What's up, Duluth? Opera, jack-o-lanterns and curling

Wednesday, Oct. 16 Love Your Body Day! The Women’s Resource and Action Center celebrates the human body’s beauty in all shapes and sizes, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kirby Commons. There will be free music, treats and an interactive photo booth to share pride for your own shape.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Got Your Back: Bystander Intervention Workshop. This event teaches techniques for stepping into sticky situations with grace. Learn how to intervene when you think something’s wrong. Free donuts and beverages provided from 10–11 a.m. at Griggs Center.


Friday, Oct. 18

Die Fledermaus. “It’s best to blame it all on the champagne.” Join the UMD Department of Theatre as they present a comedic opera with debauchery, dancing girls and more debauchery. The show is set in Gatsby-esque 1920s decadence, with songs sung in English by UMD students. Music by Johann Strauss, directed by Alice Pierce and a live orchestra conducted by Rudy Perrault. Shows run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 to $18.

Saturday, Oct. 19

QASU Fall Drag Show. Do your own thing and go all out in a completely inclusive environment at QASU’s most popular event. Enjoy the party from 7–10 p.m., but arrive early, as space fills quickly. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Sunday, Oct. 20

All Souls Night Community Art Workshop. Indulge your creativity at this community workshop led by local artist Mary Plaster. Pitch in with old friends and meet new ones as you create props for the annual All Souls Night celebration in Duluth. Meet at Pineapple Arts Center from 1–3:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Glensheen Pumpkin Carving Volunteer Event. Get in the Halloween spirit as you help create the atmosphere for Glensheen’s Spooktacular. Artists and students join forces to carve up to 1,000 jack-o-lanterns. Carve from 1–7 p.m. daily until Oct. 23. to receive a free ticket to the Spooktacular. Call 218-726-8910 to reserve a time.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Learn to Curl Clinic. Get in on one of the oldest team sports in history with this curling lesson. Professionals teach you correct and safe technique for free from 6–8 p.m. at the Duluth Curling Club. Those interested should sign up online at http://www.duluthcurlingclub.org/about-curling/learn-to-curl/. Wear a medium-weight sweater or lightweight jacket and clean, non-street shoes.

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