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Wednesday, July 18

FESTIVALS

• Northwest Water Carnival: 4 to 9 p.m., downtown and City Park, Detroit Lakes. Today's events include the Great Admiral's Hat Hunt, Open Swim Meet, Bed Races and Ice Cream Social. A full schedule is available online at www.dljaycees.com.

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MUSIC

• Free Family Fun Concert: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Trollwood Park, 3664 Elm St., Fargo. Penny & Pals will entertain, also face painting, bouncy castle, take home craft project, limited concessions for sale. Info: 701-499-7788.

• Summer Garden Concert: 7 p.m., The Gathering, 3910 25th St. S., Fargo. Michael Whisler will perform; freewill offerings accepted to support Recovery Worship; bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating; concert will be held indoors in case of inclement weather.

• Hillary Reynolds Band: 8 p.m., Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. Pop music; all ages show, $5 admission at the door. Info: 701-478-7337.

DANCE

• Northern Lights Ballroom Dance: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. July is a variety month; review a different dance each week. A 30-minute lesson followed by open dancing, practice and pizza, all included with admission price of $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; all ages welcome. Info: 701-293-8306.

THEATER

• "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": 7 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. Presented by the Gooseberry Park Players, follow the story of J. Pierpont Finch, a young man interested in climbing the ladder to success, meeting the right girl, becoming popular and living the America dream. Tickets $12 for adults, $6 youth. Info: 218-299-3314.

• "Metamorphoses": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. Tickets are $10 adults and seniors, $5 students; show is rated PG-13 due to some content regarding coming of age and sexuality. Info: 701-729-8880.

• "Legally Blonde the Musical": 8:30 p.m., Bluestem Center for the Arts, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer, so when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, she puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Ticket range is $8-$13 general admission, $17-$25 reserved. Info: 218-477-6500.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Hawaiian Beach Blast: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Rendezvous Park, 1055 32nd Ave. W., Fargo. Dress in Hawaiian attire and enjoy beach party music with the Front Fenders; also carriage rides, barrel car rides, inflatable games, beach volleyball, giant games, face painting and other activities; also bring a kite to fly. Info: 701-433-5360.

• Open Mic Night: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Sign-up starts at 7:15 p.m.; free admission. Info: 701-287-7100.

Thursday, July 19

FESTIVALS

• Northwest Water Carnival: 5 to 10 p.m., DL Pavilion and Washington Ballpark, Detroit Lakes. Today's events include bingo, a home brewing contest and the Water Carnival Baseball Classic. A full schedule is available online at www.dljaycees.com.

MUSIC

• Summer Thursdays Live: 5 to 8 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes. Latin and Afro-Cuban influenced music featuring Nik Gruber, guitar and Steve Travers, drums. No cover charge. Info: 218-847-8439.

• Second Street Stage: 6 to 8 p.m., Second Street between Main Avenue and Highway 71, Park Rapids. Sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, bands, beer garden, snacks and family activities. Free admission.

• Gordon Christensen: 7 to 9 p.m., Uncorked, 12 Broadway, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-356-4014.

• Halestorm: 6:30 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. With New Medicine and Emphatic, all ages show, tickets are $16.50. Info: 866-300-8300.

THEATER

• Jasper's Theatre: 3 to 5:15 p.m., Jasper's Theatre, Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. Music, magic and comedy family show; call for ticket prices. Info: 218-237-4333.

• "My Fair Lady": 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Info: 218-477-2271.

• "True West": 7:30 p.m., Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. A darkly humorous romp into the destructive sibling rivalry between Austin, a soon to be successful screenwriter, and Lee, a beaten down desert drifter; produced by Fargo native Alex Gudding and Jake Hundley. Admission $5. Info: 701-237-0230.

• "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": 7 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "Metamorphoses": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "Legally Blonde the Musical": 8:30 p.m., Bluestem Center for the Arts, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Wayne Nelson Memorial Hidden Talent Show: 7 p.m., Community Center, Cormorant. Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment, fun and laughs. Ice cream will be served following the program. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at The Cormorant Pub, Cormorant Bottle Shop, or reserved by calling Carolyn at 218-532-2203.

• Wildlife Excursions: 10 a.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Explore the refuge with a knowledgeable guide. Search for wildlife and learn about the natural and cultural history of Tamarac. Meet at the Chippewa Picnic Area. Info: 218-847-2641.

