Also Good Bets: Today-Feb. 3

Submitted photo by Luke Kavajecz.

The Red Mug is hosting an artists reception for Luke Kavajecz, who has photographs inspired by surfing on Lake Superior. This is at 6 p.m. Friday at 916 Hammond Ave.

You don’t have to wear Mukluks. But why wouldn’t you wear them to the 12th annual Mukluk Ball, a benefit dance for the Will Steger Foundation for Global Environmental Education, and the Ely Winter Festival?
The casual event is from 7 p.m.-midnight on Saturday at Fortune Bay Resort Casino, 1430 Bois Forte Road, Tower and includes music by Lamont Cranston, door prizes and hors d’oeuvres. The evening is hosted by Dan Shelby of WCCO-TV, explorer Will Steger and Patti Steger, owner of the Steger Mukluk Company.
Tickets are $25, and are available at Steger Mukluks Retail Store, Fortune Bay Resort Casino, online at, or at (218) 365-6634.

The St. Paul-based Rose Ensemble are bringing along special guests Voces8 for “Voices of Venice and Rome,” a performance at 7:30 p.m. today at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 1410 Baxter Ave., Superior. They will perform Italian Renaissance choral works, including movements from Palestrina’s “Missa Papae Marcelli,” and works by Tomas Luis de Victoria and Giovanni Gabrieli and more.
The Rose Ensemble is an internationally touring group that received the Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, and took first prize in the 2007 Tolosa International Choral Competition in Spain.
Tickets for the concert are $23, $20 students, seniors and MPR members.

Lake Superior College is hosting a fundraiser for Haiti "Rockin’ Hearts for Haiti" with snacks, live music and an open mic starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Bands in the lineup include Amauros, Orley Francois, Katie Urbaniak, The Good Colonels, and Wyatt Famous. Donations go to the American Red Cross.

Your friendly rock and roll bluegrass hybrid The Fish Heads are playing at 10 p.m. Saturday night at the Brewhouse. They perform everything from the Doobie Brothers to Nickel Creek, with some originals thrown in, too. They’ve been doing this for more than 25 years.

The Park Point Community Club is now taking submissions for the 40th annual Park Point Art Fair, a juried event. They are looking for original visual arts along the lines of clay, jewelry, glass, fiber, sculpture, photography, wood, painting, leather, and 2D and 3D mixed media. There are cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to exhibit your stuff June 26-27. For more info, go here.

And speaking of submitting your whatevers, Homegrown Music Festival is now accepting registration from bands with a local connection looking to play sometime between May 2-9. Last year there were about 140 bands that played at 22 venues in Duluth and Superior. Go here to sign up.

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.