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Events for Thursday, July 30

Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra

Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra

— 7:30 p.m.
Mitchell Auditorium
$10 to $20

Duluth native Emily Van Evera, international recording and concert artist, sings songs of Charles Ives, Vladimír Godár and Ján Levoslav Bella. Also on the program are students of the Quartet Project. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students.


Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Along with the Duluth walk there will be a slient auction with golf packages, vacations, toys, clothes, gift cards and wine.


The musical Titanic, which was produced on Broadway in 1997 and won five Tony Awards, sets sail in this performance.

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Avenue Q

Avenue Q

— 7:30 p.m.
The Underground
$20

Those naughty puppets are back after a sold-out run five years ago at The Playground. A coming-of-age tale of twentysomething humans and puppets navigating the hard knocks of life and love after college in NYC. If PBS made Sesame Street for adults, the characters would live on Avenue Q.


Ringo Deathstarr

Ringo Deathstarr

— 9 p.m.
Pizza Luce
$5

With openers the Farsights and the Keep Aways.


Geeky musicians cover two of the nerdiest rock/pop bands of the late 20th century.

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Duluth's own Hank Williams Sr. cover band, the Hankies, kicks off the Red Star's North Country Thursdays series.


Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair

Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair

— 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free

Duluth WorkForce Center, 402 W. 1st St. Duluth, MN. Network with employers with jobs in many different fields. No registration needed. Individuals needing an accomodation to attend this event should contact 218-302-8400.


Guys & Dolls

Guys & Dolls

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

The classic musical about mobsters, burlesque dancers, gamblers and missionaries.


Try out brass, percussion and other instruments. Bill Alexander and students from the Marshall School Band will introduce the instruments, then help kids try them out. No experience necessary. Held on the Duluth Plaza.


Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

— 7:30 p.m.
Big Top Chautauqua
$75 to $105

Lyle Lovett, the Grammy award-winner musician brings together country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues at the Big Top.

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The Lincoln Park Farmers Market operates on Thursday evenings through October. SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer cards are accepted as payment.


River Rovers Nature Play Group

River Rovers Nature Play Group

— 9:30 a.m. to noon
Billings Park
Free

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Superior is offering the River Rovers Nature Playgroup for children ages 3-7 every Thursday until August 27th. It's a nature-themed morning of activities, crafts, games and stories, with snacks provided. Parents or guardians should be in attendance with their children for the duration of the program. No preregistration is necessary. For more information on River Rovers Nature Playgroup, call the Lake Superior NERR at (715) 392-3141.

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The Duluth Huskies baseball club of the Northwoods League battles the Mankato MoonDogs.


City Sounds: Windjammers

City Sounds: Windjammers

— 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Duluth Public Library
Free

Windjammers will play into the night as free summer band concerts return to the Library Plaza. Chairs will be set up but feel free to bring your own lawn chair.



Duluth band Rock-a-Billy Revue ends the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series season.


Slovenian Polka in America

Slovenian Polka in America

— 2 p.m.
The Underground
Free

The St. Louis County Historical Society hosts a second presentation by Joe Valencic, president of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, on Slovenian polka in America. The event honors the 100th anniversary of polka legends Frank Yankovic and Johnny Pecon. Complimentary birthday cake and beverages will be served.

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Fisherman's Picnic

Fisherman's Picnic

— All day
Free

It’s the 86th Annual Fisherman’s Picnic, and downtown Grand Marais is filled with visitors, crazy-days sales, a craft show, daily contests and prizes, live music, kids' activities and more. Click ahead for full details.


Nathaniel Harvie

Nathaniel Harvie

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


Jim Hall

Jim Hall

— 5 p.m.
Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery
Free

Singer/songwriter Jim Hall performs a happy hour set.


With the explosion of interest in cycling for exercise, recreation and competitive sport in the Twin Ports, providers are faced with increasingly frequent questions regarding training, bicycle safety and various bicycle-related trauma. This event will be a comprehensive workshop -- with sports medicine and orthopedist David Rust, M.D., COGGS and Stewart's Bikes -- for physicians, clinicians, and medical professionals.


Share ideas, pizza and beer with local web professionals at this monthly networking event. In this edition, find out what that stupid computer is really up to, and where the problem lies.

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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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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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Billy Barnard

Billy Barnard

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

Live jazz.


In the Park After Dark

In the Park After Dark

— 5 to 8 p.m.
Harrison Community Center
Free

This weekly program is designed for families with kids of all ages to be able to interact with others within the community. It includes homework help, healthy snacks and art projects. Click here for the theme of this week's program.

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A pops concert including selections from Jurassic Park, 007, and Star Trek. Special appearance by Vikarybyns Lilla Spelmanslag, a Swedish fiddle group.


West Duluth Farmers Market

West Duluth Farmers Market

— 3 to 7 p.m.

The farmers market on the lot between Dairy Queen and Walgreens at 45th Avenue West and Grand Avenue is open every Thursday night during the summer.


Falls Loop Hike

Falls Loop Hike

— 1 to 2 p.m.
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Free

Witness the rich history of Gooseberry Falls State Park on a guided hike. Imagine what Gooseberry would have looked like and see what remains of the past. Meet at the art column right outside of the visitor center.


All-Ages Game Night

All-Ages Game Night

— 6 p.m.
Studio 15
Free

Play an available game or bring one in. Scrabble, Battleship, Killer Bunnies, Munchkins, Quelf and more.


Nordic Auction

Nordic Auction

— 5 p.m.
Nordic Auction Barn

The Nordic Auction takes place every Thursday. Consignments are taken on Tuesdays at noon. Check the website for this Thursday's highlights.


Duluth Toastmasters Club Meeting

Duluth Toastmasters Club Meeting

— 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
Duluth Public Library
Free

Toastmasters meet every Thursday in the Gold Room of the downtown public library.