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Events for Thursday, April 24

Damn Yankees

— 7:30 p.m.
Marshall Performing Arts Center
$6 to $18

UMD Theatre presents the classic baseball-themed musical comedy Damn Yankees.

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Watercolorist Cheng-Khee Chee will be on hand to sign his giglée prints. Samples of wine and beer will be available, along with hors d’oeuvres from six area restaurants. There will also be a floor show and auction, with proceeds benefiting the Minnesota Ballet.


Heroes Fund Event

— 4:30 p.m.
Clyde Iron Works

A fundraiser for the Heroes Fund to benefit UMD students who are veterans, active service members, active Reservists and National Guard members who may need financial support as they return to school and transition back into civilian life. Donations are accepted online as well.

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Tony Bennett

— 10 p.m.
Fitger's Brewhouse
Free; 21+


Civic Engagement Family Feud

— 6:30 p.m.
Teatro Zuccone
$20 to $25

The League of Women Voters Duluth is hosting a kick-off event for the LWV Minnesota Capital Campaign with a parody of the TV game show Family Feud

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Taste of the North

— 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$25

Gourmet foods from north shore restaurants, live music by Hannah Rey and a large silent auction. All proceeds benefit North Shore Horizons programs to assist over 300 adults and children affected by domestic and sexual violence in Lake County. Held at Superior Shores Resort, 1521 Superior Shores Dr., Two Harbors.


Pride & Prejuidice

— 7 p.m.
Harbor City Int'l School
$5 to $10

A fresh adaptation of the Jane Austen classic. Directed by Emily Parr. For more info call 218-722-7574.


An encore performance. Costumed actors bring  a classic Sherlock mystery to life. "The Hounds of Baskerville."


Take Back the Night 2014

— 5 to 9 p.m.
Lake Superior Plaza
Free

April is sexual assault awareness month. Sign-waving, tabling and general rallying will take place on the corner of Superior Street and Lake Avenue from 5 to 7 p.m., with music by Mary Bue at 5:30. The annual Take Back the Night March will start assembling at 7 p.m. and commence at 7:30. A rally will follow at 8:15 p.m. 

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Marian Colman's new collection of watercolors showcase her love of landscape. From the ocean and beaches of Cape Cod to Lake Superior and its shores, land and water continue to inspire her. The paintings will remain on display through May 31. 


The Housing Project

— 8 to 9 p.m.

Alan Sparhawk and Steve Garrington entertain.


Timmy Haus

— 7 p.m.
Gunflint Tavern


Twin Ports Web Pros Meetup

— 7 p.m.
Co.Lab
Free

A gathering of area web professionals for sharing ideas, networking and food and drinks. 


Magic Smelt Parade Workshop

— 7 to 9 p.m.
Free

Everyone is invited to help create puppets, masks, and costumes for the upcoming Run Smelt Run Parade. The workshop is at 134 W. 1st St. in Duluth, between Pineapple Arts and Bella Flora.

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All Things Beans

— 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Harrison Community Center
Free

Crafts, recipes, sampling and gardening tips, all surrounding Duluth's 2014 Vegetable of the Year. 

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An Evening of Wine and Jazz

— 5:30 p.m.
UWS Yellowjacket Union
$25 to $35

More than 50 domestic and imported reds, whites, blushes, dessert and sparkling wines, as well as specialty beers, will be served in the Great Room of the Yellowjacket Union. Performing live jazz will be the Greg Kehl Moore Quartet.

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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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An open house for the Nature Preschool (ages 3 to 5) that will be opening in September 2014. Enrollment is now open.


Clean Your Home Naturally

— 6:30 p.m.
Duluth Public Library
Free

Ellen Sandbeck, author of "Green Housekeeping," will be talking about cleaning your home safely and naturally. Children's activities will be provided.


DJ $teve Job$

— 10 p.m.
Red Star Lounge


Rat Pack in the Rath

— 8 to 9 p.m.
Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery
Free

Todd Eckart performs tunes made famous by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra in the Rathskeller at Tycoons.

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Statewide Tornado Drills

— 1:45 and 6:55 p.m.

It's Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week, and that means two statewide tornado drills.

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Heroclix Game Night

— 5 p.m.
Dungeon's End
Free

Free to play. Bring your own forces. Demos given upon request for new players.

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Stand-up Showcase

— 10:30 p.m.
Teatro Zuccone
$5

Every Thursday at 10:30 p.m., catch the best local comedians performing stand-up.


Kaijudo Duel Day

— 6 p.m.
Dungeon's End


Thirsty Thursday Brewery Tour

— 5 to 9:30 p.m.
$72

The Duluth Experience offers behind-the-scenes access and beer samples at three local breweries -- Bent Paddle, Thirsty Pagan and Blacklist Brewing -- and dinner at Thirsty Pagan.

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Every Thursday.


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

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


Billy Barnard

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

Live jazz.


Nordic Auction

— 5 p.m.
Nordic Auction Barn

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


DJ A.D.

— 9 p.m.
Aces on First

DJ A.D. plays "music to groove to" every Thursday night.


Community Acupuncture

— 3 to 7 p.m.
Yoga North
$20 to $35

Provided by Emily Hysjulien every Thursday. Contact Emily to make an appointment at 218-491-7037 or emily@emilyheartacupuncture.com.


Pure Movement Yoga

— 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Yoga North
$87.50 to $95

A ten week class from Mar. 20 to May 22.


Business Plan Writing Course

— 5:30 p.m.
UWS Swenson Hall
$250

A seven-session UWS Entrepreneurial Training Program on writing a business plan. Runs through Mar. 13. Held at UWS, Swenson Hall, Room 2003, Superior.


Trivia Mafia

— 9 p.m.
Pizza Luce
Free; all ages

Devin McKinnon hosts the weekly Trivia Mafia event.

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Children's Challenging Behaviors Workshop

— 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Duluth Public Library
Free

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Minnesota and NAMI Duluth present this workshop on differentiating typical behaviors versus challenging behaviors that require intervention. Course is free but registration is required.