This Week in Entertainment
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Square Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Hosted by Larry's Plus; Larry Johansen is the caller.
Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. A 30-minute cha-cha 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.
Western Wednesday: 7:30 to 10 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. Social dance class featuring the Texas two-step and swing; beginners welcome, no partner needed. Admission is $5 per person. Info: 218-329-1735.
"A Chorus Line": 7:30 p.m., Gate City Bank Theatre, Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, Fargo. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical; ticket range is $25-$50. Info: 855-694-6367.
Pint-Size Explorers-Pandamonium: 3:15 to 4:45 p.m., Red River Zoo, 4255 23rd Ave. S., Fargo. Discover the differences between the giant panda and the smaller, red panda. Info: 701- 277-9240.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Dave Ferreira Trio: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Maxwells, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Jazz music. Info: 701-277-9463.
Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band: 7 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge.
Alien Brain & the Jugular Vein: 9 p.m., All Star Bowl, 309 17th St. N., Moorhead. With Less than Organic and Cass County Criminals. No cover charge. Info: 218-233-2020.
Thursday Night Comedy: 8 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Cover charge $10; half price admission with college or military ID. Free open mic after the show. Info: 218-287-7100.
Friday, Jan. 18
The Guess Who: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. Classic rock group performs a concert of their greatest hits. Tickets start at $15. Info: 800-313-7469.
Music for Hope: 6:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. A benefit for Fargo's Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, performers include Sarah Morrau, Tucker'd Out, Darrin Wentz, Morgan Ranstrom, Alien Brain and the Jugular Vein, Eric Bailly, Kelsey Sargent, Go Murphy, Izzy Marcil and the Elevate School of Music performers. All ages show; $10 admission. Info: 701-729-8880.
Dan Brekke Band: 7 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge.
Original Mic Night: 7 p.m., Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. Local musicians and writers can perform or read original material, sign up at 6 p.m.; free admission.
Great Plains Harmony Men's Chorus: 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. "TV Land" concert features songs and skits from the Golden Age of television and movies. Ticket range is $8-$15. Info: 701-235-6778.
Ciro & Topher Show: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.
Road Trip Radio: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-0202.
Morning After: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-8356.
Anthony Chaput: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.
Chester Bay: 9:30 p.m., JT Cigarro, 4554 7th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music; $5 cover charge. Info: 701-277-0711.
Square Dancing: 7:30 to 10 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 118 W. Holmes St., Detroit Lakes. Hosted by the Country Twirlers; Myron Hollatz is the caller.
Friday Night Comedy: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Cover charge $10. Info: 218-287-7100.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Music Under the Pines: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Itasca State Park, 36750 Main Park Drive, Park Rapids. Acoustic folk and alternative country music from Lori Goulet Reich in the lobby of the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. Info: 218-699-7251.
Live at the Lodge: 7 to 10 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes. Jazz music featuring the Dave Ferreira Trio. Info: 218-847-8439.
Third Crossing Sled Dog Rendezvous: 11 a.m., just east of Frazee on Becker County Road 10 at the east U.S. Highway 10 exit into Frazee. Races include 3-dog junior; 1 or 2 dog skijoring; 4-dog pro; 6-dog pro; and 8-dog pro. Visit www.nsdcc.org for registration information; purse is $4,000. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Hostel Hornet restaurant. Info: Neal Seeger, 218-847-1013.
Sledding & Hot Cocoa: 12 to 4 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, Detroit Lakes. Hosted by the Detroit Lakes Women of today. Tubes will be available for sledding and a hot cocoa bar will be set up inside. Bundle up and bring the whole family for this free afternoon of fun.
Lantern Lit Hike: 5 p.m., Itasca State Park, 36750 Main Park Drive, Park Rapids. Due to ice and poor snow conditions this event has become a hike that begins and ends by the Jacob Brower Visitor Center. Lanterns will illuminate the trails on which you may hike. No participation fee. Info: 218-699-7251.
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