Brokke shows ‘Metamorphose’
Sarah Brokke, best known for her bold and dreamy figure work and portraits, will present new work in “Metamorphose,” an exhibition that opens Friday at Prove Gallery. The show is described as revealing narratives of vulnerability and strength. Expect to see women in mythological landscapes. Brokke is the director of the art department at the College of St. Scholastica. According to a news release from the gallery, Brokke seeks to “cultivate vulnerable spaces of ritual, reflection, and growth.”
Opening reception for Sarah Brokke’s “Metamorphose “ is 7-10 p.m. Jan. 17 at Prove Gallery, 21 N. Lake Ave. Free, open to the public. Online: provegallery.com
Dolly’s day — on wheels
Dolly Parton, who on the cusp of her 74th birthday announced she is recording songs to release posthumously, is the reason for the season on Friday at World of Wheels. Per usual, a posse of Parton-heads will circle the roller rink in Dolly-wear and request as many of the icon’s tunes as possible. Longtime fan Erin O’Daniel began celebrating Parton's birthday before she moved to Northern Minnesota — and has continued to for the past however many years. This isn’t an official WOW event, so expect to skate-mingle with people not wearing rhinestones or big hair. Also expect to hear a strong Dolly soundtrack.
Dolly Parton’s 74th Birthday Party Roller Skating is at 6-9 p.m. Jan. 17 at World of Wheels, 1218 Oakes Ave., Superior. Online: wowskatecenter.com
‘An Enemy of the People’ gets an encore
The University of Minnesota Duluth’s theater department will give an encore performance of Tom Isbell’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People.” The play considers a community’s quandary: water or jobs. The play was selected for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional competition in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This extra show is to help defray travel expenses.
University of Minnesota Duluth’s encore performance of “An Enemy of the People” is at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 Dudley Experimental Theatre at UMD. Tickets: $35 adults at tickets.umn.edu, $15 student rush.
‘Can’t Buy Me Love,’ (but can buy tix)
Beatles tribute act 1964 brings its mop-hair and business-wear to the NorShor Theatre for a performance that recreates the early 1960s Beatles’ concert experience. This act has been in the Beatles biz for more than 30 years and has been called, by Rolling Stone magazine, the “Best Beatles Tribute on earth.”
1964 The Tribute is at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the NorShor Theatre, 211 E. Superior St. Tickets: Start at $48.20 at norshortheatre.com.
Nic Cage and the technicolor dream garden
“Color out of Space,” cult-director Richard Stanley’s take on the H.P. Lovecraft story, gets a single screening at Zinema 2 — followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Stanley and star Nicolas Cage.
The premise: a meteorite lands in the yard, and everything gets technicolor. A critic for the New York Post said of its star: “Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas.”
“Color out of Space” plays at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Zinema 2. Tickets: $12 at zeitgeistarts.com.
Short Shorts at the Underground
The Underground hosts the 15th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival — a collection of about a dozen curated films of any genre submitted from here and beyond. Judges select the Top 15 finalists and the audience picks the top three cash prize winners.
Short Shorts Film Festival is at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Underground, 506 W. Michigan St. Tickets: $20 at duluthplayhouse.org.