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Entertainment calendar April 21-25

Wednesday, April 21


-Square Dance: 7 p.m., IOOF Hall, Detroit Lakes. Hosted by Lakes Plus. Caller is Larry Johansen.


-Rush Hour Music Series: 5:30 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Music by the Dave Ferreira Trio. Info: 701-232-3821.

Thursday, April 22


-Next Generation Cabaret/Open Mic Night: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Join the "next generation" of area musical talent for an evening of great music, socializing and food. The open mic event is not limited to musical performers. Admission $5 for adults, free for students. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or

-Eliza Gilkyson Concert: 7:30 p.m., New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: 218-385-3339 or

-MSUM Jazz Ensemble: 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Performance features world-renowned trumpeter Marvin Stamm. Tickets are $5-$10. Info: 218-477-4098.


-"Steel Magnolias": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. The ladies of Truvy's beauty salon have their hair done and hear her free advice. Info: 701-235-6778.


-Artist Reception: 4 to 6 p.m., Nichole's Fine Pastry, 13 Eighth St. S., Fargo. Meet the watermedia artists whose "Work & Play with Water" exhibit is on display through May 15. Info: 701-232-6430.

Friday, April 23


-NDSU Faculty Recital: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Beckwith Recital Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Featuring Virginia Sublett, soprano. Free admission. Info: 701-231-9564.

-Newsboys with Audio Adrenaline's Mark Stewart & Will McGinnis: 7 p.m., Urban Plains Center, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo. Tickets are $22-$42, available at Urban Plains box office, by phone or via Ticketmaster. Info: 701-364-3672.

-Simon Rowe Trio with guest Marvin Stamm: 8 p.m., Studio 222, 222 Broadway, Fargo. Admission $5 for students, $10 for adults.


-"Steel Magnolias": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.


-Srishti-The Creation: 7:15 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, NDSU. Dancers from five countries take the stage to celebrate the 40th annual Earth Day. Tickets are $5-$25, free for children age 10 and under, and available at the door.


-Artist Reception: 7 to 9 p.m., ecce art + yoga, 216 Broadway, Fargo. Exhibit and sale of Dan Jones' artwork. Info: 701-298-3223.


-Holy Rosary Spring Interlude: 5:30 p.m., Speak Easy, Detroit Lakes. Ninth annual event features a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and a dance with music by the Front Fenders. Tickets $50; all proceeds benefit music and art programs at Holy Rosary. Info: 218-847-5306.

Saturday, April 24


-Heart O'Lakes Harmony: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. A spring concert by former members of the Detroit Lakes Skipper Chorus and Fergus Falls Lakes Country Chorus. Admission $7.50 for adults, free for students. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or


-"Steel Magnolias": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.


-Children's Choral Festival: 7 p.m., Olivet Lutheran Church, 1330 S. University Drive, Fargo. Featuring schoolchildren from the surrounding area; the Red River Boy Choir will also perform. Info: 701-446-4341.

-Fargo Star: 6 p.m., The Venue at the Hube, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Presented by The Forum Free admission, all ages welcome. Info: 701-232-6767.

-Singer-Songwriter Showcase: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Babb's Coffee House, 604 Main Ave., Fargo. Performers include Paul Myrold, Tom Roble, Vic Pellerano, Jack Schauer, Judy Rae, Sonja Holmgren, Scot Kelsh, Sheri Breznay and John Peterson. No cover charge; all ages welcome. Info: 701-298-8503.


-"Family Affair": 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Family fair includes speakers, cakewalk, food and children's games.

-"Spring in the Country": 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eksjo Lutheran Church, rural Lake Park. Spring bazaar includes hand-crafted items, food and garden plants and supplies for purchase.

Sunday, April 25


-Square Dance Benefit: 2 to 5 p.m., Waubun Community Center. The Northern Minnesota Square Dancers host a benefit for the American Heart Association; silent auction open to bidding from the public.


-"War Requiem" by Benjamin Britten: 4 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. More than 400 musicians, conducted by Rene Clausen, will perform this piece in a nonliturgical setting of the requiem mass for the dead. Featuring the Concordia choirs, orchestra and faculty soloists; free admission. Info: 218-299-4321.

-Allen Demaray Concert: 2 p.m., Fargo Public Library Main Branch, 102 3rd St. N., Fargo. Native flute player and storyteller will perform. Info: 701-241-1495.

-Battle of the Bands: 4 p.m., The Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Ten bands play two covers and one original each. $10 admission for ages 18-20; $5 for those age 21 and older. Info: 701-232-6767.

-Oratorio Concert: 4 to 6 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Concert features Concordia choir and orchestra. Free admission. Info: 218-299-4366.

-Concordia College Echo Band Concert: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College. Free admission. Info: 218-299-4366.

-NDSU Honors Recital: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Beckwith Recital Hall, NDSU, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-231-9564.

-Wind Ensemble: 3 p.m., Weld Hall, Glasrud Auditorium, MSUM, Moorhead. Info: 218-477-4000.


-"Steel Magnolias": 2 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.


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