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Wednesday, Feb. 27

THEATER

• "Avenue Q": 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead. A gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned. Tickets $10-$25. Info: 800-593-7246.

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DANCE

• Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West 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 Wednes-day: 7:30 to 10 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West 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.

MUSIC

• Soulfly with Incite & Lody Kong: 8 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music. Ages 21 and up; ID required. Info: 701-232-6767.

• Eye Empire: 9 p.m., Legacy Ballroom, 505 3rd Ave. N. (upstairs), Fargo. With Surrender the Fall and Cowboy Conspiracy. Tickets $15 at the door, $10 in advance; ages 21 and up. Info: 701-356-5227.

• Gypsy Lumberjacks: 10 p.m., Dempsey's Public House, 226 Broadway, Fargo. Ages 21 and up; ID required. Info: 701-235-5913.

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. 28

THEATER

• "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": 7 p.m., Moorhead High School Auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. Musical based on the classic Mark Twain novel, presented by the Horizon Middle School Theater Department. Tickets $5 for students, $8 for adults. Info: 218-284-2345.

• "Avenue Q": 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

• "Forever Plaid": 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. A revue that centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. Info: 701-23506778.

• "Harriet Bishop": 7 p.m., Public Library, 118 5th St. S., Moorhead. A Minnesota History Center actor will depict Harriet Bishop, St. Paul's first public school teacher, and will describe the role of women in American frontier education; free and open to the public, sponsored by Lake Agassiz Regional Library. Info: 218-233-3757.

MUSIC

• George Thorogood: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. Blues rock icon performs hits including "Bad to the Bone," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Who Do You Love?" and more. Tickets are $30-$60. Info: 800-313-7469 or starcasino.com.

• Jeff Mooridian: 6:30 p.m., Maxwells, 1380 9th St. S., West Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge. Info: 701-277-9463.

• Vic Pellerano: 7 to 9 p.m., Cork & Cleaver, 3301 University Drive S., Fargo. Soft original music; no cover charge. Info: 701-237-6790.

• Celtic Jam: 7 p.m., Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. All age swelcome. Info: 701-478-7337.

• Less Than Organic: 7 p.m., Uncorked, 12 Broadway, Fargo. Ages 21 and up; ID required. Info: 701-356-4014.

• Kathie Brekke & the 42nd Street Jazz Band: 7 p.m., Basie's at the Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-281-7105.

• Manno-Dean Duo Piano Recital: 7:30 p.m., Fox Recital Hall, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Duo and solo works by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Granados, Griffes, Dvorak and Joplin. Free admission. Info: 218-477-4094.

• Sneaky Pete: 8 p.m., HoDo Lounge, Hotel Donaldson, 101 Broadway, Fargo. Ages 21 and up; ID required. No cover charge. Info: 701-478-8888.

• Anything for the Money: 9 p.m., The Vibe at the Venue, 2525 9th Ave S., Fargo. Ages 21 and up; ID required. Info: 701-232-6767.

• Dueling Duel Piano: 9:30 p.m., JT Cigarro's, 4554 7th Ave. SW, Fargo. Ages 21 and up; ID required. Info: 701-277-0711.

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, March 1

MUSIC

• Live Music @ The Nestor: 9 p.m., Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave., Fargo. Five of Fargo's best bands will perform. Admission $7. Info: 701-232-2485.

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

• Face for Radio: 9:30 p.m., Spirits Lounge-Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo. No cover charge.

THEATER

• "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": 7 p.m., Moorhead High School Auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Forever Plaid": 7:30 p.m., Moorhead High School Auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Avenue Q": 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Original Mic Night: 7 to 9 p.m., Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave., Fargo. Local musicians and writers perform or read their original material, sign up at 6 p.m., all ages and free to attend.

• 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.

• 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.

Saturday, March 2

MUSIC

• House of Finn: 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, 27 2nd St. NW, Ulen. A high-energy Irish band from St. Paul performs. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-596-8853.

• April Spaeth: 7 to 9 p.m., Spanky's Stone Hearth, Frazee. Pianist performs on the baby grand. Info: 218-334-3555.

• University Sym-phony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Featuring student musicians from MSUM and NDSU; tickets are $5 adults, $2 students and seniors. Info: 218-477-2271.

• Symmetric Fest Night 2: 8 p.m., Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave., Fargo. Seven local bands take the stage. Admission $7. Info: 701-232-2485.

• Tim Mahoney Band: 9 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-6767.

• Blues Tonic: 9:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.

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

• Face for Radio: 9:30 p.m., Spirits Lounge-Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo. See Friday's listing for details.

DANCE

• Dance with Wee Willie: 7 to 11 p.m., Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Lunch following the dance; admission $5. Info: 701-364-0944.

THEATER

• "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": 7 p.m., Moorhead High School Auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Forever Plaid": 2 and 7:30 p.m., Moorhead High School Auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Avenue Q": 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See today's (Wednesday) listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• Joe Rossi: 2 p.m., Public Library, 1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes. Minnesota photographer discusses his nature and news photos. Rescheduled from Feb. 11. Info: 218-847-2168.

• "Larry Cat in Space": 11 a.m., Plane-tarium, 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.

• Pan Africa Night: 7 p.m., Memorial Union Great Room, North Dakota State University, Fargo. As part of NDSU's celebration of Black History Month, a celebration of the cultures, talents and heritages of people of African and African-American descent. Info: 701-231-6179.

• 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, March 3

MUSIC

• "Music for Deep Winter": 3 p.m., West Fargo High School Theatre, 801 9th St. E., West Fargo. Presented by the Lake Agassiz Concert Band; free and open to the public.

THEATER

• Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues": 7:30 p.m., Memorial Union Century Theater, 1401 Administration Ave. N., North Dakota State University, Fargo. The V-Day Movement strives to end violence against women across the globe by shedding light on social issues through both humorous and serious monologues., proceeds benefit the One Billion Rising campaign and Fargo's Plants for Patients; tickets can be bought at the door or reserved online at vdayndsu@gmail.com. Admission $5 for students, $8 general public.

• "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": 2 p.m., Moorhead High School Auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

• "Forever Plaid": 2 p.m., Moorhead High School Auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. See Thursday's listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

• "Larry Cat in Space": 2 p.m., Plane-tarium, 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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