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Events for Thursday, April 17

Closing reception for two exhibitions.

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The Jazz Fusion ensemble from McNally Smith College in St. Paul featuring Dave Jensen on trumpet and Russ King on keys.

Bop Boyz

— 10 p.m.
Red Star Lounge

Midwest-based hip-hop trio Bop Boyz hits Duluth in support of its new album We Created a Monster.

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We will note cancelled or postponed events below as we learn of them, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to check before you go out in the snow.

DPL Book Club

— 6:30 p.m.
Duluth Public Library

"The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway is the featured book. Refreshments served.

Cancelled due to weather. This has been rescheduled to Sept. 18.

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Gordon Thorne

— 7:30 p.m.
Gunflint Tavern

Diet Folk

— 10 p.m.
Fitger's Brewhouse

Magic Smelt Parade Workshop

— 7 to 9 p.m.

Everyone is invited to help create puppets, masks, and costumes for the upcoming Run Smelt Run Parade. The workshop is at 134 W. 1st St. in Duluth, between Pineapple Arts and Bella Flora.

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Sean Emery

— 6 p.m.
West Duluth Branch Library

Sean Emery is a funny guy who juggles stuff.

Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour

— 6 p.m.
$5 to $30

The Green Bay Packers ninth Tailgate Tour comes to Superior Senior High School to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support. Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

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UMD Associate Professor Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Dept. of Communication, will present “My Jewish Journey” in the UMD Library's fourth-floor rotunda.

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The Devil's Arithmetic

— 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
UMD Bohannon Hall

A film screening and discussion of The Devil's Arithmetic will be held in Bohannon 90 on the UMD campus.

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Support UW-Superior athletics with all-you-can-eat shredded pork, shredded chicken, beans, potato salad, pasta salad, garden salad with dressings, cheesecake and beverages. Take-out orders are available.

Duluth Parks and Recreation has partnered with Men as Peacemakers to run a free weekly sports program for youth ages 7-17 every Thursday.


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Heroclix Game Night

— 5 p.m.
Dungeon's End

Free to play. Bring your own forces. Demos given upon request for new players.

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Stand-up Showcase

— 10:30 p.m.
Teatro Zuccone

Every Thursday at 10:30 p.m., catch the best local comedians performing stand-up.

Kaijudo Duel Day

— 6 p.m.
Dungeon's End

Thirsty Thursday Brewery Tour

— 5 to 9:30 p.m.

The Duluth Experience offers behind-the-scenes access and beer samples at three local breweries -- Bent Paddle, Thirsty Pagan and Blacklist Brewing -- and dinner at Thirsty Pagan.

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Every Thursday.

Celtic Jam

— 6 to 8 p.m.
Carmody Irish Pub

Join a group of local musicians as they play Irish standards every Thursday. Bring an instrument or just stop by to grab a pint and some dinner while you listen in.

Maxi Childs Trio

— 7 to 10 p.m.
Black Water Lounge at Greysolon

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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Play three or more people. Winner of each round wins a booster pack! Each individual may only win two booster packs per event.

Billy Barnard

— 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Dubh Linn Irish Pub

Live jazz.

Nordic Auction

— 5 p.m.
Nordic Auction Barn

The Nordic Auction takes place every Thursday. Consignments are taken on Tuesdays at noon.


— 9 p.m.
Aces on First

DJ A.D. plays "music to groove to" every Thursday night.

Community Acupuncture

— 3 to 7 p.m.
Yoga North
$20 to $35

Provided by Emily Hysjulien every Thursday. Contact Emily to make an appointment at 218-491-7037 or emily@emilyheartacupuncture.com.

Pure Movement Yoga

— 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
Yoga North
$87.50 to $95

A ten week class from Mar. 20 to May 22.

Business Plan Writing Course

— 5:30 p.m.
UWS Swenson Hall

A seven-session UWS Entrepreneurial Training Program on writing a business plan. Runs through Mar. 13. Held at UWS, Swenson Hall, Room 2003, Superior.

Italian Dinner

— 6 p.m.

Chef Kevin Ilenda's Italian Dinner featuring six courses paired with Italian wines.

Trivia Mafia

— 9 p.m.
Pizza Luce
Free; all ages

Devin McKinnon hosts the weekly Trivia Mafia event.

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