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Wednesday, Dec. 14

DANCE

• Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. A variety of dancing starrting with a 30 minute introductory lesson, followed by open dancing and dance practice, pizza included with admission price, all ages welcome. Info: 701-412-3208.

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MISCELLANEOUS

• Canadian Pacific Holiday Train: 4:15 p.m., Holmes Street Railroad Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Brightly lit and decorated train will make a stop in Detroit Lakes for a live music show featuring Milwaukee folk-rocker Willy Porter and other special guests. Those attending are asked to bring a donation for the Becker County Food Pantry.

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa's reindeer, make holiday crafts, see model train displays, admission is canned food new or gently used toys or cash to aid families in Cass and Clay counties. Info: 701-499-7798.

Thursday, Dec. 15

MUSIC

• Rock & Roll Christmas Spectacular: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Christmas music with a rock-and-roll flair presented by a talented cast of Minnesota musicians and singers. Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 or www.dlccc.org.

• Mighty Wurlitzer Christmas Concert: 12 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Organist Steven Eneboe performs; admission is a non-perishable item for the local food pantry. Info: 218-284-3173.

• Scott Brandenburg: 6 to 9 p.m., Maxwells, 1308 9th St. E., West Fargo. Blues piano and variety.

• Jazz Night: 7 to 9:30 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. Featuring Kathie Brekke and the 42nd Street Jazz Band; no cover charge. Info: 701-281-7105.

• Sincopa: 8:30 p.m., Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway, Fargo. With Michael Helm, Peter Niblock and Bill Law. No cover charge. Info: 701-478-1000.

• Acoustic Night: 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Hooligans, 3330 Sheyenne St ., West Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-373-0770.

• October Road: 9 p.m., Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-282-5507.

ART EVENTS

• Carl Oltvedt Artist Reception: 4 to 7 p.m., Nichole's Fine Pastry, 13 8th St. S., Fargo. His exhibit of paintings, "Oltvedt's on Eighth," is on display through Jan. 28. Info: 701-271-9116.

• J. Earl Miller Reception: 7 to 9 p.m., Taste of Italy at the Avalon, 613 First Ave., Fargo. Photographer sells images to raise money after gear was stolen. Info: 701-365-0608.

THEATER

• "The 39 Steps": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. Combining a spy thriller with outrageous farce and ingenious theatrical invention, an engaging, fast-paced whodunit that celebrates the magic of theater. Closely following the storyline of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film, the play features more than 150 characters brought to life by a cast of just four actors. Tickets $5-$15; group rates available. Info: 701-729-8880.

• "Little Women": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. The story of the March sisters, Margaret, Jo, Elizabeth and Amy, who grow up and experience heartbreak, loss and love and learn charity, patience and true kindness as they follow their dreams, tickets are $6-$16. Info: 701-235-6778.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Madrigal Dinner: 6:15 p.m., Detroit Lakes High School, 1301 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes. Dinner feast with theatrical skits, music, dance, juggling and more. Ticket info: 218-847-4491.

• "Season of Light": 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Premiere show featuring the new full dome digital projector; admission is $2.50-$5. Info: 218-477-2920.

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

• Bill Squire & Nate Abshire: 8 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-7100.

Friday, Dec. 16

MUSIC

• Tanya Tucker: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen. From her first hit, "Delta Dawn," at the age of 13, Tanya Tucker has had success as a female country music artist. Tickets $15-$35. Info: 800-313-7469 or www.starcasino.com.

• Sarah Morrau & Rebekka Schumacher: 12 to 1 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Part of the Holiday Concert Series. Info: 701-232-3821.

• Slaughter: 8 p.m., The Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. With Enuff Z Nuff and Bang Tango; ticket range $10-$20. Info: 701-205-3182.

• Throw the Fight: 8 p.m., The Nestor, 1001 NP Ave., Fargo. Rock music; $5 cover charge. Info: 701-232-2485.

• The Blue Wailers: 8:30 p.m., Juano's Mexican Restaurant, 402 Broadway, Fargo. Blues music; no cover charge. Info: 701-232-3123.

• Skyline: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-8356.

• October Road: 9 p.m., Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• Smoking Gun: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-0202.

• Revolution 5: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., The Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Tribute to the Beatles; admission $7. Info: 218-287-0100.

• Birthday Bash Dance Party: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. Annual fundraiser for the community bicycle workshop, $5 cover charge, bicycle inspired merchandise for sale, door prizes and other events, 21 and older only. Info: 701-478-7337.

THEATER

• "The 39 Steps": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Little Women": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Sunday) listing for details.

DANCE

• "The Nutcracker": 7 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Presented by the Bonnie Haney Dance & Performing Co. Tickets $14-$25. Info: 218-236-9900.

