Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Duluth Area Summer Fun!
Find information about arts, entertainment, sports, recreation, charter fishing, sailing, history, culture, exploration,  and adventure 
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Events for June 1 - June 30

June 1
James Taylor and His All-Star Band
Date: June 1
Time: 8:00 pm
1-800-745-3000 * Visit Website

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AT 10:00 AMAT TICKETMASTER or 1-800-745-3000, also in person at the DECC box office, ticket prices start at $67.00. Held at AMSOIL Arena, 350 Harbor Drive.
June 1
Lake Superior Art Glass presents: Wine Goblet Making Class
Date: June 1
Time: 6:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 * Visit Website

This class is a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! You will create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass' staff assembles your goblet (must be 21 years old to enjoy complimentary wine)! Class is $59.00 per person and held at 202 East Superior Street.
June 1 - 5
The Duluth Superior Film Festival
Dates: June 1 - June 5
Time: varies by event
(612) 227-8015 * Visit Website

An incredible annual 5-day event. DSFF screens numerous independent films, produces music performances and hosts parties in an extravaganza of film, music and art. DSFF brings film directors and industry professionals to the Twin Ports for receptions hosted by the festival, Q & A sessions after screenings and panel discussions.
June 1 - 30
The Duluth Art Institute classes - Fun for All
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Dates: June 1 - June 30
Time: varies by event
(218) 723-1310 * Visit Website

The Duluth Art Institute offers a variety of art classes for adults and youth. The classes cover a range of interests and skill levels. Most classes are held at the Institute inside of the Depot building at 506 West Michigan Street. Please visit their web site for more information on these great classes.
June 1 - 30
Duluth Experience Tours - Something fun for everyone
Dates: June 1 - June 30
Time: varies by event
(218) 464-6337 * Visit Website

The Duluth Experience Tour Company offers a variety of exciting and informative tours for all interests. Their family friendly History Tours will take you on a scenic journey into Duluth's rich history. Looking for adventure? Check out their line of Kayak Adventures on Lake Superior and St. Louis River or hop on a bike for a scenic Road Bike Tour or Mountain Bike Adventure. Then sit back and relax on one of their award winning Brewery Tours and go behind-the-scenes to sample Duluth's amazing craft beer scene. Find out why these guys are the Duluth's #1 Tour Company on Trip Advisor!
June 1 - 30
Duluth Art Institute presents: Hat-Trick: A Celebration of Hockey and Art
Dates: June 1 - June 30
Time: gallery hours
(218) 733-7560 * Visit Website

Hockey and the fine arts may seem at the opposite ends of the cultural spectrum, but the two find surprising common ground in the passion expressed in each field's players: dedication, pain, drama, fight, and fabulous hair. Both share incredibly rich cultural traditions in the Twin Ports and will be jointly celebrated in "Hat- Trick." The work of Tim Cortes, a nationally celebrated sports artist, will anchor "Hat-Trick." His large-scale, photo-realistic colored pencil drawings concentrate on famous athletes and sporting events. Paired with Cortes' work will be a variety of paintings and sculptures that celebrate hockey including an art making piece that the audience can engage in, designed by DAI Executive & Artistic Director Anne Dugan, will also be part of the experience. Held at 506 West Michigan Street.
June 1 - 30
Duluth Art Institute presents: Team Spirit
Dates: June 1 - June 30
Time: gallery hours
(218) 733-7560 * Visit Website

"Team Spirit" will present several three-dimensional installations by Jen Dietrich and Robb Quisling, Their work investigates a variety of sports and often includes elements of sound and smell, contorting the viewer to participate in the game. Work on view will include: * A variety of distilled, sports-related smells presented as colognes such as the leather of a used baseball glove potentially triggering memories; * A "Trainer's Table" installation with shredded gear; * Rock-climbing holds made in resin (the same material used at Vertical Endeavors) and shaped like various human body parts, which gallery visitors can grab as rock climbers would, pushing boundaries of comfort interacting with other bodies; * A video projection of NFL tackles, coupled with gentler music; * A large-scale painting some three feet tall of a hockey face-off spot, coated in wax to mimic ice and with evidence of scratching on the surface, paired with an actual puck waiting to fall on the piece; * A wall hanging created with turf; * A rubber relief sculpture of a gym shower, standing eight feet tall; * Eighteen baseball gloves deconstructed and sewn back together into a single mass, with evidence of the athletes' hands in the worn leather exposed for gallery visitors to touch. Held at 506 West Michigan Street.
June 3
Summer Exhibit Celebration: GeoDome Planetarium Kick-Off
Date: June 3
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(218) 336-1095 * Visit Website

