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Wednesday, Dec. 4

MUSIC

  • Dubious 3: 10 p.m., Dempsey’s Public House, 226 Broadway, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-235-5913.
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MISCELLANEOUS

  • Open Mic Comedy: 9:30 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-356-5227.

Thursday, Dec. 5

MUSIC

  • Dave Ferreira Trio: 6:30 p.m., Maxwell’s, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Jazz and holiday favorites. Info: 701-277-9463.
  • Jazz Night at Basie’s: 7 p.m., Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd Street, Fargo. Featuring Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz  Band. Free admission. Info: 701-277-9000.
  • Cheery Trudge: 7 p.m., Cork & Cleaver, 3301 South University Drive, Fargo. Acoustic duo performs adult alternative music; free admission. Info: 701-237-6790.
  • Michael W. Smith: 7:30 p.m., Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave., Fargo. Chart-topping and Grammy Award-winning songwriter, guitarist and singer performs. Tickets $30-$60. Info: 701-356-7656.

THEATER

  • Scrooge Macbeth: 7:30 p.m., Main Avenue Theater, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. Theatre B will be launching a new work by “B favorite” playwright David MacGregor, writer of Vino Veritas. “Scrooge MacBeth,” or “A Shakespearean Christmas” takes the meaning of “the show must go on” to a whole new level. When only four actors are left standing after an outbreak of food poisoning, they must entertain an expectant audience in order to save their financially imperiled theatre. Admission is $5-$20. Info: 701-729-8880.

Friday, Dec. 6

MUSIC

  • “A Winter Wandering”: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Fingerstyle Guitar VIrtuoso Tim Sparks & World Music Maestro Greg Herriges will take you on a musical journey from the Mississippi Delta Blues to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite with exotic flavors from Brazil, Eastern Europe and India. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 or www.dlccc.org.
  • Sam Roth: 7 to 9 p.m., Spanky’s Stone Hearth, 34785 County Road 4, Vergas. No cover charge. Live music; no admission fee. Info: 218-334-3555.
  • Saana Ensemble: 7:30 p.m., Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Saana Ensemble, a five-voice Twin Cities group performing Finnish music, will present a live concert. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $15 at the door. Info: 218-385-3339.
  • Grand Funk Railroad: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. Iconic American rock band performs. Tickets start at $15. Info: 800-313-7469 or starcasino.com.
  • Songwriters Night: 6 p.m., Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. All ages, open mic; only original material is allowed. Signup at 6 p.m., show from 7-9 p.m. Free admission. Info: 701-478-7337.
  • Ed Huttlin: 7 p.m., Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd Street, Fargo. Piano music; no cover charge. Info: 701-277-9000.
  • Save Me CJ: 8 p.m., Spirits Lounge, 3808 13th Ave., Fargo. Rock music; free admission. Info: 701-282-2700.
  • Boomtown: 9:30 p.m., Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. Rock and country; free admission. Info: 701-369-0767.

THEATER

  • Wizard of Oz: 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road; tickets $6-$16. Info: 701-235-6778.
  • Scrooge Macbeth: 7:30 p.m., Main Avenue Theater, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Tuxes & Tails: 6:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. A bevy of four-legged, furry friends take to the runway with their handlers, who will model the latest in formal fashions. Live and silent auctions, dinner and fun. Tickets $50. Info: 218-847-0511.
  • Madrigal Dinner: 6 p.m., Reineke Fine Arts Center, North Dakota States University, Fargo. A complete evening of Renaissance dining and entertainment. Tickets are $40 each. Info: 701-231-9442.

Saturday, Dec. 7

HOLIDAY EVENTS

  • Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival: 9 a.m., Ada, Minn. Santa Claus visits; craft show, children’s games and crafts, old-time snowmobile show, best deer sausage contest, sleigh rides, community Christmas party and more. All events are free. Info: 218-8384-3542.
  • Holy Rosary Cookie Walk: 8 a.m., Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1043 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Cookies, candies and other Christmas goodies sold by the pound. Get there early, because once they’re gone, they’re gone. Info: 218-847-1393.
  • Snow Plow Parade: 6 p.m., Main Street, Frazee. Enjoy a fun winter evening in downtown Frazee during the 2nd Annual Snow Plow Parade, when decorated plows and other things that travel on snow will “plow down” Main Street, followed by lots of specials, treats and samples at downtown businesses. Also enjoy a Live Nativity Play at 5 p.m. in Little Turkey Park. Info: 218-334-4991.

