Wednesday, Jan. 26
Carl Oltvedt Painting: 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Center for the Arts Gallery, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Art teacher will paint a "work in progress" in conjunction with the annual MSUM Faculty Exhibit in the MSUM Center for the Arts Gallery.
Library Club: 3 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. An interactive Greatest Generation presentation from the Library of Congress. Info: 218-847-2168.
Poetry Slam: 7:30 p.m., Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Fergus Falls. Come to listen or participate in some way (reading at the open mic, competing in the Slam, or being a judge). Anyone and everyone is welcome! If you want to participate in the Slam, please come prepared with three original pieces to perform. Hosted by A Center for the Arts. Info: 218-998-ARTS (2787) or 218-736-5453.
Thursday, Jan. 27
Laughter is the Best Medicine: 7 and 8:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Two performances of a comedy show by the LineBenders, to benefit the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties' Livestrong program. Tickets 143 $12 in advance, $15 at the door; luminaries, which will be displayed the night of the show, may also be purchased in memory of or to honor a loved one, for a $5 donation. Info: 701-293-9622.
Friday, Jan. 28
38 Special: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen. An American rock band from Jacksonville, Fla., that has been performing since 1975. Tickets are $10. Info: 800-313-7469 or www.starcasino.com.
Carl Oltvedt Painting: 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Center for the Arts Gallery, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Wednesday's listing for details.
Red River Valley Boat & Marine Products Show: 12 to 9 p.m., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Dr., Fargo. Tickets are $2.50-$7, free for children 6 and younger. Featured speakers include Jason Mitchell, host of TV's "Jason Mitchell Outdoors," and Kelli Circks from Fishing Pro-Mo's. Info: 701-241-9100.
Emmanuel Foundation's Celebrate 2011: 5:30 p.m., Speak Easy, 1100 N. Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes. Social starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. There will be music by Sapphire, a silent auction and a wall of wine raffle. Info: 218-847-4486.
Saturday, Jan. 29
Cabin Fever Days: 7 a.m. to 12 midnight, Frazee Event Center. Biscuit & gravy breakfast, 7-10 a.m.; kids' block building contest, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; bingo, 1:30-4 p.m.; cake walk, 4 to 5 p.m.; soup & chili feed, 5 to 7 p.m.; sled dog race awards ceremony, 7 p.m.; silent auction ends, 7:30 p.m.; dance with live music by His Boy Elroy, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Third Crossing Sled Dog Rendezvous: 11 a.m., race site 1.3 miles east of the intersection of Lake Street and Juniper Avenue (Highway 87 and County Road 10). Six competitive races planned, including six-mile events for six or eight dogs, and four-mile events for three-dog (mushers age 16 and under), four-dog and skijor competitors. Free admission for spectators; race participants pay according to event entered. On-site parking available. Info: 218-847-1013 or online at frazeeforum.com/mush.
Red River Valley Boat & Marine Products Show: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Dr., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Jazz Arts Big Band: 7 p.m., The Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Band performs with featured guest artist Allen Vizzutti, a trumpeter who has appeared as a guest soloist with symphony orchestras, in recital, on television and in jazz venues around the world; he can also be heard on over 150 move and game soundtracks. Tickets $25. Info: 218-359-4529.
Pops and Popcorn Concert: 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Free admission. Info: 218-299-4366.
Amanda Standalone and the Pastry Shop Girls: 7 to 9 p.m., Nichole's Fine Pastry, 13 Eighth St. S., Fargo. The group will perform as part of the shop's anniversary celebration. Info: 701-232-5430.
Motion: 6:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Motion is an evening of delicious food, dynamite decor, unique dinners and "Gatherings to Go," and great music by the Fat Cats. Tickets are $50 each. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.
Sunday, Jan. 30
Candlelight Cross Country Skiing: 6 to 8:30 p.m., MSUM Regional Science Center, Buffalo River State Park near Glyndon. Weather permitting, hot beverages and a fire will be provided. A Minnesota ski pass is required for admission. Info: 218-477-2904.
Red River Valley Boat & Marine Products Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Dr., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Martin Sexton: 8 to 10 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Tickets are $24.
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