Things to do: Rosemaling class, a string concert, an upcoming play and more – Duluth News Tribune


the 42nd Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition in conjunction with the United States National Figure Skating Excel Series, Friday to Sunday, February 4 to 6, DECC and Amsoil Arena. Skaters will compete in FreeSkate, Short Program, Compulsory, Spins, Jumps, Showcase Light Entertainment and Team events. Free entry. Go to


the old Club Saratoga Jazz Quartet will perform live, trackside at the Train Museum, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday through April, 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Admission: $6 and includes a $2 coupon for discounts on all concessions, including cash bar. Soda, coffee and hot chocolate are free.

Free Family Game Night, 5-8 p.m. every Tuesday, Legacy Toys at Miller Hill Mall, Duluth. Try one of the hundreds of games available, from games for young children to serious strategy games.

Great Lakes Aquarium BRRR Garden, a frostier version of its summer beer garden, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, through Feb. 25, Duluth. Enjoy hot sturgeon-themed hot toddies, local craft beverages for adults, and comforting non-alcoholic options served at an artisan outdoor bar. Although socially distanced outdoor tables and chairs are available, space is limited and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to sit around one of our outdoor fire pits overlooking Duluth Harbor. Entry to the BRRR Gardens is free. Families are welcome. Guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.

The Great Lakes Aquarium will maintain regular hours of operation during BRRR Gardens, so exploration of the exhibit floor closes at 6 p.m., outdoor joy and indoor restroom access continues until ‘At 20 o ‘clock. Local food outside is welcome and must be eaten outside. Go to

the Nordic Center23 N. Lake Ave., Duluth, in partnership with the Sami Cultural Center of North America, offers these events to celebrate the Sami National Day and Sami culture. Go to

  • Rosemaling Class, Wednesday February 9, led by local artist Tara Austin. Register on


  • Free live quiz, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 via Facebook.
  • From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 20, take part in an afternoon of arts and crafts that will focus on the Sámi creations that inspired the animators of the film “Frozen II”. Pre-registration is required and a $5 donation per child is appreciated.

Performance of the String Day, featuring more than 70 graduate and middle school student musicians plus the UWS Orchestra, at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 10, at Thorpe Langley Auditorium, 1710 Weeks Ave. UWS. It’s free. Masks are mandatory. Call (715) 394-8115 or email Go to

Sheriff Jack B. Nimble, center, played by Justin Dinger, tells the villainous Phineas Flatworm (Sean Biskey) that the Jig is up and he’s under arrest as the rest of the Digalittledeeper townspeople look on in “The Villain Wore A Dirty Shirt,” performed by the County Seat Theater Company at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet.

Contribution / Joel Soukkala

the County Seat Theater Company features live performances from “The villain wore a dirty shirt” by Tim Kelly at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11-12 and 17-18. as well as at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 19-20, Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet. The on-demand performances will be available for viewing from February 18-20. Call 218-878-0071 or visit

. Masks are mandatory.

Screening of the documentary feature film, “Fresh water,” on the importance of protecting freshwater from the threat of climate change, offered February 19, NorShor Theater


211 E. Superior St., Duluth. Presented by 515 Productions, Planchon’s video production company, all profits from this public event will be donated to the Great Lakes Observatory. Tickets: $25. For more details on the event and to watch the Emmy Award-winning trailer, go to


Seventh Annual Daddy Daughter Princess Ball, 6-9 p.m. March 5, Clyde Ironworks, 2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Includes pizza dinner, dessert, take-home souvenir craft with the Duluth Children’s Museum, photo booth, DJ, balloon twist with Lauralloons, and an appearance by Maleficent. Tickets: $20 for adults, $30 for children 2 years and older and free for younger children. Tickets are available at

. Tickets must be purchased; not available at the door.

Seventh Annual Mother-Son Superhero Ball, 6-9 p.m. March 26, Clyde Ironworks, 2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth. Includes dinner, dessert, photo booth, balloons and a Ghostbusters appearance. Tickets are $20 for adults, $30 for ages 2 and up, and free for young children. Tickets are available at

. Tickets must be purchased in advance; not available at the door.


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