This week’s Wave

David Moriera talks about the planned food fight that erupted during his recent artist’s dialogue at Duluth Art Institute in April. The institute is having an opening reception today for his exhibition. (Steve Kuchera /

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

Why did a bunch of art fans leave David Moriera’s April artist’s dialogue at the DAI reeking of Jell-O? Find out here!

Proctor native Sarah Stonich’s “Vacationland” — is it short stories? is it a novel? YOU DECIDE — is centered around an old resort in Northern Minnesota. Her huge tour of Minnesota libraries brings her to D-Town next week.

Best Bets include Wise Fool Shakespeare’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a bunch of art stuff happens to end Visual Arts Week, UMD presents an opera, a longtime hard rock band plays at Clyde, a Minneapolis folk duo plays Teatro Zuccone, Nerd Nite happens and County Seat Theater considers the family road trip.

Music reviewer Tony Bennett calls Fever Dream’s album “delightfully chintzy breeze-pop” and says it is likely to go down as Marc Gartman’s “most enjoyable collection of tunes.”

Trampled By Turtles is scheduled to play the State Fair.

Crispin Glover is coming to town for the Duluth Superior Film Festival. You should probably watch this:

Also on the internet:

So: “One Man Lord of the Rings” is really something to see. You’ll cackle. It’s worth it to do a bit of homework beforehand. But if you don’t, whatever. You still get to see a cardio-capable actor get nutso for the trilogy.

Kickstarter roundup
Ryan Van Slooten is sitting on what he imagines will be his best album yet and has started a Kickstarter campaign so he can get into the studio. More info here.