Things to do: Attend the circus, catch an ice skating show or support Ukraine at a music event – Duluth News Tribune
The circus of the sanctuary of Aad, Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10, Amsoil Arena, Duluth. The All New Aad Shrine Circus theme is “Aerial Thrills” and features motorcycles doing backflips, motorcycles inside globes, aerial acts, high wires, aerial poles, trapeze and traditional circus acts . Star Wars fans young and old can also expect to see Chewbacca, who will encounter photo opportunities every day. Discounted tickets only available at area Super One Food Stores; regular priced tickets available from Amsoil on the day of the shows; general admission for all tickets.
Duluth Figure Skating Club Ice Show, Sunday, April 10, Mars Lakeview Arena, 1201 Rice Lake Road. The show features gold medal winners all the way up to 3 year old toddlers. Skating shows, costumes, music, lights, concessions and raffle. Tickets are $10 each or $8 with a non-perishable food donation per ticket. Go to facebook.com/events/701677167688854.
University of Wisconsin Upper Theater and Music departments collaborate to present the musical “The Fantastics” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, Manion Theater, Holden Fine Art Center, 1805 Catlin Ave., Superior. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for students with valid UWS ID. Go to uwsuper.edu/fantasticks or call 715-394-8369.
Twin Ports History Festival, through Monday, April 11, multiple locations in Duluth and Superior. This festival aims to provide those interested in history with the opportunity to listen to and discuss various historical topics with authors and historians of local, regional, national and international renown. The event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Duluth Public History and Museum Studies programs and the multiple heritage organizations that host events. Go to facebook.com/groups/798296631564103 for a list of events.
UWS Music Department features renowned pianists Ji Young Lee, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and Hector Landa, UW-Superior Assistant Professor, for his “Piano duet” performance, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, Thorpe Langley Auditorium, Old Main, 1710 Weeks Ave., Superior. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for students. Call 715-394-8115, email [email protected], or go to uwsuper.edu/calendar/piano-duo-ji-young-lee-and-hector-landa_calendar570004436.
Paul Metsa to headline special benefit for Ukraine with keyboardist Al Oikari (The Big Wu, Cats Under the Stars) with a cast of folk, pop and roots music stars, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Fitger’s Brewhouse Barrel Room, 600 E. Superior St., Duluth. Suggested donation: $20. All funds raised will benefit NovaUkraine.org, a California-based nonprofit that has been providing relief and supporting democracy in Ukraine since 2013.
presents its third annual Mental Health Action Concert featuring Cloud Cult with special guest ELSKA, April 20, Norshor Theatre, 211 E. Superior St., Duluth. All proceeds, including proceeds from artwork created at the Cloud Cult concert, will be used to help Life House develop a recording studio for the young people who benefit from their services. All tickets include a personalized concert shirt available for pickup on the night of the event. Tickets: $23 to $34; available at norshorttheatre.com.
Encore Performing Arts Center offers a Buddy Holly Tribute Show7 p.m. on April 23, and a Tribute to Roy Orbison show, 2:00 p.m. April 24, County Seat Theatre, 2035 Frontage Road, Cloquet. Tickets: $20 per show. Go to eventbrite.com/e/buddy-holly-roy-orbison-by-david-k-2-shows-1-wknd-satsunapr2324-tickets-257431914787.
JDRF Community One Walk, 10am April 30, Duluth Lakewalk Gichi-Ode ‘Akiing (Lake Place Park), on the Lakewalk under Second Avenue East and Michigan Street. The JDRF Community Walk in Duluth is organized by local volunteers. Participants will walk 5 km to raise funds for essential type 1 diabetes research and will have the opportunity to experience a morning of family activities. Go to jdrf.org or call Camille Ice at 218-786-1360.