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This week in entertainment: DL Parkfest, Festival of Birds both set Thursday

Sunday, May 13


• Watoto Children's Choir: 7 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham. African musicians and singers present "Beautiful Africa: A New Generation." Info: 218-346-4780.

• Black Dahlia Murder: 7 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Advance tickets $16, all ages show. Info: 866-300-8300.

• Jazz at the Red Raven: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. Jam session, all experience levels welcome. Info: 701-478-7337.


• Mother's Day Women's Expo & Fashion Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Civic Memorial Auditorium, 207 4th St. N., Fargo. Free admission. Info: 507-254-5842.

• "Galileo & the Power of the Telescope": 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. This full-dome film tells the story of Galileo and his telescope and the discoveries he made 400 years ago, which forever changed our view of the heavens and inspired more amazing discoveries made by the modern descendants of Galileo's Optik Tube. A live tour of the current night sky is also included. Tickets $2.50 for children, seniors and Tri-College students, $5 for adults.

• Books on Screen Movie Series-"Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?": 2 to 5 p.m., Main Public Library, 102 3rd St. N., Fargo. A brief discussion will follow the film, led by Tony McRae. Free popcorn; no admission charge. Info: 701-241-1492.

Monday, May 14


• Monday Night Jam/Open Mic: 9:30 p.m., The Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. The host band includes members from The Roosters, 8th Hour, Carmen the Cactus and October Road.

• Jam Night: 9:30 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.


• "Galileo & the Power of the Telescope": 7 to 8 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See today's (Sunday) listing for details.

Tuesday, May 15


• Fargo Swings: 8 to 11 p.m., Avalon Events Center, 613 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Swing dancing with music by Nik Gruber; admission $7, or $5 for students with I.D. Info: 701-235-1336.


• F-M Golden Notes New Horizons Band: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Carl Ben Eielson Middle School, 1601 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Annual spring concert; free admission. Info: 701- 237-5366.


• "Bully": 7 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. A special screening of the documentary that looks at how bullying has touched five children and their families, followed by a community discussion with local leaders, educators and students. Film is rated PG-13. Info: 701-239-8385.

• Bingo & Blind Joe: 7 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Bingo games, followed by music from Blind Joe. Info: 218-287-0100.

Wednesday, May 16


• Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. Polka is the dance series for May; 30-minute lesson followed by open dancing, practice and pizza, all included with admission price of $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; all ages welcome. Hosted by Northern Lights Ballroom. Info: 701-293-8306.


• Jam Night: 9:30 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.


• Historic River Walk: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. With Mark Peihl, archivist of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, a two-mile trek on the bike trails by the river, class will meet outside Hjemkomst Center, $5-$10, register at or call 218-284-3400.

Thursday, May 17


• Jazz Night: 7 to 9:30 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. Contemporary jazz, featuring The Elevators. Free and open to the public. Info: 701-281-7105.

• Spirit: 7 p.m., Uncorked, 12 Broadway N., Fargo. Live music, hand drumming and vocals; free admission. Info: 701-356-4014.

• Noel Iverson: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Mezzaluna, 309 Roberts St., Fargo. Singer croons pop standards. No cover charge. Info: 701-364-9479.

• Mary Marshall Quartet with Russ Peterson: 8:30 p.m., Mezzaluna, 309 Roberts St., Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-478-1000.


• "Becky's New Car": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. A comedy about Becky, caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage -- with no prospects for change until meeting a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire who offers her nothing short of a new life. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for adults. Info: 701-729-8880.

• "Bugsy Malone": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Based on the 1976 movie, Bugsy Malone is set in 1929 in New York City where established gangster Fat Sam and newcomer Dandy Dan fight for control of the metropolis. Info: 701-235-1901.


• Detroit Lakes Parkfest: 4 to 7 p.m., City Park & Paviliion, Detroit Lakes. Free picnic supper, informational booths, inflatable games, silent auction of Mosaic Mania glass window art, Tell Me A Story live radio broadcast. Free admission. Info: 218-847-9202.

• Festival of Birds: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., M State College, Detroit Lakes, and Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Rochert. Opening day of the 15th annual festival features presentations including "Wildlife Up Close," "Beginning Birding," "Golden-Winged Warbler Workshop," and two evening events, "Celebrating Swans" with Carrol Henderson and "Dance of the Woodcock" with Kyle Daly. Online registrations accepted through Monday morning, May 14. Info: 218-847-9202 or

• Syttende Mai Celebration: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo. Lunch will be served with rommegrot, lefse and other Scandinavian delicacies, with entertainment by the Sons of Norway Accordion Band. Admission $10. Info: 701-235-7389.

• Syttende Mai Polsefest: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. Celebrate Norway's Constitution Day by having a hot dog rolled up in lefse (Norwegian potato flat bread) smothered in your favorite toppings while sitting in the shade of the Stave church, sponsored by Quality Bakery, Stabo Scandinavian Imports and Lena's Lefse. Info: 218-299-5511.


• Digin's Mini Monthly Expo: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Digin Design and Build Idea Center, 4631 40th Ave. S., Fargo. Held the third Thursday of of the month, Fargo's newest home idea showroom fills with items from businesses in the area, every month is something new from local artisans and crafters, unique home décor, food and wine, women's and children's fashions, home remodeling products, health care, gift items and more. Info: 701-212-8713.

• "Oology & Ralph's Talking Eggs": 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Author Carrol Henderson, a featured speaker at the 15th annual Festival of Birds, will talk about his book and the history of bird conservation in Minnesota. His presentation is co-sponsored by the Becker County Friends of the Library and the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Free and open to the public. Info: 218-847-2168.

• Historic Downtown Walking Tour: 1 p.m., School Administration Building, corner of Lake Avenue and Front Street, Detroit Lakes. Tour downtown Detroit Lakes and learn more about its historic heritage. Hosted by the Becker County Historical Society and Washington Square Mall. Suggested donation $5. Info: 218-847-2938.

• Cruisin' Broadway: 5 to 9 p.m. on Broadway, downtown Fargo. Classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles line the street. Free admission.

• Nature Adventure: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Lindenwood Rotary Shelter, 1905 Roger Maris Drive, Fargo. ring the family out for a fun evening outdoors. Enjoy food, crafts, games and nature activities. Info: 701-499-7788.