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This Week in Entertainment

Sunday, March 31


  • “Dark”: 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. A full dome movie that explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80 percent of the mass of the universe; admission is $5, $2.50 for children 12 and younger, seniors and Tri-College students. Info: 218-477-2920.

Monday, April 1


  • Allen Carter’s Monday Night Big Band: 8 p.m., Studio 222 at 222 Broadway, Fargo. Many of the area’s finest jazz musicians gather for the last time this season to perform a mix of standards and originals, proceeds benefit scholarships for jazz students at local universities. Admission $7. Info: 218-552-1020.
  • Open Jam Night: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Hosted by members of The Roosters, 8th Hour, Carmen the Cactus and October Road. Info: 701-356-5227.


  • “Dark”: 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See today’s (Sunday) listing for details.

Tuesday, April 2


  • Lake Agassiz Concert Band: 7:30 p.m., Lake Park-Audubon High School Theatre, Lake Park. Fargo-Moorhead-based community band presents a concert, along with the Lake Park Audubon High School Varsity Band. It is free and open to the public.
  • Twizted & Hed PE: 7 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music; general admission seating, all ages show. Tickets $20 in advance, $23 day of show. Info: 866-300-8300.
  • Faculty Recital: 7:30 p.m., Christiansen Recital Hall, Concordia College, Moorhead. Featuring Marla Fogderud, soprano, performing works by J.S. Bach, Edvard Grieg, Roger Quilter and others. Free and open to the public. Info: 218-299-3642.


  • Square Dancing: 6:30 p.m., Cash Wise Community Room, 1401 33rd St. S., Fargo. Roger McNeil will serve as caller. Dine and dance starts at 5:30 p.m., hosted by Roger’s Plus.

Wednesday, April 3


  • Square Dancing: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Madison Community Room, 1040 29th St. N., Fargo. Jim Lizakowski will serve as caller. Hosted by the Prairie Promenaders.
  • Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. A 30-minute waltz 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.
  • Western Wednesday: 7:30 to 10 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Social dance class featuring the Texas two-step and swing; beginners welcome, no partner needed. Admission is $5 per person. Info: 218-329-1735.

Thursday, April 4


  • Dulcimer Jam: 6:30 p.m., Lincoln Park, 207 Park St., Detroit Lakes. Use Park Street entrance; open to all who are interested.
  • Steve Bell Concert: 7 p.m., Valley Christian Church, 611 37th Ave. S., Moorhead. Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter performs; tickets $12. Info: 218-233-7856.
  • Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band: 7 p.m., Basie’s at the Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-281-7105.
  • “F-M’s Finest”-Dann K and Black Casket with Riesage: 8 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Cover charge $5.


  • The Tell: 7 to 9 p.m., Studio 222 at 222 N. Broadway, Fargo. Season finale of monthly audience-participation-based storytelling showcase features previous months’ winners. Admission is $5 cash or credit at the door. Info: 701-412-3869.
  • Thursday Night Comedy: 8 p.m., Courtney’s Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Cover charge $10; half price admission with college or military ID. Free open mic after the show. Info:  218-287-7100.


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

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

(218) 844-1454