MUSIC

  • Lakes Area Community Concert Band: 4 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 912 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes. Now in its eighth year, the Lakes Area Community Concert Band will delight audiences with classic Christmas music. These talented musicians will perform classic wind band compositions, spirited marches, expressive renditions of old hymn tunes, music from Broadway musicals, movies and more. No admission fee; free will offering. Info: 218-844-7469.
  • Save Me CJ: 8 p.m., Spirits Lounge, 3808 13th Ave., Fargo. Rock music; free admission. Info: 701-282-2700.
  • Scotty G & the Follow Me: 9 p.m., Hooligans, 3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-373-0770.
  • Heatbox: 9 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway (upstairs), Fargo. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Info: 701-235-5913.
  • Whole Lotta Zep: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, Moorhead. Led Zeppelin Tribute from Minneapolis formerly known as Custard Pie returns to the garage with their seasoned muscians rocking out the best of Led Zeppelin! Admission is $5. Info: 218-287-0100.
  • Pat Lenertz Band: 10 p.m., Dempsey’s Public House, 226 Broadway, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-235-5913.
  • Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome: 10 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway (upstairs), Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-235-5913.

THEATER

  • At Christmas: 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, Ulen. “At Christmas” is a unique blend of family-fueled comedy and drama brilliantly written and performed by alumni of Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop, Shannon Custer, Michelle Cassioppi, and Jim Robinson. They are joined by a live, six-piece band featuring one of the Twin Cities’ favorite front men, Mick Sterling, and A Brave New Workshop’s musical director, Peter Guertin. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-596-8853.
  • Celebrate the Musical: 8 p.m., Askanase Auditorium, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Presented by the NDSU Musical Theatre Troupe, theater alumni and current students will present songs and dances from some of the musicals presented over the years. Tickets at the door are $5 students, $2 seniors; gala dinner at 5 p.m. at NDSU Alumni Center, tickets for dinner and performance are $25. Info: 701-231-7932.
  • Scrooge Macbeth: 7:30 p.m., Main Avenue Theater, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.
  • Wizard of Oz: 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Madrigal Dinner: 6 p.m., Reineke Fine Arts Center, North Dakota States University, Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.
  • Drew Carey: 8 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Stand-up comic, actor, producer and the current host of “The Price is Right” performs. Tickets are $46.50 plus fees at www.jadepresents.com or 866-300-8300.

Sunday, Dec. 8

HOLIDAY EVENTS

  • Holiday Magic: 5 to 7 p.m., Washington Square Mall, downtown Detroit Lakes. A private, ticketed event benefitting local nonprofit organizations; in-store specials and other holiday shopping treats. Info: 218-847-1679.
  • Handel’s “Messiah”: 2 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, 1301 12th Ave. N., Fargo. The North Dakota State University School of Music is proud to present a special holiday performance of Handel’s Messiah, Sunday, December 8 at 2 PM in Festival Concert Hall. Coordinated by Dr. Jo Ann Miller, Baroque Festival Music Director, over 200 students in five choirs, and the Baroque Festival Orchestra, will present Handel’s monumental piece, which has become a holiday tradition throughout the world. Premiered in Dublin, Ireland in 1742, the Messiah combines Old and New Testament texts concerning the prophecies of a savior. The five choirs performing include the NDSU Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, University Chamber Singers, Cantemus, and the Statesmen of NDSU. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students and can be reserved online or by calling the NDSU Performing Arts Box Office at 701-231-7969.

THEATER

  • Wizard of Oz: 2 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.

*** The Entertainment Calendar appears weekly in the Detroit Lakes Tribune. 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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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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