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Events for Thursday, August 21

Minnesota Hiking Celebration - Day 1

Minnesota Hiking Celebration - Day 1

— 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Spirit Mountain
Free ($30 for banquet dinner)

This three-day celebration will feature guided hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail, programs, a reception with Rick Nolan, a banquet and a presentation by Luke "Strider" Jordan. Call 701-388-1883 for more information.


Bare: A Pop Opera

Bare: A Pop Opera

— 7:30 p.m.
The Underground
$12 to $16

A contemporary pop opera, Bare follows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality, and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Runs August 14-16, 21-23.


Things to Ruin

Things to Ruin

— 8 p.m.
Teatro Zuccone
$15 to $25

This caberet style rock musical isn't being treated like a performance, it's being treated like a party. Upgrade to a VIP ticket for $7 more that gets you your choice of a beer or gin and tonic, as well as an order of the big soft pretzels.


On behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, the United States Navy Seals Parachute Team (a.k.a. the Leap Frogs) will display its talents by parachuting into the parking lot of Heritage Sports Center.

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Duluth Parks and Recreation has partnered with Men as Peacemakers to run a free weekly sports program for youth ages 7-17 every Thursday.

 

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Traditional Wind-Powered Music

Traditional Wind-Powered Music

— 5 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church
$10 suggested donation

The Summer (Mostly) Thursdays concert series continues with a performance by Laura MacKenzie and Gary Rue.

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The Lincoln Park Farmers Market operates on Thursday evenings through October.


Features races on the Amsoil Speedway, evening concerts, and a midway with rides and other attractions.


Teen Anime & Manga Club

Teen Anime & Manga Club

— 4 to 6 p.m.
Duluth Public Library
Free

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Duluth Public Library's Teen Anime & Manga Club. The group meets monthly on Thursday evenings in the Main Library's Green Room. There will be food, along with anime on the big screen.


The Duluth Fire Dept. has issued a Red Flag Warning for Park Point beaches through 10 a.m. tomorrow due to dangerous rip currents. Everyone should stay out of the water regardless of swimming experience.

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Jake Manders

Jake Manders

— 10 p.m.
Fitger's Brewhouse
Free

Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Jake Manders has a collection of more than 200 original songs.


John & Andy

John & Andy

— 8 to 11 p.m.
Pickwick Restaurant and Pub

Musicians John Seguin and Andy Hauswirth play the Pickwick every Thursday.


Dance Party

Dance Party

— 7 p.m.
Clyde Iron Works
Free

Keith and the Twin Ports Dancers offer dance lessons at Clyde Iron Works on every third Thursday of the month.


Sierra Hull is a mandolin prodigy who has been recognized and nurtured by artists like Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and Chris Thile. The Barefoot Movement, award winners at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, draw from styles of bluegrass, folk, acoustic rock and Americana.

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Arnold Alanen will discuss his book, Morgan Park: Duluth, U.S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town, which outlines the steel plant’s 60 years of history.

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River Rovers Nature Playgroup

River Rovers Nature Playgroup

— 9 a.m. to noon
Billings Park

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Superior is again offering the River Rovers Nature Playgroup for children ages 3-7 on Thursdays until Aug. 28. The playgroup will meet for a fun-filled nature-themed morning.

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Dubh Linn's Thursday-night "Bands in the Back" series continues with acoustic music by Dead End Friends and Chicago bluegrass by Families.


Choice Unlimited’s fourth annual Evening of the Arts is a cabaret-style event showcasing the talent of arts-program students in the disciplines of music, poetry, dancing, acting, visual arts and poetry. 


Jimi Cooper

Jimi Cooper

— 6 p.m.
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Free

Janell Lemire and Betty Braunstein play a program of flute and harp music.


Fuse at Five Casual Happy Hour

Fuse at Five Casual Happy Hour

— 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Inn on Lake Superior
Free

A meet and greet for area young professionals and established business experts, held in the Eagle Harbor Room and outdoor rooftop patio at the Inn on Lake Superior. Verizon Wireless will provide each attendee a complimentary drink ticket and hors d' oeuvres.


Casual Heroclix

Casual Heroclix

— 5 p.m.
Dungeon's End
Free

Free to play. Bring your own forces. Demos given upon request for new players. Register to win foil packs.

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Gordon Thorne

Gordon Thorne

— 8 p.m.
Gunflint Tavern

Trivia Mafia

Trivia Mafia

— 9 p.m.
Pizza Luce
Free; all ages

Devin McKinnon hosts the weekly Trivia Mafia event.

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Duluth Toastmasters Club Meeting

Duluth Toastmasters Club Meeting

— 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
Free

Toastmasters meet every Thursday at 30 W. Superior St. in the Minnesota Power Building.


Pure Movement Yoga Session II

Pure Movement Yoga Session II

— 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Yoga North
$62 to $66.50

This is a seven week class running Jul. 17 to Aug. 28.


Every Thursday.


Celtic Jam

Celtic Jam

— 6 to 8 p.m.
Carmody Irish Pub
Free

Join a group of local musicians as they play Irish standards every Thursday. Bring an instrument or just stop by to grab a pint and some dinner while you listen in.


Maxi Childs Trio

Maxi Childs Trio

— 7 to 10 p.m.
Black Water Lounge at Greysolon
Free

Singer Maxi Childs teams up with bassist Steve Netzel and pianist Russ Sackett (and occasionally drummer Jeff Peabody), playing jazz standards and light pop four nights a week at Black Water.

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Billy Barnard

Billy Barnard

— 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Dubh Linn Irish Pub
Free

Live jazz.


Thirsty Thursday Brewery Tour

Thirsty Thursday Brewery Tour

— 5 to 9:30 p.m.
$79

The Duluth Experience offers behind-the-scenes access and beer samples at three local breweries: Lake Superior Brewing Company, Thirsty Pagan and Bent Paddle.

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Play three or more people. Winner of each round wins a booster pack! Each individual may only win two booster packs per event.


Nordic Auction

Nordic Auction

— 5 p.m.
Nordic Auction Barn

The Nordic Auction takes place every Thursday. Consignments are taken on Tuesdays at noon.