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entertainment Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Wednesday, July 28

FESTIVALS

• Becker County Fair: 8 a.m. to midnight, Becker County Fairgrounds, 1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes. Entry Day includes live pony rides, rabbit judging, bingo, T. Texas Terry wild west show (big tent), Miss/Junior Miss Becker County Fair Pageant (grandstand), open class flower judging, performance by Danny Holt (big tent). Free admission.

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THEATER

• "The Kitchen Witches": 3 p.m., Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Rd., Hubbard. Rival cable access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years end up starring in a new show -- together. Tickets are $14; general seating only. Box office is open one hour prior to each performance. Info: 218-732-0099 or www.longlaketheater.net.

• "Anything Goes": 8:30 p.m., Imagine Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. Students present Cole Porter's classic musical comedy. All general admission tickets $10; reserved tickets $17-$25. Info: 218-477-6502, www.trollwood.org.

• "The Music Man": 7:30 p.m., Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. The Straw Hat Players present this popular music about a traveling salesman and con artist who stops in River City, Iowa, to convince the town that they need a marching band. Info: 218-477-2271.

• West Fargo Parks & Recreation Summer Theater: Cheney Middle School, 825 17th Ave. W., West Fargo. Presentations include "The Emperor's Birthday Suit," ages 9-11, 4 p.m.; "Secret of Skull Island," ages 12-14, 5:30 p.m.; "Macbeth: Off Kilter," ages 15-18, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $2-$3, or free for children age five and under. Info: 701-433-5360.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Playground Carnival: 12 noon, Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Games, concessions, clowns and more. Free and ticketed events, tickets are 25 cents each or $8 for a wristband. Info: 701-241-1350.

Thursday, July 29

FESTIVALS

• Becker County Fair: 8 a.m. to midnight, Becker County Fairgrounds, 1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes. Senior Citizens Day includes lamb, sheep and goat show, open class swine show, llama show, beef show, bingo, pony rides, Senior Citizen Awards Program (big tent), performances by The Callens Family (big tent) and Tripwire (grandstand). Free admission.

MUSIC

• Sound of Simon: 8 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The Midwest's premiere Simon & Garfunkel tribute band performs. Tickets are $15 advance or $18 at the door for adults, and $7.50 advance or $9 at the door for students. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org

• Simon Rowe Trio: 8:30 p.m., Studio 222, 222 Broadway, Fargo. Jazz featuring pianist, bassist Bill Law and drummer Joel Thompson.

THEATER

• "13": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. In a middle school in Appleton, Ind., thirteen 13-year-olds leap from childhood to a whole new fantastic and frightening area: their teens. Contagious energy and humor with all-teen performers and a teenage band. Tickets are $5-$14. Info: 701-235-6778.

• Jasper's Theater: 3 p.m., 17339 Highway 34 East, Park Rapids (one mile east of town). Live music, magic and comedy show; come 15 minutes early for pre-show with magician Jack Sand. Tickets $19 for adults; $18 for seniors age 60 and up; $9 for kids age 4-16; free for those age 3 and under. Group rates available. Info: 218-237-4333 or www.jasperstheater.com.

• "The Kitchen Witches": 7:30 p.m., Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Rd., Hubbard. See Wednesday's listing for details.

• "The Music Man": 7:30 p.m., Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Wednesday's listing for details.

• "Anything Goes": 8:30 p.m., Imagine Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Wednesday's listing for details.

• West Fargo Parks & Recreation Summer Theater: Cheney Middle School, 825 17th Ave. W., West Fargo. See Wednesday's listing for details.

ART EVENTS

• Artist Reception: 7 to 9 p.m., Regional Cultural Center Gallery, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Meet artists Tiffany Besonen, Dawn Rossbach, and Kayleen Horsma, whose multimedia exhibit runs through Aug. 28 at the gallery. Free admission. Info: 218-385-3339 or kulcher.org.

LITERARY EVENTS

• Meet Author Leslie Davis: 11 a.m., Century Theatre, North Dakota State University. Davis will sign copies of her new book, Falco: The Official Companion. Info: 701-231-9822.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Vintage Car Show: 5 to 8 p.m., Bonanzaville, 1351 West Main, West Fargo. Sponsored by the Red River Valley Horseless Carriage Club. Admission is $2-$4, or free for children age 5 and under. Info: 701-282-2822.

• Red River Skies-Our Moon: 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Learn more about our closest celestial neighbor, its phases, features and lore, and learn how to use a star map to identify summer stars and constellations. Admission $1.50-$3. Info: 218-477-2920.

