By Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune

Ballet brings mix

It’s Robert Gardner’s 25th anniversary with the Minnesota Ballet — and 10th as the company’s artistic executive director. He’s compiled a “Director’s Choice” lineup for the season-opening performance,

Naomi Doty rehearses for Friday’s premiere of the Minnesota Ballet’s program “Director’s Choice.” Steve Kuchera /

which includes Balanchine’s “Tarantella,” Salvatore Aiello’s “Clowns and Others” and “The Waiting Room,” “Court Dances,” choreographed by Allen Fields, and “Here We Go,” a commissioned piece — and debut — by choreographer Isaac Sharratt, who dances with the Milwaukee Ballet.

Minnesota’s Ballet’s “Clowns and Others” is at 7 p.m. Oct. 20-21 at Symphony Hall. Tickets start at $19 adults, $14 students, $12 children. Available at Ticketmaster outlets including and the DECC box office.

Art + technology

Kathy McTavish’s “Chance” is a year-long installation at the Tweed Museum of Art that speaks to the intersection of art and technology.

Expect computer monitors, a strategically painted room, and a soundscape in this exhibition that relies on code.

Kathy McTavish’s “Chance,” a year-long exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art, opens this week. Photo courtesy of the Tweed.

“It will be sort of like a research lab in here and a performance space,” McTavish says in a video about her show.

Opening exhibition for Kathy McTavish’s “Chance” is at 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Tweed Museum of Art, UMD. Tickets: Free, open to the public.


Saltless Sea Cinema brings ‘avant-garde’ and ‘just plain rad’ picks

A new film-plus series, Saltless Sea Cinema, opens with a series is billed as a “roaming, art-film micro cinema” featuring “avant-garde, underground, experimental or just plain rad films and videos.”

The flick picks are a secret until the screening.

The first edition, “Lo-Fi Lumen,” is a collection of short films with live accompaniment by Kyle Ollah and the finale is a Super 8mm film by Allen Killian-Moore and a live musical score by the local band Chase Down blue.

Saltless Sea Cinema is at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: $10 at the door.

Fetus turns 30

The local record store celebrates a milestone birthday with a mix of local artists and samples from Blacklist Beer. Electric Fetus turns 30 with a party on Saturday that includes music by deep dark sea-folk band Superior Siren, twang-folkers Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Grateful Dead interpreters LazyLightning420, and DJ Walt Dizzo.

Electric Fetus’s 30th Birthday celebration is 2-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Electric Fetus, 12 E. Superior St. Free, open to the public.

Electric Fetus celebrates its 30th year on Superior Street and Lake Avenue with a day of music. 2015 file/ News Tribune

New gallery opening

The new gallery in town opens its space with an exhibition of work by three artists — Kathy McTavish, Iowa-based artist Matthew Kluber and Kansas City artist James Woodfill.

Joseph Nease Gallery, which is co-owned by Nease’s wife Karen Owsley Nease, is a space modeled after the Tweed Museum of Art or the Duluth Art Institute.

The debut exhibition, “Three States,” speaks to actual region of the artists, the mediums they work in and the physical states in which they work.

“Three States” opening exhibition is at 2-5 p.m. Oct. 21 at Joseph Nease Gallery, 23 W. First St. Free, open to the public.

Born of Osiris plays Red Herring

What’s old is new again for Chicago deathcore band Born of Osiris, which is re-releasing its debut album.

“The Reign,” released in 2007, is now “The Eternal Reign” — which includes an old song, “Glorious Day,” that didn’t land on the first album.

Born of Osiris, a decade into its career, plays a show today at The Red Herring alongside Buried Above Ground and In Existence.

Born of Osiris show is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Red Herring Lounge, 208 E. First St. Tickets: $20.

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