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Beer Garden at Glensheen – Earth Rider Brewery

Back by popular demand from its debut last year, Beer Garden at Glensheen. A new Wednesday night event series for the month of June.
 
As we continue Chester and Clara’s love of highlighting the talent in our own state we are showcasing the awesome brewing companies we have here in the twin ports.
 
This event is also a throwback to the public beer garden that was on the estate when it was the Tischer Farm prior to the Congdon’s owning it.
 
A different local brewery will be featured each week of Beer Garden. Guests will have the opportunity to sip on their beer and chat with the brewers in the Amusement Room. Brewers will give a short talk about their brewery and beer a half hour into the event at 7:30 pm.
 
While the event will take place in Winter Garden, the grounds will be open and exploration is encouraged!
 
The evening will be complete with yard games like bags and ladder golf on the estate. Get ready to enjoy Glensheen’s grounds with a local craft beer in hand.
 
Then finish the night with a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.

Event admission is free to the public. Beer will be sold at cash bars.

Stage 2 Presents: Much Ado About Nothing (at Glensheen!)

Directed by Simon VanVactor-Lee
Tuesdays and Thursdays June 12-28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Glensheen – 3300 London Rd, Duluth, MN, 55804
General admission seating | FREE (donations appreciated!)

Three bros come to Messina looking to party, and maybe to find love; but one estranged brother is ready to orchestrate some sinister sabotage.

William Shakespeare’s classic tale of romance and deception comes to life in a 90-minute roaming performance, set at three locations around the grounds of Duluth’s beautiful Glensheen Historic Estate.


Please note: This is a free, unticketed event. Admission will be first come, first serve at the gate. You may want to arrive early to claim a spot. We will be admitting 50 people for each performance. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


FAQs

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You may park in Glensheen’s parking lot. There are also bike racks present, and the nearest DTA bus route has a stop a short walk away.

Q: What can/should I bring into the event?
Bring something to take pictures, because we’re going to have a photo contest going on (more info coming soon!).

  • Chairs will be provided.
  • We recommend you come with bug spray on.
  • We ask that you do NOT bring your own food or beverage, other than water.

Q: Can I smoke or vape before or during the show?
For the comfort of our actors and audience, smoking and vaping will not be permitted on the grounds.

Q: Can my dog come?
As much as we love our furry friends, it is against Glensheen’s policy to allow animals on the grounds.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email us at [email protected]

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. This is an unticketed event, but please remember that space is limited, so show up early!

Q: How long is the show?
The show will run 90 minutes with no intermission.

Q: What does “roaming performance” mean?
In order to capitalize on the gorgeous grounds of Glensheen, we’ve set up three different locations for audience seating around Glensheen’s grounds. The audience will be asked to get up and move to the next location twice during the course of the play.

Q: Will my kid/grandma/uncultured friend like it?
Our adaptation is aimed at being accessible and engaging for audiences of all ages and experience levels with Shakespeare. That said, the story of Much Ado About Nothing includes alcohol consumption and mild sexual innuendos. Use your personal discretion.

Q: This is outdoors. What about weather?
Each day of performance, we will determine whether a cancellation is necessary due to weather by 4pm. In the event of a cancellation, the announcement will be posted in this event, as well as on Stage 2’s Facebook page.

Q: Will there be food and/or beverages for sale on the grounds?
More info coming soon on this.

Q: Is this event wheelchair accessible?
We are looking into this and will update this with more information as we get it.

Q: Will there be ASL interpreters available for select performances?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide ASL interpreter service for this event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Q: I have other questions about accessibility that were not addressed in this FAQ.
We are attempting to make this event as inclusive as possible. Please contact us directly at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Q: Will there be any other events going on on-site?
No, the grounds are open at these hours exclusively for Much Ado About Nothing.

Q: Could I come early and enjoy the grounds?
Gates will open at 6:30. If guests would like to explore the grounds ahead of time, they can purchase a Grounds Pass in Glensheen’s ticket house.

