Arts

Planning a Girls Weekend in Duluth

Sometimes you just need to get away with your friends. With beautiful scenery, shopping and fine dining, Duluth is a great place for you to go to take a break from your stressful life. Though it is easy to find something to do in Duluth, it helps to have a plan to maximize your rest and relaxation. Here are a few tips for planning your girls’ getaway weekend in Duluth. Step #1 Reserve a Girlfriend Getaway Package from Beacon Pointe Beacon Point is right on Lake Superior and right on the…


Duluth Events - November 2019

Beacon’s Best: Duluth Events – November 2019 A list of our favorite events, classes, and experiences in Duluth. Photo by: Dennis O’Hara Bentleyville is Opening Early! Bentleyville USA is celebrating its 15th anniversary by opening a full week early! Don’t miss America’s largest free walk-through lighting display. Plus receive 20% off when you stay at Beacon Pointe Resort!  November 17-26 Performing Arts Rocky Horror Picture Show The Underground Theater October 31-November……


Art Classes in Duluth

Painting Class at On the Rocks ArtThey say art imitates life. Like a chameleon, it also imitates its surroundings. It is no wonder that a beautiful town like Duluth is home to so many artists. If you are visiting Duluth, maybe the hills, rocks, streams, and lake will make you want to try out being an artist for a day. Or, you might be an artist already. Then, you can try being an artist in a different location. Duluth has a number of places you can take…


The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

The late great Canadian pianist Glenn Gould once said: “I couldn’t imagine a life in which I would not be surrounded by music. It shelters you from the world, which protects you, which keeps you at a certain distance from the world.” The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) is one place you can go to slip into one of the alternate worlds created by various instruments and voices hitting well-chosen notes with precise timing. Heaven & Earth May 7, 2016 DECC Symphony Hall Learn…


Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Planning Guide

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Planning Guide If you live within earshot of Duluth, Minnesota, you’ve surely heard of Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival. What started in 1999 as a birthday party for its founder, Scott “Starfire” Lunt, has now grown into a week-long, multi-venue, 200-performer celebration of Duluth’s music scene, and people come from all over the region to partake in its offerings. If you’re coming from out of town for your first Homegrown experience, or…


Jam Sessions: Join In And Make Some Music

Jam Sessions: Join In And Make Some Music Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake is a place to hear the live music of Duluth. But if you’re here for a visit, you just might take the chance to join in yourself. There are three main open jam nights at Sir Ben’s. Tuesdays are open mic nights. Wednesdays have the Bluegrass Jams and Thursdays feature the Celtic Jams. At all of them, anyone can join in and there are various skill levels. Like other open mics there is variety in what is…


DSSO

New Year’s At the Oscars (And An Italian Dinner)

Not every city is lucky enough to have a full time professional orchestra, but the DSSO (Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra) is all ours. Their New Year’s concert is an annual highlight and a truly elegant way to spend the evening. Here’s their description of this year’s event: Another year has come and gone in our Nordic Life. Be rewarded for your resilience to chilly temperatures and long dark nights and celebrate the year’s accomplishments with a red carpet celebration. This year-end concert…