Labor Day Weekend coming up

by Joan on August 28, 2014

Bryan Hansel took this photo of Thompson Falls the other day.

Bryan Hansel took this photo of Thompson Falls the other day.

Fall is in the air —  no doubt about it — making Labor Day weekend right on time this year.

It will be pretty quiet in Cook County, but there’s still plenty to see and do.

Moors & McCumber play at What's Upstairs? Stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Moors & McCumber play at What’s Upstairs? Stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Photo by Rodney Bursiel.

First up is a Thursday-night  concert by Moors & McCumber at What’s Upstairs? Stage, above Betsy Bowen’s Studio at 7:30 p.m, Aug. 28, followed by the screening of “Cold Love,” an adventure film about Lonnie Dupre.

Moors & Mc Cumber, who have performed at What’s Upstairs before, are dynamic and highly skilled musicians who  switch up instruments on almost every song.

They play guitar, mandolin, fiddle, tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki, piano, harmonica, cello, weissenborn, ukulele, and create catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live. The acoustics in the space are outstanding, too. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. All invited.

On Friday, North House Folk School will continue its craft demonstrations from 1o a.m.-4 p.m. The demonstrations are held Thursday through Sunday through Sept. 7.   Tina Fung Holder will be demonstrating basketry this week.Free. All invited.

This is the last week of  art demonstrations at the Grand Marais Art Colony. A clay demo will be held in the ceramics studio at 10 a.m. on Friday. All invited.

Internet cartoonist Bill Barnes, who will be giving workshops in cartooning at the Grand Marais Public Library from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, will talk about the upcoming workshops on WTIP’s The Roadhouse on Friday night. Musicians Max Bichel and John Gruber will be in the studio to a few tunes.

On Saturday, the Cook County Farm & Craft Market will be held in the Senior Center parking lot from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. featuring lots of arts and crafts, baked goods and vegetables in season including tomatoes, peppers, onions, kale and lettuce. Maria Nickolay will play.

On Sunday, Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will host an Old Fashioned Pie and Ice Cream Social on the museum front porch and grounds over Labor Day weekend on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As always, there’s a suggested donation for pie, ice cream and beverage. This day also features the annual Chik-Wauk “sidewalk” sale which offers steep discounts on many gift shop items.

Also on Sunday afternoon, MacArthur House celebrates its 14th anniversary with music on the deck with Mad Max & His Flying Circus (The SplinterTones) from 4-7 p.m. Bring your own chair and an appetizer to share. MacArthur House is located at 520 W. 2nd St. All welcome.

In other art news:

Carah Thomas will release her first solo CD at the Radio Waves Music Festival next weekend.

Carah Thomas (Carah Boo) will release her first solo CD at the Radio Waves Music Festival next weekend.

Carah Boo (Carah Thomas) has completed her first solo CD which will be released at the Radio Waves Music Festival next week. The title of the CD is “Big Empty Heart,” the title cut, written by Thomas. The CD features mainly traditional folk songs on mountain dulcimer and voice, along with two originals and three cover songs. Kari Wrich designed the CD cover with a photo by Nina Rizzo. Al Oikari recorded, mixed and produced the CD as well as plays on it.

September artists exhibiting at the Cross River Heritage Center include Trish Hunter, Tim Ostroot, Mary Jane Huggins, Kathleen Gray Anderson and Dave DeGree.

Birchbark Books & Gifts has copies of William Kent Krueger’s latest, “Windigo Island.” They also have John Henricksson’s book, “Over the Portage, Into History.” It was first published as an e-Book.

sivertsonSivertson Gallery is now carrying children’s books. Titles include “Children of the Northlights” by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire“Market to Market” by Nikki McClure; “The Best Part of a Sauna” by Sheryl Peterson, illustrated by Kelly Dupre; and “A Wild Neighborhood” by John Henricksson, illustrated by Betsy Bowen.

Tickets are still available for the Grand Marais Art Colony’s “Tour d’Art: The Legacy,” a homes tour of artists and instructors associated with the Art Colony.

The tour includes the homes of Hazel Belvo and Marsha Cushmore, Sharon and Steve FrykmanLiz Sivertson, Byron Bradley and Dan Quick. The tour is Oct. 4. For more information, call 218-387-2737.

