Beacon’s Best: Duluth Events – November 2019

A list of our favorite events, classes, and experiences in Duluth.

Photo by: Dennis O’Hara

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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 3

A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete “with blond hair and a tan.”

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Gag Me With a Spoon: Community Storyshare
Zeitgeist Teatro
November 11

Join us in the Zeitgeist Teatro on November 11th for ‘Gag Me With a Spoon!’ Adeline Wright of Adeline Inc. is the creator of this event series. ‘Gag Me With A Spoon’ is an evening of open mic storytelling. In theme with the Moth and Mortified podcasts, anybody can come to share true, funny, and interesting stories in eight minutes or less.

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Renegade Improv
Zeitgeist Teatro
November 16

Two teams of improvisers compete for points (which they earn from the referee) and laughter (which they earn from you)!

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Beauty & The Beast
The Playhouse Theater
November 29-December 16

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Experience Something New


The Treehouse Escape Room
Solve Entertainment
Tuesday–Sunday

One of the best escape rooms I’ve been to. Very well thought out and immersive storyline. If you want to solve a mystery not just unlock a bunch of locks and escape this is the place to go. – Amy @ TripAdvisor

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Masquerade Gala
Duluth Art Institute
November 3

Join us for the visual art event of the year! The Duluth Art Institute’s Masquerade Gala celebrates contemporary art, artists, and the community. Your evening includes a three-course meal with a local artist who recently exhibited at the DAI and a gift personally selected by the artist. Dinner catered by Black Woods Catering.

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Learn Something New


Class: Carving Faces in Wood
Duluth Folk School
November 10-11

You will learn about getting facial proportions right, how to start roughing it out and how to finish it. Everyone will go home with one or more (up to 3) carved faces.

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Cooking Class: French Desserts
Blue Heron Trading Company
Thursday Nov.1 @ 6pm

The word dessert comes from the French word “desservir”, which means “to clear the table”. And what better way to celebrate a cleared table than with Tony’s decadent French desserts? Galette; Flourless Chocolate Torte; Chocolate Mocha Dacquoise; and Crème Brulée

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Cooking Class: Fall is in the Air
Blue Heron Trading Company
Thursday Nov. 8 @ 6pm

Favorite recipes from Kay’s fall recipe collection are on tonight’s class menu: Mulled Pear & Apple Cider; Baked Brie with Figs; Napa Coleslaw with Pecans & Peas; Twenty-Minute-Favorite Wild Rice Soup; Indian Spiced Shepherd’s Pie; and Stuffed Baked Apples.

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Cooking Class: Squash Extravaganza
Blue Heron Trading Company
Thursday Nov. 15 @ 6pm

You’ll get plenty of ideas for using the squash from your garden and area farmer’s markets at this evening’s class: Acorn Squash Maple Pie; Afghani Kaddo Bourani with Greek Yogurt, Sweet Harissa, & Fried Leeks; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Soleggiati Tomatoes & Pesto; Butternut Squash Soup; and Curried Squash with Goat.

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