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Best bets: Harlem Quartet and an artists' talk

Static Panic, last seen at the Super Big Block Party, plays today at Red Herring Lounge. Photo from Facebook.

Static Panic: breakdance potential high

In a Q&A with City Pages, Static Panic's Ro Lorenzen said of the band's '80s aesthetic: "I've always had a fascination with the bombastic glitz and glamour of the '80s when it comes to sound and visuals and finding ways to bring polish to a time people think was a little too extra."

Lorenzen is part of the St. Paul-based electro-dance band that recently released the EP "Chrome."

The six-song collection could be a soundtrack for some sick breakdancing and trick roller skating. Bust out your boombox.

Static Panic, Early Eyes and Mint Vintage play at 9 p.m. at Red Herring Lounge, 208 E. First St. Tickets: $9.29 at

Comedian Regan performs at Symphony Hall

Brian Regan (submitted photo)A comedian whose day-to-day observational comedy led to a two-special deal with Netflix comes to Duluth for a show today at Symphony Hall. Regan has had a 30-year career in comedy that includes the Netflix-exclusive "Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers," which was released a year ago.

According to the blurbs, Regan is a favorite of comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon and Bill Burr.

Brian Regan performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Symphony Hall. Tickets start at $37 at Ticketmaster outlets, including the DECC box office and

Grammy-winning quartet plays at CSS

Harlem Quartet (Photo from Facebook)Harlem Quartet, a Grammy Award-winning group of classical musicians who aim for diversity and engaging young audiences will perform Tuesday as part of Matinee Musicale's season.

The quartet, which performed for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama in 2009, includes Violinists Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, viola player Jaime Amador and Felix Umansky playing cello. As soloists, they've performed with Boston Pops, New York Philharmonic, and a handful of symphony orchestras.

Harlem Quartet collaborated with pianist Chick Corea and won a Grammy Award for "Hot House."

Harlem Quartet performs Nov. 13 at Mitchell Auditorium at the College of St. Scholastica. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors at or at the door.

DAI hosts double opening, artist talk

Patric Luber's "Benign Tumors" (Photo from Luber is a regional sculpture artist who describes himself as exploring both the serious and funny in religion, national identity and culture. His piece "Benign Tumors" is a mix of wood, aluminum cans, steel and brass in the shape of lungs. Darren Houser's work is existential and uses disorienting visuals. Both have exhibitions opening this week at the Duluth Art Institute.

Luber's "Exceptionally Ordinary" is in the George Morrison Gallery, and Houser's "Real-Unreal" is in the John Steffl Gallery.

Opening reception-artist talks is 6-9 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Duluth Art Institute, 506 W. Michigan St. Free, open to the public.

UMD considers 'Significant Others'

Megan Graftaas, Liam Jeffery, Erin Hartford and Sarah Dickson star in UMD's "Significant Others." Photo by Braden Doucette"Significant Other" by Joshua Harmon is a tale of twentysomethings dating in modern-day New York City. Jordan is surrounded by his group of girlfriends, but struggles to find a boyfriend in the relatively new play that premiered off-Broadway in 2015. It was one of the New York Times' top productions that year.

University of Minnesota Duluth's production of "Significant Other" is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10, Nov. 13-17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Dudley Experimental Theatre at UMD. Tickets: $21 adults, $16 senior/UMD faculty/staff/veterans, $10 student, $8 UMD student.