Superior Siren, Tender Ness play Sacred Heart
Folk from the deep dark sea meets bossa nova for a Valentine’s Day concert at Sacred Heart Music Center.
Superior Siren is a fierce foursome with lyrical plot twists, subtle percussion and lush strings. The band, and sometimes solo act of Laura Sellner, spent the past year touring its self-titled debut album. Tender Ness is artist Peter Witrak’s project — with a sound that can be pretty and forlorn or make you want to crawl across shag carpeting. “Blues and Oranges” was released in 2018.
Superior Siren and Tender Ness play at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Sacred Heart Music Center. Tickets: $10 in advance at eventbrite.com, Electric Fetus and Globe News in Superior. $15 at the door.
Minnesota Ballet hosts celebrity showdown
The Minnesota Ballet’s Celebrity Dance Challenge offers the chance to, for instance, see the guy behind a favorite teriyaki pulled pork and pineapple food truck sandwich don a yellow hazmat jumpsuit and hip-hop/cha-cha his face off alongside a pro from the locally-based company.
The popular fundraiser takes a page from “Dancing with the Stars,” except the stars are Duluth-famous. This year’s lineup includes race car driver Tommy Archer, Jessie Slater of KBJR, Matt Wedin, a firefighter. (Jonathan Reznick of The Rambler food truck won the judges’ award last year.)
Minnesota Ballet’s Celebrity Dance Challenge is at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Marshall School’s Fregeau Auditorium, 1215 Rice Lake Rd. Tickets: $30 general seating, $35 reserved. Available at the ballet 218-529-3742.
'It Happened One Night' at the NorShor
In 1934, a screwball comedy starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable won all the major Academy Awards, starting with Best Adaptation and ending with Best Picture.
“It Happened One Night,” directed by Frank Capra, is the story of a socialite on the lam, en route to the new husband her father suspects of gold-digging and the fired newspaper reporter she meets on the Greyhound bus. Cut to a bunch of love-themed chaos.
This movie is the next in the NorShor’s Classic Film Series — which starts with a screening and ends with an option film-chat with local movie-minded hosts Jody Kujawa, Jason Scorich and Justin Peck.
“It Happened One Night” play at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the NorShor Theatre, 211 E. Superior St. Tickets: $12 at the door.
Boat Club brings old movie and lunch
Meanwhile, down the block, The Boat Club is offering a new lunch and vintage film series. This week’s pick: “McLintock!” a 1963 John Wayne-Maureen O’Hara comedy Western.
The screenings include a catered lunch of a half sandwich, soup, chips and a cookie — with a small bag of popcorn for the show.
This series runs on the third Tuesday of the month. “Jack and the Beanstalk” plays March 17, “His Girl Friday” on April 21, “Angel and Badman” on May 19, and more.
Boat Club’s lunch and vintage movie series is at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at Spirit of the North Theater at the Fitger’s Complex, 600 E. Superior St. Tickets: $15.
'Now Change' presents love in many ways
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a musical comedy of vignettes that consider all those little weirdo love hiccups humans encounter — starting with awkward teenage dating scenarios and segueing into marriage, babies, funeral hookups.
The cast for this short Valentine’s Day weekend run includes Joe Allen, Carolyn LePine, Nathan Payne and Christine Stroup. It’s directed by Amber Burns and Christine Gradl Seitz.
Duluth Playhouse’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the NorShor Theatre, 211 E. Superior St. Tickets: Start at $30 duluthplayhouse.org.
Planetarium tells love stories in the stars
Whether they’re aligning or crossing, love starts in the stars, right? The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium at the University of Duluth is hosting “Written in the Stars: A Special Valentine’s Show.” It’s billed as a night under the stars and the stories of love and heartbreak.
“Written in the Stars” is at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, 371 Marshall W. Alworth Hall, 1023 University Dr. Tickets: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12.