This Week in Entertainment
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., Fargo. A 30-minute night club slow dance 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.
The Tell: 7 p.m., Studio 222 at 222 North Broadway, Fargo. A juried story slam held monthly that culminates in the spring with The Tell Off, where the winner walks away with a cash prize; storytellers and audience members of all backgrounds are welcome at this all ages event, though content is not moderated for age-appropriate material. February's theme; love. Admission is $5 at the door. Info: 701-412-3869.
Open Mic Night: 9:30 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Comedy and karaoke; no cover charge. Info: 701-356-5227.
Thursday, Feb. 7
FM Golden Notes New Horizons Band: 2 p.m., Bethany on 42nd, 4255 30th Ave. S., Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-478-8904.
Dave Ferreira Trio: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Maxwells, 1380 9th St. E., West Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge. 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.
"Sweet Nothing, A (Grim) Fairytale": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. The premier production of the theater's Incubator series, examining the effects of violence and war through a fairytale lens. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 701-729-8880.
"Rumors": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. The confusion, miscommunications and classic farcical hilarity mount in this play by Neil Simon. Info: 701-235-6778.
Death By Chocolate: 7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. An evening of tantalizing treats and decadent desserts, hosted by the DL Women of Today. The first five people to sign up for WOT membership get $25 off the annual membership fee. Info: 218-847-2121 or www.dlwt.org.
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, Feb. 8
"Rumors": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.
"Sweet Nothing, A (Grim) Fairytale": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.
Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance: 6 to 9 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The event begins with a grand march followed by dancing to live music, refreshments, crafts and more; open to young girls and the special men in their lives (dads, granddads, uncles and family friends). Tickets are $16 for dads, $8 for daughters; princess packages are $35. Info: 218-844-7469 or dlccc.org.
Neptune Men: 8:30 p.m., O'Kelly's, 3800 Main Ave., Fargo. No cover charge.
Fat Cats: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Rock music. Info: 218-287-0100.
Cowboy Conspiracy: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-0202.
Shuffle Cats: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-8356.
Flash Back: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.
Tune In Tokyo: 9:30 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Rock music; no cover charge. Info: 701-356-5227.
Hidden History Happy Hour-"What's Under That Dress? The Ins and Outs of Women's Undergarments": 7 p.m., Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Entertaining, little-known historical facts about women's undergarments will be presented by museum director Amy Degerstrom, while guests enjoy drinks from La Barista and appetizers from Lush Lola's. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Info: 218-847-2938.
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, Feb. 9
Audra Suchy: 7:30 p.m., Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. North Dakota-raised, Twin Cities-based singer celebrates the release of her new solo album, "Little Heart." Tickets are $12 advance, $15 at the door, $5 students. Info: 218-385-3339 or kulcher.org.
Phil Heywood: 10:30 a.m., Public Library, Hawley; 4 p.m., Public Library, Moorhead. Minnesota guitarist presents a range of music from blues, folk, ragtime and fiddle tunes to contemporary songwriters and his original instrumental pieces. Info: 218-233-3757.
Winter Blues Fest: 4 p.m., Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Performers include Blues Valley Band, Shuffle Cats, Harper & Midwest Kind and Magic Slim and the Teardrops; advance tickets $23 at Happy Harry's, Mother's Music. Info: 701-287-7775 or fargobluesfest.com.
Morgan Ranstrom: 7:30 p.m., Spirit Room, 111 Broadway, Fargo. CD release concert; Izzy Marcil also performs. All tickets $5; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Info: 701-237-0230.
October Road: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Country music. Info: 218-287-0100.
Cowboy Conspiracy: 9 p.m., Speck's Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Shuffle Cats: 9 p.m., Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Flash Back: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Tune In Tokyo: 9:30 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Flying Foot Forum: 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls. "The Percussion Project" features crazy chefs, madcap vaudevillians, tricky baseball umpires and ghostly Victorians reciting eerie poetry grace the stage, stirring up a percussive whirlwind of flying feet, hands, pots, pans and anything they can get their hands on. Tickets are $18 for adults, $5 for children and students. Info: 218-998-2787.
Senior Prom Dance: 8 p.m., El Zagal Shrine Center, 1429 3rd St. N., Fargo. For ages 21 and older, dance to DJ music. Dress is formals/dresses for women, suits for men; tickets $10 at the door, cash bar. Proceeds benefit muscular dystrophy camps. Info: 701-235-7521.
Red River Singles Valentine's Dance: 8:30 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Music by Sideline; admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Info: 218-233-8141.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Sweetheart Ball: 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions; tickets $75. Info: 701-232-3980.
"Rumors": 7:30 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
"Larry Cat in Space": 11 a.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Playful, imaginative cartoon about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the moon; admission is $5, $2.50 for children 12 and younger, seniors and Tri-College students. Info: 218-477-2920.
Polar Party: 1 to 3 p.m., Lamb Park, Moorhead. Bonfire, sleigh rides, ice games, snow golf and free hot chocolate. Info: 218-299-5340.
Poles & Holes Fishing Derby: 12 to 3 p.m., north side of Little Detroit Lake in Detroit Lakes. Hosted by the DL Breakfast Rotary Club; public access on West Lake Drive opens at 9 a.m.
Big Detroit 100 Vintage Snowmobile Race: 11 a.m., Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Flag drops at 11 a.m.; races feature snowmobiles of 1973 vintage and older.
Old Time Logging Demonstration: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pine Ridge Campground, Itasca State Park. Discover the 'good ol' days' of early horse logging at Itasca State Park. The selected tree being removed are part of a hazard tree removal project after last year's windstorm. Free admission. Info: 218-699-7259.
Saturday Night Comedy: 8 and 10:30 p.m., Courtney's Comedy Club, 600 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Cover charge $10. Info: 218-287-7100.
Polar Fest Kickoff Party: 9:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Featuring live music by 8th Hour. Info: 218-847-2121.
Sunday, Feb. 3
"Rumors": 2 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.
Varying Degrees Percussion Trio: 3 to 4 p.m., Gaede Theatre, 1104 7th Ave. S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Three percussionists, multiple musical influences and dozens of instruments from around the world combine to create an unforgettable concert event; Members include Kenyon Williams, Tom Christianson and Andy Clemenson. Free admission. Info: 218-477-4610.
Concordia Band Home Concert: 4 to 6 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Free and open to the public.
Winter Mini-Golf Masters & Bean Bag Tournament: 1 p.m., BJ's Barbecue Shack, Detroit Lakes. Prizes for children's and adult divisions. Live music, s'mores, hot chocolate and more. Free admission.
Family Ski Trek: 2 p.m., Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 35704 County Highway 26, Rochert. Grab your skis and dress in layers. You'll leisurely glide along with stops to admire the fascinating world of winter wildlife. Meet at the Pine Lake Parking Area on Co. Hwy. 29 for this two mile adventure. Free admission. Info: 218-847-2641.
"Larry Cat in Space": 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Saturday's listing for details.