Astronomy, space and rocket activities to kick-off our summer exhibit and Geodome Planetarium. Free and held at the Duluth Children's Museum, 115 South 29th Avenue West in Duluth.
June 4
Lake Superior Art Glass presents: Wine Goblet Making Class
Date: June 4
Time: 11:00 am1:00 pm3:00 pm5:00 am, and 7:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 * Visit Website

This class is a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! You will create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass' staff assembles your goblet (must be 21 years old to enjoy complimentary wine)! Class is $59.00 per person and held at 202 East Superior Street.
June 8
Lake Superior Art Glass presents: Wine Goblet Making Class
Date: June 8
Time: 6:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 * Visit Website

This class is a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! You will create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass' staff assembles your goblet (must be 21 years old to enjoy complimentary wine)! Class is $59.00 per person and held at 202 East Superior Street.
June 9
Disruptive Empathy: Cultivating Healing and Hope for our Troubled Times
Date: June 9
Time: 6:30 pm
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Community Event: Disruptive Empathy: Cultivating Healing and Hope for our Troubled Times with presenter Maureen Walker, Ph.D. Held in the Mitchell Auditorium on the campus at The College of St. Scholastica.
June 11
Split Rock Lighthouse Open House
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Date: June 11
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
218-226-6372 * Visit Website

Enjoy the beauty and history of Minnesota's North Shore during an open house at Split Rock Lighthouse and State Park. Admission is FREE to both the Lighthouse and the State Park. Tour the light station, keeper's house and fog signal building. Stop by the Visitor Center to see exhibits on the North Shore's tourism and commercial fishing industries, and view a film about the early shipping industry on Lake Superior. Admission is free
June 11
The Nice Girls of the North Second Saturday Marketplace
Date: June 11
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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At the Nice Girls of the North Second Saturday Market you'll be treated to free coffee, cookies and door prizes, lively music and a friendly atmosphere. Browse a collection of handcrafted clothing and bags, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, photography, personal care products, baby items and much more. Artists are on hand as personal shoppers to help you select just the right one-of a kind gift for every occasion. One central checkout adds convenience and major credit cards are accepted. Held at the Lakeside Lester Park Community Center (the former Lakeside Library) located at 106 N. 54th Ave. East in Duluth
June 11
Lake Superior Art Glass presents: Wine Goblet Making Class
Date: June 11
Time: 11:00 am1:00 pm3:00 pm5:00 am, and 7:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 * Visit Website

This class is a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! You will create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass' staff assembles your goblet (must be 21 years old to enjoy complimentary wine)! Class is $59.00 per person and held at 202 East Superior Street.
June 13 - 17
Duluth Children's Museum Summer Camps
Dates: June 13 - June 17
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(218) 733-7543 * Visit Website

Urban Gardening Camp (Ages 5-8): Healthy eating, gardening techniques, working in raised beds, science of growing. Non-Member: $155 per week: Members/$185 per week: Non-Members Held at 115 S. 29th Avenue West in Duluth
June 15
Lake Superior Art Glass presents: Pendant Making Class
Date: June 15
Time: 6:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 * Visit Website

Learn to blend colors and to use clear glass to magnify your design while creating a variety of pendants in this introduction class. $59.00 covers the cost of materials and instruction for one student. There is a two-student minimum to run this class. Glass cools slowly in a kiln overnight and is available for pick up the next morning or can be shipped right to your door! Held at 202 East Superior Street.
June 16 - 18
40th Annual Grandma's Marathon   
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Dates: June 16 - June 18
Time: varies by race
(218) 727-0947 * Visit Website

