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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Wednesday, Oct. 31

LITERARY EVENTS

• The Beat Goes On -- Mary Shideler: 7 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. In addition to her adventures in China and Africa, Shideler kayaked over 1,000 lakes in Itasca County and its environs and she chronicles the adventure in her book, "The Kayak Lady." Info: 218-847-2168.

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Thursday, Nov. 1

ART EVENTS

• The Beat Goes On -- Mike Marth: 12 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Minnesota visual artist will discuss the art he makes and the processes for creating it. Free and open to the public; feel free to bring your own lunch. Info: 218-847-2168.

Friday, Nov. 2

MUSIC

• Arrival-The Music of ABBA: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Swedish tribute band pays musical homage to one of their country's greatest cultural exports -- one of the best-selling pop groups of all time. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 or www.dlccc.org.

• George Jones: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. Country music legend performs his hits. Tickets are sold out. Info: 800-313-7469.

THEATER

• "Footloose": 7:30 p.m., George Simson Auditorium, Middle School, Detroit Lakes. Detroit Lakes High School theater department presents a musical offering based on the 1984 movie hit. Tickets are $10, and may be purchased at Central Market or at the door.

Saturday, Nov. 3

MUSIC

• Johnny Cash Tribute: 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, Ulen. Bob Wootton and Six Mile Grove will present their Johnny Cash Tribute for Top Hat Theatre's performing arts series.  Bob Wootton, "the man behind the man in black," played lead guitar for Johnny Cash from 1968 to 1998. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students, available at the school office or via telephone reservation. Info: 218-596-8853.

THEATER

• "Footloose": 7:30 p.m., George Simson Auditorium, Middle School, Detroit Lakes. See Friday's listing for details.

LITERARY EVENTS

• Joel Arnold-"Ox Cart Angel": 3 p.m., Public Library, Perham. Minnesota author will read from the historical novel that recently won the Midwest Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel of 2011. "Ox Cart Angel" is the first in a series of programs sponsored by the Friends of the Museum to celebrate Minnesota in the 1800s. It is free and open to the public. Info: 218-346-7678. 

Sunday, Nov. 4

THEATER

• "Footloose": 3 p.m., George Simson Auditorium, Middle School, Detroit Lakes. See Friday'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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