Q: Is a tour of the house included?
No, this is just an outdoor theatrical event. If you are interested in touring Glensheen otherwise, we highly recommend that you check out their website at glensheen.org!

Sunday Funday – Paper Fans

Join us for Glensheen’s new kid-based programming series offering parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For this June 10th event, kids will be creating traditional paper fans.

For the duration of June, the event series will explore the influences Japanese and Chinese cultures had on the Congdons.

No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required. Registering will be available soon. Please check back.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.   The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Beer Garden at Glensheen – Castle Danger Brewery

Back by popular demand from its debut last year, Beer Garden at Glensheen. A new Wednesday night event series for the month of June.

To kick off the series, Minnesota’s favorite brewery as voted by Star Tribune, Castle Danger.

As we continue Chester and Clara’s love of highlighting the talent in our own state we are showcasing the awesome brewing companies we have here in the twin ports.

This event is also a throwback to the public beer garden that was on the estate when it was the Tischer Farm prior to the Congdon’s owning it.

A different local brewery will be featured each week of Beer Garden. Guests will have the opportunity to sip on their beer and chat with the brewers in the Amusement Room. Brewers will give a short talk about their brewery and beer a half hour into the event at 7:30 pm.

While the event will take place in Winter Garden, the grounds will be open and exploration is encouraged!

The evening will be complete with yard games like bags and ladder golf on the estate. Get ready to enjoy Glensheen’s grounds with a local craft beer in hand.

Then finish the night with a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.


Event admission is free to the public. Beer will be sold at cash bars.

Sunday Funday – Origami

Join us for Glensheen’s new kid-based programming series offering parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For this June 3rd event, kids will be creating origami and learning about the history and influence of the craft.

For the duration of June, the event series will explore the influences Japanese and Chinese cultures had on the Congdons.

No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot now.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.   The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Shark Watching Society Bonfires

In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in May, to keep post while enjoying a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.

Glensheen is one of the few legal locations for a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. A perfect Duluth summer night activity at a prime location, right on the shore of Lake Superior.

Kick back and admire the lake with a local beer in hand. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine available for purchase.


It is suggested that guests bring their own chairs and dress accordingly for a lakeside bonfire.

Community Day

On Thursday, May 24th Glensheen will host a day of free of Classic Tours to all visitors.

Various attractions in partnership with Visit Duluth and the city of Duluth, are offering a series of “Community Days” that offer free admission and other special offers to tourist attractions in the Twin Ports.
“The goal is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the industry that our community invests in through tourism tax,” Duluth Mayor Emily Larson said in a news release. “Whether you live here, work here or both — we are proud to showcase some of the best Duluth has to offer.”
Glensheen’s complimentary Community Day begins at 9:00 a.m. and the last tour starts at 4:00 p.m. Tickets will only be available in person at the ticket house, located at the base of Glensheen’s parking lot.
 
Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival suggested as capacity may be reached.

Shark Watching Society Bonfires

In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in May, to keep post while enjoying a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.

Glensheen is one of the few legal locations for a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. A perfect Duluth summer night activity at a prime location, right on the shore of Lake Superior.

Kick back and admire the lake with a local beer in hand. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine available for purchase.


It is suggested that guests bring their own chairs and dress accordingly for a lakeside bonfire.

Free Photographer Day

Glensheen is a showcase of impeccable design and Minnesota beauty. There are countless picture-perfect scenes at every turn.

As a thank you to all photographers for sharing their talents and a welcoming invite to all photographers, Glensheen is giving photographers FREE Classic Tours on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th.

Simply bring your camera to receive free Classic Tour admission. And sorry, we are some of the biggest iPhone fans but your cell phone doesn’t count.

Free Photographer Day

Glensheen is a showcase of impeccable design and Minnesota beauty. There are countless picture-perfect scenes at every turn.

As a thank you to all photographers for sharing their talents and a welcoming invite to all photographers, Glensheen is giving photographers FREE Classic Tours on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th.

Simply bring your camera to receive free Classic Tour admission. And sorry, we are some of the biggest iPhone fans but your cell phone doesn’t count.