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Events for Friday, August 22

Tribute Fest 2014

Tribute Fest 2014

— 2 to 11 p.m.
Bayfront Festival Park
$15 to $150

The first night of this annual festival o' cover bands will pay tribute to Guns n' Roses, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Elvis and more.

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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

— 5:30 to 11 p.m.
Barker's Island Pavilion
Free

Expecting over 103 teams for the summer of 2014, the Lake Superior Dragon Boat festival will hold its annual water sport event. Food and celebratory music will be provided, and a craft fair and awards ceremony will also take place. This event is open to families and people of all ages. Festival schedule is available for times and more details. 


Andrew W. K.

Andrew W. K.

— 9 p.m.
Rex Bar at Fitger's
$20

Multi-faceted musician and performer Andrew W.K. brings his cavalcade of joy, love and endless freedom to Duluth.

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Movies in the Park: Top Gun

Movies in the Park: Top Gun

— 8:05 p.m.
Leif Erikson Park
Free

In this 1986 action drama,Tom Cruise plays Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a young Naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. He and his Radar Intercept Officer Nick "Goose" Bradshaw are given the chance to train at the Navy's Fighter Weapons School at Miramar in San Diego.


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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Bare: A Pop Opera

Bare: A Pop Opera

— 7:30 p.m.
The Underground
$12 to $16

A contemporary pop opera, Bare follows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality, and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Runs August 14-16, 21-23.


Things to Ruin

Things to Ruin

— 8 p.m.
Teatro Zuccone
$15 to $25

This caberet style rock musical isn't being treated like a performance, it's being treated like a party. Upgrade to a VIP ticket for $7 more that gets you your choice of a beer or gin and tonic, as well as an order of the big soft pretzels.


Fargo-based six-piece ska band the Ska-Skank Redemption, perform with opening acts My Savior's Anthem, the Potluck Communists and Pale in Camparison. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Vivielle

Vivielle

— 8 p.m.
Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe
$5; all ages

Duluth-based alternative-rock band Vivielle releases its first full length album, Time Falls Apart. Micah Tigner opens the show.

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The Pickwick restaurant celebrates its 100th year of operation with a three-day outdoor party under a tent.

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Corey Carlson returns to Big Top Chautauqua for his annual summer concert. Carlson grew up on the very ski hill that is the home of the Big Top and was weaned on all of the legendary performers that have graced this stage. Expect high-energy rock and blues.


Features races on the Amsoil Speedway, evening concerts, and a midway with rides and other attractions.


The Grand Slambovians

The Grand Slambovians

— 7 p.m.
Potter's Shed
$15

The Grand Slambovians perform at Potter's Shed. Children 12 or under are admitted free.


Bear North

Bear North

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


The restaurant that has over 4,500 likes on Facebook before it even opened opens today.


Minnesota Hiking Celebration - Day 2

Minnesota Hiking Celebration - Day 2

— 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Spirit Mountain
Free

This three day celebration will feature guided hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail and programs. Call 701-388-1883 for more information.


James Warren is an acoustic rock/pop singer out of Central Minnesota.


Maddy Siiter

Maddy Siiter

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

Maddy Siiter performs on the patio at Sir Ben's.


Grumpy's Tavern's fifth annual Bash Below the Belt Street Dance features live music by Tempted Fate.


The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

— 8 p.m.
Free

The Lego Movie is the Kettle River Movie in the Park at the softball field on County Road 12. Bring your own seating.

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Tret Fure will be playing in Two Harbors with Rachel Nelson on fiddle and Michael "Stix" Kiley on percussion. Rain site at United Church across the street from the park.


USS Duluth Anchor Dedication

USS Duluth Anchor Dedication

— 2 p.m.

The 12-ton anchor of the USS Duluth will be dedicated on its new Lakewalk site, next to the Vietnam Memorial, behind the Fitger’s Complex.

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LLO Science Friday

LLO Science Friday

— 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Great Lakes Aquarium
Free

The scientists and staff of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory invite the public to board and tour the Blue Heron research vessel and indulge in science. LLO is offering its Science Friday, with presentations on scientific topics, on one more Friday in 2014 -- Sept. 26.

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MACV Stand Down 2014

MACV Stand Down 2014

— 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DECC City Side Convention Center
Free

The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans offers free services such as meals, clothing, VA benefits claims and services, legal assistance, federal and state tax assistance, haircuts, housing and more. For more information call MACV at 218-722-8763.


Psychic Gallery Reading

Psychic Gallery Reading

— 3 to 5 p.m.
$25

Psychic readings by Rachel Marie at R. J.'s Coffee Den, 330 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Register online to reserve a spot.


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

Sing along with the St. Louis River Rats Dixieland trio. It puts you out under the magnolia tree with your mint julip in hand.


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.


Stel and Friends

Stel and Friends

— 5 p.m.
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Free

Friday Night Magic at Rogue Robot

Friday Night Magic at Rogue Robot

— 6 p.m.
Rogue Robot Games & Comics
$5 to $12.98 depending on format

Friday Night Magic (or FNM) is a format of Magic: the Gathering tournaments held Friday nights in gaming stores across the world. They are designed to be a beginner-friendly introduction to organized play. Prizes include Magic booster packs and special promo cards.  

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YogaFest Open House

YogaFest Open House

— 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$3 donation

The YogaFest open house at the Yoga Health Studio space, 16½ N. First Avenue W., features free yoga classes, sound therapy classes, dance classes, a kids yoga class, henna tattoos, and free chair massages, art, food, refreshments and performances from local bands.