Pizza+rock for ALS

Some of the area’s old-school rock ‘n’ rockers will play a show Wednesday at Pizza Luce as a fundraiser for Team Gleason, a national organization that works toward improving quality of life for people with ALS.

Alan Sparhawk (2018 file / News Tribune)
Alan Sparhawk (2018 file / News Tribune)

The music starts with Rich Mattson, Alan Sparhawk and Tony Derrick, followed by Boxcar covering Wilco, The Little Black Books, Black-eyed Snakes, and The Keep Aways.

The music is free, and a percentage of dine-in sales will go to Team Gleason.

Eat Pizza, Fight ALS is at 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at Pizza Luce, 11 E. Superior St. Tickets: Free.

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra 2018 file / News Tribune
Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra 2018 file / News Tribune

DSSO, two ways

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is going fancy-free for its Movie Music Matinee on Sunday, a 45-minute concert. The performance is a casual concert, and even the musicians will be in jeans. Included in the program: music from “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “The Greatest Showman,” and more. For the more serious concertgoer, Saturday’s regularly-scheduled pops concert, “A Night at the Movies,” is an extended remix that also includes music from “The Producers,” “Frozen,” “007” and more.

DSSO’s “A Night at the Movies” is at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Symphony Hall. Tickets available at dsso.com.

DSSO’s “Casual Concert: Movie Music Matinee” is at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Symphony Hall. Tickets: $15 adults, children 17 and younger are free

Joel and Deborah Cooper photo submitted by Lizzard's Gallery
Joel and Deborah Cooper photo submitted by Lizzard's Gallery

Art walk has screen printing plus 3D art plus psychedelic paintings

Joel and Deborah Cooper, a combination of the former’s screen printing and the latter’s poetry, gets its opening reception on Friday at Lizzard's Gallery & Framing as part of the monthly Downtown Duluth Arts Walk — a free roam through galleries, studios and artistic spaces.

The Coopers are selling their work as a fundraiser for Life House.

Also along the route: Aaron Kloss, known for his birch trees, has moved into Old City Hall, and will be showing his work alongside other guest artists. Blush has 3D and glow-in-the-dark art — glasses will be provided — and at Legacy Glassworks, Jeff Pollari’s psychedelic paintings are on display with hand-blown glass art by regional artists.

Downtown Duluth Arts Walk is Oct. 25 at downtown Duluth venues. Times vary. Go to downtowndulutharts.org for more information.

Alison Moffat 2019 file / News Tribune
Alison Moffat 2019 file / News Tribune

Superior (spooky) shorts

Superior Shorts is a regular event that features local actors performing literature within a chosen theme — this go-round, it’s “The Kids Aren’t All Right.” The show, curated by Alison Moffat, has a Halloween theme. Featured performers include Haley Methner, Jason Scorich, Dan Stocke and Paul Waterman.

Superior Shorts is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: $5 at the door

Loudan Wainwright submitted photo
Loudan Wainwright submitted photo

Loudon Wainwright to play Park Theater

Loudon Wainwright III, who is everything from a Grammy Award-winning musician to an actor to a writer, plays a show Friday at The Park Center in Hayward.

Wainright won the big prize for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2010 for “High Wide & Handsome.” He’s also the guy behind “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and was Captain Calvin Spalding on “MASH.”

Loudon Wainwright performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Park Center, 15791 US Highway 63, Hayward, Wis. Tickets: Available at theparkcenter.com