Magnificent 7

Reader Contributing Staff 

Wednesday evening Concerts at the Pier are held at Glensheen through Aug. 28.

Harlem Quartet
Friday, July 5, 5:30 pm
Bayfield Presbyterian Church
Saturday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Clubhouse on Madeline Island
Part of the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival through July, New York-based Harlem Quartet has been praised for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” (Cincinnati Enquirer) 

Cardboard Boat Race
Saturday, July 6, 1 pm
Boulder Lodge, Hayward
Seventh annual fundraiser for the Northwoods Humane Society with food, raffle prizes and of course the main event, the race of boats made with only duct tape, cardboard and latex paint. Vote on your favorite.

Twin Ports Monsters of Rock Festival
Saturday, July 6, 5:30 pm
Earth Rider Brewery Ground
First annual epic night of pure rock ‘n roll energy, six bands with no boundaries. Local boys are Discord At Dawn, Shadows of Me, Torment, and playing their debut show, Frag. Also from Fargo come Maul and, from Bloomington, Deterioration.

Alexander Markov
Sunday, July 7, 3 pm
Mesabi East High School, Aurora
Monday, July 8, 7 pm
Minnesota North College, Ely
Internationally celebrated violinist, hailed as one of the world’s most captivating and versatile  musicians, , here performing for the Northern Lights Music Festival.

Casual Cult Cinema
Tuesdays through July 30, 6:30 pm
Caddy Shack
Cult classic films free with breakdowns, prizes, specials, giveaways, trivia and more, tailored by Twin Ports Horror Society. Briefs at 6:30 p.m., movie 7 p.m. July 9: Mosquito (1994), July 16: Rock N Roll High School Forever (1991), July 23: Robocop 3 (1993), July 30: Freeway (1996).

Concerts on the Pier
Wednesdays through Aug. 28, 5-8 pm
Glensheen Mansion
Free evening concerts, two bands per night, on the banks of Glensheen, come in by land or lake. Boss Mama & The Jebberhooch take the stage July 10 with Berzerk Blawnds. Free shuttle available from UMD.

Mike Oregano
Thursday, July 11, 5-7 pm
Sir Benedict’s
One-man band from New Jersey performs in a unique jazz/rock style, using his feet to hit the drums as well as an array of fully intuitive pedal boards complete with loopers, bass splits and synthesizers.