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Events for Saturday, May 30

Festiversary 2015

Festiversary 2015

— 2 to 8 p.m.
Bent Paddle Brewing
$5

An outdoor brewery festival in the parking lot of Bent Paddle Brewing Co., celebrating the brewery's second year of business with live music, food and, duh, beer.


A fund-raising party at the Zeitgeist Arts building that features the live game show Who Wants to be a Zillionaire, featuring hosts Tom Isbell and Tom Albright with contestants Mayor Don Ness and Emily Vikre. Also: drinks, Zeitgeist food, auctions, dancing and local musicians. Three drinks and hors d'oeuvres included with admission.


Duluth Bike Polo

Duluth Bike Polo

— 1 p.m.
Irving Park
Free

Bike polo players from the Twin Cities and Thunder Bay will be in Duluth to teach the game and build momentum to get weekly games happening in Duluth throughout the summer.

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Goody Night

Goody Night

— 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Music Center
$10 suggested donation

A Goody Night is collaborating with over a dozen local talents to host a special edition titled A Goody Night: The Story and Life of Eric Swanson.

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Top pool professionals Earl "The Pearl" Strickland and Dennis "The Hatchet Man" Hatch will be putting on a five-hour show that will include an exhibition match, trick-shot demonstration, coaching tips and challenge matches.

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ALS Walleye Tournament 2015

ALS Walleye Tournament 2015

— 7 a.m.

The 20th annual ALS Walleye Tournament on Island Lake raises money to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gerhig's disease. About 300 anglers are expected to participate, raising roughly $150,000. Anglers depart the Minnesota Power boat landing off County Highway 4 at 7 a.m. Weigh-ins are held from 2 to 3:30 p.m.


International Polka Fest 2015

International Polka Fest 2015

— 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Grand Casino Hinckley
$20.35

The 37th annual International Polka Fest continues with music by Chmielewski Funtime, Craig Ebel & DyVersaCo, Steve Meisner Band, Eddie Korosa Jr. & the Boys from Illinois and more.

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Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn

— 7:30 p.m.
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
$35 to $50

From Here to There

From Here to There

— 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duluth Children's Museum
Free

The Duluth Children’s Museum hosts this free outdoor event to celebrate the grand opening of its new summer exhibit on transportation. There will be a wide variety of rescue and transportation vehicles in the parking lot of the facilities and the first 150 people will receive a free cookie from the Exchange Bakery.

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Call 218-727-1559 to make reservations or for more information.

 

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

— 1 and 4 p.m.
The Underground
$10 to $12

This classic Dr. Seuss story is brought to life in a Theater for Young Audiences production.


The Duluth Huskies baseball club battles the Waterloo Bucks in a Northwoods League game. It's "Backpack Giveaway" night, which means kids age 14 and under will receive a Harley D. Huskie backpack (while supplies last).


Play by the Book

Play by the Book

— 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Miller Hill Mall
Free

The Duluth Library Foundation is hosting eight weeks of children's literacy programming at the mall. This week, the UMD Bulldogs Hockey Team reads books to kids on sports. Children are invited to take home a book courtesy of The Big Red Bookshelf.




Duluth Community Garden Program items will be potted and available in the Leif Erickson Park Rose Garden parking lot, 12th Ave. E. and London Rd., Duluth.


Free glassblowing lessons (first-come, first-served) and demonstrations, door prizes, refreshments, beer tastings and more.


Tree Planting on the Cross City Trail

Tree Planting on the Cross City Trail

— 10 a.m. to noon
Free

The city of Duluth celebrates Bus Bike Walk month by planting trees along a new segment of the Cross City Trail in the friendly West End. Volunteers are asked to meet by the M&H gas station near the intersection of Superior Street and Michigan Street.

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Duluth Farmers Market

Duluth Farmers Market

— 8 a.m. to noon
Duluth Farmers Market

The East Hillside market will be open every Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon throughout the summer. 

 


Play by the Book

Play by the Book

— 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Miller Hill Mall
Free

UMD Bulldogs hockey players read sports books with kids.


One shot Dungeons & Dragons adventures designed to be complted in about 4 to 6 hours.


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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Brewery Tours

Brewery Tours

— 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
$79

The Duluth Experience offers three different brewery tours on Saturdays with behind-the-scenes access and beer samples.

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Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh!

— Noon to 4 p.m.
Dungeon's End
$5


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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Jazz at the Toga

Jazz at the Toga

— 3 to 7 p.m.
Club Saratoga
Free


Brunch with Rooftop Fable

Brunch with Rooftop Fable

— 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe
Free

The punk band goes acoustic.


Bike Cave Open Shop

Bike Cave Open Shop

— 1 to 5 p.m.
Free

The Bike Cave is a volunteer and donation-run bike shop, which is part of the Loaves and Fishes Community. Come build or repair a bike for free, learn more about bike mechanics, or just volunteer. The bike cave is a sober and violence-free environment. 1712 Jefferson St. Call 218-724-2054 with questions. 


Rubber Chicken Theater will present eight world-premiere plays -- all of them created in just 24 hours.



Two bands, one burned-down cafe.


Duluth Audubon Society

Duluth Audubon Society

— 6:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Jay Cooke State Park
Free

A rain-or-shine guided experience with Kris Hiller, park naturalist and Clinton Nienhaus, DAS board member and UMD grad student.

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