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May 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019
All Day

Rags To Riches....paintings by Leoh
Rags To Riches....paintings by Leoh

Cedar Coffee/Spokengear | Two Harbors MN

This show is full of action and emotion. It features rag dolls, bikes, coffee cups and even a muffin with a cherry on top!

Join us Friday May 3rd to meet Lauri E Olson-Hohman and see her new series of original paintings “From Rags to Riches”. 5-7 pm.

Beer and Wine $1 off and full food menu available. Art and cards on display and for sale through June 30.

May 11, 2019 - June 2, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Greg Lecker Painting Exhibit

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of artworks created by Greg Lecker, Naturalist Plein Air painter.

The exhibit runs through June 2.
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday 1 – 4 pm.

May 23, 2019 - May 27, 2019
All Day

Art Along The Lake

The Spring Gallery Tour features special exhibits, demonstrations, and activities at Galleries throughout Cook County, MN. Celebrated annually over Memorial Day Weekend, it’s the perfect kickoff to a season of Naturally Unforgettable trips to the North Shore of Lake Superior.

May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Greg Lecker Painting Demonstration

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

Join the JHP Art Gallery for a Plein Air demonstration by Naturalist Plein Air painter Greg Lecker. He will be painting the harbor outside the doors of the JHP Art Gallery.

Greg will be painting Friday and Saturday from 10 am-noon and from 1 pm – 4 pm, and on Sunday from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm;
Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm.

May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Spring Gallery Tour

The Spring Gallery Tour features special exhibits, demonstrations, and activities at Galleries throughout Cook County, MN. Celebrated annually over Memorial Day Weekend, it’s the perfect kickoff to a season of Naturally Unforgettable trips to the North Shore of Lake Superior.

May 25, 2019
All Day

Le Grand du Nord Bike Races
Le Grand du Nord Bike Races
100, 58 & 20-Mile Gravel Cycling Classics

Beginning at the spectacular Grand Marais harbor, all three events follow the shores of Lake Superior before climbing to their final destinations. With more than 5500 ft of climbing and a checkpoint view overlooking the Pigeon River and Canada, the 100-mile course is the steepest route of the three Heck Production events. The 58-mile course has plenty of climbing and miles of forested roads. The 20-mile route is a Le Grand-worthy introduction to gravel cycling with its mix of paved and gravel roads, climbing, and great Lake Superior views.

The goal with Le Grand du Nord is to take all that we love about gravel cycling and bring it together for one special weekend. Amazing routes, great beer and food, and time spent outside with your friends and family. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Registration and more information can be found on the Heck of the North web site.

This event is in cooperation with and under a Special Use Permit from U.S. Forest Service, Gunflint Ranger District.

May 25, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chik-Wauk Museum & Nature Center Opening Day

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center | Grand Marais MN

The feature of Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center’s temporary exhibit this season is on the story of two men, Tommy Banks and Billy Needham.

Tommy Banks, a bootlegger and gangster from Minneapolis was active during the days of prohibition.
Billy Needham lived on Bearskin and Hungry Jack Lake and became known for his diamond willow lodge furniture and hand drawn maps.
The two men became friends on the shores of Hungry Jack Lake.

On loan from Mary and Gary Connell, who own Tommy Banks cabin that was built in the 1930’s. The Connell’s have compiled newspaper articles, photographs, and artifacts from the life of Tommy Banks and his cabin caretaker, Billy Needham.

Their grandson John Hutchinson, has spent much time at his grandparent’s cabin on Hungry Jack Lake learning about the gangster Tommy Banks and his close friend Billy Needham.

John has recorded their story which you can listen to while you are visiting the Museum.

The Museum will be open daily May 25 through October 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Nature Center will be open daily May 25 through October 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society has added two new structures to the Chik-Wauk campus.
Open for the 2019 season;

· Watercraft Exhibit Building – a timber frame structure, features early methods of travel on the water in our region.
· Interpretive Cabin – is built on the site of a former Chik-Wauk cabin.

See you this season!

May 25, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Searching for Native Wildflowers
Searching for Native Wildflowers

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors

Join Phyllis Root and Kelly Povo as they chronicle the ten years they spent exploring Minnesota?s woods, prairies, hillsides, lakes, and bogs for wildflowers. Now captured in one book, discover the helpful tips, exquisite photographs, and the story of their own search to find these native beauties. Begin inside with colorful descriptions and adventures of taking pictures, gathering clues, and mapping the way for fellow flower hunters. Then join them outdoor for a hike to illustrate the helpful tips and techniques to finding native wildflowers. Meet in the Visitor Center Theater to begin your wildflower adventure. Book signing!

May 25, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Primitive Fire Starting
Primitive Fire Starting

Tettegouche State Park Visitor’s Center | Silver Bay MN

Without matches, lighters, or other modern tools, most of us would be in big trouble if we needed a fire without them.

Learn traditional and historic fire starting technologies and try them out. We’ll be playing with flint-and-steel, bow drills, magnifiers, and other techniques including the use of native mushrooms and fungi to aid in your efforts.

Drop in program at the fireplace behind the Visitor Center.

May 25, 2019
1:30 pm

Tweet, Soar, Fly
Tweet, Soar, Fly

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors

Discover the many of the birds that call Gooseberry home. Stop by to spin the bird quiz wheel, play spy-a-bird and learn to identify birds by their songs and calls. Meet the naturalists at the Visitor Center Art Column.

Join us on May 18th, 25th, and June 9th!

