Nearly a dozen local bands will perform rock, hip-hop, jazz and other music during the 10th annual Homegrown Music Festival next Sunday, April 27, through May 4 in Duluth. The shows will be held at various venues and hours will vary. Other highlights include comedy, poetry, a photography exhibit and a film festival. Tickets are $5 to $20 (www.duluthhomegrown.com).River bluff artists open studios Southeast Minnesota to Iowa
The scenic beauty of southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa sets the stage for the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour Friday through next Sunday. Visitors can follow a self-guided tour to 27 studios and galleries in more than 15 cities, including Lanesboro (dozens of artists will be at the community center), Spring Grove, Harmony and Rochester, Minn., and Decorah, and Dorchester, Iowa. Art will include pottery, glass, metal, ceramics, beadwork, clay, fiber, wood, jewelry and sculpture. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1-800-428-2030; www.bluffcountryarttour.com).Trains whistle through Green County, Wis.
Relive the railroad history of the 1800s in Green County, Wis., during Depot Days Saturday and next Sunday in Brooklyn, Wis. There will be model railroad displays, speed car rides, a parade (1 p.m. Sun.), museum tours and a raffle. Visitors are also invited to the county's three bird habitats. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (1-888-222-9111; www.depotdays.info).Wilderness Inquiry turns 30 Wilderness Inquiry, a nonprofit organization in Minneapolis dedicated to making outdoor travel accessible, celebrates 30 years of adventure workshops and travel with new trips, including a seven-day canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near Ely, Minn., kayaking in Prince William Sound in Alaska and the Bahamas, a backpack trip to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan and dozens more (1-800-728-0719; www.wildernessinquiry.org).
COLLEEN A. COLES