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Events for Friday, August 01

Howling Moon Festival

Howling Moon Festival

— 1 p.m.
Bayfront Festival Park
$50 to $125

This two-day music festival features the Guess Who as its opening-night headliner. The band's current lineup features two members from its heyday period of the late 1960s and early '70s.

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Hannah McDaniel,  Starling of Athens,  Jake Vainio


Fractal Friday

Fractal Friday

— 8 to 11 p.m.
Clyde Iron Works
Free

The Fractals play at Clyde Iron works on the first Friday of every month.


Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday

— 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duluth Public Library

Local food trucks will be on the Duluth Public Library Plaza every Friday through Aug. 29.

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Spirit Valley Days 2014

Spirit Valley Days 2014

— Noon
Street dance admission: $8

Duluth's premiere street dance (for the 21+ crowd) happens in Ramsey Square from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. A panoply of other events occur throughout the day.

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Beerthoven Festival

Beerthoven Festival

— 6 p.m.
Great Lakes Aquarium
$25 to $35

Get a taste of the best Duluth has to offer as local craft brews are paired with Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra accompaniment. A special V.I.P. gin tasting event with live jazz music will take place at 6 p.m., with Beerthoven starting at 7 p.m.

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Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip

— 8:30 p.m.
Gunflint Tavern

Floydian Slip is a Pink Floyd and Roger Waters tribute band.


Take Me to the Islands

Take Me to the Islands

— 7:30 p.m.
Big Top Chautauqua
$11 to $22

Chautauqua Founder, Warren Nelson, debuts a brand new show, “Take Me To The Islands,” an original musical celebration of the Apostle Islands. 


Duluth Garden Flower Society's annual Flower Show in the Depot's Great Hall will feature a collection of garden specimens and arrangements.


Paul Newberg

Paul Newberg

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


Pompeii

Pompeii

— 2 p.m.
Duluth Public Library
Free

Free showing of the movie Pompeii. Rated PG-13. 


Barbara Jean

Barbara Jean

— 7 p.m.
Potter's Shed
$12

Barbara Jean performs at Potter's Shed.


Wrenshall's Brickyard Days in the Backyard

Wrenshall's Brickyard Days in the Backyard

— 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
$5

Brickyard days in the Backyard features live music, River Rats Dueling Pianos, Fatt Chance, kids activities, vendor area, food and beer garden. Click on the poster thumbnail for the details.


Rev Hillstrom

Rev Hillstrom

— 5 p.m.
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Free

Rev Hillstrom plays several instruments, including the Native American flute.


Standard Deviation

Standard Deviation

— 8 p.m.
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Free


Devin & Mike

Devin & Mike

— 8 p.m.
Island Lake Inn

An acoustic duo performing cover songs of popular artists such as Bruno Mars, Adele, David Guetta, Alannis Morisette and more.


For the first time at Day Out with Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine will be able to talk to his fans. Boys and girls will be cheerfully greeted by the #1 Engine on August 1-3 and August 8-10, when he pulls into the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

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Paper Parlor is an indie/folk trio from International Falls. Bradley Hathaway is a spoken word poet and a folk singer and songwriter from Fort Smith, Ark.

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Two Harbors Kayak Festival

Two Harbors Kayak Festival

— 2 p.m.

The 17th annual Two Harbors Kayak Festival begins with this reception day, featuring a tour of Split Rock Lighthouse at 2 p.m. and packet pickup and social period from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Burlington Bay.


Finnish Immigration Exhibit Opening Reception

Finnish Immigration Exhibit Opening Reception

— 7 to 9 p.m.
Nordic Center
$5 requested donation

Finnish hors d’ oeuvres and live kantele and accordion music will accompany this exhibit entitled “Celebrating 150 years of Finnish Immigration."


Virg Boehland will kick off the evening sharing recorded music from Tom Edison to now.


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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Friday Night Magic at Dungeon's End

Friday Night Magic at Dungeon's End

— 6 to 10 p.m.
Dungeon's End
Purchase of 2 boosters

Magic: the Gathering tournament with standard constructed format. Other variations played as well. Contact the store at 218-624-4121 or dungeonsend @ gmail.com for details.


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.


Thank Goodness it’s Friday Brewery Tour

Thank Goodness it’s Friday Brewery Tour

— 5 to 9:30 p.m.
$79

The Duluth Experience offers behind-the-scenes access and beer samples at three local breweries: Blacklist BrewingCanal Park Brewing and Carmody.

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Friday Night Magic at Collector's Connection

Friday Night Magic at Collector's Connection

— 6 p.m.
Collector's Connection
$5 or purchase of 2 booster packs

This is "standard deck tournament" and a DCI sanctioned event. Newcomers can be registered for free and it only takes a couple minutes. Top prize is 9 booster packs. Additional prizes may be awarded based on attendance.


St. Louis River Rats

St. Louis River Rats

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

The Dixie trio of Matt Mobley on bass, Billy Barnard on banjo and Randy Lee on clarinet plays in the Ratheskellar at Tycoons every Friday.


Parkinson's Dance Studio

Parkinson's Dance Studio

— 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
$3 to $5 suggested donation

Parkinson's Dance Studio is a weekly dance class for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers, family, and friends. New participants always welcome.


Comedy Open Mic Showcase

Comedy Open Mic Showcase

— 10 p.m.
Dubh Linn Irish Pub
Free

Local and regional stand-up comedians and newcomers perform every Friday. Sign up to perform.