Also Good Bets: Today-July 8

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Friday’s Movies In The Park feature is the 1978 classic "Superman," starring Christopher Reeve. Blue tights, Lois Lane, and Kryptonite for free at Leif Erickson Park, starting at 9:10-ish p.m. Bring a blanket. Or a cape. Either way.

The Duluth Art Institute is featuring the sci-fi cult classic "Conquest of Space," at 7:30 p.m. Monday. There is no charge for admission. The film follows a team of American astronauts as they leave their space station on the first mission to Mars. If that’s not enough: Free snacks. Go early and stroll the gallery.

Starting Monday, the Venue at Mohaupt Block is featuring the mixed medium work of Ed Neuman. The artist’s reception is TBA, but you can see his stuff between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the week and by special appointment if necessary.

The Robert Cray Band is starring at Big Top Chautauqua’s Red White and Blues Blow-Out, starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Cray and his band have made 17 records and have had 13 Grammy nominations, winning five. Cray has collaborated with BB King, Keb Mo, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker and Tina Turner. John Nemeth is opening. Tickets are $40-$60.

Tom Martin Erickson is hosting the Simply Folk 30th Anniversary show, at 5 p.m. Saturday. Check out the Blue Canvas Band, and balladeer John McCutcheon. Tickets are $16-$26.

You’ve heard his incredulous laugh, now see him perform: Grand Casino in Hinckley announced Thursday that TV talk show host Regis Philbin will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 11. Tickets are on sale now and range between $30-45.

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Also Good Bets, a companion to the Wave’s Best Bets section, is a weekly feature that includes additional ways to fill your entertainment schedule for the next week.

3 thoughts on “Also Good Bets: Today-July 8

  1. And one of the main best bets you missed is at Bev’s in Superior on Friday July 3rd. Becky Barksdale who at one time was Michael Jackson’s guitar player but plays the blues now.

  2. Thanks for the info. I don’t see anything on their Web site, so I’ll have to take your word for it.

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