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Events for Saturday, August 02

The Denfeld Alumni Association inducts twelve new members into the school's hall of fame.

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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

— 7:30 p.m.
Big Top Chautauqua
$78 to $104

Lyle Lovett is a singer, composer and actor who has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums.

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Twinports Lakefest

Twinports Lakefest

— Noon to 8 p.m.
Barker's Island Pavilion
Free

Sean Michel, Saving Vinyl City and local bands are scheduled.


Howling Moon Festival

Howling Moon Festival

— 11 a.m.
Bayfront Festival Park
$70 to $125

This two-day music festival features the alternative country folk-rock singer and songwriter Brandi Carlile as the Saturday-night headliner.

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Dedric Clark

Dedric Clark

— 8 p.m.
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Free

Spirit Valley Days 2014

Spirit Valley Days 2014

— 8:30 a.m.

The five-day extravaganza in West Duluth continues with the Run Like an Animal 5k, a "frummage" sale, a breakfast and garden tour and Memorial Park's Family Fun Day.

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The 37th annual Beerhunters tournament will take place at Wheeler and Wade Fields in Duluth. Simultaneous round-robin style tournments feature mens D and E-level teams and womens C and D teams.

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Jazz at the Toga

Jazz at the Toga

— 3 to 7 p.m.
Club Saratoga
Free


Duluth Farmers Market

Duluth Farmers Market

— 7 a.m. to noon
Duluth Farmers Market

This market in the East Hillside neighborhood is open every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer.


From classic doo-wop to rock-a-billy to pounding rock ‘n’ roll, the Whitesidewalls have entertained audiences through the years with energy, humor and an attention to musical detail.

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Two Harbors Farmers Market

Two Harbors Farmers Market

— 9 a.m. to noon
Thomas Owens Park

Locally grown produce and locally crafted goods.


Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, needs volunteers to collect first-person accounts of military service for its Oral History Project. Intersested persons should attend this training session in the board room at the Depot.

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This 5k event, held on the grounds of the Lake Superior Zoo, is designed to appeal to everyone from serious trail runners to families. Senator Roger Reinert won the men’s division last year.

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The Shillelagh Lads

The Shillelagh Lads

— 7 p.m.
Potter's Shed
Free

The Shillelagh Lads perform at Potter's Shed.


The 10th annual Mesabi Trail Bike Tour begins in Fayal and ends in Coleraine, with shorter routes to choose from. There will be scenic rest stops with food, drink and music along the 69-mile stretch of trail, and a special picnic with entertainment at the ride's end.

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Morrow and Lee La Sohn

Morrow and Lee La Sohn

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


Wrenshall's Brickyard Days in the Backyard

Wrenshall's Brickyard Days in the Backyard

— 11am to 1am
$5

Brickyard Days in the Backyard features a parade, kids activities, a freestyle Motocross stunt show, a food and beer garden, and live music by Briand Morrison, Roxann Berglund and Basement Sessions. Click on the poster thumbnail for the details.


Next of Kin

Next of Kin

— 5 p.m.
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Free

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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Teague Alexy Band

Teague Alexy Band

— 10 p.m.
Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery
Free; 21+

Every first Saturday of the month, musician Randy Anderson performs his variety of blues at Amazing Grace Cafe.


Floydian Slip

Floydian Slip

— 8:30 p.m.
Gunflint Tavern

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


Brewhouse Triathlon 2014

Brewhouse Triathlon 2014

— 8:30 a.m.
$90 to $150

28th annual Brewhouse Triathlon will be held at the newly developed Island Lake Park. The swim will be followed by a bike on the newly paved roads, and the flat and fast run will combine asphalt and gravel roads with plenty of aid stations.

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Wes Hadrich

Wes Hadrich

— 4 to 6 p.m.
Sir Benedict's Tavern on the Lake
Free

Wes Hadrich performs on the patio at Sir Ben's.


Bill & Kate Isles are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth.

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Cam O’Connor was recently a finalist in both the Funniest Person in Cincinnati competition and the Bob & Tom All-Star Contest.

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Woodland Run for the Rink

Woodland Run for the Rink

— 5 p.m.
The Other Place
$25

A 5K run fundraiser. All participants get a meal and t-shirt.


Two Harbors Kayak Festival

Two Harbors Kayak Festival

— 9 a.m.

The 17th annual Two Harbors Kayak Festival will be held on the beach at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors.

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Opera by the Pint

Opera by the Pint

— 7 p.m.
Red Herring Lounge
Free; 21+

Duluth’s own Lyric Opera of the North performs a live pint-sized opera.


Scenic St. Louis River Railroad Tours

Scenic St. Louis River Railroad Tours

— 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
$13.50

The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad tourist train departs on two excursions every Saturday and Sunday, through Oct. 12, for a one-hour and 40-minute ride along the St. Louis River.

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Sax-Zim Bog BioBlitz II

Sax-Zim Bog BioBlitz II

— 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free

Join expert field naturalists in Sax-Zim Bog to identify as many species of flora and fauna as possible in one morning. Meet at the Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center on Owl Avenue west of Cotton, Minnesota. Join a group identifying butterflies, wildflowers, birds, spiders, fungi and more. 


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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Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh!

— Noon to 2 p.m.
Dungeon's End
$5


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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Saturday Night Brewery Tour

Saturday Night Brewery Tour

— 5:30 to 10 p.m.
$79

The Duluth Experience offers behind-the-scenes access to local breweries and distilleries: Fitger's BrewhouseBent Paddle Brewing Company, Vikre Distillery and dinner at Lake Avenue Restaurant & Bar

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Saturday Duluth & Beyond Brewery Tour

Saturday Duluth & Beyond Brewery Tour

— 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$79

The Duluth Experience offers behind-the-scenes access and beer samples at three local breweries -- Canal Park Brewing Company, Borealis Fermentery or Harbor Hops, and Castle Danger Brewing.

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Magic Tournament

Magic Tournament

— 12:30 p.m.
Collector's Connection

Format varies. Call the store at 218-726-1360 for this week's details.


Lil' Goose Story Time

Lil' Goose Story Time

— 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Free

Children ages 2-6 years old are invited to become a Junior Park Naturalist.Read a nature based story, do an activity, get a free book and earn a badge and certificate. Meet at the benches located outside the Visitor Center by the art column.