Also Good Bets: Today-Sept. 23

Peace United Church of Christ is hosting artist Carl Gawboy’s art exhibit and lecture series "Transformations in the Cutover." The opening reception is at 7 p.m. today at 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Lectures in the series include "Triumphalism and the Indian Image," which is at 7 p.m. Wednesday and includes slides by Gawboy about issues related to American Indian Art. "Misusing the Oral Tradition" is at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 and is a lecture on anthropologists, historians and curriculum developers and their use of the American Indian oral tradition. "’Many Acts of Goodness they had Shown Me’ Defending and Defining Indians 1670-1989" is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28. These events are free and open to the public, but donations will go toward "Carl Gawboy Portrait," a documentary about the artist’s life and work. Here is a story about Gawboy from

Jake Dilley and The Color Pharmacy will debut its EP "Detour" at 10 p.m. Thursday at the Rex, 600 E. Superior St. This EP by the Minneapolis band is just a stopover en route to his 3D experience "T.R.I.P.S." which is still in the works. Also playing: The Half Hearts, an indie/powerpop/grunge band from Minneapolis. Tickets are $5.

Cars & Trucks are performing after Saturday’s NorthShore Inline Marathon. Skate on over behind Pioneer Hall, where Tony Bennett, Mat Milinkovich and Matt Osterlund will be playing from noon to 3 p.m.

Twin Cities-based jazz ensemble Story City is playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Park Theater in Hayward. Musicians include Andrew Schwandt on sax; Steve Faison on percussion, guitar, vocals; Steve Jennings on drums, Fred Goetz on keys; Terry Burns on bass and Karl Koopmann on guitar. Tix are $16 in advance; $20 at the door. Call (715)634-4596.

Comedians Scott Novotny and Darrin Meyer (ha! his site has a blurb from a former DNTer) are up this weekend for Food and Funny at Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Novotny has opened for Dennis Miller, Jay Leno, Weird Al, and has been on HBO. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday, but food should be ordered by 7 p.m. Tix are $18 with food; $10 for show only. There are two shows on Saturday, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tix are $10.

Comedian Mark Lundholm will kick off the College of St. Scholastica’s recovery services program Clean wwith a show at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Auditorium. Lundholm, who has been in recovery since 1988, has had his own Showtime Comedy Special and has written and starred in one-man shows including "Addicted … A Comedy of Substance." There will be a performance by The Randy Lee Ensemble and appetizers at 6 p.m.

Vocalist Maurice Jacox will perform Nat King Cole’s greatest hits at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Auditorium. The show "Straighten Up and Fly Right" features hits like "Mona Lisa," "Ramblin’ Rose," and "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer." Tix are $20 for adults; $15 for senior citizens and students; $10 for those 12 and younger.

Walt Pederson, one of the four men to take the first successful snowmobile expedition to the North Pole, will be the featured speaker at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Discovery Center. Pederson is kicking off the exhibit "Iron Dogs: Snowmobiling in Minnesota." The cost is general admission, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students and free for those younger than 6. This exhibit runs through Nov. 29.

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.