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Events for Saturday, April 18

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

— 7:30 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium

The final production of St. Scholastica’s 2014-2015 Theatre Series is this hit comedy written by Noël Coward and directed by Merry Renn Vaughan.

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Keri Noble

Keri Noble

— 7:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Music Center
$20 to $25

Singer/songwriter Keri Noble tours her new album, Softer Place to Land.


Spring Gayla

Spring Gayla

— 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Greysolon Plaza
$50

Duluth Superior Pride honors local television anchor Dan Hanger at this fundraising event. Food, drink, entertainment and more will be provided.


DSSO: Tributes

DSSO: Tributes

— 7 p.m.
DECC Auditorium/Symphony Hall
$20 to $45

Each piece in this concert is a tribute to a famous composer and his place of belonging.

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

— 8 p.m.
Teatro Zuccone
$15 to $18

Fitzgerald’s classic tale of excess and moral bankruptcy is brought to life by Renegade Theater.

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AAD Shrine Circus 2015

AAD Shrine Circus 2015

— 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Amsoil Arena
$12 to $22

The 69th annual AAD Shrine Circus runs April 17-19. Purchase tickets at the DECC Ticket Office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com.


Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

— 7:30 p.m.
Duluth Playhouse
$15 to $25

This rock opera follows the last week of Jesus' life through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. As Jesus rises to prominence like a modern-day celebrity with his radical teachings and social ideals, not all who follow him are entirely convinced.


Record Store Day at Northwoods Music

Record Store Day at Northwoods Music

— 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free

Buy one, get one vinyl record free in celebration of Record Store Day. Prizes and food are also part of the deal. Northwoods Music, 1608 Tower Avenue, Superior.


Comedy Pro Tour: Nathan Timmel

Comedy Pro Tour: Nathan Timmel

— 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Dubh Linn Irish Pub
$13

Nathan Timmel has recorded several comedy albums, been heard on Sirius/XM and The Bob & Tom Show, and been overseas eight times to entertain American troops. Opening act Mike Lucas was a finalist in the Funniest Person In Iowa Contest and has performed with many national headliners.

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Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

— 7:30 p.m.
UWS Manion Theater
$2 to $12

Rubber Chicken Theater and UW-Superior’s University Theatre present this Tom Lehrer revue. The production features a director and talented cast made up entirely of UW-Superior alumni, including the return to the Twin Ports of David Saffert.


The Adjustments

The Adjustments

— 9 p.m.
Players Sports Bar
Free

The Adjustments is a blues/rock four-piece band based in Duluth.


Brunch with Group Too

Brunch with Group Too

— 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe
Free

Brunch music by Bob and Carol's Group Too.


UMD American Indian Studies Assistant Professor Erik Redix discusses his book, The Murder of Joe White: Ojibwe Leadership and Colonialism in Wisconsin, setting the scene of decades of struggle by the Ojibwe to resist removal to the reservation. This One Book One Community event will be held in the library's Green Room. 

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Duluth East Cheerleading Clinic

Duluth East Cheerleading Clinic

— 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Duluth East High School
$20

Learn cheerleading skills and a routine from EHS cheerleaders and perform for family and friends at the end of the day. Cost includes a t-shirt and a bow. Girls and boys K-11 are welcome. Email brittfrederickson@yahoo.com to register.


Lutsen Mountains hosts the inaugural Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge, with over 500 riders competing for a projected purse of $40,000. The event continues on Sunday.

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CSA Meet and Greet Party

CSA Meet and Greet Party

— 2 to 4 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Free

Farmers and producers will be offering up samples of the food they grow and raise. Meet farmers, get information about the CSA, get questions answered and sign up for 2015 shares.


Nature Play in Early Childhood Workshop

Nature Play in Early Childhood Workshop

— 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UWS Swenson Hall
$50 to $283.26

This seminar will be conducted by Becky Gamache, who has worked in early childhood for 17 years. Today's children spend less time outdoors than any previous generation. Nature play gives children opportunities to take risks, explore, enhance motor skills and expand on developing cognitive, social and language skills. This workshop can be taken noncredit or for academic credit.

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Student Anna Torgerson, a soprano, will be performing. 


Help Raise the Roses

Help Raise the Roses

— 9 a.m. to noon
Leif Erikson Park
Free

City staff and representatives from the Lake Superior Rose Society will be on hand to teach volunteers the spring steps of the "Minnesota Tip" method for tender roses. Rose Garden, 12th Ave. E. and London Rd.

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Duluth’s main MRC teacher Darin Bergsven hosts an open stage for middle school and high school students.

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One shot Dungeons & Dragons adventures designed to be complted in about 4 to 6 hours.


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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Brewery Tours

Brewery Tours

— 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
$79

The Duluth Experience offers three different brewery tours on Saturdays with behind-the-scenes access and beer samples.

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Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh!

— Noon to 4 p.m.
Dungeon's End
$5


Renegade Improv

Renegade Improv

— 10:30 p.m.
Teatro Zuccone
$5

Friday and Saturday night improv shows feature "The Main Event," in which two teams of improvisers compete for points. This show is rated R. Tickets must be purchased at the door.

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Jazz at the Toga

Jazz at the Toga

— 3 to 7 p.m.
Club Saratoga
Free


Spring Silence Retreat

Spring Silence Retreat

— 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yoga North
$70

Spend the morning, potluck lunch, and afternoon in silence in community. Workshop includes yoga practice, meditation and contemplation, as well as time for journaling, walking and resting.

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Yogi Date Night

Yogi Date Night

— 4 to 6 p.m.
Yoga North
$30

Partner-postures are done together, working with balance, support, trust, strength and flexibility.

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A Day of Distraction

A Day of Distraction

— 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Miller Hill Mall
Free

Sponsored by AAA, the Office of Traffic Safety and the Driving 4 Safe Communities Coalition. Try texting and cycling through an obstacle course, play Distract-a-Match, win prizes and more. 


Introduction to Torchworking

Introduction to Torchworking

— 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lake Superior Art Glass
$180

After detailed demonstrations and explanations of tools, safety and history, use a torch and special glass to create small projects such as pendants and marbles. $180 covers instruction, materials and supplies for one student.


UMD Student Recital

UMD Student Recital

— 3 p.m.
Weber Music Hall
Free

Student Lisa Holman, a mezzo soprano, will be performing. 


Bingo

Bingo

— 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free

Proceeds from this event will support four area students traveling to France, Spain and Italy this summer to serve as student ambassadors through the People to People Student Ambassador Program. In addition to bingo and prizes, there will be a silent auction and food and refreshments. 50 cents per board per game. North Shore Community School, 5926 Ryan Road, Duluth.