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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Wednesday, May 6

'Minnesota Wild Woods & Waters'

Big Top Chatauqua will make a stop in Fergus Falls to present its environmental feature, "Minnesota Wild Woods & Waters," at 7 p.m. in the Historic Fergus Theatre, 124 W. Lincoln Ave. The Blue Canvas Orchestra takes you on an illuminated journey celebrating the wild side of our nation's waters and landscapes by song. Advance tickets for the show are $20 per family, $10 for adults and $5 for students. Day-of-show tickets are $25 per family, $12 for adults. Call the box office at 218-998-ARTS (2787) for more information.

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Thursday, May 7

The Beach Boys

As a perfect introduction to summer, Grand Casino Mille Lacs is pleased to welcome The Beach Boys for an 8 p.m. show. Their melodic harmonies helped define the early California sound. Tickets are $35 and $42, and can be purchased at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Grand Casino Hinckley box offices, by phone from Ticketmaster at 651-989-5151, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.grandcasinomn.com.

Friday, May 8

Howie Mandel

Popular comedian Howie Mandel, of TV's "Deal Or No Deal," comes to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino on Friday, May 8 for an 8 p.m. show. Tickets range from $35-$65, and may be purchased at the casino box office (777 Casino Road), online at www.starcasino.com, or by phone at 800-313-7469.

Concordia Chamber Players

The Concordia Chamber Players will perform a chamber music concert featuring pieces for winds and piano at the Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, starting at 7:30 p.m. All members are faculty at Concordia College in Moorhead.  The concert will feature works by Minnesota composer, Libby Larsen as well as Eric Ewazen, Franz Liszt, and Concordia composer Russ Peterson.   Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students of all ages and may be purchased at the school office or reserved at 218-596-8853. This concert date was moved to May 8th due to flood schedule changes.

The Beach Boys

As a perfect introduction to summer, Grand Casino Mille Lacs is pleased to welcome The Beach Boys for an 8 p.m. show. Their melodic harmonies helped define the early California sound. Tickets are $35 and $42, and can be purchased at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs or Grand Casino Hinckley box offices, by phone from Ticketmaster at 651-989-5151, at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.grandcasinomn.com.

Saturday, May 9

'Albert Herring'

The North Dakota State University Opera Theatre and Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M-State) Music Department are proud to present Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring," a comic opera about the loss of innocence, at 7:30 p.m. in the Waage Theatre on the M-State Fergus Falls campus.  

Mother-daughter-friends luncheon

First Lutheran Church will present its annual Mothers, Daughters & Friends Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 912 Lake Ave. Local musician Rick Kratzke "and friends" will provide the entertainment, an original combination of music, comedy and drama created by Kratzke especially for the event. Tickets, which are $3 for children age 7 and under, $6 for all others, must be reserved by Monday, May 4. You can purchase them at the church on Sunday mornings or call organizer Ardys Horner at 218-847-1483 for reservations.

Live at the Lodge

The Lodge on Lake Detroit continues its "Live at the Lodge" series with a concert featuring Minneapolis vocalist Christine Rosholt, accompanied by musicians Graydon Peterson on bass and Vincent Rose on guitar and piano. They will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a special Mother's Day Weekend wine tasting event starting at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the wine tasting; call 218-847-8439 or 1-800-761-VIEW for more information.

Sunday, May 10

Executive Decision

The vocal quartet Executive Decision will perform at 8 p.m. in the ITOW Veterans Museum, Perham. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, call 218-346-7678.

Tuesday, May 12

Parkfest celebration

The Detroit Lakes community's newly-renamed Parkfest celebration takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes City Park. There will be "yard games" for children, including a sand castle building contest and face painting; the second annual "Mosaic Mania" silent auction; a high school baseball game at Washington Ball Park (across the street from the city park); music and plays presented by local students; booths sponsored by local businesses, and more. A free community picnic starts at 5 p.m., featuring hot dogs, chips and beverages. The event will conclude with an evening concert by a capella group InPulse.

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