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Music for water
Wild Waters Music Fest has a who’s who of Minnesota bands — a lineup of musicians with an affinity for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: longtime hip-hop team Atmosphere, Doomtree, a collective of rappers and DJs, orchestral pop band Cloud Cult, experimentalists Low, Jeremy Messersmith and his earnest good cheer, rapper Dem Atlas, DJ Keezy, The Lioness and Native American rockers War Bonnet. The concert is an event to bring awareness to the anti- sulfide-ore copper mining in the Boundary Waters campaign. Part of the ticket proceeds go to Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness.
Wild Waters Music Fest is at 4:30 p.m. today at Bayfront Festival Park. Tickets: $33 at Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com and the DECC box office
(subject to change)
3:30 p.m.: Doors open
4:30 p.m.: War Bonnet
5:05 p.m.: The Lioness
5:40 p.m.: Dem Atlas
6:15 p.m.: Jeremy Messersmith
7:05 p.m.: Low
8 p.m.: Cloud Cult
8:40 p.m.: DJ Keezy
8:55 p.m.: Doomtree
9:55 p.m.: Atmosphere
Photo credit: artinbayfrontpark.com
Art, arty food, arty old things
Art in Bayfront Park, in its 10th year, is adding a Vintage and Vinyl Market with clothing, decor and records, in addition to the Tattersall Craft Cocktail tent, which has special drinks for sampling and buying. The two-day art fair has piece by 130 juried artists with a mix of mediums and price points. The Culinary Art Market returns after premiering in 2018 and has more than 20 vendors selling gourmet packaged food products.
Art in Bayfront Park is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18 at Bayfront Festival Park. Free.
The Dames’ release show for “Detritus” is Saturday at Pizza Luce. 2018 file/ News Tribune
The Dames dish rare stuff
The Dames, the rock ‘n’ roll trio of Tony Bennett (the one who reviews music in the News Tribune), Rusty Johnson and Mat Milikovich, will play a show tied to the local release of a new rarities collection on vinyl.
The “Detritus” vinyl release show is at Pizza Luce, and Ire Wolves open.
The Dames play at 10 p.m. Aug. 17 at Pizza Luce, 11 E. Superior St. Tickets: $10.
James Dean stars in “Rebel Without a Cause,” which plays Sunday at the NorShor Theatre. Photo from Rotten Tomatoes
Youth gone wild
James Dean is the James Dean-iest as a suburban teen with a wild-side and some frustrations in his home life. While at the police station, he was drunk, he meets Judy (played by Natalie Wood) and doesn’t quite wow her until later.
Meanwhile, the teens navigate sticky home situations and publicly make bad decisions. “Rebel Without a Cause,” this month’s pick in the NorShor Theatre’s Classic Film Series, is a mid-1950s movie that was released after the award-winning actor died in a car accident. Stick around after the movie for a discussion with Jody Kujawa, Justin Peck and Jason Scorich.
“Rebel Without a Cause” plays at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the NorShor Theatre, 211 E. Superior St. Tickets: $12 at norshortheatre.com.
Take It With You plays Tuesday at Teatro Zuccone. Photo courtesy of Blake Thomas
Take It (out west)
This season, Take It With You has gone wild-wild west. The fictional podcast, starring a cast of characters who met at a Duluth tavern, is a 60-minute mix of witty dialogue and well-timed musical interludes. Episodes are recorded in front of an audience, then posted online.
Take It With You live recording is at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: available at takeitwithyou.org