Get in 'Between'
University of Minnesota Duluth graduate Deryck Hak's one-person show is the coming-of-age story of a Cambodian-American in a predominantly white Minnesota suburb. Young Deryck navigates his sexuality, race and the story of the Cambodian Genocide that wasn't even hinted at in his history books. The 45-minute show, in which Hak is both charming and thought-provoking, is directed by Tom Isbell, who was Hak's instructor and has been his mentor as he has taken this show from its first drafts to the stage.
Renegade Theater Company's "Between" is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Oct. 27-30 at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St., Duluth. Tickets: go to zeitgeistarts.com. Patrons must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test and must be masked.
Ganu's art looks at transitioning between places
The Duluth Art Institute is opening three shows this week, including "In the Presence of Longing," work by Minneapolis-based artist Roshan Ganu.
Ganu, who grew up in Goa, India, describes the exhibition as "a reflection on the 'hybrid: real + fictional' state in which (one) finds themselves when transitioning between places." It speaks to old homes and new homes and the space in between.
The artist will also host a storytelling workshop 5-8 p.m. Friday for all ages ($10) alongside her 6-plus-foot Banyan Tree sculpture in the Steffl Gallery.
Proof of vaccination and masks are required for events.
Ganu shares an opening with the Arrowhead Biennial and Michael Letts' "Closer to the Wild."
Exhibition openings are at 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Duluth Art Institute, Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. Free, open to the public.
Happy birthday, 'Highway 61 Revisited'
Andy & Renee, two Los Angeles-based musicians who lean toward Bob Dylan's catalogue, are the headliners for KUMD FM's 30th anniversary celebration for the Dylan-centric radio show "Highway 61 Revisited." The duo has a heavy tour schedule and host their own yearly Dylanfest. It started as a backyard party and has evolved into an event that features more than 70 artists and is held at the Torrance Cultural Center.
"Highway 61 Revisited" first aired the year after Andy & Renee's first Dylanfest. The late John Bushey, an elite-level Dylanophile, started the weekly radio show and hosted it for 26 years before he died in 2018. There is now a studio at the University of Minnesota Duluth named for Bushey.
Miriam Hanson, who was hand-picked by Bushey to continue the show, will emcee the concert. Duluth artist Marc Gartman opens.
Andy & Renee celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Highway 61 Revisited" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. Tickets: Available at eventbrite.com, Globe News in Superior and Zenith Bookstore.
Things that go bump at the Depot
There are tons of ghost stories set at the Depot, whether it's figures by the trains or that not-so-alone feeling near The Underground. Buckle up: The venue is hosting a Haunted History Tour with stories about the building and a walk-through.
The St. Louis County Depot's Haunted History Tour is at 5-6 p.m. Friday and Oct. 29 at the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St. Tickets: $10. Attendees must wear masks.
Home Free, an a cappella group with ties to Duluth, returns to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The concert had originally been scheduled for midsummer.
The guy-group won Season Four of "The Sing-Off" on NBC and has regularly played shows in Duluth. Rob Lundquist, the low tenor, attended the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Home Free, which is in the midst of its Dive Bar Saints Tour, released its album "Land of the Free" over the summer.
Home Free plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Symphony Hall. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets.