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Wednesday, Aug. 10

THEATER

• "Cinderella Caterpillar": 6 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 127 2nd Ave. E., West Fargo. Presented by students aged 9-11, enrolled in the West Fargo Theater Program. Tickets are $3 at the door for adults, $2 for ages 6-12 and free to all those age 5 and under. Info: 701-433-5360.

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• "Crumpled Classics": 7:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 127 2nd Ave. E., West Fargo. Presented by students aged 12-18, enrolled in the West Fargo Theater Program. Tickets are $3 at the door for adults, $2 for ages 6-12 and free to all those age 5 and under. Info: 701-433-5360.

DANCE

• Salsa Dancing: 6 to 8 p.m., Eastgate Event Center, 123 21st St. S., Moorhead. A beginner's dancing lesson is followed by open dancing. Admission $7 per person or $10 per couple. Info: 701-893-5431.

• Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. A short lesson in the first half hour will be followed by open dancing and capped with pizza. Admission $5 per person, all ages welcome. Info: 701-412-3208.

MUSIC

• Lyle Lovett & His Large Band: 7:30 p.m., Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. Country and rock music for all ages, rain or shine. Tickets $26.50-$56.50. Info: 701-205-3182.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Rhapsody on the Red: Approximately 9 p.m., Red River Valley Fairgrounds, Fargo. Fireworks show by the Pyrotechnics Guild International as part of its fireworks convention. Tickets $10-$15. Info: 701-320-4171.

Thursday, Aug. 11

FESTIVALS

• Vergas Looney Daze: Festival kicks off with the Miss Vergas & Princess Altona Pageant at the Vergas Community Center at 7 p.m.

MUSIC

• Navy Band: 11:30 a.m., West Acres and 5 p.m., U.S. Bank Plaza, both in downtown Fargo. Performance is part of Fargo Navy Week.

• Concordia Summer Music Series: 7 p.m., Concordia College, Moorhead. Outdoor concert by campus faculty under the bell tower; alternate location is Christensen Recital Hall in case of rain. Free admission.

• Concert in the Park: 5 to 7 p.m., Roosevelt Park, Fergus Falls. Bluegrass and gospel music by the Haining Family; free admission. Concessions by the Underwood Lions. Fergus Theatre will be the alternate location in case of rain. Info: 218-736-5453.

THEATER

• "Brighton Beach Memoirs": 7:30 p.m., Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Road, Hubbard. Teenager Eugene Jerome thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees and girls; set in the 1930s, this is a humorous, poignant, funny and delightful coming-of-age story. Tickets $8-$18. Info: 218-732-0099.

• "Cinderella Caterpillar": 6 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 127 2nd Ave. E., West Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "Crumpled Classics": 7:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 127 2nd Ave. E., West Fargo. See today's listing for details.

LITERARY EVENTS

• Bronson Lemer: 6:30 p.m., Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo. Lemer will read from and discuss his book, The Last Deployment: How a Gay, Hammer-Swinging Twentysomething Survived a Year in Iraq. Info: 701-239-4729.

ART EVENTS

• Meet the Artist...Lynn Fundingsland: 5 to 8 p.m., Nichole's Fine Pastry, 13 8th St. S., Fargo. Public reception for artist's exhibit, "What's Up With stairs," on display through Oct. 1. Info: 701-232-5390.

• Corks & Canvas: 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Fargo. Visit artists in 15 downtown locations, view their creations and sample wine. Tickets $10 for the entire evening of wine tasting and strolling; for those age 21 and up only.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Jasper's Theater: 3 p.m., 17339 Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. Music, magic and comedy show featuring music from every era. Kathie Brekke and four generations of her family perform along with magician Jack Sand. Call for reservations. Info: 218-237-4333.

• "Catch a Falling Star": 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Every August, the Perseid meteor shower appears, but where do these celestial visitors come from? Learn how to observe a meteor shower; free star maps for the August sky will be distributed. Admission $1.50-$3. Info: 218-477-2920.