May 25, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Greg Lecker Plein Air Painting Artist Talk

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery | Grand Marais MN

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an Artist Talk by exhibitor & Naturalist Plein Air painter Greg Lecker. He will also be doing painting demonstrations during the day in the harbor outside the doors of the JHP Art Gallery.

The Artist Talk will begin at 2 pm and his exhibit runs through June 2.

Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm;
Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm.

May 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Lutsen Resort | Lutsen MN

Upcoming Live Music at Lutsen Resort:

May 16 :: Jon Kalberg :: 6-8pm
May 18 :: Gordon Thorne :: 7-10pm
May 21 :: Eric Frost :: 6-8pm
May 23 :: Briand Morrison :: 6-8pm
May 24 :: Joe Paulik :: 7-10pm
May 25 :: Pushing Chain :: 7-10pm
May 28 :: Jim Miller :: 6-8pm

May 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live Music
Live Music

Gunflint Tavern | Grand Marais MN

Upcoming Live Music at the Gunflint Tavern:

May 16 :: Gordon Thorne :: 6:00pm
May 18 :: Pushing Chain :: 8:30pm
May 19 :: Jim McGowan :: 6:00pm
May 23 :: Joe Paulik :: 6:00pm
May 24 :: Northstars :: 8:00pm
May 25 :: Rich Mattson & the Northstars :: 8:00pm
May 26 :: Kenna & Eric :: 7:00pm

Wednesdays Open Mic Night :: 6:30pm

May 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live Music & Events
Live Music & Events

Grandma Rays | Grand Marais MN

Sundays :: Texas Hold Em’ :: 6:15pm
Tuesdays :: Trivia Night :: 7:00pm

May 18 :: Cook County’s Most Wanted :: 8:00pm
May 24 :: Portage Band :: 6:00pm

May 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music, Tours & Events
Live Music, Tours & Events

Castle Danger Brewery | Two Harbors

Tuesdays :: Trivia Tuesday, 6:00pm
Fridays :: Live Music, 7:00pm
Saturdays :: Live Music, 7:00pm

Live Music
May 17 :: John Cron :: 7:00pm
May 18 :: Pushing Chain :: 2:00pm
May 24 :: Melissa Carper & Rebecca Patek :: 7:00pm
May 25 :: Hannah Rey :: 7:00pm
May 31 :: Pushing Chain :: 7:00pm
Jun 1 :: Teague Alexy :: 7:00pm
Jun 14 :: John Cron :: 7:00pm
Jun 15 :: Woodblind :: 7:00pm
Jun 21 :: Elsa Lee :: 7:00pm
Jun 22 :: Billy Johnson :: 7:00pm
Jun 28 :: Pushing Chain :: 7:00pm
Jul 6 :: Dave Cofell :: 7:00pm
Jul 12 :: John Cron :: 7:00pm
Jul 26 :: Pushing Chain :: 7:00pm
Aug 2 :: John Cron :: 7:00pm
Aug 23 :: Dave Cofell :: 7:00pm
Aug 24 :: Pushing Chain :: 2:00pm
Sep 6 :: Pushing Chain :: 7:00pm
Oct 4 :: Pushing Chain :: 7:00pm
Nov 2 :: Pushing Chain :: 2:00pm
Dec 7 :: Pushing Chain :: 2:00pm

May 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert
Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert

Log Cabin | Grand Marais MN

Join Michael Monroe for an enchanting evening of north shore harmonies…a performance and reception in his beautiful log home on the North Shore of Lake Superior, located 7 miles outside of Grand Marais.

2019 DATES
May 25 .. June 22
July 6, 13, 20 & 27
August 3, 17 & 31
September 27 & 28
October 12
November 30
December 28 and 31 – special holiday pricing

Details and reservations.

May 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sky Blue with Horns
Sky Blue with Horns

Bethlehem Lutheran Church | Grand Marais MN

North Shore Music Association presents “Sky Blue with Horns” — a concert celebrating the role of horns in the history of jazz.

Tom Pfotenhauer, a virtuoso on trumpet and flugelhorn, joins Grand Marais’ Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble. Pfotenhauer, a music professor at the UMD, regularly performs classical, jazz, and popular music regionally and nationally. Sky Blue Jazz’s members are Mike Roth, string bass; Karina Roth, vocals; Erik Hahn, saxophone and flute; Eric Anderson, trombone; Thomas Stamps, percussion and vocals: and Mike DeBevec, piano, and vocals.

Enjoy well-known jazz standards from composers such as George Gershwin, Miles Davis, and Chick Corea, pop/jazz fusion tunes from Blood, Sweat and Tears, Sting, and Etta James, and original horn tunes and arrangements by band members Tom Pfotenhauer, Eric Anderson, and Mike DeBevec. Soaring horns, rich vocal harmonies, and complex rhythms will fill the venue, providing a lush and exciting adventure for your ears.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth ages 18 and under. Sold at the event only, starting one-half hour before show time.

May 25, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Signs of Bigfoot
Signs of Bigfoot

Gooseberry Falls State Park | Two Harbors

Animals leave behind clues that can tell us a great deal about the animal. Come and explore the park in a unique and interactive way that allows you to gather information about the hidden creatures of Gooseberry Falls. Try your luck in an inquiry based hunt for the elusive Bigfoot and see what you can learn about this legendary creature. Meet at Lady Slipper Lodge Amphitheater.

Join us May 25th, June 29th, July 27th, and August 3rd!