Pre-Christmas events

In the midst of bustling about Christmas shopping, shoveling snow, and, for students, working through finals week, don't forget to go out and have some fun. Here is a mix of events for the week that may serve you well. Every day this week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. starting Monday, Dec. 9, UMD's Multicultural Center will be supporting human rights and give you the chance as well, with Write for Rights: Human Rights Letter Writing Campaign for Amnesty International. There will be a table set up in the Multicultural Center where the public is welcome to come and write letters concerning human rights. In case you are feeling in touch with your artsy side in the beginning of the week, Lake Superior College will be hosting a Student Art Exhibit from noon to 10:00 p.m.

Attention all bikers: Sir Ben's having Bike Night on Tuesday, Dec. 10, starting at 6:00 p.m. and will be opening up the mic at 9:00 p.m. Curious about the happenings in Duluth? Head on down to the City Hall at 6:00 p.m. for the Community Development Meeting to get the latest scoop on the Citizen Participation Plan.

UMD just introduced a new major, Cultural Entrepreneurship. In light of it, students and the community are encouraged to go down to Cue and A: A Dialogue with the Community Zeitgeist Theaters and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, to engage in conversation with each other about local and regional issues. Any kind of input is welcome; the more the merrier. Round up a team and get your trivia skills on because the national tour of  Geeks Who Drink will be coming to Tycoons and hosting a quiz night from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Choose your friends wisely that night!

Get in the holiday spirit on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Lake Superior College's A Winter's Night, starting at 7:30 p.m.    The event will consist of instrumental and vocal musical ensemble. Or if you just want to relax with some wine to some guitar, Beaner's Central is hosting The Acoustic Kitchen starting at 7:00 p.m., including half price wine.

Friday the 13th happens to fall on this week. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything superstitious, but I did find some live music and a Christmas exhibit. Tin Can Gin, an up north bluegrass band, is playing at Carmody's at 10:00 p.m. and the Copasetic Lounge will be having an 80's night starting at 8:00 p.m. On both Friday and Saturday this week, a Pepperkakebyen, which translates to "gingerbread city," will be at Norway Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Go check out a whole variety of gingerbread houses and make your own.

With Christmas right around the corner, Duluth has many shopping opportunities coming up. Saturday, Dec. 14, brings another Nice Girls of the North Saturday Sale at the Lakeside- Lester Park Community Center, for it is the second Saturday of the month. The sale will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The third annual  Holiday Photography Extravaganza Sale will be taking place at the Duluth Photography Institute from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Duluth Unitarian Church is also hosting a craft sale called the Neighbor Made Gift Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hopefully you can find a way to make a stop at each one.

Sunday wasn't very hoppin' this week, but At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe is hosting as service industry night with cheap beer and whisky. So go ahead and celebrate all your hard work with a drink and other's who also work in the service industry.

That's a wrap for this week folks. Hope you are enjoying the snow. If you are looking for other events, check out the other local event calendars: Twin Ports Nightlife CalendarPerfect Duluth Day CalendarVisit Duluth CalendarSpirit Mountain Calendar


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