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Wednesday, April 17

MUSIC

  • “Beethoven & Black Angels”: 8 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. Performed by the 8th Street String Quartet, tickets at the door are $6-$12. Info: 701-478-3676.
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DANCE

  • 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.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Deutsches Fest: 5 to 7 p.m., Knutson Center Centrum, Concordia College, Moorhead. Sponsored by Concordia College German Club, a celebration of modern German culture, skits, performances, presentations, German-inspired cuisine served buffet style.

Thursday, April 18

MUSIC

  • Dave Ferreira Trio: 6:30 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 Plaza Suites, 1635 42nd St. S., Fargo. Jazz music; no cover charge.
  • Handbell Choir Concert: 7 p.m., Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead. Featuring Concordia College’s Tintinnabula. Info: 218-299-4366.
  • University Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Featuring student musicians from MSUM and NDSU; $5, adults, $2, seniors and students. Info: 218- 477-2271.
  • Spring Band Concert: 7:30 p.m., Waage Center for the Arts, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Fergus Falls. Ticket range is $7-$11. Info: 218-736-1600.
  • Big Jam Night: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.

THEATER

  • “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.
  • “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 Transdimensional Couriers Union”: 7:30 p.m., Walsh Studio Theater, North Dakota State University, Fargo. When a visit from her future self sends Sophie on a journey to the ends of reality, she must choose whether to repair her relationship or time itself in this science-fiction adventure of love, technology and betrayal. Ticket range is $5-$15. Info: 701-231-7969.

ART EVENTS

  • Hawley Art Show & Sale: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Community Center, Hawley. Ruth J. Kary of Detroit Lakes will give a presentation on photography; free admission. Info: 218-483-3296.
  • Student Art Exhibit Reception: 4 to 6 p.m., Rolland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

LITERARY EVENTS

  • Tracie Peterson Book Signing: 3 to 4 p.m., Melberg Christian Book & Gift, 16 North 4th St., Moorhead. Christian novelist will be signing ocpies of her new book, “The Icecutter’s Daughter. Info: 218-233-4971.

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, April 19

MUSIC

  • LeAnn Rimes: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. The multi-award winning country star will perform her hit songs including “Blue,” “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and “Big Deal,” plus her unique take of covers such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Lovesick Blues” and “The Rose.” Tickets are $25, $40 and $55. Info: 800-313-7469 or starcasino.com.
  • The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund: 7:30 p.m., Cultural Center, 24 Main Ave. N., New York Mills. Concert features a unique blend of original bluegrass, Celtic and blues music. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door; student admission is $5. Info: 218-385-3339.
  • Country Gospel Concert & Chili Feed: 5:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 2010 Elm St., Fargo. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for age 18 and younger, $25 per family. Concert will feature Merrill Piepkorn and the Radio Stars, dessert served following the concert. Info: 701-237-6770.
  • Great Northern Union Chorus: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Performance from a 96-voice men’s a cappella chorus based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area; tickets $25 reserved, $20 general admission and $10 for students under age 18. Info: 218-299-4366.
  • Spring Jam 16: 8 p.m., Legacy Ballroom (above the Pickled Parrot), 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. Local hip hop extravaganza featuring the best new and legendary rappers performing live, Freestyle BlazeOff, BootyShakeOff. Canned food drive for area shelters with eight groups performing throughout the night; admission is $8 with a canned food item or $10 without; $1 off with valid college ID. Info: 701-356-5227.
  • Fat Cats: 9 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Detroit Lakes rockers perform live. Info: 701-232-6767.
  • Ciro & Topher: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.
  • Toki Wright, Carnage the Executioner, Kristoff Krane and D Mills & the Thrills: 9:30 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. Hip-hop music; tickets $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Info: 866-300-8300.

DANCE

  • Square Dancing: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Madison Community Room, 1040 29th St. N., Fargo. Jim Lizakowski, caller, Bernadette McNeil, cuer. Hosted by the Prairie Promenaders.

THEATER

  • “God of Carnage”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.
  • “Gypsy, the Musical”: 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.
  • “The Transdimensional Couriers Union”: 7:30 p.m., Walsh Studio Theater, North Dakota State University, Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.

ART EVENTS

  • Hawley Art Show & Sale: 1 to 9 p.m., Community Center, Hawley. Free admission. Info: 218-483-3296.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Holy Rosary Spring Interlude: 5:30 to 10 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. The 12th annual fundraiser for music and arts programs at Holy Rosary School includes a three-course meal, live and silent auctions, entertainment. Info: 218-847-5306.
  • Sweet Miracles: 7 to 10 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1028 28th Ave. S., Moorhead. A fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and Sanford Children’s Hospital with beer and wine tasting, silent auction, cocktails, appetizers and desserts. Each guest will receive a commemorative wine glass; admission is $40 per person. Info: 218-284-5024.
  • Comedian Maria Bamford: 8 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Mature audiences only; all seats reserved. Info: 866-300-8300.
  • Comedian Gabriel Iglesias: 8 p.m., Civic Memorial Auditorium, 207 4th St. N., Fargo. Reserved seating tickets are $40.50. Info: 800-745-3000.
  • 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 20

