Magnificent 7

Richard Thomas 

Sherlock Holmes & The First Baker Street Irregular
May 19, 20, 26 & 27
Douglas County Historical Society
The Baker Street Irregulars in Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories are a gang of street boys who help Sherlock Holmes solve mysteries. They have been the subject of numerous spin-offs but the revision in this children’s play is that the group’s leader, Wiggins, is a girl.   ​​

Women Playing Hamlet
May 19-21 & 25-28
Encore Performing Arts, Cloquet
Jessica is set to play Hamlet in a New York production, but every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she's too young. Plus she’s made Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. How can she figure out “to be or not to be” when she can't even figure out herself? An all-female case (a twist on the norm in Shakespeare's day when men played women) acts out this comedy about tragedy.  

New Salty Dog
Friday, May 19, 9 p.m.
Pizza Luce
CD release show of a live album. Brothers Jacob and Owen Mahon are the core of this groove/funk band, which also features Calvin Lund on bass, Sam Deters on guitar and Bryan “Lefty” Johnson on percussion. Opener is indie/dream pop band Sleeping Jesus.  

Duluth Dylan Fest
May 20-28
Duluth and Hibbing
Events include tours of the Duluth Armory and Hibbing High School, a kick-off party at Earth Rider, The Basement Tapes Band at Bent Paddle, The Infidels at Sacred Heart, lectures, concerts at Dylan’s childhood homes in Duluth and Hibbing, and the singer-songwriter contest.  

Mesabi, The Sleeping Giant
Saturday, May 20, 7 p.m.
Virginia High School
World premiere of Dr. Rene Clausen’s choral and orchestral symphony about the Iron Range from its geological formation, its settling by immigrants and its mining. The concert is also a farewell to the beloved Goodman Auditorium, which has hosted concerts since 1917 but is due to be cleared for new construction.  

The Hand That Feeds
Sunday, May 21, 3 p.m.
Caddy Shack
Watch this thriller, about a man who inherits a bar along with its dark secrets, in the very same bar in which it was filmed and try not to look over your shoulder. Adoptable dogs will also be on hand through PJ’s Rescue.  

Mississippi Heat
Thursday, May 25, 8 p.m.
The West Theatre
World-renowned Chicago Blues Hall of Fame band founded in 1991 and led by harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque. They are known for their fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas.