This week’s Wave

Charlie Parr plays a CD release show for his latest “Barnswallow” Friday at Beaner’s Central.

Here is what you will find in this week’s Wave:

An extra-large collection of A&E notes that includes a re-launch of the Berserkon Kickstarter campaign (link here), the lineup for the Minnesota Ballet’s Celebrity Dance Challenge, Art in Bayfront Park is seeking artists, and “Tuesdays with Morrie” gets an extra show. 

Best Bets include Charlie Parr’s “Barnswallow” release show, an award-winning playwright who will give a lecture at St. Scholastica, fusion belly dancing, synth music and more.

Music reviewer Tony Bennett takes a look at Duck Duck Punch’s album “Human Chemistry” and calls it a required listen for fans of electronic and pop music.

NOTE: Check out Bennett’s review of Charlie Parr’s “Barnswallow” in Friday’s News Tribune. Bonus review!

Also on the internet:

Speaking of John Patrick Shanley, MPR has a bit on how he’s re-written “Doubt” for opera. The Minnesota Opera’s world premiere is Saturday.

Local writer Lucie Amundsen wrote about Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith — her celebrity lookalike — and the advantage of nontraditional beauty in a piece for MPR.