• Fargo Park District 100th Birthday Celebration: 5 p.m., Island Park, 302 7th St. S., Fargo. Disc golf, crafts, inflatable games, face painting, Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome concert, movie night with free popcorn and beverages while supplies last. Info: 701-241-8160.

• Run for the Red Cross 5K & Scheels Free Family Fest: Scheels All Sports, 1551 45th St. S., Fargo. Games Galore, petting zoo, dunk tank, kiddy races, minnow races and Safe Wheels Rodeo, where kids can bring their bikes or skates and learn about basic safety skills. Info: 701-364-1800.

Friday, July 30

FESTIVALS

• Becker County Fair: 8 a.m. to midnight, Becker County Fairgrounds, 1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes. Kids Day includes horse show, dairy show, dairy goat show, blueberry muffin contest, pony rides, bingo, performances by magician Jerry Fraiser and Greg Hager (big tent), demolition derby (grandstand). Free admission.

MUSIC

• Fargo Blues Festival: 2 to 11 p.m., Newman Field, 1515 15th Ave. N., Fargo. A two-day, 12-band outdoor blues explosion that features world-class musicians and 40 beer, food and novelty booths. Today's lineup includes the Blue Wailers, Big George Jackson, Reverend Raven & Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, Debbie Davies Band featuring Robin Rogers, Duke Robillard Band and Tommy Castro. Tickets $20 for one day or $32 for both days. Info: 1-866-55-BLUES, 218-287-7775 or www.fargobluesfest.com.

THEATER

• "The Kitchen Witches": 7:30 p.m., Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Rd., Hubbard. See Wednesday's listing for details.

• "13": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "The Music Man": 7:30 p.m., Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Wednesday's listing for details.

• "Anything Goes": 8:30 p.m., Imagine Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Wednesday's listing for details.

Saturday, July 31

FESTIVALS

• Becker County Fair: 8 a.m. to midnight, Becker County Fairgrounds, 1310 Rossman Ave., Detroit Lakes. Family Day includes the market livestock auction and bidders breakfast, round robin showmanship contest, bingo, pony rides, 4-H Fashion Revue, 4-H Fun Horse Show, Hebegebee's family entertainment (big tent), 4-H Arts-In and Share the Fun (big tent), King Agassiz, Fair Builder and Century Farm Awards (big tent), pickup and 4-cylinder demolition derby (grandstand), Melody Boys performance (big tent). Free admission.

MUSIC

• Fargo Blues Festival: Noon to 10 p.m., Newman Field, 1515 15th Ave. N., Fargo. Today's lineup includes Big Bizness, The Big Bang Reunion, Deb Callahan, Corey Stevens, Water Trout and "Honeyboy" Edwards. See Friday's listing for further details.

THEATER

• Jasper's Theater: 7 p.m., 17339 Highway 34 East, Park Rapids (one mile east of town). See Thursday's listing for details.

• "The Kitchen Witches": 7:30 p.m., Long Lake Theater, 12183 Beacon Rd., Hubbard. See Wednesday's listing for details.

• "13": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Anything Goes": 8:30 p.m., Imagine Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Wednesday's listing for details.

Sunday, August 1

FESTIVALS

• Taste of Dorset: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., downtown Dorset (five miles east of Park Rapids on Highway 34). Music, food, shopping and more. Info: www.dorsetmn.com.

MUSIC

THEATER

• "Anything Goes": 8:30 p.m., Imagine Amphitheater, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Wednesday's listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Fergus Falls Classic Car Club Annual Show: 8 a.m., Otter Tail County Fairgrounds, Fergus Falls. Classic cars, boats and motorcycles; general admission $4 or free for children age 12 and under. All faith interdenominational service at 10:30 a.m. on site. Info: 218-736-5515.

• Phelps Mill Ice Cream Social and Concert: 1 to 3 p.m., Phelps Mill Park near Underwood. Root beer floats, ice cream cones, music by the Uff Da Mountain Boys and tours of the mill. Proceeds will go toward the preservation of the mill. Info: 218-736-6038.

• King of the Cage: 7 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen. Watch as these hard hitters duke it out in the ultimate battle. Tickets $25-$45. Info: 800-313-7469.

Tuesday, August 3

MUSIC

• Tuesdays in the Park: 7 p.m., City Park Bandshell, Detroit Lakes. Concert by The Purple Pan Steel Drum Band. Free admission; bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Concert hosted by the Historic Holmes Theatre; community picnic hosted by Habitat for Humanity from 6 to 7 p.m. beneath the park shelter. Free will donations will benefit Habitat and the theater's Community Connections series. Info: 218-844-SHOW (7469) or www.dlccc.org.

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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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