This Week in Entertainment
Sunday, Dec. 2
Breakfast With Santa: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cafeteria, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes. Pancake and sausage breakfast with the proceeds benefiting Lakes Crisis and Resource Center. Enjoy craft vendors, baked goods, Santa's toy shop; bring your own camera for a picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for children, or $12 per family. Info: 218-847-8572.
Holiday Magic: 5 to 7 p.m., Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Ticket proceeds for this event go to non-profit organizations participating. An opportunity to win a $500 shopping spree, exclusive savings that evening only, holiday etertainment by The Deja Two, photos and wishes with Santa, gift wrapping and coat check. Admission $5 per ticket. Info: 218-847-1679.
Santa Village: 1 to 7 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. Daily activities include live reindeer, family activities, model train displays, special arts and crafts projects, light displays, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus and the chance to visit Santa; horse drawn rides from 2 to 5 p.m. Free admission with a donation of canned goods, new or gently used toys, or a cash gift. Info: 701-499-7788.
Season of Light: 2 and 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Explore the history of Christian, Jewish, Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi holiday traditions, and a variety of astronomy-related details including hemisphere winter constellations, why we have seasons and the possible astronomical explanations for a star over Bethlehem; $5 adults, $2.50 children, seniors and Tri-College students. Info: 218-477-2920.
Holiday Brass: 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 650 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Program is "Advent Lessons & Carols." Free and open to the public. Trumpets, horns, trombones and tuba virtuosi of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony bring Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces as well as contemporary holiday favorites to life for audiences of all ages; tickets are $6-$12 online at www.fmsymphony.org or at the door.
s Celestial Sounds Series: 4 p.m., Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, 3600 25th St. S., Fargo. Program is "Advent Lessons & Carols." Free and open to the public. Info: 701-232-3394.
Lake Agassiz Concert Band: 4:30 p.m., West Fargo High School Theatre, 801 9th St. E., West Fargo. Winter concert features professional trombonist Mike Christianson; free and open to the public.
Madrigal Dinner: 6 p.m., Reineke Fine Arts Center, Challey Atrium, North Dakota State University, Fargo. An evening of Renaissance dining and entertainment, with holiday music by the Madrigal Singers; meal prepared by the NDSU dining service, entrée choice of beef or chicken served with potatoes, vegetables, fruit, cheese, breads and dessert, vegetarian option available; tickets are $35. Info: 701-231-7969.
M State Choir Concert: 7:30 p.m., Legacy Hall, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Fergus Falls. Directed by Teresa Ashworth; tickets at M State Box Office C32, online at www.mstatetickets.com or call 218-736-1600.
Brian Rook: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Original music and well-known tunes; no cover charge. Info: 701-356-5227.
"Alice in Wonderland": 2 p.m., Shanley High School, 5600 25th St. S., Fargo. Admission $5 for adults, $3 children; join the cast for tarts following the performance.
Monday, Dec. 3
Free Holiday Movies: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Conference Center, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, 900 Highway 34 East, Detroit Lakes. Hosted by M State's World Cinema Class; schedule includes "Wall-E" at 10 a.m., "White Christmas" at 12 p.m., and "The Avengers" at 2:30 p.m. No admission fee. Info: 218-846-3700.
Chamber Presents... Holiday Customer Appreciation Night: 5 to 9 p.m., Norby's Department Store, downtown Detroit Lakes. Christmas treats and beverages, music, in-store shopping deals and fun. Norby's Christmas GIVE with a purpose. Donations will be presented to local charities at this event.
Season of Light: 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See today's (Sunday) listing for details.
Sing & Ring for Christmas: 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 650 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Featuring the Notables Women's Choir and the Bellisimo Bell Choir, free and open to the public, Christmas treats and beverages will be served.
Clarion Quartet: 12 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Part of the Noon Holiday Concert Series. Info: 701-232-3821.
The Noteables: 2 p.m., Bethany on University, 201 S. University Drive, Fargo.
Echo Band Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, 12th Avenue South and 7th Street, Moorhead. Free and open to the public.
Jazz Guitar Summit: 8 to 9:30 p.m., Studio 222 at 222 Broadway, Fargo. Some of the area's finest jazz guitarists together on stage, opening set by the MSUM Jazz Guitar Ensemble; proceeds benefit jazz scholarships at the local universities. Admission is $7. Info: 701-552-1020.
Open Jam Night: 9 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Hosted by members of The Roosters, 8th Hour, Carmen the Cactus and October Road. No cover charge. Info: 701-356-5227.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
The Beat Goes On-Nancy Carlson: 6:30 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Minnesota children's author discusses how to tap into your creative and imaginative side to write children's books. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2168.
Dakota Rose String Quartet: 12 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Part of the Noon Holiday Concert Series. Info: 701-232-3821.
The Noteables: 6 p.m., Edgewood Vista, 4420 37th Ave. S., Fargo.
Lorie Line: 7:30 p.m., Ada-Borup High School, 604 West Thorpe Ave., Ada. Pianist presents her 2012 holiday show, "Immanuel." Tickets are $49. Info: 800-801-5463.
Jazz Ensemble: 7:30 p.m., Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead. Free and open to the public. Info: 218-299-4366.
Tre Leche: 8:30 p.m., Avalon Events Center, 613 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Andy Long, tenor sax; Mike Lauer, guitar; Andy Stermer, drums; cover charge $5.
Swing Dance Lessons: 7:30 p.m., Avalon Events Center, 613 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Admission $7. Info: 701-232-1336.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Sunday) listing for details.
The Noteables: 11 a.m., Eventide Linden Tree Circle, Moorhead.
Darin Henze: 12 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Part of the Noon Holiday Concert Series. Info: 701-232-3821.
Rebuilding Together Benefit Concert: 7:30 p.m., Studio 222 at 222 Broadway, Fargo. Featuring Shane Maland, Little Winter and Brooks West; proceeds benefit local families, veterans and the elderly in need of necessary home repairs. Tickets are $10.
Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. A 30-minute tango lesson followed by open dancing, practice and pizza, all included with admission price of $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; all ages welcome. Hosted by Northern Lights Ballroom. Info: 701-293-8306.
Disney's "Beauty & the Beast": 7:30 p.m., Gate City Bank Theatre, Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive., Fargo. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest." Tickets are $31.50, $50 and $61.50. Info: 855-694-6367.
Beer Pong & Bag Toss Tournament: 8 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 Third Ave. N., Fargo. Double elimination tournament; $5 per person entry fee.
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 email@example.com.