Duluth — Happy New Year! 2023 kicks off with a bang in Northland. Here are his six fun picks for the first week of the year.
happy birthday nicolas cage
What about Nicolas Cage’s relationship with Duluth? Absolutely nothing except that he’s an American icon. We’re celebrating with a free event billed as “Cage Film Fest (and Birthday Celebration)”. Films “National Treasure” (2004), “Con Air” (1997), “Face/Off” (also 1997, surprisingly 1997) will be screened sequentially from 17:30 Cash bar and stand with stand, excellent waffles with. Nicolas Cage trivia and prizes. his birthday celebration when the clock strikes the cage. For more information, visit experiencethedepot.org.
DECC sunrise coffee
Use the DECC to take advantage of the newly renovated Symphony Hall Mezzanine. In November, the venue hosted a series of Vinyl Happy Hour events. It now opens early for the Sunrise Coffee morning event every Thursday in January. The concept is simple. If you’re driving, park for free, enter for free between 7-9am, get free Duluth Coffee Co. java, and enjoy a free sunrise from the sky lift bridge. If you miss it, you can’t blame it on inflation. See decc.org for more information.
Book of Dust by Zeitgeist
Philip Pullman’s fantasy book series His Dark Materials (1995-2000) gained many new fans through a TV series based on the books (streamed on HBO Max in the US). The author is now in his second book in a new trilogy that intertwines with the original story, and the first book in that trilogy has been adapted into a play. The Bridge Theater in London hosted the world premiere of The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. This is the story of how infant Laila Belaqua is rescued by her two brave children, and a film of that work is being shown at the Zeitgeist Her Gymma. On Thursdays and Sundays under the auspices of the National Theater Live. For tickets and information, visit zeitgeistarts.com.
Banff Center Mountain Film Festival
The annual Banff Center Mountain Film Festival, hosted by the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club, returns to DECC. Symphony Hall shows movies on Fridays and Saturdays, with exhibits and demonstrations featuring local outdoor recreation vendors. Advertised as “an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world,” the festival explores environmental issues, showcases notable athletes and generally showcases a lot of cool scenery. and information, visit universe.com.
Ski party at Papachary’s
According to the Latzen Mountains website, this weekend’s two-day ski party is “a throwback to the days when skiing was cool and sexy.” It may sound a little rude to today’s skiers, but if you’ve seen the “House of Gucci” you’ll understand the idea. If Charlie Parr had the chance to perform in a cream cable-knit turtleneck, this is it. Lanue and Mae Simpson will join Par in the lineup at Papa Charlie’s on Saturday, while Night Moves, Early Eyes and Phoenix Dion will perform on Friday night. For tickets and information, visit lutsen.com.
Twelfth Night of the Sacred Heart
Let’s say it again to the people behind us. The 12 days of Christmas come after the holidays, not before. Epiphany on Twelfth Night is an occasion for Shakespearean comedy and heartfelt organ playing in Duluth. Felgemaker’s friends are pushing a bit by holding the celebration on Sunday instead of the literal Twelfth Night (Thursday), but there is also historical precedent for it. do you care? There’s hot cider, holiday treats, and really relaxing singalongs. Nothing drowns out his 19th-century pipe organ in Sacred Heart. For more information, visit sacrificeheartmusic.org.