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Wednesday, May 1

DANCE

  • Ballroom Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m., VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. A 30-minute polka lesson followed by open dancing and pizza. Admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Info: 701-293-8306.
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  • 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, May 2

    MUSIC

    • Middle School Band Concert: 7:30 to 9 p.m., George Simson Auditorium, Detroit Lakes Middle School. Info: 218-847-9228.
    • Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Throw the Fight & Eversay: 8 p.m., Big D’s Bar & Grill, 1515 42nd St. S., Fargo. Rock music. Admission $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Info: 701-241-4386.
    • Jazz 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Lunafest: 6 to 10 p.m., Fargo Theater, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Hosted by the Junior League of Fargo Moorhead, a film festival of documentaries created by women and for women. social and silent auction starts at 6 p.m., films begin at 7. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fmjrleague.org/lunafest/ or at the Fargo Theater box office.

    Friday, May 3

    MUSIC

    • Chris Cagle: 8 p.m., Shooting Star Casino, 777 Casino Road, Mahnomen. The country star will perform all of his new songs along with chart-topping country favorites including “My Love Goes On and On,” “Laredo” and “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out;” tickets are $10, $20 and $25. Info: 800-313-7469.
    • Cape Bretton Fiddle & Pipe: 7:30 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 610 13th St. N., Moorhead. Traditional Scottish fiddling and piping concert featuring Andrea Beaton, Dick Hensold and Dirk Freymuth. Tickets are $12 at the door, or $10 in advance at Melberg Christian Book and Gift, 16 4th St. N., Moorhead. Info: 218-233-4971.
    • F-M Golden Notes New Horizons Band: 2 to 3 p.m., Rosewood on Broadway, 1351 N. Broadway, Fargo. Free admission. Info: 701-237-5366.
    • Jade & the Greenhouse: 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. See Thursday’s listing for details.

    Saturday, May 4

    MUSIC

    • East Central Minnesota Chorale Spring Tour: 3 to 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 885 Pembina Trail, Detroit Lakes. Chorale is under the direction of Detroit Lakes native Mark Potvin. A free will offering will be taken. Info: 218-847-4818.
    • Carmen the Cactus: 9:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Beach Bar & Grill, 1155 Highway 10 East, Detroit Lakes. Rock music. Info: 218-847-2121.
    • Randy Linder Tribute to John Fogerty & Creedence Clearwater Revival: 7:30 p.m., Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, 27 2nd St. NW, Ulen. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Info: 218-596-8853.
    • KNDS 96.3 FM Radio Block Party: 7 and 10 p.m., The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. All ages show with Night Moves, Wiping Out Thousands and Riesage, free; 21 and older show at 10 p.m. with Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Strange Names, and Sean Anonymous, $7 general admission or $5 with student ID.
    • American Spiritual Ensemble: 7:30 p.m., Festival Concert Hall, North Dakota State University, Fargo. Through live performances of the sorrowful to jubilant songs representing the lives of American slaves, the classically trained voices of the ensemble capture the haunting genius of the American Negro Spiritual. Free and open to the public. Info: 701-231-7969.
    • Concordia College Commencement Concert: 3 to 5 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Concordia College, Moorhead. Featuring the college orchestra, choir and band. Free and open to the public. Info: 218-299-4366.
    • Cowboy Conspiracy: 9 p.m., Garage Bar, 3108 9th St. S., Moorhead. Rock music. Info: 218-287-0100.
    • Neptune Men: 9:30 p.m., Rick’s Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo.
    • San Haven Chuckle: 9:30 p.m., VFW, 202 Broadway, Fargo. No cover charge. Info: 701-235-8243.

    DANCE

    • Midwest Starz: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Civic Memorial Auditorium, 207 4th St. N., Fargo. Regional dance competition.

    THEATER

    • “God of Carnage”: 7:30 p.m., Theatre B, 716 Main Ave., Fargo. See Thursday’s listing for details.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Kentucky Derby Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seven Sisters Spirits, 25275 So. Melissa Drive, Detroit Lakes. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at Seven Sisters Spirita! There will be Spicy Bloody Mary Tasting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Early Times Mint Julep & Grey Goose Oaks Lily drink tasting from 1 to 4 p.m., and entertainment from “Plan B” Jazz Duo featuring Barry Reierson and Frank Wiebolt. Info: 218-847-2337.
    • Gun Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., National Guard Armory, Detroit Lakes. Buy, sell, trade with dealers from Minnesota and neighboring states. Admission $4 for adults, free for those age 12 and younger. Info: Lori Neigel, 218-736-2133.
    • “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.
    • Kite Day: 12:30 to 3 p.m., Ed Clapp Park, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Show off your kite flying skills; prizes awarded following the competition. Admission is free. Info: 701-499-7788.
    • Spring Gala: 7 p.m., Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo. This year’s theme is “Fifteen Minutes of Fame.” Come dressed as a favorite icon from one of Warhol’s famous subjects or an imitation of a favorite celebrity, also a silent auction, wine tasting, food, desserts, coffee, music by Diane Miller and the Silver Daggers and Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome, also 15 Minutes of Fashion by Stevie Famulari, Revolver and Salon Why? Tickets are $100. Info: 701-232-3821.
    • Dorothy Day House 30th Anniversary Celebration: 7 p.m., Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway, Fargo. Premiere of the documentary, “I Am Dorothy Day,” a John Kilene film that sheds light on the struggles and resilience of F-M community members who are homeless and hungry; free will donations accepted.

    Sunday, May 5

    MUSIC

    • Wind Ensemble: 3 p.m., Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Free and open to the public. Info: 218-477-2271.

    DANCE

    • Midwest Starz: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Civic Memorial Auditorium, 207 4th St. N., Fargo. Regional dance competition.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    • Museum Day: 12 to 4 p.m., Becker County Museum, 714 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Bring the family for a fun filled afternoon:  horse and wagon rides, balloon animals, cookie decorating, old fashioned games and toys, face painting, two traveling exhibits, great food.  Free admission; donations appreciated.  Info: 218-847-2938.
    • Gun Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Guard Armory, Detroit Lakes. See Saturday’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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