Wednesday, Sept. 15
Author Dave Kenney: 7 p.m., ITOW Veterans Museum, 805 W. Main, Perham. Kenney, author of Minnesota Goes to War, will tell the poignant stories of those who stayed behind, in support of the men and women overseas during World War II. This event is free and open to the public. Info: 218-346-7678.
Telge Glima: Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, 202 1st Ave. N, Moorhead. A Swedish group that performs a fvariety of old Nordic games and wrestling; performances are outdoors at 4 and 6 p.m. Admission $5. Info: 218-299-5511.
Kathryn Knuttila: 1:30 p.m., Forest Conference Center, Emmanuel Community, Detroit Lakes. Miss Minnesota 2010 Kathryn Knuttila, a graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, will perform an original piano piece and speak on "Inspiring America -- Crowning the Good in Your Neighborhood."
Rush Hour Music Series: 5:30 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Mike Swenson, singer-songwriter from Bismarck, N.D., performs. Info: 701-237-4700.
Thursday, Sept. 16
United Way Community Celebration: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes Pavilion. Fifth annual kickoff to the United Way of Becker County's fundraising drive includes a community picnic, inflatable games, piñatas and prize giveaways -- including 75 free bike helmets (first-come, first-serve). Info: 2128-846-7400.
Rescues & Runways: 6 p.m., Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Fashion show featuring pets from local animal shelters and models wearing the latest in fall fashions from Maurices, which is sponsoring its second annual fundraiser for Humane Society of the Lakes throughout the month of September. Info: 218-847-8600.
Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino. 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. Performers of several top 140 country hits, including "Houston (Means That I'm One Day Closer To You)" and "She Used to Be Somebody's Baby," will take the stage. Tickets $10-$25. Info: 800-313-7469.
"Brighton Beach Memoirs": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Neil Simon's classic coming-of-age comedy. Advance tickets $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $6 for children; tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, $8 for children. Info: 701-235-6778.
Jupiter Meets Uranus: 8 to 10 p.m., Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center at Buffalo River State Park, Glyndon. In September, Jupiter is a beacon that points directly to Uranus; view these planets, the moon and other celestial objects through telescopes. Open to the public. Info: 218-477-2904.
Jeri Sager's Broadway: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Broadway veteran performs her repertoire of songs from "Fiddler On The Roof," "Les Miserables," "Brigadoon," "Evita," "South Pacific" and "Pump Boys and Dinettes," in addition to her favorites from "Cats." Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for students and can be purchased by visiting the Historic Holmes Theatre Box Office at 806 Summit Ave., online at www.dlccc.org or by call-ing 218-844-SHOW (7469).
"Memories of Elvis": 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, 27 Second St. NW, Ulen. Elvis Presley impersonator Chris Olson performs his memorable tribute show. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-596-8854.
Barbara Schramm Recital: 7:30 p.m., Gaede Stage, Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University Moorhead. Schramm, a Moorhead native, spent more than 20 years in Germany as an opera singer and recitalist. She returned to Moorhead in 2007 and teaches voice at Concordia College and MSUM. Free admission. Info: 218-477-4602.
"Brighton Beach Memoirs": 7:30 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Leather & Leavez Motorcycle Rally: Starts at 12 noon from the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center. Pancake feed from 10 a.m. to noon. Stops on the ride will include the Zorbaz restaurants on Little Pine Lake, near Perham, Ottertail and Pelican Lake, before the ride ends at the Detroit Lakes Zorbaz on West Lake Drive with a celebration including live music, food and raffle drawings. Proceeds benefit DLCCC art outreach programs. Info: 218-844-4221 or www.dlccc.org.
Sunday, Sept. 19
"Brighton Beach Memoirs": 2 p.m., Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See FRiday's listing for details.
"Space Dreams-Man's Eternal Quest": 2 p.m., Minnesota State University Moorhead Planetarium. Learn about Native American star stories, Greek ideas of space travel as well as the current realities and future hopes of our eternal quest for the stars. Admission is $1.50-$3. Info: 218-477-2920.
Honkin' Haulin' Hands on Trucks: 1 to 3 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. Get into the driver's seat of over 25 trucks and pieces of construction equipment. Children will receive their own "driver's license." Free admission. Info: 701-433-5363.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.