MUSIC

  • The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund: 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, 27 2nd St. NW, Ulen. Concert features a unique blend of original bluegrass, Celtic and blues music. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-596-8853.
  • Spring Jazz Band Concert: 7:30 p.m., Waage Center for the Arts, Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Fergus Falls. Ticket range is $7-$11. Info: 218-736-1600.
  • Radio Stars CD Release Party: 7 p.m., Evergreen Event Center, 302 27th St. N., Fargo. Music starts at 8 p.m.; $10 at the door includes autographed copy of their new CD “Stayin’ Put” and snacks, cash bar available, half of admission fee donated to Messiah Lutheran Church youth projects.
  • Luther College Jazz Orchestra: 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 2900 Broadway, Fargo. Free will donations accepted. Info: 701-235-6629.
  • FM Symphony Masterworks Concert: 8 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Guest conductor Kelly Corcoran leads the symphony and guest solo pianist Charlie Albright through works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Tickets range from $15 for students to $35 for adults. Info: 701-478-3676.
  • Q5 Band: 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.
  • Roster McCabe: 9 p.m., House of Rock at the Hub, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. Rock music. Info: 701-232-6767.
  • Loy Avenue: 9 p.m., Hooligans, 3330 Sheyenne St. S., West Fargo. No cover charge.
  • Ciro & Topher: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. See Friday’s listing for details.
  • Steve Sullivan & the Factory: 9:30 p.m., O’Leary’s Pub, 808 30th Ave. S., Moorhead. Americana music; no cover charge. Info: 218-287-1957.

DANCE

  • Square Dancing: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Madison Community Room, 1040 29th St. N., Fargo. Jim Lizakowski, caller, Bernadette McNeil, cuer. Hosted by the Prairie Promenaders.

THEATER

  • “God of Carnage”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.
  • “Gypsy, the Musical”: 7:30 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.
  • “The Transdimensional Couriers Union”: 7:30 p.m., Walsh Studio Theater, North Dakota State University, Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.

ART EVENTS

  • Hawley Art Show & Sale: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Community Center, Hawley. Free admission. Info: 218-483-3296.
  • Red River Valley International Wood Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo. Classes, exhibits and vendors; admission is $3 for adults and free for those age 11 and younger. Info: 218-232-8718.
  • Quilters Guild of North Dakota: 1 to 3 p.m., Skills & Technology Center, 1395 19th Ave. N., Fargo. Roxanne Beauvais and Connie Biselx will present a program on modern textiles.

DANCE

  • Square Dancing: 7:30 p.m., Community Center, Glyndon. Roger Lueth, caller. Hosted by Circle 8 Plus.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Motion 2013-Prom Night Flashback: 7 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Power Balladz will perform a special live show of ’80s music followed by dancing the night away, interspersed with silent and live auctions, refreshments and appetizers. The evening will conclude with the crowning of a “prom king and queen.” Tickets are $60 each; proceeds will benefit the theater’s various arts outreach projects. Info: 218-844-7469 or www.dlccc.org.
  • Spring Vendor Blender & Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Over 40 vendors with amazing specials and over $1,000 in door prizes will be given away. Info: 218-847-7872.
  • Antique Show & Sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ag Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo. Show features pottery, jewelry, furniture, collectibles, Western Americana, depression and elegant glass. Admission $2.
  • “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.
  • Super Happy Funtime Burlesque: 10 p.m., Legacy Ballroom, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. National touring burlesque show with special guests Bad Weather Burlesque; doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10; for ages 18 and older only.
  • 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, April 21

MUSIC

  • Lakes Area Community Concert Band: 4 p.m., Historic Holmes Theatre, 826 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Spring concert by some of the lakes area’s best musicians. Free will donations accepted. Info: 218-847-6174.
  • Lake Agassiz Concert Band & the 188th Army National Guard Band: 3 p.m., High Schiool Theatre, 801 9th St. E., West Fargo. A free concert to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Army Band.
  • FM Symphony Masterworks Concert: 2 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. See Saturday’s listing for details.
  • Concordia College Oratorio: 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Choirs and orchestra will perform “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff. Free and open to the public.

ART EVENTS

  • Hawley Art Show & Sale: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Center, Hawley. Free admission. Info: 218-483-3296.
  • Red River Valley International Wood Arts Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo. See Saturday’s listing for details.

THEATER

  • “Gypsy, the Musical”: 2 p.m., Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S., Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.
  • “The Transdimensional Couriers Union”: 2 p.m., Walsh Studio Theater, North Dakota State University, Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Exhibition Closing & Earth Day Celebration: 1 to 4 p.m., Rourke Art Gallery, 523 4th St. S., Moorhead. “Art from Earth from Above” artists will discuss techniques used to create their pieces. Register for Earth Day prizes. Info: 218-236-8861.
  • “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.
  • Antique Show & Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ag Building, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo. See Saturday’s listing for details.
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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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