Parr to play without you

Charlie Parr will be at Duluth Cider, even though you won’t be. The heavy-touring Duluth folky known for his shoulder-to-shoulder live shows is going to do a full show from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Lincoln Park-based cidery — but streaming on Facebook Live.

Charlie Parr (2014 file/ News Tribune)
Charlie Parr (2014 file/ News Tribune)

The show is free — obviously no one can shake the coins from your pocket while you’re on your own couch — but there will be a way to donate to the people behind the scenes making the music happen.

Parr, according to his Facebook page, had earlier this week been on Interstate 90 in southwestern Minnesota when his tour plans changed and he circled back to his mom’s house in Austin, Minn.

Charlie Parr plays at 7 p.m. March 25 from Duluth Cider on Facebook Live. Donation.

"The Santaland Diaries" (2017 file / News Tribune)
"The Santaland Diaries" (2017 file / News Tribune)

Luke, two ways

Luke Moravec is the presenter for a virtual go-round of Superior Shorts. The local pro behind one-actor or one-musician shows will read a short story that is described as a “coming-of-age that treads the line of fantasy and horror.” Typically, Superior Shorts features local actors reading on-theme short stories on stage. At this time, the group is offering up one-offs: A single actor reading a single story. The “Alone Together” edition is at 8 p.m. March 24 on the Superior Shorts’ Facebook page.

Moravec, who is also a musician, is the band Zeb or Zeke and the Run Away Screamings, which is described as Scooby core skiffle rock. He will stream live short shows at 8 p.m. Wednesdays from a place called Mystery Manor.

Viola, a chicken

Artist Brian Barber has been offering daily draw-alongs that are available on the Virtual Duluth Facebook page in addition to his Vimeo page. In quick, quiet hits with a groovy soundtrack, he draws a chicken, a pig, a Monte Carlo. These videos are simple, soothing and good-humored and worth just watching, drawing implement or no drawing implement.

Brian Barber’s Draw-Along Funtime is available on Vimeo, vimeo.com/brianbarber.