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THIS WEEK

Wednesday, Dec. 15

MUSIC

• Advent Mini-Concert: Noon to 12:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Performing this week is Sandy Sprafka, oboe; Tally Miosek, vocalist, accompanied by Anne Jorgenson; and the Laker Singers, followed by a free-will offering soup and sandwich from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

• Noon Holiday Concert: 12 noon, Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. n., Fargo. Performance by Rosemary Sauvageau. Info: 701-232-3821.

• Holiday Big Band Jazz Concert: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., West Acres Mall, JCPenney wing, Fargo. FM Kicks Big Band performs holiday-themed big band songs.

DANCE

• Square Dance: 7 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes, Hosted by Larry's Plus; caller is Larry Johansen.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Make holiday crafts, meet Santa's reindeer and more. Free admission; guests are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods, cash and new toys, to be used to support area charities and nonprofit organizations. Info: 701-241-8160.

Thursday, Dec. 16

MUSIC

• Rock & Roll Christmas Spectacular: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. In this Las Vegas-caliber, multi-media production, the audience will engage with an 8-piece, all-star band that mixes music, comedy, parodies and even a game show. You'll hear Christmas classics like "Silent Night," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree" and many more performed like you've never heard them before. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.

• "North Pole Musical": 1:30 and 7 p.m., George Simson Auditorium, Detroit Lakes Middle School. The fifth grade classes of Roosevelt Elementary School present their holiday concert, including a performance by the fifth grade band to precede the start of the musical. All family and friends are invited to attend.

• Christmas Concert: 6:45 p.m., Emmanuel Community Chapel, Detroit Lakes. Presented by Vicki Marthaler and Kim Schnitzer.

• Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert: 12 to 1 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Free performance featuring Lance Johnson; attendees asked to bring nonperishable food items.

• Noon Holiday Concert: 12 noon, Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. n., Fargo. Performance by Sarah Morrau and Rebekka DeVries. Info: 701-232-3821.

• F-M Symphony Holiday Pops Concert: 7 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Seasonal selections for the family performed by the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. Admission $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for students. Info: 218-233-8397.

• Fargo South High Holiday Choir Concert: 7:30 to 9 p.m., Fargo South High School Theatre, 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo. Come and listen to the Girls Choir, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Belle Orso Voci. Free.

THEATER

• "The Seafarer": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. Spend Christmas with five poker-playing Irish drunks and their mysterious guest. Call 701-729-8880 for ticket information.

• "Pippi Longstocking": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house where there's a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and a freckle-faced, red-pigtailed girl in mismatched stockings presiding over all. Tickets are $6-$16. Info: 701-235-6778.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Holiday Crafting for Kids: 4 p.m., Detroit Lakes Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Kids are invited to come to the library and make holiday crafts. Materials will be provided for an assortment of crafts to make and take home. There will be snacks and door prizes. This event is geared toward children in kindergarten through grade five.

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "Star of Bethlehem": 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Look at the mysteries surrounding one of the most famous celestial events in history; the program also examines the stars, the constellations of the brilliant winter sky. Admission $1.50-$3. Info: 218-477-2920.

Friday, Dec. 17

THEATER

• "The Seafarer": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

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

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's listing for details.

MUSIC

• Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert: 12 to 1 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Free performance featuring Michael Olson with vocals by Taylor Ann Grand; attendees asked to bring nonperishable food items.

• Doyle Dykes Guitar Workshop: 7 p.m., Marguerite's Music, 3100 8th St. S., Moorhead. Sponsored by Taylor Guitars. Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door; reservations recommended. Info: 218-233-7546.

• Sammy Kershaw: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen. Country singer performs hits like "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "Cadillac Style" and "Anywhere But Here." Tickets $10-$25. Info: 800-313-7469 or www.starcasino.com.

• Gordon Court: 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., W.F. Maxwell's, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Acoustic Americana. Info: 701-277-9463.

DANCE

• Square Dance: 7:30 p.m., Lake Park-Audubon High School, Lake Park. Hosted by the Country Twirlers; caller is Larry Johansen.

Saturday, Dec. 18

THEATER

• "The Seafarer": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

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

DANCE

• Old Time Dance: 7 to 10 p.m., White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Julie Lee.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 1 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's listing for details.

MUSIC

• F-M Symphony Holiday Pops Concert: 2 and 7 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 1 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's listing for details.

• Holiday Kids' Movie: 10 a.m., Washington Square Mall Cinema 5, Detroit Lakes. Free screening of the Disney animated feature "Tangled."

• "Star of Bethlehem": 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Fargo-Moorhead Roller Derby: 7 p.m., Fargo Civic Auditorium, 207 4th St. N. Admission $12 for adults, $7 for children, free for children under age 5 but must have a ticket.

Sunday, Dec. 19

THEATER

• "God Speaking": 9:30 a.m., Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake Park. The Lake Park Lutheran Players present a dramatic Christmas musical.

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

• "The Seafarer": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

MUSIC

• Candles & Carols: 4:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1401 Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes. Listen to readers of all ages as they tell the story of the Nativity. Sing the familiar holiday carols along with the vocal choirs, bell choirs, organ, and brass choir of Trinity. Free admission; open to the public. The concert will be followed by a turkey dinner at the church; call 218-847-7211, for tickets and more information.

• Lorie Line: 3 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Line presents her "Making Spirits Bright" holiday concert. Tickets available at 800-801-5463 or online at www.lorieline.com.

• F-M Symphony Holiday Pops Concert: 4 and 7 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• Candlelight Christmas Concert: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Nativity Catholic Church, 1825 11th St. S., Fargo. Presented by Shanley High School; free will offering taken. Info: 701-893-3212.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 1 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's listing for details.

• "Star of Bethlehem": 2 and 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• Christmas Variety Show: 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Church, 28048 Meadow Rd., Detroit Lakes. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of fun and laughter during this special holiday event. Info: 218-847-3482.

• Christmas Carols: 5 to 7 p.m., Grace Community Church, 24068 Pine Ave., Osage. Everyone is welcome to come for soup and cookies at 5 p.m., followed by sing-ing at 6, finishing with more cookies. Virginia Schwalm will be playing piano. Info: 218-573-3118.

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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 vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.

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