• Square Dancing: 7:30 p.m, Lake Park-Audubon High School, Lake Park. Hosted by the Country Twirlers. Caller is Roger McNeil.

• Square Dancing: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Madison Elementary School, 1040 29th St. N., Fargo. Presented by the Prairie Promenaders; potluck supper at 6 p.m. Caller is Jim Jirak.

LITERARY EVENTS

• Book Reading & Discussion: 7 p.m., Zandbroz Variety, 420 Broadway, Fargo. Poet Larry Woiwode will read from and discuss his two new books, "The Invention of Lefse: A Christmas Story" and "Words Made Fresh: Essays on Literature and Culture." Free and open to the public. Info: 701-239-4729.

MISCELLANEOUS

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

• Bill Squire & Nate Abshire: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

Saturday, Dec. 17

DANCE

• Old Time Dance: 7 to 10 p.m., White Pine Room, Frazee. Stan's Country Dutchmen will provide the music.

ART EVENTS

• Native Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Depot, 116 Hwy. 10 W., Detroit Lakes. Artisans will demonstrate and sell their art. Info: 218-844-5212.

DANCE

• "The Nutcracker": 2 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• Square Dancing: 7:30 p.m., Community Center, 212 Partridge Ave. S., Glyndon. Presented by Circle 8 Plus; caller is Royce Nelson.

• Christmas Dance: 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Presented by Red River Singles; music by DJ Lute Simley. Free dance lesson at 8:30 p.m., admission $5 for club members and $9 for nonmembers. Info: 701-541-1183.

MUSIC

• The Suit & These Hearts: 8 p.m., The Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo.

• Joie Sherman-Johnson & John Johnson: 8:30 p.m., Juano's Mexican Restaurant, 402 Broadway, Fargo. Folk and country rock; admission $10. Info: 701-232-3123.

• Lost Highway: 9 p.m., Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. Country music. Info: 701- 282-5507.

• Skyline: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• Smoking Gun: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• Carmen the Cactus: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Perspectives Lounge, Radisson Hotel, 201 N. 5th St., Fargo. No cover charge.

• Neptune Men: 9:30 p.m., Duffy's Tavern, 16 12th St. S., Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-0445.

• The Ciro & Topher Show: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Lucky's 13 Pub, 4301 17th Ave. S., Fargo. Live acoustic rock. Free admission.

• Revolution 5: 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., The Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. See Friday's listing for details.

THEATER

• "The 39 Steps": 2 and 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Little Women": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Sunday) listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Santa Fly-In: 12 to 2 p.m., Fargo Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave. N., Fargo. Watch Santa fly in to the Fargo Air Museum; he will visit with children about their Christmas lists and also help them in and out of a Vietnam era Huey helicopter and a cockpit of an airplane. Admission $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and military members and $5 for children age 5 and up; those ages 4 and under are admitted free of charge. Info: 701-293-8043.

• Holly Jolly Zoo Days: 12 to 4 p.m., Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave. S., Fargo. Enjoy a variety of holiday activities and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus; admission $5 for children age 2-14, $8 for adults. Info: 701-277-9240.

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

• "Season of Light": 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See today's (Sunday) listing for details.

• Bill Squire & Nate Abshire: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

Sunday, Dec. 18

MUSIC

• Candles & Carols: 4:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1401 Madison Ave., Detroit Lakes. Under the warmth of candlelight, join the Trinity Bell Choir and vocal choirs in singing the old, familiar carols and hear the poetry and stories of Christmas. Free and open to the public. Info: 218-847-7211.

• "Christmas at the Movies": 4 p.m., A Center for the Arts, 124 W. Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra presents Musical favorites from holiday film classics. Actors from Theatre B will perform scenes and vignettes from several holiday movies, also audience sing-a-longs, a visit from Santa and other treats. Tickets are $16 adults, $18 day of show, $5 children. Info: 218-998-2787 or fergusarts.org.

• The Blenders: 2 and 7 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Featuring selections from their new holiday CD, "Christmas Light." Info: 701-205-3182.

• Lorie Line & Her Fab Five: 3 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Pianist presents holiday concert, "Christmas Bells Are Ringing." Tickets $43-$48. Info: 800-801-5463.

• Face for Radio: 9 p.m., Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701- 282-5507.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Foreign Film Series-"The Human Resource": 2 to 3:30 p.m., Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-237-0230.

• "Season of Light": 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

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

• Holly Jolly Zoo Days: 12 to 4 p.m., Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave. S., Fargo. See Saturday's listing for details.

THEATER

• "Little Women": 2 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday'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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