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Events for Saturday, February 28

St. David's Day Open Reading

St. David's Day Open Reading

— 7:30 p.m.
Prøve Gallery
Free

The 19th annual St. David’s Day Open Reading honors the 895th anniversary of the canonization of St. David, the patron saint of Wales. Poets of all skill levels, from novice writers to those with established reputations, are invited to read a single original poem and/or a favorite piece by another author.

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Tour Duluth - Celebration of Cross-Country Skiing

Tour Duluth - Celebration of Cross-Country Skiing

— 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free

The Duluth XC Ski Club invites skiers of all ages and skill levels to visit their favorite trails and explore new ones. Ski 5k or 75k. Bring family and friends, meet other skiers along the way, then joinups at Hartley Nature Center at 5:30 for a post-skiing celebration (read: beer, food, and socializing). DXC board members will give a brief “year in review” presentation after dinner. $8 for dinner for non-members; $5 children.


1001 Nights

1001 Nights

— 7 p.m.
DECC Auditorium/Symphony Hall
$16.21 to $55.53

1001 Nights is a night of storytelling and performance by the Minnesota Ballet.


The second annual Fitger's Brewhouse Beard Championships, also known as "the Februhairy Beard Off," is a chance to test facial-growth meddle against some of the best beards in the Northland. Competition registration, and live music by Red Mountain, begin at 10 p.m.; judging of beards is at 11 p.m.

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Beaner's Central celebrates the release of One Week Live, Volume 13 with live performances by Jill Zimmerman, Woodblind, Velvet Pancakes and American Rebels. The cover charge includes a free copy of the CD.


Trial by Jury

Trial by Jury

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

A one-act opera that "skewers the legal system where the jury and judge are objects of a lighthearted satire" by Gilbert & Sullivan.


The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

— 7:30 p.m.
UWS Manion Theater
$2 to $12

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon combines 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White to more obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother. The production is wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation. For ages 11 and up.

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Average Mammals

Average Mammals

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

Average Mammals is a four-piece rock band based out of Hibbing.

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Comedy Pro Tour: Larry Reeb

Comedy Pro Tour: Larry Reeb

— 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Dubh Linn Irish Pub
$13

Larry Reeb is a wise-cracking, politcally incorrect black sheep who has appeared on The Bob and Tom Show. Opening the show is Last Comic Standing veteran Kevin Craft, who engages audiences with tales of hunting, marriage and daily life.

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Soprano Allison Hoffman and tenor David Knoblauch perform in this graduate student recital at UMD.


Rocking and rolling and whatnot.


Depot After Dark

Depot After Dark

— 8:45 to 10:15 p.m.
The Depot (St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center)
$12 to $15

The St. Louis County Historical Society is now giving tours in a "new light." The guided tours will lead visitors through the historic and -- some would allege -- haunted Depot. Each 45-minute tour starts and ends in the Great Hall of the Depot building. There will be a cash bar dispensing liquid spirits while tour guides share ghostly tales before and after tours. For more information, call 218-733-7500. The tour is not intended for children.


2015 Soul Food Dinner

2015 Soul Food Dinner

— 5:30 p.m.
UWS Yellowjacket Union
Free

The Black Student Union organization is again offering its popular soul-food dinner and program at UW-Superior. Music and food highlight this event, which brings the campus and community together to connect with new friends and co-workers of diverse backgrounds.

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Where Flames Confide, a documentary about the Brothers Burn Mountain, premieres. The band plays at 7, and the documentary screens at 8.

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Brilliant Beast

Brilliant Beast

— 10 p.m.
Red Herring Lounge
$5

Monica Laplante and Space Carpet also perform.


The Adjustments

The Adjustments

— 9 p.m.
Players Sports Bar
Free

The Adjustments is a blues/rock four-piece band based in Duluth.


Boku Frequency

Boku Frequency

— 10 p.m.
R. T. Quinlan's Saloon
Free

Terry “Redeye Dread” Gums, Thomas “Too Sharp” Harris and Leo “Psycho Capone” play psychedelic soul, funkadelic rock and electric-earth blues.


The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

— 2 p.m.
UMD Kirby Rafters
$6 to $8

The Vagina Monologues is based on dozens of interviews conducted by Eve Ensler with women. The play addresses female sexuality and the social stigma surrounding rape and abuse. Proceeds benefit PAVSA. 


Spirit Mountain and COGGS host a downhill enduro race for fat-tire bikers and classic mountain-bike riders. This three-stage race runs down the mountain-bike trails and the ski hill.


Winter Walk on the River

Winter Walk on the River

— 1 to 3 p.m.
Free

Join the St. Louis River Alliance for their annual Winter Walk and explore the St. Louis River from a different perspective. For more information about the event, visit the SLRA website at www.stlouisriver.org. For more information, call 218-733-9520 or email slrcac@stlouisriver.org.


The 82nd annual Northwest Bonspiel continues through March 1.


The Thunderheads

The Thunderheads

— 9 p.m.
Gunflint Tavern
Free


Guns 'n' Garters

Guns 'n' Garters

— 9 p.m.
The Other Place
Free


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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Soma Yoga for Cross Country Skiers

Soma Yoga for Cross Country Skiers

— 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Yoga North
$40

This workshop focuses on how Soma Yoga can help release areas of chronic tension and increase functional anatomical movement. The workshop will be followed by a 45-minute ski.


Take in the opulence of the 39-room, 27,000-square-foot Glensheen Mansion under flashlight beam. This tour is available by pre-purchase online only.


Saturday Duluth & Beyond Brewery Tour

Saturday Duluth & Beyond Brewery Tour

— 11 a.m. to 4 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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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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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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Wine-Goblet-Making Class

Wine-Goblet-Making Class

— 6 to 8 p.m.
Lake Superior Art Glass
$59 per person

Create a unique, custom wine goblet stem as you learn to manipulate hot glass. Then, sip a glass of wine while Lake Superior Art Glass’ staff assembles your goblet. 50% down payment and reservation required. 


Crafts & Coffee Micro-bazaar

Crafts & Coffee Micro-bazaar

— Noon to 4 p.m.
Jefferson People's House
Free

Stop by from noon to four and get a free eight-ounce cup of JPH's new house-blend coffee. A variety of local artisans will also be selling their handmade goods.


Jazz at the Toga

Jazz at the Toga

— 3 to 7 p.m.
Club Saratoga
Free


Computers available. First come, first serve. Bring social security numbers and dates of birth for all household members applying and information on current income.