is offering free rock climbing and the Duluth Heritage Sports Center is offering a free ice skate period. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 200 guests. FREE & open to the public. Call or go to our Web site for details. Held at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center, 120 S 30th Avenue West.
Call (218) 733-7543
http://www.duluthchildrensmuseum.org

Aug 28th: Habitat Here! Festival
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Learn to create a haven for native plants, birds, and butterflies in your yard. Featured speakers, garden tours, native plant sale, kid activities, and ask experts opportunities. Admission is free. Held at the Hartley Nature Center.
Call (218) 724-6735
http://www.hartleynature.org

Aug 28th: KIA of Duluth Time Trials & Carshow on Garfield Avenue
Time: gates open at 8 am
DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SEPTEMBER 11. One of Duluth’s most unique events returns to Garfield Avenue with the nation’s only sanctioned “time trials,” on a public road. Come and watch as more than 100 vehicles take to the streets as they roar down Garfield Avenue at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour over 1/8 of a mile. Ticket prices range from $15 general admission to $20 for bleacher seating. Also, make sure to come early and take in the car show with over 350 vehicles on display, including those scheduled to participate and race in the event. The D.A.D.S Car Audio Sound-Off will also take place during the event and is guaranteed to leave your ears ringing. Held on Garfield Avenue in Duluth’s Lincoln Park.
Call (218) 628-9996
http://www.kernz.com

Aug 28th: Live music with "James Moors"
Time: 8 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 29th: Live music with "Teague Alexy"
Time: 9 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 30th: "Open Mic Night " at Sir Benedict's
Time: 9 pm
Hosted by Marc Gartman. Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 30th: Downtown Farmers’ Market
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Local growers, artists, restaurants and entertainers will be involved with the event. Watch for fresh vegetables and fruits, flowers, jams & jellies, hand crafted goat milk products, gourmet sugar cookies and cupcakes, maple syrup and more. Held every Tuesday thru September 13 at the Lake Superior Plaza.
Call (218) 727-8549
http://www.downtownduluth.com

Aug 30th: Live Muisc with Jim Wiita
Time: 6:45 am
Come catch an early morning folk show! What better way to start the day? Free. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 30th: Teacher Institute: Topic TBA
Time: 4 pm-6 pm
An in-depth look at current research in the Great Lakes Basin. Meet a local scientist, learn about their work and explore relevant curricular connections. Free resources aligned to Minnesota academic standards will be provided to support your teaching and learning! Open to educators in both formal and non-formal settings who work with K-12 students. CEU certificates available. Participants will receive their own kit related to the workshop theme at each workshop. The teaching kits are developed by professional educators and scientists and are content rich, adaptable, hands-on and fun. Pre-registration is required. Call the number listed or email serickson@glaquarium.org. Held at the Great Lakes Aquarium.
Call (218) 740-2007
http://www.glaquarium.org

Aug 31st: Free Summer Skating at the Heritage Center
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Duluth Parks and Recreation is offering free family skating this month at Duluth Heritage Sports Center. The Heritage Sports Center is located at 120 South 30th Avenue West. All sessions are free and open to all ages for pleasure skating. Please bring your own skates.
Call (218) 464-1711
http://www.duluthheritagesportscenter.com

Aug 31st: Live "Blue Grass" Music
Time: 7 pm
Held at Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.
Call (218) 728-1192
http://www.sirbens.com

Aug 31st: Open Mic Hosted by Ryan Lane
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Styles Welcome -- Original Music Encouraged! Open Mic is a great place to try your hand at performing live music, or just to jam out with your friends! Call Beaners early on Wednesday to reserve your 15 minutes of fame! Free. Held at Beaners Central Concert Coffeehouse.
Call (218) 624-5957
http://www.beanerscentral.com

Aug 31st: Sailboat Races
Time: 6 pm
Enjoy a beverage or dine at one of the restaurants with a spectacular view of the sailboat races. View races from Fitger’s Courtyard.
Call (218) 722-8826
http://www.fitgers.com

Aug 31st: Wednesday Night at the Races for Kids
Time: registration 5 pm-5:50 pm and races begin at 6 pm
This race series for children is a great tradition for hundreds families throughout the Northland, and gives children ages 14 & under the opportunity to experience the sport of running in a relaxed and fun environment. Everybody is a Champion at Wednesday Night at the Races! This is a Young Athletes Foundation program. Held at Park Point (Races Followed By Picnic!)
Call (218) 727-0947
http://www.grandmasmarathon.com


*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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