Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:
* A fundraiser for Dave Grohl Alley in downtown Warren is planned Friday at Trumbull Art Gallery.
''Back Alley Blues and Tattoos'' will feature music by Damian Knapp, appetizers and beverages, displays about the alley project and its history, and a chance to see the work of tattoo artist and painter Thad Minnick, which currently is on display at TAG (for those who didn't make it to the opening last weekend, the work of Thad and his father, Kip Minnick, definitely is worth checking out).
Jennifer Campbell of the Downtown Warren Events and Promotions Council said proceeds from the event will be used for the renovation and upkeep of the alley. In addition to adding new artwork to the space, Main Street Warren hopes to install lighting and other enhancements.
''They want to make it more of a destination for tourists and other people visiting,'' she said.
On display at the event will be photos of Grohl's visit for the alley dedication in 2009, some of the alley artwork and the champagne bottle autographed by Grohl.
''Back Alley Blues and Tattoos'' runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at TAG, 196-198 E. Market St., and the gated alley space behind it.
Tickets are $12 and are available at TAG.
l The Butler Institute of American Art has just a few seats left on a motorcoach tour of Chicago from Oct. 27 to 30.
Guests will stay at the Palmer House, and the trip will include a visit to the studio and private residence of architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), a look a several Wright-designed prairie-style residences and tours of the Robie House, Madron Gallery and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Call the Butler at 330-743-1107 for more information.
l ''Glee: The 3D Concert Movie,'' a documentary shot during the television show's recent concert tour, is scheduled to open nationwide on Aug. 12.
However, Twentieth Century Fox is planning sneak previews two days before the official opening that come with several perks for Gleeks.
Tickets for the special screening are $30 and include admission to the movie, a ''Glee'' logo lapel pin, commemorative ticket and lanyard, hat, silicone bracelet, backpack and royal blue RealD 3D glasses with the ''Glee'' logo. Considering a ''Glee'' hat on the tour probably cost $20, it's not a bad deal.
Tickets can be purchased at www.gleek-sneak3d.com through Aug. 2. It appears the closest screening to Trumbull County will be the Cinemark theater in Valley View.
l Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare often features touring productions of Broadway hits.
For the next couple weeks, it will give audiences a chance to see a show try out ideas and work out the kinks on its journey to New York.
Page to Stage lets audiences watch - and comment - on the evolution of ''Fat Camp,'' which is described as a coming-of-age rock musical comedy.
It will be staged through July 24 at the Hanna Theatre, and audience members are encouraged to participate in post-show sessions with cast members, technical crew, PlayhouseSquare staff and the show's producers where they can share their opinions and maybe influence the final product.
Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 4 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 and $10.
Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.