Best bets: Carole & James; Bill & Ted
A look at top picks in entertainment this week.
Duluth does: It’s (not) too late
Turns out Duluth digs Carole King and James Taylor. The upcoming take on the Duluth Does series features about 30 local musicians going deep into the catalogs of the 1970s folkies behind songs like “You’ve Got a Friend,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “Fire and Rain” and “It’s Too Late.” The show has been sold out for a month, but there might be a few walk-up tickets available. Duluth has also done: Low, the White Album, Joni Mitchell and more.
Duluth Does Carole King and James Taylor is at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Sacred Heart Music Center , 201 W. Fourth St. Tickets: a few available at the door.
Paintings, jazz and hair
Among the things to see during this month’s Downtown Duluth Arts Walk: 10 new paintings by Bob Pokorney at Prove, work by Moira Villiard and Sam Pranger at 315 Gallery, and “Out of the Kitchen” — repurposed household pieces by Kathryn E. Lenz.
The monthly arts walk is a chance to dash into studio spaces, galleries and shops to see what's-what. Duluth Fine Pianos will offer up live jazz performances, including guest trumpet player Geoff Senn, and the Nordic Center has an exhibition of Swedish hair jewelry.
Downtown Duluth Arts Walk is at 5 p.m., though times at specific venues might vary, on Sept. 27 at participating galleries, shops and studios. See the list at downtowndulutharts.org .
Strange things are afoot at Zinema 2
It has been 30 years since a classic tale was released into the world: the story of Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan, beloved musicians, who time travel via phone booth in search of a way to successfully pass a San Dimas High School history class. Along the way, they meet Joan of Arc, Genghis Kahn, Napoleon Bonaparte and more. They will create havoc at the local mall, but only one in the crew will finish the multi-scoop sundae and earn the “Ziggy Pig” pin.
“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” screens at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: $10 at zeitgeistarts.com.
The Lowest Pair to play folk school
Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee are the Lowest Pair, a spare Americana duo with ties to Minneapolis. They have uncommon voices and a banjo and released four albums in five years while touring the country from nook to nook. There is a new album, with more players, coming soon. The band is a friend of Duluth: One of the its albums was produced by Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles and Dead Man Winter; another was recorded at Sacred Heart Music Center.
The Lowest Pair plays at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Duluth Folk School, 1917 W. Superior St. Tickets: $8 in advance at duluthfolkschool.com ; $10 at the door.
Art here, art there
The annual 20/20 Studio & Art Tour is a 10-stop trip to see works by 23 artists within a 20-mile radius on the North Shore. At each stop, the self-guided tour will have a host artist and at least one guest artist. Among the featured artists: photographer Christian Dalbec, painter Aaron Kloss, surrealist Lisa Kosmo, Sarah Brokke, known for her figurative work, and Natalija Walbridge of Dock 5.
20/20 Studio & Art Tour is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 27-28 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29 at studious along the North Shore. For an interactive map, go to lakesuperior2020.com.