Hey, Hollywood!

Catalyst Content Festival continues, a Hey-Hollywood-Look event that includes screenings and readings and other creative projects in addition to Q&As, workshops and seminars. A handful of local artists have work in the festival, including Jean Sramek’s script “Butterhead,” Katie Lindow and Megan McGarvey’s documentary “Outsourced,” a documentary about Jeffrey T. Larson, the local realist artist, and the cast of Take It With You, a live podcast set in a fictional take on Duluth with original music.

Jean Sramek's script "Butterhead" is the story of a Princess Kay of the Milky Way hopeful (modeled by Agatha Pokrzywinski ). It will have a live reading during Catalyst Content Festival. Photo by Joe Olivieri
Jean Sramek's script "Butterhead" is the story of a Princess Kay of the Milky Way hopeful (modeled by Agatha Pokrzywinski ). It will have a live reading during Catalyst Content Festival. Photo by Joe Olivieri

Catalyst Content Festival runs through Oct. 13 at venues in downtown Duluth. For a full schedule, go to catalystcontent.org.

Haley photo by Collin Michael Simmons
Haley photo by Collin Michael Simmons

Haley to play at Blacklist

Haley, fresh from the launch of a Patreon, returns for a show Friday at Blacklist Brewing. The performer whose range goes from coffeehouse folk to sequins at the skate park came of musical age in the Central Hillside and still has roots in Duluth and stops by on the reg. Her latest project has been members-only content, including demos, insider convos with others in the biz, and her other creative projects.

Haley plays at 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at Blacklist Brewing, 120 E. Superior St.

Gag Me With a Spoon (File / News Tribune)
Gag Me With a Spoon (File / News Tribune)

Tell your tales, or listen

Gag Me With a Spoon, a community story share that features your friends, neighbors, total strangers talking about the wild bears they’ve encountered, the bad go-rounds with bodily functions, the meet-cutes and more, is at 7 p.m. Sunday at Teatro Zuccone. The monthly — soon to be bi-yearly — event hosted by Adeline Wright is an open mic for storytellers with musical guests playing in between. For tellers: Imagine a room-sized hug from kind listeners. For listeners: Imagine an intimate space where people are sharing the deep, the dark, the funny, the relatable and the what-the-heck moments from life.

Gag Me With a Spoon is at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: $5 at the door.

Mihoko Goto (submitted photo)
Mihoko Goto (submitted photo)

Japanese accordion pro brings show to Superior

Mihoko Goto, one of the top accordionists in Japan, will perform a solo show at the Harrington Arts Center in Superior. The musician, who is also part of the ensemble Tengo, graduated from the Osaka College of Music and has an international fan base and a worldly style that includes Japanese, flamenco, rock and more.

Mihoko Goto performs at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Harrington Arts Center, 1401 Belknap St., Superior. Tickets: Donation at the door

Joyce Sutphen image from joycesutphen.com
Joyce Sutphen image from joycesutphen.com

Poetry times three

Three of the region’s favorite poets — including the Minnesota Poet Laureate — will read new works, discuss what they do and sign books today at Peace United Church of Christ. Joyce Sutphen, Connie Wanek and Louis Jenkins will be featured.

Sutphen, the poet laureate, has a new collection “Carrying Water to the Field,” Wanek is an award-winning writer with six books, and Jenkins will read from his latest, “Where Your House is Now.” There will be music by Wendy Durrwachter and Adam Sippola. The former has created centos of Jenkins’ poetry — one that will be performed during the event alongside works from Durrwachter’s song cycle of W.B. Yeats poems.

Joyce Sutphen, Connie Wanek and Louis Jenkins will read at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Peace United Church of Christ, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Free, open to the public