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Wednesday, Dec. 19

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 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.

DANCE

• Western Wednesday: 7:30 to 10 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. Social dance class features the Texas two-step and swing; beginners welcome. Admission $5. Info: 218-329-1735.

MISCELLANEOUS

• ComedySportz: 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo. Light-hearted comedy for all ages; free will offerings accepted. Info: 701-235-7389.

Thursday, Dec. 20

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Holiday Crafts for Kids: 3:45 to 5 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Elementary-age kids and teens are invited to the DL Public Library to make holiday crafts. Participants can choose to make one or more crafts to take home. There will be snacks and door prizes. Info: 218-847-2168.

• "The Bethlehem Project": 7 p.m., Faith Christian School, Detroit Lakes. Students present their annual holiday program. The public is invited to attend.

• "Rock & Roll Christmas Spectacular": 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Multimedia holiday show featuring a live band and singers. Tickets are $22 for adults, $11 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 or dlccc.org.

• Season of Light: 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.

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

MUSIC

• Dave Ferreira Trio: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Maxwell's, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge. Info: 701-277-9463.

• The Blenders Holiday Tour: 7:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Popular vocal quartet performs Christmas tunes and more. All ages show; reserved seating. Info: 701-205-3182.

• Jazz Night: 7 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band performs; no cover charge.

THEATER

• "The 12 Dates of Christmas": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. Hilarious new one-woman comedy about Mary and her dating mishaps. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students. Info: 701-729-8880.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Oshki Aakiing (New World) Benefit for Niijii Radio: 7 p.m., Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performers include the Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc Aztec Dan-cers, Mankwe Ndosi, Tall Paul, Sonny Johnson, Guante, Yasen Marie, Villa Rosa, Face  Forward Energy Dance Collective and DJ Simone Steppa Dujour. Afterparty at Pepito's. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: 218-375-4600 or 888-274-8318.

Friday, Dec. 21

MUSIC

• Longest Night Music Festival: 7 p.m., Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Free evening of music featuring Elisa Korenne, David Stoddard and many more. Info: 218-385-3339.

• Lance Johnson Organ Concert: 12 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Free concert sponsored by the Red River Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society; please bring a non-perishable item for the F-M Emergency Food Pantry. Info: 701-239-8385.

• The Blenders Holiday Tour: 7:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• Dan Brekke Band: 7 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge.

• Boogie Wonderland: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.

• Liquored Up: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-0202.

• Vindictus: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-8356.

• Nightcrawlers: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.

• San Haven Chuckle: 10 p.m., Dempsey's, 226 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Santa Village: 4 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Time Loop Convergence Day: 8 a.m., Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. Celebrate International Time Travel Awareness Day and I Am Time Loop's first global experiment; live performances all day by Aaron Swenson, Red Boxes, Bad Weather Burlesque, Amanda Standalone, The Sob Sisters, Brooks West, Dann K and Black Casket, Michael Pink. All-ages party will be broadcast to convergence parties around the world; free admission.

Saturday, Dec. 22

THEATER

• "The 12 Dates of Christmas": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Christmas Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Depot, Detroit Lakes. A variety of crafts like wood carvings, wreaths, home sewn items and foods such as jams jellies, baked goods, home canned items and lefse. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit from 1 to 4 p.m. Info: 218-844-5212.

• Photos & Wishes with Santa: 12 to 4 p.m., Santa's Village, Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes. Last chance to spend some quality time with the man in the red suit before he heads back to the North Pole to pack up the sleigh. Info: 218-847-1679.

• Holiday Open House: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Forest Edge Gallery, 46461 295th Ave., Vergas. Fine crafts and fine art made by American artists. Featuring metalwork by Patrick Shannon, jewelry by Helena Johnson, paintings, sculpture, pottery, fused and blown glass, ornaments, and more. Refreshments served. Info: 218-342-2681.

• Season of Light: 2 and 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• Santa Village: 1 to 8 p.m., Rheault Farm, 2902 25th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

MUSIC

• The Blenders Holiday Tour: 7:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• Lance Johnson Organ Concert: 12 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• Hollywood Boulevard: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.

• Liquored Up: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

Info: 701-232-0202.

• Vindictus: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• Nightcrawlers: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• Rock Bottom: 10 p.m., Dempsey's, 226 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge.

Sunday, Dec. 23

HOLIDAY EVENTS

• Holiday Open House: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Forest Edge Gallery, 46461 295th Ave., Vergas. See Saturday's listing for details.

• Season of Light: 2 and 7 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

DANCE

• "The Nutcracker": 12 to 3 p.m., Century 10 Theater, 3932 9th Ave. SW, Fargo. Performed by the Royal Ballet, London, a must see holiday favorite, simulcast in HD. Info: 701-281-1335.

MUSIC

• The Blenders Holiday Tour: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. See Thursday'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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