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Wednesday, April 10

MUSIC

  • Awolnation, Blondfire & Mother Mother: 7:30 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music. General admission seating, all ages show. Tickets $23 in advance or $25 at the door. Info: 866-300-8300.
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  • Faster Pussycat: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Rock music. Info: 218-287-0100.
  • DANCE

    • Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. A 30-minute waltz 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., 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.

    Thursday, April 11

    THEATER

    • “The Accidental Hero”: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The true story of a Czech-American World War II soldier’s wartime heroism brought to life by Patrick Dewane, the grandson of U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matt Konop. After Konop’s death the family discovered typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage of how Dewane’s grandfather helped liberate towns in Czechoslovakia from the Nazis. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Info: 218-844-7469 or www.dlccc.org.
    • “God of Carnage”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. A playground altercation between young boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting which at first is diplomatic, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters; tickets are $20 adults, $10 students. Info: 701-729-8880.
    • “Vinegar Tom”: 8 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. The play examines gender and power relationships through the lens of 17th century witchcraft trials in England. Tickets are $4-$7 at the box office or by e-mail at thrtix@cord.edu. Info: 218-299-3314.

    MUSIC

    • Jazz Nickel: 7 p.m., Basie’s at the Ramada Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-281-7105.
    • “F-M’s Finest”-The Suit with Everything in Slow Motion: 8 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Cover charge $5.
    • The Pines: 9 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway (upstairs), Fargo. Advance tickets $8, $10 day of show. Info: 866-300-8300.
    • Big Jam Night: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • El Zagal Shrine Circus: 10 a.m., 12:30 and 6:30 p.m., Freeman Arena, Detroit Lakes. Aerial acrobatics, Bengal tigers and more; tickets are $5 in advance at Central Market or $7 at the door. The local Shriners will also be giving away 60 bicycles during the festivities.
    • Swedish Film Series: 1:30 p.m., One Oak Place, 1709 25th Ave. S., Fargo. “Salmer fra Kjokkenet (Kitchen Stories),” a Swedish scientific observer’s job of observing an old cantankerous single man’s kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. Presented through the Swedish Cultural Society of the Red River Valley’s Bokmalen Film Series, this screening is free and open to the public.
    • 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, April 12

    MUSIC

    • “A Closer Walk With Thee”: 7:30 p.m., Bethel Church, 2702 30th Ave. S., Fargo. Great Plains Harmony Men’s Chorus and Quartets perform their annual gospel show with special guest Beyond Blue. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for youth age 16 and under. Info: 800-838-3006.
    • Pucker Up: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Rock music. Info: 218-287-0100.
    • Helena Handbasket: 9 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-6767.
    • Anthony Chaput: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.

    THEATER

    • “The Cotton Club (Where Mob Families Meet)”: 7:30 p.m., Kennedy School Auditorium, Fergus Falls. Audience members will be transported back to a night at one of New York City’s most famous night clubs during the Prohibition era, complete with live music. Presented by the Heart O’Lakes Harmony Chorus, with special guests Jerry Covington, the 42nd Street Jazz Band and the Runestone Rockettes. Tickets are available at the door or at Victor Lundeen Co., $12 for all those age 13 and up, or free for anyone age 12 and younger. Info:’ 218-862.5300.
    •  “Gypsy, the Musical”: 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. In the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother, join Rose, June and Louise on their trip across the United States during the 1920s when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Ticket range is $6-$16. Info: 701-235-6778.
    •  “The Marriage of Figaro”: 7:30 p.m., Reineke Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, 1301 12th Ave. N., Fargo. Mozart’s comic masterpiece and the sequel to “The Barber of Seville.” Ticket range is $5-$75. Info: 701-239-4558.
    •  “God of Carnage”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.
    •  “Vinegar Tom”: 8 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. See Friday’s listing for details.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Roller Skate/Blades Night: 5:30 to 9 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, Detroit Lakes. Bring the entire family and your roller skates or blades for some good, old-fashioned roller fun! Lights, music, and food and many surprises await you. Info: 218-847-5700.
    • El Zagal Shrine Circus: 7 p.m., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, Fargo. All new Cindy Migley’s Circus Spectacular with high-wire and trapeze acts, clowns, Bengal tigers and the Shrine Circus elephants. Tickets are available at Fargodome, Hornbacher’s, Sunmart, Cash Wise, Stop-N-Go and Bell State Bank & Trust locations; range is $12-17.
    • 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, April 13

    THEATER

    • “The Cotton Club (Where Mob Families Meet)”: 7:30 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. See Friday’s listing for details. Tickets available at the door or via the Holmes Box Office. Info: 218-844-7469 or www.dlccc.org.
    • “God of Carnage”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.
    • “Gypsy, the Musical”: 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.
    • “Vinegar Tom”: 8 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. See Friday’s listing for details.

    MUSIC

    • The Front Fenders: 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.
    • Machine Gun Kelly: 7 p.m., Venue at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rap music. All ages show, general admission seating. Tickets are $24 in advance, $26 day of show. Info: 866-300-8300.
    • Percussion Ensemble: 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Free and open to the public. Info: 218-477-2271.
    • Eighth Hour: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Rock music. Info: 218-287-0100.
    • Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome: 9 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-6767.
    • Anthony Chaput: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.

    DANCE

    •  “Dancing the Night Away”: 6 p.m., Bigwood Event Center, Fergus Falls. Featuring the M State Jazz Band and Lakes Area All Stars, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. dance; dinner and dance, $20, dance only, $7. Info: 218-736-1600.
    • Square Dancing: 7:30 p.m., St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 710 10th St. S., Fargo. Saturday fun night; Larry Johansen, caller.
    • Red River Singles Dance: 8:30 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. Birthday night, cake will be served, music by DJ Lute Simley. Admission $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Info: 218-233-8141.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Movie Day: 3 to 7 p.m., Event Center, Vergas. Bring your favorite blanket or pillow for a comfortable movie experience! Concessions available including hotdogs, candy, beverages and popcorn. Sponsored by the Miss Vergas Scholarship Program.
    • Red River Scale Modelers Cabin Fever Classic: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave. N., Fargo. Scale model show and competition; admission $8. Info: 701-241-9568.
    • El Zagal Shrine Circus: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.
    •  “Sky Zoo”: 11 a.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Explore the animal constellations of the night sky and the fantastic stories that have been told about them; admission is $5, $2.50 for children 12 and younger, seniors and Tri-College students. Info: 218-477-2920.
    • Woodland & High Plains Powwow: 12:30 to 10 p.m., Nemzek Fieldhouse, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. More than 200 dancers and drummers will participate, this year’s theme is “Our Life, Our People;” $3 adults, $2 children ages 6-18, free admission for children 5 and younger, 55 and older and students with a current campus ID. Info: 218-736-1538.

    Sunday, April 14

    THEATER

    • “Gypsy, the Musical”: 2 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.
    • “Vinegar Tom”: 2 p.m., Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre, Concordia College, Moorhead. See Friday’s listing for details.
    • “The Marriage of Figaro”: 2 p.m., Reineke Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, 1301 12th Ave. N., Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • El Zagal Shrine Circus: 12 and 4 p.m., Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.
    • “Dark”: 2 p.m., Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. A full dome movie that explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80 percent of the mass of the universe. Admission is $5 for adults, or $2.50 for children 12 and younger, seniors and Tri-College students. Info: 218-477-2920.

    ***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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    Vicki Gerdes
    Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
    (218) 844-1454
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