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Wednesday, Feb. 13

DANCE

• 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.

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THEATER

• "Witness": 5 and 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway, Fargo. An innovative, humorous and moving retelling of the gospel by Jonathan Swenson, who portrays eight different characters as each responds to Jesus; free and open to the public. Info: 701-235-7389.

MISCELLANEOUS

• 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. 14

MUSIC

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

• The Plow Boyz: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Info: 218-287-0100.

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

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

THEATER

• "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.

• "High School Musical Jr.": 7:30 p.m., Cheney Middle School, 825 17th Ave. W., West Fargo. An evening of high energy singing and dancing; tickets are $5 at the door. Info: 701-356-2090.

MISCELLANEOUS

• 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. 15

MUSIC

• Live at the Lodge: 6 to 9 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes. Free concert featuring pianist Ed Huttlin. Info: 218-847-8439.

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

• Corey English & Mark Lorenzen: 7:30 p.m., The Winery, 1404 33rd St. S., Fargo. Info: 701-237-9463.

• Jon Wayne & the Pain with Zac Deputy: 8 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Reggae music; $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Info: 701-232-6767.

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

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

• Skyline: 9:30 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Rock music; no cover charge. Info: 701-356-5227.

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

THEATER

• "Forever Plaid" Dinner Theatre: 6:30 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. Musical about four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950's on the way to their first big concert -- miraculously revived to perform the show that never was. Ticket prices vary. Info: 800-313-7469 or starcasino.com.

• "Crazy For You": 7:30 p.m., West Fargo High School Theatre, 801 9th St. E., West Fargo. Gershwin musical comedy is the tale of boy meets girl in the Wild West and includes memorable songs including "Embraceable You," "They Can't Take That Away from Me, " "I Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students. Info: 701-499-1971.

• "Our Town": 7:30 p.m., Fargo South High School Theatre, 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo. Admission $8 for adults, $5 for students; Senior Pass, free. Info: 701-446-2010.

• "Sweet Nothing, A (Grim) Fairytale": 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "High School Musical Jr.": 7:30 p.m., Cheney Middle School, 825 17th Ave. W., West Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Fashion Nation: 9 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. A stylish, contemporary high energy fun fashion event; each night hosts search the club for the trendiest styles looking for women with the most fascinating outfits, proper attire is required, fashion show at midnight, winner receives $100 gift card and $100 cash. Info: 701-232-6767.

• 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. 16

FESTIVALS

• Polar Fest 2013: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., Detroit Lakes. Weeklong winter celebration reaches its climax with a dozen different events scheduled, including the Polar Fest Plunge at 1 p.m., ice motorcycle racing and stunt demos starting at 12:15 p.m., winter fireworks on the city beach at 7 p.m. and a dance featuring live music from Carmen the Cactus at Zorbaz starting at 9 p.m. A complete schedule is available at www.polarfestdl.com, or call 218-847-9202 for more information.

MUSIC

• Varying Degrees Percussion Trio: 3 to 4 p.m., Gaede Theatre, 1104 7th Ave. S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Rescheduled due to last Saturday's weather; three percussionists, multiple musical influences and dozens of instruments from around the world combine to create an unforgettable concert event. Musicians include Kenyon Williams, Tom Christianson and Andy Clemenson. Free admission. Info: 218-477-4610.

• Celebration of Women & Their Music: 6:30 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Performers include Amanda Standalone and the Pastry Shop Girls, Calli Adamson and Little Winter, Chants and Seas, Chastity Brown, Diane Miller, Hannah Christianson, I'm with Her (Angie Stevens and Haley E. Rydell), Kris Kitko, Peggy Bartunek, Raining Jane, Samantha and Zoe Adank. General admission $15; students $12; VIP tickets $50. Info: 866-300-8300.

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

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

• Skyline: 9:30 p.m., Pickled Parrot, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

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

THEATER

• "Crazy For You": 7:30 p.m., West Fargo High School Theatre, 801 9th St. E., West Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• "Our Town": 7:30 p.m., Fargo South High School Theatre, 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo. See Friday'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.

• "High School Musical Jr.": 7:30 p.m., Cheney Middle School, 825 17th Ave. W., West Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• North Dakota Muzzle Loaders Historical Craft & Trade Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hartl Ag Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo. Crafts and trade items from the fur trade era through the Old West, over 80 tables on display from a variety of vendors, quilting, silver jewelry, beeswax candle making, primitive fire starting and other demonstrations, also speakers on several historical events; $3 admission. Info: 701- 373-1483.

• "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.

• 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.

Sunday, Feb. 17

MUSIC

• Live at the Lodge: 7 to 10 p.m., Lodge on the Lake, 1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes. Free concert featuring jazz quartet Sneaky Wild Oats. Info: 218-847-8439.

• Woodwind Serenades Chamber Music Concert: 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 650 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Featuring musicians from the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra; tickets at the door $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students. Info: 701-478-3676.

• Raining Jane: 7 p.m., Beckwith Recital Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Presented by Celebration of Women and Their Music and sponsored by SheSays. Tickest $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: 701-231-7969.

THEATER

• "Songs for a New World": 2 p.m., The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. The audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet an array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. Info: 701-235-6778.

• "Sweet Nothing, A (Grim) Fairytale": 2 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Our Town": 2 p.m., Fargo South High School Theatre, 1840 15th Ave. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

• "Crazy For You": 2:30 p.m., West Fargo High School Theatre, 801 9th St. E., West Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• North Dakota Muzzle Loaders Historical Craft & Trade Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hartl Ag Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo. See Saturday's listing for details.

• Family Day at the Dike: 1 to 4 p.m., Dike West, 310 4th St. S., Fargo. Races, sledding, hotdogs and beverages while supplies last; free admission. Info: 701-499-7788.

• A Woman's Perspective on Ritual Public Reception: 1 to 4 p.m., Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. The exhibit of performing and literary art, poetry, prose, music, dance, theater and edible art is on display through March. Info: 218-299-5511.

• German History: 2 p.m., Rourke Art Museum, 521 Main Ave., Moorhead. A lecture by John Cox, head of the history department at North Dakota State University; free admission.

• "Larry Cat in Space": 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. See Saturday'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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