This week’s Wave

Travis Melin has a two-day opening reception for his “Image a Day” exhibition at On the Rocks Art Gallery in Canal Park.

Here’s what you’ll find in this week’s Wave:

Longtime, well-traveled folk singer Bill Staines returns to Duluth for the show he has played on the same Thursday in February at Amazing Grace almost every year since it opened in 1995.

A&E Notes include a new name for the space at the Depot that will fill the Play Ground’s niche, two screenings of a mountain biking adventure film, a call for short-sided art and the fundraising campaign of a local company that was featured on “Ax Men.”

Music reviewer Tony Bennett considers  Dropkick Murphys’ new album — which curiously includes a Christmas song.

Best Bets include the aforementioned Dropkick Murphys show-beer and wine fest at Black Bear (which is sold out), Bill Staines performs at Amazing Grace, a photo-a-day project by Travis Melin, Beaner’s Central’s three days worth of CD release shows, FunFest at the DECC and world music performers Red Baraat at St. Scholastica.

Also on the internet:

Two pieces of theater opened last week and never got link love. So here’s the reviewers said about UMD’s production of “Tales from the Bad Years” (with bonus input from Sam Black) and the Playhouse’s production of “Almost, Maine.”

Jana Hollingsworth wrote about well-liked, much-respected, unconventional UWS theater professor John Munsell who died last week.

John Lundy has a story in today’s News Tribune about borrowing e-books from the public library.