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Sunday, Feb. 13


• Miss Polar Fest Pageant: 6:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. A new Miss Polar Fest and Miss Teen Polar Fest will be crowned.

• Vern Turner Memorial Bonspiel: Lakes Curling Club, Highway 59 North, Detroit Lakes. All-day event. Free for spectators; $160 per team entry fee. Info: 218-847-8186 or


• "Ah, Wilderness!": 2 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. Eugene O'Neill's classic play centers around an American family, circa 1906. Presented by the Concordia Theatre. Info: 218-299-3314.

• "The Drowsy Chaperone": 2 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details. The Tony Award-winning musical about a diehard musical theater fan who plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical bursts to life in his living room. Tickets $6-$16. Info: 701-235-6778.

• "Hairspray": 2:30 p.m., West Fargo High School, 801 9th St. E., West Fargo. The Broadway hit about Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students.

• "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat": 7 to 9 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 7th St. S., Moorhead. Performance featuring Trinity members; proceeds benefit Minnesota Food Share and the Lost & Found Ministries. Tickets $4-$10. Info: 218-236-1333.


• Intimate Conversations: 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Fargo. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra's Eighth Street String Quartet performs. Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $6 for students.

• Festival of Singing: 2 p.m., Fox Recital Hall, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. College-high school vocal exchange features performances by top high school and college vocalists, followed by an open forum. Info: 773-203-1441.

• Band Home Concert: 4 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Free admission. Info: 218-299-4366.

• Motorhead: 6:30 p.m., The Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock show with Clutch and Valiant Thor. Admission $23.50 in advance, $26.50 day of show.


• "A Century of Hats": 2 to 4 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. Presented by Vintage Hat Shows and Women's History. Admission $5 per person; reservations required. Refreshments provided. Info: 218-299-4211.

• "The Case of the Disappearing Planet": 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Join Detective Skye Watcher as she unravels the mystery of what happened to the planet Pluto. Admission $1.50-$3. Info: 218-477-2920.

• Destination Anchor Island: 1 to 5 p.m., Fargo South High School, 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo. Enjoy an afternoon in the Caribbean with music, water games, prizes and tropical treats.

Tuesday, Feb. 15


• Book Lover's Tea: 2 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Free admission.

• "Polar-rific" Spaghetti Dinner: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Detroit Lakes. Hosted by the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club.

• "Poetry of Polar Pete": 7 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Readings of Polar Fest poetry writing contest entries. Free admission; refreshments served.

Wednesday, Feb. 16


• Turkey Bowling: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Essentia Health St. Mary's (parking lot at the corner of Washington Avenue and Frazee Street). Free admission; turkeys provided.

• Splash for Cash: 12 noon, Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Drawing for registered qualifiers to be held Monday, Feb. 14.

Thursday, Feb. 17


• Chamber Chill Business Expo: 5 to 7 p.m., Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Participating mall businesses will be serving food "on a stick"; free admission.

• Polar Explorer Lonnie Dupre: 7 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Free admission.

Friday, Feb. 18


• Ice Tee Golf Tournament: 1 p.m., Little Detroit Lake across from Zorbaz. Noon lunch served for all registered participants at Zorbaz. Call 218-844-4221 ext. 118 to sign up.

• Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance: 6 to 9 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Dads and daughters can dance the night away. Grand March at 6:30 p.m. is open to the public. Admission is $12 for dads, $6 for daughters. Food, crafts, music and more. Info: 218-844-7469.

• Italian Wine Tasting & Live at the Lodge Concert: 5:30 to 10 p.m., Lodge on Lake Detroit, 1200 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes. Wine tasting at 5:30 p.m.; performance by jazz quartet Christine Rosholt, Dave Jensen, Max Johnk and Nick Fryer at 7 p.m. Info: 218-847-8439.


• Gretchen Wilson: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen. Tickets $25-$55. Info: 800-313-7469 or

Saturday, Feb. 19


• Freeze Your Buns 5K Run: 9 a.m., Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Info: 218-844-4221 ext. 118.

• ULTRA Snowmobile Show: 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Detroit Lakes City Beach near Pavilion. Free admission. Participants are invited to enjoy an afternoon ride. Info: 218-847-4723.

• Party in the Tavern: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lakeside Tavern, 200 W. Lake Dr., Detroit Lakes. Info: 218-847-5700.

• Polar Plunge & Jaycees Plunge Side Party: 1 p.m., Little Detroit Lake near Lakeside Tavern. Free for spectators; $25 fee for jumpers. Proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes. Info: 218-847-5700.

• Youth Fishing Derby: 2 p.m., Little Detroit Lake across from Zorbaz. Free entry for all youth up to age 12.

• Tailgating on the Lake: 6 p.m., Little Detroit Lake across from Zorbaz. Free admission; food sponsored by M State and the Lakes Area Parrot Heads.

• Winter Fireworks Display: 7 p.m., Detroit Lakes City Beach.

• Polaritaville Dance: Following the fireworks at Zorbaz. Music by Carmen the Cactus; hosted by the Lakes Area Parrot Heads.


• R'nt: 7:30 p.m., Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Improvisational jazz; tickets $12 advance sale, $15 the night of the concert for adults, or $5 for students anytime. Info: 218-385-3339.

Sunday, Feb. 20


• Museum Open House: 1 to 3 p.m., Becker County Historical Society Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Free admission; featuring the new exhibit "Stone to Steel: the History of the Fur Trade in Becker County" by Paul Rousu. Refreshments served. Info: 218-847-2938.

• Cross Country Skiing: 1 to 4 p.m., Mountainview Recreation Area, Tower Road, Detroit Lakes. Free admission.

• Zumba in the Zand: 3:30 to 5 p.m., Zorbaz, 402 W. Lake Dr., Detroit Lakes. Free Zumba exercise class brought to you by the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center.

• Live at the Lodge: 7 to 10 p.m., Lodge on Lake Detroit, 1200 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes. Featuring the music of Matt Velline. Info: 218-847-8439.


The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in both the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Becker County Record. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Entertainment Calendar") may be sent by fax, 218-847-9409, by mail to Detroit Lakes Newspapers, 511 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 826, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502, or by e-mail to Vicki Gerdes at