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This Week in Entertainment

Friday, April 5


  • Shape then Shift CD Release Party: 6:30 p.m., Red Raven, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. Other performers include Izzy Marcil, Nina Grollman, Go Murphy! and Restless Vibes. All ages show, admission is $5. Info: 701-478-7337.
  • All That Remains, Hell Yeah & Nonpoint: 7:30 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock show for all ages, general admission seating; advance tickets $23, $25 day of show. Info: 866-300-8300.
  • Saturday, April 6


    • All-City Choir Concert: 7:30 p.m., High School Gymnasium, Detroit Lakes. Live rock music. Guest conductor Michael Culloton of Moorhead will direct a choir of more than 500 DLHS students. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students in grades 6-12 and free for those in grade 5 and younger. Info: 218-847-4491.
    • Slamabama: 9 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Live rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.
    • Percussion Ensemble Concert: 4 to 6 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Featuring Concordia College’s Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Choir, and Viva Marimba; free and open to the public. Info: 218-299-4366.
    • Angels of the Muse Singer-Songwriter Showcase: 7 to 10 p.m., Spirit Room 111 Broadway, Fargo. Performers include Vic Pellerano, Judy Rae, Edie Broadbent and Friends, Father Sinner Trio and Sonja Holmgren. Snacks and beverages will be served, all ages welcome, freewill offerings accepted. Info: 701-478-1987.
    • Becky Gulsvig: 7:30 p.m., Askanase Auditorium, North Dakota State University, Fargo. The Moorhead native will perform several of her favorite pieces, she will be joined by Katherine Noone of the NDSU theater faculty and area students who auditioned to perform with her; free admission but donations for NDSU theater scholarship fund accepted. Info: 701-231-7969.


    • “The Looney Lutherans”: 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, 27 2nd St. NW, Ulen. Three professional actresses bring some Scandinavian comic relief, with a little music and audience interaction added. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-596-8853.
    • “Vegas, Baby”: 8 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. A fundraiser for The Stage at Island Park, casino-style gaming, free live entertainment, cash bar, prizes and more, local celebrities dressed as Vegas celebs, a preview of “Gypsy the Musical,” the Broadway Bound Final Four and karaoke. Tickets are $10, gambling chips available for purchase. Info: 701-235-6778.


    • Maple Syrup Fest: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Vergas. Pancake feed at the Vergas Event Center starts at 8 a.m., featuring fresh maple syrup and homemade sausage plus entertainment, maple treats; Saps Running 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. starting in front of Vergas Hardware; egg hut at the assisted living center at 11 a.m.; and a raffle drawing for an original piece of metal artwork by local artist Patrick Shannon at 1 p.m. in the Event Center. Sugar house tours by area maple syrup producers will take place as weather permits.
    • Aeromodelers Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Live demonstrations and a variety of model airplanes for sale. Info: 218-847-1679.
    • Bean Bags, Beer & Beach Bums: 5 to 11 p.m., Bleachers Bar & Grill, Detroit Lakes. Bring your flip flops, tropical shirts and beach chairs and warm up for summer with this fundraiser for the Detroit Lakes Jaycees. A $20 ticket gets you in the door, entered in the Bean Bag Tourney, dinner and first drink, Final 4 basketball game viewing, and entertainment by Rock Star DJ. For $15 you can watch the bean bag tourney and have dinner and first drink; bean bag tournament fee is $10 per team.
    • Minn-Kota Cat Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red River Valley Fairgrounds Ag Building, West Fargo. Over 100 purebred and household pet cats from around the U.S. and Canada compete for top honors. Admission $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger.

    Sunday, April 7


    • “Storyland” exhibit opening: 1 to 3 p.m., Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The grand opening of the trav-eling exhibit “Storyland: A Trip through Childhood Favorites” will include a visit from Curious George, a “Where’s Spot” scavenger hunt and several guest story readers, including State Senator Kent Ekent. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Call 218-847-2938 for more information.
    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