Here’s the music schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 28:

  • Joe Paulik, Music on the Beach, Lutsen Resort, 6 p.m.
  • Moors & McCumber, What’s Upstairs Stage, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29:

  • Briand Morrison, The Pie Place, 6 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Music by the Campfire, Eagle Ridge Resort, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fuzzy Ellis, Gunflint Tavern, 9 p.m.
  • Michael Monroe, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30:

  • Cook County’s Most Wanted, Birch Terrace Pation, 3 p.m.
  • J Squared and The Makers, Papa Charlie’s, 6 p.m.
  • Portage Band, American Legion, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Bluefin Grille, 7 p.m.
  • Pete Kavanaugh, Cascade Lodge Pub, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fuzzy Ellis, Gunflit Tavern, 9 p.m.
  • Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, Papa Charlie’s, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31

  • Mad Max & His Flying Circus, MacArthur House B&B backyard, 4 p.m.
  • Boyd “Bump” Blomberg, Lusten Resort, 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 1

  • Joe & Jessi,  Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3:

  • Jim & Michelle Miller,  Moguls Grille, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne & Bob Bingham, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

We found some great photos this week.

Let’s start out with this great portrait of a man and his dog by David Johnson.

Photo by David Johnson.

Photo by David Johnson.

 

And then a beautiful fall-is-here photo by John Sikkila.

Fall is here. John Sikkila captured it perfectly in this photo of crown coral and spring cap mushrooms.

Fall is here. John Sikkila captured it perfectly in this photo of crown coral and spring cap mushrooms.

 

Here’s a wonderful shot of the northern lights by Heidi Pinkerton.

Photo by Heidi Pinkerton.

Photo by Heidi Pinkerton.

 

We had quite a thunder storm the other night. Travis Novitsky too shot of the storm over the Spirit Tree in Grand Portage.

Photo by Travis Novitsky.

Photo by Travis Novitsky.

Sandra Updyke was out walking the beaches on a windy day and took this image.

Photo by Sandra Updyke.

Photo by Sandra Updyke.

 

Here’s a another beautiful image of our beloved North Shore. It’s by Paul Sundberg.

Photo by Paul Sundberg.

Photo by Paul Sundberg.

 

Stephan Hoglund took this beauty.

Photo by Stephan Hoglund.

Photo by Stephan Hoglund.

 

And Michael Furtman caught this loon parent bringing a BIG fish to its rapidly growing offspring. It took the youngster awhile to swallow it, but he managed, Furtman wrote on his Facebook page.

Photo by Michael Furtman.

Photo by Michael Furtman.

 

Thomas Spence took this great shot of the Temperance (?) River at sunset the other day.

Photo by Thomas Spence.

Photo by Thomas Spence.

And Bryan Hansel captured the Blue Hour in this lovely shot… the Blue Hour is about 45 minutes after sunset when, under the right conditions, everything turns blue. Enjoy!

Photo by Bryan Hansel.

Photo by Bryan Hansel.

And have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, Aug. 28:

  • Joe Paulik, Music on the Beach, Lutsen Resort, 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29:

  • Briand Morrison, The Pie Place, 6 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Music by the Campfire, Eagle Ridge Resort, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fuzzy Ellis, Gunflint Tavern, 9 p.m.
  • Michael Monroe, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30:

  • Cook County’s Most Wanted, Birch Terrace Pation, 3 p.m.
  • J Squared and The Makers, Papa Charlie’s, 6 p.m.
  • Portage Band, American Legion, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Bluefin Grille, 7 p.m.
  • Pete Kavanaugh, Cascade Lodge Pub, 7:30 p.m.
  • Fuzzy Ellis, Gunflit Tavern, 9 p.m.
  • Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, Papa Charlie’s, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31

  • Mad Max & His Flying Circus, MacArthur House B&B backyard, 4 p.m.
  • Boyd “Bump” Blomberg, Lusten Resort, 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 1

  • Joe & Jessi,  Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3:

  • Jim & Michelle Miller,  Moguls Grille, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne & Bob Bingham, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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