• Community Play Day: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Games, crafts and other activities, all free. Info: 701-241-8160.

• Navy Day: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 29th Ave. N., Fargo. Sailors interact with kids as part of Fargo Navy Week.

• Zooniversity...Ani-mals on the Move: 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave. S., Fargo. Children in grades 1-3 walk, hop or fly around the zoo to discover the variety of ways animals get from one place to another. Each session approximately 90 minutes. Admission $65 for members or $75 for nonmembers. Info: 701-277-9240.

• Show & Tales: 1 and 3 p.m., Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave. S., Fargo. Hear a story and learn more about the animals. Tickets $5 for ages 2-14. $8 for adults. Info: 701-277-9240.

• Rhapsody on the Red: 9 p.m., Red River Valley Fairgrounds, Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

Friday, August 12

THEATER

• "Brighton Beach Memoirs": 7:30 p.m., Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Road, Hubbard. See Thursday's listing for details.

FESTIVALS

• Vergas Looney Daze: Today's events include citywide rummage sales and business sidewalk sales all day long, Vergas Idol Karaoke Contest at Billy's Bar starting at 6 p.m., and the Junior Royalty Pageant at 7 p.m. in the Vergas Community Center.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Puppet Theatre: 6 p.m., Cultural Center, New York Mills. Large-scale puppet theater extravaganza with a story drawn from the Finnish national epic poem, the Kalevala. Info: 218-385-3339 or kulcher.org.

• Rhapsody on the Red: 9 p.m., Red River Valley Fairgrounds, Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• Fargo Navy Week: Today's events include a Navy band performance during the finale of the Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.

Saturday, Aug. 13

FESTIVALS

• Vergas Looney Daze: Today's events include the Vergas Lions breakfast starting at 7 a.m., all-day rummage sales, 5K run/walk at 9 a.m., Vergas Road Rally at 12 p.m., Craft Fair at 9 a.m., Loon Calling Contest at 2 p.m., Street Dance starting at 5 p.m., and much more.

THEATER

• "Brighton Beach Memoirs": 7:30 p.m., Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Road, Hubbard. See Thursday's listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Prairie Fun Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Audubon. Activities include making a bird feeder, learning duck identification skills, duck banding and wildlife fire equipment demonstrations, nature photography and a prairie quiz. Info: 218-847-4431.

• Fargo Airsho: 9 a.m., Hector International Airport, Fargo. Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, aerobatics by Jim "Fang" Maroney, the Horsemen Team, U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet demonstration, Mark kirsch "Strongman," vintage war birds, displays, Games Galore. Tickets available at all Hornbacher's and StaMart stores, Fargo Air Museum and F-M Convention & Visitors Bureau.

• Fargo Roller Derby Games: 7 to 10 p.m., Civic Memorial Auditorium, 207 4th St. N., Fargo. Two bouts, Kings vs. Queens, first bout is men's league, second bout is women's league. Tickets on sale at the Fargo Civic business office or any Ticketmaster location; $12 for adults and $7 for children age 6 and up; free to those 5 and under.

• Jasper's Theater: 7 p.m., 17339 Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. See Thursday's listing for details.

Sunday, August 14

FESTIVALS

• Vergas Looney Daze: Festival concludes with a collectible car show at 9 .m., outdoor church service at St. John's Lutheran at 10 a.m., kiddie tractor pull at 2 p.m., and the Looney Daze Parade at 2 p.m., followed by a strong man competition, water fights and raffle drawing.

MUSIC

• Jass Festival: 2 p.m., Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. Performers include the 188th Army Band Stage Band, Second National Guard Ensemble, Jass Festival Vocal Jazz Group, Jazz Combo and Festival Big Band; kids activities and concessions. Free admission; guests are asked to bring a cleaning item to donate for the residents of Minot, Bismarck, Mandan and other surrounding communities affected by flooding. Parking $2 per vehicle. Info: 218-477-6550.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Fargo Airsho: 9 a.m., Hector International Airport, Fargo. See Saturday's listing for details.

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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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