All the art in the Craft District

Curious about the wide-winged owl painted on the side of a West Superior Street business? Shannon Laing of Ecolibrium3 will be able to tell you all about the piece by Adam Swanson. Laing will host a neighborhood tour during the Public Art Walking Tour in Lincoln Park at 10 a.m. Oct. 24.

Adam Swanson mural (2020 file / News Tribune)
Adam Swanson mural (2020 file / News Tribune)

She will show off the growing assortment of murals and other public pieces that have cropped up in the area that has gotten new attention in recent years.

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Public Art Walking Tour is at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at Ecolibrium3, 2014 W. Superior St.

Kyle Chander on "Early Edition" (Photo from CBS)
Kyle Chander on "Early Edition" (Photo from CBS)

Old TV, new (to us) 'Duluth' drop

“Early Edition” was a future-predicting, comedy-drama TV show from the late 1990s that starred a wee Kyle Chandler — still in the gosh-golly years that preceded his time as Coach Taylor on “Friday Night Lights.”

The gist: Gary is a newspaperman who receives a copy of the next day’s news before anything happens. He must save the world-person-community before the bad headline comes true.

The show has aged to hokey overload, but there is a reward for Duluth pop culture aficionados who stick with the show until Season 4: a Duluth drop.

In episode 11, Gary meets a woman who is the target of a murder plot, and has lost her memory.

What does Duluth have to do with any of this? Insert a sly shrug emoji here.

“Early Edition,” including this episode, is available for streaming on YouTube. Please send your Duluth references in pop culture to clawler@duluthnews.com.

The Slamming Doors (Photo courtesy of Adam Herman)
The Slamming Doors (Photo courtesy of Adam Herman)

Slamming and jamming

The Slamming Doors, an Iron Range bred Americana band fronted by Adam Herman, will play at Earth Rider Festival Grounds with Lyla Abukhodair opening.

The Slamming Doors are self-described as falling between The Roots and Chris Stapleton. The band recently released "Brown Bears: Vol. 1." Lyla Abukhodair is reportedly working on a solo album.

The Slamming Doors and Lyla Abukhodair play at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Earth Rider Festival Grounds, 1617 N. 3rd St., Superior.

Joel Soukkala of County Seat Theater Company (2020 file /News Tribune)
Joel Soukkala of County Seat Theater Company (2020 file /News Tribune)

Wheels and squeals

County Seat Theater, which made popular the parking lot performance this past pandemic summer, is offering a seasonal treat: Halloween Spooktacular. This event includes a family-friendly, 45-minute show starring host Golgor. There will be witches, musical numbers and a drive-thru Halloween trail. You can watch from your car or from a lawn chair. Tickets are limited to 25 cars per show.

County Seat Theater's "Halloween Spooktacular" is at 6 p.m. Oct. 23-34 and Oct. 29-30. Tickets: Suggested $20 donation per car. Call 218-878-0071 to reserve a spot.

All Souls Night (2017 file / News Tribune)
All Souls Night (2017 file / News Tribune)

Poetry for 'All Souls'

A handful of local poets will be offering spoken word poetry during the "Embassy Plaguestream Live," which is an event with ties to the annual, pandemic-adapted variation on Duluth All Souls Night.

Among the featured poets, according to the event listing on Facebook, Bob Monahan, Daniel Oyinloye, Zomi Bloom, Rocky Makes Room, Julie Gard, Natasha Lancour.

"Embassy Plaguestream Live: S1E4 Spoken Word Duluth All Souls Night" is at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 on Facebook Live. Donations: gofundme.com/f/duluth-all-souls-night-2020