Don't miss the Grandma's Marathon 40th anniversary celebration, June 16-18. This iconic Duluth tradition highlights the very best of the Northland including breathtaking scenery, unparalleled hospitality and passionate community spirit. Races and events throughout the weekend create an experience that runners and their families will cherish forever.
June 17
William A Irvin 5K
Date: June 17
Time: 6:00 pm
(218) 727-0947 * Visit Website

The William A. Irvin 5K kicks off an exciting weekend of running events and festivities surrounding Grandma's Marathon. The 3.1-mile course starts and finishes near the William A. Irvin ore boat located next to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). This race is perfect for people of all ages and abilities. Come down and cheer on the racers, the registration is closed to compete.
June 18
Lake Superior Art Glass presents: Wine Goblet Making Class  
Date: June 18
Time: 11:00 am1:00 pm3:00 pm5:00 am, and 7:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 * Visit Website

This class is a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! You will create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass' staff assembles your goblet (must be 21 years old to enjoy complimentary wine)! Class is $59.00 per person and held at 202 East Superior Street.
June 20 - 24
Duluth Children's Museum Summer Camps
Dates: June 20 - June 24
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(218) 733-7543 * Visit Website

Space Odyssey Camp (Ages 5-8): Planet & stars activities and games, basic engineering and design, inflatable planetarium or trip to UMD? $155 per week: Members/$185 per week: Non-Members. Held at 115 S. 29th Avenue West in Duluth.
June 25
Children's Day at Split Rock Lighthouse
Date: June 25
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(218) 226-6372 * Visit Website

Tours geared for children highlight this popular annual event. Families can learn about the children who lived at the light station, join in special games, crafts and activites. Admission is free for children 0-17; Adults $10; seniors, active military & college students $8; MNHS members are free
June 25
Highland Dance Competition in Fitger's Courtyard
Date: June 25
Time: 9:30 am
(218) 722-0410 * Visit Website

Duluth Scottish Heritage Association Highland Dance Competition. Pre Premier Competition begins at 9:30 a.m./Awards at (approx.) Noon Duluth Scottish Heritage Assn. Pipes & Drums Band performance in Fitger's at 1:00 PM. Premier Competition Begins at 1:30 PM with Award Ceremony to follow. The public is invited to attend the above events at no cost.
June 25
Lake Superior Art Glass presents: Wine Goblet Making Class
Date: June 25
Time: 11:00 am1:00 pm3:00 pm5:00 am, and 7:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 * Visit Website

This class is a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! You will create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass' staff assembles your goblet (must be 21 years old to enjoy complimentary wine)! Class is $59.00 per person and held at 202 East Superior Street.
June 25
6th Annual All Makes Car Show
Date: June 25
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
(218) 349-8413 * Visit Website

This Midwest Mopars North show has a 50/50 raffle, participant voting, great cars (including 70-74 E-Body Mopar), and proceeds benefit Animal Allies and Douglas County Humane Society. Great event and a great cause. Voting ends atnoon with awards at 2:30 pm. Show Cars are $10.00 to enter. Car show is free for public. Held at the Clyde Iron/Heritage Center parking lot at 120 South 30th Avenue West. Event is held rain or shine.
June 25 - 26
Park Point Art Fair
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Dates: June 25 - June 26
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Park Point Art Fair (PPAF) is an annual showcase of visual artwork by 120 juried artists working in clay, photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, wood and glass in a stunning outdoor environment on the shores of Lake Superior. Music, demonstrations, hands-on activities and food
June 27 - 30
Duluth Children's Museum Summer Camps
Dates: June 27 - June 30
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(218) 733-7543 * Visit Website

Express Yourself Art Camp (Ages 5-8): Wide variety of art activities. $155 per week: Members/$185 per week: Non-Members 115 S. 29th Avenue West in Duluth.
June 29
Lake Superior Art Glass presents: Wine Goblet Making Class
Date: June 29
Time: 6:00 pm
(218) 464-1799 * Visit Website

This class is a fun and relaxing way to try torchwork glassblowing! You will create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, enjoy a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass' staff assembles your goblet (must be 21 years old to enjoy complimentary wine)! Class is $59.00 per person and held at 202 East Superior Street.