• Red River Skies: 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Learn what to see in our local summer night sky; show will feature constellations, the moon and visible planets; admission is $5 adults, $2.50 for children 12 and younger, senior citizens and tri-college students. Info: 218-477-2920.

Friday, July 20

FESTIVALS

• Northwest Water Carnival: 3 p.m. to 12 midnight, City Park and Pavilion, Detroit Lakes. Today's events include inflatable games and Junior Water Fights for the kids, water fights for adults and the "Party in the Pavilion" featuring music by the Front Fenders. A full schedule is available online at www.dljaycees.com.

MUSIC

• Lost July: 7 to 9 p.m., Uncorked, 12 Broadway, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-356-4014.

• Eden Parker Band: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-235-8243.

• Poitin: 10 p.m., Dempsey's Public House, 226 Broadway N., Fargo. Irish music; no cover charge.

THEATER

• "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": 7 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "My Fair Lady": 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Info: 218-477-2271.

• "True West": 7:30 p.m., Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Metamorphoses": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "Legally Blonde the Musical": 8:30 p.m., Bluestem Center for the Arts, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Party in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holy Rosary Parish Center, Detroit Lakes. A fundraiser by Oak Crossing Family Council with proceeds going for the completion of the chapel at Oak Crossing.  Music by Doc & the Scrubs, Off the Wall Band, and The Happy Wanderers.  Meal will be barbecues, carrots and dip, chips, pie and ice cream, coffee and lemonade. Admission is $6.

• Talk of the Town: 9 a.m., Community Center, Cormorant. The program is Judge Richard Goldberg, U.S. Court of International Trade. The event is free, and coffee and cookies will be available.

Saturday, July 21

FESTIVALS

• Northwest Water Carnival: 7 a.m. to 12 midnight, various locations, Detroit Lakes. Today's events include a fun run/walk, chili and salsa cookoff, paddle board race, softball, baseball, bean bag and sand volleyball tournaments, classic car show, Picnic in the Park, sand castle contest and the Bash on the Beach, featuring music by BlackHawk. A full schedule is available online at www.dljaycees.com.

DANCE

• Old Time Variety Dance: 7 to 10 p.m., White Pine Room, Frazee. Music is by Jerry's Dance Band.

MUSIC

• Fred Eaglesmith: 8 p.m., ecce art + yoga, 216 Broadway, Fargo. Canadian singer-songwriter plays Americana tunes. Admission $20. Info: 701-298-3223.

• Gillian Welch: 8 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Tickets are $29.50 in advance and $32.50 day of show. Info: 701-205-3182.

• Brooks West: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-235-8243.

THEATER

• Jasper's Theatre: 7 to 9:15 p.m., Jasper's Theatre, Highway 34 East, Park Rapids. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": 7 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "True West": 7:30 p.m., Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Metamorphoses": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "Legally Blonde the Musical": 8:30 p.m., Bluestem Center for the Arts, 801 50th Ave. S., Moorhead. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• "Fair Hills Live" Concert & Drive-In Movie Series: 5 p.m., Fair Hills Resort, 24270 County Highway 20, Detroit Lakes. Music by Billy D & the Crystals from 5 to 9 p.m., followed by a screening of the movie "E.T." on a jumbo screen, starting at dusk. Admission is $5 per car for just the concert or $20 per car for the concert and movie. Info: 218-847-7638 or www.fairhillsresort.com/concerts.

Sunday, July 22

FESTIVALS

• Northwest Water Carnival: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., various locations, Detroit Lakes. Today's events include a pancake breakfast, inflatable games, waterski show, and the Parade of the Northwest. A full schedule is available online at www.dljaycees.com.

MUSIC

• Music at the Winery-Dave Ferreira Trio: 3 to 6 p.m., Richwood Winery, 27799 County Highway 34, Richwood. Jazz music, no cover charge. Info: 218-844-5990.

• Carman: 6 to 8 p.m., First Assembly Church, 3401 25th St. S., Fargo. Contemporary Christian artist performs; general admission tickets are $10 at the door. Info: 701-232-0003.

• These United States: 9 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway (upstairs), Fargo. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

THEATER

• "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": 2 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. See today's (Wednesday) 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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